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Tax Office
Will close at Noon on Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Colchester Motor Vehicle Tax Bills to be Delayed
The Town of Colchester will delay issuing Motor Vehicle Tax Bills
due to the uncertainty concerning possible legislation that could
result in a change to the uniform state-side Motor Vehicle Mill
Rate. As soon as information about the Motor Vehicle Tax Bills
is available it will be noticed in the papers, posted on the
Town of Colchester’s Website 
and also by calling the Tax Office 860.537.7210
As mandated by Connecticut General Statutes 12-146,
you will have 1 month grace period from the established due
date to pay the bill without penalty. Bills for real estate and
personal property will go out on time, according to Wyatt.
“The 2016 Grand List bills for real estate and personal property
will be due July 1, 2017 and delinquent after August 1, 2017.
Those bills will be mailed by June 30, 2017,” according to Wyatt.
“Once the State budget has been finalized, the Town will
proceed with setting a due date for the motor vehicle bills
and then they will be mailed.”
Questions concerning tax payments should be directed to the
Tax Office, (860) 537-7210.

Charter Revision Proposed Changes
The Charter Revision Commission is hard at work drafting
changes to the current Charter. Click on the below link to
view what is being proposed.
Check back for details on the upcoming public hearing

State Project No. 28-0205
Replacement of Bridge No. 06389
Route 2 West Bound Ramps over unnamed
brook at intersection with Norwich Ave/Rte 616.
click here for description of the project, project schedule
along with anticipated ramp closure schedule

Eversource Upgrading Electric System
in Colchester
Eversource work will include installing 300 new and thicker
utility poles and electric lines known as "tree wire," which
can better withstand extreme weather.  Smart switches are
also being added to the system to help restore power outages
more quickly. For more information visit

The following roads are scheduled for Pavement Maintenance work in August and September.
Harbor Road, Wall Street, and Miller Road will receive Cold In Place pavement recycling, Once the recycling train completes its work, a three week curing process will occur and then the bituminous pavement cap will be placed. This work is scheduled for September.
Orchard Farm Road, Apple Lane, Farm Gate, and Lake View Court will receive a CapeSeal surface treatment. This involves the placement of a bituminous emulsion with a fine chip stone placed over it, then two weeks following stone placement, a bituminous emulsion~seal coat is applied to the full width of the road in order to smooth and bind the entire roadway~surface. ~This work is scheduled to begin mid August.~
Scheduling for specific dates will be updated closer to actual start dates. Residents and Motorists traveling though these roads during construction can expect to encounter delays.

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Youth Center Open House
Youth Center - 400 Norwich Ave
September 6, 2017
1pm-2pm and 5:30pm-6:30pm
All middle school parents & students are invited to
come and see what Open Youth Center is all about!

Colchester History Museum
1776 & Beyond: Washington Visits Colchester
Tuesday, August 22nd, 6:30pm
History Museum on Linwood Avenue
Enjoy ice cream and history. Professional actor John
Koopman III will share tales of the 1776 campaigns and beyond.
After the program Koopman will sign copies of his book,
"George Washington at War-1776". Program is free and open to
the public.

2017 Discounted Tickets Available
at the Parks & Recreation office
Six Flags New England ($46) & Lake Compounce ($34)
stop in the office to purchase tickets


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