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 The Board of Civil Authority for the Town of Wallingford will open and process early/absentee ballots through the voter tabulator machine on Monday, August 10, 2020 starting at 1:30 p.m. in the Town Clerk’s Office at the Town Hall at 75 School Street, Wallingford, VT 05773 Title 17 V.S.A. §2546a

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The Town of Wallingford Selectboard is seeking to fill the position of Zoning Administrator. This is a 4 hour a week position (approximately), with office hours one morning or afternoon each week (no Friday hours), evening Planning Commission meetings, and occasional Development Review Board meetings. If interested, send a Letter of Interest along with an application detailing qualifications to:

Wallingford Town Administrator 75 School Street Wallingford, VT 05773 Deadline for submission is Monday, July 20 at 4:30 p.m. For more information or an application, email townadmin@wallingfordvt.com or call (802)446-2872

Specific Duties and Responsibilities 1. All duties and responsibilities as required under 24 V.S.A. § 4448 (as amended from time to time). 2. Administer and literally interpret Town of Wallingford Zoning Bylaws. 3. Receive, review, and act on all permit applications in accordance with state statutes. 4. Record permits and memoranda of other official actions, as required, with the Town Clerk. 5. Advise the Development Board of Review on applications for conditional use and variances, and attend DRB hearings as appropriate. 6. Attend Planning Commission meetings and provide support. 7. Provide information with regard to zoning regulations to prospective permit applicants and advise applicants of their responsibility to contact state and federal programs from which they may need to obtain other permits. 8. Investigate and enforce as necessary alleged violations of municipal regulations and ordinances. 9. Perform site visits as required. 10. Other duties as may be required.

Qualifications • Municipal planning, development review, and/or zoning administration experience preferred; or experience in a similar position. • Competence in office software (Word, Excel, database management). • Excellent written and oral communication skills. • Ability to work well with people. • Ability to work independently. • High level of analytical skills, with the ability to accurately comprehend, interpret, process, and present detailed information and data to applicants, the general public, and professionals. • Ability to conduct site review, land use and public health investigations, and document research. • Strong customer service orientation. • Possession of valid driver’s license with clean record to meet travel requirements.  

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Intermittent Water Service Outage On Tuesday, July 7th, the residents of Highland Estates, Meadow Street, Shedd Place, Florence Ave, South Main Street – Even Numbered Houses from Florence Ave to Church Street (4 Houses) can expect an intermittent water service outage as the Water Department will be repairing a leak on South Main Street. The outage will only affect the residents on Highland Estates, Meadow Street, Shedd Place, Florence Ave, South Main Street – Even Numbered Houses from Florence Ave to Church Street (4 Houses). If a boil water is needed the Water Department will hand deliver the notices to anyone affected. Please call Chris Hayes at 802-793-9429 if you have any questions or concerns.

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Status of Testing at the Vermont Health Department Laboratory:

All non-essential testing at the Vermont Department of Health Laboratory has been suspended. Recreational water testing is considered non-essential. Therefore, Elfin Lake water testing will not take place until the state lab testing status changes. The following essential testing will continue at the Health Department Laboratory: • COVID-19 testing • Tuberculosis testing • Animal Rabies testing (only in cases where a human has potentially been exposed to rabies) • Measles testing

A full list of ongoing and suspended testing services at the Lab is available at www.healthvermont.gov/labtesting. Or for more information, click here.

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The annual meeting for the East Wallingford Fire District #2 will be
held on Wednesday July 15, 2020 at 7:30 PM at the East Wallingford
Firehouse located at 5988 Route 140 East.

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Because so many events have been cancelled throughout the region this summer, the Wallingford Day committee is encouraging residents and businesses to join a fun and safe celebration honoring our community by decorating/painting pallets for display on Wallingford Day – Saturday, July 18 – throughout town. Thanks to a donation from Tractor Supply, there are 30 pallets available starting Monday, June 15 at the town garage at 170 River Street under the sand shed. But first, please notify the town administrator at townadmin@wallingfordvt.com or Maria French at Wallingfordday@gmail.com that you will be taking a pallet so you can be added to a map being prepared by Sparkle Barn to use for a driving tour (because we hope folks in East Wallingford and South Wallingford will join in).  Please notify us by June 27 if you plan to participate. You are welcome to use your own pallet, but please notify the town administrator or Maria French of the address where your pallet will be displayed so you can be added to the map. Be creative, humorous, send a message of support to the community…whatever you like. Just be sure your pallet is completed by Wallingford Day on July 18. If you have paint or Art supplies you are willing to share, please post the information on Front Porch Forum or the Wallingford Day Facebook page..or email townadmin@wallingfordvt.com  There will be recognition for the funniest, most colorful, most patriotic, most unusual and Wallingford Spirit pallets. 

Finally, thanks to the Proctor Library for initiating this idea and being supportive of Wallingford starting a similar project.

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The Town of Wallingford’s Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP) must be updated every five years. A committee comprised of Selectboard members Nelson Tift and Bruce Duchesne, Road Foreman Steve Lanfear, Road Commissioner Phil Baker, Town Clerk and Treasurer Julie Sharon, Town Administrator Sandi Switzer, and Wallingford Volunteer Fire Dept. Fire Chief Michael Hughes will work with Steffanie Bourque, Emergency Management Planner with the Rutland Regional Planning Commission (RRPC), on the update. A Kick-Off Meeting was held on June 9. The purpose of the LHMP is to assist the Town in identifying natural hazards facing our community, ranking them according to local vulnerabilities, and then identify strategies to reduce risks from vulnerabilities of highest concern. As the committee works through the update process expected to take several months, public hearings will be scheduled to seek input from residents and business owners alike. Your participation would be greatly appreciated. The planning process will include; a Project Kick-Off Meeting with Planning Team; Compile Hazards Information & Complete Vulnerability Assessment; Present Hazard Identification & Vulnerability Assessment in Public Meeting; Develop Mitigation Strategy; Present Mitigation Strategy in Public Meeting; Submit Plan to Vermont Emergency Management (VEM) and Revise if Needed; Submit Plan to FEMA, Revise if Needed, and Adopt Plan The plan is expected to be finalized late fall. For more information on the planning process or to find out about upcoming opportunities for public input, contact Steffanie Bourque at the RRPC – sbourque@rutlandrpc.org or 802-775-0871 x206.

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Click here to review a report as to the progress of the 2020 Census in the Town of Wallingford as well as other Rutland County communities.  Please consider going online and completing the census form if you have not done so.  The Vermont Census Team is available to assist. Michael Henry, 2020 Census Census Response Representative 1 Northeast Drive Rutland, VT 05701

Or call, 802-923-0972 or visit  https://2020census.gov/  to complete your census form.