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Western CT Health Network Survey -

posted Aug 8, 2019, 10:49 AM by Patricia Del Monaco

Western Connecticut Health Network (WCHN) has asked our Director of Health to pass on the following information to residents:
WCHN is committed to serving its residents by delivering a broad array of programs and services intended to improve the health and well-being of all people throughout the Network’s service area. To this end, it is conducting a Community Health Needs Assessment designed to better understand community needs and is engaging community members, community leaders, health care providers and importantly residents in a conversation about how to improve health and well-being. 
Please follow the link to complete the survey:

Join the Friends of the Senior Center this Sunday, August 11 from noon to 4:00 for their Annual Penny Social! The Penny Social is an entire afternoon of family fun!

posted Aug 6, 2019, 7:00 AM by Patricia Del Monaco

 For just $2.00 Admission, you receive 25 tickets to bid on a wide variety of raffle items, with additional tickets available for purchase. You can also enjoy lunch as you browse the raffle! Make sure to arrive before 2:00 when the raffle ends and drawings begin. All proceeds benefit the New Fairfield Senior Center.

JOIN US! MONDAY, AUGUST 12TH at 1pm in the Senior Center Library

posted Jul 31, 2019, 1:27 PM by Patricia Del Monaco

 Learn about CCCI, a State of CT program that offers low income seniors a way to obtain necessary services without being placed in a nursing facility. Presented by Melinda Bottone, CCCI Care Manager.  Program sponsored by New Fairfield Social Services  For more information, Click here.

Adult Summer Reading Program 2019 June 24th - August 2nd Why should the kids have all the fun?!

posted Jun 18, 2019, 11:45 AM by Patricia Del Monaco

Check out a New Fairfield Library book and when returned, get a raffle ticket towards a gift card. How simple is that? Raffle tickets will be available at the Adult Circulation Desk. Two names will be drawn each week. Drawings will be held July 6, 13, 20, 27 and August 3. You can even send us a picture of the book you’ve read and a short review for the Library’s Facebook page or other library publicity.  Send your information to lfox@newfairfieldlibrary.org. . 


posted Jun 17, 2019, 6:45 AM by Kerrie Greening

The first installment of real estate and personal property taxes due the Town of New Fairfield, on the assessment list of October 1, 2018, is July 1, 2019.  Motor Vehicle taxes are due in full on that date.  Taxes, if not paid on or before August 1, 2019, are subject to an interest rate of (18%); 1 ½ percent per month, or fraction thereof, from the due date.  Minimum charge is $2.00.


Failure to receive a bill does not relieve the taxpayer of his liability for the payment of his taxes or delinquent interestOnly one tax bill is mailed and is to be used for both installments.  There is a $20.00 service charge for all returned checks.


To pay your taxes online, visit the Town of New Fairfield’s website at www.newfairfield.org.  Payments will be received at Town Hall, Tax Office, New Fairfield, CT:  8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday; and Friday from 8:30 a.m. until noon.  If payment is mailed, it must be postmarked by August 1, 2019.  If a receipt is desired, include a self-addressed stamped envelope with payment.  Mailing address:  Tax Collector, 4 Brush Hill Road, New Fairfield, CT  06812.




ALERT: On or about April 1, Saw Mill Road will be closed to through traffic so that the Saw Mill Road Bridge can be replaced with a new bridge. The closure is expected to continue through mid November.

