LEGAL NOTICE TOWN OF COLEBROOK TOWN BUDGET FY 2017 – 2018 and REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 7 REFERENDUM VOTE Pursuant to Section 7-7 of the General Statutes of Connecticut, notice is hereby given to the electors and citizens qualified to vote in town meetings of the Town of Colebrook that a referendum will be held on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 for the purpose of voting for the approval or disapproval of the following question: “Shall the general budget of the Town of Colebrook for the fiscal year from July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018 in the amount of $6,196,097 and the Town’s Reserve Fund for Capital and Non-recurring Expenditures (Town’s Capital Improvement Projects) budget in the amount of $450,000 be approved as recommended by the Board of Finance?” Pursuant to Sections 10-51 and 7-7 of the General Statutes of Connecticut, Revised, notice is hereby given to the electors and citizens qualified to vote in town meetings of the Town of Colebrook that a referendum will be held on Tuesday May 2, 2017 for the purpose of voting for the approval or disapproval of the following question: “Shall the Regional School District No. 7 Annual Budget for the fiscal year commencing July 1, 2017 be accepted?” Optical scan voting machines will be used. A vote of “YES” being a vote for approval, and a vote of “NO” being a vote for disapproval. Absentee Ballots will be available at the Office of the Town Clerk as provided by law. Voting will take place at the Colebrook Town Hall, Meeting Room (2nd floor) 562 Colebrook Road, Colebrook from 6:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. Dated at Colebrook, Connecticut, this 17th day of April, 2017. Debra L. McKeon Town Clerk

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Budget Referendum May 2 On Tuesday, May 2, the polls are open from 6:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. to vote on the 2017-18 budgets for Colebrook and Region 7. Colebrook’s budget of $6.2 million, including our share of Region 7, is 3.4% higher than 2016-17. However, the mill rate required to support this budget will increase by 5.5% to 30.9 mills, because of a sharp reduction in state aid proposed by the Governor. Current thinking is that only part of the Governor’s cuts will pass the Legislature, hence a 5.5% mill increase rather than the 10.4% presented at the budget hearing on April 12. Any risk that the actual cuts are higher than we have estimated will covered from reserves. Additional information is available at the Town Hall or by contacting Jim Millar on the Board of Finance.

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CHH Annual Meeting

The Colebrook Historical Society cordially invites you to attend a special gathering on Sunday, April 23, from 3:00-5:00 PM. After a brief annual meeting, our guest speaker, Todd M. Bryda, M.A., will present “America and the Great War”. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the United States’ entry into World War I. In his talk, Professor Bryda will deepen our knowledge and understanding of this world changing event. Professor Bryda is a noted historian, with a vast resume of credentials and awards. He currently teaches at Northwestern Community College, and has served there as Academic Coordinator for the Humanities. He’s an experienced speaker and is much in demand. He’s also an American Civil War reenactor (Company Commander of Co. K, 28th Massachusetts Vol. Inf., Irish Brigade), and a Revolutionary War reenactor (64th Regiment of Foot, Light Company). A reception with refreshments will follow the presentation. This event will be held in the Meeting Room of the Colebrook Town Hall, located just north of the intersection of Routes 183 and 182A in the center of Colebrook. All are most welcome. For further information contact Carol Lord at or 860-738-8244.

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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS – Colebrook Consolidated School Mechanical Room and Electrical Upgrade/Renovation Project


Request For Proposals

The Town of Colebrook is requesting proposals from qualified professional service firms to provide engineering/architectural/Design/Build services for the following project:

Colebrook Consolidated School Mechanical Room and Electrical Upgrade/Renovation Project

The Colebrook Consolidated School Mechanical/Electrical Upgrade/Renovation Project will encompass the analysis of the existing mechanical and electrical systems; options/alternatives for upgrade/renovation of the mechanical and electrical systems; and, the initial and on-going cost estimates for the feasibility of each option. The Colebrook Consolidated School building is a 19,000 sq. ft. structure built in 1947, currently used as a K-6 elementary school.

Scope of Services

The firm will provide engineering/architectural services necessary for the design and renovation of the existing Mechanical Room or construction of a new Mechanical Room to include the following:

 An analysis of existing mechanical and electrical system based on an on-site inspection, review of relevant documents and input/recommendations from the School Building Committee.

