Town of Pawlet Emergency Management Team: Bob Morlino, Director; Jay Luebke, Coordinator; Elizabeth Gibson, Public Information Officer
October 6, 2016, Mettawee School Emergency Generator Fully Funded: The Mettawee School Generator Fund has reached its goal through a series of successful fundraisers. According to Robert Morlino, Emergency Management Director, with the help of donations from the community, “… we were able to raise over $16,000 to match the 75% FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant awarded to the Town of Pawlet to purchase and install an emergency generator for the Mettawee Community School.” Morlino explained that this will allow the town to utilize the school as “… an overnight shelter for Pawlet and anyone in the surrounding communities.” Additionally, Morlino said that it will allow the Town of Pawlet to locate its Emergency Operations Center at the school for use in town wide emergencies. Mettawee Community School Principal Brooke Debonis and Morlino thank everyone who donated funds and took the time to recognize the importance of the generator cause. If contractors can be lined up and the weather cooperates the generator could be installed by the end of the year.