First Selectman Beth Heller announced that starting at noon on Friday march 13 all Town buildings are closed to the public for the foreseeable future.
Municipal staff will continue to report for work as normal and residents who need to conduct Town business may do so online or via phone. Visit the Town website www.woodbridgect.org for a listing of departments and phone numbers.
Two exceptions: The Board of Assessment Appeals meeting scheduled for this evening, March 13, will go on as scheduled and the Board of Finance meeting on March 19 will go on, but without public comment.
Over the weekend the Town buildings will be deep cleaned.
“We are being proactive and not reactive, and we are taking steps to limit community spread in Woodbridge,” said Heller. “As a community, I ask residents to do their part by diligently washing hands, minimizing travel, and canceling or avoiding large gatherings. While these steps may seem drastic or disruptive to some it is our responsibility to protect our most vulnerable residents. We are all in this together.”
Residents are encouraged to conduct more business online or remotely:
*Residents who need to pay taxes may do so online with a credit card (a 2.5% fee is applied by the vendor). Residents may also access their income tax information on the Tax Collector’s page of the Town website. Click “check your tax payment status,” enter your name and click the “IRS payment record” button.
*Starting April 1 all building permits will be available on the Town’s website.
*Qualifying families in need of food assistance may call the Woodbridge Food and Fuel pantry at 203-389-3429.
*Library patrons who are sick with overdue books may call 203 389 3433 for a due date extension. Many Library services are available online including e-book checkouts and streaming movies via Kanopy.
*Voter registration for the Presidential Primary (to be held April 28) is available online for new voters at voterregistration.ct.gov. Unaffiliated voters may register with a party online until April 23 at 11:59 pm or via mail postmarked by April 23 or in person until noon on April 27. Voters affiliated with a party may not change their registration (deadline was Jan. 28).
*Absentee ballots may be requested through an online application.
*Land records at the Town Clerk’s office are available online and land records may be recorded through the mail.
*Birth, death or marriage certificate copies may be requested online or through the mail.
*Staff are also working to accommodate public participation at the April 20 Preliminary Budget Hearing.
Visit the CDC website or the state website for the most up-to-date information: cdc.gov/coronavirus and ct.gov/coronavirus