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Upcoming Town Meeting (Mar. 2) and Vote (Mar. 3)

The Town of Colchester's Annual Town Meeting will be held at 7:30 pm, on Monday, March 2, 2015. At 5:30 pm, the Select and School Boards will be hosting a free community dinner before the annual meetings - if you have questions for us or your Legislators, please join us in the High School cafeteria. Find out what is happening in Montpelier, and discuss any issues in an informal setting. Please bring a pot luck dessert to share with everyone.

Voting takes place the next day (Tuesday, Mar. 3) by private (Australian) ballot, from 7 am-7 pm at the Colchester High School. Both districts 9-1 and 9-2 now vote at the High School on 131 Laker Lane (off Blakely Rd.). You can find information about the proposals at the links below, or in the supplement to the Feb. 5 issue of the Colchester Sun:

 

Route 15 Shared-Use Path - Public Informational Meeting - Feb. 26

The Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) and Stantec Consulting are sponsoring a Public Informational Meeting on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 7:00 PM at the Saint Michael's College Pomerleau Alumni Center located on Observatory Lane in Colchester. The purpose of this meeting is to inform the public about the above shared-use path project from Lime Kiln Road in Colchester to Susie Wilson Road in Essex. You can read the entire message here (PDF format).

 

DRB Public Hearing - Feb. 25

The Development Review Board will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, February 25 at 7 pm. You can read the full warning here (PDF format).

 

Tax Forms

Unfortunately, Federal and State tax forms will no longer be available at the Town Clerk's Office and the Burnham Library, because of changes at the IRS and State Tax Department. The library expects to receive 1040/1040A/1040EZ forms, but no instructions or schedules. Here are some tips on where to get forms and instructions:

Federal

  1. View and download forms from the web - http://irs.gov/Forms
  2. Order forms online to be delivered by mail - http://irs.gov/orderforms
  3. Order forms by phone to be delivered by mail - Call 1-800-829-3676

State

  1. Download fillable PDF forms from the web - Download, complete, and print forms at http://tax.vermont.gov/
  2. Order forms by email - Email a request to taxforms@state.vt.us
  3. Order forms by phone - Call toll-free in the U.S. at 1-855-297-5600

When ordering by phone or email, please provide 1) your name; 2) mailing address; 3) form number or form name; and 4) daytime phone number.

 

How to Stay Informed

Wondering how can you stay informed about your town and schools? Community members can access information about CSD and the Town of Colchester through our regularly updated electronic communications methods, via the Colchester Sun and postings of agendas and hearing notices at the Post Office, Town Clerk's Office, Mazza's General Store, Shaws and the Burnham Library.

The Colchester School Board encourages community participation at their meetings; in fact, the board's agenda solicits comments from the community at every meeting. Join them at Colchester High School on the first and third Tuesday of each month beginning at 7 pm. You can also watch them on Lake Champlain Access Television. Can't make the school board meetings? Click here to submit a question (or e-mail SchoolBoardQuestions@csdvt.org) and enter your contact information and question. During the meeting on the third Tuesday of every month, the school board will review the top questions and themes submitted. We also host and encourage participation in numerous community events in all of your schools throughout the year to foster the collaborative spirit that is so essential to academic excellence.

The Colchester Selectboard meets at 6:30 pm on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at the Colchester Meeting House on Main Street, and LCATV also airs its meetings. When we're all informed, we make a stronger community! Please encourage your friends and family to subscribe to the Spotlight.

 

 

Schedule of Public Meetings

We have a new page that's a central point to list the regular schedule and locations for the town's board and committee meetings. You can see it here.

 

 
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