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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Friends of Vernon Center update — January 2021

The Friends of Vernon Center continue to focus on the redevelopment of the Governor Hunt House into a community center for Vernon. The pandemic has, of course, prevented us from opening the building for public events, and has hampered our ability to move forward, but nevertheless, we are making progress!

Importantly, we have a new website! You can find it here: https://www.governorhunt.org/. The site was designed by, and is managed by, Margaret Shipman of Vernon. More material is still being added to it.

In the spring, we plan to have the large meeting room and the side entrance hall spruced up with a fresh coat of paint, which will make a big difference in making the space a welcoming one for meetings and events of all kinds. 

The Community Center committee is finalizing rental rates and agreements so that we can offer a variety of the spaces in the complex for use by clubs, organizations, businesses, families and individuals. Start thinking about how your group might be able to use the Governor Hunt House! The property includes a large lawn area north of the house, so outdoor events (with or without a tent) are possible as well. And the Friends hope to organize some of our own events as well — possibly including workshops, lectures, exhibits and shows.

Our long-term needs include replacing the roof, making various exterior repairs to siding, trim, and window sash, and replacing or upgrading the heating/air-conditioning system. We’re applying for grants to cover parts of the cost, but we’ll need to do local fundraising as well, since grants typically don’t cover the full expense.

If you can help out in any way, please be in touch! Contact Martin Langeveld, board chair, at newsafternewspapers@gmail.com. And if you can help financially, please mail contributions to Friends of Vernon Center, Inc., c/o the Town Office, 567 Governor Hunt Road, Vernon VT 05354.