Town Election Week 2015

Important Town Meeting Dates 2015

– Monday, March 2, obtain absentee ballots from Town Clerk Deb Hawkins
– Monday, March 2, 7:30 PM, Attend Town Meeting: Mettawee Community School. Bring your copy of the Pawlet Town Report.
– Tuesday, March 3, 9 AM – 7 PM, Vote in town elections , Town Hall. All absentee ballots must be returned by close of polls.

Contact Deb Hawkins, Town Clerk, 802-325-3309 x1.

Upcoming Pawlet Town Government Meetings: All meetings are open to the public and are held at the Pawlet Town Hall on School Street.
Select Board Annual Organizational Meeting, Wednesday, March 4 , 7 PM.
Select Board, Tuesday, March 17 and March 31, 7 PM.
Planning Commission, Monday, March 23, 6:30 PM. This meeting will include a community form on the Pawlet’s future to help with revising the Town Plan. The public is urged to attend.
Energy Group, Monday, March 23, 12 PM.

West Pawlet Farmers Market, Fridays, 4-7 PM, Fish & Game Club Building:  Wood Mountain Fish/Liberty Farm pick-up only tonight at market! Consider Bardwell Farm, Slack Hollow Farm, Flatlander Farm, Pine Woods Farm and 153 Sandwiches will see you next Friday! Find “West Pawlet Fish and Game Club Building” on Facebook to learn about weekly specials, including our new seafood club.

West Pawlet Volunteer Fire Department Pancake Breakfast, Sunday, March 8, 7:30 to 11 AM, West Pawlet fire house: 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 $8 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!

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.

Church seeks organist: The St. Frances Cabrini Parish in West Pawlet needs an organist for its 11 AM Mass each Sunday through Easter. Our snowbird guitarist will be returning then, but we will need the organist as a sub during the Spring/Summer/Fall and again fulltime from after Christmas through Easter. Knowledge of Catholic liturgy very helpful but not essential; playing the 4 hymns per Mass is the primary need. Please email Paul Turnley pturnley@aol.com or call him at 645-0955 for more information.

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 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.