Green Mt. National Forest has proposed numerous activities from July through September of this year. For more information, click here.
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.
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.
The Wallingford transfer station will be closed on Saturday, July 4th.
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.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 – email@example.com or 802-775-0871 x206.
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.
The planning commission meeting scheduled for June 3 has been cancelled. The next meeting is June 10.
On Thursday, June 4th, the residents of River Street and Creek Road can expect an intermittent water service outage as the Water Department will be repairing a leak on River Street. The outage will only affect the residents on River Street and Creek Road. If a boil water is needed the Water Department will hand deliver the notices to anyone affected. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or concerns.