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Selectboard rebuffs recreation impact fee hike

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The Colchester Selectboard rejected a recommendation from the parks and recreation department last Tuesday that would have raised the town’s recreation impact fee from $735 per dwelling to $2,009 per unit — a nearly 300 percent increase. Impact fees, leveled on new constructions, are generally used to offset the “unfair” financial burden of upkeep for…

Town shies away from airport fight

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Colchester Selectboard members expressed little interest in wading into the battle for control of the Burlington International Airport last Monday, weeks after reps from neighboring towns dueled it out at the Blakely Rd. building. “At this stage, I don’t think that Burlington is willing to let anybody else into the sandbox, and I think it’s…

Snowplowing saga erupts at town forum

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Two hundred residents packed into a Colchester selectboard meeting last Tuesday night to stake out a position on the town’s policy of plowing only a percentage of private roads, a highly charged debate that’s been kicked around the community for nearly 50 years. Since 1970, the town has provided snow and ice removal to just…

S. Burlington recruits town for airport fight

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A fiery dispute between two Vermont municipalities spilled out of their city limits and into a Colchester Selectboard meeting last Tuesday, leaving local town reps wondering whether they had a “dog in the fight” over the Burlington International Airport. South Burlington city manager Kevin Dorn and city councilor Thomas Chittenden asked the board to join…