Town of Ellington Selectmen's Office 55 Main St, Ellington, CT06029 The Board of Selectmen are led by the town's First Selectman with six selectmen under him. The selectmen are…More collectively responsible for running the town. The selectmen are responsible for the administration of the town offices, maintenance of the town's highways and parks, the public safety of its citizens, the keeping of financial accounts and the appointment of administrative officers, boards and commissions.
Town of Somers Land Use Services 600 Main St, Somers, CT06071 Several services and Somers town departments are encompassed under the Land Use Services department. These departments…More include the building department, fire marshal, planning and zoning, the sanitarian and health department, water pollution control, wetlands agent and zoning enforcement.
Town of Somers Animal Control 111 Egypt Rd, Somers, CT06071 In Somers, the animal control officer is in charge of enforcing state laws that pertain to animals. The officer…More investigates reports of sick, vicious, neglected or abused animals, as well as roaming dogs and nuisance complaints. The officer is also in charge of caring for impounded animals. Pet adoption is offered at the shelter for $50.
Town of Ellington Parks and Recreation 31 Arbor Way, Ellington, CT06029 The Ellington Parks and Recreation department offers year-round sporting events and activities for town residents. The…More department is committed to providing safe and cost-effective activities. Something the department is looking into doing is offering some "family" type events in addition to the regular programs. The town Little League, co-ed teams and even the Summer Concert Series at Arbor Park - in addition to many more - are run through this department.
Town of Ellington Animal Control 21 Main St, Ellington, CT06029 The Ellington animal control officers are in charge of enforcing state laws that pertain to animals. The officers will…More respond to complaints by phone or police dispatch. This department also picks up stray and roaming dogs and investigates complaints of sick, abused, neglected or vicious dogs. The officers also care for the animals that are impounded at the shelter. Unclaimed animals are evaluated and put up for adoption. Officers can also assist police or the public with any animal related issue.
Town of Ellington Planning 57 Main St, Ellington, CT06029 At the Ellington Planning Department office, residents can apply for land use applications such as zoning permits. This…More department also houses the Conservation Commission, Economic Development Commission, Inland Wetlands Agency, Planning and Zoning Commission, and Zoning Board of Appeals. Information about town zoning regulations, inland wetland and watercourse regulations, and land use fees can be found in this office or on its web site.
Town of Ellington Tax Collector 55 Main St, Ellington, CT06029 In Ellington, the tax collector is responsible for the billing and collection of local taxes. The taxes that are…More collected in this office are real estate, motor vehicle, personal property taxes, water assessments, trash collection fees, sewer assessments and sewer use charges. Residents may pay some of their taxes online by going through the tax collector's <a href="http://www.ellington-ct.gov">website</a>. The website also has important dates for residents to remember when paying their taxes.
Ellington Town Hall and Annex 55-57 Main St, Ellington, CT06029 Many town departments and services can be found in the Ellington Town Hall (55 Main Street) and in the Town Hall Annex…More (57 Main Street) building next door. The assessor, emergency management department and water pollution control authority can be found in the Town Hall. The building official and fire marshal can be found in the Town Hall Annex.
Town of Somers Registrars of Voters 600 Main St, Somers, CT06071 The registrars of voters, one each serving the Democrat and Republican parties, are elected officials who serve two-year…More terms. One of the major tasks of the registrars is to encourage all eligible voters to register to vote. They also try to ensure that every registered voter actually votes in elections. The registrars are also entrusted with making sure that every vote is counted accurately. They also conduct elections and count the votes.
Town of Somers Recreation 19 Battle St, Somers, CT06071 The Somers recreation department offers a variety of programs for residents of every age all year long. Youth teams,…More group trips and much more are available through the recreation department. Pavilion and field reservations and permits can also be acquired through the recreation department. Until the re-opening of the Kibbe Fuller Community Center, the recreation staff may be contacted at the Somers Senior Center.
Town of Ellington Public Works 21 Main St, Ellington, CT06029 The town of Ellington's public works department is responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of town buildings, roads,…More and grass areas, including public parks. The public works department maintains, repairs, cleans and removes snow from all the public streets. It also maintains storm drains and town buildings that are not covered by the Board of Education, prepares and supervises the plans for sidewalk, street or building repairs, and cares for public grounds. It is also responsible for the town's recycling and garbage programs.
Town of Ellington Registrar of Voters 55 Main St, Ellington, CT06029 Ellington's registrar of voters department is responsible for registering any eligible resident who wants to vote…More and maintaining the town's voting records. There are two registrars: one for the Democratic party and one for the Republican party. Both registrars are elected officials who serve a four-year term. They are in charge of conducting the elections, from primaries to election day to referendums.
Town of Somers Selectman's Office 600 Main St, Somers, CT06071 The town of Somers is run by a Board of Selectmen that is led by a First Selectman. The First Selectman is the town's…More chief executive/administrative officer. This office is the center for all Board of Selectmen activities. There are two selectmen on the board who are part time town employees. They have full time jobs outside of their selectmen duties. Also in this office, are the town's human resources and operations departments.
Town of Somers Education Department 1 Vision Blvd, Somers, CT06071 The education department in Somers is run by the Board of Education and is led by a school superintendent. There are…More nine board of education members, plus the superintendent. The board and the superintendent are charged with making decisions for the school district and making sure everything goes smoothly. There are three schools—Somers Elementary, Mabelle B. Avery Middle School and Somers High School—in town. All are on a 115-acre campus that also includes the town's public library and is near the main recreation complex in town. There are approximately 1,650 students enrolled in the district.
