Flood Warning issued April 15 — April 17 by NWS Burlington

The National Weather Service in Burlington has issued a flood warning for Otter Creek at Center Rutland: moderate flooding by late Tuesday afternoon and continuing to rise to near 10.5 feet by after midnight Wednesday. The river will fall below flood stage by early Thursday morning. At 11.0 feet water will come near homes and businesses in Rutland along Otter Creek on Dorr Drive and Park Street and along the confluence of Otter Creek and the Clarendon River at West Proctor Road and Rte 4.  Low-lying roads in Clarendon and Wallingford will flood.  Downstream in Proctor and Pittsford numerous roads will be inundated and Route 73 west of Brandon will flood. Route 7 may be threatened by tributaries to Otter Creek in Rutland County.

Safety Message: If you live or travel near streams and rivers seek higher ground immediately at first signs of rising water. Obey all road closure signs – they are there for your safety. Do not attempt to drive through flooded areas. Most flood deaths occur in automobiles. Turn around, don’t drown! Stay tuned to developments by listening to NOAA Weather Radio or by visiting http://www.weather.gov/btv/.

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April in Pawlet

Haystack Hustlers Seniors Potluck Lunch, Tuesday, April 8, 12 PM, Pawlet Church: Our guests will be Ellen Malona and Richard Strange of Second Nature Herb Farm of Wells.  They will talk about organically grown herbs. We will schedule a visit to their herb gardens when they are in season.  We will collect nonperishable items for thePawlet Food Pantry and have and our usual 50/50 raffle.

April 22, 12 PM, lunch at the Mettawee Community School, followed by a presentation by the students.  Reservations should be made by April 15; contact Phyllis Mason at 325-3196. The cost of the meal is $3.50.

VT Department of Environmental Conservation Holds Public Meeting in Pawlet on Tuesday, April 8, 5:30 PM at the Pawlet Public Library to Solicit Comment on the Draft South Lake Champlain Tactical Basin Plan: The southern Champlain Basin includes the Poultney and Mettowee River watersheds, as well as the East Creek and several other small discrete tributaries that drain directly to southern Lake Champlain, which includes all of the land in Vermont that drains to the lake generally south of Crown Point. The draft plan has been completed by the agency and many community partners. It lays out the current condition of the surface waters and aquatic habitat, problems with water quality and strategies to be taken by the agency and partners to improve water quality. The public is invited to about the plan and offer comments and suggestions. Copies of the plan are available on the web at:  http://www.anr.state.vt.us/dec/waterq/planning/htm/pl_lowerlakechamplain.htm or by calling Ethan Swift at 786-2503. The public comment period extends until April 28, 2014.  Comments received by this date will be addressed in a responsiveness summary. For further information or to submit comments please contact: Ethan Swift, Vermont Dept. of Environmental Conservation Regional Office, 88 Merchants Row, Suite 430, Rutland,  VT 05701 or e-mail: ethan.swift@state.vt.us.

Update on Mach’s General Store: A group of community members has come together to help the store overcome difficult financial hurdles. The group is encouraging community members to put 100, 200, 500 dollars on your account at the store to help bring immediate cash flow after this long winter. The group is reaching out to other sources of support, including The Preservation Trust of VT and The Orton Foundation. We are having weekly meetings to address key areas of need at the store. Volunteers with retail experience have helped JJ rearrange the store so that it is more fully stocked in the front and organized so as to encourage sales. Hope you will stop in and see what’s going on. Our general store is the center piece of our community; let’s help it survive the changing times. Judy Lake, 325 6308, Judylake@vermontel.net; Marsha McLean, 325 6242, Marsha@vermontel.net.

Sixth Grade Play, Mettawee Community School, Thursday, April 10 at 1 and 7 PM: The public is invited to enjoy the sixth grade’s performance of “The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate,” directed by John Hadden. The event is free. For more information contact the school at 645-9009.

Pawlet Select Board Meeting, Tuesday, April 15, 7 PM, Town Hall: Select Board meetings are held every other Tuesday; the public is welcome.

