A R C H I V E D - A N N O U N C E M E N T S
Announcements
Description and location
Date
Selectboard

Meeting at 5:30 p.m.  Agenda

Town Hall, 127 Main Street 05-24-17
Cemetery Commission

Meeting at 3:30 p.m.  Agenda

Town Hall, 127 Main Street 05-24-17
Cemetery Commission

Meeting at 3:30 p.m.  Agenda

Town Hall, 127 Main Street 05-17-17
Public Hearing Notice

Notice of Public Hearing

Zoning Bylaw Amendments 

Pursuant to 24 V.S.A Chapter 117, §4444, notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held on May 16, 2017 at 7:00 PM at the Putney Town Office, located at 127 Main Street to hear comments on proposed amendments to the Zoning Ordinance.  The proposed amendment to Putney’s Zoning Ordinance is to permit Waivers as defined in 24 V.S.A. 4414 (8).  The amendment will allow the DRB to consider reasonable use or development of a property.  Conformance with the municipal plan goals and policies (including any proposed future land use or density) are criteria for granting a waiver [Section 235 D (4)]. The amendment is not anticipated to have a direct effect on safe and affordable housing.  The amendment does not carry out any specific proposals for any planned community facilities. 

 

Copies of the complete text of the amendments and required Planning Commission report are available by viewing this link and at the Putney Town Office during regular business hours. 

Agenda

Town Hall, 127 Main Street 05-16-17
Library Board

Meeting at 6:30 p.m.  Agenda

Putney Library, 55 Main Street 05-16-17
Planning Commission

Meeting at 7:00 p.m.  Agenda

Town Hall, 127 Main Street 05-09-17
Town Hall Closing Notice

The Putney Town Hall will be closed on the following days due to carpet replacement and related work:

Wednesday, May 3 – The Town Hall will be open this day but there may be limited access – you may want to call first to make sure the service you need is available.

Thursday, May 4 – Closed 

Friday, May 5 – Closed 

Saturday, May 6 – Closed

Monday, May 8 – Closed

 

Town Manager’s office will reopen on Tuesday, May 9 (Town Clerk’s office will be closed this day and reopen on Wednesday, May 10)

Town Hall, 127 Main Street 05-08-17
Energy Committee

Meeting at 6:30 p.m.  Agenda

Town Hall, 127 Main Street 05-02-17
Affordable Housing Committee

Meeting at 7:00 p.m.  

Town Hall, 127 Main Street 05-01-17
Public Safety Committee

Meeting at 6:30 p.m.  Agenda

Town Hall, 127 Main Street 04-20-17
DRB Public Hearing Notice

TOWN OF PUTNEY

DEVELOPMENT REVIEW BOARD

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

 

Notice is hereby given that the Putney Development Review Board will meet on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, 7:00 p.m. in the Putney Town Offices, 127 Main Street, to consider the following application:

 

7:00 p.m. - #17-03-06, submitted by Richard & Gail Fletcher for property located at 20 Tavern Hill Road (parcel 02-01-67) in the Town of Putney.  The application is for the construction of a carport/ equipment shed attached to the existing garage. Variance approval is required for minimum setback distance requirements.

 

A copy of the applications and additional information may be obtained at the Putney Town Office during normal business hours.  The meeting is open to the public.  Pursuant to 24 V.S.A. §§ 4464 (a)(1)(C) and 4471 (a), participation in this local proceeding is a prerequisite to the right to take any subsequent appeal.

 

Dated at Putney, Vermont, this 31st day of March 2017.

                                                                                                Cynthia Stoddard

                                                                                                Zoning Administrator

                                                                                                Town of Putney, VT

 

                                                                                                (802)387-5862 ext. 11

Town Hall, 127 Main Street 04-18-17
Winter Parking Ban

Reminder:  The winter parking ban is in effect November 1 - April 15.  No on street parking Midnight - 7:00 a.m.  Vehicles parked in violation may be towed at the owners expense. 

04-15-17
Reminder: Register your Dog by April 1, 2017

All dogs/ wolf hybrids 6 months or older shall be licensed by the Town Clerk every year on or before April 1.

Spayed/ Neutered - $4.00

Male or Female - $8.00

Plus, State of VT Assessment Fee - $5.00 license

There will be a surchage to fund a dog control program of $5/ dog for the first dog registered to an owner and $2.50 for each additional dog registered to the same owner.

Town Clerk Hours:  

Mon, Wed, Thur, Fri:  9am-2pm

Wed: 7-9pm

Sat: 9am-noon

Questions:  Please call (802)387-5862 x10 or 13 

Town Clerk's Office, 127 Main Street 04-01-17
Lister Board

Meeting at 1:00 p.m.  Agenda

Town Hall Lister's Office, 127 Main St. 03-13-17
Annual Town Meeting

Town Meeting is Tuesday, March 7, starting at 10:00 AM at the Putney Central School.  Polls will be open 10:00AM - 7:00PM. Please come and participate!  View the warning using this link:  Warning

Putney Central School 03-07-17
Selectboard - Special Meeting

Meeting at 9:30 a.m.  Agenda

Putney Central School 03-07-17
PropertyTaxes Due

Final installment of 2016 taxes due

Town Treasurer's Office 02-17-17
School District Special Vote

Polls will be open 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. WARNING

Putney Fire Station 12-13-16
Public Safety Concerns Community Meeting

Community Meeting at 6:30 p.m.  See flier for further information:  Flier

Putney Fire Station, 21 Carl Snyder Drive 11-10-16
VOTE- General Election

Polls are open from 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Putney Central School, 182 Westminster Road 11-08-16
WSWMD Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Windham Solid Waste Management District is holding Household Hazardous Waste Collection on Saturday, November 5.  Please use the following link to view the flyer for more information: Flyer

Brattleboro, WSWMD (see flyer for other locations) 11-05-16
Voter Registration Deadline

Are you registered to vote?  Voter registration deadline is November 2, 2016, at 5:00 p.m.

