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MAYOR BRONIN & TREASURER CLOUD STATEMENTS ON PASSING OF FORMER TREASURER KATHLEEN PALM DEVINE

(Jan 30, 2016) Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin and Treasurer Adam Cloud issued the following statements regarding the passing of former City Treasurer Kathleen Palm Devine.
 
“Kathleen Palm Devine served Hartford with tremendous dedication for over a decade, carefully and skillfully managing our City’s financial assets,” Mayor Bronin said. “Kathleen was respected by colleagues and residents alike, and her passing is a loss for our City. Our thoughts and prayers are with her loved ones."
 
“Kathleen Palm Devine was and will always be one of the City’s greatest public servants,” Treasurer Cloud said. “She was a champion for Hartford and all of its residents. Her passing is particularly difficult for me as she was both my friend and my mentor. On behalf of my staff and the Pension Commission, I wish to express our deepest condolences to her family. She will truly be missed.”
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MAYOR BRONIN ANNOUNCES DEPARTURE OF HUMAN RESOURCES DIRECTOR (Deputy Director Debra Carabillo to Serve as Interim Director)

(Jan 27, 2016) Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin today announced that he has reluctantly accepted the resignation of Henry Burgos, Director of Human Resources and Labor Relations for the City of Hartford. Mr. Burgos, who began working for the city in 2013, will depart from his position effective January 27.

“I have been impressed with Henry’s dedication to the people of Hartford through his management his management of all aspects of the City’s Human Resources Department, and I’m sorry to see him leave City Hall,” Mayor Bronin said. “Under Henry’s tenure, the City saw drastic modernization of our onboarding, applicant tracking, and testing services. He has been an advisor and an invaluable resource during this transition period, and his departure is a loss for City Hall.” 

Mr. Burgos stated, “It was a pleasure to serve Connecticut’s Capital City. My tenure as director was the most rewarding experience of my career. I’m grateful for this opportunity to serve the citizens of Hartford and I look forward to pursuing personal and professional goals in the near future.”

As Director of Human Resources and Labor Relations, Mr. Burgos has been responsible for directing every aspect of the City’s Human Resources Department, including, but not limited to, labor relations, recruitment, employee relations, employee benefits and contract negations. As a member of the senior management team, Henry played a key role in the City’s budget development process and was a member of the Personnel and Finance Committee, where among other things, he engaged in the monitoring of the City’s budget.  

Mayor Bronin has appointed Debra Carabillo, Assistant Director of Human Resources, to serve as Acting Director of Human Resources while a search for a permanent replacement is underway.

 

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CITY OF HARTFORD ANNOUNCES WARMING CENTER HOURS FOR JANUARY 23-24, 2016

(January 23, 2016) – With temperatures expected to be in the low 20s and high teens, and with high winds bringing the wind chill factor temperatures to the single digit range, Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin has ordered the opening of the warming centers in the City of Hartford. The purpose for opening these centers shall be to provide temporary comfort during regular business hours. 
The State of Connecticut has implemented its severe cold weather protocol to ensure adequate shelter space during the severe cold weather. Any resident in need of overnight shelter accommodations are encouraged to call 2-1-1.
During severe cold weather, residents should take the following precautions:
 
·         Stay indoors if possible
·         If you must go outside, wear several layers of loose-fitting, lightweight, warm clothing rather than one layer of heavy clothing. Wear a hat and change wet clothes frequently to prevent loss of body heat.
·         Cover your mouth with a scarf to protect your lungs.
·         Watch for signs of hypothermia: uncontrollable shivering, memory loss, disorientation, incoherence, slurred speech, drowsiness, and apparent exhaustion
·         If symptoms of hypothermia are detected, get the victim to a warm location, remove wet clothing, warm the center of the body first and give warm, non-alcoholic beverages if the victim is conscious. Get medical help as soon as possible
List of Warming Centers:
    • Parker Memorial, 2621 Main Street, Time: Saturday 9 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    • Pope Park, 30 Pope Park Drive, Time: Saturday 9 a.m.  - 4:00 p.m. 
The Hartford Public Library is available for residents and visitors Below are hours of operation: 
    • Hartford Downtown Library, 500 Main Street, Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. & Sun 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m..
    • Albany Library Branch, 1250 Albany Avenue, Saturday 12:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    • Barbour Branch, 281 Barbour Street, Saturday 12:30p .m. - 5:00 p.m.
    • Camp Field Branch, 30 Campfield Avenue, Saturday 12:30 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.
    • Mark Twain Branch, 55 Forest Street, Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    • Goodwin, 460 New Britain Avenue, Saturday 12:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

 

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SATURDAY AT 5:00 P.M.: MAYOR BRONIN DECLARES SNOW EMERGENCY PARKING BAN

(January 22, 2016) Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin has declared a snow emergency parking ban for the City of Hartford, beginning at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 23, 2016 and ending at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, January 24, 2016. All Hartford District Public Schools will be closed and lots will be available for parking, however, cars must be moved by noon on Sunday.
 
“Latest forecasts are predicting up to six inches of snow in the city, and your cooperation with the parking ban will allow our DPW team to get the streets clear and back to normal as quickly as possible," said Bronin.  "Once a storm reaches four inches of accumulation, it's important that our crews are able to plow to the curb and avoid any damage to cars.  I urge residents to take necessary steps to help us secure safe emergency access routes and get the streets cleared quickly."
 
During a snow emergency parking ban, all on-street parking is prohibited throughout the City of Hartford. Any vehicles not removed from City streets by the start of the parking ban will be ticketed and towed. Residents without access to off-street parking should move their vehicles to one of the following authorized parking areas before the start of the parking ban:
 
·         Colt Park – Warwarme Street Lot                 
·         Dillon Stadium – Curcombe Street Lot     
·         Elizabeth Park – Asylum Street                  
·         Elizabeth Park – Prospect Avenue            
·         Goodwin Park – Hubbard Avenue            
·         Goodwin Park – Maple Ave. Golf Course                     
·         Keney Park – Woodland Street            
·         Keney Park – Ridgefield Street             
·         Pope Park –Park Terrace Lot   
·         2 Holcomb Street Lot
·         80 Coventry Lot
·         KDA Center Lot – Naugatuck Street            
·         All Hartford District School Parking Lots. For a complete list,
 
visit www.hartfordschools.org/schools and select “District.”
 
Residents should remove their vehicles from the lots promptly following the end of the parking ban. Residents whose vehicles are towed during the parking ban should contact the Hartford Police Department at (860) 757-4000. The cost for retrieving a towed vehicle is $93.59. An additional $99.00 ticket will be issued, which owners are responsible for paying before the answer date. Please visit http://www.hartford.gov/snow-parking for a list of snow emergency parking locations, and for information regarding towed vehicles. 
 
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