Property taxes are due on Monday, February 11: Treasurer Judy Coolidge will be in the office from 9 AM to 4 PM that day for collection. Unpaid accounts will be turned over to the delinquent collector on Feb. 12th!

Haystack Hustler Seniors February events: We will meet for lunch, on February 12, 1 PM (note time change), at the Station Restaurant in Pawlet. Please make reservations with Phyllis at 325-3196. We will also have our usual collection of items for the Pawlet Food Pantry. On February 26, we will meet at the Mettawee Community School for lunch, to include a program by the students. Reservations for this lunch are due to Phyllis at 325-3196 by February 18. Suggested cost for the lunch is $3.50. We will also have our 50/50 Raffle and collect items for the Pawlet Food Pantry.

Union District 47 School Board Meeting, Wednesday, February 13, 7 PM, Mettawee School

Pawlet Town Offices closed Monday, February 18 for Presidents’ Day: Regular office hours resume Tuesday, February 19.

Annual Meeting, Trustees and Lot Holders of the Mettowee and Northeast Cemetery Association, February 21, 7 PM, Pawlet Town Hall. For information call 802-325-3052.

Town Meeting Day: Town elections will be held on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at the Pawlet Town Hall from 9 AM to 7 PM. The information meeting will be on Monday, March 4, 7:30 PM at the Mettawee Community School in West Pawlet. The Pawlet Town Report may be viewed at Pawlet Town Report 2013. Please allow a few moments for this file to load.

Tickets for Mettawee Mania 2013, A Talent Extravaganza are on sale at the Mettawee Community School. Mania ’13 will be show director Rod Hawkins’ last Mettawee “talent extravaganza,” as he has accepted an offer to direct the Miss Vermont Scholarship pageant beginning this summer. Don’t miss his Mettawee Mania “swan song” production on Saturday, March 9, beginning at 7 PM. Adults $7; Seniors and Students $5; 3 & under – Free. For more information, call during school hours 8 AM – 3 PM. Note: the school will be closed for Winter Break February 18-22. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the door the night of the show.

Pawlet Planning Commission seeks new member: The Select Board seeks a volunteer to serve on the Pawlet Planning Commission for the remaining term of an open position. The commission meets on the 4th Monday of each month, 7:30 – 9:00 PM, at the Town Hall. Please submit a letter stating your interest to Deb Hawkins, Town Clerk, Town of Pawlet, PO Box 128, Pawlet, VT 05761.

Emergency Fuel Assistance Fund in Pawlet needs donations: The federal government cut its fuel assistance to the states last year, and that cut remains in effect this year. This means that residents of Pawlet who qualify may not get enough assistance to get through the winter. Our local fund meets emergency situations on the spot. Last winter was mild, so we had just one emergency case that was covered by our backup local fund. Presently we have about $700 in the fund. One minimum delivery of 100 gallons of heating oil costs about $400. If we have three emergency cases this winter we’ll need at least $1,200 in the fund. Donations totaling at least $500 would be greatly appreciated. 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.