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Press Release for Special Meeting December 7th at 6:00 pm at the NewBrook Fire House

Town of Newfane Special Meeting to be held December 7th at 6:00 pm at the NewBrook Fire House

Vote on Town Purchase of Gravel Pit at Radway Hill Road and River Road

November 30, 2021

The Town of Newfane will be holding a special town meeting on December 7th to discuss the proposed purchase of a gravel pit located at the juncture of Radway Hill Road and River Road in Newfane. The meeting will be held at the NewBrook Fire House located at 698 VT-30, Newfane at 6:00 pm. An informational meeting was presented on November 15 as part of the regular Newfane Selectboard meeting and will be represented at the December meeting. The presentation is available on the town’s website.

The proposal is to purchase a 21-acre site for $450,000. Based on a report by Savoy Engineering that analyzed the composition of the gravel and sand on two-thirds of the site, there is sufficient material to meet the town’s gravel needs for at least 30 years. The available sand at the site would last even longer. The analysis was done on only 13 of the 21 acres and based on visual examination, the additional 8 acres have a similar composition. Therefore, the town can anticipate using the pit for several decades.

The cost of gravel and sand have risen 54% in the last year and the town’s budget for these two items has had to rise from $145,000 annually to $223,000. This is an issue being experienced by scores of Vermont communities as well as across the globe as sand has become a scarcer resource. A financial projection estimates the savings to Newfane of $2.1 million over 10 years.

Town residents will be asked to vote on two articles which will allow the Selectboard to both purchases the site and borrow the necessary funds to cover the purchase price and other associated costs, particularly the cost of completing the required Act 250 permit. There will be a floor vote; one must be registered to vote in the Town of Newfane and present at the meeting in order to vote. There will not be a paper ballot unless requested at the meeting by at least seven residents; the meeting will not be on Zoom.

Jay Wilson, Newfane Road Foreman, noted, “It is becoming more and more difficult to find contractors that have sand and gravel to sell – at any price. We use about 12,000 cubic yards of gravel and sand every year. With over 800,000 cubic yards available on just 13 of the 21 acres, this will be a boom for the town for years to come.” Mike Fitzpatrick, a Newfane Selectboard member, agreed and added, “Purchasing the property now will ensure that we have the materials we need and at a price that is not continually increasing.”

At the Selectboard meeting, more details were given about the Act 250 permitting process that the town is required to complete before opening the gravel pit for town operation. Most importantly to surrounding neighbors, given the composition of the material, there is no need for blasting of rock. The town will screen sand and crush gravel on an annual basis and truck it to the town garage for storage. There will not be a constant stream of trucks or activity at the site.

Selectboard Chair Angela Litchfield-Sanborn noted, “At the December 7th meeting we will answer any questions from town residents and we have several photos available to show what the site looks like today. We hope residents will come out to learn more about the proposal and cast their vote.”

For more information, please contact Newfane Town Administrative Assistant, Wannetta Powling at
tnewfane@newfanevt.com or 802-365-7772 Ext. 4.

 

 

 

 

 

Selectboard Agenda November 15, 2021

Zoom Meeting   https://zoom.us/joinameeting     Meeting ID: 972 2791 1757   Passcode: 352680

  •  CALL TO ORDER
  • ADDITIONS/AMENDMENTS TO AGENDA
  • INFORMATION FOR DECEMBER 7th SPECIAL TOWN MEETING
    • Gravel Bank Presentation – Ann Golob
  • APPROVAL OF MINUTES
    • November 1st, 2021 Regular  Meeting
    •  November 8th, 2021 Budget  Meeting
  • ROAD FOREMAN’S & ROAD COMMISSIONER’S REPORT
  • ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT’S REPORT
  • SCHEDULED MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC
    • Aids Project of Southern Vermont- Karen Peterson
    • Restorative Community Justice – Dan Dewalt
    • Groundworks- Libby Bennett
    • WinDart- Joanne Bourbeau
    • Women’s Freedom Center- Vickie Sterling
    • South Newfane Schoolhouse Community Association- Maia Segura
  • UNSCHEDULED MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC
  • OLD BUSINESS
  • NEW BUSINESS
  • CORRESPONDENCE
  • PAY ORDERS
    • 1.       Payroll Warrant No #11540                  Amount $    4,144.66
    • 2.       Payroll Warrant No #11541                  Amount $    N/A
    • 3.       Account Payable No # 2208                    Amount $    N/A
  • ADJOURN

D. R. B. Public Hearing November 30 at 6:00 pm

The Newfane Development Review Board (DRB) will hold a public hearing Tuesday, November 30 at 6:00 pm to consider the application of Chad A. Tinti and Ross M. Little for conditional use approval to establish a Bed and Breakfast/Inn at # 5 Wiliam Mundell Road.

