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? Feb. 2021 update from DVFiber

With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing, our need for equitable, reliable, affordable, high-speed Internet service is ongoing.  

Prior to the appearance of COVID, a quicker Internet connection was considered a promising addition to our increasingly interconnected lives. Now, it is commonly understood to be a stark necessity. And unfortunately for some of us, it was and still is a faraway and expensive dream.

We were recently contacted by a Vernon resident who lives “off the beaten path;” she and her husband are not able to access the Internet through cable or even through a telephone line. In her words, they “have to rely on satellite or 4g, all of which have data caps. [They] are currently awaiting a new router that offers unlimited [access], but it will cost … almost $140 a month.” Furthermore, they live 1,000 feet from a cable substation and were informed that it would cost them $7,000 to connect. She wanted to know “when and if fiber comes to town, is that something everyone will have access to, even if [they] are out in the middle of nowhere? Is there anything [they] need to do to get put on a map or something?”

We want to know your stories; you are the reason we are working so hard to get every home and business in Vernon and southern Vermont access to affordable, reliable, high-speed broadband. DVFiber volunteers, ordinary folks like you, are seeking funding, working with a variety of companies to do a telephone pole study, locate all homes and businesses in the DVFiber district, and plan the work needed to make this happen.

As you can see, there is an enormous amount of work to be done to secure broadband for Vernon and this part of Vermont. Visit dvfiber.net or contact Munson Hicks at debandmunson@mac.com or Bronna Zlochiver at bronna.zlochiver@gmail.com to learn more. And remember, we do want to know your stories about your current Internet service and your questions or concerns about future fiber optic broadband service.

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:

https://mailchi.mp/a80c36b03875/october-2020

DVFiber now has a Facebook page. If you use Facebook, please Like the page (search for DVFiber, or follow this link: https://www.facebook.com/DVFiber-113984150471692) 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.