Waterbury, Vermont News http://www.waterburyvt.com/ en_US Waterbury, Vermont Tue, 23 Apr 2019 16:49:39 -0400 Tue, 23 Apr 2019 16:49:39 -0400 TYPO3 EXT:news news-150 Thu, 31 Dec 2020 11:03:00 -0500 Main Street Reconstruction https://www.waterburyvt.com/news/item/post/main-street-reconstruction/ Main Street Reconstruction Public Informational Meeting March 21, 2019 and Other Important Dates
  • Public Information Meeting – March 21, 6:00pm, Steele Community Room, Municipal Bldg.
  • Start of tree cutting – week of March 25
  • Drainage work will begin between March 25 and April 15 to the west of Main Street in 3 locations
  • Start of Construction: April 15, weather permitting
  • WaterburyWorks.com will have the most current information on the project. Sign up for automatic updates HERE
  • Updates will also be posted on Front Porch Forum, announced on WDEV, and printed weekly in the Waterbury Record
  • Click HERE to see project route and timelines
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    news-152 Mon, 22 Apr 2019 15:50:25 -0400 Now Hiring https://www.waterburyvt.com/news/item/post/now-hiring/ WATER/WASTEWATER TREATMENT OPERATOR

    The Edward Farrar Utility District (former Village of Waterbury) seeks an Assistant Operator for its water and wastewater departments.  Candidates must possess or show ability to possess a 4B Water Operator’s License/2DM Wastewater Operator’s License issued by the State of Vermont; Prerequisites: high school diploma; understanding of math and science.  Basic mechanical, electric, construction skills and experience in water/wastewater operations helpful. Wage and benefits depend on qualifications.  Position open until filled. 

    Apply to:    William Shepeluk
                      Municipal Manager
                      28. N. Main St., Suite 1
                      Waterbury, VT  05676

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    news-151 Mon, 22 Apr 2019 10:54:29 -0400 Waterbury Green Up - Saturday May 4, 2019 https://www.waterburyvt.com/news/item/post/waterbury-green-up-saturday-may-4-2019/ Vermont Green Up Day is Saturday, May 4, and volunteers are needed to pitch in to pick up trash along roadsides, in and near parks and other public places around town. Vermont Green Up Day is Saturday, May 4, and volunteers are needed to pitch in to pick up trash along roadsides, in and near parks and other public places around town.

    • Bags will be available at the town offices and at Sunflower Market on Rt. 100.
    • Two drop-off locations will be open May 4: the town garage on Guptil Road from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Rodney’s Rubbish behind Crossroads Deli at the roundabout from 8 a.m. to noon.  Please do not leave bags along roadsides as there is no pickup service.

    Green-ing up is as easy as finding a spot to clean up and getting it done. There is an online signup to help coordinate efforts at tinyurl.com/WaterburyGreenUp2019. If you cannot access the website, contact Green Up coordinator Lisa Scagliotti and she can sign you up. lscagliotti@ comcast.net or 802-373-5878.

    The signup is just a guide. If the spot you choose is already cleaned when you arrive, just find another spot.

    More details:

    • METAL: Both drop-off locations will accept metal for free. In addition to metal found during Green Up, anyone can bring in scrap metal items for recycling. No propane tanks, please! Only Rodney will accept appliances with refrigerants inside for a $10 fee (air conditioners, refrigerators, dehumidifiers, etc.)
    • TIRES: People may take personal used tires to Rodney's Rubbish to recycle for $4 each. Rims OK.  
    • REDEEMABLE bottles and cans: If possible, please bag returnable 5- and 15-cent bottles and cans separately from trash. A school group will collect, clean and redeem them. Drop off returnables at the Town Garage site. (Household returnables will be accepted as well.)
    • PLEASE NO: Do not drop off household waste, hazardous waste, electronics or propane tanks.  

    GREEN UP TIPS

    Green Up is fun to do with family, friends or co-workers.

