Cheshire News http://www.cheshirect.org 2016-08-25T13:27:06 umbraco v4 All the latest news from the city of cheshire en Housing Rehabilitation Program http://www.cheshirect.org/news/housing-rehabilitation-program/ 2016-08-25T13:27:06 Arnett Talbot http://www.cheshirect.org/news/housing-rehabilitation-program/ HOUSING REHABILITATION PROGRAM 

The Town of Cheshire has received funding for a Housing Rehabilitation Program on a first come, first serve basis to qualified low and moderate income residents.  Funds for this program come in the form of 0% interest loans from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The focus of the program is on code compliance and safety concerns rather than home remodeling. The program objectives are:

  • To prevent hazardous health conditions and code violations
  • To prevent blighting influences and deterioration of property and neighborhoods
  • To improve the quality of the municipality’s housing stock for low-moderate income persons
  • To provide financial assistance to low-moderate income property owners for housing rehabilitation activities
  • To provide financial assistance to low-moderate income property owners for the purpose of septic repair or replacement, sewer and water hookups
  • To stimulate public and private investment within the target area neighborhoods

Homeowners/landlords who believe they may qualify for assistance are encouraged to apply. Applications and additional information are available through the following links:

Applications

HUD Income Limits

Contractor Application

Municipal Housing Rehabilitation Program Handbook

Homeowner Orientation

Applications will be accepted in the Town Clerk’s office beginning October 3, 2016 at 8:30 a.m.  Applications will not be accepted prior to this date. 

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HOUSING REHABILITATION PROGRAM 

The Town of Cheshire has received funding for a Housing Rehabilitation Program on a first come, first serve basis to qualified low and moderate income residents.  Funds for this program come in the form of 0% interest loans from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The focus of the program is on code compliance and safety concerns rather than home remodeling. The program objectives are:

  • To prevent hazardous health conditions and code violations
  • To prevent blighting influences and deterioration of property and neighborhoods
  • To improve the quality of the municipality’s housing stock for low-moderate income persons
  • To provide financial assistance to low-moderate income property owners for housing rehabilitation activities
  • To provide financial assistance to low-moderate income property owners for the purpose of septic repair or replacement, sewer and water hookups
  • To stimulate public and private investment within the target area neighborhoods

Homeowners/landlords who believe they may qualify for assistance are encouraged to apply. Applications and additional information are available through the following links:

Applications

HUD Income Limits

Contractor Application

Municipal Housing Rehabilitation Program Handbook

Homeowner Orientation

Applications will be accepted in the Town Clerk’s office beginning October 3, 2016 at 8:30 a.m.  Applications will not be accepted prior to this date. 

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Self Defense Class for Women http://www.cheshirect.org/news/self-defense-class-for-women/ 2016-08-25T09:51:13 Arnett Talbot http://www.cheshirect.org/news/self-defense-class-for-women/

     The Cheshire Police Department reminds our residents that we offer free Rape Aggression Defense Systems Training (R.A.D.) for women. 

     R.A.D. is a program of realistic self-defense techniques and tactics. It is a comprehensive self-defense course for women, high-school aged and above. The program is designed for the average woman with no prior experience or background in physical training or self-defense. 

     The program begins with a lecture that includes self-awareness, prevention, risk reduction, and risk avoidance.  The remaining five sessions feature hands-on basic defense training. 

     The course is led by officers of the Cheshire Police Department who are Certified R.A.D. Instructors, and is free to Cheshire residents and women employed within the Town of Cheshire. 

     The classes are held from 7:00 p.m to 9:30 p.m. twice a twice a week for three weeks. The next class begins the week of September 19, 2016.

 

Click here for a RAD class application.

 

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     The Cheshire Police Department reminds our residents that we offer free Rape Aggression Defense Systems Training (R.A.D.) for women. 

     R.A.D. is a program of realistic self-defense techniques and tactics. It is a comprehensive self-defense course for women, high-school aged and above. The program is designed for the average woman with no prior experience or background in physical training or self-defense. 

     The program begins with a lecture that includes self-awareness, prevention, risk reduction, and risk avoidance.  The remaining five sessions feature hands-on basic defense training. 

     The course is led by officers of the Cheshire Police Department who are Certified R.A.D. Instructors, and is free to Cheshire residents and women employed within the Town of Cheshire. 

     The classes are held from 7:00 p.m to 9:30 p.m. twice a twice a week for three weeks. The next class begins the week of September 19, 2016.

 

Click here for a RAD class application.

 

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Building Official digitizing files http://www.cheshirect.org/news/building-official-digitizing-files/ 2016-07-29T12:47:43 Arnett Talbot http://www.cheshirect.org/news/building-official-digitizing-files/ The Building Official has begun the process of digitizing files to better serve our residents.  During this project, all records will be available, although some files may take 15 to 20 minutes to access.

 

To avoid a long wait for files, please call our office at 203 271-6640 to check on the status of a file before you come in.  Our staff will let you know if the file is on site and available for viewing in our office.  If it is not, we will take your email address and email the file to you within 24 hours. 

 

Thank you for your patience as we work to improve our services.

 

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The Building Official has begun the process of digitizing files to better serve our residents.  During this project, all records will be available, although some files may take 15 to 20 minutes to access.

