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."
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Important date changes for your monthly common charge payment
Please mark your calendar for these important date changes regarding your monthly common charges which went into effect with the November 1, 2019 monthly common charge payment. The late payment date has changed to the 15th of the month. The autopay date has also changed to 15th of the month. For owners not on autopay, we encourage you to take advantage of this stress-free way to pay your monthly common charges. The form is easy to complete, and is available at the Maintenance Building. This change was approved at the May 28, 2019 Board of Trustee meeting.
Help the HV Library
Remember the Heritage Village Library when you are cleaning out this year's reads. They are always in need of novels, non-fiction, mystery, and adventure books for the annual book sale. Jigsaw puzzles, DVDs, audio books and CDs, too. Drop them by the library: Monday through Saturday, 10am to noon and 2pm to 4pm, Sunday 2pm to 4pm. Or call 203-264-6122 to arrange a pickup.
Southbury police warn of “grandparent” scams\
Southbury Police are helping to spread the word about a scam targeting elderly residents in Rhode Island and Massachusetts and could be making its way to Connecticut.
Numerous law enforcement agencies in the area have reported “grandparent” scams over the past few weeks, scamming older residents out of thousands of dollars, police said.
Scammers are calling, saying a family member was arrested and needs bail money, usually out of state. In some instances, suspects have identified themselves with true names of local police officers to gain credibility. Although this is a common scam, the suspects in the recent cases tell victims that they will send a courier to pick up the money at the victim’s residence or at a location nearby, police said.
Some victims gave several incremental drops to the suspects, who have gotten more than $100,000 so far from the victims.
Southbury Police Department has investigated similar scams in the past and is reminding residents of ways to protect themselves and spot the scam.
The department said no law enforcement agency will send a courier to a residence for bond money, nor ask people to purchase gift cards that they can redeem over the phone to bond someone out. The only way to bond a person who has been arrested is to do so in person at the police department.
Anyone who receives a similar request to this scam is asked to call the police.
(Article from the News-Times, Norwalk CT 2/14/2020)
Were you unable to attend the Presidents' Council Grounds Maintenance Debriefing?
Message from Officer Robert Burke regarding stop signs
Congratulations to our newly elected HVMA/HVF Officers and Executive Committee members!
2020 HVMA/HVF Officers
President – Gerry Leventhal
Vice President – Mary Beth Walkley
Treasurer – James Judd
Assistant Treasurer – Bob Holley
Secretary – Carolyn Bucha
Assistant Secretary – Nancy Terpening
Executive Committee Members*
*The HVMA/HVF President and Vice President serve as members of the Executive Committee.
Some Dam Good News
Dam Ribbon Cutting And Dedication Ceremony
On Friday, December 6, 2019, Heritage Village welcomed its long-awaited new dam with a festive ribbon-cutting ceremony amidst the snow, attended by executive officers of the Village, including President Gerry Leventhal, Vice President Donna Gillotte, and Chief Operating Officer, Angela Toppi. The new dam is the result of a 2013 Connecticut law, An Act Concerning the Dam Safety Program, that moved responsibility for dams from the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) to dam owners themselves. Owners, including Heritage Village, were required to inspect their dams and would be held responsible for their condition.
Heritage Village’s inspection unfortunately discovered that the spillway on the original dam was in poor condition. As a result, the Village immediately hired the civil engineering company Fuss & O'Neill, Inc. to begin repair plans. These plans became more urgent after a failure of the dam in 2014 that required emergency work. From 2014 to January 2019 the Village worked with the state of Connecticut to develop an appropriate plan for rebuilding. In January 2019 the Board of Trustees/Directors approved funding for the construction of a new dam and in April 2019 the bridge and dam company New England Infrastructure was given notice to proceed.
Before anything else could begin, the pond had to be lowered. Workers installed a bypass where the old spillway was, running underground and connecting to a pipe below Middle Hill House Road. A cofferdam was constructed to provide a dry-work area during rebuilding. After work on the dam itself was finished, the contractors assembled new lights, replaced topsoil and reseeded the landscape, and installed a fence, so Villagers could once again enjoy the rebuilt area. Last, but not least, a much-needed parking area for Pool 2 was built. Many thanks go to the Heritage Village team that oversaw this enormous project, most especially to Karl Schmidt, who volunteered his energy and expertise to see this dam finished.
Proposed policy on abandoned vehicles
Click here to download draft of the proposed policy
Did You Know?
Heritage Village has its own video production group?
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Please keep your pets indoors
We want to remind residents to keep their 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 the natural wildlife. Please do your part to keep your dearly loved “fur babies” safe.
HV Information Channel
The HV Information Channel on MATV digital channel 16.1 is now available to view on the HV website. You can view it by clicking on the blue band on the right side of this page that says MATV and HV Information Channel.
CT Water regarding the installation of water meters
The Heritage Village maintenance department does not install water meters. Installation of a water meter requires a structural variance and a building permit from the Town of Southbury. If you are interested in having a water meter installed, contact Heritage Village Water Company at 203-264-8100 for information.