Hebron Town Calendar
November  2020
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Events on November 2, 2020
  • HES Drinking Water Committee-cancelled

    6:30 pm

    TBD

  • Parks & Recreation Commission

    7:00 pm

    GoToMeeting

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Events on November 4, 2020
  • Commission on Aging

    8:30 am

    GoToMeeting

  • Public Building Committee - Special Meeting

    6:30 pm

    GoToMeeting

  • Zoning Board of Appeals

    7:30 pm

    GoToMeeting

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Events on November 5, 2020
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Events on November 7, 2020
  • St. Peter’s Episcopal Church - Community Dinner

    4:00 pm

    St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 30 Church St. (Rt.85), Hebron, Connecticut

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Events on November 9, 2020
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Events on November 10, 2020
  • Food Share Van - Red Barn

    11:00 am

    Hebron Church of Hope, 1 Main St, Hebron, CT 06248, USA - Red Barn

  • Planning & Zoning Commission

    7:00 pm

    GoToMeeting

  • WPCA Meeting

    7:30 pm

    GoToMeeting

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Events on November 11, 2020
  • Holiday - Town Offices Closed

    12:00 am

    Hebron Town Office Building, 15 Gilead St, Hebron, CT 06248, USA

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Events on November 12, 2020
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Events on November 14, 2020
  • Household Hazardous Waste Collection

    8:00 am

    321 Olcott St, Manchester, CT 06040, USA

  • SHRED EVENT-Hebron Green Committee

    9:00 am

    Rham High School, 85 Wall St, Hebron, CT 06248, USA

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Events on November 16, 2020
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Events on November 17, 2020
  • Forest Management Presentation

    7:00 pm

    GoToMeeting

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Events on November 19, 2020
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Events on November 23, 2020
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Events on November 24, 2020
  • Food Share Van - Red Barn

    11:00 am

    Hebron Church of Hope, 1 Main St, Hebron, CT 06248, USA - Red Barn

  • Chatham Health District meeting-cancelled

    2:00 pm

    TBD

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Events on November 26, 2020
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Events on November 27, 2020
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Upcoming Events
November 26, 2020

Holiday - Town Offices Closed

12:00 am

November 27, 2020

Holiday - Town Offices Closed

12:00 am

December 1, 2020

Zoning Board of Appeals

7:30 pm

GoToMeeting

December 2, 2020

Open Space Land Acquisition Committee

7:00 pm

TBD

December 3, 2020

Board of Selectmen

7:00 pm

TBD

Open Space Land Acquisition Committee

History:

The Hebron Open Space Land Acquisition Committee, formed by Town Ordinance on June 4, 1998, consists of seven members including one representative for each of the following Boards or Commissions: Board of Selectmen and Finance, and the Planning and Zoning, Parks and Recreation and Conservation Commissions. Two members from the public also serve on the Committee. The Committee is charged with the responsibility of evaluating and recommending open space land purchases to the Board of Selectmen.

The Ordinance also created a Hebron Open Space Land Acquisition Fund, to be used for preservation and acquisition of open space. The Fund is financed primarily by an annual appropriation of up to ½ of a mil as approved in the town budget. Land Acquisition funds are also derived from fees received by the Town in lieu of open space dedications required with subdivision applications, from state grants and from voluntary contributions. Open Space land can be acquired or preserved through direct purchase by the Town, by the acquisition of conservation easements or by the purchase of development rights.

How Does Open Space Benefit You?

Click on the link below to learn more about how the Town of Hebron acquiring open space benefits the Town and its residents.

Open Space Flyer – Harvest Fair 2000

Conservation Easements

Aside from open space acquisitions, another method of open space and land preservation is accomplished through Conservation Easements on lands to preserve some significant natural or cultural resource.  Click on the link below to learn more about Conservation Easements.

OSLAC Conservation Easement Flyer 2001 color

Committee’s Recent Work:

The Committee continued to work closely with other Town boards and land use commissions in open space planning and evaluating open space preservation possibilities, especially for those parcels that can be linked into a town-wide greenway system.

The Committee identified its four highest priority areas within the town for open space preservation: The Fawn Brook/West Branch Fawn Brook corridor, the Raymond Brook Marsh area and the Judd Brook area for passive recreational and natural resource protection and the Gilead Hill area for farmland preservation.

Read the Committee’s latest Annual Report for more information:  Open Space Annual Report FYE2018 Final 

Open Space Acquisitions:

Since the adoption of the Open Space Land Acquisition Fund and the Committee, from 1998 through March of 2019, the Town has purchased, or has accepted as gifts, a total of 682 acres of open space and recreational land.  During this same time-frame, the Town has worked closely with the State of Connecticut as they have purchased, or are now under contract to purchase, an additional 488 acres of other valuable open space land in Hebron, including open space along the Air Line Trail.  This is in addition to the 604 acres of development rights purchased by the State of CT to permanently preserve farmland in Hebron since 1998.  Overall, this accounts for over 1,774 acres preserved in Hebron since 1998.  These cooperative efforts, as well as Hebron’s success in securing State of Connecticut open space preservation grants, have resulted in the preservation of open space for recreational use, natural resource protection, and the preservation of agricultural land, while at the same time maximizing the effectiveness of the Town’s funds.  Click here to view a 2019 updated power point presentation containing additional information on the efforts of the Open Space Land Acquisition Committee.  OSLAC. March 2019

Town’s Open Space Inventory:

Please click on the following link to view Hebron current Open Space Map:

CT_Hebron_OpenSpace

Committee Membership:

The Committee is chaired by Selectman, Brian O’Connell, with the full membership as follows:

Open Space Land Acquisition Committee
Brian O’Connell, Chairman
John Mullaney
Frank Zitkus
James Cordier
David Veschi
Christopher Frey
Jeff LeMay
Regular meetings are scheduled on a bi-monthly basis, beginning with the first Wednesday in January, at 7:00 p.m. in the Town Hall, unless otherwise posted. All residents and Hebron landowners interested in participating in development of the town’s open space vision are encouraged to contact the Committee. The Committee hopes to provide such landowners an opportunity to share in the future stewardship of open space land in Hebron.

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