In response to many questions I would like to update the community on the Colebrook postal service changes. Colebrook residents who currently have a Winsted mailing address will be changed to a Colebrook address and zip code in the near future. During continuing conversation this week with the U.S. Postal Service this change is currently in the works. These changes also effect the post office box customers as you will all get a FOUR digit box number rather than your 1-3 digits now. If you are anticipating changing from a post office box to the roadside delivery it is suggested you wait until these changes are in effect so you don’t have to change your address twice. The Post Office has change of address packets if you feel you need one. Hopefully this will solve the Department of Motor Vehicle issues concerning taxing of motor vehicles which has worsened this year. If you still have not received a motor vehicle tax bill please notify the Assessor, Michele Sloane, or Tax Collector, Laura Bartlett, as soon as possible. Especially if you recently purchased and registered a motor vehicle through a car dealership in which DMV computer program changes your residency address and tax code to a Winsted address. If your vehicle is a leased vehicle you may also not have received a tax bill as the lease company have issued the wrong tax code number. If you have any questions please feel free to contact this office either by phone 860-379-3359 x202 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org@colebrooktownhall.org> We will keep you posted. Tom
Colebrook Fair Cardboard Boat Regatta Supplies are available at the Town Hall $10.00 registration includes 3 sheets of cardboard and a large roll of duct tape (pay $10.00 for supplies and when you register the registration fee of $10. will be paid with the supply charge) Extra sheets of cardboard are available for $3.00 each Registration forms are available at the Town Hall or can be emailed upon request. Challenge your friends, neighbors, other community groups to a boat regatta duel! Prizes awarded. Call the town hall with any questions. Selectmen’s office – Monday to Thursday 9am-2:00pm 860-379-3359 x201
American Red Cross Blood Drive Sponsored by the Colebrook Lions Club Saturday, August 1st, 2015 7:30am – 12:45pm Colebrook Senior/Community Center 2 Schoolhouse Road, Colebrook Food provided by the Lion’s Club For an appointment call 1-800-RED-CROSS or 1-800-733-2767 Or online REDCROSSBLOOD.ORG
Have you received your motor vehicle tax bills?? * First, please review your registrations to check that they are current and your vehicle is duly registered. If not, you may be driving an unregistered and/or uninsured vehicle which may subject you to substantial fines and penalties. * Second, please check that your mailing address is correct, especially if you have a Winsted mailing address, post office box or your vehicle is leased or was registered through a dealer. * Third, please check that the “tax town” listed on your registration is “Colebrook 029″. Please visit the DMV website at www.ct.gov/dmv or call 800-842-8222 to correct your records. If your vehicles are registered and you have not received a tax bill from Colebrook, please contact the Assessor’s Office by email email@example.com@colebrooktownhall.org> or call 860-379-3359 ext. 206 with your name, vehicle plate number and phone number for further research. If you no longer own a vehicle for which you received a bill, please submit the DMV plate return receipt and proof of disposal to the Assessor’s Office for proration of your bill. The final day to pay your taxes without penalty is Monday, August 3rd. Per Connecticut State Statute Section 12-130, failure to receive a tax bill does not relieve the taxpayer of the requirement to pay the statutory interest on a late payment.
WARNING TOWN OF COLEBROOK SPECIAL TOWN MEETING The legal voters of the Town of Colebrook and those entitled to vote in town meetings of said Town are hereby notified and warned that a Special Town Meeting of said Town will be held in the Town Hall Meeting Room (2nd floor) on Wednesday, July 22, 2015, at 8:00 pm to transact the following business: 1. To nominate and appoint one member of the Board of Education of Regional School District No. 7 to represent the Town for a term of four years commencing July 1, 2015 and until a successor is chosen and qualified. 2. To consider and act upon an Ordinance To Provide a Municipal Option for an Additional Veterans Exemption pursuant to the provisions of Section 12-81f (a)(2) and Section 12-81(19) of the Connecticut General Statutes providing an additional exemption applicable to the assessed value for real or personal property in the amount of $10,000, provided such veteran’s qualifying income does not exceed, by more than $25,000, the applicable maximum amount as provided under Connecticut General Statutes Section 12-81l, as the same may be amended from time to time. Dated at Colebrook, Connecticut, this 13th day of July, 2015. Thomas D. McKeon Joseph J. Alciati, Sr. Christopher L. Johnstone Selectmen of the Town of Colebrook
Colonial Riflemen in the American Revolution — Colebrook Historical Society Friday Night Gathering on July 10th On Friday evening, July 10th, at 7:00 p.m., the Colebrook Historical Society will host a social reception, followed by a presentation, “Colonial Riflemen in the American Revolution,” by Steve Seiser. Out of the woods, these frontiersmen marched to answer the call of the Lexington alarm in 1775 and helped rescue Boston from British occupation. Who were they? Mr. Seiser, retired chemist from United Technologies Research Center, has been a Colebrook resident for 28 years. The gathering will be held at the Colebrook Historical Society, corner of Routes 183 and 182A in the center of Colebrook. All are welcome. For further information, please contact Carol Lord at 860/738-8244 or firstname.lastname@example.org@yahoo.com>.
Colebrook Independence Day Celebration July 4th, 2015 Children’s Bicycle Parade 10:15am (meet at the Colebrook Consolidated School with your decorated bicycle, wagon, scooter or other mode of transportation) Join the parade to the town center! Colebrook Congregational Church 11:00am Guest Speaker: Scott Kenny Colebrook Resident & Life Long Student of American Military History “The Shot Heard Round the World” Poetry reading by Colebrook resident Abrah Carroll “The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere” Traditional luncheon on the Green following the program All are welcome to join in this annual celebration! (sponsored by the Colebrook Associates, Inc)
Calling all veterans to participate in the Color Guard at the 4th of July program! Program begins at 11am at the Congregational Church Green. Please call Greg Millard at 860-379-1155 with any questions
Colebrook Town Pond opens Saturday, June 27th, 2015 Season hours for the pond Monday-Saturday 11am – 6pm Sunday 12noon – 6pm Swimming lessons are available – Please contact either Lee in the Selectmen’s Office 860-379-3359 x201 or see a life guard