Fire Department RFP: REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL FOR VERNON FIRE STATION FINISH WORK AND PAINTING Town of Vernon, Vermont   The Town of Vernon, Vermont, (“Town”) is soliciting proposals from qualified companies or individuals for Vernon Fire Station-Finish work, painting of all exterior walls, doors, windows, soffits and trim. Sealed Bids are due by December 6, 2021 at 4:00 pm to: Inquiries and submissions to: Vernon Selectboard, c/o: Shelly Walker Town Administrator, Town of Vernon 567 Governor Hunt Rd., Vernon, VT 05354 (802) 257-2138 Email: Bid opening: Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at 6:30 PM during the Select board meeting. Proposal requirements are available at the Town Clerks office during business hours or via email This bid request invites responses from experienced and professional contractors to complete finish work on exterior wall around rear garage doors, resurfacing/stucco on cement block walls where needed, repair/replace exterior trim and soffits where needed, caulking around doors and windows as needed, paint the exterior walls, doors, windows, trim, soffits of the Town of Vernon Fire Station located at 2842 Fort Bridgman Rd., Vernon, VT. Submit questions concerning this RFP via email per the schedule outlined above.   The Town reserves the right to reject any or all bids submitted. Bids will be evaluated by the Town based on experience and reputation, understanding of Town requirements, clarity, completeness and price. During the evaluation process, the Town reserves the right, where it may serve in the Town's best interest, to request additional information or clarification from bidders.  


Legislative update from Sara Coffey

During the summer recess I have been reaching out and hearing from constituents to check in with folks and to listen to issues and concerns. Last Tuesday the Vermont General Assembly reconvened for a special session. For the next several weeks, we’ll be working hard to pass the full FY21 budget. Before we recessed in late June, we passed a short-term budget that covered only the first quarter of the fiscal year, June through September. We’ll also be assessing and allocating the remaining federal COVID Relief Funds out to Vermonters to help support businesses, our schools and our childcare centers. Since we’ll be in session and committees are meeting, we’ll also be moving forward a collection of bills that were poised for passage to address racial disparity, climate change and reforms to our criminal justice system.

This past week we passed H. 967 which makes it possible for children to have access to child care during remote learning days. Recently parents across the state, especially in rural communities, found that their small home-based providers were not allowed to provide care during remote learning. In response to this, the House acted quickly passed legislation on Friday that we hope will help more families access child care during the COVID-19 pandemic. Currently, small private in-home care providers cannot provide more than 4 hours a week when school is in session. This legislation will allow these providers to make sure children are safe and cared for on remote learning days while their parents are at work. It is our goal to help Vermont businesses and families successfully transition through these difficult times — this is an important step.

We will be moving quickly to wrap up the budget and the session. I post frequent updates on my facebook page and announcements on the Vernon facebook page. I will be hosting my next Coffee with Coffey hour on Sunday September 13th from 3-4pm and I will post the links on facebook and I am happy to email the zoom link for joining by computer or phone. Please know that I am available to answer questions, help you connect with resources, and listen to your priorities. If you have thoughts, comments, or ideas, please reach out directly. You can always contact me by emailing

It’s an honor to represent Guilford and Vernon in the Vermont House. With your support, I hope to be able to continue this work and work energetically on your behalf.