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Wallingford Fire District No. 1

Prudential Committee Meeting

August 21, 2019 @ 6:00 p.m.

Wallingford Fire District Office




Call to Order -

Agenda Additions/Deletions –

Visitors –

Approval for Minutes – August 7, 2019

Approval for Fire District Pay Order –

Old Business –

New Business – Septic issue at the Lodge

Fire Department purchase

Other Business/Announcements –

Executive Session-

Next Meeting – Regular meeting- Wednesday, September 4, 2019 @ Fire District Office 6:00 pm


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Town Clerk’s Office, Town of Wallingford, 75 School Street, Wallingford, VT 05773

Auditor’s Meeting Notice- FY19 Audit

Thursday, September 5, 2019  9:30 a.m.


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A little bit of railroad history in East Wallingford will be open to the public this Saturday – Railroad Section House #14. Section houses were built at intervals along the railroad tracks to provide shelter, storage, office and sometimes sleeping accommodations for the railroad maintenance workers. The East Wallingford section house dates from the turn of the century. The building holds a holds a special attraction – “Fairmont Motor Car Number 118″ – rail maintenance vehicle known as a “speeder car”. This gasoline powered vehicle replaced the original hand-pump car railroad workers used to travel along & maintain Section 14 of the rail line.

An original grain cart, and collection of enlarged photographs and postcards of the East Wallingford rail station and rail road bridges dating from the early 1900′s are also on display in the building.

This historical site will be open Sunday, Aug. 4, from 12:00 – 2:00 pm. It is located at the bottom of Sugar Hill Road, just around the corner and visible from the train crossing on Rt 140 in East Wallingford Village. Parking is available behind the building, off Sugar Hill Rd.

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The U.S. Constitution requires that each decade we take a count – or census – of America’s population.  The count determines how many representatives serve in Congress  from each state and how much federal funding is distributed among the states annually to counties and communities to support resources such as roads, schools, hospitals, and emergency services.


By April 1, 2020, every household will receive an invitation to participate in the census online, by phone or by mail.  There will be 7 simple questions. For more information regarding the US Census, click the link below:

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A Filskov and Sons was awarded rehabilitation work on the Hartsboro Road rail crossing in South Wallingford. The project will include track work and paving. The project will require road closure on Tuesday, August 6 and Wednesday, August 7 weather permitting.

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Wallingford Day on Saturday, July 20 will include tags sales around town as well as vendors, games, food, music, square dancing, pony rides and fireworks at the ballfield off Meadow Street, hiking at Stone Meadow and swimming at Elfin Lake. Ballfield events begin at 11:00 a.m. with varying times for specific events.

For a map to tag sales, click here.

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The Town of Wallingford is accepting fuel bids until July 31. For more information, click here. Or, contact the Town Administrator at (802)446-2872.

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The Selectboard on Monday, July 1, 2019 adopted an amended Parking Ordinance.

The amended language is on page (4), letter (j) establishing No Parking next to the sidewalk in front of Cumberland Farms.

To read the full text of the amended Parking Ordinance, click below:

Citizens have the right to petition pursuant to 24 V.S.A. § 1973 for a vote on the Amendment:

Chapter 059 : Adoption And Enforcement Of Ordinances And Rules

(Cite as: 24 V.S.A. § 1973)

  • § 1973. Permissive referendum(b) A petition for a vote on the question of disapproving an ordinance or rule shall be signed by not less than five per cent of the qualified voters of the municipality, and presented to the legislative body or the clerk of the municipality within 44 days following the date of adoption of the ordinance or rule by the legislative body.(d) Not less than two copies of the ordinance or rule shall be posted at each polling place during the hours of voting, and copies thereof made available to voters at the polls on request. It shall be sufficient to refer to the ordinance or rule in the warning by title.
  • (e) If a petition for an annual or a special meeting is duly submitted in accordance with this section, to determine whether an ordinance or rule shall be disapproved by the voters of the municipality, the ordinance or rule shall take effect on the conclusion of the meeting, or at such later date as is specified in the ordinance or rule, unless a majority of the qualified voters voting on the question at the meeting vote to disapprove the ordinance or rule in which event it shall not take effect. (Added 1969, No. 170 (Adj. Sess.), § 8, eff. March 2, 1970; amended 1971, No. 14, § 12, eff. March 11, 1971.)
  • (c) When a petition is submitted in accordance with subsection (b) of this section, the legislative body shall call a special meeting within 60 days from the date of receipt of the petition, or include an article in the warning for the next annual meeting of the municipality if the annual meeting falls within the 60-day period, to determine whether the voters will disapprove the ordinance or rule.
  • (a) An ordinance or rule adopted by a municipality may be disapproved by a vote of a majority of the qualified voters of the municipality voting on the question at an annual or special meeting duly warned for the purpose, pursuant to a petition signed and submitted in accordance with subsection (b) of this section.