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FAQ ( frequently asked question )


After you have completed the application: Click the My Account button (at top). Click the case to which you want to upload documents. Click the Document tab. Follow the instructions for uploading documents. ( Building - Mansfield )

No, all building permits are online.   Apply for a Building Permit ( Building - Mansfield )

You may pay with credit card, EFT Check, or if you click the "Print Estimate" box at the payment screen, you may mail in a check or pay with cash in person. ( Building - Mansfield )

An Opportunity Zone is a federally-designated area wherein investors may receive federal tax benefits in exchange for qualifying investments. See more about Mansfield's Opportunity Zone here. ( Economic Development - Mansfield )

https://mansfieldct.gov/codered The town uses the Code Red system for sending notifications regarding road closures, hazardous weather conditions or other emergencies. Use the Code Red link provided through our department page on the town website and enter your telephone, cell phone and email you want notices be delivered to.  If you need further assistance, please contact our office via email OEM@mansfieldct.org or tel 860-429-3328.   ( Emergency Management - Mansfield )

Please contact the Senior Center for information.  http://www.mansfieldct.gov/seniors   ( Facilities Management - Mansfield )

Please contact the Library for information.  http://mansfieldpubliclibraryct.org/   ( Facilities Management - Mansfield )

Follow the link to open positions in the Town of Mansfield: http://www.mansfieldct.gov/353/Talent-Acquisition   ( Facilities Management - Mansfield )

Please pull to the right and  stop . It is not enough to simply pull to the right of the road and keep driving, as it is unsafe for us to pass you while you are still moving, especially since most roads in town are only one lane in each direction. ( Fire - Mansfield )

On occasion, the fire engine or ambulance will be driving with lights and sirens and then suddenly turn them off - perhaps only to turn into a shopping center parking lot or side street. Be assured that when this happens it means we have received information through our 911 dispatchers or another unit on the scene that the caller or incident is no longer a dire emergency. It is what we call "being cancelled". Any or all of the apparatus may continue to drive to the call or perhaps some will return to the fire station, but we do not do it just to get to the store faster! ( Fire - Mansfield )

Yes, the Fire Department’s apparatus has that emit a particular frequency of flashing light that activates a control on some the traffic lights in town to cause them to change to green in the direction of travel. This is called an Opticom system. Some neighboring fire departments also have this type of system. You may see them occasionally driving around checking them by driving through intersections with only one flashing white light. ( Fire - Mansfield )

The difference between an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and a Paramedic is a significant amount of education. A Paramedic is an EMT, but goes through significantly more education and training and can provide a higher level of emergency care including invasive procedures, such as IV therapy and intubation. There are different levels of EMT training: EMT, Advanced EMT, and EMT Paramedic. Each level requires more training and education than the prior. The Town of Mansfield operates an EMT only ambulance service, with our Paramedics coming from Windham Hospital, as needed. ( Fire - Mansfield )

The personnel on the ambulance are also firefighters. We all fight fires and we all respond to medical calls. ( Fire - Mansfield )

Several reasons. First, automobile accidents present other hazards such as potential fire, ruptured fuel tanks, and/or the presence of hazardous materials. Second, if a victim is trapped in the vehicle, there is extrication equipment on four of our fire trucks. Third, firefighters are trained as EMT's. They can assist the ambulance crew with patient care. ( Fire - Mansfield )

Though Mansfield does operate an ambulance, sometimes the closest unit to the scene is not the ambulance, or the ambulance may be busy and a second ambulance is a farther distance away. In these cases, another firefighter from one of our other stations may respond to the medical emergency in a fire truck. This is so that 1) patient assessment and treatment can be started while the other ambulance travels to the scene, and 2) in case there is another emergency in which the services of the fire truck are needed, the firefighter will not have to return to the station and change vehicles. ( Fire - Mansfield )

Fire Department units are dispatched according to information received by the 911 operator. The fire department responds with adequate resources when they are dispatched. In other words, the firefighters are prepared to deal with the worst that could happen. Discovering that we need more units once we arrive is often too late. We have learned from experience that it is better to have too much help than not enough. ( Fire - Mansfield )

