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DRB Public Hearing - Apr. 22

The Development Review Board will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 7 pm at the Meeting House (830 Main Street). You can read the full warning here (PDF format)

 

Board and Committe Openings:

The Town has openings for volunteers (no stipends) on the following Boards and Commissions:

  • Recreation Advisory Committee - 1 vacancy, 2 year term. Vacant now and would complete present term that expires June 30, 2015. Next term would begin July 1, 2015 and expire June 30, 2017. (No deadline)
  • Governance Committee - 2+ vacancies, no terms. The Colchester Selectboard and Heritage Project charged the Governance Committee with three primary fields of investigation: 1) Rewriting and/or updating the Town Charter. 2) Examining structural, operational and regional options to optimize the accountability, transparency, effectiveness and cost of Colchester's government and public services. 3) Methods of improving citizen participation and investment in municipal governance. (No deadline)
  • Cemetery Advisory Committee - 1 year term vacant immediately to expire February 28, 2016. (No Deadline)

Applications may be picked up at the Town Offices at 781 Blakely Rd. or on the Town website. For further information call Linda at 264-5509.

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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