The Selectboard will meet on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. in the lower level of the Town Office Building. Click here for the agenda of this meeting.
The Vernon Recreation Department will again hold its after-school program, on school days from 2:45 to 5:30 p.m. The fee is $14 per day or $65 per week. See further info below. Click here to download printable PDF version of this form.
International monarch butterfly conservation group, Forests For Monarchs (FFM), is pleased to announce the appointment of Vermont Woods Studios founder, Peggy Farabaugh as Vice President of the Board of Directors.
Forests For Monarchs (also known as the LaCruz Habitat Protection Project, LCHPP) is dedicated to protecting the monarch butterfly by reforesting the land surrounding Mexico’s Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve, as well as educating local communities on sustainable forestry practices.
Vermont Woods Studios is an online retailer of handmade wood furniture. It was created in 2005 out of a concern for forest conservation. The company mission is to provide Vermont-made, sustainable furniture as an alternative to mass-produced furniture which is often made from illegally harvested wood taken from the world’s rapidly disappearing rainforests. (more…)
By Barbara Emery Moseley
John and Polly (Peeler) Lee’s son George Washington Lee was, like his father, an accomplished builder/carpenter. At least one example of his skill remains in town. It is the Pond Road Chapel, built on land he owned. Funds were raised by subscription, and it cost about one thousand dollars. Completed in 1860 for the then recently organized congregation of Advent Christians, its architectural style is a modified Greek Revival, popular at the time.
Pond Road was then called the South Road, or City Road, and was a narrow dirt road, as they all were, throughout the town. In that year, Vernon’s population was 725, it had seven schools, 43 dogs, two churches and one Agricultural Library, which was purchased by 21 members at a cost of $105.
The Chapel succeeded Vernon’s first meeting house, a large two-story structure located on a bluff overlooking the river (above the location of the current Town Tomb). Built for the use of the Congregationalists and Baptists, it was used for Town Meetings as well. (more…)
Here is the Brattleboro Community Television video of the Selectboard meeting held on August 1, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. Of note: there was a presentation at this meeting by the Sheriff’s Department on the subject of burglaries, followed by discussion with residents. Scroll down for the time-stamped agenda. Click here for the draft minutes of this meeting. Click here to download a PDF of the Sheriff’s presentation.
Call to Order, Pledge of Allegiance
00:24 – Additions to Agenda
00:46 – Chair’s Remarks
00:59 – Open Public Comments (non-agenda items)
01:08 – Treasurer – Set Tax Rate
04:34 – Sheriff Dept – Update and Public Participation
1:08:22 – Approval of Minutes
1:10:10 – Treasurer’s Report
1:11:55 – New Business: Dept of Public safety – Advance Notice to Proceed – EOC Grant
1:12:56 – Old Business: Approval of Salvage Yard
1:27:56 – CDL Policy Change
1:29:05 – Public Participation
1:29:12 – Correspondence
1:30:23 – Town Administrator’s Report
1:31:49 – Upcoming Meeting Schedule