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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How’s your internet?

In the November 2020 edition of the Vernon Community News, we told you about the formation of the Deerfield Valley Communications Union District (DVCUD), doing business as DVFiber, a municipal business with a mission to provide high-speed Internet for all homes, businesses, and organization in the current 19-town district in southern Vermont.  

With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing and the possibility of schools and businesses returning to online operations, our need for equitable, reliable, affordable, Internet service continues.  

Prior to the appearance of COVID, a quicker Internet connection might have been considered a promising addition to our increasingly interconnected lives. Now, it is commonly understood to be a stark necessity. For education. For healthcare. For work. 

DVFiber’s values are equity, performance, affordability, reliability, and privacy. For more about DVFiber, visit dvfiber.net.

On July 5, 2020, the Selectboard approved Vernon’s joining DVCUD and appointed Munson Hicks and Bronna Zlochiver as representatives to the district.

There is an enormous amount of work to be done to secure broadband for Vernon and this part of Vermont. You can learn more by visiting www.dvfiber.net.  Contact Munson or Bronna if you have specific skills that you’d like to offer the effort. We can be reached at debandmunson@mac.com or bronna.zlochiver@gmail.com, respectively.

In an effort to connect with residents throughout the district, we have launched a quarterly newsletter. We invite you to read it and subscribe. Follow this link.

DVFiber now has a Facebook page. If you use Facebook, please Like the page (search for DVFiber, or follow this link.) and watch for more news of DVFiber’s growth and progress in the Vernon Community News, on the unofficial website www.VernonVermont.org, and on the Vernon Facebook Group page.