Vernon’s school plan is moving forward

From Mike Hebert, chair of the Vernon Elementary School Board:

The State Board of Education approved the withdrawal of Vernon from BUHS #6 on September 20.   The Vernon Elementary School Board now will generate an education plan based on the results of the November district vote on merging.

Calling all Vernon artisans!

The Vernon Annual Report typically features a “theme” that highlights some of the wonderful attributes or individuals from this beautiful town. This year we would like to highlight the artistic talent that resides and does business in Vernon by recognizing as many local artisans as possible. If you are an artist, selling, or displaying your work to the public, please send a photo of you working, your storefront or your work plus a small description of what you do and how to find you. We will do our best to include as many as possible in the town report. All inclusions will dependent upon space availability.

There are no guarantees that your work will be featured, but we will do our best to accommodate everyone that takes the time to submit their information.

Submit photos and information electronically to Michelle Pong, Town Administrator,

Photo by Rajesh Pamnani, used under Creative Commons License.

Selectboard meeting, Sept. 19, 2017

The Vernon Selectboard met on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 6:30 pm in the Selectboard Room at the Vernon Town Offices at 567 Governor Hunt Road, Vernon, VT. Here’s the agenda for the meeting.   Here are the draft minutes of this meeting.

Here’s the BCTV video of the meeting. Scroll down for time-stamped agenda.

Call to Order / Welcome / Pledge of Allegiance

00:21 – Additions to Agenda

01:47 – Chair’s Remarks

01:50 – Open Public Comments (non-Agenda Items)

09:44 – Approval of Minutes

10:07 – Treasurer’s Report

11:30 – New Business: Capital Plan Requests

34:04 – New Business: Employee Reviews

43:11 – Old Business: Historians Budget / Donation Discussion

56:41 – Old Business: Budget Meeting Schedule

1:04:14 – Public Participation (Agenda Items Only)

1:04:18 – Correspondence

1:06:23 – Town Administrator’s Report

1:07:16 – Upcoming Meeting Schedule

Vernon Town-Wide Tag Sale Weekend: Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 9-10, 2017

It’s here! Vernon’s Town-Wide Tag Sale is returning this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 9 & 10, 2017.

The sale runs from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days. There are sales at 36 locations!

From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., there will be a barbecue at the Vernon Pool to benefit the Vernon Recreation Department. Bathrooms are available there, as well as maps.

Here’s a map showing all the sale locations. Click to enlarge. To download a printable version, click here.

Photo by Mike Mozart, used under Creative Commons License

Selectboard meeting, Sept. 5, 2017

The Selectboard met on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. in the Selectboard Room of the Vernon Town Offices. Click here for the agenda. Here are the minutes of this meeting. Here is video of the meeting as recorded by BCTV (scroll down for timestamped agenda):

Call to Order / Welcome / Pledge

00:20 – Additions to Agenda

01:20 – Chair’s Remarks

01:23 – Guests: BDCC

15:50 – Guests: Marylynn Scherlin (POW – MIA Display)

17:12 – Open Public Comments: Munson Hicks

19:28 – Approval of Minutes

20:25 – Treasurer’s Report

21:20 – New Business: Barrows & Fisher Oil Co

22:05 – Treasurer’s Report

23:35 – Public Participation

23:40 – Correspondence

29:45 – Town Administrator’s Report

30:30 – Upcoming Meetings