Town Departments

Looking for contact information for all our town departments? You’ve come to the right place. Departments include Animal Control, the Game Warden, Highway/Public Works, Boards and Commissions, Emergencies, Finance, Health, Town Clerks Office, and Zoning.

Animal Control

Dan Hollister is the Animal Control Officer for the Town of Whitingham. Any domestic animal issues can be handled by calling (802) 380-0534.

Contact Person: Dan Hollister
Phone: (802) 380-0534 cell

aco@whitinghamvt.org

Mailing Address:
Animal Control Officer
PO Box 529
Jacksonville, VT 05342

Animal Control

Assessors Office (formerly known as Listers)

The Assessors Office is responsible for appraising property values for the purpose of property tax assessment. 

Contact Person: Howard Dix, Clerk 

Phone: (802) 368-2838

Email:  whitinghamlisters@yahoo.com

Hours: Thursdays from 9am to 2pm

Mailing Address:  PO Box 529, Jacksonville, VT  05342

Cemetery Commission

Cemetery Commissioners are responsible for the care and management of our Town cemeteries.

Commission members are Dana Dix, Chair; Bradford Lackey; and Tyson Dix.

Contact Person: Almira Aekus, Town Clerk
Phone: (802) 368-7887

almira@whitinghamvt.org

Mailing Address:
Cemetery Commission
PO Box 529
Jacksonville, VT 05342

Cemetery

Collector of Taxes

Almira Aekus is the collector of current and delinquent taxes. She can be reached at (802) 368-7887.

Tax bills are mailed ONLY once in the month of August for the tax year and are due on or before November 1st.  If November 1st falls on a Sunday the taxes are due on the following Monday. 

If you purchase a property after the tax bills are mailed, you will not receive a new bill in your name until the following tax year mailing.  Your attorney should have made you aware of this and all outstanding taxes due are your responsibility.  Contact the Town Clerk's office if you need a copy of the bill at (802) 368-7887.

Economic Development Group

WEDG Whitingham Economic Development Group members include Chair, Gretchen Havreluck and members:  Phil Edelstein, Seth Boyd, Carrie Northrup, and Karen Hein. If you are interested in becoming a member of the EDG please call Gretchen at (802) 368-7059.

Contact Person: Gretchen Havreluk
Phone: (802) 368-7059

Emailwedg@whitinghamvt.org

River Street Jacksonville Vermont

Emergency Management / Hazard Mitigation

The Emergency Management Director is responsible for the organization and administration of local emergency management and works closely with the Vermont Department of Public Safety.  If you would like to receive Vermont Alerts click here to sign up.

Town of Whitingham Local Hazard Mitigation Plan

Financial Operations

Almira Aekus, Treasurer, can be reached at (802) 368-7887 or Marylee Putnam, bookkeeper and can be reached at (802) 368-7543.
 
Contact Person: 
Marylee Putnam
Phone: (802) 368-7543
 
Mailing Address: 
PO Box 529
Jacksonville, VT 05342
Physical Location
2948 VT Route 100
05342 Jacksonville, VT

historic Village of Jacksonville Vermont

Fire Department

In case of emergency always dial 911.

For non-emergency calls the Fire Department phone number is (802) 368-2900.

Chief, Stanley Janovsky (802) 368-7184;
Assistant Chief, Michael Stevens (802) 368-7229;
Captains, David R. Briggs (802) 368-2743 and Dennis Pike (802) 368-2438;
Lieutenants Sheldon Dix (802) 368-2698 and Marshall Dix (802) 368-2781

 

Fire Warden

For a burn permit you must contact the Town of Whitingham Fire Warden, Allan L. Twitchell (802) 368-2823

Contact Person: Allan L. Twitchell
Phone: (802) 368-2823

allan83hog@aol.com

Mailing Address:
Allan L. Twitchell Fire Warden
PO Box 529
Jacksonville, VT 05342

 

Fire Warden

Health Officer

The Town Health Officer addresses a wide variety of concerns that are tied to issues of health. Concerns relative to septic, mold, pollution, lead paint, an unusual build-up of trash, illegal dumping of garbage are all concerns for Whitingham's Health Officer.

