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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July 27, 2021 Board of Trustees/Directors Meeting Live Streaming
Fitness Center Will Open at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, July 27
The Fitness Center will be closed tomorrow morning from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. due to repair and construction.
Two Coyote Attacks Near Heritage Village on July 20
Southbury Animal Control reports two separate incidents this morning with potentially rabid coyotes in the Platt Park/Traditions area.
It appears that there is a rabies outbreak and these coyotes are very aggressive. One went after a pet and another went after a human.
Typical deterrent methods such as loud noises do not work with these animals, and they approach very quickly. Extreme caution should be used.
Residents are advised to keep their pets leashed and be mindful of any wildlife. Animal Control asks owners to make certain that all pets, indoor and outdoor, are up to date with their rabies vaccinations.
Southbury Animal Control urges residents to call 911 immediately if they have any concerns, or to report wildlife contact with a human or pet. For questions, call Animal Control at 203-262-0613.
— Seth Poston, Manager, Safety & Emergency Services
New Recycling Schedule
Recycling is now picked up weekly. The schedule is as follows:
Monday: Condo 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11
Tuesday: Condo 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, and 24
Thursday: Condo 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 15
Friday: Condo 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, and 23
Volunteer Want Ad – Updated July 27, 2021
Heritage Village Master Association and Heritage Village Foundation need volunteers for several positions.
- First Friends needs volunteers to offer a friendly hand to new residents with questions about living in Southbury and Heritage Village.
- Heritage Village Ambulance Assoc. Equipment Program needs volunteers for lending medical equipment to residents. Flexible shifts, no meetings necessary. Schedule appointments at your convenience.
- The camera is rolling for a new season and FOCUS TV needs new talent to work behind the scenes or in front of the camera. Do you have an idea for a show? Contact us! We are in Room J near the Fitness Center. Come visit!
- Foundations Facility Committee (FFC) needs a Recording Secretary.
- Condo 4 needs three Board Members, and a Cluster Captain for condos 125–129 and condos 142–144.
- Condo 5 needs a Condo Board Vice President.
- Condo 10 needs three Board Members (including First Trustee and Secretary); Cluster Captain for 8; and a Cluster Captain for 10.
- Condo 11 needs a Cluster Captain for 11B, 426–429 area.
Interested? Contact Terry Calnan at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 772-828-0370.
Pool Hours as of June 21
Pool 1 – Activities Pool is open 9 am to 7pm
Pool 2 – Victor Borge Pool is open 10 am to 7 pm
Pool 3 – Shady Glen Pool is open 10 am to 6 pm
Pool 4 – Hilltop Pool is open 9 am to 7 pm
- Reservations are not required.
- There is no time limit to swim sessions.
- Wearing of masks is optional outdoors.
- Residents need to wear their teal resident wristbands.
- No guests are allowed right now, but the Trustees are re-evaluating this decision.
- Pool furniture is set up as usual, with bathhouses and restrooms open for full capacity.
- Staff will clean thoroughly once a day.
Hooray for Heritage Village Reopenings!
Fully vaccinated residents are no longer required to wear masks in the Foundation buildings. It is recommended that unvaccinated residents continue to wear masks.
Meeting House is open 8 am to 10 pm
Lodge is open 8 am to 10 pm
Fitness Center is open 5 am to 10 pm
Activities Building is open 8 am to 10 pm
Ethan Allen Library is open Mon. – Sat. 10 to 12 pm and 2 to 4 pm, Sun. 2 to 4 pm
Fireside – Opening to be determined
2021 Grounds Maintenance and Shrub Pruning is in Progress
Eversource Project in Winship Barn Area
Eversource has informed us that they will begin upgrading power and communications along North Poverty Road in the Winship Barn area of the Village within the next several weeks. New utility poles with cross arms will be installed to facilitate the upgrade. In doing so, they will need to remove trees that will be tagged with orange flagging along the town road on North Poverty Road. No replanting of trees in this area will be allowed. Stay tuned for any updates.
2021 Asphalt Drives and Walks Repaving Schedule
Village Update Zoom Meetings – Second and Fourth Thursdays of the Month at 10 am
The Update meetings are now being held on the second and fourth and Thursdays, instead of every week. You will find information on how to join the meetings by computer or telephone under the blue band titled "Adminstrative Zoom Meetings."
Sign up for key cards and fobs began on June 2. The links are posted on the blue band called Online Reservations - SignUpGenius. Or call the Activities Desk at 203-264-9644, ext. 221.
Teal Wrist Bands
If you are a new resident who needs a wrist band for using the pools, or if you need to replace your teal wrist band from last year, call the Activities Desk at 203-264-9644, ext. 221.
The Bears are Back
There have been several sightings of black bears here in the Village. The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has posted recommendations to help keep bears away and what to do should you come upon one. For more information click here to visit the DEEP website.
Learn More About the Proposed Connecticut Water Rate Increase
Connecticut Water has provided us with a recording of the water company's February 8 Zoom presentation to HVMA, information about the rate application, and follow up to questions that were asked before and during the meeting. Click here to view.
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.
Heritage Village has been named number 11 in the top 25 retirement destinations in the US in a recent Consumer Affairs article.
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.