Posted on: January 17, 2018

Manager's Message (01/15)

Town Manager Dawn Francis

Dear Residents of Colchester:

As I approach the end of my contract as Town Manager on April 30, 2018, I have decided after much consideration not to request an extension. My husband and I are ready to travel and take on new adventures while we are still he...

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Posted on: January 16, 2018

Stormwater Utility Bills Due

Town Employees performing repairs on a catch basin.

The Colchester Selectboard enacted a stormwater utility in May of 2017, with the first bills sent to residents and property owners the week of January 16, 2018. Below are some frequently asked questions about the stormwater utility. We encourage you to vi...

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Posted on: January 18, 2018

Manager's Message (01/08)

Town Manager Dawn Francis

Manager’s Message of the Week

Since late fall Town of Colchester officials have been exploring our legal authority and options to remove a boat sinking in Malletts Bay off E. Lakeshore Drive. The Police Department has reached out numerous times t...

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Posted on: January 3, 2018

Manager's Message (01/03)

Christmas weekend was a hectic one for our Public Works crew, Technical Rescue squad and our Police Department. While the holiday weekend for some meant enjoying family and friends and sharing a big dinner together, many of our dedicated employees worked ...

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Posted on: December 14, 2017

Manager's Message (12/11)

Dawn Francis, Town Manager

Proposed Budget FY19

The proposed FY 19 budget maintains our current level of service and addresses increased service demands caused by slow, steady growth over the past decade.

Budget and Tax Rate

The Operating Budget is comprised ...

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Posted on: December 8, 2017

Notice of Hearings on Town Charter Amendment

The Colchester Selectboard will be holding two public hearings to hear public comment on a proposed change to the Town of Colchester Charter. The hearings will take place:

  • Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, at 7 pm
  • Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, at 6:30 pm

Both hearings will b...

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Posted on: December 6, 2017

Manager's Message (12/4)

Dawn Francis, Town Manager

Proposed Charter Change for March 2018 Ballot

In 2014, per a recommendation by the Governance Committee, a proposed amendment to the Colchester Charter was approved by the Selectboard for the November ballot. The proposed change w...

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Posted on: December 2, 2017

Route 7/2 & 2A Construction - Week of Dec. 4

There will be little, if any, construction activity the week of Dec. 4. In the coming weeks, the project will remove trees at the north end of the construction zone on Route 7/2 (north of the Creek Farm Road intersection) to enable installation of a drain...

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Posted on: November 29, 2017

Manager's Message (11/27)

Dawn Francis, Town Manager

The Colchester Selectboard has proclaimed the Saturday after Thanksgiving “Small Business Saturday,” to recognize our town’s small businesses and the contribution they make to our local economy. Now ...

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Posted on: November 29, 2017

Route 7/2 & 2A Construction - Week of Nov. 27

With this construction season’s paving work completed, this week (Nov. 27-Dec. 1) the contractor will install guardrail in the Bay Road area and complete site clean-up for the winter. Poles for the traffic signal at the Bay Road intersection wer...

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