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Stormwater utility budget approved

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Selectboard members unanimously approved the budget for a new stormwater utility last Tuesday, increasing the annual fund from about $542,000 to nearly $875,000. The utility will charge a yearly fee based on the amount of impervious surface homeowners have on their land. The old system determined payments based on assessed property value. All single-family residential…

Officials: Winter spending still on track after storm

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Residents may have stifled a laugh on Monday as the calendar heralded the arrival of spring. Massive white snow banks piled up across town begged to differ, it seemed. Before last week’s storm, public works director Bryan Osborne said the town’s snow and ice removal program had spent just below 80 percent of their allocated…

Mystery gravel pit stumps staff

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Public works director Bryan Osborne was intrigued when a letter from attorney Jim Wick landed on his desk last December. A Colchester man was looking to sell his home on Macrae Road, the notice explained, and hired an engineer to survey the plot. The expert discovered a 1956 agreement on the books, granting the town…

Input sought for Malletts Bay projects

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Colchester officials are asking for public participation as they begin studying three projects included in the Malletts Bay Initiative, an expansive effort to revamp the lakeshore region. The trio of subprojects in question includes a stormwater management system for the bay and its upland watersheds, bike and pedestrian improvements along West Lakeshore Drive (between Prim…