    • Remember to dress appropriately for Green Up with gloves, boots, long pants to avoid ticks near tall grass or brush.
    • Pick a location away from traffic if you have young children along. Neighborhoods, side streets, parks, trails are safe choices with kids. 
    • Be smart and watch out for trash that looks unusual, dangerous. Needles are a hazard and should be disposed of in trash (not recycling) in a sealed container. Report any sites that appear to have hazardous items. 
    • There are some bright safety vests available to borrow. Stop by the Town Garage on Green Up day to pick up.
    • You may Green Up before May 4 if conditions and your schedule allow. Know that the drop-off locations will only be available on May 4. If you Green Up early, either dispose of your bags with your own trash or hang onto them to drop off on Green Up Day.
    • More information is online at greenupvermont.org.

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    news-149 Mon, 18 Mar 2019 11:54:49 -0400 Posted Roads https://www.waterburyvt.com/news/item/post/posted-roads/ The Town of Waterbury Highway Department Has Posted the Roads for Mud Season The Town of Waterbury Highway Department has posted the roads for mud season in order to limit difficult driving conditions and, more importantly, to prevent damage to the roads. Signs are posted on all roads off Rt. 100 and Rt. 2. While the side roads do not have individual signs they fall into the posted area. Please be patient with the conditions of the roads. The crew is out daily doing trying to improve conditions without causing more damage. There has been some miscommunication with Casella about picking up trash.  The Town has not told them they cannot pick up garbage until after May 15th. While the Town may require them from time to time stay off the roads, they will be allowed to make their normal picks when conditions allow. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

    Celia Clark
    Highway Supervisor
    244-5072

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    news-146 Fri, 01 Feb 2019 09:52:21 -0500 Re-write of the Waterbury Zoning and Subdivision Bylaws https://www.waterburyvt.com/news/item/post/re-write-of-the-waterbury-zoning-and-subdivision-b/ The Waterbury Planning Commission has been working on re-writing Waterbury’s Zoning and Subdivision Bylaws. The Town obtained a Municipal Planning Grant and hired the planning consultant, Brandy Saxton of the firm Place Sense in 2017.  With guidance from the Planning Commission and staff, Ms. Saxton prepared a complete initial draft of re-written Unified Development Bylaws that includes all the zoning, subdivision, flood hazard, and sign bylaws.  The current zoning maps have also been revised with input from the Planning Commission, staff, and the responses to a public opinion survey carried out in 2017 as part of the grant funded project.   

    The draft text, maps, and report on the public opinion survey are available at the following links:

    Unified Development Bylaws text

    Town of Waterbury Zoning Map

    Waterbury Village Zoning Map (enlargement)

    Waterbury 2017 Zoning Community Survey Report  

    Paper copies of these documents are also available at the Municipal Offices.  Written comments on the draft bylaws and maps will be shared with the Planning Commission and can be submitted to:

    Steve Lotspeich, Community Planner
    Town of Waterbury
    28 N. Main St., Suite 1
    Waterbury, VT  05676
    e-mail:  slotspeich@ waterburyvt.com

    STATUS OF PROJECT AND NEXT STEPS:

    The Planning Commission completed their work on the Municipal Plan that was adopted by the Select Board on December 3, 2018.  The Planning Commission has resumed their work on the initial draft of the Unified Development Bylaws.  The Planning Commission meets on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month and the meetings are open to the general public.  The agendas and minutes for the meetings are available on this website via the home page.  If you would like to be added to the e-mail distribution list for the Planning Commission agendas please contact Steve Lotspeich by e-mail or phone. 

    The Planning Commission will hold at least one informal public meeting to present the draft bylaws and solicit additional public comments later on this year once they have gone through the entire draft document and made additional changes.  Once the Planning Commission finalizes their draft, they will hold at least one warned public hearing.  After they finalize and approve their draft of the bylaws, the document will be forwarded to the Select Board.  Typically the Select Board holds at least one public hearing, makes any further amendments to the draft, and ultimately adopts the regulations.  It is anticipated that this process will take at least until the end of 2019.

    If you have any questions regarding this process or would like to discuss the draft bylaws, please call Steve Lotspeich at (802) 244-1012 or send an e-mail to slotspeich@ waterburyvt.com .

