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Volunteers needed – Hamden Land Conservation Trust

Saturday, September 5, from 8-Noon at the corner of Servoss and Mather, volunteers are needed to help wood chip the length of the trail that runs from Mather to Servoss across the Trust property. Wood chips will be delivered, but we will need a few wheel barrows, some steel rakes, shovels, and maybe a bowsaw or two… and of course some people to move the chips and use the tools!

6-10 people would be ideal, and we would prefer no young children, but supervised teenagers are fine. It can be pretty heavy work. Gloves, water bottle, insect repellent will also be helpful. If someone can come for just an hour or two, that’s fine. No need to commit to the full four hours.

Contact Tom Parlapiano of the Hamden Land Conservation Trust at twparlapiano@aol.com or 203-288-1341 if you have questions.

Litter Pickup Days, May 2 & 3

Meet friends! Pick up trash! Beautify our community!

Saturday and Sunday, May 2 & 3

Bags and gloves available at Ralston & Whitney parking lot between 9:00 and 10:00 am.

Meet others there; do pick up as a group or individually, on your street or on one of the more public thoroughfares

All bagged litter will be collected around 3:00 pm each day back at the parking lot; truck support available!

More info: jmkaz53@gmail.com

Hamden Citizen Police Academy

The Hamden Police Department is accepting applications for their Citizen Police Academy program that runs through the spring. Applications are due by February 6th.

“The purpose of this academy is to provide local residents and business/property owners with information as it relates to the function and activities of the Hamden Police Department. It is the hope that this program will increase police awareness and build community rapport through this educational endeavor. In return, the Hamden Police Department will benefit by becoming more aware of the concerns of the community through their interaction and input during this program.”

More details and the application form are available on the Department’s web site.

 

Bylaws information

At the next meeting, March 12, we’ll be reading the proposed bylaw changes mentioned at the January meeting. If you’d like to comment on them, you can post here or send an email to info@whitneyville.org.

The current bylaws, proposed changes, explaination of the changes, and map are in the “About WCA” tab – up there at the top of your screen on the right.

If you are interested in getting emails about meetings and infrequent updates from WCA, please sign up using the form to the left.

Meet your legislators on January 31

On Saturday, Jan 31st, the Hamden/North Haven chapter of the League of Women Voters will be hosting their annual Breakfast with the Legislators.
 Senators Len Fasano, Joe Crisco and Martin Looney and State Representatives Brendan Sharkey, Michael D’Agostino, David Yaccarino and Robyn Porter  will be joining us to share a light breakfast and  answer questions on important issues such as energy costs, fracking, campaign finance reform and redistricting.  This is also an opportunity for you to ask questions about other concerns that are on your mind.
The breakfast will be held at the Whitney Center, located at 200 Leeder Hill Drive in Hamden in the Cultural Arts room on the first floor from 9:00 AM to 11:00AM. There will be a $5.00 charge to help defray the cost of the event.