This is called "venting the roof". There are two basic reasons for this practice. Dangerous superheated gases and dark smoke accumulate in a burning building. Unlike the movie versions of fires, it is impossible for firefighters to see in such an environment or for victims to survive. When a hole is made in the roof, and the building is “vented,” the smoke and gases escape because heat and smoke rise. It increases the victim’s chance for survival and makes it much easier for the firefighters in the building to see. It also reduces the possibilities of backdraft (explosion) and flashover - two very dangerous conditions for firefighters inside the building. Another reason for venting the roof is to see how far the fire has progressed. One of the fastest avenues through which fires spread is the attic. Heat and smoke rise into the attic where the fire can move quickly. Firefighters may go ahead of the fire on a roof and cut holes to access the attic to stop the fire from spreading through the attic. ( Fire - Mansfield )

Dangerous super-heated gases need to be ventilated to allow firefighters to safely and quickly rescue trapped occupants and extinguish the fire. By venting the window (horizontal ventilation) of a room that is on fire, it actually helps to contain the fire within that room of origin. Otherwise heated gases spread throughout the inside of the house. Breaking the window really prevents a great deal more damage than it appears to cause. Replacing broken glass is much less expensive than repairing structural damage from the fire. ( Fire - Mansfield )

We agree, you should have one! Please follow the Reflective Address Marker Link to order one through the Mansfield Fire Department, then send your check for $15.00 to us at the Town Hall, 4 S. Eagleville Road, Mansfield, CT 06268.  https://www.mansfieldct.gov/FormCenter/Fire-26/Reflective-Address-Marker-Order-Form-Fir-78 As we respond to your emergency we rely on accurate information to locate you, however, sometimes it is difficult to see where the driveway entrance to your residence is. This reflective sign program is designed to allow us to see your address day or night. Remember, we can’t help you if we can’t find you. Each sign is 18 inches in length and 6 inches in width. The signs have a green background and use white reflective numbers to display your address.  In accordance with Mansfield Town Ordinance§ 114-11 we ask that the sign be posted at the entrance to your driveway. It may be mounted to a post, hanging from your mail box, a tree, or any landscape feature you may have at the entrance to your residence. These signs are $15.00 and come ready to be installed, all you would need to do is pick a spot in accordance with town ordinance and post it.  Thank you for your interest and making the community safer for all public safety personnel. ( Fire - Mansfield )

Yes, open burning - things like tree limbs or other brush - is permitted with a Burn Permit.  A Burn Permit is not required for things like small campfires (small meaning         4 feet by 4 feet or smaller).  Certain burning permit rules/regulations apply.   Click here to obtain a copy you can print at home, or you can pick one up at the Fire Marshal’s Office in the Town Hall. ( Fire - Mansfield )

The Fire Department does not refill fire extinguishers.  We even have to have a vendor refill our extinguishers.  An approved and licensed vendor can by found online. Please contact the Fire Marshal’s Office . ( Fire - Mansfield )

A permit for burning brush is required and may be obtained through the Fire Marshal's office.  An owner can apply for this permit online.  You can click this link to apply now. http://mansfield.onlinegovt.com/ ( Fire Marshal - Mansfield )

To apply for a blasting permit you can click the following link and apply for a Fire Marshal Permit.   http://mansfield.onlinegovt.com/ ( Fire Marshal - Mansfield )

There are two kinds of smoke alarms - ionization and photoelectric. The ionization smoke detectors activate quicker for fast, flaming fires and the photoelectric type is quicker for slow, smoldering fires. Either one will provide you enough time to get out, but having a mix of the two types is a good idea. Models with both sensors are better than single sensor units, but of course they cost more. Smoke Alarms Smoke alarms are powered either by household alternating current ( ac ), a battery, or ac with a battery that keeps it operating during power outages. The battery type is easy to install in existing homes but the battery must be changed annually. The Connecticut General Statutes for new homes require ac powered alarms with battery backup. For greater safety, older ac only smoke alarms should be replaced with ac /battery alarm, and any smoke alarm older than 10 years should be replaced. Carbon Monoxide ( CO ) Carbon Monoxide ( CO ) alarms are recommended when a home uses gas or oil, or has a fireplace. CO alarms are also powered by either an ac , a battery, or ac with a battery. Most CO comes from equipment that will not be working during a power outage so plug-in units are good. But if you might heat your home with a fireplace, wood stove, or kerosene heater when the power is out, you may want to use a battery-powered alarm.  The sensor element in some CO alarms must be replaced regularly. Consider the cost of the replacement element in making your selection. ( Fire: Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Alarms - Mansfield )

Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless and toxic gas. Because it is impossible to see, taste or smell the toxic fumes; CO can kill you before you are aware it is in your home. At lower levels of exposure, CO causes mild effects that are often mistaken for the flu. These symptoms include:  Disorientation Dizziness Fatigue Headaches Nausea The effects of CO exposure can vary greatly from person to person depending on age, overall health and the concentration and length of exposure. ( Fire: Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Alarms - Mansfield )

Carbon monoxide (CO) gas can come from several sources:  Charcoal grills Gas-fired appliances Motor vehicles Wood-burning furnaces or fireplaces ( Fire: Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Alarms - Mansfield )

Everyone is at risk for CO poisoning. Medical experts believe that the following are at an even greater risk for CO poisoning: Children Infants People with Heart or Lung Problems Senior Citizens Unborn Babies ( Fire: Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Alarms - Mansfield )

What you need to do if your carbon monoxide ( CO ) alarm goes off depends on whether anyone is feeling ill or not.  If no one is feeling ill: Silence the alarm Turn off all appliances and sources of combustion (i.e. furnace and fireplace) Ventilate the house with fresh air by opening doors and windows Call a qualified professional to investigate the source of the possible CO buildup If illness is a factor: Evacuate all occupants immediately Determine how many occupants are ill and determine their symptoms Call your local emergency number and when relaying information to the dispatcher, include the number of people feeling ill Do not re-enter the home without the approval of a fire department representative Call a qualified professional to repair the source of the CO ( Fire: Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Alarms - Mansfield )

Yes, if the property is not owner occupied.  ( Housing Inspection - Mansfield )

If the property is owner occupied or if you are renting a separate dwelling on your property where you reside, you do not need to register. ( Housing Inspection - Mansfield )

The fee is $25.00 for an initial registration of a property.  If you have multiple properties in the same name , only one $25.00 registration fee is required. ( Housing Inspection - Mansfield )

Yes.  All rentals must hold a valid Certificate of Compliance.  Inspections are conducted every 2 years. ( Housing Inspection - Mansfield )

You will be granted 15 days to correct violations.  If the violation is not a life safety violation,  you may request additional time by filling out a Waiver Pending Correction Form.   ( Housing Inspection - Mansfield )

You will be invoiced $150.00 (per unit).  After receipt of payment, a Certificate of Compliance will be issued. ( Housing Inspection - Mansfield )

The Town is obligated by ordinance to conduct the housing inspection.  If the tenant refuses entry, the Town will request an Administrative Search Warrant from the Court to gain entry to do the inspection. ( Housing Inspection - Mansfield )

This ordinance applies to 1, 2 and 3 family dwelling units only.  An application, approved site plan showing where the tenants may park and fee is required prior to issuance of a Certificate of Compliance. ( Housing Inspection - Mansfield )

To apply for a job with the Town of Mansfield please go to Talent Acquisition - Join out Team.  ( Human Resources - Mansfield )

The Housing Authority is located at: 309 Maple Road Mansfield, CT 06268 Phone: 860-487-0693 ( Human Services - Mansfield )

You may contact Dial-A-Ride at 860-456-1462 or the Windham Regional Transit District ( WRTD ) at 860-456-2221. ( Human Services - Mansfield )

You can contact the Visiting Nurses Association (VNA East) at 860-456-7288. ( Human Services - Mansfield )

You may call the Visiting Nurses Association (VNA East) at 860-456-7288. ( Human Services - Mansfield )

You may find a list at Care Pathways ; otherwise contact Infoline (211). ( Human Services - Mansfield )

Contact your utility provider and make payment arrangements. Or your local ACCESS agency during the heating season. In addition, you may contact Infoline (211). ( Human Services - Mansfield )

The Senior Center, Public Library, Community Center, Nash Zimmer Transportation Center, and  Town Hall  include indoor and outdoor free public Wi-Fi for “bring your own device”, as well as free public access terminals (Town Hall terminals are limited to municipal permitting and municipal bill pay). The Senior Center, Public Library, and Community Center also include access to Microsoft Office and printing. The school facilities include free public Wi-Fi for “bring your own device", however physical access to these facilities is governed by school safety guidelines. ( Information Technology (Public Access) - Mansfield )

