The Zoning Administrator will be attending a workshop on Friday, September 15. Therefore, there will be no office hours that day.
The Wallingford Fire District is currently accepting bids for snowplowing for the 2017-2018 winter season. Bids can be made
as a set rate for the season or per plow.
This bid is to include the plowing of the following locations:
Pump Stations at South Main and Meadow Street,
Sewer Plant Driveway behind True Temper,
Wallingford Lodge Road off Waldo Lane,
The Fire Dept. Parking Lot
Church Street Reservoir Tank Site once in a while
All bids must be submitted by email or mail no later than October 23rd.
Wallingford Fire District #1
P.O. Box 87
Wallingford, VT 05773 or
VTrans is conducting preliminary work on the Route 140W rail crossing over the next several days with construction scheduled for September 10. VTrans said motorists should expect some traffic delays and at least one lane closure. Flaggers will be on site so please proceed with caution. Check back here for updates from VTrans.
Town Hall will be closed on Monday, September 4 for Labor Day. The Selectboard meeting has been moved to Tuesday, September 5 at Town Hall at 6:30 p.m.
The Transfer Station will be OPEN.
The Planning Commission is seeking photographs of Wallingford buildings, events, landmarks, etc to include in the Town Plan.
Digital files are preferred, the bigger the better! Film is acceptable, but prints are not. Please email Justin Jankus at email@example.com with your files or any questions.
Property tax bills were mailed out Thursday, August 10. Included in each envelope are transfer station punch cards, a transfer station vehicle sticker for the car/truck back window, and a VT Alert document to assist residents in signing up for alert notifications from road closures to boil water notices. VT Alert is a valuable resource and free of charge.
Vermont Dept. of Taxes issued a Notice of Education Tax Rates for Fiscal Year 2018 for the Town of Wallingford:
The Homestead Education Tax Rate at $1.2930, down from $1.3675
The Non-Residential Tax Rate at $1.31, down from $1.3724.
The newly lodged grand list is valued at $2,400,658.74 (000′s omitted).
The FY’18 budget plus the Green Hill Cemetery donation of $10,000, the $2000 adjusted cemetery line item, and the FY’17 Deficit of $18,695.48 will require $759,186.99 to be raised in taxes. The Selectboard set the municipal tax rate at $0.3162, up from $0.3032.
Tax Bills will be mailed out August 11.
Pike Industries, Inc. will be paving a portion of Creek Road on Tuesday, August 8. Once Creek Road is paved, Pike will be moving onto Hull Avenue, Nash Drive and Meadow Street. Once paving is done in the village, Pike will be paving a small section of Homerstone Road.
Please expect some traffic delays during paving.
Thank you for your patience.
Explanation of Reappraisal Process and Property Inspections
The process of a town-wide appraisal is one of studying current market values for the community, the factors that impact those values, collecting data on all properties, and then applying a “model” for land and building values for the town. Property inspections are a vital component of the process. We collect data during inspections in order to build the model for land and building values, then make adjustments for unique features of individual properties that may impact those values.
Regarding Interior versus Exterior property inspections, we strive to inspect the interior of all properties. It is the right of any taxpayer to refuse an interior inspection by the appraiser; however, we recommend that it is in your best interest to allow this inspection. We do not take photos of interiors of dwellings or other buildings and we try to be as non-intrusive as possible. We are gathering data on number of bedrooms and baths, the date of renovation of interior rooms, measurement of interior features like half-story or basement finished areas that sometimes cannot be measured accurately from the exterior. We are also gathering data on any factors that may impact value negatively such as water in the basement, awkward layout, very dated interior cosmetics, etc. In fairness to other taxpayers who allow interior inspections, we cannot give credit for depreciation issues we cannot verify visually from the exterior of the building if you do not allow interior inspections.
If you would prefer to schedule an appointment rather than allow us to make a “cold call” to your home during the weeks that we will be working in your neighborhood, please call the Assessor’s office at 446-2974 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicated a couple of different dates and times you are available, keeping in mind appointments takes 15 to 30 minutes. If your property is vacant land, we typically conduct inspections from the street or main access to the property as well as mapping information that may be available at the town office. If there are specifics to your vacant land parcel that you would like to share or if access is restricted or limited, please contact us to schedule an appointment.
Board of Civil Authority Hearings have been scheduled for Tuesday, July 18 at 9:00 a.m. for those who are aggrieved by the action of the board of listers and have timely filed their written grievances with the Town Clerk.