Waterbury, Vermont News http://www.waterburyvt.com/ en_US Waterbury, Vermont Sun, 16 Dec 2018 00:23:31 -0500 Sun, 16 Dec 2018 00:23:31 -0500 TYPO3 EXT:news 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.  
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.

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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    news-140 Thu, 19 Jul 2018 13:50:03 -0400 Waterbury Water Department Public Notification for Fluoridation Grant Receipt https://www.waterburyvt.com/news/item/post/waterbury-water-department-public-notification-for/ The Village of Waterbury Water Department applied for and received a grant in the amount of $8249.00 from the National Association of County & City Health Officials (NACCHO) to replace a fluoride analyzer at the treatment plant. The equipment is used to monitor fluoridation levels in real time, and report that number to the controls system. This represents a significant upgrade to our fluoridation system, from which all Waterbury Water customers benefit. We would like to thank NACCHO for providing our community with this grant.

    If you have any questions or comments regarding this or any other matter concerning the Waterbury Water Department, please give us a call at 244-6357 or email the Chief Operator, Scott Guyette at SGuyette@ Waterburyvt.com

    news-138 Mon, 16 Jul 2018 09:10:16 -0400 Stowe Street Bridge Local Concerns Meeting in Waterbury https://www.waterburyvt.com/news/item/post/stowe-street-bridge-local-concerns-meeting-in-wate/ Tuesday, July 17th, 2018, 6:30-7:30pm, Steele Community Room, Municipal Center, 28 North Main Street, Waterbury Stowe Street Bridge Local Concerns Meeting in Waterbury

    The Town of Waterbury is planning for the eventual rehabilitation or replacement of the bridge that carries Stowe Street over Thatcher Brook located on Stowe Street between Route 100 and Lincoln Street.   A local concerns meeting will be held to obtain public input from abutters, local residents, and existing users of the bridge. The purpose of the meeting is to get community input on potential improvements to the bridge and project area.

    Meeting Information

    Date:                      Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

    Time:                      6:30 – 7:30 PM

    Location:               Steele Community Room, Municipal Center, 28 North          Main Street, Waterbury

    news-135 Tue, 29 May 2018 13:23:42 -0400 2018 Route 100 Road Construction between Waterbury and Stowe https://www.waterburyvt.com/news/item/post/2018-route-100-road-construction-between-waterbury/ Expect travel delays along Route 100 between Waterbury and Stowe over the next several months while the road construction takes place. Surface conditions may vary as portions of the roadway may be milled or gravel. Please plan your travel accordingly and leave plenty of time while this necessary work occurs.

    For more detailed information as to the current project status visit: www.Waterburyworks.com

    The Waterbury – Stowe VT 100 construction project will provide a complete rehabilitation of the 9.5-mile corridor between Waterbury and Stowe. The work requires concurrent construction activities with multiple crews for roadway rehabilitation and drainage work. This will result in potential travel delays and varying surface conditions along the route.

    Nighttime work is limited to the hours of 7 PM to 6 AM, Sunday night through Friday morning. During these hours, alternating one-way traffic will be implemented. Flaggers will be present to assist motorists through the work zones.

    During daytime hours, two lanes of travel will remain open unless emergency situations warrant otherwise. This may result in minor traffic delays. No weekend work is anticipated this week. All work is weather permitting.

    Contact:  Barb Farr, (802) 888-3810

    news-133 Wed, 09 May 2018 11:51:18 -0400 Re-write of the Waterbury Zoning Regulations https://www.waterburyvt.com/news/item/post/re-write-of-the-waterbury-zoning-regulations/ The Waterbury Planning Commission has been working on re-writing the Waterbury Zoning Regulations. The Town obtained a Municipal Planning Grant and hired the planning consultant, Brandy Saxton of the firm Place Sense.  With guidance from the Planning Commission and staff, Ms. Saxton has prepared a complete first draft of re-written Unified Development Regulations that include all the zoning, subdivision, 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 last year as part of the project.   

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

     Unified Development Regulations text

     Town of Waterbury Zoning Map

     Waterbury Village Zoning Map (enlargement)

     Waterbury 2017 Zoning Community Survey Report   

    Written comments on the draft regulations and maps can be submitted to:

    Steve Lotspeich, Community Planner
    Town & Village of Waterbury
    28 N. Main St., Suite 1
    Waterbury, VT  05676
    slotspeich@ waterburyvt.com


    The Planning Commission is shifting to work on the Municipal Plan that must be revised and re-approved by mid-December of this year.  Due to this deadline and the required work on the Municipal Plan, there will be minimal additional work done on the re-write of the zoning regulations until January, 2019.  We will compile all written comments that are submitted this year and make them available to the Planning Commission when work resumes on the draft zoning regulations. 

    When the Planning Commission resumes work on the zoning regulations next year, they will hold at least one informal public meeting to present the draft regulations and solicit additional public comments.  Once the Planning Commission finalizes their draft, they will hold at least one public hearing.  After they finalize and approve their draft of the regulations, they 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.

    If you have any questions regarding this process or would like to discuss the draft regulations, please call Steve Lotspeich at (802) 244-1012.


    news-131 Thu, 03 May 2018 08:33:08 -0400 Waterbury Green Up – Saturday May 5, 2018 https://www.waterburyvt.com/news/item/post/waterbury-green-up-saturday-may-5-2018/ Vermont Green Up Day is Saturday, May 5, and volunteers are needed to pitch in to pick up trash along roadsides, in and near parks and other public places around town. Bags are available at the town offices, Waterbury Public Library and Sunflower Market on Rt. 100. Two drop-off locations will be available May 5: the town garage on Guptil Road from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Rodney’s Rubbish at 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 https://tinyurl.com/WaterburyGreenUp2018. If you cannot access the website, contact Green Up coordinator Lisa Scagliotti and she can sign you up. lscagliotti@ comcast.net or 373-5878.

    Know that the signup is just a guide. If the spot you pick is already cleaned when you arrive, just find another spot.

    Important details:

    • BAGS: Available at the town offices, Waterbury Public Library and Sunflower Market on Rt. 100.
    • DROP OFF LOCATIONS: On May 5, Green Up Day, drop-off spots will be the Town Garage on Guptil Road from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Also Rodney's Rubbish behind Crossroads Deli from 8 a.m. to noon.
    • 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 $2.50 each. Rims OK.   
    • REDEEMABLE bottles and cans: Please bag returnable 5- and 15-cent bottles and cans separately from trash wherever possible. A school group will collect, clean and redeem them. Drop off returnables at the Town Garage site.
    • PLEASE NO: Do not drop off household waste, hazardous waste, electronics or propane tanks. 



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

    Think ahead before choosing a spot to clean up.

    • 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 5 if conditions and your schedule allow. Know that the drop-off locations will only be available on May 5. 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.