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Mar 28, 2014 :  Council Briefs

Is your home glowing red? If so, your home is losing energy!  Through an innovative, new program called West Hartford Has Energy, homeowners in West Hartford can access a free, online thermal image report that will help them see where they are losing heat from their homes.

To get started, call (203) 349-3019 or visit www.WestHartfordHasEnergy.com. Within a few days, homeowners will receive an email giving them access to their thermal image report. If the homeowners choose, they will also be contacted separately by pre-approved energy efficiency companies for recommendations on energy efficiency upgrades, such as insulation, heating and cooling systems, or solar energy.

Free thermal image reports and the discounts on solar energy systems are expected to run from March through the summer of 2014.

Fire Fighter of the Year named: Chief Gary Allyn has announced that Kyle E. Chapin has been named 2014 Fire Fighter of the Year. He was recognized at a ceremony hosted by the West Hartford Exchange Club on April 2. Kyle Chapin joined the West Hartford Fire Department on June 13, 2011. He was selected by his peers for being an example of personal excellence, technical proficiency and model Fire Fighter.

Get your Yard Waste Permit: The Department of Public Works will be open this Saturday, April 12 from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM so residents can purchase an annual permit to dump yard waste at the Recycling Center. Permits may also be obtained online. To learn more about disposing of residential yard waste at the Recycling Center, click here.

Spring Golfing Special: Rockledge Golf Club is open for the season with a Spring Special, valid through April 30, 2014.  The special is available Monday through Friday (excluding holidays) and includes greens fee for 18 holes, ½ cart, a $3 snack shack coupon and a free draft or soda with the purchase of any food or beverage of equal or greater value in the Golfer’s Tavern. Rates are $37 for West Hartford residents, and $42 for nonresidents. Tee times can be booked by calling 521-6284.

Road Construction projects begin:

The Boulevard: Work has begun on the widening of the westbound lane on the Boulevard at South Main Street which will include an exclusive left turn lane, a through lane, and an exclusive right turn lane all aimed at improving the flow of traffic at the inter-section. Milling and paving will occur in May.

Farmington Avenue:
The next section of the Farmington Avenue reconstruction, from Ardmore Road to Quaker Lane South, began this week and will continue into June with the installation of granite curbing, raised medians, new left turn lanes, concrete driveway apron replacement, concrete sidewalk replacement, rebuilding of the road base, and repaving.

Park Road / I-84 project: Surveying has begun on the realignment of the exit and entrance lanes to Interstate 84 from Park Road.  The survey will provide a base map for the Engineering Division to commence the project design. Survey work will be done by the end of May.

Intergenerational Event: Senior citizens are invited to The Bridge Family Center’s 14th Annual “A Trip Down Memory Lane” Intergenerational event on Thursday, April 24, 3:00-4:30 PM, at the St. James's Episcopal Church auditorium, 1018 Farmington Avenue.   The event features the Hall High School Concert Jazz Band performing legendary and nostalgic tunes.  Concert tickets are free but required.  Tickets are available at The Bridge Family Center and the two senior centers.