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Please be advised that the Town Clerk's Office will be closing at 3:30pm on Thursday, September 28, 2017 due to staff educational purposes.

Board of Finance Vacancy
Due to a resignation there is currently a Colchester Independent Party vacancy on the Board of Finance. Per the Town Charter, the opening must be filled by an elector of the same party as the person who resigned.  Residents interested in interviewing before the Board of Finance for the vacancy should fill out a Board/Commission application found on this website or in the First Selectman's Office and submit it to Tricia Dean at townhall@colchesterct.gov, in person or by mail 127 Norwich Ave, First Selectman's Office

Colchester Motor Vehicle Tax Bills to be Delayed
The Town of Colchester did not send out Motor Vehicle Tax Bills in July due to the uncertainty concerning legislation that could result in a change to the uniform state-wide Motor Vehicle Mill Rate. Once the State Budget has been finalized and we know what we can base the bills on Tax Bills will be issued. This delay will not prevent one from registering their motor vehicle. Bills have not been issued, therefore you are not considered late.  A mandated by Connecticut General Statutes 12-146, you will have 30 days from the established due date to pay the bill without penalty. If you are having trouble registering your vehicle please call the office so that we can assist you in resolving the issue. As soon as information about the Motor Vehicle Tax Bills is available it will be noticed in the papers, posted on this website and also by calling the Tax Office 860.537.7210. Michele Wyatt, CCMC Tax Collector

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. click here

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 Eversource.com

TOWN OF COLCHESTER ROAD IMPROVEMENTS
The following roads are scheduled for Pavement Maintenance work.
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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 13-15.
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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.~
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Residents and Motorists traveling though these roads during construction can expect to encounter delays.


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13th Annual Colchester 57 Fest
Saturday. September 23, 2017
4pm - 8:30pm, all ages
Colchester Rec Plex, 216 Old Hebron Ave.
Entrance is free, access to the Kids Zone is $7 per child. Band starts at 6pm and the fireworks begin at 8pm

Youth & Social Services 1st Annual
Junk in the Trunk
Sunday, October 1, 2017
8am to 12pm at the Bacon Academy Parking Lot
Clean out your closets and basements. If you have unwanted clothing, household items, kids' toys, if you are a consultant for a company, or if you make/sell your own homeade items, this event is for you. Reserve your spot for $20 by filling out a vendor application and return with payment by 9/29. Questions call 860-537-7255

Community Conversation
Courageous Parenting 101
October 4, 2017, 6pm-7:30pm at Bacon Academy
Designed to address the current opioid epidemic and is offered free to parents and students. Course designed specifically for the parents of elementary, middle and high school students. Students (grades 6-12) will be attending an alternate presentation by our new school-based substance abuse counselor, Ben Backes.

2017 Flu Clinic Schedule for Colchester
Tuesday, 10/10, 9a-12, Senior Center
Monday, 10/23, 3p-6p, Town Hall
Tuesday, 10/24, 9a-12, Senior Center
Walk in clinics -no appointment necessary. All ages 6 months and over are welcome For more information contact Chatham Health at 860-365-0884

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