Note from Treasurer: We would like to remind everyone that the first tax payment will be due 8/21/17 by 5:00pm. Remember that postmarks are NOT considered timely payment. We also offer the option of direct debit from your checking or savings account. It is easy to set up by filling out a short form & supplying us with a voided check. Tax payment withdrawals are done on the payment due dates.


 The Planning Commission is hosting a Public Forum for all Dummerston residents to ask questions and give feedback on the Town Plan update the Commission has been writing. The Forum will be held on Tuesday, August 29th at 7:00 pm in the basement of Dummerston Congregational Church.  You can read the draft of the Town Plan by clicking right here.

 Lydia Taft Pratt Library is seeking a librarian to be in charge of the day to day operation of the library. Pratt library is the public library of the town of Dummerston, a community of 1800 residents. The librarian is responsible for providing library services to adults and children, including maintaining the book and audio-visual collections, providing/arranging programs and outreach services, as well as continuing to expand and upgrade technology.

Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree, library experience and technology and organizational skills. The position is for 12 hours a week.

To apply, please submit a resume and the names of three references to the Board of Trustees, at the library, via mail or email by August 15.  (email address: until 8/8/17: dummerstonpl@vals.state.vt.us, as of 8/8: dummerstonlibvt@gmail.com)

 The recycling bins at the Highway Garage have been removed by the Windham Solid Waste Management District (WSWMD). As of July 1st, we have two options to dispose of our recyclables: contract with a private trash hauler or take them to the WSWMD facility on Old Ferry Road in Brattleboro. Annual permits costing $35 will need to be purchased to recycle at their facility. These permits are valid from July 1st through the following June 30th. There is a $1.00 processing fee charged per monetary transaction. There is NO charge for dropping off recycling or compost. One-day permits costing $10 are also available. These permits must be purchased at the gate house at WSWMD. Residents who recycle there must stop at the gatehouse. Currently their hours of operation are Monday-Friday 8:30am-3pm and Saturday 8:30am-noon. Their phone # is 257-0272.

 

If you need to contact our Emergency Management Director, Dawn Hubbard during an emergency, her cell # is 802-246-7262; her email address is  emd@dummerston.org. The direct phone # for the Emergency Operations Center (upstairs in the Town Office building) is 257-5072.

 

The Selectboard is in search of residents willing to fill the following positions:

·         Selectboard Assistant (contact any SB member for details)

·         Town Auditor

·         Energy Committee

 

Please submit letters of interest to the Selectboard at selectboard@dummerston.org or mail it to 1523 Middle Road, East Dummerston, VT 05346. Call the Town Office at 257-1496 or a Selectboard member for more information.