Pawlet Listers monthly meeting on Wednesday, April 16, 9:30 AM, Lister Office at the Town Hall: Regular Pawlet Lister meetings are held every third Wednesday of the month at 9:30 AM. The public is welcome.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event, Saturday, April 19, 8:00- 9:30 AM, Mettawee Community School Parking Lot, Route 153, West Pawlet: Free service to all residents of Pawlet and West Pawlet; proof of residency required. Visit www.rutlandcountyswac.org for additional information on what items are accepted. Electronics are not accepted at this event.

Spring Flea Market and Easter Food Sale, West Pawlet, Saturday, April 19, 9 AM to 3 PM, West Pawlet Fire House: Sponsored by the West Pawlet Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, the sale includes many homemade food items, special activities for children, lots of flea market items and raffle prizes. Vendor tables in the market area are available for rent at $10 each.  Reserve a table soon by calling Edna at 645-0174. Lunch menu includes hot dogs, hamburgers and cheeseburgers, corn chowder, deviled eggs, chips, apple crisp, soda and coffee. For more information contact Edna Winot at 645-0174.

Open House Welcome for New Librarian, Pawlet Library, Saturday, April 19, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM: Please join us in welcoming our new librarian, Melissa Palulis. Join in the merriment, enjoy refreshments and let Melissa know how happy we are to have her at our library! Pawlet Library Board

9th Annual Bart Jacobs Memorial Turkey Calling Contest, April 19, 10 AM, Kehoe Conservation Camp in Bomoseen: Attention all Youth Turkey Callers! Get those turkey calls warmed up! The Oxbow Mountain 4H Club invites everyone to the contest. Kids ages 0 – 18 can share their turkey calling talents and compete in three different age divisions to win custom handcrafted slate prizes. Food will be available for purchase. The annual shotgun raffle will be concluded at this time as well as a small teacup auction. For more information, contact Tom at 802-394-2445.

West Pawlet Fire Department Pancake Breakfast, Sunday, April 27, 2014, 7:30 to 11 AM, West Pawlet fire house: The fire house is located on Route 153 (Main Street) in West Pawlet, and it’s a handicap-accessible site.  All are welcome. Pancake menu includes regular as well as chocolate chip, blueberry and cranberry. Sausage, bacon, scrambled eggs, and home fries are also served, along with coffee, milk and orange juice. Prices are $7 for 12 years and up, $5 for 5-12 years and free to children under the age of 5.  A 501(c) (3) non-profit, all proceeds are for the benefit of the department’s equipment and training needs. Contact:  Antonio Landon at 802-345-4312 or email: wp5801@yahoo.com. Our monthly benefit pancake breakfasts run from September through April each year. Hope to see you there!

West Pawlet Farmers Market, Fridays, 4-7 PM, Fish & Game Club Building: Find “West Pawlet Fish and Game Club Building” on Facebook to learn about weekly specials.

Mothers Day Brunch at Pawlet Volunteer Fire Department, Sunday, May 11, 8 AM to 11 AM: Menu includes pancakes, local maple syrup, eggs, bacon, sausage, toast, muffins and home-fried potatoes; milk, orange juice, tea and coffee also available. For more information call 325-3222.

Front Porch Forum is now available in Pawlet: Front Porch Forum is a web site that helps neighbors connect and build community by hosting regional networks of online neighborhood/town forums. The new Pawlet Wells Front Porch Forum is now fully functional, with more than 100 members. Share postings with your neighbors! Help spread the word. http://frontporchforum.com/registrations

Rutland Area Visiting Nurse offers monthly community health clinics: The Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice sponsors a wide range of clinics for area residents and businesses, including health education, screening, testing, and adult immunizations. For more information visit http://www.ravnah.org/community-wellness-clinics.html to learn about their flood pressure and foot care clinics; cholesterol, diabetes and glood pressure screenings; and many other important services.

