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Town of North Haven
DRAFT MS4 2018 Annual Stormwater Report
The North Haven Fire & Medical Services Workshop Group Report is available for viewing.
Fire Commission's Response to the Fire & Medical Services Workshop Group Report.
START THE NEW YEAR WITH A CLEAN LIBRARY CARD SLATE
Food for Fines Program
Do you have overdue library items that have been in your home for years? Now is the time to return these items during FOOD FOR FINES MONTH at the North Haven Memorial Library, 17 Elm Street. North Haven library users can wipe their library card slate clean while helping the Town’s Food Pantry. Any donation of unexpired, non-perishable food is welcome in lieu of paying fines. This include all fines, past or present, (please note-this offer applies only to overdue fines and not to charges related to lost or damaged items or fines from other libraries). This program will run for the month of January 2019 only.
“We do not want anyone to be hesitant about using the library due to accrued fees,” said Library Director, Pat LaTerza. “We will cancel your fine even if an item is 10 years late. It is our hope that those individuals who have not visited the library in the past will participate in this program and take full advantage of the services the town library offers.”
Food items may be dropped off in the Children’s Department or at the First Floor Circulation Desk.
For more information, call 203-239-5803
2018 Fall Leaf Collection Schedule
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IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR NORTH HAVEN PROPERTY OWNERS:
JANUARY 2019 -- TAXES DUE
REAL ESTATE & PERSONAL PROPERTY TAXES for the Town of North Haven (Grand List of October 1, 2017) are due and payable JANUARY 1, 2019 (SECOND INSTALLMENT). Further, SUPPLEMENTAL MOTOR VEHICLE TAXES are due and payable: JANUARY 1, 2019 (IN-FULL). NOTE: Supplemental bills are issued pursuant to C.G.S. § 12-7. FAILURE TO RECEIVE A BILL DOES NOT INVALIDATE THE TAX (C.G.S. § 12-130).
BILLING FOR THE SECOND HALF OF BOTH REAL ESTATE AND PERSONAL PROPERTY TAXES DUE IN JANUARY WILL NOT BE MAILED AGAIN; THE PAYMENT STUB FOR THE SECOND HALVES WERE INCLUDED IN THE JULY BILLING PACKET.
After February 1, 2019, interest will accrue at the rate of 1½ % per month or fraction thereof (18% per annum) on all unpaid taxes on the 2017 Grand List, and will be computed from January 1, 2019. Each addition of interest shall become due and collectable and shall be figured on the original amount of tax. INTEREST CANNOT BE WAIVED (C.G.S. §§ 12-145 & 146).
If BACK TAXES are due, payments will be applied to the oldest outstanding bill first; fees, interest, and liens will be paid before principal (if applicable). (C.G.S. § 12-144b). On each tax bill that becomes delinquent, a minimum interest charge of $2.00 will be collected, per the calculation of the percentage by state statute. (C.G.S. § 12-146). All delinquent motor vehicle taxes requiring a release for motor vehicle registration should be paid by cash, bank check or money order. Payments made with a check and/or online require a waiting period of ten (10) days for clearance or proof of the payment to be presented to the Tax Collector’s office, all of which will delay your ability to register with DMV. IF YOU ARE NOT SURE OF THE PROPER PROCEDURE FOR OBTAINING A DMV RELEASE, PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE BEFORE YOU COME IN TO PAY.
THE TAX COLLECTOR’S OFFICE ACCEPTS CASH IN THE LIMITED AMOUNT OF $1,000.00 PER TRANSACTION.
PLEASE MAKE ALL CHECKS PAYABLE TO: TAX COLLECTOR, TOWN OF NORTH HAVEN.
