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POLICIES 1. The Malletts Bay Sewer Project is a high priority to implement during the term of this plan, to address high-risk septic areas and water quality in Lake Champlain. 2. The Town should continue to work with the State to successfully administer the State’s water and wastewater permitting program. 3. The Town should continue to encourage upgrades and new technologies that improve the environmental soundness of onsite systems. 4. The Town’s Sewage Ordinance should continue to prioritize wastewater allocation based on land use goals. 5. The Town should take appropriate actions to ensure adequate water supply for the implementation of its land use goals. During the term of this plan, the Town should work to implement, in conjunction with the Fire Districts, the recommendations of the current 20-year water needs analysis project. 6. The efficiency of scale of municipal fire districts should be examined. 7. The Town should continue to work with the Chittenden Solid Waste District to consider a drop-off center to better meet the Town’s needs. 8. The Town Stormwater Utility will continue to advance stormwater improvements within the community and advance the Colchester Clean Water Initiative. 9. The Town will continue to foster a variety of telecommunications infrastructures. To this end, the Town will encourage solutions that minimize conflicts that might arise from these varied sources. Emergency broadcasting capabilities should be preserved, first and foremost. 10. The Town shall continue to encourage a comprehensive, fast, and reliable telecommunications network for the community that does not diminish the character of the area or create conflict with the planned future land use. 11. The Town will continue to promote co-location of telecommunication facilities and appropriate siting and screening of these facilities, from larger towers to smaller residential dishes.

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Town of Colchester's 2019 Town Plan  

The Town of Colchester's 2019 Town Plan is the long-term (20+ year) plan for the community that, while primarily focusing on land use, provi...

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The Town of Colchester's 2019 Town Plan is the long-term (20+ year) plan for the community that, while primarily focusing on land use, provi...