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: vernonta@vernonvt.org 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 vernonta@vernonvt.org. 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.  

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News from the Vernon Free Library, October 2020

To help limit the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) Vernon Free Library is closed to the public until further notice, but curbside pickup is available. Please explore the digital resources available on our website.

Curbside Pickup Service available:

Hours for Curbside Pickup: Tuesday and Thursday from 1 pm to 6 pm. Holds must be received by 3 pm on the day before pickup day. Materials will be in a paper bag labeled with your name and located on a cart on the Governor Hunt Rd side of the building. When picking up items, support social distancing and please only ONE person at a time at the cart.

How to place your items on HOLD

  • Search for items through the library catalog on the library website and “Place Hold”.
  • Or email your request to vernonfreelibrary@comcast.net
  • Or call the library at 257-0150 and leave a message with your name, phone number and items you would like.
  • You will be notified when your items are ready for pickup.

Returns

  • Items may be placed in the Library RETURN BOX on the Governor Hunt Rd side of the building.
  • Returned items will be cleaned and quarantined for 72 hours before they are available for circulation. (Please note this does not guarantee that items are free of COVID-19.)

ONLINE RESOURCES available for all ages! Visit www.vernonfreelibrary.org to access:

  • Vermont Online Library – reference databases, periodicals, small business information, genealogy, etc.
  • Universal Class – over 500 Online Continuing Education Courses.
  • Learning Express – a website that provides training for workplace, academic, and job hunting skills. Prepare for and take as occupation exam, like CDL, law enforcement, teaching, and more.  Work on skills for school, from elementary to college, or practice for the SAT, ACT, or GRE.  Explore potential careers, based on interest, skills, and future growth.  Get support for resumes, cover letters, and interviews, or search for jobs and internships.  Prepare for the GED, or work on math and reading for adults.

All made possible by the Vermont Department of Libraries and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Story Walk

Enjoy a walk on the beautiful trails and read a picture book!  NEW STORY COMING SOON!

WHERE: J. Maynard Miller Town Forest at the top of Basin Road, Vernon

Sponsored by Vernon Free Library!

Reading Group

selection for Thursday,

October 8th @ 5pm

The Reading Group is meeting outside @ the Town Office Building wearing masks & practicing social distancing.  Bring a chair.

Still Alice is a compelling debut novel about a 50-year-old woman’s sudden descent into early onset Alzheimer’s disease, written by first-time author Lisa Genova, who holds a Ph. D in neuroscience from Harvard University.

Alice Howland, happily married with three grown children and a house on the Cape, is a celebrated Harvard professor at the height of her career when she notices a forgetfulness creeping into her life. As confusion starts to cloud her thinking and her memory begins to fail her, she receives a devastating diagnosis: early onset Alzheimer’s disease. Fiercely independent, Alice struggles to maintain her lifestyle and live in the moment, even as her sense of self is being stripped away. In turns heartbreaking, inspiring and terrifying, Still Alice captures in remarkable detail what’s it’s like to literally lose your mind…

Reminiscent of A Beautiful MindOrdinary People and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-timeStill Alice packs a powerful emotional punch and marks the arrival of a strong new voice in fiction.” Amazon

Test your firewood with a moisture meter — available to borrow, free, at the Library!

Every Vermonter knows that burning wet wood is a waste of money and energy. Wood burns most efficiently when the moisture content is between 15- 20%. Green wood can have a moisture content of over 50%.

Dry wood burns hotter, more efficiently, and produces less smoke then wet wood.

A moisture meter is the most reliable way to determine which wood in your wood pile is ready to burn.

Ask your librarian about borrowing a moisture meter to check your wood pile, and visit https://www.epa.gov/burnwise/learn-you-burn-wood-what-you-can-do for additional BurnWise tips.