Yes! There is no charge for using our Public Wi-Fi and/or our Public Computer Terminals. ( Information Technology (Public Access) - Mansfield )

Almost all indoor areas of the Senior Center, Public Library, Nash Zimmer Transportation Center, Town Hall, the Community Center, and our Schools are included. Additionally, some of the surrounding outdoor grounds of the Senior Center, Public Library, Community Center, and Town Hall are also included. ( Information Technology (Public Access) - Mansfield )

On your device, look for the wireless network called "MnsfldGuest" (our public Wi-Fi network). There is no password and it is free to use at the Senior Center, Mansfield Public Library, Community Center, Town Hall, and our Schools. It is a public network so you should not use it for any confidential or financial information. Please review the Acceptable Use policy at http://www.mansfieldct.org/town/wifiau.pdf. ( Information Technology (Public Access) - Mansfield )

No. Wireless connections are less secure than wired connections. You are advised not to use wireless to transmit confidential information such as unencrypted passwords, credit card numbers, financial records, or any other personal, private, or sensitive information. We do not provide encryption. ( Information Technology (Public Access) - Mansfield )

No. While the Internet is a wonderful resource, there are some people who use it for malicious purposes to spread viruses, spyware, and malware. We highly recommend that you run anti-virus and security software on your device and keep your software up-to-date to reduce your risk. ( Information Technology (Public Access) - Mansfield )

At the Public Library, we have filtering in accordance with Federal Erate Guidelines for Libraries, however staff can over-ride the filtering for adults. At our other Town facilities we have slightly higher filtering than the Library, but still a relatively low level of filtering. At our schools we use filtering appropriate for the age-level of the school. Ultimately, some inappropriate content will still get through so we advise you to be selective in the information that you access. ( Information Technology (Public Access) - Mansfield )

No. We are proud to provide a very reliable wireless network, but we can not guarantee that it will work with all equipment and there may be unexpected outages. We apologize for any inconvenience. ( Information Technology (Public Access) - Mansfield )

The Acceptable Use text is available at http://www.mansfieldct.org/town/wifiau.pdf. You need to read the acceptable use text as you are consenting to it when you access the public wireless. ( Information Technology (Public Access) - Mansfield )

We are not aware of definitive studies that have found wireless Internet access to pose a health risk, but users are advised to make their own health decisions and to discontinue use if they feel it is a risk. ( Information Technology (Public Access) - Mansfield )

No. Wireless users are individually responsible for adhering to Federal, state, and local regulations, laws, and copyright. We may refuse wireless access to users who violate laws, regulations, the acceptable use text, or to any users’ whose activity disrupts the wireless network or is an inappropriate behavior in this facility or its grounds. We are not liable for misuse of the wireless connection. ( Information Technology (Public Access) - Mansfield )

Mansfield Public Meetings on YouTube The Town of Mansfield is using YouTube to provide live video streams (and archive access) of many of our public meetings (primarily Town Council, Planning and Zoning, and Inland Wetlands) at https://mansfieldct.gov/video .  YouTube provides a number of key advantages: YouTube is compatible with the widest range of personal devices. This new channel can support an unlimited number of viewers. The stream is optimized to work for both low and high bandwidth connections. It provides for a higher quality video and audio experience. YouTube is an interface that is already very familiar to most people (it is the most widely used streaming service with over a billion hours of video viewed per day).  This replaces our former solution (Town Hall Streams).   Town Hall Streams is still accessible for viewing past videos, but YouTube is the only way to view future meetings (live and archive) going forward.  We encourage you to go to https://mansfieldct.gov/video and click on the link for “YouTube” to view live meetings, as well as to access recordings of prior meetings.  While you are there, we would appreciate it if you would consider clicking the “subscribe” button (it will prompt you to log in with a Google account.) Subscribing makes it easier to access the channel in the future and helps improve our search results.  ( Information Technology (Streaming Video) - Mansfield )

Please click on the link below to view our Main pool and Therapy pool schedules for the day/week. Weekly Pool Schedules   ( Parks and Rec - Mansfield )

