Downsville Water District


We have water leaks.  Will you please check all your properties; places you own, rent or are responsible for, including houses, mobile homes, out buildings.  Check and listen for leaks.

If you have a friend or neighbors who are away, please check their places as well.

If you suspect issues, please call:

Ron MacDonald at 363-2348 or Julie Townsend at 363-7169.

Thank you for your help.

Eagle Raffle Winners

The winners of the two eagles chainsaw carved by Mark Tyoe of Salibury, NY were drawn and announced last evening at the regular meeting of the Colchester Town Board.

Paul Burns of Downsville won first choice and Peter Schuenzel of Randolf, NJ and Tub Mill Downsville won the second choice.

The two eagles had most recently been displayed at the Catskill Country Market and the Old Schoolhouse Inn and Restaurant. Paul chose the eagle from the Schoolhouse, the one Mark carved and brought with him when he and his wife Linda came to Pepacton Park to do the live demonstration. Peter will get the one from the Market which Mark carved live in front of a very appreciative audience on October 10th.

We want to thank everyone who participated in and supported the 2015 Downsville Eagle Streetscape Art Project. The Eagle Event day and the raffle generated just over $3000.- for a possible streetscape event in 2016.

Special thanks and recognition goes to Pio Deroda who developed the idea, procured a grant from the Roxbury Art Group and a matching grant from the O’Conner Foundation, and did all the worked involved in the project. She received valuable support and assistance from many Colchester residents and we wish to thank everyone who assisted.

Thirteen of the eagles are on display in the front windows of Poppy at the four corners in Downsville. One is placed at the Town Hall.  The others are safely stored for the winter. The future of the nineteen will be determined this winter.




Minutes, etc.

As you may have noticed we have uploaded the most recent Board Meeting minutes.  Just click on and open to read.

We also had another productive training session and are learning the in’s and out’s of WordPress. There’s a great deal to absorb.

Kay has also done some updating with the Historical Society page.

Next we will work on the calendar and uploading documents.

Again, thanks for your patience.

The Beginning


As I learn to maneuver this new technology (new for me) please bear with me.

First, and foremost, I must acknowledge and thank the team of young ladies who have made this site possible.  They have designed and created it all, and have patiently guided me in the process.  Katie Mattson, Colleen Griffith, Pio Deroda, and Jen Guzman have all worked diligently to make this finally happen.  Katie, in particular, has lead the creation.  We will continue to tweek it and attempt new things, but in essence it exists.  Thanks to each of them.

Our intention is to make this a venue of communication and information dissemination.  We want to open more avenues for dialogue and getting the word out to you all.  Meeting notes will appear here soon, as will other notifications, as well as documents you might need, or contact info you might use.  Please give us feedback. Please have patience. And please spread the word.

Have a safe and happy holiday

Wishing you Happy Holidays as we head into the new year! Please continue to bear with us as we add content and fine-tune the site. The ice-rink will be open sometime in January for free public use. Take a look at some of the pictures from the annual Christmas parade!