 New heating, ventilating, air conditioning system (HVAC).

 Assess and correct drainage of storm water.

 An analysis including suitability, estimated cost and feasibility factors of proposed options,

 Professional cost estimates for each option and cost analysis for options under consideration,

 Documentation of all findings and presentations to the community.

The firm will provide a detailed cost description for the completion of the Scope of Services. This description will include all applicable billing rates, direct charge schedules and field equipment schedules.

The firm will provide all terms and Conditions for any agreement.

A responders’conference, including a tour of the facility, will be scheduled for 4:00PM on Thursday, April 27, 2017. All questions from prospective applicants should be forwarded to Mr. Chris Johnstone, P.O. Box 5, 562 Colebrook Road, Colebrook, CT 06021 or via email in care of Three (3) copies of proposals are to be mailed or hand delivered to Selectmen’s Office, Town Hall, 562 Colebrook Road, Colebrook, CT 06021, and must be received by 4:00PM on Friday, May 26, 2017.

The Town of Colebrook reserves the right to accept any or all bids, waive any informalities in the bidding, and make an award in any manner that is the most beneficial to the Town of Colebrook.

Chris Johnstone, Chairman

Colebrook Consolidated School Building Committee


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Friday April 21 Colebrook Land Conservancy Potluck and Speaker

[] [] Friday April 21, 2017 6:00 pm Potluck Dinner 7:00 pm “Butterflies, Moths and Their Gardens” by John Himmelman Join members and friends of the Colebrook Land Conservancy for a potluck dinner followed by our speaker, John Himmelman. He is an author, illustrator, naturalist, and popular lecturer as well as co-founder of the CT Butterfly Association, past president of the New Haven Bird Club, past president of The Nature Connection and past president of the Killingworth Land Trust. His talk will cover butterfly families and species, life cycles, finding butterflies, and creating butterfly habitats. Mr. Himmelman has written and illustrated many books for adults and children on a wide variety of natural history subjects. Several of his books have been donated to the Colebrook Consolidated School by the Conservancy. COLEBROOK SENIOR & COMMUNITY CENTER 2 Schoolhouse Road (Off Rte. 183 in the center of Colebrook) Parking available behind the Colebrook Town Hall and along Rte. 183 [] This email was sent to> why did I get this? unsubscribe from this list update subscription preferences Colebrook Land Conservancy · PO Box 90 · Colebrook, CT 06021 · USA [Email Marketing Powered by MailChimp]

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Public Budget Presentations this week


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Colebrook Associates Scholarship

Applications for the 2017 Colebrook Associates Inc. Scholarship are available at the Colebrook Town Hall, Northwestern Regional # 7 ,Oliver Wolcott in Torrington, Explorations Charter School in Winsted, and on the Colebrook Associates web site. Any Colebrook resident who will be pursuing post secondary education at a college or technical school that is accredited may apply. Applications are due postmarked no later than May 1,2017.Attached to the applications must be an official transcript issued by the high school or college which the student is currently attending.

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Veterans info

The CT Dept. of Veterans Affairs will be hosting a HEROES 4HIRE VETERANS CAREER FAIR on Tuesday, April 25th at Rentschler Field in East Hartford. For more information, please contact Tim Rockefeller at>. A BOOTS TO BUSINESS REBOOT will also be held on Weds., April 26th at 287 West St., Rocky Hill. For more information, contact Frank Alvarado 203-335-0427 or>. For information on Veteran’s programs, training, or assistance, please see the VETERANS Message Display located outside of the Town Clerk’s Office at the Colebrook Town Hall. For more information on Veteran’s property tax exemptions, please contact the Assessor’s Office on the 2nd floor or call 860-379-3359 x 213.

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Battell Arts Foundation Scholarship

Battell Arts Foundation Scholarship Applications Are due no later than Monday, April 3rd, 2017 Applicants must be residents of Norfolk or Colebrook and in Grades 3 through 12. They must be currently engaged in an artistic endeavor For application requirements please contact Tom Hodgkin at: Hodgkin, or call 860-542-1222

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