In accordance with the Town of Mansfield’s Inland Wetlands and Watercourse Regulations , an application for an inland wetlands license must be obtained when a regulated activity is conducted in or within 150 feet of a wetland or watercourse.  Contact Jennifer Kaufman, Senior Planner/Inland Wetlands Agent at 860-429-3335 or KaufmanJS@MansfieldCT.org with questions or assistance with which type of application applies to your project. Agent Approval Application - If you are conducting a smaller projects in the upland review area that have no or minimal impact on a wetland (e.g. shed, deck, or a single family dwelling) you may qualify for this type of application. APPICATIONS REVIEWED BY THE INLAND WETLANDS AGENCY I nland Wetlands-IWA Application -  Reviewed by the Inland Wetlands Agency (IWA) , these applications are for larger activities that may have greater than minimal impact on the wetlands or watercourses.   Request for Jurisdictional Ruling -Certain activities outlined in section 4.0 of the Regulations may be permitted as of right. You must complete an application to request a determination from the Inland Wetlands Agency as to whether your activity is within the Inland Wetland Agency’s jurisdiction. Application to Change or Amend the Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Map A site plan must be submitted for all applications detailing the location of the proposed activity.  Download sketch map/site plan guidelines by following this link .   To determine the application fee, follow this link . Other important information Applications reviewed by the Inland Wetlands Agency must be submitted three (3) business days prior to the IWA meeting in order for your application materials to be including in the IWA agenda packet. All Inland Wetlands-IWA applications are referred to the Conservation Commission for review. The Agency will conduct a publicly noticed field trip to the site to review existing conditions and location of proposed activity. The applicant or a representative should be present to explain the proposal and answer questions. Once an application is received, and if no public hearing is required, then the IWA has 65 days to render a decision. Contact Jennifer Kaufman, Senior Planner/Inland Wetlands Agent at 860-429-3335 or KaufmanJS@MansfieldCT.org with questions. Links and Resources Citizen’s Guide To Participating in the Municipal Regulation Of Inland Wetlands and Watercourses 2002 Connecticut Guidelines for Soil Erosion and Sediment Control CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Connecticut Association of Conservation and Inland Wetlands Commissions ( Planning & Development - Mansfield )

Please review our Summary of Zoning Regulations related to Residential Accessory Structures for information on permit and setback requirements for sheds, pools, greenhouses, etc. accessory to residential dwellings.  Questions should be directed to planzonedept@mansfieldct.org . ( Planning & Development - Mansfield )

Accessory dwelling units are permitted in the R-20, R-90 and RAR-90 zoning districts .  For more information on specific requirements and the permitting process, please review the Accessory Dwelling Unit Permitting Information  Guide .   ( Planning & Development - Mansfield )

The number of unrelated adults that can live in a dwelling unit is regulated by the definition of family in the Mansfield Zoning Regulations. Three (3) unrelated adults can live in a rental unit established on or after August 15, 2010, while rental units established prior to that date are allowed four (4) unrelated adults. The definition also provides exceptions to those maximums for functional families and those that qualify for “reasonable accommodation” under the Americans with Disabilities and Fair Housing Acts. If you have questions regarding the maximum occupancy of a specific unit, please email planzonedept@mansfieldct.org for information. ( Planning & Development - Mansfield )

