Marlborough’s Town Charter is the key document that defines the organization, powers, functions and essential procedures of our town’s government. The Charter is, therefore, the most important legal document of Marlborough. Originally adopted almost 40 years ago, and despite two Charter Revision Commissions being seated and charged with revising the document, the efforts in 1997 and 2002 resulted in no changes being adopted by the Town.

In mid-May of 2017, the Board of Selectmen committed to another effort towards a partial Charter review and revision, and we seated a nine-member Commission who worked together for four months to address a few key portions of the Charter. The resulting recommendations included instituting a referendum which allows for all-day voting and the use of absentee ballots to vote on the annual budget, and also requires a full review of the Charter at least every ten years. The voters of Marlborough overwhelmingly approved the recommended changes, and in May of 2018, we were able to vote on the budget at referendum!

However, we have still have more to do to update the Charter to reflect the societal and economic changes that have happened over the past 40 years, to adjust for inflation, and to make our procedures less ambiguous and compliant with state statutes. Recognizing the need for such changes, the Selectmen and I have again committed to support a full review of the Town Charter. As the first step, we engaged Mark Pellegrini as a facilitator to hold interviews with personnel, Board and Commission members, and the public to help define which portions of the Charter would benefit most from careful review and possible revision. Mr. Pellegrini’s report, which was presented to the Board of Selectmen at our meeting on April 16th, click here to view report in its entirety. 

If, after our discussion, the Board of Selectmen determines that a full Charter review is warranted, we will follow the state statutes to seat a balanced and objective Commission. We are fully committed to support the necessary discussions and deliberations that will improve how the Town of Marlborough functions in the years ahead. We intend to minimize the political “noise” that so often accompanies change in a small town, to allow for public participation, and to keep citizens informed as we move forward through this challenging, but worthwhile process.

 

Town Hours of Operation

Monday            8:00 - 4:30
Tuesday           8:00 - 7:00
Wednesday      8:00 - 4:30
Thursday          8:00 - 4:30
Friday              8:00 - Noon

Marlborough needs volunteer Board and Commission members to help local government make the important decisions that will determine our quality of life. If you’re interested in contributing your service and talent to our community, please consider applying to serve as a local board or commission member!

APPLICATION FOR APPOINTMENT TO BOARDS, COMMISSIONS OR COMMITTEE

Current Events

08 Jul 2020;
07:00PM -
Board of Finance
08 Jul 2020;
07:00PM -
Zoning Board of Appeals Cancelled
09 Jul 2020;
05:45PM -
Charter Revision Commission Meeting
09 Jul 2020;
07:00PM -
Zoning Commission
09 Jul 2020;
07:30PM -
Water Pollution Control Authority
13 Jul 2020;
07:00PM -
Park & Rec Commission

Emergency Contacts

  • Connecticut State PoliceMarlborough Police Information

    911 - Fire, Police, Medical Emergency Vehicle Dispatch

    Resident State Trooper – Office (860)295-9098
    Email Trooper Dunshee: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Constable/Director of Public Safety Services - Jay Kehoe  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Animal Control: 860-455-8126
    ST DEEP: 860-424-3011                          

     CT State Police Troop K

       Emergency - 911
       Non-emergency – (860) 465-5400

    Sewer Alarm & Repair
       Emergencies & Alarms: FR Mahoney & Associates (508)765-0051
       Routine Information: Marlborough Building Department (860)295-6202

    Middlesex Hospital
    Blue Hospital SignMarlborough Medical Center
    Emergency Service
    24 hours a day - 7 days a week
    (860) 358-3200
    12 Jones Hollow Rd
    Marlborough, CT 06447
       Need to Schedule an Appointment?
       With SmartER you can book your Marlborough Medical Center Emergency Room visit in advance.

Town Links

  • Car Breakin
    Over the past few days there has been an increase in nighttime car larcenies in Marlborough and numerous surrounding towns. Outside of Marlborough, several cars have also been stolen.
    Please be aware of anything unusual in the early morning hours and  IMMEDIATELYcall 911 if it is suspicious.

    LOCK YOUR CARS - TAKE YOUR KEYS - EVERY NIGHT