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Reminder

posted Oct 9, 2017, 2:01 PM by Bonnie Lovell

Just a friendly reminder - Property Tax Payments are due a week from today. Received or post marked by October 16th, 2017 to avoid 8% penalty. Call the office if you need to make arrangements on dropping payment off. Thanks!

REMINDER OFFICE CLOSED

posted Sep 12, 2017, 11:38 AM by Bonnie Lovell

Reminder that the office will be closed Monday and Tuesday of next week (09/18 & 09/19) for Office Training. The office will be open on Wednesday the 20th from 9am to noon for anyone that needs something next week. 

Draft Selectboard Minutes - Sept 2017

posted Sep 12, 2017, 11:37 AM by Bonnie Lovell

Draft MAIDSTONE SELECTBOARD MEETING

September 11, 2017

CTO: 7:00 PM

ATTENDANCE: Brad McVetty, Doug Lord, Bonnie Lovell, Bob Snowman, Bob Lancraft, Bert Desrochers, Nancy Desrochers, Carroll Gorham, Linwood Mixer, Chris Von Alt and Mary Von Alt.

APPROVE MINUTES: Bob moved to accept the minutes for the August 7th’meeting.  Doug seconded and the motion carried. Bob moved to accept the minutes for the Special August 21st meeting.  Doug seconded and the motion carried

MASTERS RD – BRUCE HOBAUGH – Bruce requested that the town maintain Master’s Road. Brad stated that Master’s Rd is a Class 4 road and is only responsible for the culverts & bridges. The road needs to be brought to Class 3 standards to be adopted at a special town meeting.

ZONING BOARD MEMBER RESIGNATION – Lloyd Tippitt resigned from the Zoning Board to accept the Zoning Administrator’s position. Doug moved to accept Lloyd’s resignation. Bob seconded and the motion carried.

STEVENS-MCDADE CEMETERY: Brad will continue to try and contact Jim McDade.

LAND VALUE ON TAX BILL: Bonnie will contact Ed Clodfelter regarding Doug’s request for Land amounts to show up on the tax bills.

LEOP: Doug will continue the Local Emergency Operations Program required training.

HALL ROAD – BUYAK: Brad and Doug visited the Buyak Property to see what issues are needed to address. There are several State and Town violations. After the Zoning Board Meeting September 12, 2017, Bonnie will combine all violations and submit to the Attorney. She will also contact the State to see what they can do to assist the Town with these issues.  

AUDIT 2016: Chris Von Alt will e-mail the other 2 Auditors to start the 2016 audit and to come up with a 2017 schedule.

LISTERS: Doug moved to appoint Mary Von Alt as a Lister until March of 2018. Bob seconded and the motion carried.

SELECTMEN’S WARRANTS: Reviewed and signed.

MONTHLY BUDGET: The monthly budget report was provided and reviewed.

OTHER BUSINESS: There are busses for Lancaster and Groveton Students, contact your school for times, the stop is in Guildhall.

ADJOURN: Doug moved to adjourn at 8:07. Bob seconded and the motion carried.

Respectfully Submitted by Bonnie Lovell

Tax Bills

posted Sep 5, 2017, 6:00 AM by Bonnie Lovell

Tax bills will be mailed today or next Monday. Taxes will be due October 16, 2017.

OFFICE CLOSED FOR TRAINING

posted Aug 21, 2017, 10:18 AM by Bonnie Lovell   [ updated Aug 21, 2017, 10:21 AM ]

THE TOWN OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED SEPTEMBER 18TH AND 19TH. WE WILL OPEN WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 20TH FROM 9AM TO NOON FOR ANYONE THAT MAY NEED SOMETHING IN THAT WEEK. THANK YOU

Backyard Woods Program

posted Aug 1, 2017, 9:55 AM by Bonnie Lovell

Backyard Woods Program

A course for Vermont homeowners interested in caring for their woods

 

  • Do you own less than 25 acres?
  • Are you interested in learning more about your woods?
  • Do you want to become a more active steward of your woods?

       

Then you may be interested in the Backyard Woods Program, now offered statewide!

 

The Backyard Woods Program is a six-week online course that uses a combination of video's, webinars, discussion forums and weekly activities to guide you in the exploration of your backyard woods.  Upon completion of the program, you will have developed an action plan to help you get started!  Whether you own 2 acres or 20 acres, this program will help you make the most out of the woods in your backyard!