Town Clerk's Office 11-02-16
Sidewalk Committee

Meeting at 1:00 p.m.  A site visit will take place at 1:00 p.m. at 22 Bellows Fall Road.  Meeting will continue at the Town Hall immediately following the site visit.  Agenda

Town Hall, 127 Main Street 08-02-16
Putney Pool

The pool opens for the season at 12:00 p.m.!

Open daily 12:00-6:00 p.m.

172 Westminster Road 06-18-16
Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Saturday, June 11, 8-12 p.m.

Townshend Highway Garage

Flier

Townshend Highway Garage 06-11-16
Public Works Open House

Stop by the Putney Highway Garage and Wastewater Treatment Plant on Wednesday, May 18, 12-2 pm for a quick visit or tour of each facility.  See the flier for full details:  Flier

Town Garage & Wastewater Plant 05-18-16
Putney Fire Department Open House

Come meet our local volunteer Firefighters and explore the Firehouse.  Bring the whole Family!  Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 4-7 p.m.  See the flier for details:  Flier

Putney Fire Station, 21 Carl Snyder Drive 05-18-16
Selectboard & Lister Meeting

The Selectboard and Listers Meeting, 3:00 p.m.  Agenda

Town Hall, 127 Main Street 05-10-16
Recreation Board

Meeting at 6:00 p.m.  Agenda

J.D McCliment's, 26 Bellows Falls Road 04-12-16
Informational Meeting

The Putney Affordable Housing Committee Invites you to an Informational Meeting regarding the Putney Landing Affordable Housing Project.

Thursday, March 31, 7:00 p.m. at the Putney Fire Station

Putney Fire Station, 21 Carl Snyder Drive 03-31-16
Regional Concerns Meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 26, 2016

Putney, VT – A Regional Concerns Meeting for the project listed below will be held on Wednesday, February 24th, 2016 beginning at 5:30 PM at the Putney Fire Station, located at 21 Carl Snyder Drive.  The meeting will be held by the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) and Town of Putney. 

Deck replacement project: 

·         Putney STP DECK(38)  – U.S. Route 5, Bridge #15 over Sacketts Brook 

The preferred alternative includes a deck replacement with traffic maintained on an offsite detour during a 10 day short term road closure.

The intent of the meeting is to provide an overview of this bridge replacement project to Town Officials, local residents and businesses, emergency services and other interested parties. There will be a review of the existing site conditions, proposed work, detour, and overall schedule followed by a question and answer period.  Representatives from both VTrans and the Town of Putney will be available at the meeting to address public concerns about the projects.

A copy of the Scoping Report for this project may be seen at the office of the Town Clerk in Putney, Vermont or at the Structures Section of the Agency of Transportation’s office in Montpelier, Vermont.  An electronic copy is also available online at:  https://outside.vermont.gov/agency/vtrans/external/Projects/Structures/15b105

PROJECT FACT SHEET 

 

 

 

 

Putney Fire Station, 21 Carl Snyder Drive 02-24-16
CPR Class

AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION

HEARTSAVER CPR

 

SPONSORED BY:

PUTNEY FIRE DEPARTMENT

 

Date:    Saturday February 20, 2016

 

Time:    9:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

Location:     Putney Fire Department

                  21 Carl Snyder Drive

                  Putney, Vermont

 

Cost:    Free of charge

 

To register, please contact:

Putney Fire Department @ 387-4372 x-104

In the event you are unable to speak directly with a member of         the fire department, please leave a message with your name  

 

and telephone number

Putney Fire Department, 21 Carl Snyder Drive 02-20-16
Windham Regional Commission Public Hearing

Public Hearing regarding approval of Putney Town Plan, 6:30 p.m.  Public Hearing Notice

Town Hall, 127 Main Street 01-12-16
Property Tax Exempt Committee

Meeting at 3:00 p.m.  Agenda

Town Hall, 127 Main Street 12-21-15
White Whitney Fund Oversight Committee

Meeting at 4:30 p.m.  Agenda

Putney Cares Barn, 52 Kimball Hill 12-09-15
Property Tax Exempt Committee

Meeting at 6:15 p.m.  Agenda

Town Hall, 127 Main Street 10-19-15
Property Tax Exempt Committee

Meeting at 6:15 p.m.  Agenda

Town Hall, 127 Main Street 09-14-15
Board of Civil Authority

Meeting at 6:00 p.m.  Agenda

Town Clerk's Office, 127 Main Street 09-08-15
Property Tax Exempt Committee

Meeting at 6:15 p.m.  Agenda

Town Hall, 127 Main Street 08-31-15
Board of Civil Authority

Meeting at 6:00 p.m.  Agenda

Town Clerk's Office 08-25-15
Tax Sale

10:00 a.m.

Town Hall, 127 Main Street 08-20-15
Abatement Meeting

Meeting at 6:00 p.m.  Agenda

Town Hall, 127 Main Street 08-11-15
Community Resilience Organization

Community Resilience Organization (CRO) Meeting at 12:00 p.m.  Agenda

Town Hall, 127 Main Street 07-28-15
Property Tax Exempt Committee

Meeting at 6:15 p.m.  Agenda

Town Hall, Lister's Office 07-20-15
Property Tax Exempt Committee

Meeting at 6:15 p.m.  Agenda

Town Hall, Lister's Office 06-30-15
Lister Grievance Hearings

Board of Listers will hold grievance hearings on June 25, 10:00 - 2:00 p.m.  Please contact the Listers office to schedule and appointment (802)387-5862 ext. 17 Notice to Taxpayers

