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Colchester Causeway to revert back to state ownership

Published: Oct. 12, 2021 at 10:05 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 13, 2021 at 6:45 AM EDT
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COLCHESTER, Vt. (WCAX) - The Colchester Selectboard has voted to revert ownership of the causeway back to the state.

They said the town hasn’t been able to insure it and the cost of high water and storm damage has been going up.

A memo cites three major storms in the past 26 years that have cost them an average of $850,000 each. That financial burden falls on taxpayers.

Selectboard members said it’s only fair the state maintains it since it already takes care of the South Hero side.

They said the state would also have more adequate staffing to handle general maintenance like trimming and adding surface material.

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