Waterbury, Vermont Newshttp://www.waterburyvt.com/en_USWaterbury, VermontThu, 02 Jul 2020 00:23:30 -0400Thu, 02 Jul 2020 00:23:30 -0400TYPO3 EXT:newsnews-191Sun, 21 Jun 2020 20:27:44 -0400Waterbury Energy Committee Seeking Volunteer Membershttps://www.waterburyvt.com/news/item/post/waterbury-energy-committee-seeking-volunteer-membersThe select board of the Town of Waterbury is seeking volunteers to serve on the Waterbury Energy Committee.Two members of the general public will be appointed by the select board to serve with appointees of the Planning Commission, Edward Fararr Utility District and Waterbury LEAP, along with municipal staff members and elected officials.  The committee has been established to help the town to work towards implementing the goals spelled out in the Waterbury Energy Plan.

Interested persons should contact the town clerk by e-mail or by mail no later than 4:30 p.m. on Monday July 6, 2020

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news-190Wed, 10 Jun 2020 14:32:14 -0400Community Center Feasibility Study Final Public Hearing on Monday, June 15thhttps://www.waterburyvt.com/news/item/post/community-center-feasibility-study-final-public-hearing-on-monday-june-15thThe Select Board will be holding a final public hearing on Monday, June 15th at 7:40 p.m. to obtain the views of citizens on the Community Center Feasibility Study that was completed this spring. The Select Board will be holding a final public hearing on Monday, June 15th at 7:40 p.m. to obtain the views of citizens on the Community Center Feasibility Study that was completed this spring.  The hearing will be held remotely so please see the agenda for the Select Board meeting for the Zoom video meeting link and conference call-in phone numbers. 

We worked very successfully with the architectural firm of gbA Architecture and Planning from Montpelier and they completed the final draft of the Study that can be found here.  The project Steering Committee met with the consultant over the course of the study and incorporated comments received from the public in the final document.  A program was developed involving the municipal and non-profit partners for the project including the Town of Waterbury Recreation Dept., the Waterbury Area Senior Center, and the Children’s Room. 

Eight possible sites for a Community Center were analyzed and examined in the field.  Conceptual layouts were done for all eight sites.  Those sites were narrowed down to one preferred site by the Steering Committee after input from the public.  The site of the final concept for the Community Center is Anderson Field which includes the municipal pool.

We held three well attended public meetings on November 19, 2019, December 17, 2019, and February 4, 2020.  These were a “listening” meeting to present the overall project and get input from the general public and possible users of a Community Center, a “concept” meeting to present concepts and budgets for the facility at two possible sites, and a “direction” meeting to focus on the concept for the selected site and the associated construction and operating budgets.  The project has been completed and the final report for the Community Development Block Grant that funded the study will be submitted to the state by the end of June.           

  

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news-189Fri, 05 Jun 2020 09:27:50 -0400Town of Waterbury Seeking Animal Control Officerhttps://www.waterburyvt.com/news/item/post/town-of-waterbury-seeking-animal-control-officerThe Town of Waterbury is seeking a person or persons interested in serving as Animal Control Officer (ACO) for the Town of Waterbury. The Town of Waterbury is seeking a person or persons interested in serving as Animal Control Officer (ACO) for the Town of Waterbury.  ACOs are responsible for the enforcement of the Animal Control Ordinance of the Town of Waterbury.  Specifically, it is expected that the ACOs will respond to and help resolve citizen complaints concerning the behavior of dogs and their owners, will enforce the “leash law” contained in the ordinance, and will assist with insuring dogs are legally licensed.

The ACOs shall be appointed and shall be responsible to the Select Board, but will be supervised, generally, by the Municipal Manager.  In addition, the ACOs will work with the Town Clerk with regard to licensing and may work with the Town Health Officer(s) in the case of dog biting incidents.

The successful candidate will have a general appreciation and respect for animals and their owners, but will understand their role in keeping people and animals safe through the enforcement of the ordinance.  The select board desires to employ ACOs who can work with the public to foster an appreciation for the Animal Control Ordinance as a tool for enhancing public safety and the enjoyment of animals and one who can mediate conflicts that sometimes arise between the general public and owners and their dogs.

The Select Board seeks to compensate fairly those appointed to the position of ACO and will negotiate, in good faith, an agreeable monthly stipend and a package to cover expenses before the appointment of ACOs are effective.  It is anticipated the select board will interview candidates at the meeting scheduled for June 15, 2020.