Town Hall, 127 Main Street 06-25-15
Putney Public Library Board

Meeting at 6:30 p.m.  Agenda

Library, 55 Main Street 06-16-15
Property Tax Exempt Committee

Meeting at 6:00 p.m.  Agenda

Town Hall, 127 Main Street 06-15-15
DRAFT Putney Hazard Mitigation Plan Public Comment

The Draft of the Putney Hazard Mitigation Plan is available of public comment.  The plan can be viewed at the town hall or by using the following link:  DRAFT Hazard Mitigation Plan

06-09-15
Property Tax Exempt Committee

Meeting at 6:30 p.m.  Agenda

Town Hall, 127 Main Street 06-02-15
Lister Grievance Hearings

Board of Listers will hold grievance hearings on May 30, 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.  Please contact the Listers Office to schedule an appointment (802)387-5862 ext. 17  Notice to Taxpayers

Town Hall, 127 Main Street 05-30-15
Lister Grievance Hearings

Board of Listers will hold grievances hearings on May 29, 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.  Please contact the Listers Office to schedule and appointment.  (802)387-5862 ext. 17  Notice to Taxpayers

Town Hall, 127 Main Street 05-29-15
Hazard Mitigation/ Resiliency Plan Public Meeting

2:00-4:00 p.m.

Come help update Putney's local Hazard Mitigation Plan!  What actions can the town take now to lower vulnerability before the next natural hazard strikes?  For more information contact Alyssa Sabetto at (802)257-4547 x109 

Agenda:  http://www.putneyvt.org/files/docs/HMP_041415_meeting_agenda_Putney.pdf

Putney Fire Station, 14 Main Street 04-14-15
Putney Public Library Board

Meeting at 6:30 p.m.  Agenda:  http://www.putneyvt.org/files/docs/Library_Agenda_4.14.15.pdf

Library, 55 Main Street 04-14-15
Putney Public Library Board

Meeting at 6:30 p.m.  Agenda:  http://www.putneyvt.org/files/docs/Library_agenda_3.17.15.pdf

Library, 55 Main Street 03-17-15
School Board Vacancy

There is a vacancy on the Putney Town School Board.  If you are a Putney resident and interested in applying, please send a letter of interest to:  Chair, Putney Town School Board, c/o WSESU, 53 Green Street, Brattleboro, VT  05301. Please respond by Wednesday, 3/11/15.

03-11-15
Sidewalk Committee Meeting

Meeting at 1:00 p.m.  Agenda:  http://www.putneyvt.org/files/docs/Sidewalk_meeting_3.5.15.pdf

Town Hall, 127 Main Street 03-05-15
Informational Meeting

Putney to Host Informational Meeting

 

Putney is continuing its successful tradition of candidate forums. The Putney Selectboard, School Board, and Town Clerk are hosting an informational event on elected town offices. This forum for potential town officer candidates will be held on Thursday, January 15th at 7:00 PM in the Putney Town Hall.

 

The following positions are open for the town and school district offices in Putney:

 

Auditor – 1, 2 & 3 year

Cemetery Commission – 3 year

Lister – 2 & 3 year

Moderator – 1 year

School Director (2) – 1 year

School Director – 3 year

Selectpeople – 3 year

Town Agent – 1 year

Town Grand Jurors (2) – 1 year

Union School Director – 3 year

                         

Interested people can come to the Informational Meeting to learn about these positions and ask questions of current board members. Those that have attended the past forums in Putney felt it was educational for everybody and successfully reached out to potential candidates.

 

For more information contact:

Anita Coomes, Town Clerk 387-5862 x14, or Cynthia Stoddard, Town Manager 387-5862 x11

putneytc@putneyvt.org

           

Town Hall, 127 Main Street 01-15-15
Putney Energy Committee

TOWN OF PUTNEY

SEEKING VOLUNTEERS

 

TO SERVE ON:

 

PUTNEY ENERGY COMMITTEE

 

Are you a Putney resident that is interested in Energy Conservation and would like to volunteer some of your time to serve on a Town Committee?  We would love to hear from you.

 

As an Ad Hoc committee, the current Putney Energy Committee (PEC) has completed several projects and have served the Town well over the last several years.  For a list of those projects please visit www.pec.putney.net.   The current PEC and the Selectboard recently met and agreed that it is the right time to establish a new official Town committee.

 

The Selectboard will be forming a five (5) to nine (9) member committee, with a scope of activities ranging from assessing energy conservation measures for the Town and making recommendations to educating the public on energy conservation.  This will be a newly formed official Town Committee whose first task will be to assess and if necessary, recommend changes to a Policy for the Energy Coordinator and Energy Committee that was adopted in March of 1977. 

 

If you are interested in serving please send a letter of interest, by January 7, 2015, to Cynthia Stoddard, Town Manager at (802) 387-5862 x11 or email at tm@putneyvt.org. 

 

01-07-15
Selectboard Special Meeting

Special Meeting at 10:00 a.m.

Town Hall, 127 Main Street 12-31-14
CRO Team Members Wanted

Town of Putney, Vermont

Community Resilience Organization (CRO)

Team Members Wanted

 

The Town of Putney is looking for community members (3) interested in serving on a newly formed Community Resilience Organization team.  The CRO is a pilot project to create local resilience networks that bring together planning and conservation commission members, social service providers, emergency responders and other community leaders.  The project will include 5 pilot towns in the first year and Putney was fortunate to be asked to participate as a Pilot town.   The team will be asked to collaborate on shared projects that implement the municipal hazard mitigation plan and strengthen social connections.  Members will be required to attend a summit meeting to include a Friday afternoon and overnight stay into Saturday afternoon in late March/early April, commit to at least one committee gathering before the summit and one Town-wide day of CROing.   For more information on the Community Resilience Organization you can go to their website at www.community-resilience.org.