                                Town  of  Mansfield                             Resident State Trooper’s Office,  4 South Eagleville Road, Mansfield, CT 06268 (860) 429-6024 Telephone    (860) 429-4090 Facsimile   INSTRUCTIONS FOR 60 DAY TEMPORARY STATE PISTOL PERMIT  (To apply, you must be 21 years of age, a U.S. Citizen residing in Mansfield, and a suitable person (C.G.S. Title 29, Sec. 29-28).  Convicted felons cannot possess firearms and cannot obtain pistol permits.  Prison time, probation or a fine for a felony are considered a conviction.) You must attend an approved Basic Pistol / Handgun Safety and Use Course Connecticut State Pistol Permit      Complete DESPP form DPS-799-C, Pistol Permit/Eligibility Certificate application https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/DESPP/CSP/files/DPS-799-C.pdf?la=en Have fingerprints taken at the State Police Barracks, Troop C 1320 Tolland Stage Road, Tolland. It will cost you $15.00 have a check or money order with you.  Fingerprints are taken at 7:00am, 3:00pm and 11:00pm every day.  Do not be late.        4. Call the Mansfield Resident Trooper’s Office clerk 860-429-3360 to schedule an appointment   (Thursday Only) to drop off your complete application packet which includes  :  Completed DPS-799-C Pistol Permit Application ( this Application must be notarized)    Green Fingerprint Cards    Firearm Safety and Use NRA Certificate   Birth Certificate (Passport is also acceptable)  Photo Identification (i.e. Driver’s License)   Proof of Mansfield residency Pre enrollment Applicant Tracking Number letter (Obtained at the Resident State Troopers Office)   One check or money order for $70.00 payable to “ Town of Mansfield ” (Town Fee) We will contact you upon your clearance from the State Police Bureau of Identification to set up appointment  Note:     Your temporary pistol permit will be good for sixty (60) days.  It cannot be renewed.               For additional information please visit www.ct.gov/despp . If you have any questions about this application, you may call the Mansfield Resident Trooper’s Office at 860-429-3360  Our secretary office hours are as follows: Monday – Wednesday          8:00-4:00   (Closed 1/2 hour for lunch) Thursday                               8:00-4:30 (later times by appointment) Friday                                    8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.    Pistol Permit Application ( Police - Mansfield )

Mansfield Animal Control Phone: 860.487.0137  Animal Control ( Police - Mansfield )

Please go to https://mansfieldct.rmcpay.com/  and follow the steps. ( Police - Mansfield )

Fingerprints are taken at Connecticut State Police Barracks in Tolland (Troop C), 1320 Tolland Stage Road, Tolland, CT 7 days a week at the following times ONLY 7:00 am, 3:00 pm or 11:00 pm. No appointment is needed. There is a fee of $15.00 check or money order Made Payable to "Treasurer State of Connecticut". No cash or debit / credit Cards. ( Police - Mansfield )

In this day Identity theft is a daily problem. If you feel your Identity has been compromised please follow the steps here If you prefer, we have paper copies of the Identity Theft- A Recovery Plan in the Resident Troopers Office. ( Police - Mansfield )

At this time Elite Energy Consultants going door to door in our town promoting Solar.  ( Police - Mansfield )

Police Reports can be obtained online here   There is a $16.00 fee for reports. Reports can not be faxed. ( Police - Mansfield )

The Mansfield Resident Troopers Office assists with National Drug Take Back twice a year. The next on will be April 25, 2020.  Local Drop Boxes: State Police Troop C 1320 Tolland Stage Road Tolland, CT 06084 UCONN Police Department 126 N. Eagleville Road Storrs, CT 06268 ( Police - Mansfield )

To pay a Town of Mansfield Municipal Ordinance Violation Citation go here Pay Ticket Under List # put your ticket number Under Comment please write in Citation. If you have any questions please call the office 860-429-3360. ( Police - Mansfield )

  You may receive a phone call from someone stating that they are from the IRS and that you owe them back taxes. They will ask for your information like name and zip code. They will then tell you that you must pay a specific amount of money or you will be arrested.  They will want payment either by prepaid cash cards, Western Union, or your checking account. Do not give them any information, hang up. If you do not answer your phone, they will leave a message to call them. There area code is listed as Washington DC. DO NOT CALL BACK   The IRS will always send taxpayers a written notification of any tax due through the U.S. Mail. The IRS advises to do the following if you receive a phone call from someone claiming to be from the IRS.   If you know you owe taxes, or you think that you might owe taxes, call the IRS @ 1-800-829-1040.The IRS employees at that number will help you with payment issues, if there is really an issue. If you know that you do not owe taxes, or have no reason to think that you do, than call and report the incident to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration! 1-800-366-44840. If you’ve targeted by this scam, you should also file a consumer complaint with the Federal Trade Commission at  www.ftc.gov , and add “IRS Telephone Scam” to the comments of your complaint. ( Police - Mansfield )

