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495 Phoenixville Road, Chaplin, CT 06235

Windham County Connecticut

 Phone: (860) 455-0073

 Fax: (860) 455-0027

 Email: assistant@chaplinct.org

November 23, 2017 Thanksgiving Day Closings

The following offices will be closed on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday - 11/22 through 11/24:

Senior Center

 The following offices will be closed on Thursday, November 23rd and Friday, November 24th:

Department of Public Works * Chaplin Library * Town Hall

The following offices will be open for regular business hours on Saturday, November 25th:

Transfer Station * Library

Curbside pick-up for household garbage and recyclables will be delayed one day, pick-up scheduled for Friday, November 24th.

Burning Official

In order for citizens to conduct an open burning of brush on their property, they must first obtain a Burning Permit.  These are available at the Chaplin Town Hall and also below under the Forms section on this page.  

Any questions regarding the permit you can contact the Burning Official, Jason Chilly, at (860) 377-2310.

The Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP) and your local municipality limit open burning for public health and safety reasons. Open burning is defined as the burning of any matter in such a manner that the products of combustion resulting from the burning are emitted directly into the ambient air without passing through a stack or flue. Open burning pollutes the air and can make it difficult for people with respiratory problems to breathe, particularly for those in densely populated areas. Open burning can create nuisance odors and smoke that may adversely affect your neighbors. Loss  of control in the midst of open burning can result in forest fire and destruction of property. When conducting any type of burning, the utmost caution must be exercised to prevent injury to yourself or family members, and to prevent damage to your home or any neighboring properties.

Residents looking to burn must have a valid and signed permit from their local Open Burning Official.  Open burning is not allowed to clear land prior to construction activities. In addition, open burning cannot be used as a means to dispose of construction debris, household trash, or leaves.

Open burning is not allowed if: the Air Quality Index (AQI) is forecasted to be 75 or higher anywhere in the state; the Forest Fire Danger Index is rated HighVery High, or Extreme; national or state ambient air quality standards may be exceeded; a hazardous health condition might be created; or there is an advisory from DEEP of any air pollution episode.

 

Resources

Forms

Burning Permit - Open Burning and Brush Residential

Staff

Jason Chilly
Burning Official