Hebron Town Calendar
October  2019
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Events on October 1, 2019
  • Food Share Van - Red Barn

    11:00 am

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

  • ZBA-Cancelled

    7:30 pm

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

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Events on October 2, 2019
  • OSLAC - canceled

    7:00 pm

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

  • Planning & Zoning Commission - Special Meeting

    7:00 pm

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

  • We Are Hebron

    7:00 pm

    Start at TOB (Clerk's vault) and move to Douglas Library

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Events on October 3, 2019
  • BOS Meeting

    7:30 pm

    Douglas Library of Hebron, 22 Main St, Hebron, CT 06248, USA - Community Room

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Events on October 5, 2019
  • St. Peter's Annual Harvest Festival

    9:00 am

    St Peter's Episcopal Church, 30 Church St, Hebron, CT 06248, USA

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Events on October 6, 2019
  • St. Peter's Annual Harvest Festival

    12:00 pm

    St Peter's Episcopal Church, 30 Church St, Hebron, CT 06248, USA

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Events on October 7, 2019
  • Hebron Housing Authority

    4:00 pm

    Stonecroft Drive, Stonecroft Dr, Hebron, CT 06248, USA - Village Community Room

  • HES Drinking Water Remediation

    6:30 pm

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

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Events on October 8, 2019
  • BOS/BOF/BOE Joint Meeting

    7:00 pm

    Douglas Library of Hebron, 22 Main St, Hebron, CT 06248, USA

  • Planning & Zoning Commission-Canceled

    7:00 pm

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

  • WPCA Meeting

    7:30 pm

    Douglas Library of Hebron, 22 Main St, Hebron, CT 06248, USA

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Events on October 9, 2019
  • We Are Hebron

    7:00 pm

    Hebron Town Fire Department, 44 Main St, Hebron, CT 06248, USA

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Events on October 10, 2019
  • Hebron BOE

    7:00 pm

    Gilead Hill School, 580 Gilead St, Hebron, CT 06248, USA

  • Historic Properties

    7:00 pm

    Russell Mercier Senior Center, 14 Stonecroft Dr, Hebron, CT 06248, USA

  • Conservation Commission Mtg

    7:30 pm

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

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Events on October 11, 2019
  • Haunted Happenings-canceled due to EEE

    5:30 pm

    Hebron Lions Agricultural Society, 347 Gilead St, Hebron, CT 06248, USA

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Events on October 14, 2019
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Events on October 15, 2019
  • Food Share Van - Red Barn

    11:00 am

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

  • HES Drinking Water Remediation - Special Meeting

    6:30 pm

    Hebron Town Office Building, 15 Gilead St, Hebron, CT 06248, USA-Celio Room

  • Democratic Town Committee

    7:00 pm

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

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Events on October 16, 2019
  • CRCOG - Executive Committee

    12:00 pm

    Capitol Region Council of Governments (CRCOG), 241 Main St # 4, Hartford, CT 06106, USA

  • Chatham Health District - Flu Clinic

    3:00 pm

    Gilead Hill School, 580 Gilead St, Hebron, CT 06248, USA

  • CT Water Co. - Ridge Road Test Results

    6:00 pm

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

  • We Are Hebron

    7:00 pm

    Hebron Park & Recreation, 148 East St, Hebron, CT 06248, USA

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Events on October 17, 2019
  • Reg 8 Insurance Consortium

    9:30 am

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

  • BOS Meeting

    7:30 pm

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

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Events on October 19, 2019
  • Fall Outreach Collection

    8:00 am

    5 Vision Blvd, Somers, CT 06071, USA

  • Trunk or Treat

    4:00 pm

    Gilead Hill School, 580 Gilead St, Hebron, CT 06248, USA

  • St. Peter’s Episcopal Church Oktoberfest Dinner

    4:30 pm

    St Peter's Episcopal Church, 30 Church St, Hebron, CT 06248, USA

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Events on October 21, 2019
  • HES Drinking Water Remediation

    6:30 pm

    Hebron Town Office Building, 15 Gilead St, Hebron, CT 06248, USA - Celio Room

  • RHAM BOE Meeting

    6:30 pm

    Rham High School, 67 Rham Rd, Hebron, CT 06248, USA, Chorus Room

  • Economic Development Commission

    7:00 pm

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

  • Library Board of Trustees

    7:00 pm

    Douglas Library of Hebron, 22 Main St, Hebron, CT 06248, USA

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Events on October 22, 2019
  • Planning & Zoning Commission