The application to be considered at the hearing is available for public review at the Newfane Town Office.

Participation in the hearing may be in person or via Zoom.  The in-person hearing will be held at Newfane Town  Hall.

Zoom-based coverage of the hearing may be accessed at

zoom.us/j/89571185600?pwd=WHdTZ0lieHdaM0FkNlF6L3V4bTdKUT0
Meeting ID 895 7118 5600
Passcode 585806

A site visit at 3:30 pm will precede the hearing.

Participation in the public hearing portion of these proceedings is a prerequisite to the right to take any subsequent appeal.

COVID -19 Saftey Procedures will be followed

Persons wishing to appear at the public hearing may do so in person or via Zoom as well as by a representative or attorney or through a written comment.

Newfane Development Review Board

Walter Dadik, Secretary

November 9, 2021

Tuesday, November 23, 2021 Development Review Board Public Hearing Notice

The Newfane Development Review Board will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, November 23 at 6:00 pm to consider an appeal of the Zoning Administrator’s rejection of Zoning Permit Application 21-034.  Applicant Daryl Johns is proposing a three-lot subdivision of parcel B124 at 524 Vermont Route 30.

The application to be considered at this hearing is available for public review at the Newfane Town Office. Participation in the hearing may be in person or via Zoom. The in-person hearing will be held at Newfane Town Hall.

The Zoom-based version of the hearing may be accessed as  Join Zoom Meeting

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Meeting ID 862 9792 8362

Passcode 514760

A site visit at 3:30 pm will precede the hearing.  Social distancing and wearing of facemasks are to be observed at the town hall and the site visit. Participation in the public hearing portion of these proceedings is a prerequisite to the right to take any subsequent appeal.

Persons wishing to appear at this public hearing may do so in person or via Zoom as well as by a representative or attorney or through a written comment.

Newfane Development Review Board

Walter Dadik, Secretary

November 2, 2021

Development Review Board special meeting Thursday, November 4, 2021,

The Newfane Development Review Board will hold a special meeting Thursday, November 4, 2021, at 6:30 pm at the Newfane Town Hall.   The meeting may also be joined via Zoom as follows:

Access the website Zoom.com: Click “join a meeting” – upper right of the screen Enter meeting i.d. 831 5277 5039 – no spaces needed Click ”join” Enter passcode 148143 Click “join meeting”       The purpose of the meeting is to determine appropriate follow-up regarding an application for the development of the property at 788 Vermont Route 30; tax parcel B111 forwarded to the Board by the Newfane Zoning Administrator.  This is not a hearing to approve or deny the application.

October 30, 2021

Newfane Development Review Board

Walter Dadik, Secretary

The Leland and Gray Players Present MAMMA MIA! November 11-13

TOWNSHEND, Vt. –  “HERE WE GO AGAIN!” exudes Leland and Gray Players’ Director Sam Chapin. “Live music and theater return to Leland and Gray in the form of MAMMA MIA!  Featuring the upbeat and ever-danceable music of ABBA, the musical centers around a young woman and her quest to determine the identity of her birth father, while at the same time trying to marry her fiance and keep her mother as far out of the loop as possible. The score is fun and familiar with songs like, “Dancing Queen,”  “Take A Chance On Me,”  “The Winner Takes It All,” and, of course, “Mamma Mia”.”

The Company features actors Gianna Birri, Isabella Bowen, Lily Bowen, Peter Broussard, Spencer Butynski, Marley Felker, Ruby Hallenbeck, Dylan Hazelton, Mackson Hiner, Anselm Marrow, Mary McDonald, Kianelise Pena, Lucca Pozzi, Raena Sanderson, Catherine Shine, Stephen Shine, Andrew Tolbert, and Callie Wicker; student tech: Oliver Andersen, Olivia Bell, Jules Bowden, Conner Dunham, Dakota Dunham, Alexander Sicko, Davin Visconti. In the pit, student Abe Newton is on guitar joined by Rene Bernard on drums, Mike Kelly on keyboard, Mike McKinney on guitar, Matt Martyn on electric bass. Directed by Sam Chapin, vocal and music direction by Elyse Wadsworth, choreography by Sarah Grasso, assistant directed by Alexa Litchfield.

