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Pawlet Property Taxes first payment due Thursday, September 10: Postmarks are accepted as timely payment. Please send self-addressed, stamped envelope if a receipt is desired. Thank you, Judy Coolidge, Town Treasurer 

AARP Smart Driver Course, Saturday September 12, 10 AM – 3 PM, Pawlet Public Library: The Library is sponsoring the new 4 hour course. There will be an hour break for lunch. The fee is $15 for AARP Members and $20 for non-members. To register, please call Kathy at 379-4002 or the Pawlet Library at 325-3123.

West Pawlet Volunteer Fire Department Pancake Breakfast, Sunday, September 13, 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!

Pawlet Planning Commission Special Meeting, September 14, 2015: The Pawlet Planning Commission will hold a special working meeting on Monday, September 14, 2015, at 7 PM in the Town Hall Conference Room, to review final draft of the revised Pawlet Town Plan.

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, Tuesday, September 15 and September 29, 7 PM.
– Energy Group, Monday, September 28, 12 PM.
– Planning Commission Monthly Meeting, Monday, September 28, 7:30 PM.

New Contact for Pawlet Select Board: The board’s new administrative assistant is Timothy Hughes-Muse, who is now the point of contact for the board at pawletselectbrd@vermontel.net.

Vermont Town Clerk’s Portal for online access to town records: The Town of Pawlet has joined the Vermont Town Clerk’s Portal to allow Internet access to public land records 24/7. The Town uses the Cott Systems software for indexing and scanning their land record documents. The public has free access to land record indexes, and with a nominal subscription fee paid to Cott Systems researchers are able to view the images and print from their own computers. Researchers will continue to provide a source of revenue for Town Clerks by paying the standard $1.00 per page that is set by State Statute, but can easily offset subscription fees through elimination of hourly vault use fees and savings in gas expense and travel time. The Vermont State Portal is available at:  https://vermont-townclerks-records.com

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.

Slavic Dinner Fundraiser for John Labas, Saturday, September 19, 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM, K of C Hall, Potter Avenue, Granvillle, NY: Takeout dinners only will include : pieroghi, kielbasa, kapusta, and home desserts, $13.00 per dinner. John Labas is in Glens Falls Hospital with a serious and long lasting medical condition. For more information contact Paul Turnley at pturnley@aol.com

Haystack Hustler Seniors lunch, Tuesday, September 22, 12 PM Mettawee Community School: The cost for lunch is $3.50, and we will hold a 50/50 raffle. The students will present a program. All area Seniors are welcome at our lunches, but we will need a count for this lunch.  Call Phyllis at 325-3196 to register or for information – and tell a friend/neighbor about our group activities.

Roast pork dinner Saturday, October 3, 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. The cost is $12 for adults. Takeout orders can also be made on the day of the dinner by calling the church at 325-3022.

Chicken Soup Cook-Off at the Pawlet Public Library, Sunday, October 18:  To compete in this fun, creative cook-off, stop by the library and sign up. Creamy, chunky, thick or thin, broth base, or cream, whichever you prefer – but chicken must be used! Cost to enter is $20; the library will provide the table, chairs, electricity, the outlet, cups, spoons and crackers. Space is limited, signup deadline is October 1. Winner of the best tasting soup gets $100. Winner of the best decorated table gets $50. To sign up or for more information call Melissa at the Pawlet library 325-3123, or Adelle Seamans at 645-0242. All money made from this event is donated to the library.

West Pawlet Farmers Market has disbanded after a good 3-1/2 year run.  Thanks to all the customers and vendors who made it happen.

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.