    7:00 pm

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

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Events on October 23, 2019
  • Business Networking Breakfast

    8:00 am

    Douglas Library of Hebron, 22 Main St, Hebron, CT 06248, USA - Community Room

  • We Are Hebron

    7:00 pm

    Douglas Library of Hebron, 22 Main St, Hebron, CT 06248, USA

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Events on October 24, 2019
  • Special Town Meeting

    7:00 pm

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

  • Green Committee

    7:00 pm

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

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Events on October 26, 2019
  • Harvest Moon Festival

    3:00 pm

    Hebron, CT, USA - Town Center

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Events on October 28, 2019
  • Parks & Recreation Commission

    7:00 pm

    Burnt Hill park, Hebron, CT 06248, USA

  • Republican Town Committee

    7:30 pm

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

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Events on October 29, 2019
  • Chatham Health District - Flu Clinic

    9:30 am

    Russell Mercier Senior Center, 14 Stonecroft Dr, Hebron, CT 06248, USA

  • 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

    1:00 pm

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

  • Public Building Committee

    6:30 pm

    Hebron Town Office Building, 15 Gilead St, Hebron, CT 06248, USA - Celio Room

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Events on October 30, 2019
  • CRCOG - Policy Board

    12:00 pm

    Capitol Region Council of Governments (CRCOG), 241 Main St # 4, Hartford, CT 06106, USA

  • OSLAC - Special Meeting

    7:00 pm

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

  • We Are Hebron

    7:00 pm

    Douglas Library of Hebron, 22 Main St, Hebron, CT 06248, USA

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Upcoming Events
October 15, 2019

Food Share Van - Red Barn

11:00 am

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

HES Drinking Water Remediation - Special Meeting

6:30 pm

Hebron Town Office Building, 15 Gilead St, Hebron, CT 06248, USA-Celio Room

Democratic Town Committee

7:00 pm

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

October 16, 2019

CRCOG - Executive Committee

12:00 pm

Capitol Region Council of Governments (CRCOG), 241 Main St # 4, Hartford, CT 06106, USA

Chatham Health District - Flu Clinic

3:00 pm

Gilead Hill School, 580 Gilead St, Hebron, CT 06248, USA

Water Pollution Authority

Emergency phone numbers for grinder pumps:

If you should have a problem with your grinder pump, you should call Glastonbury dispatch at 860-267-9922. They will notify East Hampton Joint Facilities who service the pumps.

Joint Facilities out of East Hampton services the grinder pumps. They will respond to any problems with the grinder pumps.

For alarms during the week (Monday-Friday) between the hours of 7:30am and 3:30pm, call Joint Facilities directly at 860-267-4142 or 267-2536.

For alarms after 3:30pm, call Glastonbury dispatch at 860-267-9922 . They will notify the person on call for Joint Facilities of the problem. Make sure you give the dispatcher your name, address and phone number so that Joint Facilities can contact you back.

Reminder: If there is a power outage your grinder pump does not work.

Cooking or animal grease should NOT be poured down the drain. Grease causes build-up on the floats and hinders operation of the grinder pump. Homeowners will be billed an additional charge for any alarm calls related to excessive grease build-up.

Joint Facilities — 860-267-4142 or 860-257-2536
Glastonbury dispatch at 860-267-9922

Water Pollution Control Authority
Kevin Kelly – Administrator
860-228-2871

 

EXPLANATORY TEXT FOR WPCA UPGRADE AND IMPROVEMENT PROJECT

SPECIAL TOWN MEETING OCTOBER 24, 2019 AND

REFERENDUM VOTE NOVEMBER 5, 2019

Information on Repairs and Upgrades to the Hebron Sewer System

In the late 1980’s, the State of Connecticut mandated the Town of Hebron to establish a sewer service district. In response, the Town constructed a public sewer system in the early 1990’s that serves multiple areas including Hebron center, the Amston Lake District, RHAM High School, Hebron Elementary School and along Church Street (Route 85). The primary purpose of the system was to address areas of septic failures.

