Town Meeting Day is just a month away! The Town of Colchester’s Annual Town Meeting is on Monday, March 4 at 7 p.m. Vote by private (Australian) ballot on Tuesday, March 5 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Colchester High School gymnasium.
The two town ballot items include the annual operating budget and the Malletts Bay sewer project. Information is available at colchestervt.gov. Your town staff leading these projects would be pleased to provide additional information. Contact Geoff Urbanik regarding the budget at firstname.lastname@example.org or 264-5509 and Bryan Osborne regarding the sewer project at email@example.com or 264-5520.
Office of the Town Clerk | Treasurer
Stormwater bills have been mailed and we have begun processing payments. Payments can be made in person by check, cash, or credit card (service fee applies). Payments by check can be mailed using the envelope provided. If you wish to pay online by credit card follow the link on the Town Clerks page of our website: https://pay.express-pay.com/?pk=7095
Dog licenses are due April 1.
Reminder: an election is coming up! Colchester voters will be going to the polls on Tuesday, March 5. Early/absentee voting will be available around February 15 at the town clerk’s office and by mail.
Did you know you can register to vote up to and including the day of an election? It’s easy to do online at the Secretary of State’s website. Visit https://olvr.sec.state.vt.us/.
Are you due to renew your driver’s license and not registered to vote yet? You may now “kill two birds with one stone” and register to vote at the Department of Motor Vehicles at the same time you renew your Vermont driver’s license.
For more about the Town Clerk’s Office visit http://colchestervt.gov/townclerk or call 264-5520.
A big thank you and farewell to Traci Paquette as she leaves the town for a new position in finance at the City of Burlington. Traci first worked in the planning and zoning department and then moved to the town clerk/treasure and assessor’s offices as the town’s property/tax specialist for over four years. Traci’s positive attitude, motivation and hard work have been a valuable asset to the town. She has played a key role in recording grand list growth and helping to keep our property tax rate down. We wish Traci all the best and good luck in her new position.
We are working on the 2019 grand list changes. We will be contacting property owners that have taken out permits for interior renovation for building inspections.
Inventory forms have been mailed out to all income-producing properties. If you have received an inventory form please take a minute to complete and mail it back. The data will be important in keeping property taxes fair and equitable for all citizens of Colchester.
You may view the online Web Map and Assessment Data by going to: http://www.axisgis.com/ColchesterVT.
The town offices will be closed on Monday, Feb. 18 in observance of President’s Day.