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Colchester Awarded Municipal Planning Grant

The Department of Economic, Housing and Community Development (DEHCD) awarded $16,300 to Colchester in state Municipal Planning Grant funds to the Malletts Bay Village Project. Annually the Municipal Planning Grant program supports a range of locally identified initiatives to improve the quality of life and promote efficient growth and economic development in Vermont. You can read the full press release here.


Note - The Select Board meetings scheduled for
Nov. 25 and Dec. 23 have been canceled.


DRB Public Hearing - Dec. 10

The Colchester Development Review Board will be having a public hearing on Wednesday, Dec. 10 at 7 pm. It will take place at the Colchester Meeting House, at 830 Main St. You can read the full warning here.


Firearms Safety Committee - Dec. 10 & 17

The next meetings of the Firearms Safety Committee will take place on Wednesday, December 10 and Wednesday, December 17 from 6-7:30 pm in the Kirker Room at the Colchester Police Department on Blakely Rd. All interested parties are encouraged to attend!


Colchester, The Heart of Lake Champlain - Resident and Visitor's Guide

We would like to share the pass along the town's new guide. Here's an introduction by Nadine Scibek, chair of the Colchester Selectboard:

"I am happy to share with you the first edition of 'Colchester, The Heart of Lake Champlain' the guide for residents and visitors to Vermont's fourth largest community. Whether you are a long-time resident or new to town, considering a move to our friendly community or just visiting, we hope that you find this guide informative."

Nadine's introduction continues in the guide. You can read the full guide here (PDF format).


Town Clerk's and Assessor's Office Presentation

We'd like to pass along a presentation that was made by the Town Clerk's and Assessor's Offices for the Selectboard, describing the work that they do:


What Makes the Parks & Recreation Department Run

We'd like to share a presentation recently made by the Colchester Parks & Recreation Department to the Select Board. It describes how the department functions, and its many tasks and responsibilities.

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 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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