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Town Election Results, March 4, 2014

The results from the March 4, 2014 town election are posted here: Certificate of Votes March 2014.

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Town Meeting Day

Town elections will be held on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at the Pawlet Town Hall from 9 AM to 7 PM. The information meeting will be on Monday, March 3, 7:30 PM at the Mettawee Community School in West Pawlet.

To view the warning and articles for the Town of Pawlet Annual Meeting, see Town of Pawlet Warning.

To view the ballot for Annual Town Meeting and Town School District Meeting, see Official Ballot March 2014.

The Town of Pawlet Annual Report for 2013-2014 can be viewed here: Town of Pawlet Annual Report, February 2014.

The last day to register for 2014 Town Meeting is Wednesday, February 26, 2014. For more information, contact Deb Hawkins, Town Clerk, 802-325-3309 x1.

 

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Improving public safety in Pawlet

Pawlet Emergency Management Exercise, January 2014

Pawlet Emergency Management Exercise, January 2014 (Source: Robert Morlino)

On January 23, 2014, the town of Pawlet conducted a tabletop exercise to assess how it would handle a significant flooding event. The exercise, held at the Pawlet Volunteer Fire Department’s firehouse, was coordinated by Robert Morlino, Pawlet emergency management director.

The scenario presented to the group of 26 participants was a flooding event with slightly more disastrous impacts than the real-world effects from Tropical Storm Irene in August 2011.  The major difference between this scenario and actual events post- Irene was that this exercise assumed widespread power outages, causing a greater challenge for communication and coordination between the response agencies.

Participants discussed how their agencies would prepare for, respond to, and recover from such an event. A major area of focus involved the communication and coordination between different levels of responders, local, county and state, as well as the ability of the town of Pawlet to operate an emergency operations center during an emergency.

Several participants said they appreciated the opportunity to spend time with all the key players from different groups who would be working together under difficult circumstances. This allowed everyone to strengthen their working relationships and gain a better understanding of each others’ roles during such an event.

Those participating included Pawlet emergency management officials, members from the Pawlet and West Pawlet volunteer fire departments and the Pawlet Highway Department, as well as representatives from the Mettawee Community School, Pawlet shelter management, Vermont State Police, American Red Cross, Vermont Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, Vermont Public Safety Answering Point (e911), Rutland Regional Planning Commission, Vermont Department of Health, Vermont Emergency Operations Center, and the Washington County, N.Y., Department of Public Safety.

Results from this exercise will be incorporated into Pawlet’s Emergency Operations Plan. The overall goal is to improve public safety in Pawlet.

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Winter Events

The Pawlet Library’s Board of Trustees needs volunteers to help as we seek a new Library Director: Beth Kashner is resigning the position after six years, and we thank her for her dedication and years of service. Library hours are: Sunday and Monday closed; Tuesday 11 AM – 7 PM; Wednesday 12 – 6 PM; Thursday 11:30 AM – 5 PM; Friday 11:30 AM – 3 PM; Saturdays closed until the new Library Director is hired. All activities and meetings such as yoga, Bone Builders and organization meetings will not be affected by this change of staff. For information, call the library at 325-3123. Also note: The library will  be accepting books until shortly before this year’s annual Book Sale, July 26 and 27. Thank you, Library Board

Benefit Basket Party for Jim and Deb Ross February 8 in Granville: The basket party will be at the Granville Hook and Ladder Fire Company at 42 Quaker Street, Granville, NY. Doors open at 11 AM and drawings begin at 2 PM. Jim and Deb Ross recently lost their home to a fire. For donations or information please contact Esther Sheldon at 802-325-3376 or Jessica Sheldon at 518-642-3267.

