NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATIONS & BLOCK WATCHES
OF MERIDEN             ACTIVITIES & NEWS

updated...12/29/2017
Activities in January
Mon 1st HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Tues 2nd Lewis Ave                                                                                                6:30pm Mt Carmel Learning Ctr                                          
Thurs 4th North Meriden                                                                                      6:30pm New Opportunities
Sat 6th St Peter & Paul Church Blessing of the Water…….See Below………..9:45am Brookside Park
Sun 7th Three Kings Day Celebration………………See Below…………….1:30pm-3:30pm Meriden Public Library
Tues 9th Law Enforcement Appreciation Day!!................See Below
Wed 10th Lower East Side                                                                                            CANCELLED  
Thurs 11th Washington Park                                                                                7pm Roger Sherman School                                                               
               Stagecoach Riders
               Tanglewood
Mon 15th Crown Village                                                                                        7pm Pool Meeting Rm
Mon 15th Hillside Gardens                                                                                            CANCELLED
Tues 16th Lincoln Area & Glen Hills                                                    7pm Hunters Ambulance Training Facility
Wed 17th Downtown Assoc                                                                                 5pm Nina’s Café
Wed 17th Dutch Hill & ECHO                                                                                6:30pm First Baptist Church
Thurs 18th Westsiders & Action 13                                                                     7pm Immanuel Lutheran Church
Thurs 25th South Meriden Social                                                     6pm South Meriden Police Substation
Mon 29th City Park                                                                                                         CANCELLED
Tues 30th Veterans Assoc                                                                                       7pm Rushford

Neighborhood Initiative Unit Update
Lt, DelMastro & Sgt. Lacerda

•        Do not park on the road during snow storms because it makes clearing the roads harder for the public works department
•        Make sure your vehicle is inspected and is properly working with the winter season.
•        If you are going to be away from your residence, please leave lights on so it looks like someone is home. Make sure the mail and newspaper are picked up daily.
•        Keep your furnace working properly especially with the cold weather. It is a good idea to have working carbon monoxide detectors and smoke alarms.
•        Check on elderly neighbors and make sure they are handling the cold weather alright.
•        Do not throw snow into the road or have your plow driver plow snow across the road.
•        Make sure the sidewalk is clear in front of your house after a snow storm.

Adopt a Fire Hydrant

If there is a fire hydrant near your property please help the fire department by clearing the hydrant and surrounding area of snow. By doing this you can save the fire
department valuable time when responding to a fire and ultimately save a life or limit/prevent fire damage to a home.

Meriden City Code: Snow Removal from Sidewalks  
As a reminder, as winter weather and storms are approaching per City Code the owner of any premises abutting a sidewalk needs to remove snow from the sidewalk
within 12 hours after the storm. Ice needs to be removed within the space of 6hrs thereafter and during the daytime to make the sidewalk safe by removing the ice and
covering the sidewalk with sand or a similar product and renew the application as often as may be needed to keep the sidewalk safe. Your cooperation with clearing the
sidewalks is greatly appreciated!

St Peter & Paul Church Blessing of the Water: Sat Jan 6th 9:45am Brookside Park
St Peter and Paul Russian Orthodox Church on Park Ave is planning a precession and blessing of Harbor Brook for the feast of Epiphany. This is an ancient custom to
bless a body of water on this day. Originally the old church abutted the brook and they did this annually and are trying to revive an old custom that was done in the City
Park neighborhood association area for many years. All are welcome to attend.

Law Enforcement Appreciation Day Tues Jan 9th
Law Enforcement Appreciation Day is a time when our community can thank, show appreciation and give support to our Police Officers for all of their hard work and
dedication to our neighborhoods. The Council of Neighborhoods will be setting up a breakfast and supper on this day for the Meriden Police Department to thank our
officers for everything they do every day in our neighborhoods. Please take a moment to thank our Officers and wear some blue attire on Jan 9th during this very special
day.   

