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.


Town Meeting Sunday May 23 2pm

This will not be your Mother’s or your Grandmother’s Town Meeting. The 2021 Vernon Town Meeting will take place Sunday May 23rd, at 2 PM on the lawn outside Town Hall.  The date and time, approved by Select board members on a 4 to nothing vote , was the result of a newly passed state law which allowed towns to push back their annual meeting dates during the Covid 19 pandemic.  ** Please note- Bring your lawn chair**

According to Town Clerk Tim Arsenault, “ Select board members had wanted to find a way of holding an in person meeting this year. The final date, time and place are the result of numerous conversations with The Vermont Secretary of State’s office, legislators, the Vermont Agency of Commerce, plus numerous town staff and residents.  The scheduled date will, no doubt, make someone unhappy, but it was the end result of nearly constant review and compromise over the past three months.”

The latest state guidelines for outside meetings allow for larger crowd sizes to attend. Participants must be masked, and answer a couple of brief questions during check in. Social distancing rules remain in effect.  The state guidelines also forbid any table leafletting or food sales at the meeting, with the goal of going thru the items on the annual warning and then going home.  We encourage you to bring a lawn chair.

The Selectboard approved the 2021 Warning on April 20 to be mailed to all town residents no later than the 23rd. Copies of the town’s annual report and Audit are available at Town Hall, or on line at