Contact Person: Gig Zboray
Phone: (802) 368-7500
gig@whitinghamvt.org

Mailing Address:
PO Box 529
Jacksonville, VT  05342

 

 

Highway Garage Committee

The Whitingham Highway Garage Committee was formed on January 2, 2020 to look at options to either repair the current highway garage or build a new one at another location.  Committee members are Marshall Dix, Chair; Richard Lemaire; Allan Twitchell; Scott Reed; Richard Tefft, and Donald Boyd.  To contact the committee please call Gig Zboray at (802) 368-7500 or by email at gig@whitinghamvt.org.

Library

While the Public Library is independent in its operation from that of the Town, its programs and services are part of the fabric of "Town Departments" in general.  They offer Wi-Fi, assistance with geneological research, and a variety of programs for the community, including "Movie Night". The phone number for the Library is (802) 368-7506.

Learn more about the Whitingham Public Library

Contact Person: Kristine Sweeter
Phone: (802) 368-7506

whitinghamvtlibrary@hotmail.com

Hours:
Monday 10am - 4pm
Wednesday 2pm - 7pm
Thursday 11am - 5pm
Saturday 9am - 2pm

Mailing Address:
PO Box 500
Jacksonville, VT  05342

Physical Address: 
2948 VT Route 100
Jacksonville, VT  05342

Memorial Day Committee

The Memorial Day Committee is responsible Memorial Day celebrations in the Town. Committee members are Dana Dix (802) 368-7612, Craig Hammer (802) 368-2892, and Dave Farrington (802)368-7456.

 

Moderator

The moderator runs the Annual and Special Town/School Meetings. The moderator for the Town of Whitingham is Leon L. Corse (802) 368-7192.

 

Municipal Center

The Whitingham Municipal Center located at 2948 VT Route 100 in Jacksonville is available for rent for special occasions. The main dining hall occupancy is up to 100 people. A fully equiped kitchen is also available. The Municipal Center Use Policy is attached below as well as rental contracts.

For more information please contact Almira Aekus at (802) 368-7887.

Hours: Monday thru Thursday 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Phone: (802) 368-7887
Email: almira@whitinghamvt.org

Parks Committee (formerly known as Town Hill Committee)

The Parks Committee is responsible for the care of Town Hill Park, the Eames Village Park and the Municipal Center lot as well as flower barrels throughout town. Committee members include Aysha Peltz, Seth Boyd, Erin Lackey, and Carol Millett. Contact Seth Boyd with any questions or concerns for the committee at (802) 368-2733.

Town Hill - a great place for sunsets

Planning Commission

The Planning Commission is responsible for creating a master plan for the Town of Whitingham. The Chair of the Commission is Bradford Lackey; other members include Linda Donaghue, Peter Barus, and Keith Thompson. To contact the Planning Commission please call the Town Clerk at (802) 368-7887 Mailing Address: Planning Commission PO Box 529 Jacksonville, VT 05342

Main Street Jacksonville Vermont

Public Works - Highway Department

The Highway Department addresses all roadway related concerns and is overseen by Stanley Janovsky, Jr., Road Commissioner. Its able crew includes: Tim Bernard, Mike Boyd, Dennis Pike and Joshua Lemaire. Pete Bernard, Municipal Employee, has the responsibility of upkeep related to all town-owned buildings and grounds, also provides assistance to the Highway Crew, as needed.

Contact Person: Stanley Janovsky, Jr.

Phone: (802) 368-2466
FAX: (802) 368-2744

whitinghampublicworks@yahoo.com

Mailing Address: 
Stanley Janovsky, Jr.
Whitingham Highway Department
PO Box 198
Jacksonville, VT 05342

Physical Location: 
Highway Garage
4189 VT Route 100 
Whitingham,  VT 05361

Floyd Reed Car

Selectboard

The Whitingham Selectboard provide management and oversight to the business affairs of the Town, which includes Financial Operations. They routinely approve financial documents (warrants), hear concerns of citizenry, create town ordinances, regulations and policies, and generally assist in finding appropriate direction and balance in their deliberations.

Whitingham has a 5-member board, with terms of two and three years. Current members are  Wayne Wood, Chair; Scott Reed, Vice Chair;  Craig Hammer;  Phil Edelstein; and Chris Walling. They meet every other Wednesday at 6:30 PM in the Municipal Center. 

