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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.

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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 wallfired1@vermontel.net if you have any questions or concerns.

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The Wallingford Fire District #2 will be holding a budget meeting on Monday June 15, 2020 @ 6:00 PM at the East Wallingford Fire Department building located at 5988 Route 140 East, East Wallingford, VT. Any questions, please contact Karen Smith, Treasurer at 802-259-2615.

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ATTENTION WALLINGFORD FIRE DISTRICT NO. 1 HOMEOWNERS THE RECENT BOIL WATER NOTICE IN EFFECT FOR THE RESIDENTS ON Main St. Homes South of Church St,. 3 Homes on Waldo Lane, Deerfield Dr., Nottinghill Dr., Carriage Rd., Wickham Lane and Pembroke Rd. HAS BEEN LIFTED AS OF 3:00PM ON 5/28/2020 IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT THE FIRE DISTRICT OFFICE AT WALLFIRED1@VERMONTEL.NET

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Grand List Notice: The Town of Wallingford has completed the abstract of property owners as of April 1, 2020. Grievance hearings will be held on June 12 starting at 9:00 a.m. Call 446-2336 to make an appointment. To be timely, all grievances must be received in writing or by email no later than June 11. For more information, click here.

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Rutland County Solid Waste District would like to invite Wallingford residents to the workshop we have planned on Thursday, June 11 at 7 PM.  They are asking participants to register before they send the link to join the Zoom meeting. Thanks!

Virtual Compost Workshop Thursday, June 11 @ 7:00 PM Registration link: https://forms.gle/zDHYGzmAge9SugtP6

Concerned about composting and not sure what to do about it? As of July 1, 2020 Vermonters will be required to divert their food scraps from the trash. So our team is hosting virtual workshops to discuss the ins and outs of backyard composting as well as other options residents have. The workshop is designed to inform folks on new ways of thinking about our ‘wasted’ food. Whether you are composting for the first time or an experienced

gardener, you’ll be sure to walk away with a few new tips and tricks. Contact the Rutland County Solid Waste District for more info: (802) 775-7209 x206

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The Selectboard has scheduled a Special Meeting for Thursday at 2:00 p.m via Zoom Conference Call. Details and an agenda are on the Selectboard page of this website.