The Vernon Solid Waste Committee met on June 15, 2017. The principal item of business was to discuss the removal of the recycling bins at the Town Garage, which will happen as of July 1. Further information will be forthcoming via town media. Minutes of the meeting may be downloaded here.
Two new videos about Vernon’s Black Gum swamps are available via BCTV. First, here is video of the April 28 guided hike to the swamps featuring commentary by William C. “Bill” Guenther, Windham County Forester with the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks & Recreation; Laura Lapierre, Wetlands Program Director, Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation; and
Bob Zaino, State Lands Ecologist, Barre Office. Vermont Fish & Wildlife Dep’t, Wildlife Division.
And here is video of the informational hearing held on May 8 by Laura Lapierre, Wetlands Program Director, Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation.
Thanks to BCTV producer Russ Grabiec for putting these together!
The Vernon Town Solid Waste Committee will hold a meeting on Thursday June 15, at 6:30 pm, downstairs at the Vernon Town Office Building on 567 Governor Hunt Road in Vernon, Vermont. Click here for the agenda.
In response to community concerns, the Vernon Selectboard will be reviewing and revising their current Dog Ordinance over the next few months. Selectboard Chair Josh Unruh encourages public participation in the process. “We are hoping to address resident concerns and update our local ordinance to conform to state law. Toward that end we want to give the public ample opportunity to weigh in on the process and be part of the final product.”
Current regulations prohibit “Running at Large”, but there is no leash law in Vernon. Unruh says that plans do not include instituting a leash law, but public input will go a long way toward a final ordinance that will protect the health and safety of residents.
A copy of the proposed ordinance can be viewed or downloaded here or picked up at the Town Clerk’s Office. The Vernon Selectboard meets every first and third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm at the Town Offices, located at 567 Governor Hunt Road. The public is invited to share comments at any regular meeting. Comments can also be emailed to the Town Administrator at VernonTA@VernonVT.org.