 

If you would like more detailed information please call Cynthia Stoddard, Putney Town Manager at (802) 387-5862 x11 to schedule an appointment.  There is also a video of the Selectboard meeting in which this topic was discussed on BCTV at http://brattleborotv.org/  Meeting date was October 8, 2014.

 

Team members will be appointed by the Selectboard and must commit to the requirements listed above. Team members will represent leadership from land conservation, planning, emergency responders, community leaders and social services.  If you have knowledge in any of these areas and are interested in becoming a team member please send a letter of interest by November 5, 2014 to Cynthia Stoddard, Putney Town Manager at tm@putneyvt.org or by mail:  PO Box 233, Putney, VT  05346

 

11-19-14
General Election

Voting will take place at the Putney Central School.  Polls will be open from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Putney Central School 11-04-14
Putney Public Library Board

Meeting at 6:30 p.m.  Agenda:  http://putneyvt.org/files/docs/Library_Agenda_10.21.14.pdf

55 Main Street, Putney, VT 10-21-14
Pool Closing

The Putney Pool will close for the season on Sunday, August 24th at 7:00 p.m.  Hope to see you all next summer!

172 Westminster Road 08-24-14
Board of Civil Authority

Meeting at 6:00 p.m.  - see documents section for the agenda

Town Clerk's Office 08-11-14
Board of Civil Authority

Meeting at 6:00 p.m.

07-23-14
Pool Closing Early

The Putney Pool will close at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 4th.

07-04-14
Pool Opening

The Putney Pool opens for the season on Saturday, June 21st at 12:00 noon.  Pool Memberships are available at this time. The pool is open daily from 12-7p.m.

Swimming Lessons in all levels are available beginning July 7 and running through August 8.  In addition to regular classes, we are offering Mommy & Me Classes and Swim Club for ages 10-15.  Please see the registration form for more details.

Register for programs at the Town Hall, Monday – Friday, 9am – 4 pm
Questions – (802)387-5862 ext. 11 or 12
Registration forms can also be found under the document section of this website.

172 Westminster Road 06-21-14
Reappraisal Hearings

Formal hearings will be held June 5, 10 a.m. - noon; 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.   Call the Listers Office for an appointment (802)387-5862 ext. 17

Town Hall, 127 Main Street 06-05-14
Reappraisal Hearings

Informal hearings will be held May 29, 9 a.m. - noon; 1 p.m.- 4 p.m.  Call the Listers Office for an appointment (802-387-5862 ext. 17

Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill 05-29-14
Reappraisal Hearings

Informal hearings will be held May 28, 12 noon - 7 p.m.  Call the Listers Office for an appointment (802)387-5862 ext. 17

Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill 05-28-14
Special Town Meeting

TOWN OF PUTNEY

WARNING FOR SPECIAL TOWN MEETING

 

 

The legal voters of the Town of Putney are hereby notified and warned to meet at the Putney Central School in Putney at 6:30 pm on Thursday, May 22, 2014, to act upon the following Article:

 

 

Article 1:  To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate an amount of money necessary to defray its expenses and liabilities for the ensuing fiscal year (July 1, 2014-June 30, 2015), and if so how much?

 

Article 2:  To transact any other business that may legally come before the Special Town Meeting.

 

 

Dated this 18th of April, 2014, at Putney, Windham County, Vermont

 

 

PUTNEY SELECTBOARD

R. Scott Henry, Chair; Joshua Laughlin, Stephen W. Hed

Putney Central School 05-22-14
Selectboard - Pre-Town Meeting

Meeting at 5:30

Town Hall 02-26-14
Public Hearing

The Town of Putney is considering making application to the State of Vermont for a VCDP Implementation Grant 2013 under the Vermont Community Development Program.  A public hearing will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 127 Main Street, Putney, VT to obtain the views of citizens on community development, to furnish information concerning the amount of funds available and the range of community development activities that may be undertaken under this program, the impact to any historic and archaeological resources that may be affected by the proposed project, and to give affected citizens the opportunity to examine the proposed statement of projected use of these funds.  The proposal is to apply for $300,000 in VDCP Funds which will be used to accomplish the following activities:

 

Renovation of 11 apartments located at 27 Old Depot Road in Putney.

 

Copies of the proposed application are available at the Putney Town Manager’s Office, 127 Main St., Putney, VT and may be viewed during the hours of 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday – Friday.  For the hearing impaired, please call (TTY) # 1-800-253-0191 to ensure appropriate accommodations are made.

 

Legislative Body for the Town of Putney

 

10/19/2013

Town Hall 11-06-13
Public Meeting

The Town of Putney intends to apply for a Transportation Alternatives Grant for the next phase of sidewalk construction from Putney Friends Meetinghouse to Landmark College.  Please attend this meeting for further information regarding the project.

Fire Station 10-09-13
Animal Advisory Board

Meeting at 6:30 p.m.

Town Hall 10-02-13
From the Listers Board:

The bill mailed to you this July 2013 does not reflect any value changes related to the Reappraisal.

 

As you may know, we are in the process of a Town-wide Reappraisal.  This notice hopes to be a brief update on that project.

 

Our data collection is almost complete.  Many of you continue to receive pink postcard notices letting you know that the data collectors will be in your area.  You may make an individual appointment or just expect they will be knocking on your door to take information needed to update our files.  Often measurements are taken and always a digital picture of the outside of your home is collected for your records.  We expect the project to be completed for the 2014 Grand List which will affect the tax bills sent in the summer of 2014. 

 

As always you may contact the Putney Listers Office at 387-5862 x17 with any questions or concerns.

 

Putney Listers Board

Kathleen O'Reilly-Lawrence

Ruby McAdoo

Tim Severance

09-01-13
Public Meeting

Public Meeting to present a future sidewalk along Route 5 from the Putney Village Center to Landmark College. 7:00 PM at the Putney Central School

Putney Central School 08-12-13
RFP for Solar Electric

The town of Putney invites proposals for a solar electric system to provide electric power to Putney from sunlight.

