In this Newsletter (Scroll down for details).
Town of Pawlet now accepts online payments for property tax and waste water user fees
Zoning permits
Town of Pawlet proposed town plan
Important Election Information
Town clerk office hours
Library Hours
Did you know?
Highway Department — contact information

Upcoming Events & Important Dates
(scroll down toward the end of the newsletter for details)
December 12: Select Board Meeting
December 26: Select Board Meeting
December 28: Planning Commission public hearing
January 2: Public Library Monthly Board Meeting
January 8: Mettawee School Board Meeting
January 9: Select Board Meeting
January 10: Historical Society’s monthly meeting
January 22: Planning Commission Meeting
January 23: Select Board Meeting

Town of Pawlet now accepts online payments for property tax and waste water user fees
The Town of Pawlet is happy to announce that we are now able to accept credit card and Electronic Checks for Property Tax and Waste Water User Fee Payments. Click HERE to get started with a payment or call Julie at 802-325-3309 ext. 2.

Zoning Permits
A permit is required for storage boxes and shipping containers. They are considered structures and subject to the same Zoning By-Laws as a building. If you have a storage box/shipping container on your property you must apply for a permit. An exemption is allowed if being used as temporary storage for less than one year. Questions? Contact pawletzoning@vermontel.net

Town of Pawlet proposed town plan
The Pawlet Planning Commission has a public hearing scheduled for December 28 and 7:30 pm to review the proposed town plan. The plan can be viewed HERE.

Important Election Information
2024 Annual Town & School Meeting
To coincide with 2024 Presidential Primary

March 5, 2024

Important Information

  • The State of Vermont does not have a General Election in odd numbered years even though other states do
  • Town & School Annual Meeting is March 5, 2024 (the same day as Vermont’s Presidential Primary)
  • For the Presidential Primary ONLY, as in the past, you will be asked to choose a ballot
  • Deadline to submit petitions for articles to appear on the ballot is 1/18/2024.  Must have signatures of at least 5% of the registered voters.  17 V.S.A. §2642 (a)(3)(A)
  • Deadline to submit nominating petitions is 1/29/2024 by 5:00 PM.  Must have signatures of at least 1% of the registered voters.  17 V.S.A. § 2681 (a)
  • At the start of every year, requests for early voting ballots must be made for that calendar year.  Ballots are not automatically going to be mailed for these two elections (Town/School & Pres. Prim).
  • Early voting ballots may be requested in person, by phone or online at https://mvp.vermont.gov/
  • Register to vote in person or online at https://olvr.vermont.gov/
  • General Election Ballots (November 5, 2024) WILL automatically be mailed to every eligible registered voter in the state of Vermont.  You do not need to request them.
  • Town of Pawlet Offices with terms expiring 3/5/2024
    • Moderator (1 year term)
    • Selectboard (3 year term)
    • Selectboard (1 year term)
    • Selectboard (1 year term)
    • 2nd Constable (2 year term)
    • Delinquent Tax Collector (1 year term)
    • Library Trustee (3 year term)
    • Mettawee School District Director (3 year term)
    • Mettawee School District Director (3 year term)
  • Mettawee School District Officers will be offered at a later date

Town Office upcoming closure dates
Monday, December 25 through Monday January 1st — Holiday
Monday, January 15 — Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Town Clerk Office hours**
Monday:  9:30-3:30
Tuesday: 9:00-3:00
Wednesday:  9:30-3:30
Thursday:  Closed
Friday:  Closed

** Please note: Appointments need to be made ahead of time for land record and genealogical research.

The Pawlet Public Library will be closed on Saturday, November 11, 2023 in honor of Veteran’s Day.

Pawlet Public Library hours of operation
Sunday – Closed
Monday – Closed
Tuesday – 11:00am – 5:00pm
Wednesday – 11:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday – 11:00am – 5:00pm
Friday – 10:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday – 10:00am – 2:00pm

Curbside service is available by appointment on the days the Library is open. Contact the Library staff at 802-325-3123 or pawletpub@gmail.com.

Did you know?
The dropping of the ball in New York’s Times Square to count down to the new year dates back to 1907?

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

Upcoming Events Details

— December 12, 7:00 p.m. — Pawlet Select Board Meeting
The agenda for the next meeting will be available HERE. 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.

— December 26, 7:00 p.m. — Pawlet Select Board Meeting
The agenda for the next meeting will be available HERE. 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.

— December 28, 7:30 p.m. — Pawlet Planning Commission public hearing
The purpose of the Hearing is to adopt a revised Town of Pawlet Town Plan. The geographic area affected includes all areas of Pawlet. The agenda and the proposed town plan is available for viewing HERE.

— January 2, starting at 6:00 p.m. — Pawlet Public Library Monthly Board Meeting
The Library Board typically meets the first Tuesday of every month at 6:00 p.m. The May meeting is an exception. The meetings are open to the public; please contact the library for more information on how to join the meeting at 325-3123.

— January 8, 6:30-8:30 — Mettowee School Board Meeting
Meeting is held at the town auditorium.

— January 9, 7:00 p.m. — Pawlet Select Board Meeting
The agenda for the next meeting will be available HERE. 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.

— January 10, 7:00 — Pawlett Historical Society’s Monthly Meeting
The meeting will be held at the Pawlet Library. Contact Rose Smith at 802-645-0306 if you’d like to attend virtually via Zoom.

— January 22, 7:30 p.m. — Pawlet Planning Commission Meeting
The Planning Commission usually meets on the fourth Monday of each month at 7:30 PM. The agenda for the next monthly meeting will be available on the town website HERE. Meetings are held according to the rules of procedure established by the Vermont League of Cities and Towns.

— January 23, 7:00 p.m. — Pawlet Select Board Meeting
The agenda for the next meeting will be available HERE. 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.

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