Benefit Ham Dinner for Rutland County Fire Victim Families February 8 at Poultney United Methodist Church: Dinner will be served 5 to 7 PM in the church fellowship hall, buffet style, first come, first served. Reservations are not required. Poultney United Methodist Church is located at 108 Main Street, Poultney. All are welcome. The benefit dinner event and free-will contributions are designated for three families who lost their homes to fire this winter – the James family of Pawlet, the Chandler/Savage family of Castleton, and the Cole/Wardwell family of Chittenden. Contributions will be received at the door and/or by mail (Poultney UMC, P.O. Box 203, Poultney, VT 05764-0203) and dedicated to relief for these families. Volunteers who would like to help set-up, serve, or clean-up will be much appreciated. Contact: Pastor David Adams (802-287-4406) or Linda Leach (802-287-9087).

Emergency Fuel Assistance Fund in Pawlet needs donations: Heating season is here. Our local fund meets emergency situations on the spot. Donations should be made out to: “Pawlet Community Church Fuel Assistance Fund” and mailed to: Pawlet Fuel Assistance Fund, C/O Tim Bryant, 3449 Vt. Rt. 133, Pawlet, VT 05761. For more information contact Bob Schoenemann, Town Service Officer at 325-3146 or 325-3420.

Rutland Area Visiting Nurse offers monthly community health clinics: The Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice sponsors a wide range of clinics for area residents and businesses, including health education, screening, testing, and adult immunizations. For more information visit http://www.ravnah.org/community-wellness-clinics.html to learn about their flood pressure and foot care clinics; cholesterol, diabetes and glood pressure screenings; and many other important services.

Call for winter issue of the Pawlet Newsletter: Please send any material for this issue by February 7. Approximately 1,200 copies of each issue are distributed to Pawlet residents and out-of-town subscribers. News, upcoming events, announcements to: Elizabeth Gibson, egib@vermontel.net. For advertisements contact Barry Schoenwetter, bartsky@together.net. Rates for single issue: $25 for business card size ad; $50 for double business card size ad (20% discount to advertise in 4 issues).

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Get involved in your town’s government

Town Meeting 2014 is fast approaching – March 4, 2014!!

There are several elected positions that are expiring this year and now is the time to be generating petitions if you are interested in serving. Nominating Petitions to appear on the ballot and Consent of Candidate Forms for Town Meeting 2014 must be submitted by January 27, 2014 Following is a list of expiring offices:

Moderator (Town) -… 1 year
Moderator (School) – 1 year
Town Clerk – 3 years
Town Treasurer – 3 years
Selectboard – 1 year
Selectboard – 1 year
Selectboard – 3 years
Lister – 3 years
2nd Constable – 2 years
Delinquent Tax Collector – 1 year
Town Agent – 1 year
Grand Juror – 1 year
Pawlet School Director – 3 years
UD #47 School Director – 3 years
UD #47 School Director – 3 years
Library Trustee – 3 years
Library Trustee – 3 years

Any of the positions listed above are a great way to become involved in your Town’s government and can be a rewarding experience. When considering running for a town office and submitting a petition to appear on the ballot, feel free to contact a town official to become familiar with what the roles and responsibilities are for that office. Each position comes with a time commitment and duties that go along with it and it would be in your best interest to find out before you run for office and then decide if it is a good fit for you and your current schedule rather than finding out after you have been elected that you are not able to fulfill the duties of the position. Being an elected official is an honor that has been bestowed upon each official by the voters of the town.

For more information contact: Deb Hawkins, Town Clerk, Town of Pawlet, Vermont
802-325-3309 x1 or pawletclerk@vermontel.net
Office Hours:
Mon – 8:30-3:30
Tues – 11:00-6:00
Wed – 8:30-3:30
Thurs – 9:00-12:00
Fri – Closed

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Holiday Season in Pawlet

West Pawlet Farmers Market, Friday, December 6, 4-7 PM, Fish & Game Club Building:  This week we’ll have beautiful wreaths from Vermont Wreath Company in Tinmouth! Sample some 3 Bean Chili, served over rice with cornbread. Check out goodies from:  Flour Girl Bakeshop, Pine Woods Farm, Pitchfork Preserves,  153 Sandwiches,  Consider Bardwell Farm,  Earth Sky Time Farm,  Hazelton’s Maple Syrup,  Round Bale Farm. Find “West Pawlet Fish and Game Club Building” on Facebook.