Fake check scam   The fake check scam is a fast-growing fraud that could cost you thousands of dollars. There are many types of fake check scams, but it all starts when someone gives you a realistic-looking check or money order and asks you to send cash somewhere in return. It's phony, and so is the person's story, but that may take weeks to discover. Now your bank wants the money back. However, just because you can get the cash doesn't mean the check or money order is good. Ultimately, you are responsible for the checks or money orders you deposit or cash. That's how the scam works.    The scammers want cash to be sent using a money transfer service because it is fast. The money is often available to them within minutes. That means the victim may not be able to stop the payment before it’s received. Since the money is usually picked up in cash and in person, it may be impossible to find the crook and get it back. Some scammers are also instructing victims to send cash using a delivery service. If you suspect you’ve been scammed, contact the money transfer service or delivery service you used immediately. It may be possible to stop the crook from getting the money if it hasn’t been picked up yet. ( Police - Mansfield )

Tech support scams   Tech support scams typically begin with a call from a blocked or international number. Often targeting trusting seniors, the caller claims to be a technician certified by Microsoft or another major brand.   Cybercriminals often use the names of well-known companies like Microsoft to convince people their services are legitimate, says a spokesperson for Microsoft.   Using scare tactics, the scammer urgently claims that he has detected a virus or malware on the senior's computer. The caller may even ask to take over the personal computer remotely to install software that allows him to assist.  In order to clean the PC and fix the problem, the scammer inevitably asks for payment of several hundred dollars via credit card or online payment. Resist, and the scammer may get angry and threaten to destroy the computer, according to a Microsoft blog post about the scam.   Of course, there is no real problem with the PC, and nothing gets fixed.  Anyone can fall victim to this type of scam – not only seniors. Yet seniors have been some of the most vulnerable, Microsoft says in a blog post.   How to Avoid: Be inherently distrustful of unsolicited emails and don’t disclose private information online except to a trusted organization. If you have questions about whether a communication you received is legitimate, call that organization directly.     ( Police - Mansfield )

“ Phishing” Scams   Other email scams include  “phishing” scams , whereby an email will look like an official email from a legitimate institution. The email may lead to a web page that is also fake, but that carefully imitates the branding of the site it is copying. It might copy the look of a banking website, for example. The aim is to extract passwords, bank account information, and other personal data.   These are only some of the many scams where email is the medium. Email is an effective medium for scammers because they can send millions of emails simultaneously and if only one or two people fall for the bait, the scammers will recover their costs and more. The fact that the scammers use online tools to cover their tracks and typically operate from outside the United States makes tracking and prosecuting them difficult to impossible.   They have computers that can make up e-mail addresses at a very fast rate, or they purchase e-mail addresses from some other unscrupulous person.   As an example, a scammer may send out 4,000,000 emails telling a sob story like they are poor and have a daughter who needs a very expensive lifesaving operation and ask that you help them to pay for this operation by sending them just $10.00.   If only half of the 4,000,000 e-mails get through to real e-mail addresses, and one percent of those receiving them answer and send them $10.00, they will have made $200,000.   ( Police - Mansfield )

Email Scams   All kinds of nasty scams spread via email. Email scams are often variations on the investment scam or the lottery scam. Many emails purport to be from a rich or well-connected individual and claim to give you a cut in their fortune if you will just offer a little assistance to them.   These are known as  419 scams or “Nigerian email scams” (although the email’s country of origin is not always Nigeria). The stories vary widely, but targets are led to believe they’ll be given a fortune, but often end up spending a fortune.   Some victims will get more and more engrossed in the trap, go into denial, and send multiple payments in hope of getting the big payout they were initially promised. Many times, family members can’t convince their victimized loved one that they are being scammed, even after they have lost everything. It’s as if the victim has become enchanted.    This trick is old but still lives. Essentially a victim is told they have won a sweepstakes or lottery, but that they must make a payment to “unlock” their winnings. (As noted above, some emails use this tactic). Often, seniors who fall for the ruse are sent a check that initially appears to have great value, and only a few days later, bounces. During that lag time, “the criminals will quickly collect money for supposed fees or taxes on the prize, which they pocket.”   How to Avoid:   Be wary, again, of what seems to be too good to be true. Remember that if you have won a sweepstakes, you shouldn’t be asked to pay mysterious and suspicious fees within a day or two of the award. ( Police - Mansfield )