For more information view this link.

Putney 05-29-13
Cemetery Bid Opening

There will ba a public bid opening for Cemetery Mowing Bids on Sunday, May 19, 4:00 p.m. at the Town Hall.

Town Hall 05-19-13
Pre-Town Meeting & Selectboard Meeting

The Selectboard will hold an informational Pre-Town Meeting on Wednesday, February 27, 2013, 5:30 p.m. at the Town Hall.  A regular Selectboard meeting will immediately follow. 

Town Hall 02-27-13
WCSD Informational Meeting

THE TOWN OF PUTNEY AND WINDHAM COUNTY SHERIFF DEPARTMENT CONTRACT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2014

The Windham County Sheriff Department in coordination with The Town of Putney and State Representative Mike Mrowicki would like to invite you to an informational meeting on February 4th, 6:30 p.m. regarding the Windham County Sheriff Department Contract with the Town of Putney. The voters in the Town of Putney will be asked to make a decision at the Annual Town Meeting as to the future of police coverage. This informational meeting will be an important discussion prior to Town Meeting for you to ask questions, make comments or just listen. Questions: Please feel free to contact Cynthia Stoddard, Putney Town Manager at 802-387-5862 x11 or tm@putneyvt.org. Office hours, Mon-Friday 8am-4pm

When: February 4, 2012 at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Putney Central School, Gym
Representatives from the Town of Putney, Windham Country Sheriff’s Department and State Representative’s Mike Mrowicki and Jeanette White will be on hand to answer questions.

Putney Central School Gym 02-04-13
Informational Meeting

The Putney Selectboard, School Board and Town Clerk are hosting an informational event on elected town offices.  This forum for potential town officer candidates will be held on Thursday, January 3rd at 7:00 PM in the Putney Public Library on Main Street.

The following positions are open for the town and school district offices in Putney:

Auditor – 2 & 3 year terms

Cemetery Commission – 3 year term

Lister – 1 & 3 year terms

Moderator – 1 year term

School Director (2) – 1 year term

School Director – 3 year terms

Selectpeople – 3 year term

Town Agent – 1 year term

Town Grand Juror (2) – 1 year term

Interested people can come to the Informational Meeting to learn about these positions and ask questions of current board members.  Those that have attended the past forums in Putney felt it was educational for everybody and successfully reached out to potential candidates.

For More information contact:  Anita Coomes, Town Clerk 387-5862 x. 14 or Cynthia Stoddard, Town Manager 387-5862 x. 11

 

Putney Public Library 01-03-13
Reappraisal Information

The Town of putney will begin conducting a town wide reappraisal this summer.  We have hired a professional team to work with the town in completing this task.  We will list public notices as needed on this website.  As part of the project a data collector will be visiting every dwelling asking pertinent questions about the buildings and land.  They may also need to view the interior.  Your cooperation will assist in the accuracy of the project overall and assure every property owner is treated fairly.  Please assist in the process by allowing the data collectors to view your property in a timely manner.  In the event the property owner is not at home the data collector will measure the exterior and do the best they can.  They may or may not leave a note requesting another appointment of the interior.  Notices will be placed on this website.  You are always welcomed to call the Lister's office with questions. (802)387-5862 ext. 17

12-31-12
Rescue Inc. Board Representative

Rescue Inc. Board of Trustees

Representative

 

The Town of Putney is seeking to fill a vacancy on the Rescue Inc. Board of Trustees. The bylaws of Rescue Inc. provide for a town representative.  This person will be expected to represent the interests of the Town of Putney and to communicate information between the Town of Putney and Rescue Inc.  The Board meets on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m.  The representative will be appointed by the Selectboard to serve through the end of the term in March of 2013.   If you are interested in serving please contact Cynthia Stoddard, Putney Town Manager, 802-387-5862 x11 or tm@putneyvt.org. 

12-31-12
Solar RFP Committee

Meeting at 6:00 p.m.

Dosolutions Office 120 Main Street, Putney 09-19-12
Primary Election

Polls open from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Putney Fire Station 08-28-12
Boil Water Notice

The Putney Water Systerm has ordered a boil water notice.  The notice informs you of what should be done if you are a water system user and what is being done to resolve the problem.  The notice can be viewed under the document section of this site using the following link:  http://putneyvt.org/files/docs/Notice.pdf  An article was printed on the front page of the Weekend edition of the Brattleboro Reformer.  The article can be seen online using the following link:  http://www.reformer.com/localnews/ci_21341442/putney-issues-boil-water-order

08-23-12
Public Meeting Notice

Putney Village Sidewalk – Landmark College Connector

Putney Fire Station

Wednesday, August 22, 7:00 p.m.

 

The Town of Putney intends to apply for a VTrans funded Transportation Enhancement Grant and/ or VTrans Bicycle and Pedestrian Program Grant.  The Town of Putney Sidewalk Committee and Resource System Group, Inc. will be hosting a public meeting to discuss alternatives for sidewalk and pathway alignments along Main Street North to Landmark College on River Road.  The meeting is a necessary step in the process, and the public is encouraged to attend.  A flier can be viewed under the documents section or by using the following link:  http://putneyvt.org/files/docs/Public_Meeting_Flyer.pdf

Putney Fire Station 08-22-12
Town Clerk & Treasurer's Office Hours

The Town Clerk & Treasurer's Office will be closed every Monday and Tuesday for the month of May.  Closed 5/7/12, 5/8/12, 5/14/12, 5/15/12, 5/21/12, 5/22/12, 5/28/12 (holiday), 5/29/12.  Normal office hours will resume Wednesday May 30, 2012.

