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

March 22: Planning Commission Meeting
March 23: Select Board Meeting
April 1: Dog Licenses fees due (new and renewal)
April 6: Library Monthly Board Meeting
April 6: Select Board Meeting
April 8: Pawlett Historical Society Board Meeting
April 20: Select Board Meeting
April 26: Planning Commission Meeting


Annual Town Meeting Day Election and Ballot Results
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Mettawee School District Community Engagement Survey
The Mettawee Community School educates the children of Pawlet and Rupert from Pre-kindergarten through 6th grade.

Your feedback to the following questions would be greatly appreciated. Find the survey HERE.

Did you know?
There are a number of services available through the town offices, handled by our clerk, Deb Hawkins. Here are some:

  • Administering all local and state elections
  • Recording of land records & town proceedings
  • Filing and indexing of all births, deaths & marriages (vital records)
  • Filing and indexing liens, surveys and an assortment of other documents
  • Issuing dog licenses and motor vehicle re-registrations
  • Voter registration
  • Notarizing documents
  • Preservation and restoration of land records and vital records
  • Transfer Station Solid Waste ticket sales
  • Issuing Green Mountain Passports

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.

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

– March 22, 7:30 PM: Pawlet Planning Commission Meeting
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 March 22, 2021. Meetings are held according to the rules of procedure established by the Vermont League of Cities and Towns.

– March 23, 7:00 PM: Pawlet Select Board Meeting
Meetings are held online; the agenda, which includes information on how to participate via Zoom, is available here: Agenda March.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.

April 1: Dog Licenses fees due (new and renewal)
Dog Licenses: Vermont law requires all dogs over 6 months old to be licensed with the town clerk. Owners must present a current rabies certificate to the town clerk by April 1 each year. If the dog has been spayed or neutered, the certificate for that must also be presented to pay a reduced license fee. Before April 1 the fee for spayed/neutered dogs is $10 and $14 for dogs that have not been spayed/neutered. After April 1 the fees increase to $14 and $20, respectively. VSA Title 20 §3621 states “the legislative body of a municipality may at any time issue a warrant to one or more police officers, or constables, or pound keepers, directing them to proceed forthwith to destroy in a humane way or cause to be destroyed in a humane way all dogs or wolf hybrids within the town or city not licensed …”

– April 6: 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).

– April 6, 7:00 PM: Pawlet Select Board Meeting
Meetings are held online; the agenda, which includes information on how to participate via Zoom, will be posted on the website on the select board page HERE in the coming weeks. 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.

– April 8: Pawlett Historical Society Monthly Board Meeting

– April 20, 7:00 PM: Pawlet Select Board Meeting
Meetings are held online; the agenda, which includes information on how to participate via Zoom, will be posted on the website on the select board page HERE in the coming weeks. 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.

– April 26, 7:30 PM: Pawlet Planning Commission Meeting
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, will be available HERE in the coming weeks. Meetings are held according to the rules of procedure established by the Vermont League of Cities and Towns.

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