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The Board of Trustees has closed the library to the public effective immediately. During the current reduced hours posted previously, (M-W-TH 10-2, SAT 9-12) library staff will be available by telephone 446-2685 or email ghlib@comcast.net to fill requests and materials will be processed for pick up outside the front entrance. Please continue to use the drop box for returns. This precautionary measure will be reevaluated on 4/4/2020.

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Effective immediately until further notice, there is a burn ban in the town of Wallingford, to include South and East Wallingford.I am implementing this burn ban due to a number of reasons related to the Covid-19 virus.- I do not want myself or the Deputy Warden in East Wallingford unnecessarily meeting with landowners.
– If a burn goes uncontrolled it would require a response from the local fire department and/or mutual aid companies which would put a group if firefighters together that do not need to be.
– A burn that goes uncontrolled would take away town resources that may be needed during this pandemic.Over all I am asking for your cooperation in refraining from ANY open burning during this time, even in designated fire pits. If you do have an outside fire you will be asked to extinguish the fire completely yourself. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.Thank you for your understanding,
Mark Barone
Fire Warden

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Please note, TOWN CLERK/TREASURER AND ZONING ADMINISTRATOR OFFICE HOURS ARE CHANGING EFFECTIVE MARCH 27, 2020.

Per order of the Wallingford Selectboard, the Wallingford Town Hall is temporarily closed to the public. However, the Town Clerk/Treasurer’s office will maintain regular office hours and be available via telephone 446-2336, email townclerk@wallingfordvt.com or fax 446-3174.

Starting March 27th, the Town Clerk & Treasurer’s Office will be closed on Fridays. Staff will continue to be available Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. via telephone 446-2336, email townclerk@wallingfordvt.com or fax 446-3174. Also starting March 27th, the Zoning Administrator Office will be staffed on Thursday afternoons (not Friday mornings), from 1:00 to 4:30 pm. via telephone 446-2974, email zoning@wallingfordvt.com or text 802-770-0380.

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Per order of the Wallingford Selectboard, the Wallingford Town Hall is closed to the public.

WHAT IF I NEED SOMETHING?…

Office staff will be working limited office hours behind closed doors during this time to ensure vital functions of the Town can occur.

❖ DOG LICENSES – put your payment and paperwork through the mail slot at the Town Hall or send via USPS, and we will mail back the new tag.

❖ TAX BILL COPIES – If you need a copy of your tax bill, please call or email us! We can email copies to you or your tax preparer or mail them to you.

❖ PROPERTY TAX PAYMENTS – put your payment through the mail slot at the Town Hall or send via USPS, and we will mail you a receipt.

❖ GENERAL INQUIRIES – Call or email us with your questions.  Leave a message and we’ll return your call.

PHONE: 802-446-2336 ~ FAX: 802-446-3174

LAND RECORD RESEARCH: Our vault is available for research and updates By Appointment Only. The decision to come to the office will be at your discretion. We would be happy to furnish you limited records (if you have deed references-book/page required), lister card, tax bill, etc..  These documents can be emailed to you for an additional fee.

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In Response to the COVID-19(CORONAVIRUS) Pandemic, Wallingford Town Hall is temporarily closed to the public effective Monday, March 16. Town employees will assist with business as much as possible via telephone, email or mail. For the Town Clerk/Treasurer – email townclerk@wallingfordvt.com or call (802)446-2336. For the Town Administrator – email townadmin@wallingfordvt.com or call (802)446-2872. Please check back here for regular updates. Sorry for any inconvenience.

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Effective March 16, the Gilbert Hart Library will be open 15 hours weekly: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10am-2pm and Saturdays open 9am-12noon. The librarians anticipate the reduction in hours, which is in response to covid-19, will continue through May 2. The book discussion scheduled for 3/30 has been moved to Monday, May 4, at 4pm. Thanks in advance for your understanding.

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Dear Residents,

In an attempt to serve our communities in the midst of the COVID19 outbreak, community members have created a website where residents of Rutland County can ask for support with running errands and accessing food and medication: www.rutlandmutualaid.com As those most at risk may not be online, we ask those who are willing to please help residents fill out the Rutland Mutual Aid form tab, “I need help” if the need arises. This activates the process of connecting those who need help with those on call to provide help. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours truly, — Liz Filskov Regional Organizer Rights & Democracy E: liz@radvt.org W: www.radvt.org O: 802-259-3933 C: 802-779-5915

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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Phil Scott has announced a Continuity of Education Plan for the orderly dismissal of all schools, and cancellation of all school related activities, no later than Wednesday, March 18. This directive, which will be distributed to schools later today, will last through April 6 — but may very well be extended for a longer period. For the full statement: https://governor.vermont.gov/press-release/gov-scott-orders-orderly-closure-vermont-prek-12-schools-week

MESSAGE FROM THE CDC: Gatherings of 50 or more people should be canceled or postponed for the next eight weeks in order to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, according to new guidance from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The federal agency issued the new recommendation Sunday night, acknowledging that the large gatherings could “contribute to the spread”of the illness.

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Out of an abundance of caution, Wallingford Selectboard Chair Nelson Tift would like to urge members of the public to refrain from attending the March 16 meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Town Hall in person. Instead, you may join via conference call. 

The phone number is 1(312) 626-6799 and the meeting access code is 7330764419.

Please be advised, if you have symptoms of COVID-19 i.e. fever, cough and difficulty breathing or if you have been exposed to someone with the virus, please DO NOT come into Wallingford Town Hall. Contact the Town Clerk/Treasurer at 446-2336 or the Town Administrator at 446-2872 or email townclerk@wallingfordvt.com or townadmin@wallingfordvt.com to assist in transacting your town business.

NEW: Travelers returning from China, Iran, Italy and South Korea should stay home and monitor their health for 14 days. Call Health Department epidemiology and infectious disease staff at 802-863-7240 for monitoring information. If you have symptoms of fever, cough or difficulty breathing call your health care provider.

PREVENTION: Person-to-person spread of the virus is thought to occur mainly via respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Much is still unknown about how the virus spreads.

Take these everyday preventive actions to help stop the spread of germs:
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Stay home when you are sick.
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

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Line dancing classes at Town Hall have been cancelled until further notice.

The Rotary pork dinner on Saturday, March 14 has been cancelled.