Informational Emails

Would you like to receive reminders of delays in trash pick up due to holidays?

Would you like to receive notifications of road closures in town due to construction?

Would you like to receive information regarding community events?

Emails are sent out from the 1st Selectman’s office with this type of information and more as appropriate. If you would like to be on the list to receive these emails, contact Karen Odell at 860-379-3359 x 201 or kodell@colebrooktownhall.org.

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News from Colebrook Town Hall — With Corrected Date for Colebrook Historical Society Event

Greetings from Colebrook Town Hall.
CORRECTION: The Colebrook Historical Society will hold its annual meeting on Sunday, April 21st, at 3 p.m. in the Town Hall Meeting Room. Please see details below.
Our Town budget hearing is tonight at 7 p.m. in the Town Hall Meeting Room. Colebrook Consolidated School Superintendent Bob Gilbert and I will discuss our proposed Board of Ed and Board of Selectmen budgets for fiscal year 2024-2025. Board of Finance Chair Duncan Wilber will present a proposed Mill rate exhibit.
For the Selectmen’s budget (including Town Hall and the Department of Public Works), actual expenses for last fiscal year were $2,120,421. This year, we budgeted $2,392,810. Year-to-date, expenses are below projected spending by 8.1%, or approximately $194,000. To help keep the Mill rate flat, the Board of Finance requested the Selectmen’s budget to approximate actual expenses incurred in 2022/23. Our proposed Selectmen budget therefore shows a reduction of 5%. The Board of Ed budget for FY 2024/25 shows a reduction of 2.5%.
Representatives from the Boards of Education, Finance and Selectmen, along with the Town School Building Committee, are discussing next steps for the Colebrook Consolidated School HVAC project, to be funded in part through a State grant. At a Capital Improvement Committee meeting earlier this week, we voted to add $80,000 to the Capital budget to help cover design and engineering costs incurred to date.
We met recently with representatives from Eversource regarding their tree removal plans for this Spring in Colebrook. They intend to remove approximately 75 dead or declining trees that have been deemed a hazard. A “hazard tree” is defined as one endangering utility infrastructure facilities and equipment. Eversource will be contacting homeowners for consent.
Tomorrow, the Board of Selectmen will meet with Earthlight Technologies to discuss a potential opportunity to have solar panels installed on municipal buildings in Colebrook. This would be at no cost to the Town and allow us to lower our electricity bills through a power purchase agreement. Last fiscal year, for example, the Town spent approximately $45,000 on electricity, making potential savings quite attractive. This program was recommended to us by Town Building Inspector Bill Volovski, who is a Selectmen in Canton, where they have taken advantage of this opportunity-and achieved savings. Details to follow, as we learn more.
The 2024-2025 CCS Kindergarten registration will be held on April 24th. Families should have received a packet in the mail to complete and bring on registration day. Please RSVP to hmccaw@colebrookschool.org<mailto:hmccaw@colebrookschool.org>.
Upcoming Town events:
The Colebrook Historical Society (CHS) will hold its annual meeting on Sunday, April 21st, at 3 p.m. in the Town Hall Meeting Room. Following a brief business meeting, historical consultant Anne Hall will give a special presentation previewing this year’s CHS exhibit-“Rediscovering Colebrook River, the Town that Disappeared.” Refreshments will be served following the presentation. Learn more here.<colebrookhistoricalsociety.org/coming-events/>

The Colebrook Conservation Commission will be hosting Colebrook Clean Up Day on Saturday, April 27th. Pick up large garbage bags at Colebrook Town Hall, second floor Meeting Room from 9 a.m. to noon. Sign up to clean a road that morning, or you can sign up in advance by emailing kodell@colebrooktownhall.org<mailto:kodell@colebrooktownhall.org>, or by calling 860.379.3359, ext. 202. Filled garbage bags will be picked up along Town roads by our Department of Public Works on Monday, April 29th. Volunteers may pick up complementary sunflower seed packets in the Town Clerk’s office.
Upcoming municipal board meetings:
Board of Selectmen – Friday, April 12th at Town Hall at 11 a.m. (Land Use Office) Inland Wetlands – Tuesday, April 16th at Town Hall at 6:30 p.m. (Land Use Office) Board of Finance – Thursday April 18th at Town Hall at 6 p.m. (upstairs Meeting Room)
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at bbremer@colebrooktownhall.org<mailto:bbremer@colebrooktownhall.org>, or call me at 860.379.3359, extension 202.
Cordially,
Brad Brad Bremer Colebrook First Selectman 860.379.3359 ext. 202 bbremer@colebrooktownhall.org