posted Mar 21, 2019, 1:24 PM by Patricia Del Monaco

The Saw Mill Road Bridge was constructed in 1929, and has been under observation since 2005. In 2013, the bridge was identified by the CT and US DOT as “functionally obsolete” and the state required full replacement for the following two reasons. The bridge and the approaches to the bridge are too narrow for the high volume of traffic that crosses the bridge daily, resulting in an unacceptable number of motor vehicle accidents on or near the bridge. The bridge also has a very shallow foundation which is insufficient to withstand the velocity of Ball Pond Brook flowing through the bridge. The resulting scour has undermined the bridge footings. For these reasons, the State and Federal governments have agreed to fund 80% of the cost of replacing the bridge, with the Town funding the remaining 20%. 
The current bridge is an intermediate size steel arch bridge with stone faced concrete abutments and wing walls which must be dismantled. Before the old bridge can be removed, the utility lines that run above the bridge as well as those underground lines that run across the bridge must be temporarily relocated and protected during construction. The Fire Department’s dry hydrant located adjacent to the bridge must also be removed during construction and reassembled after construction. Once construction begins, cofferdams will be constructed to divert the flow of water while the new bridge is under construction. This preparatory work will take approximately 1 month. Steel piles will be driven into the underlying ledge to ensure that the footings will not be undermined by the flow of the water. Concrete footings and abutments will be poured and allowed to cure to ensure the required strength, and precast concrete beams will be placed on top of the abutments to form the roadbed. Construction of the four abutments will take approximately 3 months. The final step will be to relocate the aboveground and underground utilities, reinstall the dry hydrant and construct the road surface and drainage. This work will take approximately 2.5 months. The remaining work will include constructing the approaches to the bridge, paving and landscaping which will take approximately 2 weeks. This is a complex project with both historical and environmental implications. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me at 203-312-5600.

SCAM ALERT! From our Eversource representative:

posted Mar 21, 2019, 1:20 PM by Patricia Del Monaco

NEW SCAM ALERT targeting Eversource customers: we’ve heard from customers that scammers are now contacting them through text messages. In one scam, the text warned a customer that an Eversource crew was on the way to shut off their electricity if they didn’t make an immediate payment. Scammers then sent a barcode in a text and told the customer to go to a “CoinStar” machine to make a deposit using that code. Another scam threatened that Eversource would file a lawsuit against a customer for late payments and that they would be disconnected by March 20 unless they made a deposit to them. Please know this is NOT us! One red flag is that the text messages are written in poor English and are hard to understand. If you receive a threatening text, please call us ASAP to report it at 800-286-2000. 


As part of National Consumer Protection Week, we want to remind our customers of some tips to avoid utility scams:

- Our representatives will never demand instant payment

- Beware, some sophisticated scammers can manipulate their caller ID to say the caller is with Eversource

- You can verify you’re speaking with an Eversource rep by asking for some basic account info like your account address

When in doubt, hang up and give us a call:

CT: 800-286-2000

Property Revaluation

posted Feb 21, 2019, 1:37 PM by Patricia Del Monaco

Every five years, the State of Connecticut mandates the Town of New Fairfield perform a physical property revaluation, which includes physical inspections of each parcel of real estate. The purpose of the revaluation program is to develop accurate and uniform assessments based on their market value as of October 1, 2019. This, in turn, will generate an equitable tax base throughout the Town, distributed among New Fairfield taxpayers.

The firm of Vision Government Solutions has been contracted by the Town of New Fairfield to assist in conducting this revaluation. Under the supervision of the Town Assessor, Vision employees will collect and analyze data on all properties in town, including both external and internal physical reviews. Beginning on January 22 through October 2019 Vision Government Solutions field inspectors will be in New Fairfield collecting data and inspecting properties. The employees will wear brightly colored inspection vests, carry photo identification and their cars will be registered with the New Fairfield Police Department and clearly marked “ASSESSOR’S OFFICE, POLICE DEPT. REGISTERED VEHICLE” and the Vision Government Solutions logo.

This inspection will take approximately 10 - 15 minutes. If no one is at home, the inspector will measure the exterior of the home. A letter will be sent with instructions for making an appointment for an interior inspection. 
While it is not mandatory for residents to allow inspectors interior access, since the data they are collecting is vitally important to the accuracy and uniformity of the assessments, your cooperation is greatly appreciated. 
Inspections will continue through next summer. Once the data has been collected it will be analyzed along with current market trends to determine the market value for each parcel of real estate. Notices with new assessments will be mailed to all property owners in December 2019. At that time Vision Government Solutions will conduct informal hearings with any property owner requesting assessment clarification. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact the Assessor's Office at 203-312-5625.

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