IF YOU PAY BY MAIL: PLEASE INCLUDE THE APPROPRIATE PORTION OF THE BILL, AND WRITE THE LIST/BILL NUMBER [Example: 2017-MS-XXXXXXX] ON YOUR CHECK. NO STAPLES PLEASE. IF YOU PAY WITHIN THE GRACE PERIOD (TIMELY PAYMENT): FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE AN ENVELOPE HAS BEEN INCLUDED IN WHICH TO MAIL YOUR PAYMENT (ADDRESSED TO: TAX COLLECTOR, TOWN OF NORTH HAVEN, P.O. BOX 900, HARTFORD, CT 06143-0900).IF YOU PAY AFTER THE GRACE PERIOD (LATE PAYMENT): PLEASE MAIL YOUR PAYMENT TO THE TAX COLLECTOR’S OFFICE DIRECTLY, LOCATED AT MEMORIAL TOWN HALL, 18 CHURCH STREET, NORTH HAVEN, CT 06473.
PAY YOUR BILLS ONLINE: IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PAY YOUR TAX BILL(S) ONLINE, PLEASE VISIT: WWW.TOWN.NORTH-HAVEN.CT.US AND LOOK FOR THE LINK TO VIEW AND PAY YOUR TAXES ONLINE. YOU WILL BE DIRECTED TO A SECURE PAYMENT SITE. PLEASE BE ADVISED, THERE IS A FEE TO USE THE ONLINE PAYMENT SYSTEM, DEPENDING UPON THE PAYMENT INSTRUMENT UTILIZED: CHECKING & SAVINGS ACCOUNTS, .50 FEE PER TRANSACTION; DEBIT CARD, $3.95 FEE PER TRANSACTION; AND CREDIT CARD, 3% FEE PER TRANSACTION.
PAYING IN PERSON: The Tax Collector’s Office is located in Town Hall, 18 Church Street, North Haven, CT. The office is open daily from 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M., except for weekends and legal holidays.
DATED AT NORTH HAVEN, CT ON THIS 3rd DAY OF DECEMBER 2018
J. STACEY YARBROUGH
TAX COLLECTOR & TOWN CLERK/REGISTRAR OF VITAL RECORDS
NORTH HAVEN 2019 GRAND LIST REVALUATION
The Town of North Haven has begun work on the 2019GL revaluation, as mandated by Connecticut State Statute 12-62(b). This statute requires all municipalities to revalue all of its real estate not later than five years after their last revaluation. The Town of North Haven’s last revaluation was completed as of October 1, 2014, therefore we are mandated to complete a revaluation for October 1, 2019.
The primary purpose of a revaluation, which is a mass appraisal of all real property within an assessment jurisdiction, is to eliminate any assessment inequities that may have developed since the implementation of a previous revaluation. This is accomplished by updating the assessments of real property to reflect their fair market value.
The Town of North Haven has retained eQuality Valuation Services, of Waterbury, CT to assist the Assessor complete the revaluation. eQuality will have data collectors in the field looking at all residential and commercial properties to check data. All data collectors will have a photo ID and be registered with the town. The collection process will run from now until October 2019.
SEWER USE FEES 2018
FOR QUESTIONS REGARDING YOUR SEWER USE FEE INVOICE PLEASE CALL (203) 239-6070.
Payments can be sent via US Mail to the address on your invoice or you may Pay IN-PERSON at the Department of Public Works – 5 Linsley Street, North Haven from 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. Note we are closed on Town observed Holidays.
Payments are no longer accepted at the Tax Collector’s Office.
Lastly, please see the back of your bill for ways to pay online or Visit the web link on the Town’s Website.
SBA to Provide Disaster Assistance to Homeowners Affected by May Tornadoes
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TOWN OF NORTH HAVEN BOARD OF SELECTMEN
TO ALL INTERESTED RESIDENTS OF THE
TOWN OF NORTH HAVEN:
Any resident of the Town of North Haven, who is registered to vote and who is interested in serving on the Board of Ethics, may submit his/her name, political affiliation, and resume to the Board of Selectmen by Friday, November 30, 2018 in care of the First Selectman’s Office, Memorial Town Hall, 18 Church Street, North Haven, Connecticut 06473. No member of the Board may be, or have been within one year of appointment, an official of the Town and no member may hold office in a political committee.
