Upcoming Meetings and Events for February/March 2021
(scroll to the end for details)

February 22: Planning Commission Meeting
February 23: Select Board Meeting
March 1: Town Meeting Day Information Meeting
March 2: Town Meeting Day
March 2: Library Monthly Board Meeting
March 10: West Pawlet Wastewater User Fees due to Town Treasurer
March 11: Pawlet Historical Society Board Meeting

Voting Information
Notice to Voters – Instructions for local elections
Online voting registration and Voter Status Check
Health and Safety Protocol for Voting
Sample Voting Ballots

Town Office
The Town Office continues to be closed to walk-in traffic, but we are making appointments.  Please call ahead and be aware masks are required to enter the building. For more information see the Town Clerk’s page. Thank you for your patience and understanding!

The Town of Pawlet Highway Department requests that citizens do not come to the town garage to contact them. Please call them by phone and leave a message: 802-325-3467.

Employment Opportunities
The Town of Pawlet is currently looking to fill two positions: Clerk/Secretary of the Pawlet Planning Commission and Town Health Officer. To find out more about these positions visit the “Employment” section of the town website HERE.

Pawlet Community Church Update: Our food pantry has been coordinating our “Helping Hands” meals program, which continues providing meals to those in need. We expect this program continue for quite some time. Mach’s Market and The Barn Restaurant have been preparing the meals that are being paid for by many donations from members of our community. Our supportive community and their donations also allow us to offer healthy meals through our food pantry and emergency fuel assistance. Information on these programs can be found below. We invite you to help support the programs if you’re able. Thank you so much!

A Helping Hand in Pawlet: A Helping Hand in Pawlet: FREE meals are available for those struggling to make ends meet. Wednesday’s meal is prepared by Mach’s Market; meals on Friday and Sunday are prepared by The Barn Restaurant.

Menus are posted each week on Front Porch Forum and on facebook/McChesneyRealEstateInc.

To reserve a meal, call Nancy Bryant at 802-325-3172 from 10 am to 12 pm THE DAY BEFORE (Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday) for pick up from 5 to 5:30 pm the next day.

Those who can are asked to make a tax-deductible donation to support this valuable outreach to our neighbors. Send checks payable to Pawlet Community Church Food Pantry, c/o Timothy Bryant, 337 Milaura Lane, Pawlet, Vermont 05761.

Healthy Meals at the Pawlet Food Pantry: Frozen prepared meals, healthy and free, are available at the food pantry for those in need every fourth Friday of each month (third Friday in December), 9 AM-12 PM, at the Pawlet Community Church, junction of Routes 30 & 133 in Pawlet Village. Know someone in need who can’t make it to the pick up? We can help! Call: 802-867-2409. Meals are provided by The Grateful Hearts non-profit food program.

Emergency Fuel Assistance Fund in Pawlet needs donations: Heating season is here, and our local fund meets emergency situations on the spot. Please send donations payable to “Pawlet Community Church Fuel Assistance Fund” to: Pawlet Fuel Assistance Fund, Attn: Tim Bryant, Treasurer, 337 Milaura Road, Pawlet, VT 05761. To get confidential help locally from the Pawlet Community Church Fuel Assistance Fund, call Pawlet Town Clerk Deb Hawkins, 325-3309.

Pawlet Emergency Management COVID-19 Updates: For regular updates  please watch and like the Pawlet Emergency Management Facebook page. We are focusing on local and State information. For ongoing Executive Order Measures issued by Governor Phil Scott in response to COVID-19, see Executive Orders. To sign up for daily updates on the coronavirus situation in Washington County, NY, click here. We hope you are all well and safe.

Information resource offered by Pawlet Library: Community Connector Sara Young has compiled an information resource that includes updates from the Vermont Department of Health and Town of Pawlet Emergency Management. It also lists local services in the Pawlet area, and State regulations and resources. For more information see Pawlet Area COVID-19 Information and Resources.

SVCOA Offers Shopping Service for Older Vermonters: Southwestern Vermont Council on Aging has started a new grocery and supply shopping service to support older Vermonters in Bennington and Rutland counties during the COVID-19 issue. The shopping service, which is supported by vetted SVCOA volunteers, is available to anyone age 60 or over, as well as eligible younger disabled individuals. If you or someone you know is interested in accessing the shopping service, or if you’re interested in volunteering, please call SVCOA at 802-786-5990 and ask to speak with Ellen Green. For more information about SVCOA, visit www.svcoa.org.

Update from Community Health Centers of the Rutland Region: Don’t hesitate to call us at 888-989-8707 for appointments and for any questions you have regarding your health. Check our website for more details, hours and locations https://www.chcrr.org/ or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CommunityHealthVT/

Upcoming Meetings and Events Details

Pawlet Planning Commission Meeting, Monday, February 22, 7:30 PM
The Planning Commission usually meets on the fourth Monday of each month at 7:30 PM; meetings are currently being held online. The agenda for the next monthly meeting, which includes information on how to participate virtually, is available here: PPC Agenda February 22, 2021. Meetings are held according to the rules of procedure established by the Vermont League of Cities and Towns.

Pawlet Select Board Meeting, Tuesday, February 23, 7 PM
Meetings are held online; the agenda, which includes information on how to participate via Zoom, is available here: Agenda 2.23.2021. The Board meets every other Tuesday at 7:00 PM. Meetings are held according to the rules of procedure established by the Vermont League of Cities and Towns.

– March 1: Town Meeting Day Information Meeting
The legal voters of the Town of Pawlet are hereby warned and notified to meet virtually via Zoom on Monday, March 1, 2021 at 7:00 PM to act upon any business not involving voting by Australian Ballot or voting required by law to be done by ballot. Information for participating via online or phone can be found HERE.

– March 2: Town Meeting Day
The legal voters of the Town of Pawlet, Vermont are hereby warned and notified to vote on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 between the hours of 9:00 AM and 7:00 PM in the Conference Room of the Town Hall, 122 School Street, Pawlet. A full list of the articles to be voted on can be found HERE.

– March 2: Pawlet Public Library Monthly Board Meeting
The Library Board meets the first Tuesday of every month at 6:00 PM. The meetings are open to the public and are being held online; please contact the library for more information on how to join the meeting (802-325-3123).

– March 10: West Pawlet Wastewater User Fees due to Town Treasurer
Users have an upcoming installment due on March 10, 2021. The final installment will be due on 6/10/21.

Payment procedures during the pandemic: For safety reasons we are requiring different procedures for check and cash payments:

Check payments – please mail checks to the Town Treasurer or leave in the new secure drop box at the Town Hall. Stamped receipts will be mailed back if requested. In-person check payments are not an option at this time.

Cash payments – Do not leave cash payments in the drop box at the Town Hall; you must call the Town Treasurer 24 hours in advance to set up an appointment for in-person cash payments. If you do not have an appointment, we will not be able to accept your cash payment.

March 11: Pawlet Historical Society Monthly Board Meeting


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