Contact Person:  Gig Zboray, Selectboard Office Administrator

Phone: (802) 368-7500

gig@whitinghamvt.org

Hours: Monday - Friday, 9am - 2pm

Mailing Address:  PO Box 529, Jacksonville, VT  05342

Physical Address:  2948 VT Route 100, ground floor, Jacksonville, VT  05342

Milk Cows not Taxpayers

Sewer Department

In the Town of Whitingham there are two sewage treatment plants which are overseen by the Selectboard.    The Waste Water Treatment Plant, Chief Operator is Dave DiCantio (802) 368-7538.
 
Contact Person: 
Dave DiCantio
dave@whitinghamvt.org
 
Phone: 
(802) 368-7538
 
Mailing Address: 
Dave DiCantio
Sewer Department
PO Box 529
Jacksonville, VT 05342
Main Street Jacksonville Vermont

Town Clerk

Town Clerk, Treasurer, Collector of Current and Delinquent Taxes:
Almira Aekus
(802) 368-7887.

Office hours are:
Monday through Thursday 9am to 2pm;
Wednesday evenings 5-7pm;
1st Saturday of each month 9am to 12 noon;
or by appointment.

Historic Photos of Village of Jacksonville and Whitingham Vermont

Transfer Station

The Transfer Station receives general supervision from Stanley Janovsky (368-2466). Its day to day operations are addressed by Jenny Herzig, Transfer Station Attendant (368-7876). Routine business questions may be answered in the Selectboard Office by Gig Zboray (368-7500). 

At the Whitingham Transfer Station, we encourage residents and visitors to reduce, reuse, and recycle!  Please review this document regarding using the Transfer Station during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Where:
4185 Vermont Route 100 (behind the Highway Garage)

When:  

Sunday: 12:00 p.m. –  4:00 p.m.

Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

The Transfer Station is CLOSED on the following holidays: New Years Day, Easter, Independence Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, evening hours on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day.

Want to know how to dispose of speficic wastes?  Our A-Z Guide lists the proper way to dispose of just about everything.
 

Questions? Give us a call!

Transfer Station Drop-off

Tree Warden

The Tree Warden is responsible for the care of shade trees on public town lands such as parks, town common, public streets, schools and town forest. The Tree Warden for the Town of Whitingham is Adam Buursma (802) 368-2890.

Zoning Administrator

The Zoning Administrator is responsible for administering and enforcing the zoning code and land development regulations of the Town of Whitingham including issuing building permits.

You can reach the Zoning Administrator, Gig Zboray at (802) 368-7500.

Zoning Board of Adjustment

The Zoning Board of Adjustment is empowered to grant relief from the strict application of the Zoning Regulation (waivers), approve certain uses of land (special exceptions), and hear appeals of actions taken by the Zoning Administrator.

Board members include:  Craig Aekus, Dana Dix, Marshall Dix, Troy Felisko, and Lyman Tefft, Jr. 

You can reach the ZBA by calling the Town Clerk's office at (802) 368-7887.

Adjunct Departments

Deerfield Valley Communication Union District (DVCUD)

The DVCUD is a group of interested parties from many surrounding towns that have banded together to explore options to bring high-speed internet into the Deerfield Valley.  This is NOT an official Town of Whitingham department or group although Whitingham is a member.

Justice of the Peace

Justices of the Peace perform marriages, but their primary role is to oversee elections, they also serve on the Board of Civil Authority. You can reach a Justice of the Peace by contacting the Town Clerk at (802) 368-7887.

Windham Regional Commission

 In the absence of county government, the Windham Regional Commission provides the essential link between local, state and federal government. They are a public entity, constituted by law and required to meet statutory obligations.

Their mission is to assist towns in Southeastern Vermont to provide effective local government and work cooperatively with them to address regional issues.

The state’s purpose in creating regional planning commissions was to:

  • Promote economic development, increasing jobs and income
  • Preserve the natural beauty of Vermont
  • Obtain and maintain efficiency in government expenditure
  • Safeguard and extend local autonomy in planning and development decisions

Whitingham has two representatives to the Windham Regional Commission.  They are Jenepher Burnell and Kristine Sweeter. 
www.windhamregional.org

Game Warden

Vermont Game Wardens are responsible for enforcing laws pertaining to the hunting, fishing, and trapping of wild animals. The Game Warden for the Town of Whitingham is Rich Watkin.

Contact Person: Rich Watkin
Phone: (802) 368-7302
(802) 257-7101
Email: richard.watkin@vermont.gov