       

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    news-141 Fri, 16 Nov 2018 12:18:00 -0500 Waterbury Select Board Municipal Plan Public Hearing on December 3, 2018 https://www.waterburyvt.com/news/item/post/waterbury-planning-commission-municipal-plan-updat/ The Planning Commission has transmitted Draft #3 of the Municipal Plan update for the Town of Waterbury dated November 5, 2018 to the Waterbury Select Board and the Select Board is seeking public comment on this draft. Pursuant to 24 V.S.A. Chapter 117, Section 4384, the residents of the Town of Waterbury and all other interested persons are hereby notified that the Select Board for the Town of Waterbury will convene a public hearing on:

                Date:               Monday, December 3, 2018, at 7:00 p.m.

                Location:        Steele Community Room at the Waterbury Municipal Center at 28 N. Main St., Waterbury,

    The purpose of the hearing is to consider and receive public comment on Draft #3 of the proposed 2018 Municipal Plan for the Town of Waterbury dated November 5, 2018. 

    Draft #3 of the Municipal Plan is available at the Municipal Offices or at the following links:

                Planning Commission Report on Draft #3

                Municipal Plan Draft #3 text

                Appendix A – 2013 Survey Report

                Appendix B – Draft Energy Plan

                Municipal Plan Draft #3 maps     

    In order to submit comments please e-mail Stephen Lotspeich, the Community Planner, at slotspeich@ waterburyvt.com or call (802) 244-1012.  Comments can also be mailed to the attention of the Waterbury Select Board, Waterbury Municipal Offices, 28 N. Main St., Suite 1, Waterbury, VT  05676.

    These revisions to the Waterbury Municipal Plan are consistent with the goals established in Title 24, Chapter 117 § 4302. The draft Municipal Plan applies to all lands within the boundary of the Town of Waterbury. The purpose of the proposed update to the Plan is:

    • To satisfy the requirements of Title 24, Chapter 117 § 4382(a)(2)(D) regarding forest fragmentation, habitat blocks and wildlife connectors;
    • To satisfy the requirements of Title 24, Chapter 117 § 4382(a)(2)(C) Downtown and Village Center designation;
    • To satisfy the requirements of Title 24, Chapter 117 § 4382(9) in order to receive an affirmative determination of energy compliance under 24 V.S.A. § 4352 for the Waterbury Municipal Plan to receive “substantial deference” in Public Utilities Commission proceedings involving the siting of electrical generation facilities; and
    • To satisfy all other statutory requirements in Title 24, Chapter 117 § 4382 as addressed in the following Municipal Plan chapters: Historic Resources, Demographics, Local Economy, Housing, Natural Resources, Energy, Transportation, Facilities and Services, Local Government, and Land Use, and the associated maps and appendices.  
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    news-144 Tue, 13 Nov 2018 11:38:00 -0500 Vermont State Police Activity Report - Waterbury Resident Trooper Project https://www.waterburyvt.com/news/item/post/vermont-state-police-activity-report-waterbury-res/ As part of the VSP Resident Trooper Project, the town will be receiving monthly reports on services provided by the Vermont State Police. Click here to review all reports.

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    news-143 Tue, 21 Aug 2018 11:34:03 -0400 Traffic Updates for the Town of Waterbury https://www.waterburyvt.com/news/item/post/traffic-updates-for-the-town-of-waterbury/ Information on Waterbury’s traffic status for this weekend and the next two weeks
  • Temporary underpass closure and detour Sunday August 26th:  The underpass for the railroad bridge on Main Street by the Waterbury Roundabout will be closed on Sunday, August 26th between 8am to approximately 4pm while the new art installation on the railroad bridge takes place.  The detour to access the downtown from the roundabout will be on Union Street to Stowe Street and back to Main Street.  Traffic control and signage will be available to assist travelers. 
  •  Contractors for the Town of Waterbury will be repairing a bridge on Guptil Road between Kneeland Flats Road and Grenier's Farm Stand. This will result in one lane traffic near the log cabin for approximately two weeks. This area will have plenty of warning signs in advance of the lane closure and has good visibility to see both sides for stopped and oncoming traffic flow. Please be aware of this project and pay attention to the warning signs. Workers will be on the site during the day but not at night. Drive slowly and stop where directed.
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