Town of Canterbury CT

Town of Canterbury
1 Municipal Drive
Canterbury CT 06331

Selectman's Blog

April 27, 2015
Town-Wide Clean-Up was a Hugh Success

On Saturday, April 25th, we held our annual "Town-Wide Clean-Up" in conjunction with Earth Day.  As before, the clean-up was a hugh success.  Over 40 volunteers assisted in the clean up along our roadways and our town is again a lot cleaner and better looking, thanks to their efforts.  All sorts of trash items were collected, from car and truck tires to a discarded toilet to hundreds of "nips" bottles.

Again, thanks to each and every volunteer that assisted in our annual town-wide clean-up and a special thanks to the Lion's Club for coordinating the event.

Roy Piper

April 21, 2015
May 2015 Town Newsletter

The May 2015 Issue of the Town Newsletter is now posted on the website under the "Town Newsletters" tab.

April 02, 2015
Town-Wide Clean Up - 2015

The Town of Canterbury's "Annual Clean Up Day", in partnership with Earth Day, is scheduled for Saturday, April 25th from 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM.  Everyone who wishes to participate is asked to meet at the Town Hall Parking Lot to receive supplies and street assignments.

Help us to brighten up one of the best parts of Connecticut's "Quiet Corner".

For additional information, please contact the Town Hall at 860-546-9693, Ray Shinkiewicz at 860-546-6717, or Ray Coombs at 860-546-9974.

February 05, 2015
Documents Shred Day - Saturday, May 2, 2015
Documents Shred Day - Saturday, May 2, 2015


This year's day to shred your old files and documents will be held on Saturday, May 2nd from 11:00 AM until 2:00 PM.  The large "Shredder" will be located in the municipal parking lot in front of the Town Hall and is open to all Canterbury residents at no cost.

As has been in the past, the shredder is being sponsored by the Savings Institute. 

December 29, 2014
Stolen Street Signs and Stop Signs

Over the past several weeks, there have been numerous STOP signs and Street Signs stolen throughout Town.  The theft of these signs create a major safety factor for each resident of Canterbury.  

The theft of the STOP signs are a hazard for obvious reasons, as people may drive through an intersection, causing an accident with another vehicle.

The theft of Street signs also creates a hazard as their loss may increase the response time for emergency responders (Fire, Police, Medical, etc.), not familiar with our streets and roads, to respond to an accident, medical emergency, and/or fire at one of our residences or along our roadways.

If you see someone stealing, or damaging, any of our road signs, or if you have any knowledge of the recent thefts, please contact CT State Police Troop D by calling 9-1-1, or by calling their regular business line at 860-779-4900.

Remember, "If You SEE Something, SAY Something!"

September 23, 2014
Book Bin has been put into Service.
Book Bin has been put into Service.

Good News.  The Book Bin has been delivered and has been placed into Service at the Transfer Station.  This will aid greatly in helping to reduce the weight of books being place into the Bulky Waste and help to reduce some of our costs at the Transfer Station.

Hard-cover and paper-back books, records, CDs, DVDs, and video games are accepted in the Book Bin for recycling.

Please, NO encyclopedias, magazines, VHS tapes, newspapers, or wet/moldy books.

If you have a question, please ask one of the Attendents at the Transfer Station for assistance.  They will be glad to help.

Thank you.

June 19, 2014
Paving on Water Street and Lisbon Road

For those of you that travel on Water Street and on Lisbon Road, pleae be advised that milling and paving operations have commenced today, June 19th, and will continue on Friday the 20th and Monday the 23rd.  Based on the weathwer forecast for the next few days, the project should finish late on Monday.

Please use caution while driving through the areas of Water Street, south of Bates Pond Road, and on Lisbon Road, south of Gooseneck Hill Road.  Both of these roads are very narrow and there is little room to go around the paving equipment.  Select an alternate route, if at all possible, for the next few days.

May 30, 2014
Town Budgets Pass on First Try.

Good news for the Town residents.  We successfully passed all three budgets, General Government, Education, and Capital Improvement Plan, at our first referendum on the 2014-2015 Budget Vote held on May 29th.

The budgets and vote tally were as follows:

General Govt. - $3,321,377    Yes - 261   No - 77

Education    - $11,390,828     Yes - 246   No - 91

Cap Improv.    - $297,500       Yes - 262  No - 75.

This represents a zero mil increase in the current budget.


April 21, 2014
Town-Wide Clean Up Day Results

On Saturday, April 19th, over 40 volunteers showed up at Town Hall to participate in our 4th annual Town-Wide Clean Up Day in conjunction with Earth Day.  The weather was perfect for this sort of activity and the volunteers collected approximately 1/3 load of a roll-off size dumspter.  In addition, 36 tires, of various sizes, were collected from the road side throughout Canterbury.  This is a great accomplishment and the contributions of time and effort of each of our volunteers, young and old, are greatly appreciated.  Canterbury is a much cleaner town because of the indiviual efforts of each of our volunteers.

Thank you.

April 02, 2014
Manship Park Renovations Have Begun

Now that the weather has gotten a little bit better, the planned renovations and reconstruction of the recreational facilities at Manship Park has finally begun.  Unfortunately, the Park will be closed for the next year to allow for the completion of the renovations and to allow the new grasses to become established before the baseball and soccer fields can be utilized once again.

The renovation project is broken down into four major segments, which include: (1) Baseball Field Reconstruction, (2) Playground relocation and Volleyball Court construction, (3) Soccer Field regrading and leveling, and (4) Tennis Court site preparations.

Included in these projects, the entire walking track will also be completely redone, and lenghtened slightly, to allow for the repositioning of the playground and volleyball courts.

Although these renovations will cause the entire Park to be closed for the year, until approximately April 2015, the improvements to the various recreational areas will be worth it in the long run.

Access to the boat launch will remain open during the entire project.

Canterbury Town Hall Office Hours:
Monday - Wednesday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Thursday 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM, Friday 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM