Karen Adams
Department of Public Works Technical Services Manager

Property owners will be receiving Stormwater Utility invoices in their mailboxes next week. These annual fees support the town’s stormwater program, which is responsible for the planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of the town’s stormwater pipelines, culverts, catch basins, and ponds. The utility also makes sure the town is in compliance with our federal stormwater permits; oversees summer water quality testing at recreation sites; funds street-sweeping activities; and prepares grant applications to stretch the value of every dollar the utility takes in.

  • Projects to be funded through utility fees in 2019 include:
  • Replacing failing culverts underneath Hercules Drive
  • Design of stormwater improvements in the Shore Acres neighborhood
  • Development of a phosphorus control plan required by the State of Vermont
  • Completion of a stormwater-system-wide condition assessment
  • Development of a 5-year Stormwater Capital Budget Plan

Utility fees can be paid by cash, check, or credit card, and are due by February 22. Updates on 2019 projects, information about the utility’s budget, and how to pay utility fees can be found at: https://colchestervt.gov/1837/Stormwater-Utility.  If you have any questions about the stormwater fee for your property, or own a commercial property and would like to apply for site credits, contact kadams@colchestervt.gov or call 264-5621.


Office of the Assessor
Bob Vickery

Recent activities in the Assessor’s office include:

Working on 2019 grand list changes

Supplying and analyzing parcel ownership data to the stormwater utility

Sending out inventory forms for 2018 income data to assess current commercial property markets

The office will be contacting property owners that have taken out permits for interior renovation for building inspections

Find our GIS Map and Assessment Data at: http://www.axisgis.com/ColchesterVT/.


Office of the Town Clerk
Julie Graeter

Happy New Year to Colchester residents from the Town Clerk’s Office!

Do you have a canine pal? Did you know it’s required by law to license your pup with the town? It’s that time and the town clerk’s office is hosting a new contest for dogs and their owners called “Your Dog is #1” until January 31. You and your fur-buddy will be automatically entered when you register for (or renew) your dog’s license! The grand prize includes a special “#1” 2019 dog tag, a FREE dog license in 2020 and a basket of doggie swag that your pooch is sure to love!  For more information about the contest and dog licensing rates and conditions visit:  http://colchestervt.gov/323/Dog-Licensing.   



The Boy Scouts of Troop 658 are picking-up and recycling Christmas trees in Winooski & Colchester on Saturday, January 12 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. This is the troop’s 6th year providing this service. We will accept requests until 10 a.m. the day of pick-up.

A donation of $10 per tree is appreciated

Trees must be free of tinsel, ornaments, tree stands and plastic bags

To request a pick up call Ken Bell at 655-6258 (h) or 598-0892 (c) or email christmas_tree_pick_up@bsatroop658.com.