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There's No Place Like Heritage Village                                              

A unique, 55+ active adult community, Heritage Village is located in Connecticut's beautiful town of Southbury, surrounded by natural ponds, rivers, and trails. Residents enjoy a wide variety of clubs, activities, tennis courts, and beautiful private swimming pools. An 18-hole golf course that winds its way through Heritage Village is available for membership. A 9-hole course and par 3 course are adjacent to the village. Heritage Village is a hub of activity conveniently situated between the excitement of Manhattan and all the best of Boston. We are home to a diverse group of active, friendly residents who will tell you "Heritage Village is a great place to visit and an even better place to call home."  

Heritage Village Master Association/Heritage Village Foundation Non-Discrimination Policy - Click here to download policy

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Transitioning to Spectrum
Starting in October and continuing through November, Spectrum will transition current and potential new subscribers to the new bulk service offered to Heritage Village residents. In the next few weeks, and throughout the transition period, residents will receive mailers with instructions on accessing these new bulk services.
     Essentially, there are a few main steps:
Step 1  Wait to receive Spectrum mailer. Once received, please call the number provided on the mailer and order the equipment for the bulk service
Step 2  When the equipment is delivered to your unit, inspect to make sure you have the equipment you ordered in Step 1, (mailer will tell you what to order)
Step 3  Self-install hardware sent to you on the Activation (cut-over) Date sent to you on the mailer. Do not install the equipment prior to the date provided to your unit, your equipment will not work!  If you need assistance with the installation, please call the support number provided on the postcard, on or after the Activation Date.
Step 4  Return old Spectrum equipment if you have any, as indicated on the Spectrum mailer.
     Click here for a PDF document with more details. It includes estimated Activation Dates for all units. It is important that you contact Spectrum when you receive information from them in the mail and at the number provided on the mailer. If you are out of town during this time, you can call Spectrum on your return and they will arrange delivery of your equipment and installation beyond their scheduled timeframe.
     If you have questions during the process, please email HeritageSpectrum1@charter.com
 
Don't Miss the Heritage Village Harvest Fair on Saturday, October 15, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Featuring: Musical Performances, Chair Massage, Roaming Magician, Golf and Archery Demonstrations, Pie Baking Contest, Face Painting, Music Education with Waterbury Symphony Orchestra Educator, Trunk or Treat, Food Trucks, and more.
     General Admission is free. Rain date is Sunday, October 16. This event will be outdoors in the area between the Ethan Allen Library and the Activities Building. The area will be closed to traffic from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. See page 24 of the October Bulletin for more details.
     Food Trucks: Grilled Cheese Food Truck and Fire Engine Pizza Truck. Food Trucks require reservations and payment to be made at the Activities Desk by Friday, October 7.
     Pie Baking Contest: Are you a baker who takes pleasure making a delicious pie for all to enjoy? We hope you will enter the Harvest Fair Pie Baking Contest. Pick your favorite or most asked for specialty pie. Sign up by Friday, October 7. The contest is limited to 10 entrants. Click here for contest rules and entry form. For details, call the Activities Desk at 203-264-9644, option 2.
     Trunk or Treat: We are looking for 3 additional volunteers to decorate the trunks of their car and distribute individually wrapped candy to the grandchildren. Please contact the Activities Desk for more information, 203-264-9644, option 2
     Volunteers are needed for the Harvest Fair. Please contact the Activities Desk at 203-264-9644, option 2 to learn more.
 
Board of Trustees/Directors Meeting, Tuesday, September 27 at 9 a.m. in Sarah Cooke Hall
The September 27 HVMA/HVF Board of Trustees/Directors meeting originally scheduled for 6 p.m. will now be held at 9 a.m.  The 8:30 a.m. hearing for residents to comment on the proposed 2022 Rules and Regulations has been postponed until the October HVMA/HVF Board of Trustees/Directors meeting being held on October 25 at 8:30 a.m. 
 
Revised Proposed 2022 Rules and Regulations
After reviewing the numerous comments and suggestions from residents regarding the  proposed revision of the HV Rules and Regulations, changes to the document have been made. You can see the changes by clicking the link below.  The most recent changes are highlighted in yellow both in the Table of Contents and the appropriate section of the document.  
 
