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12/21/2018 - Selectmen Announce 2018 Employee and Fairfielder of the Year Winners

First Selectman Mike Tetreau is pleased to announce that the Board of Selectmen (BOS) awarded Mary Hogue with the 2018 Fairfielder of the Year and Earl Marshall, Jr. with the 2018 Town Employee of the Year.

The awards ceremony, now in its 15th year, took place at the Board of Selectmen meeting on Wednesday. Starting last September all members of the community, including town and school employees, were encouraged to submit nominations for either or both awards. Each Selectman then individually ranked their top three choices for each category.

First Selectman Tetreau thanks everyone in Town Hall and in the community who submitted nominations. He added, “There’s no better way to start the holiday season than to honor individuals like Earl and Mary who go above and beyond to make a positive difference for Fairfield. These awards are a popular and rewarding town tradition and are a wonderful opportunity to recognize so many talented and devoted residents and school and town employees.”

2018 Employee of the Year - Earl Marshall, Jr.
Earl has worked for the Town for since 1987. Currently an automotive operator for Fairfield’s Department of Public Works (DPW), Earl had also worked at H. Smith Richardson Golf Course. Earl’s three nominators spoke at the BOS meeting citing how he takes pride in his work, loves doing what he could to make Fairfield’s residents comfortable and happy, and takes the initiative to go the extra mile for them.

One nominator spoke of how Earl is a dedicated employee who not only builds great relationships with the residents of Fairfield, but also has the reputation with his co-workers to be reliable and dependable.

Earl’s former boss, Golf Superintendent Peter Grace, and current boss, DPW Director Joe Michelangelo, both praised Earl on his friendly, easy-going manner and noted how he always has a smile on his face.

Several members of Earl’s family attended the awards ceremony and enthusiastically cheered him on as Earl humbly accepted his award that had been kept a surprise from him. Next month, Earl will retire from the Town.

2018 Fairfielder of the Year - Mary Hogue
The Selectmen then honored resident Mary Hogue for her multiple contributions to the Town which include, but are not limited to, member and environmental advocate for the Mill River Wetland Committee; co-chair of the CT League of Conservation Voters; board member of the Fairfield League of Women Voters; member of the Fairfield Earth Day Committee; former PTA chair of a Fairfield elementary, middle and high school; co-chair of the Fairfielders Protecting Land and Neighborhoods; Fairfield Forestry Committee Chair; Sustainable Fairfield Task Force (SFTF) member; and SFTF sub-committee co-chair on the Town’s sustainable involvement.

Mary recently helped establish the new Sustainable Fairfield County which encourages towns to work collaboratively on sustainability programs and advance environmental stewardship initiatives.

Mary’s deep knowledge and expertise on energy efficiency, sustainability and the environment has not only benefitted the Town and its residents, but has also made Fairfield a model for other communities.

As one nominator wrote, “Mary is both a leader and team player, and her hard work and dedication over many years has recently culminated in Fairfield earning the Sustainable Connecticut Silver Award, the highest level of accreditation a community can earn for its sustainable practices.” Another nominator stated how, “Mary is an exceptional example of our town’s wealth of outstanding community-minded residents.”

First Selectman recognized Mary’s husband and daughter to Mary’s surprise! He then asked Mary’s 14 nominators to stand and then called upon three of them to speak to why Mary is an exceptional example of good citizenship and is well-deserving of this award.

The Selectmen congratulated each winner and announced that their names have been added to a plaque that lists the names of all previous winners and the year they received their awards. The plaque hangs in the entryway of Independence Hall on the Burr Homestead side.

The online list of winners will soon be updated to reflect Mr. Marshall and Ms. Hogue's recognitions.

The photos show left to right: Selectman Chris Tymniak, Selectman Ed Bateson and First Selectman Mike Tetreau (far right) giving Earl Marshall, Jr. (far left) his award and a stunned Mary Hogue (far right) listening to three of her nominators, Joy Shaw (speaking), Jan Reber to her right and Misty Beyer to Ms. Shaw's left. Photos credit: Humberto J. Rocha, Hearst Connecticut Media Group.

                                                      

 

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day

Hazardous Waste Collection Day: Saturday, August 28, 2021

9am - 2pm at Veteran's Park - 909 Reef Road

The Town of Fairfield hosts its  annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day on a Saturday in late August at Veteran's Park to provide you with the opportunity to dispose of household hazardous waste at no charge. Just load up your car and your car will be emptied for you.  There's no need to get out of your vehicle.  See more details below.

For information on disposing of hazardous waste all other times of the year, please visit our Hazardous Waste webpage.

What is Collected

Please click here to view a list of what household materials are accepted and which ones are not.

If you have only antifreeze, motor oil or automotive batteries, you can take them directly to the Transfer Station.  

Traffic Pattern

There is a specific traffic pattern for the Collection Day.   There will be signage posted.  Police and volunteers will also be on site to direct traffic and answer questions. 

To access the site proceed as follows:

  • From Old Post Road or Oldfield Road turn onto Rowland Road
  • At the third stop sign turn right onto Edward Street
  • Proceed to drop off site at Veterans Park
  • Signage is posted and police and volunteers are on site to direct traffic and answer questions.

Transporting Tips

A few tips for transporting your hazardous waste to the collection site:

  • Don't mix hazardous wastes.  Keep waste in their original containers if possible.
  • Keep hazardous waste away from children and animals.
  • Don't smoke in the vehicle.
  • For safety reasons, there will be no walk-in drop-offs on Collection Day.

Why Participate?

Chemicals from around the home, workshop or garden shed may contain substances which are difficult to dispose of safely.  Your effort will help protect our Town's environment and our region's water supply.

Volunteers

The Town needs volunteers from 8:30 - 11:30 or 11:00 - 2:00 on Collection Day.  Volunteers will not be handling any hazardous waste.  If you would like to volunteer please contact the Solid Waste and Recycling Department.

More Information

For more information on Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day please contact the Solid Waste and Recycling Department.

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