 

To avoid a long wait for files, please call our office at 203 271-6640 to check on the status of a file before you come in.  Our staff will let you know if the file is on site and available for viewing in our office.  If it is not, we will take your email address and email the file to you within 24 hours. 

 

Thank you for your patience as we work to improve our services.

 

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Traffic Advisory West Main Sidewalk Project http://www.cheshirect.org/news/traffic-advisory-west-main-sidewalk-project/ 2016-07-05T15:12:29 Arnett Talbot http://www.cheshirect.org/news/traffic-advisory-west-main-sidewalk-project/ Cheshire Police Department issues traffic advisory for West Main Street

        The Town of Cheshire is preparing to construct and improve sidewalks on the north side of West Main Street, between Grove Street and Maple Avenue. The project will consist of approximately 1,600 feet of new sidewalk as well as a four foot high retaining wall on the westerly end of the project. The project is scheduled to begin on July 11, 2016, and is expected to take several months to complete.

        Traffic control will be handled by the Cheshire Police Department.  We fully recognize the large volume of traffic utilizing these roads on a daily basis, and every effort is being made to minimize the impact to businesses, residents, and the motoring public. Motorists may experience delays and or detours during consturction. 

        The Cheshire Police Department asks for your patience as the Town continues to improve its infrastructure and accessibility.  

        Traffic concerns can be directed to Traffic Officer Matt Wium or Traffic Officer Nikki Moore at 203-271-5544 or 203-271-5541.

 

CHESHIRE POLICE DEPARTMENT

500 Highland Ave

Cheshire, CT 06410

(203) 271-5500

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Cheshire Police Department issues traffic advisory for West Main Street

        The Town of Cheshire is preparing to construct and improve sidewalks on the north side of West Main Street, between Grove Street and Maple Avenue. The project will consist of approximately 1,600 feet of new sidewalk as well as a four foot high retaining wall on the westerly end of the project. The project is scheduled to begin on July 11, 2016, and is expected to take several months to complete.

        Traffic control will be handled by the Cheshire Police Department.  We fully recognize the large volume of traffic utilizing these roads on a daily basis, and every effort is being made to minimize the impact to businesses, residents, and the motoring public. Motorists may experience delays and or detours during consturction. 

        The Cheshire Police Department asks for your patience as the Town continues to improve its infrastructure and accessibility.  

        Traffic concerns can be directed to Traffic Officer Matt Wium or Traffic Officer Nikki Moore at 203-271-5544 or 203-271-5541.

 

CHESHIRE POLICE DEPARTMENT

500 Highland Ave

Cheshire, CT 06410

(203) 271-5500

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Car Thefts from Unlocked Cars http://www.cheshirect.org/news/car-thefts-from-unlocked-cars/ 2016-06-28T17:51:54 Arnett Talbot http://www.cheshirect.org/news/car-thefts-from-unlocked-cars/      The Cheshire Police Department is investigating a number of stolen vehicles and thefts from motor vehicles which occurred during the overnight and early morning hours of Tuesday June 28, 2016. At least one stolen vehicle was taken from inside a garage that had an unsecure exterior door.

     These thefts occurred in the neighborhoods including and surrounding Avon Blvd, Brentwood Dr., and Eastgate Dr.

     Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Cheshire Police Department Investigative Division at 203-271-5530.

     Communities around the State are continuing to experience thefts from motor vehicles. The majority of these thefts occur during the overnight hours, but this crime occurs at all times throughout the day. These thefts from motor vehicles continue to be a crime of opportunity. The perpetrators of these crimes are looking for motor vehicles with:

  • Unsecure doors
  • Windows left down
  • Valuables left in sight
  • Keys in the vehicle

     The Cheshire Police Department would like to remind everyone to:

  • Bring in valuables from the vehicle during the overnight hours
  • Lock vehicles when not in use
  • Not leave valuables in sight when parked in public or private areas
  • Not leave keys, or ignition fobs, in the vehicle whether the vehicle is locked or unlocked

     While the Cheshire Police Department will continue to investigate these crimes, we are asking for everyone’s assistance in preventing the occurrence of this crime.

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     The Cheshire Police Department is investigating a number of stolen vehicles and thefts from motor vehicles which occurred during the overnight and early morning hours of Tuesday June 28, 2016. At least one stolen vehicle was taken from inside a garage that had an unsecure exterior door.

     These thefts occurred in the neighborhoods including and surrounding Avon Blvd, Brentwood Dr., and Eastgate Dr.

     Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Cheshire Police Department Investigative Division at 203-271-5530.

     Communities around the State are continuing to experience thefts from motor vehicles. The majority of these thefts occur during the overnight hours, but this crime occurs at all times throughout the day. These thefts from motor vehicles continue to be a crime of opportunity. The perpetrators of these crimes are looking for motor vehicles with:

  • Unsecure doors
  • Windows left down
  • Valuables left in sight
  • Keys in the vehicle

     The Cheshire Police Department would like to remind everyone to:

  • Bring in valuables from the vehicle during the overnight hours
  • Lock vehicles when not in use
  • Not leave valuables in sight when parked in public or private areas
  • Not leave keys, or ignition fobs, in the vehicle whether the vehicle is locked or unlocked

     While the Cheshire Police Department will continue to investigate these crimes, we are asking for everyone’s assistance in preventing the occurrence of this crime.

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