05-31-12
Broadband Target Community Meeting

The Vermont Telecommunications Authority will host a "Target Community Tour" meeting to share information about broadband availability to unserved locations with residents in the communities of Putney, Dummerston, Westminster, Newfane, Brookline, Townshend and Rockingham.  This meeting is scheduled for :

Monday, May 21, 5:30 p.m. at the Putney Firehouse, 114 Main Street, Putney

Community members are invited to come learn about the list of unserved location and plans to complete these connection by the end of 2013.

Putney Firehouse 05-21-12
Putney Sidewalk Project Underway

Please be advised that the sidewalk construction project has started.  Be prepared for delays over the next several weeks along Main Street between Carol Brown Way and Old Route 5.

05-01-12
Pre-Town Meeting

The Selectboard will hold a Pre-Town Meeting on Wednesday, February 29, 6:30 p.m. to review the Warning for Town Meeting and answer questions.  All are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Town Hall 02-29-12
Putney to Host Informational Meeting

 Putney is continuing its successful tradition of candidate forums the Putney Selectboard, School Board, and Town Clerk are hosting an informational event on elected town offices. This forum for potential town officer candidates will be held on Thursday, January 19th at 7:00 PM in the Putney Public Library on Main Street.

 

We are looking for people to campaign as candidates for the following positions:

 

Auditor – 3 year

Cemetery Commission – 1 & 3 year

Grand Jurors (2) – 1 year

Lister – 2 & 3 year

Moderator – 1 year

School Director (2) – 1 year

School Director – 3 year

Selectpeople – 3 year

Town Agent – 1 year

Union School Director – 3 year

                         

Interested people can come to the Informational Meeting to learn about these positions and ask questions of current board members. Those that have attended the past forums in Putney felt it was educational for everybody and successfully reached out to potential candidates.

 

For more information contact:

Anita Coomes, Town Clerk 387-5862 x14, or Chris Ryan, Town Manager 387-5862 x11

putneytc@putneyvt.org

           

Putney Public Library 01-19-12
All Boards Meeting

Meeting at 7:00 p.m.

Putney Central School Music Room 01-18-12
Pool Closing

The Putney Pool will close for the season on Saturday, August 27th.

 

Putney Pool 08-27-11
Planning Commission Public Hearing

Public Hearing to review existing Town Plan - 6:30 p.m.

Town Hall 08-16-11
Pool Information:

The Putney Pool is scheduled to open Saturday, June 18 at 12:00 noon! 

Pool hours: daily (12 – 7 p.m.) June 18 – Aug. 28.  You may purchase memberships and sign up for swim lessons at the Town Hall M-F, 9a.m. - 4 p.m. and also at the pool upon opening. 

A swim lesson registration will be held at the pool on Saturday, June 18, 10 a.m. – Noon.

Swim Lessons:  $50.00 per session resident/non-resident

Session 1: June 20-July 1

Session 2: July 4-July 15

Session 3: July 18-July 29

Membership Fees for Putney Residents: 

Individual:  $55.00

Family:  $80.00

Group/ Organization:  $135.00

Membership Fees for Non-Residents:

Individual:  $65.00

Family:  $95.00

Group/ Organization:  $150.00

Swim lesson registration and membership forms are available at the Town Hall and can also be printed from the documents/forms & applications section of this website.

07-01-11
Pre-Town Meeting

Informational Pre-Town Meeting at 7:00 p.m.

Putney Central School 02-23-11
Sixth Annual "Democracy Party"

Putney is continuing its successful tradition of candidate forums, dubbed by all  “Democracy Parties”, the Putney Selectboard, School Board, and Town Clerk are hosting a sixth annual informational event on elected town offices. This forum for potential town officer candidates will be held on Thursday, January 13th at 6:30 PM in the Putney Public Library on Main Street. The event is free and light refreshments will be served.

 

We are looking for people to campaign as candidates for the following positions:

 

Auditor – 1 & 3 year

Cemetery Commission – 2 & 3 year

Grand Jurors (2) – 1 year

Lister – 3 year

Moderator – 1 year

School Director (2) – 1 year

School Director – 3 year

Selectpeople – 3 year

Town Agent – 1 year

Town Clerk – 3 year

Treasurer, Town & School District – 3 year

                         

Interested people can come to the Democracy Party to learn about these positions and ask questions of current board members. Those that have attended the past forums in Putney felt it was educational for everybody and successfully reached out to potential candidates.

 

For more information contact:

Anita Coomes, Town Clerk 387-5862 x14, or Chris Ryan, Town Manager 387-5862 x11

putneytc@putneyvt.org

           

Putney Public Library 01-13-11
Putney Fire Dept. Boot Drop!

Saturday, October 9th, 10AM - 1PM.  Proceeds of the Boot-Drop fundraising effort will help offset the cost of training, continuing education, and preparedness for Putney Fire Department personnel.  Please Contribute!  Thank You!  For more information, please contact:  Chief Thomas Goddard (802)387-4372

Main Street- Putney, VT 10-09-10
Please Note:

THE TOWN CLERK & TREASURER'S OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED ON SATURDAY, SEPT. 4 DUE TO THE LABOR DAY HOLIDAY

Town Hall 09-04-10
Pool Closing

The Putney Pool is scheduled to close for the season on Sunday, Aug. 29.  Hope to see you again next summer!

172 Westminster Road 08-29-10
Night Paving

The final paving of Rt. 5, from Basketville to the Putney Co-op, will take place on Thursday night, August 12.  The projected hours of operation are 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.  There will be some noise and traffic congestion but they hope to finish the village in one night.

08-12-10
Opening Day at the Putney Pool

The Putney Pool opens for the season at 12:00 noon!

172 Westminster Road 06-19-10
Notice of Office Hours

The Town Clerk's Office will be closed Saturday, June 12.