Heritage Village in Southbury losing its community resource officer
 
Volunteer Want Ad
Heritage Village Master Association and Heritage Village Foundation need volunteers:
  • The Communications Committee is seeking an advertising salesperson for the Heritage Village Bulletin. Do you enjoy meeting new people? This is a fun and personally rewarding position that provides an opportunity to sell, without the pressure of quotas, and to use one's skills in media selling via telephone and computer with an occasional jaunt to the client's location.
Interested? Contact Terry Calnan at volunteer@hvmaster.com
 
Everbridge is the Town of Southbury’s New Emergency Communication Tool!
Sign up to receive time-sensitive emergency and critical community alerts. You can choose to receive alerts by phone, text, and/or email. If you subscribed to the Town of Southbury emergency alerts through Code Red, you must re-register with Everbridge to ensure that you receive emergency messages.
     Southbury will use the emergency notification system to alert residents about a variety of events such as severe weather, fires, floods, and other emergencies.
     How to Sign Up? Click here to go to the Everbridge Sign Up page. Or text “SouthburyCT” to 888777. If you do not have access to text devices or a computer, or would like assistance in registering, you may pick up a form at Southbury Town Hall or Southbury Public Library. Completed forms can be submitted to the Southbury Emergency Management office located in Town Hall on the 3rd floor.
 
2022 – 2023 Proposed Budget
The Proposed Budget is posted on the Documents page, under the Documents & Forms tab. Click here to read Dan Drew's letter about the budget proposal.
 
2022 Bulk Trash Pick-Up
Click here to view the 2022 Bulk Trash Pick-Up Schedule. 
 
Heritage Village Donation to World Central Kitchen
Heritage Village received a donation of Yankee/Red Sox tickets that we raffled off with a designated charity to receive the proceeds. We raised $500 and the chosen charity was the World Central Kitchen. If you are not familiar with this non-profit, they provide freshly cooked food in war torn and impoverished countries. Currently, they are primarily involved in the Ukraine and are a lifesaver for many.  
     Our $500 was given to Carole Peck, restaurateur and owner of Good News Cafe. Carole, who has raised over $50,000 for World Central Kitchen, is of Ukrainian descent.  
    The Village is proud to contribute to this worthy cause and we thank our residents for their generosity. 
 
Heritage Road Bridge Construction
The Town of Southbury has begun construction on Heritage Road Bridge over the Pomperaug River. The project consists of the rehabilitation of the bridge including the bridge deck and repair work to the underside of the structure. Duration of the project is 3 months with an approximate opening of the bridge scheduled for October 27, 2022 or sooner.
     Detour Info: Use of Heritage Road is now restricted to one way into the Village only. A detour/alternate route for vehicles leaving the Village is in effect using Heritage Road, North Poverty Road, Roxbury Road (Rte. 67), and Main Street North. Motorists should follow posted signs for the detour route. Motorists should be aware that modifications or extensions to this schedule may become necessary due to weather delays or other unforeseen conditions
 
Interest-Free Home Improvement Loan Program
Through a grant provided by the Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Town of Southbury has funds available to assist income eligible residential property owners with repairs to existing residential properties. Funds can be used to perform a variety of repairs and upgrades including, but not limited to, code violations, increased energy efficiency, accessibility improvements (such as entrance ramps and bathroom modifications), and other general rehabilitation and improvements as approved by the Town. Click here for more information.
 
R U OK? Program for Seniors
The Town of Southbury invites town residents over the age of 60 to participate in the town’s R U OK? Program. The program is ideal for seniors who live alone or are homebound. If you are interested in learning more about the program, or registering for it, please call the Senior Center at 203-262-0651 or email Tamath K. Rossi, Director of Senior Services at senior@southbury-ct.gov.
     ARE YOU OK? (RUOK?) is an ongoing program in which a computer-generated phone call is made daily, at a specific time, to each registered resident at their home. A friendly message from the Senior Center/Southbury Police Department asks if the resident is ok. The resident is only required to answer the phone call. If the phone line is busy, or if there is no answer, the system will call back two more times. If there is still no answer, the system generates an alert that is issued to the SPD Dispatchers who will dispatch a Southbury Police Officer to the residence.
 
