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Chamber of Commerce, Greater Burlington Industrial Corporation, Local Motion, Green Mountain Transit (GMT), Special Services Transportation Agency (through GMT),Visiting Nurses Association, Steps to End Domestic Violence, Chittenden County Public Safety Authority (dispatch), Chittenden Solid Waste District, and the Chittenden Unit for Special Investigations. The Winooski Valley Park District (WVPD) has regional park and natural areas in Colchester including:

FIRE FIGHTING AND PREVENTION The community is served by fire fighting and prevention services consisting of the Malletts Bay Fire Department, Colchester Center Volunteer Fire Company, and Saint Michael’s Fire, which is an independent organization but which serves as a battalion of Colchester Center. Colchester Center and Mallets Bay are part of Colchester Fire Districts 3 and Colchester Fire District 2 (see Appendices Map 13 Community Facilities). The fire districts are special purpose municipal organizations within the Town. The Town pays for the operating costs of the fire portion of the fire districts. Colchester Center maintains a station in the Colchester Village and Clay Point Road, while Malletts Bay maintains a station on Church Road in the Bay neighborhood. Saint Michael’s Fire is based on Rt. 15 by their campus. In fiscal year 2018, Colchester Center, including Saint Michael’s Fire, responded to over 600 calls, while Malletts Bay responded to 412 calls. Colchester provides and receives mutual aid to and from adjacent municipalities when support is needed. The fire departments rely upon about 90 volunteers to perform

critical, demanding and potentially dangerous services. Due to a lack of firefighters available during the work week, the Town is pursuing options to fund three positions to augment our volunteers. In support of fire safety and prevention Colchester has adopted Chapter Seven of the Colchester Code of Ordinance fire protection standards, which often exceed State code requirements. For example, sprinklers are recommended and often required.

REGIONAL GOVERNMENT The Town of Colchester participates in and funds regional organizations, including: Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission, Champlain Water District, Winooski Valley Park District, Chittenden County Court System (which is funded by a County Tax but operated by the State), Lake Champlain

•Macrae Farm Park: Operated by the WVPD, this 288 acre piece of land provides great opportunities for birding and usage of trails to residents of Colchester, Burlington, Winooski, and more. •Wolcott Family Natural Area: This 61 acre parcel is located off of East Road and is adjacent to the Colchester Pond Park. A 1.5 mile park was constructed in 2018, including a primitive parking area. •Delta Park: This 55-acre wetland is conserved and operated by the WVPD. It is a habitat for numerous birds and a nesting area for turtles. There is a half-mile long trail that exists on this property, but parking is limited. •Colchester Pond: With 191.43 acres, this natural area is conserved to both protect wildlife and allow for some recreational opportunities. This natural area, operated by the WVPD, is home to a 3.5 mile trail that circles the pond.

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Town of Colchester's 2019 Town Plan  

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