News from Colebrook Town Hall

Greetings from Colebrook Town Hall.
These past three days, we were in Superior Court in Torrington discussing the Wind Colebrook South tax appeal. We now move into the post-trial phase, with a judgement expected later this year. Town Attorney Pat Power will provide the Boards of Finance and Selectmen with a post-trial update in the coming weeks.
This week, we finished chip sealing nine roads in Colebrook. This is part of an ongoing, annual maintenance program to care for our paved roads. Beginning in July, supported by a grant from the Connecticut Small Town Economic Assistance Program (STEAP), we’ll be repaving Pine, Eno Hill, Old Forge and Robertsville Roads, and the Forge firehouse parking lot. Total cost for the project will be $539,390.97. Colebrook’s share will be $120,910.97.
Yesterday, our new Town car made its first Dial-a-Ride medical appointment. Two more are scheduled next week. Dee Pond is our driver and works with existing clients to book appointments. If you’re new to the program, and need a ride, call the Community & Senior Center at 860.738.9521.
At the end of May, members of our Colebrook Fire Department Forge Company will pick up their first new fire truck in 30 years, a 1,250-gallon rescue pumper. This was paid for, in part, by ARPA funds, and was ordered in May 2022.
Household hazardous waste collection day is Saturday, June 8th, at the Falls Village Public Works Garage at 100 Railroad St. in Canaan (Falls Village). You must have a ticket to participate. Contact Karen at Town Hall (<>) for a ticket to this event. Attached, please find a list of eligible/ineligible items.
On Saturday, May 18th, at 8:30 a.m., our Norbrook Royals are hosting the Winsted Yankees at Colebrook Field on Cooper Lane in the Town recreation area. Our Norbrook Rockies host the Barkhamsted Tigers on Wednesday, May 22nd, at 5:30 p.m. at Colebrook Field.
Upcoming Town events:
The Colebrook Church Fellowship Society is hosting a Plant, Bake and Rummage Sale on Saturday, May 18th on the Colebrook Village Green from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you’d like to donate baked goods, please drop them off in the Church Fellowship Hall on Friday, May 17th, from 4-5 p.m. Proceeds will be used to help fund new carpeting for the Church.
The Colebrook Board of Recreation and the Town will host a Kids Fishing Derby on Sunday, May 19th, at the Colebrook Town Pond. Registration is at 8 a.m. Lines in water at 9 a.m., with fishing from 9-11 a.m.
On Sunday June 2nd, from 3-5 p.m., the Colebrook Historical Society is hosting an open house featuring its 2024 summer exhibit, “Rediscovering Colebrook River, the Town that Disappeared.” Also on display will be an exhibit featuring Colebrook’s 11 one-room schoolhouses. Refreshments will be served. Museum summer hours are Saturdays and Sundays, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
On Monday, June 3rd, at 5 p.m., the Town, in collaboration with Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz and the Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs, will host an event to honor Vietnam-era veterans. The event will be held in the second-floor meeting room at Town Hall (a new venue, as this was previously slated for Colebrook School). Participating veterans will be getting a letter with further details early next week. The public is invited to attend.
Upcoming municipal board meetings:
Inland Wetlands – Tuesday, May 21st, at 6:30 p.m. at Colebrook Town Hall (Land Use office)
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at<>, or call me at 860.379.3359, extension 202.
Brad Brad Bremer Colebrook First Selectman 860.379.3359 ext. 202

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