Manager’s Message
Aaron Frank, Town Manager

The town has appointed Julie Graeter as our new town clerk/treasurer. Julie has a bachelor’s in accounting and 20 years of private sector experience in finance. She has worked successfully with volunteers in the election process and knows the permitting and real estate records-keeping functions of the office. She has served as Colchester’s assistant town clerk/treasurer since 2004. If you’ve ever needed assistance with any aspect of filing your homestead or the state credit, you probably have met Julie already. She was strongly recommended by users of the clerk’s services and community volunteers. Julie lives in Colchester with her husband, Chris, and three children. We congratulate Julie on her new position.

 

Office of the Town Clerk
Karen Richard

There will be an open house in the town clerk’s office, Friday, June 29, from 1 to 4 p.m. for residents to meet our new town clerk, Julie Graeter. Please stop by!

It has been a pleasure to serve this town for the last 31 years. Although I am looking forward to retirement and my next chapter, I will miss the hustle and bustle. The team in the clerk’s office is the best! I will miss the daily interaction with them and you, the citizens.

Tax bills will be in the mail by July 15. There are three equal installments that are due August 15, November 15 and March 15. If you would like to automate your payment through our office please contact us at 264-5520.

The state primary will be held on Tuesday, Aug, 14. Voting will be in the high school cafeteria.

Do you want to verify if you are registered to vote or where you were last registered? Check My Voter Page. If you are not registered in Colchester you may register with the New Online Voter Registration Tool – which allows all eligible Vermonters to submit their voter registration application online anytime and anywhere they can access the internet; the online voter registration page can be found here.

 

Assessor
Robert Vickery

The assessor’s office is busy finalizing the 2017 grand list. The 2018 abstract grand list has been lodged with the town clerk. Preparation for the 2018 grand list included 507 site inspections, 391 changes, 330 assessments increased and 61 assessments decreased. It grew 1.96 percent over the grand list as reported on the 2017 tax warrant. The interactive town web map will be updated by the end of June with the new grand list data and map.

You can find the town map and new assessment data online here.

 

Notice

Routes 7/2, 2A & 127 (June 18-22) Installation of drainage will be finished along Route 2A mid-week, at which point work will begin on the new bike path along Route 2A. Additionally, work on the base foundations for the new signal system at the Creek Farm Rd will occur mid-week. Questions? Contact Jill Barrett at 272-1248.