City Operations during COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic has caused unprecedented challenges for our nation, our state, and our community.  As a result, we want to share how the City has modified our normal operations to work through this crisis to keep our citizens safe while continuing to provide vital services.

  • Our Police and Fire Departments are fully staffed, working and responding as usual.  
  • Bulky Waste collection resumed June 1st, 2020.
  • All recreation programs except for camp have been cancelled and our Senior Center is closed to the public but has essential services.  
  • City parks are open; however, please practice "social distancing".   Playscapes are still closed.  Reservations for the 2020 Mohegan Park Pavilion rental season have been cancelled.  
  • City Hall and the Planning, Building and Zoning Department are open by appointment only.
  • Planning, Building and Zoning Department are scheduling in-person and remote inspections.
  • The City Clerk's office is taking appointments from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm to process all critical documentation such as birth and death certificates and other legal documents.  Please call 860-823-3735 to schedule.
  • Taxes may be paid securely on the City website.  The City is also offering a limited time lower interest rate on delinquent accounts.
  • Youth & Family Services are offering several remote options to meet with staff.
  • City Council Meetings along with Budget Hearings are also on our website.  Live Streaming meetings are available when the event is live.  To call into a Council Meeting, please visit the agenda information for that meeting.

As the day-to-day impact on our community from the coronavirus pandemic will evolve in the weeks ahead, please check the City's website or the City's Facebook pages for regular updates going forward.  

Please stay safe.


City Manager John Salomone & Mayor Peter Nystrom