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.  


Youth recognition

Gabrielle Rooks (“Bri”) is a junior at Drew University in Madison, NJ. She began an after school dance program for children with special needs two years ago and has continued the classes virtually since COVID-19 restrictions prevented in-person classes. Recently she was recognized by the United States representative from New Jersey as well as the President for her community service activities. This was from Gabrielle‘s Facebook page:

I am very honored to announce that I have received the Gold Presidential Award for service! Spring of my freshman year I started partnering with kids2Kids to create a dance program that helps kids with special needs learn how to dance! Over a year later and I have been teaching dance twice a week! This year I have completed over 250 hours of service! It has been amazing to see this program grow! Thank you all for your support! I could not have done this without you!

In the last three years Bri has also volunteered in neighborhoods in New Orleans still recovering from Hurricane Katrina, an orphanage in the Dominican Republic and a poverty-stricken area of Kentucky.

Her parents, Chris and Michelle Rooks, say: “We’re pretty proud of her. We think her first taste for community service was through her VES participation with Project Feed the Thousands when she got to be on the radio with our own Tim Arsenault.”

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