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 Town of Northfield will be holding a Special Town Meeting by Australian Ballot on Tuesday, November 4, 2014, in the lobby of the Northfield Middle/High School from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.  The only article on the ballot is a request for voter authorization so that the Town Select Board can "enter into tax stabilization contracts..."  Please click here to view the warning.

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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 Middle/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 Town Clerk Kim Pedley or Assistant Town Clerk Karen Zedick at 485-5421. The last day to register to vote is October 29, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.

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ROAD PAVING

The following roads will be paved on Monday and Tuesday, October 27-28, 2014: Byam Hill, Hill Street, Washington Street (lower), Winch Hill, Smith Hill and Jarvis Lane.  The proposed work will include a heavy shim coat.   Although the roads will remain open during the paving, residents may experience some delays when traffic is limited to one lane.  Should you have any questions, please contact Town Manager Jeffrey Schulz at 485-6121.

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The Northfield Board of Town Selectmen will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, October 28, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room located in the Brown Public Library (93 South Main Street) for the purpose of providing written or oral views on the Warned Town Article to be voted upon by Australian Ballot at the Special Town Meeting on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.  If approved by the voters, this article would authorize the Northfield Select Board to “enter into tax stabilization contracts fixing and maintaining the valuation of certain grand list properties, fixing and maintaining the rates of tax applicable to such properties, fixing the amount of money which shall be paid as an annual tax upon such properties, and/or fixing the tax applicable to such property at a percentage of the annual tax, as authorized by 24 VSA §2741, provided that the term of any such contracts shall not exceed seven (7) years.”  Please click here to view the proposed Tax Stabilization Agreement Policy.  Should you have any questions prior to this Public Hearing, please contact Town Manager Jeffrey Schulz at 485-6121

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The Leaf Picker began operating on Monday, September 29, 2014. Leaf collection will continue through the end of October.  Please move your leaves to the side of the road and they will be removed as soon as possible.  LEAVES ONLY PLEASE! No brush or branches.  For more information, please contact Road Foreman Ray Hudson at 793-5381.

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The construction phase of the Fairground Road Bridge Replacement Project began 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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Coming Soon:
Vermont’s New Handheld Device Law is Here

It already was 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. As of October 1, 2014, that ban was 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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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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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

Economic Development Committee: Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 6:00 p.m.

Utility Commissions Joint Meeting: Monday, November 3, 2014, 7:00 p.m.

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

Reparative Board Meeting: Tuesday, November 4, 2014, 5:00 p.m.

Town Buildings & Energy Committee: Monday, November 10, 2014, 5:00 p.m.

Recreation Committee Meeting: Monday, November 10, 2014, 6:00 p.m.

Town Select Board Regular Meeting: Monday, November 10, 2014, 7:00 p.m.

Conservation Committee Meeting: Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 6:30 p.m.

Planning Commission Meeting: Monday, November 17, 2014, 7:00 p.m.

Brown Public Library Trustees Meeting: Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 5:00 p.m.

Town Select Board Regular Meeting: Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 7:00 p.m.

Utility Commissions Joint Meeting: Monday, December 1, 2014, 7:00 p.m.

Reparative Board Meeting: Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 5:00 p.m.

Zoning Board of Adjustment Meeting: Thursday, December 4, 2014, 7:00 p.m.

Town Buildings & Energy Committee: Monday, December 8, 2014, 5:00 p.m.

Recreation Committee Meeting: Monday, December 8, 2014, 6:00 p.m.

Brown Public Library Trustees Meeting: Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 5:00 p.m.

Town Select Board Regular Meeting: Monday, December 9, 2014, 7:00 p.m.

Conservation Committee Meeting: Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 6:30 p.m.

Planning Commission Meeting: Monday, December 15, 2014, 7:00 p.m.

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