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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School board budget info: Zoom meetings; March 2 vote

Good News on Taxes

From the Vernon School Board

What’s the bottom line?

The Vernon School Budget for fiscal year 2022 is being presented in the amount of $6,315,848 or a 0.6% decrease over our current budget.

What does this mean for my taxes?

Based on the most recent information from the State, we anticipate that the school property taxes you pay will be lower than last year. We estimate the decrease to be:

House Site Value Estimated ​Decrease​ in School Taxes
$100,000 -$28
$150,000 -$42
$200,000 -$56
$250,000 -$70

What am I voting on?

“Shall the voters of the Vernon Town School District authorize the School Board to expend $6,315,848, which is the amount the Vernon Town School Board has determined to be necessary for the ensuing fiscal year? It is estimated that this proposed budget, if approved, will result in education spending of $17,638 per equalized pupil. This projected spending per equalized pupil is 2.7% higher than spending for the current year.”

If our taxes are going down, why does the ballot reference a 2.7% increase?

The State of Vermont mandates that ballot questions be written using “spending per equalized student”. Bottom line is that our budget is DOWN and school taxes are estimated to be going DOWN compared to last year.

Where can I get more information?

The VES Board will be hosting two information sessions via ZOOM. (For both meetings, start at w​ww.Zoom.us​ and click “JOIN A MEETING” in the upper right of the screen.)

Monday, February 22nd at 6:30 pm

Meeting ID: 818 8618 1528 Passcode: aFqE4d

Monday, March 1st at 6:30 pm

Meeting ID: 863 5276 0806 Passcode: J0mteF

… or contact a School Board member:

Kerry Amidon  KAmidon@WSESU.org 254-9745
Walter Breau WBreau@WSESU.org 254-2817
Chad Mulverhill  CMulverhill@WSESU.org 490-2874
Hannah Rosinski HRosinski@WSESU.org 380-1513
Kari Sparks KSparks@WSESU.org 490-6319

Election day is Tuesday, March 2nd. If you have questions on when and where to vote, contact the Town Clerk at 257-0292 or ​clerk@vernonvt.org.​