Aaron Frank, Town Manager
The totals have come in for Green Up Day. Our thanks to the 283 volunteers who picked up 2.88 tons of trash and 216 tires! This is the lowest amount of Green Up tonnage since 1998 when we first began keeping track of the totals. Hopefully this means that more folks are being careful to throw their trash into the proper receptacles and fewer people are littering.
Thanks again to Myers Container Service who provided the Green Up dumpster and to the Colchester/Milton Rotary and Lions Clubs for hosting the barbecue lunch.
For more about the Town Manager’s Office visit http://colchestervt.gov/manager or call 264-5509.
Burnham Memorial Library
Kelly McCagg, Director
Warm weather is here and that means the Summer Reading Program will be kicking off as soon as schools let out. Stop by to register and pick up your reading log and find out why LIBRARIES ROCK! Here is a small sample of the programs being offered this month.
Needle felting Succulent Terrariums: Monday, June 11, 6:30 p.m. Come learn how to needle felt cacti in an assortment of colors. We provide all the supplies, and you get to leave with a plant you can’t kill. Registration is required.
Weekly Booktivity: Wednesdays beginning June 20, 3 p.m. Come to the Meeting House for a hands-on activity for children ages 5 and up.
Adult YA Book Club: Monday, June 25, 6:30 p.m. This is a new book club for adult readers of YA! This month we’re reading “The Illuminae Files” by Jay Kristoff. Copies are available for checkout upstairs. Registration is appreciated.
For more information about Burnham Memorial Library’s events and services, visit our website or call 264-5660.
Parks and Recreation Department
Glen Cuttitta, Director
Summer is here! Don’t forget about these great programs coming up very soon! Registration is available online or at the Parks & Rec office. Visit our website or view the Summer Guide for details on all programs.
It’s finally finished! The Colchester Village Park Trail, a gravel surfaced 1-mile trail located behind the Colchester Fire District 2 office, was completed on June 1st. Special thanks to trail designer Terry Krinsky and Kevin Murdough, builder. Be sure to check it out!
Before you know it school will be out and the beaches will be hoppin’. Bayside Paddle Sports and the Inflatable Water Park will be open the week of June 25th. Be sure to take advantage of all the fun there is to offer at Bayside Park.
For more information about the Parks and Recreation Department, please visit our website or call (802) 264-5640.
Burnham Library is seeking volunteers for the annual Book Sale! Call 264-5660 for more information.
Routes 7/2, 2A Intersections Improvement Project: June 4-8 Striping will be refreshed and the contractor will work on the north side of Route 2A to install drainage pipe for the stormwater system. With Route 2A widening last year there will be enough room to maintain two lanes of traffic on Route 2A, with minor delays to allow for construction traffic to enter and leave the work zones. Work will be limited during early morning commuting hours to allow motorists and school buses through the project area without lane closures. Construction that will reduce traffic to alternating, one-lane travel will start at 8:30 a.m. Plan on delays the rest of the day, especially during the afternoon commute. Questions? Contact Jill Barrett at 272-1248.
Notice of Upcoming Road Closure: This July there will be a temporary road closure 1 mile north of the Route 2A intersection that will prohibit thru traffic on East Road for approximately 7-10 consecutive calendar days (local traffic will be permitted). The exact date will be announced; closure message boards will be installed one week in advance. A detour via Austin House Road and Middle Road will be installed, but we encourage all travelers to use Route 7 during the closure to avoid delays, negative impacts on the residents, and excessive wear to low-traffic, gravel roads. Questions? Contact Kevin McAleer, public works project manager at 264-5639, or firstname.lastname@example.org.