Town of Canterbury CT

Town of Canterbury
1 Municipal Drive
Canterbury CT 06331

Selectman's Blog

November 03, 2016
Eversource Announces Lower Winter Energy Prices

BERLIN, Conn. (November 3, 2016) – With the winter months approaching and New Englanders preparing for colder weather, Eversource is delivering cost savings for customers on its Standard Service rate in Connecticut.  The Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) today approved electricity prices from power suppliers that are 18 percent lower than last winter, the lowest winter rate since 2013.  On January 1, the residential Standard Service supply price will be 7.87 cents per kilowatt-hour, down from last winter’s 9.56 cents.  This is a direct pass-through cost to customers for the price of generating power.  While New England still faces significant constraints on natural gas supplies that affect the price of electricity, Eversource is pleased to be able to pass this winter’s price reduction on to its customers.

“While New England continues to experience many energy challenges, this winter price cut is good news for our customers as the weather gets colder and the nights get longer,” said Penni Conner, Senior Vice President and Chief Customer Officer at Eversource Energy. “It’s also important to remember we offer a variety of energy efficiency programs that can help customers save energy and money year-round, along with convenient monthly payment options.”

 

The new generation rate will be in effect through June 30.  On average, a residential customer who uses 700 kilowatt hours of electricity each month will see a reduction of approximately $12 per month, compared to last winter, on the supply portion of his or her Eversource bill.  How much a customer actually pays will depend on how much energy is used, their rate category, and weather conditions through the heating season.

In July of this year, the Standard Service supply charge dropped to 6.61 cents per kilowatt-hour, due in large part to the fact that demand for natural gas is not as high during summer and fall months as it is in the winter.

As a regulated energy distribution company, Eversource purchases electricity from wholesale suppliers on behalf of its customers and passes the cost directly to them with no profit to the company.  By state law, the Standard Service price changes twice a year – January 1 and July 1.  All Eversource customers have the option to buy their power through the company or from a retail supplier.  Customers can find out more information about alternate suppliers and rates at http://www.energizect.com/compare-energy-suppliers.

Eversource offers a wide variety of energy efficiency programs that can help customers reduce their power use and save money year-round.  One of the best ways to discover what efficiency measures are needed in any home is to sign up for the Home Energy Solutions assessment.  Customers can also take advantage of generous energy efficiency rebates and incentives.  To learn more about the many energy saving programs available, visit www.energizect.com

September 07, 2016
*** IRS Telephone Scams Continue ***

As many of you may already know, for the past 6 months, numerous residents, especially seniors, of Canterbury, and throughout the State, have been receiving threatening phone calls from the IRS.

THESE PHONE CALLS ARE A SCAM!  Do not give out any information to the caller and/or do not follow through with their instructions to send money.

Just Hang Up The Phone.

The IRS DOES NOT make phone calls to get information or money for back taxes. If you feel threatened by the caller, contact the State Police, Troop D at 860-779-4900 and report the phone call.

DO NOT GIVE OUT INFORMATION OVER THE PHONE.

September 07, 2016
Horizontal Curve Treatments and Signage on Canterbury Town Roads

NEWINGTON, Conn – Transportation Commissioner James P. Redeker, announced today, September 6, 2016, that the Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) is planning to systemically replace existing horizontal curve warning signs with new yellow retro-reflective warning signs with yellow post delineators at select horizontal curves on locally owned and maintained rural roads across twenty-four towns in District 2, Canterbury being one of these towns. The curves that are included in this project were selected because the proposed treatments will have the potential to reduce crashes at these locations.

These upgrades will be in compliance with national standards and should help to improve both visibility and conspicuity of existing horizontal curves.

The project is tentatively expected to be constructed during the 2017 construction season.

September 07, 2016
September 2016 Town Newsletter

The September 2016 Issue of the Town Newsletter is now posted on the website under the "Town Newsletters" tab.

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.

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