Three Kings Day Celebration Sun Jan 7th 1:30pm-3:30pm Meriden Public Library
There will be a procession starting at corner of Miller and Center St and will proceed to the Meriden Public Library. Camel Rides, Music and Refreshments are being
planned. The event is free and open to the public. Free gift for children ages birth to 8. Children must be present to receive a gift. Snow date is Sunday Jan 21st.

Council of Neighborhoods Facebook Page
The Council of Neighborhoods has a Facebook page. Event pictures, upcoming CON activities, neighborhood association meetings/activities and more will be included
on the page. Please “friend or like us” by finding us at “Meriden Council of Neighborhoods”.

Meriden Police: Meet Up Spot Location for Internet Purchase & Exchanges
The Meriden Police Department has established a “Meet Up Spot” for Internet Purchase and Exchange location. The lobby of the Police Department, 50 West Main St, can
be utilized as a spot to meet for online purchases. The lobby is open 24hrs a day, 7 days per week. If you are buying items on line it is recommended to meet in a public
place. All you need to do is show up. You do not need to call or make an appointment. When you arrive, you will just need to let the Officer at the window know that you are
there to meet somebody and go about your transaction.

Meriden Public Library’s Annual Mitten Tree
Bring new hats, gloves and scarves to the Meriden Public Library from November 24 to January 13 and add them to their Mitten Tree. Your generous donations can warm
the hearts and hands in Meriden this winter. Donations will be distributed throughout the community.

South Meriden Social Hosted by Officer Fred Rivera: Thurs Jan 25th 6pm  
Thursday Jan 25th 6pm South Meriden Police Substation 113 Main St. Stop by for a cup of coffee, discuss any concerns or questions you might have with Officer Rivera,
City Councilor Bob Williams and City Councilor Cathy Battista. All are welcome.

City of Meriden: Christmas Tree Pick up
The Meriden Department of Public Works will begin curbside collection of Christmas trees on Monday, January 8, 2018 for residents living east of the railroad tracks. The
eastside collection will last through Friday, January 19. Beginning Monday, January 22, the collection will begin for residents living west of the railroad tracks. The
westside collection will last through Friday, February 2. Kindly remove all decorations and lights from the tree and please do not place the tree in a plastic bag. We cannot
accept trees in plastic bags or with decorations and lights. Residents may bring their trees to the Transfer Station located on Evansville Ave during normal business
hours. The hours are:  Monday from 7:30 AM to 11:30 AM, Wednesday from 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM and the first and third Saturday from 7:30 AM to Noon. There is no charge
for the disposal of Christmas trees. Kindly remove all decorations and lights from the tree and we cannot accept trees in plastic bags.
If you have any question, please contact the Department of Public Works at 203-630-4018.

City of Meriden: Parking Ban
Parked vehicles are the biggest obstacle to effective snow removal. Please support our efforts by parking your vehicle in conformance with Chapter 200, Section 200-25
(C) which states:
Parking any vehicle on any public street or highway between November 1 and March 15 during any snow, sleet or freezing rain storm is prohibited.
The parking of any vehicle on the streets during a snowstorm or until the snow has been completely cleared from the streets following a storm is prohibited between
midnight and 7:00 A.M.

The Director of Public Works may declare a parking ban.

The City provides off street parking at Columbus Park (Lewis Ave.) Ceppa Field (Gale Ave.) Washington Park (Liberty St.) Jack Barry Field (Britannia St) Municipal Parking
Lot (East Main St and St Casimir Dr) when a parking ban has been declared.
Residents are asked to remove vehicles from the street prior to the start of a snowstorm. This makes plowing safer, more efficient and cost effective.
Information regarding storm specific parking bans are reported to the following television and radio station:
WFSB – Channel 3
WTNH – Channel 8
WVIT – Channel 30
WTIC – FoxCT
WTIC – AM 1080

Parking ban information is available through Twitter, Facebook and the City’s website.