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Posted on October 18, 2017 at 11:15 AM by Monique Lavallee
Citizens have raised the question of whether the discontinuance of plowing private roads beginning next winter 2018-2019 (not this winter) by Colchester will result in a decrease in taxes. This is a budget decision that will be made by the Selectboard during the next few months with the voters ultimately deciding on the budget in March of 2018. Taxpayers should be aware, however, that the Department of Public Works has a longstanding staffing shortage that exists year round and is not limited to any particular season or program. While four additional maintenance workers have been hired over the past 30 years, this increase has failed to counteract the challenges facing the department. These challenges include the following:
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