Mid-winter in Pawlet

Upcoming Pawlet Town Government Meetings: All meetings are open to the public and are held at the Pawlet Town Hall on School Street.
Planning Commission, Monday, February 23, 7:30 PM.
Energy Group, Monday, February 23, 12 PM.
Select Board Annual Organizational Meeting, Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Union School District #47 Annual Meeting Wednesday, February 25, 7:30 PM, Mettawee Community School: to discuss the budget and elect officers. Note that the budget will not be discussed at Town Meeting on March 2.

Town of Pawlet Annual Meeting Dates:
– Information Meeting – March 2, 7:30 PM, Mettawee Community School.
– Vote – March 3, 9 AM – 7 PM, Pawlet Town Hall.
Contact Deb Hawkins, Town Clerk, 802-325-3309 x1.

Reminder to area Landlords: As per the Vermont Rental Housing Code, all rental units (apartments or homes) must have a photoelectric smoke detector and a carbon monoxide detector. It is the responsibility of the landlord to supply these life-saving devices. Thank you, Bob Morlino, Pawlet Health Officer

Pawlet Planning Commission seeks clerk: Duties include attending evening meetings on the fourth Monday of each month, transcribing and distributing minutes to Planning Commission members, the Town Clerk and others as necessary. Ability to distribute minutes electronically in PDF format is required. Must be willing to attend occasional special meetings also. Please send letter of interest stating your qualifications to Deb Hawkins, Pawlet Town Clerk, PO Box 128, Pawlet, VT 05761.

Heads up when parking at the Pawlet Library: Please note that any banks of snow left in parking spaces directly in front of library are intentional and in line with the snow and ice shedding from the roof. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding that we have a limited parking area and want everyone to be safe!

Home heating fuel assistance programs are available: For seasonal fuel program call 800-775-0516 or 786-5800. For crisis fuel program after November 24 call BROC – Community Action in Southwestern Vermont, 775-0878. Other programs are available, including weatherization; call 211 for information. Seniors over 60 can also call the Senior Help Line, 800-642-5119. To get confidential help locally from the Pawlet Community Church Fuel Assistance Fund, call Pawlet Town Clerk Deb Hawkins, 325-3309.

Emergency Fuel Assistance Fund in Pawlet needs donations: Heating season is here, and it’s very cold! Our local fund meets emergency situations on the spot. Please make a donation to replenish the fund, which has already provided one fuel delivery this season. 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.

Notice from the VT Department of Motor Vehicles: Is your license plate so faded that it’s hard to read? Is your registration validation sticker not properly placed or missing? Is a license plate frame covering any part of the registration validation sticker or the words “Vermont” and/or “Green Mountain State” on the plate? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you must take action. Any of these situations could result in a fine. Visit dmv.vermont.gov for additional information or call 802-828-2000.

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 blood pressure screenings; and many other important services.