Town of Ellington Town Clerk 55 Main St, Ellington, CT06029 The Ellington town clerk's office is where public record documents can be found and accessed by the public. A variety of…More services are also provided in this office, including recording of documents related to real estate transactions; filing and maintaining maps, trade names, liquor permits, military discharges, and notary public certificates; and annual dog registrations. The town clerk's office also issues marriage licenses, and burial, cremation and transit permits. In addition, certified copies of birth, death, marriage and civil union certificates can be obtained here, and sportsman's licenses can be purchased.
Town of Somers Tax Collector 600 Main St, Somers, CT06071 In Somers, the job of the tax collector is to enforce the collection of taxes imposed by the town. It strives to…More maintain a customer-friendly office that is devoted to serving the public. If residents are paying bills via mail, they can write a check. If they are paying in person, they may use a money order, bank check or personal check - except for delinquent motor vehicle taxes- major credit cards except American Express and cash. For a small user fee, residents may also pay their taxes online using a credit card or debit card.
Town of Somers Public Works 600 Main St, Somers, CT06071 The town of Somers Public Works Department is responsible for town engineering, the highway department, parks…More maintenance and the transfer and recycling station. Each of these departments is responsible for the maintenance of a portion of the town's property. The engineering department, located at the Town Hall with the Land Use Services department, provides engineering consultation and services to town departments, boards and commissions. The highway department, located at 93 Egypt Road, is responsible for the maintenance of 85 miles of roadway and associated structures. The parks maintenance department, located at 96 Field Road, is responsible for the upkeep of all town parks and athletic fields. The transfer and recycle station, located at 127 Egypt Road, is responsible for handling and disposal of solid wastes generated by the residents and businesses in town.
The Somers Cultural Commission has the purpose of promoting artistic and cultural programs and activities. It…More encourages development of and participation in activities, and also offers advice planning and coordinating events in town. The commission sponsors many activities throughout the year. </p>
<p>The commission supports a scholarship, sponsors a concert series in the summer and also holds art and photography shows.</p>
<p>Meetings are held the second Monday of every month - except July and often December - at 7pm in Piedmont Hall and is open to the public. Many of the events held by the commission are held at Piedmont Hall.</p>
Town of Somers Town Clerk 600 Main St, Somers, CT06071 The Somers town clerk is the keeper of records in the town. In this office, there is an emphasis on providing…More information that is accurate, timely and is provided in a courteous manner. The town clerk's office is responsible for the recording of all land records, birth, marriage and death records, maps and more. The Somers town clerk's office is also a Federal passport agency processing center.
This building houses town departments and services including the First Selectman's office, the Assessor, the Finance…More and Treasury Department and the Social Services Department.</p>
<p>The First Selectman is the town's chief executive/administrative officer. </p>
<p>The Assessor makes sure that every taxable property in town is assessed in accordance with the law so that all the town residents share the property tax burden.</p>
<p>The Finance and Treasury Department is in charge of all accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll and other fiscal matters for the town. This department oversees the tax collector and assessor's offices.</p>
<p>The Social Services Department has many community based programs and services that residents in town can take advantage of.</p>
The town of Ellington's education department is led by the Board of Education and the Superintendent of Schools.…More There are 10 Board of Education members, plus the superintendent. The Board of Education and the superintendent are in charge of making sure the town's schools run smoothly. In Ellington, there are two elementary schools -- Crystal Lake and Center School, a combined elementary and intermediate school -- Windermere, a middle school -- Ellington Middle School, and a high school -- Ellington High School.</p>
<p>Board meetings are normally held on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. All meeting notices are posted in each school, the School Administration Building, the Town Hall, Hall Memorial Library, and on the Web site. Please check postings for appropriate meeting dates and locations.</p>
Town of Somers Resident State Trooper 451 Main St, Somers, CT06071 Somers is protected by resident state troopers who look to provide safety to the town through professional service. The…More office asks any resident with an issue that would require police service to call the department. The office also does fingerprinting for state or local applications and provides pistol permits. The permit application may be filled out online, but it is still required to be printed, signed and notarized. Upon request, homes and small businesses can be inspected to identify aspects that can improve their personal security. Emergency police services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, by calling 911.
The Northern Correctional Institution in Somers is a level-five maximum security facility situated on a a 20-acre…More plot of land that is adjacent to the Osborn Correctional Institution. Northern was completed in January 1995 and received its first inmates in March 1995.</p>
<p>Northern is designed to manage inmates who have shown that they cannot adjust to confinement, posing a threat to the safety of the community, other inmates or staff. The facility provides a secure, structured and humane environment and affords inmates the opportunity to move back to less restrictive facilities through positive behavior and program participation.</p>
<p>Northern also houses the death row for the Department of Correction. These inmates were moved to Northern from Osborn in 1995.</p>
Ellington Youth Services Department 31 Arbor Way, Ellington, CT06029 The Ellington Youth Services Department is a division of the town's Human Services Department. It strives to…More provide programs and services that help kids build positive relationships and bond with their families, schools, peers and community. Children from birth through 18 years of age are supported by the department. There are many ongoing programs throughout the school district. The department also oversees the Drug Abuse Prevention Council and its subgroups Parent Connection and Rise Above.
Ellington Post Office 2 Church St, Ellington, CT06029 The United States Post Office branch in Ellington is located in the center of town. This location offers post…More office boxes of various sizes to accommodate the needs of any person or business. The post office offers certified mail, insurance, air mail, package tracking and bulk mailing rates.