Interested persons should apply by June 12, 2020, by sending a letter of interest by U.S. Mail or e-mail to:

William Shepeluk, Municipal Manager

Town of Waterbury

28 North Main Street, Suite 1

Waterbury, VT 05676

Or to

wshepeluk@ waterburyvt.com

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news-188Tue, 02 Jun 2020 13:22:14 -04002020 Property Tax Billshttps://www.waterburyvt.com/news/item/post/2020-property-tax-billsAs a result of COVID-19 the Waterbury Select Board has approved a change to the 2020 property tax due date, there will be one installment due on November 13, 2020 Your 2020 Property Tax Bill will be mailed in August as soon as information from the State regarding homestead declarations is available.

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news-187Wed, 27 May 2020 12:55:01 -0400Hearing on Draft Interim Bylaws for Temporary Dining Tents on June 15th https://www.waterburyvt.com/news/item/post/hearing-on-draft-interim-bylaws-for-temporary-dining-tents-on-june-15thThe Select Board for the Town of Waterbury will convene a Public Hearing on Monday, June 15, 2019, at 7:10 p.m. by remote means to be identified on the meeting agenda, to consider and receive public comment on Draft Interim Temporary Dining Tent & Sign Bylaw Amendments.The Select Board for the Town of Waterbury will convene a Public Hearing on Monday, June 15, 2019, at 7:10 p.m. by remote means to be identified on the meeting agenda, to consider and receive public comment on Draft Interim Temporary Dining Tent & Sign Bylaw Amendments dated May 28, 2020 that can be read here.  The purpose of these interim bylaw amendments is to protect the general public welfare and provide for orderly physical and economic recovery for the Town of Waterbury during the COVID 19 pandemic.  These bylaw amendments facilitate outdoor dining, allowing restaurants/bars to serve the general public meals and beverages, to promote their services and products, and to advertise the fact that they are open for business during the period of time that the recovery from the COVID pandemic takes place. A copy of the Draft Interim Temporary Dining Tent & Sign Bylaw Amendments may be may be obtained from and viewed via the home page of the municipal website: www.waterburyvt.com  or by contacting Stephen Lotspeich, Community Planner via e-mail at slotspeich@ waterburyvt.com or by phone at 802-244-1012.

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news-185Tue, 12 May 2020 14:21:41 -0400Waterbury Online Newshttps://www.waterburyvt.com/news/item/post/waterbury-online-newsThere's a new source of news called the Waterbury Roundabout.CLICK HERE for a link to Waterbury online news that will be updated on a regular basis.

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news-184Wed, 06 May 2020 14:30:33 -0400Equipment for Salehttps://www.waterburyvt.com/news/item/post/equipment-for-sale-1The following items are for sale as of May 6, 2020Mowers:
o Cub Cadet LTX 1045 riding mower 46 inch cut with bagger and trailer.
o John Deere WHP 36A walk behind mower with 14.5 hp engine. Less than 50 hrs.
o Gravely Pro472 Commercial Zero Turn mower.

12,000 lbs two post vehicle lift. Make is a Rotary Model # SPO12NT5

Belos sidewalk plow and associated attachments.

Bids will be accepted by email only addressed to bwoodruff@waterburyvt.com and clearly labeled “bid”. All bids must be received by noon on May 15, 2020. The Town of Waterbury reserves the right to reject any or all bids.

If you would like to view the equipment you may call 802-839-6199

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news-183Mon, 06 Apr 2020 10:51:09 -0400More Important Information on COVID-19https://www.waterburyvt.com/news/item/post/more-important-information-on-covid-19COVID-19 FEMA Public Assistance Funding available for eligible Towns, State Agencies and Critical Private Non-Profits Potential COVID-19 Applicants-

Here is a link full of Public Assistance related information:

https://vem.vermont.gov/news/information-federal-public-assistance-eligibility-covid-19

If you wish to apply for Public Assistance COVID-19 Funding, and are eligible as a town, state agency, and/or critical private non-profit you can apply by filling out an Request for Public Assistance form (RPA) found here:

https://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1505397829631-758807d2f22ea320a71a74ade429675d/FEMA_Form_009-0-49_RPA_508_FINAL.pdf

If you are a critical Private Non-Profit, you are also required to complete the PNP Applicants briefing packet that is attached as a PDF.

It is recommended to take the Grants Portal training so that you can go in and enter your information to apply and submit your RPA and PNP information.

Questions can be directed to:

Kimberly Canarecci

Vermont State Public Assistance Officer

Kim.Canarecci@ vermont.gov

802-585-4209

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