Town of Colrain

Collector's Hours      Assessor's hours     Town Clerk Hours      Building Inspector Hours      Police hours
   T & TH 9-4             T & Th 9:30-4         M - TH 11-4                  Wed 6-8 PM                  Mon 6-8 P
Wed 11 to 4 PM 
   624-5549                 624-3356                624-7100                     624-4728                     624-3038

Town Coordinator Mon - Thurs 8 am - 4 pm and by appointment 624-6306  

What's New?

Last Mile Update

“Last Mile” Broadband Update – February 12, 2018

The Colrain Selectboard and Last Mile Advisory Committee are pleased to report that the stars have finally aligned and that Colrain along with other area towns now have a realistic technical path forward to Broadband for our residents, along with potentially more funding assistance from the state if final cost projections come in higher than expected.
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Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The Town of Colrain will not discriminate in its employment practices, on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, national origin, religious creed, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, disability, maternity leave, genetic information, active military status, or another basis prohibited under or federal anti-discrimination statutes. This shall include such areas as recruitment, selection, compensation and benefits, professional development and training, reasonable accommodation for disabilities or religious practices, promotion, transfer, termination, layoff, and other terms and conditions of employment.

Dog Licenses Avaliable

Dog Licenses Avaliable-January 1st to March 31st 
Spayed/Neutered Dog Licenses are $5.00
Female/Male not neutered/Spayed dogs $10.00
Kennel (1-4)$20, (5-10) $35, Over 10 dogs $50
Rabies Clinic
March 31, 2018 1:30-2:30 Fee $15.00
Town Hall, 55 Main Rd.
Cats must be in a carrier and dogs on a leash

Colrain Congratulated by governors office

Colrain Congratulated by Govenors office
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Motor Vehicle Excise Abatement Application

Motor Vehicle Excise Abatement Application
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Colrain Takes First Steps for fiber Broadband Project

PRESS RELEASE COLRAIN TAKES FIRST STEPS FOR FIBER BROADBAND PROJECT
Colrain, MA, October 18, 2017—Whip City Fiber technicians will be starting field work and route mapping engineering in preparation for fiber optic network design in Colrain. Crews may be seen in the area starting October 18, 2017.or additional information about this project, please contact Kevin Fox, Colrain Town Coordinator, at bos@colrain-ma.gov or at 413-624-6306.

 

state grants to aid in critical West County bridge repairs

Colrain and Rowe officials say that money through the MassWorks Grant program they're recieving addresses some critical bridge repairs.Read more...

Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs

Baker-Polita Administration Awards $905,000 to Municipalities to Restore Rivers by Replacing Failing Infastructure
Colrain-$90,000: The Town of Colrain will conduct field data collection, engineering and design, and permitting for a culvert replacement on an un-named tributary to the North River. Replacing the culvert will provide passage for fish and wildlife,and improve Colrain's infastructure by reducingthe risk of culvert failure.

EMT of the year

Colrain Man Awarded EMT of the Year
Fellow emergency responders wanted to suprise Kevin Worden II with his EMT of the Year Award from the Franklin County Emergency Medical Technicians Association, but their plan was foiled when an ambulance call came during the meeting assembled for the presentation. 
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Compassionate Community

Be it known, that theTown of Colrain is a compassionate community whose residents respect the rights, dignity, and integrity of its citizens and visitors. As a welcoming community, we celebrate diversity, honor privacy and safety, and affirm and promotee quality for all.

 

Home Improvement & Repair Loans and Grants

Rural Housing Repair and Rehabilitation Loans are funded directly by the Government. These loans and grants are avaiiable to assist people who live on rural communities with a population of 20,000 or less. The Very Low-Income Housing Repair program provides loans and grants to very low-income homeowners to repair, improve, or modernize their dwelling or to remove health and safety hazards.
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Proposed Highway Garage Reconstruction

ColrainGarageDesignInProgress

Last year the Town was fortunate to receive a federal grant award of $1,000,000 to fund a much needed reconstruction of the highway garage. Since then the Selectmen have been working with the engineering firm of Weston and Sampson to design and cost estimate the potential project.

Preliminary cost estimates have revealed a likely project cost exceeding the available grant funding. Currently the Selectman are contemplating various scenarios to fill the potential funding gap, while at the same time continuing to refine the design and cost estimates. The Selectmen contemplate bringing a final proposal to the Town for approval sometime in the next few months. In the meantime; here is a rendering of the project as it stands today. Please stop at the Town Office or attend a Selectmen meeting to ask questions or further discuss this important potential project

 

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