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News, announcements and updates from the City of Hartford

Hartford updates and events for the week of January 8, 2018

Below is a listing of City related news, announcements and department updates.  Also included are upcoming special events and community information brought to you by the City of Hartford, Office of Community Engagement.
Announcements
Snow Clean Up Reminder 

Image result for shoveling sidewalksThe City of Hartford’s Department of Public Works would like to remind property owners, both businesses and residential, of their responsibilities in response to a snow or ice event as mandated by city ordinances Hartford Municipal Codes Sec. 31-143–151.
Property Owner’s Responsibilities:
All property owners are required to do the following within six (6) hours after the conclusion of the storm:
  1. Clear all sidewalks of snow and/or ice including curb cuts if located on a corner lot. THROWING OF SNOW OR ICE ONTO CITY STREETS IS PROHIBITED.
  2. Sand/salt sidewalks, as necessary, to provide a safe and convenient path for pedestrians.
  3. Clear fire hydrant(s) of any snow and/or ice.
  4. Remove snow from roofs near street line that may slide and endanger public transit.
Violation of the above Municipal Codes can result in a $99 per day fine until corrected.

Bulky Waste Pick Up by APPOINTMENT ONLY

As of January 1, 2018, qualified residential properties will have to schedule the collection of approved bulky items. Each residential property, six (6) units or fewer is allotted two (2) free collections per year per unit, of five (5) or fewer approved bulky items each collection. Residents with additional items for disposal can schedule additional collections at a cost of $75 per collection, or obtain a $10 permit (max 4 visits) and transport items to the transfer station directly.

This program is NOT available to commercial properties, apartment complexes or multifamily properties with more than 6 units.
To Participate residents can Call Hartford 311 at (860) 757-9311, Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm to schedule a collection.


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Hartford Police Department - Public Comstat 
Thursday, January 11, 2018
5:30pm
253 High St. 
 
The Hartford Police Department will be holding another public Comstat meeting. Our meeting will take place in the Hartford Police Department Comstat room at 5:30 pm. We feel strongly about sharing our information with our community. We are opening our doors for you to see what current crime trends our city is experiencing, along with our predictive and preventative efforts. Our Comstat program is a dynamic and informative presentation and discussion. Your ideas, questions and energy are welcomed. Community conversations are encouraged.

We are always seeking public input. Please take this opportunity to assist us in our efforts to better serve and protect our city. Please consider attending.

There is plenty of parking in the vicinity. Officers will be on sight to assist and escort you inside HPD. 


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New Volunteer Recognition Program

 
Good News!
Hartford Incubator Making A Name Outside of Connecticut 
 

 

Ojala Naeem was nervous when ReSET, the Hartford startup-business incubator she directs, raised the bar for its latest round of applications, limiting entry into its 4-month program to businesses already generating investments or revenue.

Naeem hoped the new requirement would help attract successful businesses ready for growth, even if it significantly thinned the field. Instead, the “impact accelerator” program got 110 applications — triple what reSET received in 2016 and a sign that word may be getting out that Connecticut is open for business.

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Hartford Area Habitat for Humanity Celebrates The Final Phase of Asylum Hill Neighborhood Revitalization 
 

In partnership with the State of Connecticut Department of Housing, the City of Hartford, local businesses, new homeowners and nearly 5,000 volunteers, Hartford Area Habitat for Humanity has transformed South Marshall Street in the Asylum Hill neighborhood.  A celebration of the completion of six new homes will be held on Thursday, December 21, 2017 from 10 am to noon, at the site, to recognize this community collaboration for positive change. The public is invited to meet the new homeowners and tour the houses.
 
These six new homes represent the final phase of Hartford Habitat’s effort to revitalize this street, which has led to the completion of twenty-two new homes in the last five years.  The scope of this project is only surpassed by the thirty homes that Hartford Habitat developed around the Swift factory in Hartford’s Northeast neighborhood ten years ago.

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City Council Meetings
City Council Meeting 
The next Council Meeting will be held on Monday, January 8th at 7 PM, preceded at 6 PM by a public comment period.

All meetings are held in Council Chambers in Hartford City Hall, 550 Main Street, 2nd Floor.

Click Here for a Complete List of Meetings Dates & Agendas
Board of Education Meetings
Regular Meetings 
January 16 - Simpson -Waverly
February 20 - Science, Medicine, Sports Academy
March 20 - Science, Medicine, Sports Academy

Workshops/Special Meetings 
February 6 - Museum Academy at Wish
March 6 - Rawson
April 3 - Hartford Public High School

All workshops are held on the first Tuesday of each month at 5:30pm., and regular meetings held on the third Tuesday of each month at 5:30pm. Workshops will not be held in July and August.  *Meeting dates/locations subject to change.

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Community/Public Meetings
Monday, 1/8
CSS/CON NRZ
CREC
111 Charter Oak Ave
Start Time: 5:30pm

Upper Albany
Albany Branch Library
1250 Albany Ave
Start Time: 5:30pm

Asylum Hill
224 EcoSpace
224 Farmington Ave
Start Time: 6:15pm

Tuesday, 1/9
South West/Behind The Rocks
Goodwin Library
New Britain Ave
Start Time: 6:00pm
Tuesday, 1/9
West End NRZ
United Methodist Church (Farmington Avenue and South Whitney)
Start Time: 7:30pm

Wednesday, 1/10
Parkville NRZ
Parkville Community Center
11 New Park Ave
Start Time: 6:00pm

Thursday, 1/11
MARG NRZ
St. Augustine Church
10 Campfield Ave
Start Time: 6:00pm
Employment Opportunities
City of Hartford Job Opportunities
The City of Hartford is currently hiring for the following positions:
  • Human Resources and Labor Relations - Director
  • Police Officer (Hartford Residents)
  • Police Officer (Lateral)
  • Police Officer (Non-Hartford Residents)
  • Development Services - Senior Project Manager
Click here to learn more and apply
Entrepreneurship 
The Women's Business Development Council provides loans up to $10,000 to help start or grow a business. It can be used for such things as working capital, new hires, furniture, inventory, supplies, equipment and/or machinery. The Women's Business Development Capital microloan fund offers flexible guidelines to help businesses build better credit and improve their attractiveness to traditional lenders.  For more information and to learn more, call 203-751-9550 or visit http://www.ctwbdc.org/.
Downtown Events Alert
Thursday, Jan. 11th
Disney on Ice - Frozen
XL Center
7:00pm

Feeding the Dragon
Hartford Stage
7:30pm

Friday, Jan. 12th
Disney on Ice - Frozen
XL Center
7:00pm

Stomp
Bushnell Theater
8:00pm

Feeding the Dragon
Hartford Stage
7:30pm
Saturday, Jan. 13th
Disney on Ice - Frozen
XL Center
11:00am, 3:00pm, 7:00pm

Stomp
Bushnell Theater
2:00pm, 8:00pm

Feeding the Dragon
Hartford Stage
8:00pm

Sunday, Jan. 14th
Disney on Ice - Frozen
XL Center
1:00pm, 4:30pm

Stomp
Bushnell Theater
1:00pm, 6:30pm

Feeding the Dragon
Hartford Stage
2:00pm; 7:30pm
Community Events/Opportunities

Film Screening and Community Conversation:
Life on Parole

January 17th, 2018 • 6:00 pm
Snow date: January 25th, 6:00pm
Light refreshments will be served at 5:30pm.
Hartford Public Library
500 Main Street, Hartford

 

A toll-free, non-emergency call center, designed to connect Hartford residents, businesses and visitors to City services.

Hartford City Hall
550 Main Street
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Landline: Dial 311
Cellular: (860) 757-9311



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