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The Firearms Safety Committee meeting on Tuesday, October 22 has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. We will post the new meeting date when it is made available. Thank you for your understanding.


DRB Public Hearing - Nov. 12

The Colchester Development Review Board will be having a public hearing on Wednesday, Nov. 12 at 7 pm. It will take place at the Colchester Meeting House, at 830 Main St. You can read the full warning here.


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.

Charter Changes - Informational Meeting

There will be an informational meeting for the proposed changes to the town charter on Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 7:30 pm, at the Town Meeting House. The changes will be voted upon on November 4. You can read the full warning here (PDF format).


Public Hearing - Capital Budget and Five Year Plan


Pursuant to 24 V.S.A., Chapter 117, Section 4430 and 4443 the Town of Colchester Selectboard will hold a public hearing on October 28, 2014 at the Meeting House at 831 Main St. at 8:00 p.m. to consider adoption of a 5 Year Capital Budget/Plan for the Town of Colchester. You can read the Capital Budget Plan here (PDF format), or pick up a copy at the Town Clerk's office (781 Blakely Rd.).

You can read the full warning here (PDF format). An updated presentation on the budget is shared below:


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.


Presentation for Proposed Charter Change - Vote on Nov. 4

The presentation below explains the charter changes that have been proposed, and that will be dealt with at the upcoming vote. Within the presentation, click the back and forward arrows to move between slides. You can also click the icon in the lower-right-hand corner to see the presentation in full screen mode.


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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