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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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Sign Up Now to Get Your Key Fob or Key Card
The Foundation Buildings have been fitted with a security access entry system. Beginning October 1 all residents must have a key fob or key card to enter the buildings. Here is how to get your key fob or card:
  • Go to the SignUpGenius blue band on the home page to reserve a timeslot. Each resident must sign up for their own appointment. One timeslot per individual. Appointments are spaced five minutes apart.
  • Choose whether you want a key fob (a small disc that attaches to your key chain for $5) or a key card ( 2” x 3 1/2” plastic card for free). It’s one or the other, not both.
  • When you arrive for your appointment, your photo will be taken and you will receive your key fob or card. If you selected a key fob you will need to make your $5 payment.
  • Daytime appointments are at the Activities Building, 11 Heritage Way. Evening and weekend appointments are at Dispatch 719 E Hill Rd.
  • If you have any difficulties contact the Activities Desk at 203-264-9644, ext. 221 for assistance.
 
The Executive Committee will be meeting on Thursday, August 5 at 9:00 a.m. in the Borge Room. 
 
Resident Budget Forum
On Friday, August 6 at 1:00 p.m. there will be a Resident Budget Forum held via Zoom to review the proposed 2021–2022 budget. For details on how to join by computer or telephone, see the Administrative Zoom Meetings blue band.
     To view the 2022 Heritage Village Proposed Budget, go to the Documents page under the Documents & Forms tab.
 
Foundation Buildings are Open
Fireside Building: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Meeting House: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Lodge: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Fitness Center: 5 a.m. to 10 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 pm
Masks are required indoors. Guests are not allowed.
 
Masks Required in Foundation Buildings and No Guests Allowed
After careful consideration the Administration, Executive Offices and Executive Committee have decided to require masks when indoors in any Foundation building.  
     Knowing that even vaccinated residents can contract the Delta Strain of COVID-19, and hearing that another strain emanating from South America may even be a more contagious strain, we want to provide this pro-active measure for safety purposes.
     Foundation buildings remain open. We caution you to maintain social distancing and we will limit the capacity for indoor large events. Outdoor meetings and gatherings will not require masks. Guests will not be allowed in or at any HV buildings or facilities. 
     Decisions we make are based on both the science and medical data available to us locally, regionally and statewide and may change with little notice.
 
Have You Had Problems Getting in Touch With Heritage Village Administration?
In the past few days, the HVMA and HVF offices experienced outages of both internet and phone service. Please be patient if you have not received a response to recently sent emails.
 
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.
 
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.
     Information on coyote behavior and facts can be found on CT DEEP’S website at https://portal.ct.gov/DEEP/Wildlife/Fact-Sheets/Coyote
     — 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 volunteer@hvmaster.com 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
 
Pool Reminders
  • 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.
 
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
Many of our driveways and walkways will be repaved this summer. Click here to view the 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."
 
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.
We also had a perfect score for the amenities we offer. Click here to read the 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.
 
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