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Notice to Taxpayers regarding Grand List

Posted: 06/01/20

Notice to Taxpayers that the Assessor's Office has completed the abstract of property owners as of the first day of April 2020 and have lodged the abstract in the office of the clerk for the inspection of taxpayers.  Information to file grievance is included in the the official Notice to Taxpayers attached below.


PDF icon Notice to Taxpayers re: Grand List 2020

Ordinance Regulating All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs)

Posted: 06/04/20

ADOPTION OF CIVIL ORDINANCE REGULATING ALL-TERRAIN VEHICLES (ATVs)

At their meeting on June 3, 2020 the Whitingham Selectboard adopted a civil Ordinance Regulating All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) to become effective on August 2, 2020.

The new ordinance is attached below or by hard copy available in the Town Clerk's office.  It covers Authority, Purpose, Denitions, Designated Town Highways and Town Trails open to ATV Use under this Ordinance, Specific Provisions for ATV Use, Enforcement, Effective Date.

Citizens of the Town of Whitingham have the right to petition for a vote on the question of disapproving this ordinance per Title 24 V.S.A. § 1973. 

If you have any questions or comments regarding this ordinance, please contact Gig at (802) 368-7500 or via email at gig@whitinghamvt.org.

Unless a petition is filed by July 17, 2020 in accordance with Title 24 V.S.A. § 1973, the Whitingham Ordinance Regulating All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) shall become effective on August 2, 2020.


PDF icon Ordinance Regulating All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs)

PUBLIC NOTICE

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 5:30pm

Posted: 06/04/20

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Selectboard of the Town of WHITINGHAM proposes, pursuant to Title 19 Vermont Statutes Annotated, Chapter 7, and pursuant to  vote by the Selectboard on its own motion, to take the following actions with regard to the three town highways set forth below:

  1. To layout a class three town highway 40’ long by 82’ wide at the Municipal Center entrance off of Route 100, to be known as Town Highway #____;
  2. To discontinue Sprague Brook Road (Town Highway # 46) in its entirety; the property to return back to the abutting landowners; and
  3. To reclassify 1700 feet of Head of Pond Road (Town Highway #37) from Kentfield Road to the turnaround from a Class 4 to a Class 3 road.       

THEREFORE, pursuant to Title 19 V.S.A. Chapter 7, you are hereby notified that a site visit will be held by the Selectboard for the Town of WHITINGHAM on July 15, 2020 commencing at 5:30 p.m. at the Whitingham Municipal Center, 2948 Route 100, Jacksonville, Vermont. The Selectboard will convene and then visit the respective roads in succession.

The Selectboard shall reconvene in the Meeting Room at the Whitingham Municipal Center, 2948 Route 100, Jacksonville, Vermont, after the site visit for a hearing on the matter.  The hearing shall begin at 6:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the Selectboard and interested persons return from the site visit.  The purpose of the hearing shall be to hear all persons interested in said public highway laying out, discontinuance and reclassification, respectively.

Dated at WHITINGHAM, Vermont this 3rd day of June 2020.

SELECTBOARD, TOWN OF WHITINGHAM

Wayne W. Wood, Chair

Scott Reed, Vice Chair

Wayne Corse

Phil Edelstein

Craig Hammer


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BE SMART, STAY SAFE

Posted: 05/20/20

Health Commissioner Mark Levine, MD, said at a press conference on Monday (May 18) that although the data continues to show Vermont is doing well in its efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19, we cannot let our guard down.

As Vermont slowly reopens, physical distancing from others, wearing face coverings and handwashing continue to be essential.  As a cautionary tale, Dr. Levine said that over the weekend, Clinton County, NY registered nine new cases and 27 close contacts - as a result of parties in Plattsburgh.

"Not following guidelines can fuel the virus' spread in a single instance", Dr. Levine said, noting that COVID-19 has by no means disappeared.  Vermont's positive trending data "doesn't give us a pass" when it comes to making these behaviors part of our daily lives.

THE WHITINGHAM SELECTBOARD STRONGLY SUPPORTS WEARING MASKS IN PUBLIC PLACES!


CENSUS 2020 is here. BE COUNTED!

Posted: 05/08/20

It is very important that every Whitingham resident is counted in the 2020 Census.  It benefits the town in many ways.  Shape your future.


PDF icon Census 2020 Frequently Asked Questions

NOTICE OF VACANCIES

Posted: 05/11/20

The Whitingham PLANNING COMMISSION has one vacancy.  The Planning Commission meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 7pm.  They are responsible for creating a master plan for the Town of Whitingham and updating the Zoning Regulations as needed. 

The Whitingham ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT has two vacancies.  The ZBA meets as needed (usually not more than 3 times per year).  They are empowered to grant relief from the strict application of the Zoning Regulations (waivers), approve certain uses of land (special exceptions), and hear appeals of actions taken by the Zoning Administrator.

The Whitingham ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GROUP has one vacancy.  The EDG meets on the fourth Thursday of each month at 7pm.  

If you are interested in becoming a member of any board please contact Gig Zboray at 368-7500 or by email at gig@whitinghamvt.org

 


COVID-19 Update

Posted: 03/10/20

The Governor has declared a State of Emergency; the following will be effective immediately.

All town owned buildings will be closed to the public.

Employees in town offices will be available by phone or email.

TRANSFER STATION:  Effective Tuesday, April 14th the Transfer Station hours will return to normal.  Effective Saturday, May 2nd disposal fees will again be collected, please follow the attendant's instructions and be prepared with exact change. One car at a time is allowed, please wait at the stop sign for your turn. The attendant will help seniors who should remain in their vehicle.  Others should keep their distance from the attendant as you dispose of your waste.

DOGS: Dog license deadline will not be enforced until the office is open to the public and a new deadline is put in place.  Please make sure your dog's rabies shots are up to date.

If you need any type of assistance please let a town official know.

As a reminder - good hygiene practices is key in reducing your chances of contracting the virus in the event of exposure. We strongly encourage reviewing the guidelines available at resources below.

https://www.healthvermont.gov/response/infectious-disease/2019-novel-coronavirus
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/index.html

 

https://accd.vermont.gov/


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PDF icon Critical Businesses as of 03.19.20
PDF icon COVID Guidance for use of Transfer Station
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COVID-19 Information for Businesses

Posted: 03/23/20

The State of Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development has important information for business owners, click here


PDF icon Critical Businesses as of 03.19.20

E-file your taxes for free.

Posted: 02/06/20

65% of Vermonters qualify to e-file their income taxes for free.  Do you?  Find out more at https://tax.vermont.gov/individuals/free-file.


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