Greetings from Colebrook Town Hall.

The Board of Selectmen is conducting a search process for Town Treasurer. Experience with QuickBooks, Excel, and Windows is required. Please contact me by the end of the week if you would like to discuss the position or wish to be considered.

June is Dog License Month. All dogs over the age of six months are required by Connecticut law to be licensed. Dog license renewal is available online on the town website at (www.townofcolebrook.org/town-clerk/). In-person licensing is available at the Town Clerk’s office during regular business hours. To renew by mail, please include a check and a self-addressed, stamped, return envelope. 

Town Emergency Management Director Rick Tillotson, Deputy Director (and Colebrook Fire Chief) Sean Barry, Registrars of Voters Sherri Gray and Karen Odell, Town Clerk Debi McKeon, and I are preparing for a statewide emergency management exercise next week. Sponsored by the Connecticut Division of Emergency Management and the Secretary of State, the exercise is intended to help local municipalities prepare for emergencies that could occur during the upcoming election season, and other unforeseen emergencies.

Last Sunday, the Colebrook Land Conservancy hosted a guided walk on our Town’s newest trail. Led by well-known naturalist and educator Jay Kaplan, 22 species of birds were identified during the course of the walk. Located on the Colebrook Land Conservancy’s Sandy Brook Forest Preserve in North Colebrook, the Sandy Brook Trail is a 1.5-mile long loop trail bordered by two brooks. Trail guides are available at the trailhead, which is on Beech Hill Road on the left just beyond the bridge that connects Sandy Brook and Beech Hill Roads. Park in the grassy area off the road.

A Colebrook tradition continued this week when the third-grade at Colebrook Consolidated School held its classes at the historic Rock School. Established in 1779 and used until 1911, the Rock School is one of 11 one-room schoolhouses that once served Colebrook. Nine are still standing.

Last night, the Colebrook Lions Club honored three Colebrook graduating high school seniors as scholarship recipients. Congratulations to Sandra Carfiro, Ayla Fritz, and Mattea Young.

The Town Pond (at the end of Cooper Lane in Colebrook Center) will be open for swimming beginning on Friday, June 14th. Weather permitting, lifeguards will be on duty Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays (from 10 a.m.to 6 p.m.) and Sundays (noon to 6 p.m). The season will run through Sunday, August 25th. When lifeguards are not on duty, the gate will be closed and swimming is at your own risk.

Upcoming Town events:

On Sunday, June 16th, from 8-11 a.m., the Colebrook Lions Club will be hosting its annual Father’s Day Pancake Breakfast fundraiser at the Colebrook Community & Senior Center (Note that this is a new location for this event.) Price is $8 for adults and $4 for children, and is payable at the door.

On Thursday, June 20th, at 5 p.m., Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz will help us honor Colebrook Vietnam-era veterans. The event will be held in the second-floor meeting room at Town Hall. The public is invited to attend. Refreshments will follow.

Upcoming municipal board meetings:

Planning & Zoning – Monday, June 10th, at 6:30 p.m. at Colebrook Town Hall (Land Use Office)

Board of Selectmen – Monday, June 10th, at 7 p.m. at Colebrook Town Hall (Selectmen’s meeting room)

Board of Education – Wednesday, June 12th, at 7 p.m. at Colebrook Consolidated School

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at 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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