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News from Colebrook Town Hall

Greetings from Colebrook Town Hall.
Our Town budget hearing is tonight at 7 p.m. in the Town Hall Meeting Room. Colebrook Consolidated School Superintendent Bob Gilbert and I will discuss our proposed Board of Ed and Board of Selectmen budgets for fiscal year 2024-2025. Board of Finance Chair Duncan Wilber will present a proposed Mill rate exhibit.
For the Selectmen’s budget (including Town Hall and the Department of Public Works), actual expenses for last fiscal year were $2,120,421. This year, we budgeted $2,392,810. Year-to-date, expenses are below projected spending by 8.1%, or approximately $194,000. To help keep the Mill rate flat, the Board of Finance requested the Selectmen’s budget to approximate actual expenses incurred in 2022/23. Our proposed Selectmen budget therefore shows a reduction of 5%. The Board of Ed budget for FY 2024/25 shows a reduction of 2.5%.
Representatives from the Boards of Education, Finance and Selectmen, along with the Town School Building Committee, are discussing next steps for the Colebrook Consolidated School HVAC project, to be funded in part through a State grant. At a Capital Improvement Committee meeting earlier this week, we voted to add $80,000 to the Capital budget to help cover design and engineering costs incurred to date.
We met recently with representatives from Eversource regarding their tree removal plans for this Spring in Colebrook. They intend to remove approximately 75 dead or declining trees that have been deemed a hazard. A “hazard tree” is defined as one endangering utility infrastructure facilities and equipment. Eversource will be contacting homeowners for consent.
Tomorrow, the Board of Selectmen will meet with Earthlight Technologies to discuss a potential opportunity to have solar panels installed on municipal buildings in Colebrook. This would be at no cost to the Town and allow us to lower our electricity bills through a power purchase agreement. Last fiscal year, for example, the Town spent approximately $45,000 on electricity, making potential savings quite attractive. This program was recommended to us by Town Building Inspector Bill Volovski, who is a Selectmen in Canton, where they have taken advantage of this opportunity-and achieved savings. Details to follow, as we learn more.
The 2024-2025 CCS Kindergarten registration will be held on April 24th. Families should have received a packet in the mail to complete and bring on registration day. Please RSVP to hmccaw@colebrookschool.org<mailto:hmccaw@colebrookschool.org>.
Upcoming Town events:
The Colebrook Conservation Commission will be hosting Colebrook Clean Up Day on Saturday, April 27th. Pick up large garbage bags at Colebrook Town Hall, second floor Meeting Room from 9 a.m. to noon. Sign up to clean a road that morning, or you can sign up in advance by emailing kodell@colebrooktownhall.org<mailto:kodell@colebrooktownhall.org>, or by calling 860.379.3359, ext. 202. Filled garbage bags will be picked up along Town roads by our Department of Public Works on Monday, April 29th. Volunteers may pick up complementary sunflower seed packets in the Town Clerk’s office.

The Colebrook Historical Society (CHS) will hold its annual meeting on Sunday, May 21st, at 3 p.m. in the Town Hall Meeting Room. Following a brief business meeting, historical consultant Anne Hall will give a special presentation previewing this year’s CHS exhibit-“Rediscovering Colebrook River, the Town that Disappeared.” Refreshments will be served following the presentation. Learn more here.<colebrookhistoricalsociety.org/coming-events/>
Upcoming municipal board meetings:
Board of Selectmen – Friday, April 12th at Town Hall at 11 a.m. (Land Use Office) Inland Wetlands – Tuesday, April 16th at Town Hall at 6:30 p.m. (Land Use Office) Board of Finance – Thursday April 18th at Town Hall at 6 p.m. (upstairs Meeting Room)
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at bbremer@colebrooktownhall.org<mailto:bbremer@colebrooktownhall.org>, or call me at 860.379.3359, extension 202.
Cordially,
Brad Brad Bremer Colebrook First Selectman 860.379.3359 ext. 202 bbremer@colebrooktownhall.org

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Town of Colebrook

Notice of Budget Hearing

The Board of Finance of the Town of Colebrook, Connecticut, hereby notifies all electors and citizens entitled to vote at town meetings in the Town of Colebrook that the Board of Finance will hold a public budget hearing on Thursday, April 11, 2024, at 7:00 p.m. in the Colebrook Town Hall Meeting Room, 2nd floor, 562 Colebrook Road.  At that meeting, itemized estimates of the expenditures proposed for the town during the fiscal year commencing July 1, 2024 will be presented; and the Board of Finance will hear all persons who wish to be heard regarding appropriations they want the board to recommend to the town or reject.

