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    Today is the final day to register children for the City of New Haven’s Parks and Recreation summer camps. Residents are encouraged to enroll their children in one of more than a dozen educational, recreational and other enrichment programs located throughout New Haven. The camps serve children from 5 to 15 years old and run for three consecutive two-week sessions from June 28 through August 6. Children can participate in a variety of activities including: swimming, mountain biking, kayaking, field trips and arts & crafts. Camp costs vary and a limited number of scholarships are available based upon need. For more information please call 203-946-8027, stop by the Parks office at 720 Edgewood Avenue or visit the Department’s website at www.cityofnewhaven.com/parks.

    Here’s what else is happening in New Haven:

    Bikes for Kids

    On Tuesday, June 29th at 1 p.m. at Katherine Brennan School, I will be joining members from the City’s Youth Department at a ceremony to celebrate the Bikes for Kids Program. At this event, the Youth Department will be presenting over 50 bikes and helmets to students from Katherine Brennan School. Funding for this program was made possible by a Youth Services Bureau Enhancement Grant through the State of Connecticut.

    Energy Efficiency Rehabilitation Program

    Apply for financial assistance with costs related to housing energy efficiency and rehabilitation for the purpose of providing safe, decent and energy efficient living conditions. The City of New Haven’s Livable City Initiative will be hosting information sessions to explain program requirements, the application process and details of EERAP. The last orientation will be held on Wednesday, June 30th from 6 to 8 p.m. at Wilson Library.

    United Illuminating Company (UI) Community Meeting

    The United Illuminating Company (UI) will be holding a community-style meeting on Tuesday, June 29 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Conte West Hills Magnet School, 511 Chapel Street. This is an opportunity for UI customers to speak directly with the company’s leadership about your energy needs and issues.

    Property Revaluation

    Data collectors will be visiting your home soon for Property Revaluation. In compliance with Connecticut state statute, the City of New Haven is collecting data for the 2011 property revaluation. State law requires all municipalities to conduct revaluations every five years and to perform physical property inspections every ten years to ensure that taxes accurately reflect property values. During the collection phase, Vision Appraisal data collectors will visit each property and physically inspect the interior and exterior of each building, as well as the characteristics of the land. Attend a Community Meeting with the Tax Assessor to learn about this process. All meetings will take place at 6:30 p.m. and will be held: Tuesday, July 13 at Celentano School and Thursday, July 15 at Edgewood School.

    Music on the Green

    Market New Haven will once again host free concerts on the Green on three consecutive Saturdays in July. Music on the Green presented by Smilow Cancer Center at Yale-New Haven features live music performances by Sister Sledge featuring Kathy Sledge on July 17, the New Haven Symphony Orchestra on July 24, and Los Lobos on July 31. All concerts begin at 6 p.m. with the headliner taking the stage at 7 p.m. and are free and open to the public.

    Green Tip

    Raise your thermostat slightly to save on air conditioning. For every degree you raise your thermostat, you save 3% - 5%.

    Are you interested in receiving newsletters, like the Mayor’s Monday Message, from the City of New Haven? If so, please click here, select “My New Haven” then click on “Message Center.” Once you register your email address, you will have the option to select which newsletters you’d like to receive.

    I hope you have a happy and healthy week!

    Very truly yours,

    John DeStefano, Jr.


    Contact Name: Jessica Mayorga

    Contact Email: jmayorga@newhavenct.net

    Contact Phone: 203-946-7660


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