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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Watch Out For The Latest Scam!
A new scam has arrived — just in time for the holidays. This particular scam begins with a text message from the USPS that claims a package will be returned unless you provide missing address details. A link is given for the address details, but do NOT click on the link.
To dispose of the scam message:
If you believe there may be a lost package, please call the local Post Office instead of responding to a message like this. Thank you to Villager Deborah Brody for pointing out this latest scam.
• If it’s a text message, block the sender, then delete the message.
• If it’s an email, flag it as phishing, which should delete the message automatically. If it doesn't, delete the message manually and empty your trash folder too.
The Town of Southbury Has Completed Revaluation of All Real Property
Assessment notices are in the mail. Appraisals and assessments have increased significantly!
When values increase history shows that the Mill Rate will decrease. Unfortunately, a new Mill Rate will not be determined until after the Town and School budgets have been finalized and approved by the Board of Finance in late Spring 2023.
Click here to visit the Southbury Assessor’s page for detailed information on the Revaluation Program.
Click here to look up your property appraisal and assessment.
Will this Revaluation increase your taxes?
Local budgets and the dollar amount necessary to support services such as education, police and fire, etc. within the jurisdiction are the factors which affect the amount of taxes property owners must pay. An increase in your assessment from a revaluation may have no effect on your tax rate or tax bill. For example, if the same amount of money is to be raised after the Revaluation as the previous year and each assessment doubles, the tax rate would merely be cut in half.
How and when will your taxes be affected by this revaluation?
The revaluation will affect your tax bill July 2023. Since the new mill rate will not be established until the budgetary process has been completed, it is not possible to estimate your new tax bill at this time.
Have You Received Your Spectrum Postcard?
Joe Samolis, HVMA's Deputy COO, recommends that if you have not received your postcard, you should call Spectrum customer service at 833-416-0868.
Proposed Rate Increase From Eversource
Please click here for more information regarding the proposed rate increase from Eversource.
Take Care With Space Heaters!
With temperatures dropping, you may want to plug in your space heater. The National Fire Protection Association reports that space heaters caused nearly half of home heating fires from 2011 to 2015, and were responsible for 85 percent of home heating fire deaths.
- Place your space heater on a level, flat surface.
- Inspect the heater for cracked or broken plugs, and loose connections. If the heater is damaged, do not use it.
- Plug your space heater directly into a wall outlet. Do not use with a power strip or extension cord, as these can overheat and cause a fire.
- Locate space heaters out of high traffic areas and doorways where they may pose a tripping hazard.
- Keep anything that can burn at least 3 feet away from your space heater, and keep pets and children away from the heater.
- Never leave a space heater unattended. Turn it off when you leave the room.
- Never use a space heater while you sleep.
Heritage Village Master Association and Heritage Village Foundation need volunteers:
- Condo 10 is seeking Cluster Captains for Cluster 3 and Cluster 10, and a Board Secretary.
Interested? Contact Terry Calnan
Updated Spectrum Cut-Over/Activation Dates
Spectrum TV App
The Spectrum TV App allows you to control your TV and view your channel lineup, stream live and On Demand content, program your DVR from anywhere.
Using Spectrum Cloud DVR
Spectrum Channel Lineup Lists as of November 16
Spectrum Zoom Meetings – Wednesdays at 10 a.m. beginning November 9
Zoom meetings with Spectrum will take place each Wednesday until the installation project is complete. A link to the Zoom meetings is posted under the Administrative Zoom Meetings blue band.
The purpose of the weekly Zoom meetings is to give residents an opportunity to hear from Spectrum as to the progress of the installation, their schedules, and to ask and have questions answered about the process and what to expect. These will not be technical support calls, so any personal questions related to service should be directed to the customer service line 833-416-0868.
Connecticut Energy Assistance Program
This program is designed to help offset the winter heating costs of our most vulnerable lower-income households. It is administered by the Department of Social Services and coordinated by New Opportunities, Inc.
The application for CEAP is available October through May. Income and asset verification is required.
For more information, including income eligibility guidelines, please click here.
New Rules and Regulations
At the meeting on October 25, the Board of Trustees voted to approve the proposed 2022 Rules and Regulations. To see the new document, go to HVMA/HVF Documents under the Documents & Forms tab. Maintenance Standards are posted on the same page. The Unit Owner Handbook is in the process of being updated.
Heritage Village Library Has Adopted a Shelf at the Southbury Food Bank
The library's assignment is to provide cake mixes, brownie mixes, and cookie mixes. There is a bin just inside the library door for your donations. The library will deliver your donations to the food bank on a monthly basis. Please keep these items on your grocery lists.
Southbury residents need you and thank you! And check out a book while you’re there!
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.
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.