Town Hall 06-12-10
FY11 Budget Summary

FY 11 Municipal Budget Summary

 

The FY 11 budget was guided by a directive from the Selectboard to make every effort to insure that the tax rate for municipal services in the coming year did not increase from its current level of .558

 

The proposed budget accomplishes that goal, even though there were some unavoidable increases to contend with, specifically in the area of health insurance, where we are already in the lowest priced plan tier offered by our state-wide Health Trust.  Our employees agreed to switch to that high deductible plan last year, and it was our decision to remain with that plan for one more year, since our alternative at this point would be to leave the VLCT Health Trust, and seek health insurance on our own.

 

As a result of the 15% increase in insurance premiums, it was the Board’s position that no cost-of-living increase would be sought this year, since the cost of raises would be identical to the health insurance increase, and doing both would certainly raise the tax rate, unless we cut into other essential services.

 

The increase in all categories are minimal; 3% in General Government (including Health Insurance), 1% each in Public Safety and Highway, due to fees and fuel,  and -1% in other assessments, leading to an overall increase in General Fund expenses of 1%, or $17,000.

 

Most of the capital budget reflects our current long-term debt payments: the only discretionary items are a $ 20,000 down payment on the replacement of a 10 year old dump truck, and $10,000 to be set aside in our capital reserve fund, in anticipation of future improvements.

 

The resulting overall $25,000 proposed increase in spending for the coming year is offset by additional revenue projected in several categories, including current use reimbursements from state revenues, additional interest on delinquent taxes, and an increase in revenues from inspections and ordinance fines.

 

The results of the FY 09 independent audit show Putney to be on a sound basis financially, although it does point out that rather than eliminate the $9,000 deficit from the previous year, we actually incurred an additional $2,000 in red ink. This is not the result of overspending: in fact, we actually would have shown a surplus if we had been able to improve our tax collection rate, but that number actually increased from $94,000 to over $137,000. We’re aware that these are difficult times for all, but we will have to be careful that this trend is not allowed to go unaddressed for too long.

 

We consider this budget proposal to be in line with current fiscal reality:  We are hoping to avoid cutting what we consider to be basic services, while recognizing the pressures many are dealing with in other areas, and we’ll be listening carefully at Town Meeting.

 

Chris Ryan, Town Manager

03-02-10
Pre-Town Meeting 2010 The Putney Selectboard will host a informational Pre-Town Meeting beginning at 7:00 p.m.
Date changed to the 25th - Please note the location has also changed to the Town Hall.
Town Hall 02-25-10
Fifth Annual "Democracy Party"

Putney is continuing its successful tradition of candidate forums, dubbed by all  “Democracy Parties”, the Putney Selectboard, School Board, and Town Clerk are hosting a fifth annual informational event on elected town offices. This forum for potential town officer candidates will be held on Thursday, January 21st at 6:30 PM in the Putney Public Library on Main Street. The event is free and light refreshments will be served.

 

We are looking for people to campaign as candidates for the following positions:

 

Auditor – 2 & 3 year

Cemetery Commission – 2 & 3 year

Grand Jurors (2) – 1 year

Lister – 1, 2 & 3 year

Moderator – 1year

School Director (2) – 1 year

School Director – 3 year

Selectpeople – 3 year

Town Agent – 1 year

                         

Interested people can come to the Democracy Party to learn about these positions and ask questions of current board members. Those that have attended the past forums in Putney felt it was educational for everybody and successfully reached out to potential candidates.

 

For more information contact:

Anita Coomes, Town Clerk 387-5862 x14, or Chris Ryan, Town Manager 387-5862 x11

           

Putney Public Library 01-21-10
Village Sidewalk Project Public Meeting

Wednesday, September 16, 7:00 p.m.

The purpose of this public meeting is to present alternatives for a proposed sidewalk project in the Village of Putney.  We will also discuss issues and concerns with these alternatives.  Information from this meeting will assist in selection of a preferred alternative. 

Putney Central School Music Room 09-16-09
Swim Lessons

Session 3:  August 3 - August 14.  Lessons are held Monday - Friday.  Cost:  $50.00 Room still available in all levels.  Sign up now at the pool or town hall!

Putney Pool 08-03-09
Position Posting: Lister

The Town of Putney is seeking to fill a vacancy on the Board of Listers.

 

This position is compensated at a rate of $13.24 per hour, and the current budget will support a minimum of 4 hours per week, with the possibility of additional hours in the coming fiscal year.  A background in real estate, construction, or computer data base applications would be helpful.  Anyone interested in learning more about the position should contact:

 

Chris Ryan

Putney Town Manager

387-5862, ex. 11

 

April 24, 2009

06-30-09
Pool Open

The Putney Pool will open for the season at noon.  Memberships are available now at the Town Hall and will be available at the pool upon opening.

172 Westminster Road 06-20-09
Swim Lesson Registration 9:00 a.m. - Noon Putney Pool - 172 Westminster Road 06-20-09
FY2010 Budget Summary

The uncertainties surrounding fiscal decision-making in the current economy have made the 2010 budget a challenging task, but we’ve attempted to put together a budget that keeps the basic level of municipal services intact, and honors our basic commitment to fair treatment of town employees.

 

The audit for the year just closed, 2008, showed an operating surplus of $27,000. This was $9,000 short of the goal of retiring the deficit that we had been dealing with from the prior several years. We would have reached this goal, and generated a small surplus in addition, but the balance of uncollected taxes increased by almost $31,000 during this past year, which may be a sign of the times.

 

Going forward, we’re proposing a budget which actually calls for a 3% reduction in total spending from 2008.  This includes debt service on our capital purchases from previous years, with a 1% increase in the general fund operating budget. This year will see no purchases of new equipment, and we are not proposing any additional capital reserve appropriations. Obviously, this is a year for spending restraint.  There is also a possibility that some funds from the proposed federal stimulus may be available for capital spending on local infrastructure such as road and sidewalk rebuilding.

