CURRENT NOTICES

Below is list of Current Notices for the Town of Northfield, Vermont.  Please click on the links below for more information (when available).

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Town Select Board (& Village Trustees) 2014 Regular Meeting Schedule

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Town Select Board & Village Trustees 2012 Meeting Minutes

Town Select Board & Village Trustees 2013 Meeting Minutes

Town Select Board & Village Trustees 2014 Meeting Minutes

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The Northfield Municipal Building will close at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 so that the staff can attend an informational meeting.  Bill payments may be placed in the outdoor mailbox.  The Town of Northfield sincerely regrets any inconvenience this may cause its customers.

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BALLOTS ARE NOW AVAILABLE FOR THE GENERAL ELECTION TO BE HELD NOVEMBER 4, 2014.   The election will be held on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.  Voting will take place at the Northfield High School from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.  You can vote in the Town Clerk's Office, pick up a ballot (your own), or have a ballot mailed to you. For questions or to call for a ballot, call Kim or Karen at 485-5421. The last day to register to vote is October 29, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.

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The construction phase of the Fairground Road Bridge Replacement Project will begin the week of September 21, 2014.  The project will include the installation of a temporary bridge; demolition of the existing structure; driving piles on the river's west side; open excavation for the placement of a bridge abutment on the river's east side; and river bank restoration and stabilization.  The work will be halted mid-December 2014 and restarted in April 2015.  Please click here for additional information from Town Manager Jeffrey Schulz.

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On Tuesday, September 9, 2014, following two public hearings held the previous month, the Northfield Select Board approved the Town Plan developed by the Northfield Planning Commission.  Please click here to access the 2014 Northfield Town Plan and maps.

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The Northfield Water Department will be flushing hydrants starting on Monday, September 29, 2014, and finishing by Friday, October 10, 2014.  For more information, please contact the Northfield Utility Office at 485-5411.

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Coming Soon: Vermont’s New Handheld Device Law

It is already illegal for any driver to text while driving or to use a portable electronic or computing device in a work zone, and for drivers under age 18 to use a handheld device anywhere. On October 1, 2014, that ban will be extended to all drivers everywhere in Vermont.

Portable electronic devices include cell phones, PDAs, laptops or tablets and MP3 or game players, but not CB radios.  An officer can stop any driver with a device in hand.

Devices may be used if securely mounted in the vehicle (but not on the windshield) where it can be reached to activate or deactivate hands-free use through a speaker or Bluetooth device.  Phones may be used for necessary communication with emergency personnel.

Penalties range from $100 to $200 for a first violation and $250 to $500 for each additional violation within two years.

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Please click here to view the Northfield Community Photograph that was taken during National Night Out on Tuesday, August 5, 2014.

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The Northfield Farmers Market began its outdoor season on May 13, 2014 and will be held each Tuesday afternoon from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on the Northfield Common.  The final market of the season will be held on October 7, 2014.  For more information, please click here to access the Northfield Farmers Market's official website.

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Click here to view a video of the Vermont Downtown Action Team's report after their April 2014 visit to Northfield.

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The Northfield GMTA Commuter (#93) now is making stops in Northfield, Northfield Falls and Montpelier. The route offers two (2) trips in the morning and afternoon and one (1) mid-day trip. The bus runs Monday through Friday and a one-way ride costs $2.  Go to gmtaride.org for schedules and information.

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The Town of Northfield has adopted policies that affirm its compliance with  the  Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ("ADA"). Please click here to view the  full text of the ADA Grievance Procedure.

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Burn Permits are required in the Town of Northfield.  Contact a Fire  Warden before you burn.  Call Fire Warden Brian Elwell at 485-9036 or Assistant  Fire Warden Titus Soble at 793-9030.

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Town Buildings & Energy Committee: Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 6:00 p.m.

Town Select Board Regular Meeting: Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 7:00 p.m.

Economic Development Committee: Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 6:00 p.m.

Zoning Board of Adjustment Meeting: Thursday, September 25, 2014, 7:00 p.m.

Utility Commissions Joint Meeting: Monday, October 6, 2014, 7:00 p.m.

Reparative Board Meeting: Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 5:00 p.m.

Board of Tax Abatement Meeting: Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 5:30 p.m.

Conservation Committee Meeting: Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 6:30 p.m.

Town Buildings & Energy Committee: Monday, October 13, 2014, 5:00 p.m.

Recreation Committee Meeting: Monday, October 13, 2014, 6:00 p.m.

Brown Public Library Trustees Meeting: Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 5:00 p.m.

Town Select Board Public Hearing (Town Traffic Ordinance 2014):
Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 7:00 p.m.

Town Select Board Regular Meeting: Tuesday, October 14, 2014
At conclusion of 7:00 p.m. Public Hearing

Planning Commission Meeting: Monday, October 20, 2014, 7:00 p.m.

Zoning Board of Adjustment Meeting: Thursday, October 23, 2014, 7:00 p.m.

Town Select Board Public Hearing (Special Town Meeting Article):
Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 7:00 p.m.

Town Select Board Regular Meeting: Tuesday, October 28, 2014
At conclusion of 7:00 p.m. Public Hearing

Special Town Meeting (Tax Stabilization Agreement Authority):
Tuesday, November 4, 2014, 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.