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.


Notice of petition to return compostable recycling bins


A petition will be circulated to place an Article on the warrant for Town Meeting in 2021 aimed at restoration of a drop-off collection site for food residuals and other compostable waste materials. 

At least 95 signatures are needed.  The petition, signatures, and article must be submitted to the Town Clerk’s Office by 5:00 p.m. on January 14th, 2021.

If you are interested in assisting this effort by signing the petition and/or circulating it for others to sign, please call Sandra Rulewich at 413-387-9902.

The Article will read as follows:

A. Shall the voters of Vernon direct the Selectboard to restore to the community a drop-off collection site for food residuals and other compostable waste materials?

B. Shall the voters appropriate the sum of $12,000* to be raised by taxes to fund restoration and operation of a “drop-off collection site for food residuals and other compostable waste materials?”

*Note: The amount of $12,000 is likely to be sufficient, but is still being finalized, so the actual amount on the petition may be different, but in the same ballpark.