Course Details

  • The online course starts Sept. 18 and runs through the week of Oct. 23.
  • Participants will also be invited to an in-person Backyard Woods Field Day (TBD).
  • This course is composed of 4 online modules. Each module has videos, webinars, and activities that will be completed on your own schedule for the duration of the course.

Registration:  The course costs $35, which includes a course manual, a tree identification book and a hands-on in person session. 

Learn more and register by September 12th at www.vtcommunityforestry.org

Questions? Contact Gwen at gwen.kozlowski@uvm.edu or 802-651-8343. To request a disability-related accommodation to participate, please register by Sept. 1.

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GWEN KOZLOWSKI | Outreach & Education Coordinator

VT Urban & Community Forestry Program

UVM Extension

802-651 -8343, Ext 506 │ www.vtcommunityforestry.org

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Learn, Get Involved, Make a Difference:  VTinvasives.org


Selectboard Position

posted Jul 20, 2017, 4:36 PM by Bonnie Lovell

TOWN OF MAIDSTONE

 

The Town of Maidstone is looking to fill a vacant position on the Selectboard. Any Maidstone Resident who is interested in filling the vacancy until The Annual Town Meeting on March 6, 2018, please contact a member of the Selectboard or the Town Clerk to express your interest by 08/07/2017 at 12:00 PM. After discussion and agreement by the remaining Board Members, an appointment will be made by the Selectboard as soon as possible.

 

Town Office: (802) 676-3210 or email maidstonetownclerk@gmail.com

Brad McVetty: (802) 676-3429

Doug Lord: (802) 676-3906

Bulky Waste Day - This form is also listed in documents

posted Jul 18, 2017, 9:17 AM by Bonnie Lovell

Maidstone Bulky & Scrap Metal Disposal – 2017

 

 

Bulky Waste Disposal

 

August 5th (Saturday) & September 23rd (Saturday) 8am-12pm, McVetty Residence, 1342 VT Route 102, Maidstone, VT

 

·        Acceptable Items for Bulky Container - include, but are not limited to: couches, chairs, mattresses and box springs, painted or stained wood, pressure treated wood, plywood, fiberglass insulation, roofing shingles, toilets, sheetrock, rugs, carpet, non-metal sinks and bathtubs, windows and window frames, and non-recyclable plastics

 

·        Fees apply for the following items, which will be collected separately:

Tires     $2.00/tire no rim and 17”or less, $4.00/tire w/rim and 17” or less

              $7.00/tire no rim and >17”, $14.00/tire w/rim and >17”

 

 

Scrap Metal Collection

 

August 5th (Saturday) & September 23rd (Saturday) 8am-12pm, McVetty Residence, 1342 VT Route 102, Maidstone, VT

 

·        Acceptable Items - include, but are not limited to: metal sinks and bathtubs; stoves; grills; dishwashers; refrigerators, freezers, microwave ovens; water heaters; furnaces; conventional ovens; white goods, metal car parts; metal pots and pans; and any steel, copper, brass, aluminum, and/or tin.

·        Unacceptable Items – cars, boats, campers

 

 

 

 

 

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR FOR ITEMS NOT LISTED, PLEASE CALL THE Northeast Kingdom Waste Management District @ 800-734-4602

Local Businesses

posted Jul 18, 2017, 8:58 AM by Bonnie Lovell

Just a reminder, if you have a local business that you would like listed on our town page, email me and I will add it! 

Watersheds United Vermont - Free Webinar

posted Jul 17, 2017, 10:15 AM by Bonnie Lovell   [ updated Jul 17, 2017, 10:15 AM ]

Dear Coordinators,

 

Watersheds United Vermont will be hosting a free webinar. Contact Lyn with any questions. Please share this with anyone that you feel may be interested:

We are hosting a webinar on How to Run a Successful River Cleanup.

July 27, 2017, Noon - 1:00pm.  Watersheds United Vermont (WUV) and The White River Partnership are hosting a How to Hold a Successful River Cleanup webinar. It may only be July, but we are thinking ahead to September River Cleanup Month! Are you interested in organizing a river cleanup but you have not done one before? Or are you experienced in river cleanups, but want to learn more about how other groups work with volunteers, dispose of trash and also how to sign up for River Cleanup Month through WUV and our partner organizations. Please register for the webinar here.

 

Lyn

 

Lyn Munno

Director, Watersheds United Vermont
watershedsunited@gmail.com
www.watershedsunitedvt.org
(802) 585-3569 (FLOW)

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