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Town of Colchester Prescription Drug Discount Program

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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

Message from the Colchester Emergency
Management Director
Testing Early Warning Siren and Notification
On the 1st Saturday of each month between 11am and 1pm,
Colchester Emergency Management will be testing sirens.
Sirens are pole mounted throughout town. During this process we
are going through these Early Warning Sirens to test and if possible,
restore them to a functional state of readiness to provide timely
advanced notice of significant emergencies to the public.
Prior to the testing, a public address message announcing the test will
be made, the test(s) wil be conducted and another public address
message will announce the conclusion of the testing.
Any actual emergency activation, there will be a 3 minute activation of
the siren(s) followed by a public address announcement of instructions
to follow.
Please be patient during our testing and restoration process because
when needed, these sirens can, have and will save lives, only if they

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Colchester Summer Concert Schedule
Town Green, 6pm-8pm
Concessions open at 5:30pm
July 20 - Wooden Horse (Crosby, Still & Nash/America)
July 27 - Billy Pilgrim (Modern Country/Rock Classics)
August 3 - In Deep (Classic Rock)

Food Festival on the Town Green
Thursday, July 20th, 5:30pm-8:30pm
Participants can purchase a variety of foods, then enjoy
a free concert at 6pm. Facepaint and Bounce House
also available. Entertainment by Wooden Horse.

11th Annual Teens Saving Lives
Blood Drive
Wednesday, July 26th 8am-6pm
Jack Jackter Intermediate School, 315 Halls Hill Rd
Sponsored by the Colchester Day Camp Super CIT's
& Super Staff. Appointments 1-800-Red-CROSS

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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