The system is administered by the Water Pollution Control Authority (WPCA) which consists of five (5) appointed board members.  Approximately 17 miles of sewer lines were installed and these are supported by nine (9) pump stations.  Sewer lines were installed along the following roads: Route 85 from Route 66 south to Crouch Road, Crouch Road, North Pond Road, Brennan Road, portions of Hope Valley Road, Slicer Drive, portions of Millstream Road, Kinney Road, portions of Wall Street, Main Street (from Loveland Road to the corner of 85/66), John E. Horton Boulevard, Wellswood Road and the streets in the Amston Lake area.  Major buildings serviced by the sewer system include:  RHAM Middle and High Schools, Hebron Elementary School, Colebrook Village, Fire Company # 1, Russell Mercier Senior Center, Town Office Building and the Douglas Library of Hebron.   

Waste flow from Hebron is metered and flows to the Town of Colchester and ultimately to the East Hampton sewer treatment plant. In addition, Lebanon’s Lake District flows through Hebron and is billed accordingly.

When initially built, the cost of the system was funded by each residence and business that connected into the system.  They were all assessed an initial connection fee and continue to contribute annual user fees that fund the operation of the system. The WPCA operates under its own budget separate from that of the town budget.   

A study was done over the last four years to assess the condition of the system and a plan was made to upgrade the system which is over 28 years old. According to the study, the pump stations are reaching the end of their life expectancy and maintenance costs and sudden equipment failures have increased significantly.   The total cost of this upgrade is approximately $7.6 million dollars. The project would be bonded by the Town and done in two phases with the first phase of the project costing $3.3 million dollars and would begin in the spring of 2020.  The first phase of this project would be upgrading four (4) of the nine (9) pump stations to meet current standards, installing generators for backup power, and rebuilding grinder pumps. The second phase would be scheduled to begin 2027.

This project will be placed before the voters on the November ballot to obtain their approval for the Town to move forward with this project. 

Please attend the public hearings to obtain information about the project, or any of the WPCA meetings, which are the second Tuesday of the month at 7:30 pm at the Douglas Library to have your questions answered.

Board of Finance Public Hearing:  Thursday, September 12, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. Hebron Town Office Building, 15 Gilead Street, Hebron, Connecticut.

A Special Town Meeting will be held in the Lower Level Meeting Room of the Hebron Town Office Building, 15 Gilead Street, in the Town of Hebron, Connecticut, on Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.  The Special Town Meeting will be adjourned at its conclusion to submit the resolution to be presented to a referendum vote on Tuesday, November 5, 2019, between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.  Electors shall vote at Hebron Elementary School, 92 Church Street in Hebron.

BALLOT QUESTION:

SHALL THE TOWN OF HEBRON APPROPRIATE $7,600,000 FOR UPGRADES AND IMPROVEMENTS TO THE SANITARY SEWER COLLECTION SYSTEM, AND AUTHORIZE THE ISSUE OF BONDS, NOTES AND OBLIGATIONS IN THE SAME AMOUNT TO FINANCE THE PORTION OF SAID APPROPRIATION NOT DEFRAYED FROM GRANTS?

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How old is the sewer system?

Hebron’s sewer system is approximately 28 years old.

  1. What is the total cost of the project?

Preliminary estimate of $7.6 million.

  1. Will the project be done in phases and when?

The project will be done in two phases with the first phase starting in Spring 2020 and the second phase starting in approximately 2027.

  1. Why is the Town paying for the sewer upgrade and not the users again?

The sewer system is a Town of Hebron owned asset. The users paid for the initial infrastructure when the State of Connecticut mandated sewers be installed in Hebron.

  1. What upgrades are planned for the pump stations for this project?

Upgrades will be comprehensive and include replacement of pumps, valves/valve vaults, piping, instrumentation, electrical panels and control panels.  Additionally, new emergency generators will be provided for each pump station.  Provisions will be made to protect sensitive equipment on sites that are prone to flooding.  Pump stations will be brought up to current building, fire and electrical codes.  

  1. Is there any source of financial assistance for the project (outside of town funds)?

The WPCA has applied for funding under the DEEP Clean Water Fund program. Currently grant funding is not available for pump station upgrades but low interest loans may be available. These opportunities will be revisited in the fall of 2019.

 
 
Explanatory Text Provided by:  Hebron Town Clerk