Great Grandchild Scam     Scammers will call pretending to be a grandchild or great grandchild and try to get money from the senior.    A scammer will place a call to a senior citizen and when the mark picks up, the fraudster will say something like: "Hi, Grandma. Do you know who this is?" When the unsuspecting grandparent guesses the name of a grandchild the scammer most sounds like, the scammer has established a fake identity. Once they establish a relationship, they ask for money.   "They'll know just enough information that they get from Facebook and other social media websites, such as where the grandkids live, where they are vacationing or other personal details, and use this information to get (the senior) to open up," Burke says. "If the scammer is calling from a cellphone with bad reception or a Bluetooth, it's not always easy to decipher and know it's not the relative." Double check with family call someone and check it out. You will never be asked by the police not to double check. You will never have to pay for bail with a gift card, Western Union, etc. ( Police - Mansfield )

If a mailbox is damaged due to a plow hitting it, the Town will replace.  If a mailbox is damaged from snow coming off the plow, the Town will not replace.  The Department will access the damage. ( Public Works - Mansfield )

The Department's page website has a link to Mobile 311, our Citizen Request system.  A login and password can be created specifically to you and will allow you to report a problem to the Department of Public Works.  You can also call the Department of Public Works at 860-429-3331. ( Public Works - Mansfield )

The Town Manager is a hired employee chosen by the Town Council.  The Mayor is the Town's top elected official. ( Town Manager - Mansfield )

You can go here to find out more information ( Town Manager - Mansfield )

The Town of Mansfield operates under the council-manager form of government, in which the Town Council functions as the legislative and policy-making body, and the Town Manager handles all municipal operations. ( Town Manager - Mansfield )

The Town Manager may be contacted by:  Phone: 860-429-3336 E-mail: Townmngr@Mansfieldct.org ( Town Manager - Mansfield )

No, all of that is handled by: State Senator Mae Flexer, Senate District 29 State Representative Gregory Haddad, House District 54 State Representative Linda Orange, House District 48 ( Town Manager - Mansfield )

No, the Town Council is responsible for that aspect as well as the State and Federal legislators: State Legislators: State Senator Mae Flexer, Senate District 29 State Representative Gregory Haddad, House District 54 State Representative Linda Orange, House District 48 Federal Legislators: Representative Joe Courtney 2nd Congressional District U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal U.S. Senator Christopher Murphy ( Town Manager - Mansfield )

You can register to vote at either the Registrars of Voters Office or the Town Clerk’s office in the Town Hall. Voter registration forms are also available through the Department of Motor Vehicles. The Registrars of Voters may be contacted at 860-665-8516 or 860-665-8517. If they are not available, you may contact the Town Clerk’s Office at 860-429-3320 ( Town Manager - Mansfield )

That information can be found here ( Town Manager - Mansfield )

They are two different people. The Mayor is an elected, volunteer position whereas the Town Manager is chosen by the Town Council and is regarded as a municipal employee. ( Town Manager - Mansfield )

Every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month at 7:00 PM. ( Town Manager - Mansfield )

Generally, depending on the issue, the Town Manager’s Office will refer requests to the respective department. If the issue or question cannot be handled by the respective department, the Town Manager’s Office is available to review the situation and further follow up. ( Town Manager - Mansfield )

Yes. Requests to the Town Council can be addressed to:  Town Council, 4 South Eagleville Rd, Storrs Mansfield, CT 06268.   You can also email Towncouncil@Mansfieldct.org   ( Town Manager - Mansfield )

You can find the MCC Be Well terms and agreement on the left hand side of this page in the Be Well Rewards tab.  From there you can download the form, fill it out and send it over to the MCC for processing.  ( Wellness - Mansfield )

If you have any medical visit authorization forms you can simply upload them right to your personal profile and tracker on the online portal without having to physically mail anything in. If you’re looking to send anything else to Be Well, please send to the MCC, attn: Bryan Cummings or Jess Tracy.   ( Wellness - Mansfield )

The timing of the payout (HSA, FSA or Non Tax-exempt Check) varies on what you select but are usually distributed in early February.   If you have any questions regarding payout specifics or an individual situation, please reach out to your local HR and Finance representatives for more information.  ( Wellness - Mansfield )

The Be Well Wellness Program is open to participation for any Benefit Eligible Town Employees!  ( Wellness - Mansfield )

Follow the link highlighted in blue on the Town’s wellness homepage or follow the link here: bewellmansfieldct.com    This will give you access to your personal tracker and all Be Well activities for the year! ( Wellness - Mansfield )
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