 

All department heads have asked for minimal or no increases in any category other than wages.  We’ve recommended a 3% cost of living increase, consistent with the year’s rate of inflation and consumer price index. This seems justified to us, as the employees agreed to another change in health plans, to a high deductible plan with a health savings account, reducing what would have been a 22% increase in health costs to a more manageable 12%.  000.  In the last several years, we‘ve made an effort to bring our wages in line with the average for other Vermont towns of Putney’s size, and would prefer to keep them from slipping backward. The cost of the 3% increase for all employees is approximately $13,000, or $13 on the average household.

 

Nevertheless, we recognize that these are difficult times for taxpayers as well, and we hope this proposed budget is in line with voter expectations.  The impact on the municipal tax rate of this budget, even with our reductions in overall spending, is currently estimated to be an additional 1.5 cents above the current year’s rate of .53 cents.  Other revenues used to fund the budget are uncertain right now.  Interest income, which was $48,000 in FY 07, and $31,000 in FY 08, has all but disappeared. The tax rate is still an estimate, and the hope is that we will have some better news before it’s actually set in July, and we will be able to revise some revenue estimates upward, reducing the actual rate. One piece of good news is that the school rate is forecast to remain virtually unchanged from the current year.

 

There are a number of articles relating to the Collector of Delinquent Taxes position, which are best understood after reading the Report of the Committee on the Collection of Delinquent Taxes, which we are making widely available.  This Committee researched the issue and conducted interviews with various interested parties at the request of the Selectboard, and their work lead to the articles being presented.    We’re sure that a full discussion will lead to decisions that are in the best interests of the town, and we want to make clear that none of these articles are a negative reflection on how the current Collector is performing her duties.

 

The question of reinstating the business personal property tax has been raised by the Board of Listers.  Although we recognize that this may be a sensitive issue for some, in these times of diminishing revenues we feel that it’s a timely discussion for Putney.  We’ll all be listening carefully as the facts are presented.  As with any complex issue, we’re keeping an open mind, and we’re genuinely curious about the town’s willingness to consider this step.

 

                                                                                                Chris Ryan

                                                                                                Putney Town Manager

 

 

 

Town Meeting 03-06-09
Button Up Vermont

Efficiency Vermont and the Putney Energy Committee have organized a free weatherization workshop.  The workshop will be held at the Putney Community Center, Saturday, Nov. 8, 10am-2pm.  Visit the Putney Energy Committee website for further details. pec.putney.net

Putney Community Center 11-08-08
Election Day

Voting will take place at the Putney Central School.  Polls will be open from 10:00 am - 7:00 pm.

Putney Central School 11-04-08
Public Notice: Resolution pertaining to the creation of a Development Review Board

Public Notice

 

After several months of discussion with the Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Adjustment, the Selectboard is prepared to adopt a resolution at its October 22nd meeting, combining the review functions for various local permits, such as site plan review, variances, and conditional use permits, currently shared between the Zoning and Planning boards, into a single Development Review Board, as allowed under VT law.   This step is being taken by a growing number of VT municipalities, to insure the prompt, efficient, and consistent administration of local land use and development regulations.  Anyone with questions or comments on this initiative is encouraged to attend the Board meeting on the 22nd, or call the Town Manager’s office at 387-5862 for more information.

 

This Development Review Board would be composed of nine members of the current Zoning and Planning boards.  Long-range planning, such as the Town Plan, would still be addressed by the Planning Commission.  The Resolution is as follows:

 

Resolution

 

Pertaining to the creation of a Putney Development Review Board

 

WHEREAS, the Town of Putney has enacted zoning bylaws pursuant to the provisions of 24 V.S.A. Chapter 117; and

 

WHEREAS, this Board has established a Planning Commission and a Zoning Board of Adjustment as authorized by provisions of 24 V.S.A. Chapter 117 to, among other responsibilities, assist in the administration of the above said bylaws; and

 

WHEREAS, this Board is authorized to establish a Development Review Board to perform all development review functions under 24 V.S.A. Chapter 117 pursuant to Section 4461(a).

 

NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED by this Board that it shall establish for the Town of Putney effective October 22nd, 2008, a Development Review Board which shall consist of nine members and shall have the authority to exercise all of the functions of the Zoning Board of Adjustment as set forth in 24 V.S.A. Chapter 117, and shall further exercise all development review functions performed by the Planning Commission pursuant to 24 V.S.A. Chapter 117.

 

BE IF FURTHER RESOLVED that nine members of the Development Review Board shall serve for terms of three years, except that initial terms shall be as set forth below;

 

and,

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the following individuals are appointed to the Development Review Board for the terms set forth herein:

 

            NAME                                     TERM

            Mary Heller Osgood                 3 years

            Robert Olson                            3 years

            Randi Ziter                               3 years

            Jim Sweitzer                             2 years

            Sidney Wolf                             2 years

            Phillip Bannister                        2 years

            Mark Bowen                            1 year

            Hildamarie Hendricks               1 year

            Carl Noe                                  1 year

 

and,

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Board may appoint up to three alternate members of the Development Review Board whose terms will be one year:

 

            NAME                         TERM

            Peter Loomis                1 year

and,

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that all matters presently pending before the Zoning Board of Adjustment shall be completed by the Zoning Board of Adjustment, and, upon completion of all pending matters, the Zoning Board of Adjustment shall then cease to exist.

 

 

 

Dated at Putney, Vermont this 22nd of October, 2008.

 

 

                                                Signatures of Putney Selectboard

Town Hall 10-22-08
Housing Study Committee Meeting at 7:00 p.m. Town Hall 07-15-08
Housing Study Committee Meeting at 7:00 p.m. Town Hall 06-17-08