There are still a few more weeks of summer vacation, but this weekend the City is holding a fun event that will help students and families get ready for school.
The Back to School Rally will take place on Saturday, August 3 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Floyd Little Athletic Center (Field House) at Hillhouse High School and Goffe Street Park.
In addition to free backpacks and school supplies (which will be available on a first come, first served basis, there will be community resource tables with helpful information for parents.
Kids will enjoy arts and crafts, games, sports, and obstacle courses. Activities include relay races, dodge ball, kickball, a mountain bike course, climbing wall, bounce houses and more. Also, Ranger Ray from the City’s Parks and Recreation Department will be on hand with fun activities for kids.
Numerous volunteers and community partners have come together to make this exciting event possible, with the many sponsors providing supplies and activities.If you would like to volunteer for the Back to School Rally, sign up here: tinyurl.com/b2school2013
I hope you will attend!
New Haven has new Flood Maps and Revised Regulations
New Haven has received updated coastal flood insurance rate maps (FIRM) effective July 8, 2013, and the City has updated its Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance accordingly to accompany the new maps.
Due to extensive changes to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) which include the gradual elimination of subsidized flood insurance rates for Pre-FIRM structures (older homes built before the flood maps), the Federal Emergency Management (FEMA) and the CT Dept. of Energy & Environmental Protection (CTDEEP) will be hosting three public outreach meetings to discuss flood insurance and coastal map changes. The meetings will allow residents to view the new maps, understand the changes that are taking place to flood insurance rates, and learn more about financial steps that they may need to take to protect their investment. Staff from FEMA and the CTDEEP will be available to answer questions and provide a short presentation.
Locations and times for the meetings are as follows:
• Thursday, August 8, 2013 - CTDEEP Marine Headquarters, 333 Ferry Road, Old Lyme, CT 06371
• Tuesday, August 20, 2013 - Town of Fairfield, Ludlowe High School Cafeteria, 785 Unquowa Road, Fairfield, CT 06824
• Tuesday, August 27, 2013 - Town of Branford, Fire Department, 45 North Main Street, Branford, CT 06405
All meetings are 5:00 pm-8:00 pm and open to the public.
EXTENDED TAX OFFICE HOURS TO ACCOMMODATE TAX PAYERS;
TAXES DUE BY AUGUST 1
The first installments of Real Estate, Personal Property and Special Services District tax and the total Motor Vehicle tax on the Grand List of 2012 are now due and payable during the month of July, 2013.
In order to accommodate tax payers, the Tax Office will be open on Saturday, July 27, 2013 from 9:00 am to Noon and will have extended hours from Monday, July 29, 2013 through Thursday, August 1, 2013 from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.
Any taxpayer who has not received a bill should visit the City of New Haven website or contact the Tax Office, as failure to receive a bill a bill does not exempt you from payment, interest or collection costs. Unpaid taxes will be considered delinquent as of August 2, 2013.
Aug. 2. Exhibition Opening Reception: Inside Out New Haven. Creative Arts Workshop. On view thru Sept. 2. 5-7pm. www.creativeartsworkshop.org
Aug. 2. Noise On9. Ninth Square District. Various Activities. 6-8pm. www.on9newhaven.com
Aug 2. Pie Eating Contest to Support City Seed’s Food Stamp Double Value Program. 9th Square @ Corner of Orange and Crown Streets.$15 for adults, $5 for kids. 6-8pm.
Aug. 2. Lipgloss Crisis Cabaret Show @ Project Storefronts. www.projectstorefrontsnewhaven.com.
Aug. 2. Film: The Talented Mr. Ripley presented by Vintanthromodern Vintage. English Building Market. $8. 7pm.
Aug 2.Yale Carillon Concert Series.Branford Courtyard. 7-8pm. http://carillon.sites.yale.edu/
Aug 3. Back to School Rally. Fieldhouse at Hillhouse High and Foffe Street Park. Giveaways, crafts, community resources and more. 11am-4pm.