At the Town Meeting this year, there are two articles on the warrant (Articles 24 and 25) dealing with proposals to expend funds from the Farmland Protection Fund to acquire development rights on two parcels of farmland. A presentation from the Farmland Protection Advisory Committee which explains these articles can be downloaded here.
The Historians will be holding their annual food/bake sale, Tuesday, March 7th from 7 am until 4 pm at the Town Office Building.
Delicious homemade donuts, chili, pies, baked beans, brown bread, and other baked goods will be available.
The Historians “Vernon Voices” booklet, “Wise Old Sayings” booklet, note cards, “The History Tour of Vernon” DVD, and Pine Top Ski area poster will also be available.
Historian members and non-member supporters are asked to bring their baked/food items to the Town Office Building between 6:45 am and 10:30 am. Call Peg Frost at 254-2263 to make other arrangements or for information.
Recycling Committee — The Vernon Recycling Committee is seeking members. Join us in exploring recycling, trash and composting. Contact Michelle Pong, Town Administrator at email@example.com or 802-257-0292. We are looking forward to having you on the Recycling Committee. —Heather Frost, Peg Frost and Bob Spencer
Fiber Optics Subcommittee — The Fiber Optics Sub-committee is a sub-committee of the Vernon Planning and Economic Development Commission. The Fiber Optics Sub-committee was organized to bring a fiber optics network to Vernon in order to prepare the town for future broadband needs, enhance the town’s economy, raise property values, and encourage businesses to locate in the town. The project is seen not only as adding value to Vernon, but as a template for other towns as they prepare for the 21st century economy. We believe that this project will also provide area jobs in the implementation and servicing of the new network. Please contact Bronna Zlochiver at firstname.lastname@example.org or 802-579-1567 if you are interested in joining the Fiber Optics Sub-committee.
The Vernon River and Trails Committee is making some modest progress and has chosen to focus on the Town Forest and Black Gum Swamp trails as a pilot area for trail mapping and formalization.
While maps and trail markings exist the team feels there is area for improvement to make this special piece of town property user-friendly for all. Recently, three of the team members embarked on a comprehensive trail confirmation walk to document actual GPS locations of the existing trails.
The team is working to develop enhanced maps and envisions a finished product will include a revised kiosk map, new trail markers and some informational signage at some key areas. As part of these efforts the team has identified a potential new vista that is within the Town Forest, but well outside any potential 300′ buffer zone which could be imposed around the Black Gum Swamp areas.
At its January 19, 2017, regular meeting, the members of the Vernon Selectboard gave their support to clearing the vista/picnic area. The team hopes to pursue a new trail to and from the vista as well as some vista clearing to improve the views. The team also identified the existing picnic area vista is overdue for maintenance clearing of trees to restore the view which makes this area such a great place to enjoy a picnic lunch.
The River and Trails Committee meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month in the Elementary School Library at 6:30 pm.
Vernon Advent Christian Church, located at 4554 Fort Bridgman Road at the VT/MA state line, meets every Sunday at 9:15 am for Sunday School classes for all ages. Morning worship begins at 10:30 am and Youth Group and Intercessory Prayer meet at 6:00 pm. Adult Bible study begins every Wednesday at 6:30 pm at the church and other Bible study meetings are held throughout the week. The building is handicapped accessible. Church Phone: 802-257-2341 or 413-498-4458. Pastor: Rev. Bruce C. Burks, email: email@example.com. Website: www.vernonadventchristianchurch.com and FaceBook.
Mountain View Seventh-day Adventist Church, located at 1002 Fort Bridgman Road, Vernon, VT, meets every Saturday at 9:40 am for Sabbath School classes for all ages. Church service begins at 11:15 am. All are welcome. Church phone: 802-254-5088. Pastor Art Miller: 802-254-4477; email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website. Facebook.
Harp concert, Saturday, February 11, 6:30 p.m. at the Mountain View SDA Church. Lira Cady will bring her lovely instrument to play for us. All are invited.
Vernon Union Church, located at 2631 Fort Bridgman Road (next to Vernon Hall), Vernon, VT. Meets every Sunday: 8:00 am, prayer time; 9:00 am, Bible study; 10:00 am, morning worship, followed by a social hour. Childcare is available. The church is fully handicapped accessible. Church phone: 802-257-8523. Minister: Rev. Terry Robinson, 802-258-2228. Email: email@example.com. Website.
The legal voters of the Vernon Town and Vernon Town School District are hereby notified and warned to meet at the Vernon Elementary School (cafetorium) at 6:30 PM on Monday, March 06, 2017 in said Town to act upon the following articles not involving voting by Australian Ballot; beginning with School District Article 4 and with Town Meeting Articles 5 through 29.
Voting on Town Meeting Article 1, and School District Articles 2 and 3 will be by Australian Ballot at the Town Office Building (downstairs) on Tuesday, March 7, 2017. Polls will be open from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM. The annual meeting will recess to meet at the Vernon Elementary School (cafetorium) on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 6:30 PM to consider any remaining Articles, if necessary. (more…)