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Selectboard Meetings
& Town Meetings

P.O. Box 238
Rochester, VT 05767
Phone: 802-767-3631

Town Clerk/Treasurer/
Tax Collector:

Julie Smith
townclerk@
rochestervermont.org

Assistant Clerk/Treasurer
Kristen LaPell
assistanttownclerk@
rochestervermont.org

Delinquent Tax Collector:
Rebecca Klein

Selectboard Administrative Assistant:
Joan Allen
selectboardassistant@
rochestervermont.org

Highway/Road Dept:
John Champion, Road Foreman
Dana Spalding
Teddy Smith
802-767-4732

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VERMONT 211 LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE,

VERMONT 211 LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE,

SCAVENGER HUNT CONTEST FOR $50 GAS CARD

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                                                                          Contact: Elizabeth Gilman

                                                                                          Interim Executive Director

                                                                                          (802) 861-0146  x228

                                                                                          elizabeth@unitedwaysvt.org

 

(Essex Junction)  Vermont 211, a confidential 24/7 helpline that connects Vermonters with community, health, and human services, has launched a new website at https://vermont211.org/

 

“Vermont 211 is pleased to take our 17-year-old service into the 21st Century with new ease of access and tools to find resources and to look up data and other information,” said Elizabeth Gilman, Interim Executive Director.

 

Visitors can see up-to-the minute data on Vermont 211’s referrals to resources through “211 Counts.”  They can search in our Community Resource Directory for over 3,000 programs ranging from afterschool programs – food pantries, tax preparation, subsidized housing, veterans’ resources, disability services, debt counseling, mental health services – to bus information and much more. Plus, service providers can apply to add their agency to our database – or update their existing information.

 

Win a $50 gas card in our Scavenger Hunt!  Explore our website to answer questions in the entry form:  https://tinyurl.com/5fphzrx3.  If you get the correct answers, you’ll be entered into a random drawing to select a winner. Drawing will be on July 15th. Winner and links to answers will be announced on our website and in our August newsletter.

 

Vermont 211 worked with Eternity Marketing, a Burlington-based web design and digital marketing firm, to create the website.

 

Vermont 211 is a free, information and referral program of the United Ways of Vermont, a statewide nonprofit. The mission of the United Ways of Vermont (UWsVT) is to provide a forum for mutual support and training for local United Ways. UWsVT keeps a broad, statewide perspective and supports each local United Way by encouraging collaboration and providing support.

 

Pickleball is Here!

We have painted dark blue pickleball lines on one court. It shouldn’t interfere with players that prefer to play tennis on that court, because the line-color is diffent and there are no solid colors covering regions.

You can try out pickleball by borrowing paddles and balls from the town library’s “Library of Things”. Library is open Tu, Th, Sat.
http://rochestervtpubliclibrary.com

You can learn about pickleball and get its rules here:
https://www.totalpickleball.com/LC/How_To_Play_Pickleball.html

Vermont Fish & Wildlife PSA: Bear Coexistence Message

Bear Coexistence Advisory from Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department

 

The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department is receiving reports from across the state of black bears seeking food in yards, outbuildings, and livestock enclosures this spring.  Many of these situations can be prevented if people take steps to make their backyards bear-safe before a bear shows up.

 

Bears—and people—are at risk when bears spend time in human-dominated landscapes.  And every time a bear finds an easy meal of birdseed, compost, or unsecured garbage, they are learning a dangerous association between people and food.  Coexisting with bears starts with you taking the following steps to help keep bears wild:

 

  • Birdfeeders are a big problem!  Take down birdfeeders until December.  You can attract birds by planting bird friendly native plants instead—check out Audubon’s Native Plants for Birds Program: https://www.audubon.org/native-plants

 

 

  • Dispose of garbage frequently.  If you have pick-up services, wait until the morning to put your garbage out.

 

  • Demand bear proof dumpsters for your community. 

 

  • Follow steps for composting in bear country.  Compost needs to be 3 parts brown materials to 1 part kitchen scraps, turned frequently, and kept in a sturdy tumbler or bin: https://vtfishandwildlife.com/node/260

 

 

  • Clean your grill after every use.

 

  • Make bears feel uncomfortable in your yard.  Yell, bang pots and pans, or use other noise devices from inside your home.  Never shoot a bear to scare it.  Even BBs can seriously injure bears.

 

  • Please report your bear encounters to Vermont Fish & Wildlife.  These reports allow us to help you prevent future bear incidents.  They also give us information to help all Vermonters better coexist with bears: https://anrweb.vt.gov/FWD/FW/WildlifeBearReport.aspx 

 

Following these steps can save bears’ lives, and help protect you, your neighbors, and your property.  Please do your part to be a good neighbor and help keep Vermont’s bears wild! 

If you have questions, contact the Vermont Fish and Wildlife department at 802-828-1000, or fwinformation@vermont.gov.

Concerts in the Park

Concert schedule for 2022:
July 3 – Stretch n’ the Limits (40s jazzy classics & early rock)
July 10 – Pete Sutherland & Oliver Scanlon (fiddle tunes)
July 17 – Rick Redington & the Luv (sponsored by WRVP)
July 24 – John Lackard Blues Band
July 31 – Laurie Goldsmith Project (Jazz)
August 7 – Free Range Band (Blues & Classic Rock)
August 14 – Outcrop (R&B)
August 21 – Bloodroot Gap (bluegrass)

Rec Committee Meeting

Town of Rochester
Rec Committee Meeting
Sunday June 5
6:30 pm
Rochester Public Library
2nd Floor
(also available via Zoom)

AGENDA
1. We will ocially vote as a committee on on improving and seeking funds for
Skatespace.
2. Discuss avenues of funding and assign members tasks in seeking that funding.
3. Plan a work=day at Skatespace (possibly Saturday June 11, 9:30 am) to cleanup,
improve, paint, etc.
4. Tennis: we are seeking select board permission to add pickleball lines to the
courts. We will need help taping and painting the lines onto the courts.
5. Fourth of Juy Parade events, can anyone help volunteer
6. Old and new business.

Zoom info:
recmeeting 6-5-22

The Dorothy Robson Musical Retrospective

Please Join Friends of Dorothy for
The Dorothy Robson Musical Retrospective

Saturday, June 25

Rochester High School Auditorium
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Receptions at Pierce Hall before and following the Concert

Seating is limited
Tickets are free!

Please help us keep count with your RSVP!!

Please RSVP early and print your free ticket(s) at the following link,
where you will find all necessary details about the event.

>> See more details for the Event and RSVP

We look forward to being together for this special evening of music,
in the best of company – our extended community!
ALL ARE WELCOME.

Granville Vaccine Clinic

05/12/2022 Granville Town Hall
4157 Vermont Route 100
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Granville, Addison Pfizer (Ages 5-11)
Pfizer (Ages 12+)
Moderna
Johnson & Johnson

Park House presents “Senior Prom” at Pierce Hall, May 14, 6 pm

American Rescue Plan Act-ARPA List

ARPA Requests

TECHNOLOGY CLASSES FOR ADULTS

CVCOA-CombinedSeniorPlanetGetSetUpFlyers