Christmas Flea Market, Saturday, December 7, 9 AM to 3 PM, West Pawlet firehouse: Lunch will be served: there will be a ham dinner, bake sale, raffles and kids’ time at 12:30 PM. For information call Edna at 645-0174.

Pawlet Public Library hosts 6th annual Holiday Market, Saturday, December 7 from 10 AM -3 PM and Sunday December 8 from 10 AM -2 PM: We have several carefully selected crafters and food vendors joining us for this fun weekend of local holiday shopping. Check it out at the Pawlet Library, 141 School Street, in the Pawlet Village center.

Pawlet Library Receives National Recognition: The Pawlet Library is one of two Vermont small town libraries named to a list of the nation’s top public libraries, the Library Journal’s 2013 All Star Libraries list. I would personally like to express my excitement and thank the patrons, all our volunteers and the library trustees for making the library the heart of the community! Beth Kashner, Pawlet Library Director

West Pawlet Volunteer Fire Department Pancake Breakfast, Sunday, December 8, 7:30 to 11:00 AM: The breakfast menu includes regular, chocolate chip, blueberry and cranberry pancakes, waffles, scrambled eggs, home fries, sausage and bacon.  Coffee, milk and orange juice are also available. All are welcome. Prices are $7.00 for 12 years and up, $5.00 for 5-12 years and free to children under the age of 5 years.  Proceeds from the breakfast are dedicated for the department’s equipment and training needs. The West Pawlet fire house is located on Route 153 (Main Street) in West Pawlet. For more information contact:  Antonio Landon at (802) 345-4312 or email: wp5801@yahoo.com .

Mettawee Community School PTO skating benefit and bake sale, Sunday, December 8, 1:15 to 3:15 PM, Riley Rink, Manchester: The dollar skate is $1 for children and $3 for adults; skate rentals are $6. This event is sponsored by the Perfect Wife and Spiral Press Café.

Basket Party Benefit, December 14, Mettawee Community School: Doors open at 11 AM, and the drawing is at 1 PM. $5 buys the first sheet of tickets. Each additional sheet is $2. A concession stand will offer chili, macaroni and cheese and sandwiches. Proceeds benefit the Class of 2014 Spring Trip. To make a basket or donate call Leslie or Suzanne at the school, 645-9009, during regular school hours.

West Pawlet Cemetery Association has wreaths for sale: To order your wreath, call 325-3697 OR 645-9252 or email LeachExcavation@aol.com. Wreaths will also be sold also at the Pawlet Library  Holiday Market, Sunday December 8 from 10 AM to 2 PM. Proceeds benefit the West Pawlet Cemetery Association Tree Maintenance Fund. Wreaths are $15 for (16″) and $25 (25″). for $25.00. All are handmade from fresh spruce, cedar and cones harvested from the tree project. Thank you to Denise Davies who kindly made the bows.

Pawlet Town Offices holiday schedule: The town offices will be closed Monday, December 23 through Friday, December 27 and Tuesday, December 31 through Wednesday, January 1. The office will be open Monday, December 30 and Thursday, January 2. Deb Hawkins – Town Clerk.

Update of Pawlet Town Plan: The Pawlet Planning Commission will be updating the Town Plan over the next 18 months. The public is invited to attend the planning commission’s January 27, 2013 meeting, 7:30 PM, at the Town Hall. Our goal that night is to come up with a vision statement on how we see the Town of Pawlet and what we see as obtainable goals and objectives in planning for the future in the areas of land use, transportation, education, recreation, public infrastructure, health care, solid waste, storm water, energy and housing. We are soliciting input from the public at that meeting to craft a vision statement and provide additional input on what the residents of Pawlet view as important to help guide us in crafting the revised town plan over the next 18 months.