BOARD OF SELECTMEN
Michael J. Freda, First Selectman
William J. Pieper, Second Selectman
Sally J. Buemi, Third Selectman
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First Selectman Freda Announces
Central Block Improvements Begin
First Selectman Michael J. Freda announced today that the Town of North Haven's Finance Department in conjunction with its Grantor, the State of Connecticut's Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) has awarded the Central Block Improvements Bid to B & W Paving and Landscaping, LLC. of Waterford, Connecticut.
B & W will commence with rebuilding a portion of North Haven’s Central Block area to optimize parking layout, improve pedestrian safety, create green space, improve drainage, and allow police and fire department responder access to Broadway. The Scope of the Work includes the demolition of existing conditions, the construction of new pavement surfaces, the installation of pipes and drainage structures, the laying of electrical conduits, and an overall improvement of landscaping.
Construction is slated to begin in early October and will be substantially complete by the end of the year, weather permitting.
The project is fully funded through the State of Connecticut’s Small Town Economic Assistance Program (STEAP) Grant and totals three hundred and twenty two thousand dollars ($322,000) for all work completed within the Scope.
“We remain focused on improving the Town’s infrastructure because these improvements to our Central Block, which also includes our police department renovation, continue to be a critical emphasis of this Administration to ensure that our Town residents reside in a town that they can continue to be proud of”, First Selectman Freda stated.
“It is also critical that North Haven keep up with and/or exceed its capital improvement demands to retain our AAA Standard and Poor’s (S & P) highest bond credit rating. Projects such as these are critical components to S & P’s evaluations and are included in the overall rating equation.” Freda added.
“Public Works’ engineering staff has been working very closely with the TPA Design Group of New Haven. TPA was selected for their extensive work in planning, engineering and landscape design and has provided the Town with a phased approach to Central Block Improvements given the grant dollars available to complete the project.” Director Lynn K. Sadosky stated.
Further information on the Central Block Improvements project may be obtained by contacting the Department of Public Works Engineering Department at (203) 239-5321, extension 430.
2018-2019 Connecticut Energy Assistance Program
The Connecticut Energy Assistance Program is a state and federally funded grant program which assists families in the New Haven region with fuel expenses for their primary source of heat. This program is designed to provide Energy Assistance to individuals and families who meet the federal poverty guidelines. Eligibility is determined based upon the total income and assets of the applicant's household.
The Office of Community Services for the Town of North Haven welcomes North Haven residents to schedule their appointments to apply for 2018-2019 Connecticut Energy Assistance Program.
Appointments are available on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9am-12pm in the Community Services office, located in the Town Hall Annex Building, 5 Linsley St. This service is available by appointment for North Haven residents.
The following documentation must be brought at the time of your appointment:
ASSETS: Every individual over the age of 18 living in the household who have bank accountsmust provide a 30 day lookback of all banking activity from all accounts. Please bring a printout from the bank that will reflect 30 days of activity from the date you come in to apply. Accounts include checking, savings, credit union accounts, stocks, bonds, CDs and IRAs (if you are 59 ½ or older). Also please be prepared to explain any undefined deposits that are $100.00 or higher.
PENSION RECIPIENTS: All applicants receiving pensions MUST provide their most recent pension statement or their IRS 1099 Form.
RENTERS WITH HEAT INCLUDED IN RENT: If heat is included in your rent payment, then please bring a copy of your lease.
Those with GAS heat: Most recent SCG bill and UI bill
Those with UI heat or heat with oil: most recent UI bill
*If you are a first time applicant, you must be prepared to provide names, social security numbers and dates of birth for all household members
For further explanation, to see if you qualify or to schedule your appointment, call Community Services at (203) 239-2566 from 8:30am-4:30pm, Monday through Friday.
DPH Warns Residents of Carbon Monoxide Danger
Weekend Storm May Cause Power Outages
Hartford- With the impending storm predicted this Sunday the Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) wants to remind the public of the dangers of improper use of portable generators and charcoal grills during power outages. Improper generator usage leads to unnecessary hospitalizations and deaths each year.
Plaintiff's motion to withdraw appeal in the matter of nthe Femniak AP Sensitive Wetlands Advancement & Preservation Revocable Trust et al. v. Planning & Zoning Commission of Town of North Haven et. al (Docket No HHD-CV-18-6086378-S)