updated.. 1/31/2017
Activities in February
Thurs 2nd North Meriden                                                                                    6:30pm New Opportunities
Mon 6th CON Board Meeting                                                                             6:30pm First Baptist Church
Tues 7th Lewis Ave                                                                                               6:30pm Mt Carmel Learning Ctr
Wed 8th Lower East Side                                                                                     CANCELLED
Thurs 9th Retirement/Promotion Party for MPD……..See Below…………….7pm Augusta Curtis Cultural Ctr
Mon 13th Tanglewood                                                                                         7pm Nathan Hale School
Tues 14th Stagecoach Riders                                                                               7pm Israel Putnam School
Wed 15th Downtown Assoc                                                                                 5pm Café Dolce
Thurs 16th Dutch Hill & ECHO                                                                             6:30pm First Baptist Church
Thurs 16th Action 13                                                                                             CANCELLED
Mon 20th Crown Village                                                                                       7pm Pool Meeting Room
Tues 21st Lincoln Area & Glen Hills                                                    7pm Hunters Ambulance Training Facility  
Wed 22nd Westsiders                                                                                           7pm Immanuel Lutheran Church
Thurs 23rd South Meriden Social                                                          6pm-8pm So Meriden Police Substation
Mon 27th City Park                                                                                                 CANCELLED  
Tues 28th Hillside Gardens                                                                                    CANCELLED

*****SAVE THE DATE…...Internet Safety Forum Thursday March 2nd ……..See Below*****

Neighborhood Initiative Unit Update

Lt. Sherwood and Sgt. Lacerda
Hello everyone.  So far winter has been kind to us, but let's not get complacent.  It always pays to be prepared for the worse case scenario.  Snow, ice, even blizzards can
be lurking around the corner from us.  So be sure to have proper winter gear, shovels, salt and ensure you check on your neighbors.  

Be weary of scams.  If it seems to good to be true, it likely is.  If you receive a phone call, letter, email, text message or other suspicious item, such as the recent scam
involving package deliveries and solar panel sales, be sure to report it right away.  When in doubt contact the police department. Remember, never give out your personal
information, especially your date of birth or social security number.  

We are only eight more Mondays away from the official start of Spring. Let's all look out for one another and get through the rest of winter safely.  

Congratulations to Capt. Milslagle and Lt. DelMastro!                                                                                         
The Council of Neighborhoods sends out our congratulations to Capt. Glenn Milslagle and Lt. George DelMastro to the on their recent promotions! We thank George so
much for all his hard work and dedication to the neighborhood associations while in the NI Unit and we will miss him! We wish both of them all the best in their new

Retirement and Promotion Party for MPD: Thurs Feb 9th 7pm Augusta Curtis Cultural Center
The Council of Neighborhoods will be hosting the party to be held on Thursday February 9th 7pm at Augusta Curtis Cultural Ctr for the retirement of Capt. Mike Zakrzewski
and Sgt. Dave Barillaro and for the recent promotions of Capt. Glenn Milslagle and Lt. George DelMastro.   All are welcome to attend. Please RSVP to Holly Wills by
emailing no later than Thursday February 2nd.

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 Senior Center: Coat and Cold Weather Attire Drive
The Meriden Senior Center is collecting clean, gently used worn coats and outerwear for our seniors. The weather has been mild though February is predicted to be a
super cold month. Donations can be dropped off at the Meriden Senior Center during regular business hours. For further information contact Natalie Gill, City of Meriden
Social Worker at (203) 630-4273.

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!

Council of Neighborhoods Facebook Page
The Council of Neighborhoods has recently started 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 Healthy Youth Coalition: Internet Safety Forum: Thursday March 2nd
Meriden Healthy Youth Coalition is holding a forum on Internet Safety Thursday March 2nd 6pm to 8pm at Lincoln Middle School. The event is free and includes a light pizza
dinner. RSVP is kindly requested by contacting Christine Culver-Summers at (203) 630-5261 or christine.culver@hhchealth .org.

South Meriden Social Hosted by Officer Fred Rivera: Thurs Feb 23rd   6pm to 8pm
Thursday Feb 23rd 6pm- 8pm 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, Deputy Mayor Bob Williams and City Councilor Cathy Battista. All are welcome.

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.) and Washington Park (Liberty St.) 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 – AM 1080
Parking ban information is available through Twitter, Facebook and the City’s website.

Governor Malloy and DEMHS:  Preparedness Tips for Impending Storms
Basic Emergency Supply Kit

One gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation
At least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both
Flashlight and extra batteries
First aid kit
A whistle to signal for help
Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
Can opener
Local maps
Cell phone with chargers, inverter or solar charger.
Family Emergency Plan
Identify an out-of town contact. It may be easier to make a long-distance phone call than to call across town, so an out-of-town contact may be in a better position to
communicate among separated family members.
Be sure every member of your family knows the phone number and has a cell phone, coins, or a prepaid phone card to call the emergency contact. If you have a cell
phone, program that person(s) as "ICE" (In Case of Emergency) in your phone. If you are in an accident, emergency personnel will often check your ICE listings in order to
get a hold of someone you know. Make sure to tell your family and friends that you’ve listed them as emergency contacts.
Teach family members how to use text messaging. Text messages can often get around network disruptions when a phone call might not be able to get through.
Subscribe to alert services. Many communities/states now have systems that will send instant text alerts or e-mails to let you know about severe weather, road closings,
local emergencies, etc. In Connecticut, go to to register for alerts.

February 2017
News from the Meriden Department of Health and Human Services

165 Miller Street  *  203-630-4226  *

Meriden Youth Services:
Meriden Youth Services is offering FREE employment and training program for youth between 14 and 19 years old. Interactive and informative sessions will be offered
each month through June 30, 2017. Parents and siblings are also invited. Snacks will be served.

Pre-register for sessions by clicking on the link at or call April at 203-630-4225. If you register online please note you do not have to print the ticket
– we will have your name on the list!

February 23, 2016 - Interviewing Skills
@ Meriden Public Library, 105 Miller Street, 3:30 - 5:00pm
Interviewing is key when hiring a new employee and we want you to stand out in the crowd! Gustavo Viteri from the Meriden Board of Education will be coming in to share
with youth the essentials needed to perfect an interview. Teens will be taught the importance of punctuality, dressing professional, speaking properly, asking questions,
and more!

Meriden Green Walking Map:
Our office, in collaboration with the city Public Works and Information Technology departments, have developed a walking map of the Meriden Green. Four routes are
available; combined they add up to a little under 2 miles. The map is available at And remember, the Green is smoke-free!