Front Porch Forum is now available in Pawlet: Front Porch Forum is a web site that helps neighbors connect and build community by hosting regional networks of online neighborhood/town forums. The new Pawlet Wells Front Porch Forum is in the member recruitment phase. So far, 71 members have signed up. Once we get 100 members on board, then full functionality will turn on and everyone can start using it to share postings among neighbors. Sign up and help spread the word! http://frontporchforum.com/registrations

Town Green Improvements Completed: The town green in Pawlet Village center has now been improved, thanks to the efforts of many community members. The design for the project was done jointly by Gary Baierlein and Eric Mach. Gary was also responsible for the landscaping work and has donated perpetual maintenance of the green by his business, Baierlein Landscaping. Eric did the stone work, including the curbstones, with granite paid for by Club 2011. J & J Trucking of Pawlet transported the granite from Castleton. Matt Waite Excavation donated the topsoil for the green. The green also has a new flagpole donated by Morning Flower Lodge.

In related work, the Highway Department paved School street and Weatherby Lane. More than 20 parallel parking places have been laid out, as well as  2 handicap parking places and a crosswalk. Additional funds for the project were donated by Fred Shehadi and John Beer. The Town of Pawlet would like to thank everyone who donated their time, materials, and funding for this project. A healthy town green and improved parking are significant improvements to our village center.

Emergency Fuel Assistance Fund in Pawlet needs donations: Heating season is here, and our local fund meets emergency situations on the spot. Donations should be made out to: “Pawlet Community Church Fuel Assistance Fund” and mailed to: Pawlet Fuel Assistance Fund, C/O Tim Bryant, 3449 Vt. Rt. 133, Pawlet, VT 05761. For more information contact Bob Schoenemann, Town Service Officer at 325-3146 or 325-3420.

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November Events in Pawlet

Historic Photos Exhibit, Pawlet Public Library November 9 to December 9: Opening reception is Saturday, November 9, 11 AM to 1 PM at the library. Featured Pawlet photographers are Archie Burdick (1866-1936), Helen Mary Bushee (1862-1947) Ella Clark (1893-1980) and Neil Rappaport (1942-1998). The library is open Tuesday through Saturday. Stop by and enjoy this exhibit of photographs spanning almost 100 years. For more information call Susanne Rappaport at 802-645-0993.

West Pawlet Fire Department Pancake Breakfast, Sunday, November 10, 7:30 to 11 AM, West Pawlet fire house: The fire house is located on Route 153 (Main Street) in West Pawlet, and it’s a handicap-accessible site.  All are welcome. Pancake menu includes regular as well as chocolate chip, blueberry and cranberry. Sausage, bacon, scrambled eggs, and home fries are also served, along with coffee, milk and orange juice. Prices are $7 for 12 years and up, $5 for 5-12 years and free to children under the age of 5.  In recognition of Youth Deer Hunting Weekend, all youth hunters who provide photo or proof of deer will receive a free breakfast. A 501(c) (3) non-profit, all proceeds are for the benefit of the department’s equipment and training needs. Contact:  Antonio Landon at 802-345-4312 or email: wp5801@yahoo.com.

Pawlet Town Offices closed Monday, November 11 in observance of Veterans Day.

First installment of wastewater fees is due to the Town Treasurer no later than Tuesday, November 12. Since November 11 is Veterans Day, Judy Coolidge will accept the payments on the November 12 without interest. The increase this year is due to the upgrade of the wastewater treatment plant.

Haystack Hustlers Seniors potluck lunch Tuesday November 12: We extend a special invitation to all Veterans to meet with us at the Pawlet Church at noon for a great potluck lunch.  Entertainment will follow lunch.  A 50/50 raffle will be held and we will collect items for the Pawlet Food Pantry. Our second lunch of the month will be the Holiday Feast at the Mettawee Community School.  Watch for further information.

Public Hearing on major revision of multiple regulations, Tuesday, November 12, 6:30 PM, Pawlet Town Hall Conference Room: The proposed regulations apply to flood hazard areas, subdivisions and zoning and will be incorporated into one Unified Bylaw.  A full copy of the proposed bylaw can be found at the Town Hall and on the Town of Pawlet web site http://pawlet.vt.gov/town-offices/planning-commission/.

