Branford Artists Cooperative 211 Montowese St, Branford, CT06405 The Branford Artists Cooperative is a studio facility for artists in the community. BAC provides work space and…More exhibition space for local artists to help develop their work and engage the public with the local art community.
Branford Community Television Inc 40 Kirkham St, Branford, CT06405 Have you ever wanted to produce your own television show? You can do that and more at Branford Community Television.…More Residents and those who work in Branford have privileges to use this public access studio for recording as well as post-editing work. Walter Mann is the station manager who works with his board of 16 members to promote quality programming for the three local channels: 18, 19 and 20. BCTV does not charge for spots related to charitable causes or concerns.
Branford First Selectman's Office 1019 Main St, Branford, CT06405 First Selectman Anthony "Unk" DaRos got his nickname in second grade, and has been active in governing public affairs…More since his first term as first selectman in 1997. The Branford native has experience as an inventor, stone mason, firefighter, Eagle Scout and U.S. Navy veteran. Branford is governed by a three member administration, and DaRos serves with Selectman Francis Walsh and Selectman John E. Opie. The First Selectman's Office works in conjunction with Branford's Board of Finance and Representative Town Meeting to make decisions. The office meets the first and third Wednesday of every month.
The Branford Public Works Department is headed by Art Baker, who started with the town in Jan. 2011 just a few weeks…More before the department moved from its location next to the town firehouse at 45 North Main Street to 137 North Branford Road.
The department was moved because of the construction of the new firehouse and will be temporarily located at the new location.
The Public Works Department maintains over 100 miles of roadway as well as drainage and rights of way. Snow and ice removal as well as maintenance of street signs, street signals and traffic lights are overseen by the department.
Additionally, the department maintains sidewalks, open spaces and some seawalls.
The town tree warden is also located in the Public Works facility.
Branford Building Official Anthony B. Cinicola advises the community to "think permits."
"The department's…More main function," says Cinicola, "is to serve the public and make sure work being performed meets the Connecticut state building code requirements."
The department is responsible for the issuance of all residential and commercial building permits within the town. You can stop by the building office in town hall during weekdays to obtain more information.
Branford's Information Technology Department, headed by Peter R. Hugret, is responsible for all computers, data…More networks, servers, printers, computer software/data (including all Geographic Information System data), the town's website, copiers, telephones and fax machines for all departments except those associated with the Board of Education.
As stated on the town's website, the mission of the department is: "To serve the citizens and town employees of Branford by providing maximum authorized access to town owned technologies and services to promote operational efficiencies, public access to information and internet access to municipal services."
Simply said, this department works hard to ensure that most town services are made available online and just a click away for residents.