Dated at Colebrook, Connecticut, this 20th day of March, 2024.

Duncan Wilber

Chairman

Board of Finance

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Earthquake Felt Here in Colebrook

Around 10:23 a.m. this morning, a 4.8 magnitude earthquake was felt across the region. The U.S. Geological Survey reported that the earthquake’s epicenter was in Lebanon, N.J., about 50 miles west of Manhattan. The shaking was reportedly felt in cities from Philadelphia to Boston-and here in Colebrook. You can learn more here<www.wtnh.com/news/connecticut/4-8-magnitude-earthquake-felt-in-parts-of-connecticut/>. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers valuable information regarding aftershocks-and how to inspect your home for damage. You can find CDC’s information here<www.cdc.gov/disasters/earthquakes/after.html>.
Stay safe,
Brad Brad Bremer Colebrook First Selectman 860.379.3359 ext. 202 bbremer@colebrooktownhall.org
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LEGAL NOTICE

Party-Selected Delegated to Conventions

A certified list of party-selected candidates for the Republican Party in the Town of Colebrook for participation as DELEGATES to the convention(s) of said Party specified below is on file in the Town Clerk office at 562 Colebrook Road, Colebrook, Connecticut and copies are available for public distribution. 

CONVENTION(S)

  • 2024 U.S. Senate State District 1 Convention
  • 2024 State Senate District 8 Convention
  • 2024 State House District 63 Convention
  • 2024 CT GOP State Congressional Convention

April 1, 2024

Debra L. McKeon, CCTC

Colebrook Town Clerk

LEGAL NOTICE

Party-Selected Delegated to Conventions

A certified list of party-selected candidates for the Democratic Party in the Town of Colebrook for participation as DELEGATES to the convention(s) of said Party specified below is on file in the Town Clerk office at 562 Colebrook Road, Colebrook, Connecticut and copies are available for public distribution. 

CONVENTION(S)

  • 2024 Congressional Convention District 1
  • 2024 State Senate Convention District 8 
  • 2024 State Assembly Convention District 63
  • 2024 Democratic State Party Convention District 8  

April 1, 2024

Debra L. McKeon, CCTC

Colebrook Town Clerk

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Utility Bill Payment Assistance

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Pasta Dinner Fundraiser for Colebrook Recreation — Pre-Orders Due by April 1

The Colebrook Recreation Board is hosting a Pasta Dinner fundraiser in support of our youth sports program on Sunday, April 7th from 4:30-7 p.m. at the Colebrook Community & Senior Center. The price is $12 for adults and $8 for children, with multiple seatings and a to-go option. Tickets can be pre-ordered and seating times booked here<docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdmgguR5e1m8iyKaqhZ2YnM5Np01tfqTcVmb9H2Wiyo0qQa7g/viewform>. Tickets purchased at the door will be $2 more per meal. See the attached flyer for more information.
Thanks for your support for this event-and for youth sports in our Town.
Brad Brad Bremer Colebrook First Selectman 860.379.3359 ext. 202 bbremer@colebrooktownhall.org

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Planning & Zoning Commission Notice

 On March 11, 2024 the Planning and Zoning Commission of the Town of Colebrook passed the Site Plan #24-001 (4 yes, 1 abstain), with conditions. Applicant Evergreen Construction, Will Sweeney, 3 Robertsville Road. For construction of 1 story addition, 78 x 55, to existing structure at 3 Robertsville Road, Colebrook, CT. Plans available in the Land Use Office.

 Martha Neal, Chairman, P&Z.

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Land Record Fraud Alert

Town of Colebrook Launches Fraud Alert to Notify Property Owners of New
Transactions

Through IQS, the Colebrook Town Clerk is providing a free new tool to help property owners protect one of their most valuable assets.

With Fraud Alert, you can sign up to receive alerts whenever a document, such as a
deed or mortgage, is recorded under your name. Documents can be viewed online or at
the Clerk’s Office.

“This is an easy way for homeowners to have peace of mind,” said Town Clerk, Debra
McKeon.

You can sign up now at https://searchiqs.com/fraudalert/?CC=CTCOL.
Please note there may be other property owners in the town that share the same name.

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