Pawlet Select Board monthly meeting, Tuesday, November 12, 7 PM, Town Hall Conference Room: The public is welcome.

Health care presentation, Wednesday, November 13, at 6:30 PM, West Pawlet Firehouse: Estelle Leach has invited Dr. Dan McCauliffe of West Pawlet to give a presentation about where we are and where we are going with regard to health care in Vermont.

Pawlet Volunteer Fire Department Annual Game Supper, Saturday, November 16, 5 PM: This community tradition, now 45 years strong, is not only one of the best-known happenings in Pawlet, it is also one of our department’s most important fundraisers. We hope you will join us! Adults $12, and $6 for children under 12.

West Pawlet Volunteer Fire Department Turkey Raffle, Friday, November 22 at 7 PM  at the West Pawlet firehouse:  Free refreshments – coffee, donuts, soda and water, will be available. Tickets are on sale by the fire department for four grand prizes: Remington Model 7600 Pump Rifle (or $400 cash); binoculars; $100 cash; Turkey Meal with Fixin’s. Grand Prize winners will be announced November 22nd at the Turkey Raffle event.  One does not need to be present at the Turkey Raffle to win a Grand Prize. Ticket proceeds support the fire department’s equipment and training needs.  The West Pawlet Volunteer Fire Department is a designated 501(c) (3) non-profit with I.R.S. Tax-deductible donations are greatly appreciated. New members are always welcome. For more information contact:  Ron Taylor, Jr. at 802-645-0003 or cell 802-683-8988.

News from Pawlet Listers: GIS (geographic information science) mapping system for Pawlet is now available online and can be viewed at: http://www.caigisonline.com/pawletvt/. Several layers of maps are included that give zoning information, soil information, parcel ID, abutting owner information and more. Thanks to Lister Elaine Decker for making this possible. We have selected a consultant and are beginning our property reappraisal process. We expect to begin in November 2013. We will be making a few visits to property owners to develop our basis for the reappraisal. Your cooperation help make the process more efficient. Pawlet Llisters are Charles Mason, Elaine Decker and Karen Folger. The Listers’ office hours are by chance or appointment; call the office to check (325-3309) or email pawletlister@vermontel.net.

 Front Porch Forum is now available in Pawlet: Front Porch Forum is a web site that helps neighbors connect and build community by hosting regional networks of online neighborhood/town forums. The new Pawlet Wells Front Porch Forum is in the member recruitment phase. So far, 64 members have signed up. Once we get 100 members on board, then full functionality will turn on and everyone can start using it to share postings among neighbors. Help spread the word! http://frontporchforum.com/registrations

Emergency Fuel Assistance Fund in Pawlet needs donations: Heating season is here, and our local fund meets emergency situations on the spot. Donations should be made out to: “Pawlet Community Church Fuel Assistance Fund” and mailed to: Pawlet Fuel Assistance Fund, C/O Tim Bryant, 3449 Vt. Rt. 133, Pawlet, VT 05761. For more information contact Bob Schoenemann, Town Service Officer at 325-3146 or 325-3420.

RAVNAH Seasonal Flu and Pneumonia Clinics: The Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice (RAVNAH) and Dorset Nursing will be hosting a series of 23 flu and pneumonia vaccination clinics from September 24 to November 20. For more information call RAVNAH Flu Hotline at 770-1574 or visit www.ravnah.org.

 

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Pawlet Events, Fall 2013

6th Semi-Annual “Share the Warmth Clothing Drive,” 9 AM – 1 PM, Saturday and Sunday, October 26-27, Mettawee Community School: Free clothing is available; bring your own bags. Thank you, Brooke Burnham, MCS-PTO President.

Pawlet Planning Commission monthly meeting, Monday, October 28, 7:30 PM, Town Hall Conference Room: Meetings are open to the public.

Pawlet Select Board monthly meeting, Tuesday, October 29, 7 PM, Town Hall Conference Room: The public is welcome.

