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Important Town Meeting Information

Town Meeting is on March 2nd at 7:30 p.m. and early voting is now occurring at the Town Clerk’s office with March 3rd as the final day for voting at CHS from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. For more information on the budget, the articles to be voted upon, which include the local option tax and capital plan reauthorizations, please stop by the Town Clerk’s office or Burnham Library for a town report and information, visit http://www.colchestervt.gov or LCATV has videos for your viewing.

What do you get for your municipal property taxes? For just under $5.00 per day, the average Colchester household receives:

  • Round the clock police and dispatching services (Responded to 12,950 incidents last year)
  • Rescue services staffed by 4 full-time employees and over 40 volunteers
  • Volunteer Fire services
  • Public Works maintaining 109 miles of roads, bridges, buildings, vehicles, equipment and 2,500 storm water structures
  • Parks and Recreation services (all programs and some staff paid by user fees, not property taxes)
  • Burnham Library offering free educational programs and assistance for all ages
  • Planning and Zoning, Town Clerk and Assessor Services
  • Services such as county court system, Winooski Valley Park District, VNA, Regional Planning and Economic Development Assistance

Want to find out more about these services? You can view department-specific video presentations about the services provided by the Town of Colchester at: http://colchestervt.gov/dept_showcases.shtml

Colchester LogoTown of Colchester
781 Blakely Rd. | P.O. Box 55
Colchester, Vermont 05446

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