New Covid Guidelines Effective March 1 
We have been carefully monitoring Covid-related data as well as guidance from the CDC and the State of Connecticut. Henceforth and absent a new wave of infections, we will operate according to the following guidelines in all public areas at Heritage Village:
  • Ÿ Capacity restrictions at Sarah Cooke Hall are removed and will now be consistent only with the limits established by the fire marshal.
  • Ÿ Effective March 1 and consistent with state guidelines, masks will not be required in public/common buildings for anyone who has been vaccinated; this standard applies to both residents and staff.
  • Ÿ Masks are not required outside anywhere within the Village.
  • Ÿ Guests will be permitted but must adhere to the guidelines relative to masks listed above based on their vaccination status.
  • Ÿ Food and beverages will be allowed.
  • Ÿ Staff entering a resident’s home must remain masked inside that person’s home regardless of vaccination status unless the resident says otherwise; unvaccinated staff must always remain masked inside residents’ homes.
If we experience a new wave of infections, we will revisit these regulations and make changes consistent with state and federal guidelines and in consideration of the health needs of the population here.
     We must rely on one another and build a community of trust; if you have chosen to remain unvaccinated, please remember that we each possess a responsibility to ensure that we are not infecting someone who is vulnerable. Essentially, this latest set of guidelines returns life to normal with the exception that unvaccinated individuals must continue to wear a mask in indoor common settings. I hope we are coming upon the end of the pandemic and will be able to live again as we once did. I wish you all health and happiness.
     Please feel free to reach out with any questions.
     — Dan Drew, Chief Operating Officer
 
Foundation Buildings Hours
Fireside Building: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Meeting House: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Lodge: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Fitness Center: 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Activities Building: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Ethan Allen Library: Mon. – Sat. 10 to 12 p.m. and 2 to 4 p.m., Sun. 2 to 4 p.m.
 
One of the Top 55+ Communities in the USA!
Heritage Village ranks high—number 11—in a recent study of the best 55+ communities in the United States. Coventry Direct, the insurance company, analyzed more than 2,600 such communities, numerically ranking them based on both amenities and community details. HV received a perfect score for amenities, 50 out of 50—one of only six communities to do so!
     In the amenities section, Coventry investigated access to Exercise and Wellness, Entertainment, and Outdoor Activities. Heritage Village blasted past most competitors, especially in Entertainment and Outdoor Activities.
     In the community details section, Coventry reviewed such details as the prices and affordability of homes, age limits, and security. Once again, the Village showed its stuff, powering its way into the top communities of this study.
     Out of the top 25 communities for 55+ on this list, Heritage Village is the ONLY one in the northeast and practically the only one not in the Sunbelt. For those who enjoy changing seasons, Heritage Village is number one.
    To read more: click here.
 
Do You Need Help Paying Your Connecticut Water Bill?
COVID-19 extended payment plans are available for any customer with past due balances, without requiring a determination of financial need. The "H2O – Help 2 Our Customers" program provides financial assistance and/or payment plans to support customers who may be experiencing financial challenges. Click here to learn more.
 
The Town of Southbury has Experienced an Uptick in Confirmed Rabid Wildlife
Animal Control asks owners to make certain that all pets, indoor and outdoor, are up to date with their rabies vaccinations, and reminds owners to supervise their pets and be cautious about leaving them unattended outdoors. While walking outside or hiking, it is recommended you have a second person accompany you and to carry an air horn.
     Some common symptoms of rabies can be unprovoked aggression, difficulty walking, and excess salivation. If you or your pet have had contact with wildlife, call Southbury Animal Control and follow up with a healthcare provider and/or veterinarian.
    For further questions, or to report wildlife contact with a human or pet, please call Southbury Animal Control at 203-262-0613.
 
Living with Pets
We want to remind you to keep your pets indoors, unless you have them on a leash. Along with the beautiful wooded landscape that Heritage Village has to offer, there is also the risk of pets getting lost and the risk from natural wildlife. We also want to make sure that any resident who is not an animal lover is not bothered by any of our pets. One last reminder: Please remember to pick up after your pets and throw the bags away appropriately. Please do your part to keep your dearly loved pets safe and our beautiful village clean.
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Employment Opportunities
Employment Opportunities at Heritage Village
 
         Public Facilities Maintainer-
The Heritage Village Activities Department has an immediate job opening for an on-call Public Facilities Maintainer. The position is currently posted on BambooHR . 
If you know of any qualified individuals, friends and family, please share and encourage them to apply.