Roast pork supper Saturday, November 2, 5 PM, Pawlet Church: The menu includes: Roast  pork baked with topping, stuffing, mashed potatoes with gravy, hot vegetables, cabbage, salad, applesauce, fruited Jello, rolls with butter, and hot and cold beverages and Rosalie’s famous dessert. This will be the last supper of the season. Next year we will start again the first Saturday in April. Proceeds benefit the Pawlet Community Church. Please help us with maintenance and repair costs.

Spaghetti Dinner for Mettawee Community School Sixth-Grade class trip, Monday, November 4, Bernardo’s Restaurant, Granville: Proceeds benefit the Sixth-Grade class trip to Boston in the spring. Seatings will be at 5, 6 and 7:15 PM. Eat-in tickets $5; takeouts $6. Tickets can be purchased at the school 8 AM – 3 PM, through Friday, November 1, or at the door. Call 645-9009 for more information.

Pawlet Energy Group Monthly Meeting Wednesday, November 6, 12 PM, Town Hall: The public is welcome to attend the energy group’s regular monthly meetings. Learn about the Button Up Vermont program and other weatherization and energy-related initiatives. For more information contact Sue LaPorte at 325-3424 or Facebook “Pawlet Energy Group.”

West Pawlet Fire Department Pancake Breakfast, Sunday, November 10, 7:30 to 11 AM, West Pawlet fire house: The fire house is located on Route 153 (Main Street) in West Pawlet, and it’s a handicap-accessible site.  All are welcome. Pancake menu includes regular as well as chocolate chip, blueberry and cranberry. Sausage, bacon, scrambled eggs, and home fries are also served, along with coffee, milk and orange juice. Prices are $7 for 12 years and up, $5 for 5-12 years and free to children under the age of 5.  In recognition of Youth Deer Hunting Weekend, all youth hunters who provide photo or proof of deer will receive a free breakfast. A 501(c) (3) non-profit, all proceeds are for the benefit of the department’s equipment and training needs. Contact:  Antonio Landon at 802-345-4312 or email: wp5801@yahoo.com.

Public Hearing on major revision of multiple regulations, Tuesday, November 12, 6:30 PM, Pawlet Town Hall Conference Room: The proposed regulations apply to flood hazard areas, subdivisions and zoning and will be incorporated into one Unified Bylaw.  A full copy of the proposed bylaw can be found at the Town Hall and on the Town of Pawlet web site http://pawlet.vt.gov/town-offices/planning-commission/.

Pawlet Volunteer Fire Department Annual Game Supper, Saturday, November 16: This community tradition, now 45 years strong, is not only one of the best-known happenings in Pawlet, it is also one of our department’s most important fundraisers. We hope you will join us! Adults $12, and $6 for children under 12.

RAVNAH Seasonal Flu and Pneumonia Clinics: The Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice (RAVNAH) and Dorset Nursing will be hosting a series of 23 flu and pneumonia vaccination clinics from September 24 to November 20. For more information call RAVNAH Flu Hotline at 770-1574 or visit www.ravnah.org.

Front Porch Forum is now available in Pawlet: Front Porch Forum is a web site that helps neighbors connect and build community by hosting regional networks of online neighborhood/town forums. The new Pawlet Wells Front Porch Forum is in the member recruitment phase. So far, 54 members have signed up. Once we get 100 members on board, then full functionality will turn on and everyone can start using it to share postings among neighbors. Help spread the word! http://frontporchforum.com/registrations

Emergency Fuel Assistance Fund in Pawlet needs donations: Heating season is here, and our local fund meets emergency situations on the spot. Donations should be made out to: “Pawlet Community Church Fuel Assistance Fund” and mailed to: Pawlet Fuel Assistance Fund, C/O Tim Bryant, 3449 Vt. Rt. 133, Pawlet, VT 05761. For more information contact Bob Schoenemann, Town Service Officer at 325-3146 or 325-3420.

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