Vermont seeking comment about Hud Programs: Each year the State of Vermont - Agency of Commerce and Community Development, Agency of Human Services and Vermont Housing and Conservation Board receives funding for HUD programs through the Consolidated Plan or Annual Plan update process which identifies priorities based on needs from the housing needs assessment, market analysis, citizen and stakeholder input.  At the end of the program year the state is required to report on the performance outcomes outlined from those plans in their Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER).  They have completed the FY22 Program Year DRAFT CAPER which includes the outcomes for the following programs: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME) Housing Trust Fund (HTF) Emergency Solutions Grant Program (ESG); and Community Development Block Grant CARES Act (CDBG-CV) Emergency Solutions Grant Program CARES Act (ESG-CV).   As a representative for a unit of general local government, please share the attached notice with your local residents including minorities,The state is seeking comments by September 27, 2023.


2020 Town Meeting results

Here’s a rundown on the votes taken at Monday night’s Vernon Town Meeting. For complete text of the articles, see the warrant posted here.

Articles 1-3: These are being voted on by Australian ballot today, March 3

Article 4: General fund expenditure of $1,894,285: PASSED

Article 5: Library expenditure of $87,453: PASSED

Article 6: Library Trustee for unexpired one year term: IAN HEFELE elected

Article 7: Library Trustee for unexpired three year term: ELAINE DIETRICH elected

Article 8: Library Trustee for a three-year term: JOANNE LEVEILLE elected

Article 9: Marsh Fund Committee: JAMES BROWN, SANDRA HARRIS elected

Article 10: Memorial Day Committee: PETER & ANGELA MILLER elected

Article 11: Capital plan funding of $252,923: PASSED

Article 12: Shall the town continue to provide curbside trash collection? PASSED

Article 13: Passed over (only relevant if Article 12 is defeated)

Article 14: Shall the town continue curbside recycling: PASSED

Article 15: Funding of $108,000 for municipal building refuse, curbside recycling and compost recycling: PASSED

Article 16: Funding of $14,518 for Windham Solid Waste District: PASSED

Article 17: Establishment of an Emergency Repair/Replacement Fund: PASSED

Article 18: Funding of $10,000 for the Emergency Repair/Replacement Fund: PASSED

Article 19: Elimination of the office of Lister: Passed over (article not voted on)

Article 20: Adding “industrial scale development” to the purpose of the Professional Services Fund: PASSED

Article 21: Appropriation of $100,000 for the Town Road Upgrading Fund: PASSED

Article 22: Appropriation of $40,000 for the Town Culvert Fund: PASSED

Article 23: Appropriation of $2,500 for the Town Parking Lots Maintenance Fund: PASSED

Article 24: Appropriation of $5,000 for the Elderly Assistance Fund: DEFEATED

Article 25: Appropriation of $1,100 for the Vernon Historians: PASSED

Article 26: Appropriation of $2,000 for a public Fireworks display: (a) An amendment to increase this to $5,000 was DEFEATED; (b) the article with the sum of $2,000 was DEFEATED.

Article 27: Appropriation of $3,250 for the Visiting Nurse & Hospice of VT & NH: PASSED

Article 28: Appropriation of $15,000 for the Emergency Management Office: PASSED

Article 29: Appropriation of $15,000 for the Vernon Farmland Protection Fund: PASSED

Article 30: Change in the Cusick Scholarship requirements language, from $1,000 per eligible student to an “amount … determined based on money available.” PASSED

Article 31: Settting of payment dates for real estate taxes: PASSED

Article 32: To authorize notice of availability of the Town Report by postcard to residents, rather than mailing of the full Town Report: PASSED