Adhering to Covid guidance, the cast will be masked at all times, as will the audience, and appropriate distancing will be maintained. Performances will be in L&G’s Dutton Gymnasium, Rte. 30, Townshend, on November 11 and 12 at 7 pm and November 13 at 4 pm. Admission: $10 dollars for adults and $5 for students and seniors. To reserve in advance write schapin@windhamcentral.org.

Chapin echoes ABBA: “So come join us–you can dance, jive, AND HAVE THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE!”

Newfane Seeking Economic Development Consultant (Part-Time)

The Town of Newfane is looking to hire a business consultant with experience in economic development projects to assist the town in scoping out proposed projects, applying for funding, managing the projects during the implementation phase, and managing all reporting to the granting agencies. Additionally, the consultant will be responsible for reporting back to the Selectboard on the status of the projects and making recommendations for new projects and/or suggestions to enhance the town’s economic opportunities.

This is a consultant position, not a staff position. The hours will vary from week to week as the projects take shape. We anticipate it will require between 2 and 10 hours a week, again, depending on the status of the projects. The position is being funded initially for one year and will be re-evaluated at the end of the year. Work can be done in the Newfane Town Office as well as off-site, as needed.

Residents of the Town of Newfane working with the Planning Commission are in the process of
developing a list of key projects encompassing the need for more affordable housing options, an expanded commercial base, new transportation options, community projects, and more. We are examining how ARPA funding, used strategically within U.S. Treasury rules, can be coupled with other funding from federal, state, and local sources to move these projects forward.

The Economic Development Consultant shall not simultaneously hold any elected office within the Town of Newfane and shall not be employed by or under contract with the town in any other capacity.

Reports to: Newfane Selectboard.

Salary range: Commensurate with experience.

Job Responsibilities:
Coordinate and communicate with the Selectboard and other Town officials to lead the planning and coordination of projects utilizing ARPA funds for the improvement of the Town as well as other projects that may be selected for implementation.

• Understand the rules governing the use, administration, and reporting of ARPA funds.
• Understand and advise the town as to how ARPA funds can be strategically coupled with other
federal, state, and local funding to achieve town goals.
• Create action plans to carry out goals outlined in the Newfane planning and development plans and submit for approval to the Selectboard.
• After plans are approved, oversee and track strategy implementation and its impact.
• Manage reporting requirements for ARPA funds received.
• Research and prepare grant applications to support community economic development efforts and administer grants received.
• Provide the Selectboard with information related to the status of projects.
• Develop summaries, budget amendments, status reports, financial reporting, study findings, and other documents as needed.
• Negotiate contracts with vendors on behalf of the town and with the permission of the Selectboard.
• Propose new economic enhancement and development ideas for the Town to evaluate.
• Monitor local and State legislation and regulations relating to economic and community development, and report findings to the Selectboard as well as other Town commissions and committees as appropriate.

Qualifications and Required Skills:

Qualifications:

• A minimum of three years experience required in the areas of economic development, job
creation, special events, marketing, and/or tourism, and knowledge of the principles and
practices of strategic business development, public relations, and budget development.
• Bachelor’s Degree and project management experience preferred in addition to required work
experience.
• A working understanding of the Vermont municipal government and/or the state of Vermont
government structure, agencies, and programs.
• Possession of a valid driver’s license.
• Familiarity with the construction process and interaction with Federal and state grants
Required skills:
• Good organizational skills and the ability to work independently without direct supervision.
• Ability to work effectively with local, regional, and state agencies, businesses, other
employees, public, and media.
• Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with proficiency in public
speaking.
• Ability to analyze alternatives and offer recommendations.
• Ability to develop and negotiate contracts.
• Ability to perform effective grant writing and administration skills.
• Working knowledge of MS Office Suite including Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint and basic
computer skills.

To Apply:
Please submit your resume, a one-page letter describing your interest, a writing sample (less than 5 pages), and three relevant references by email or by mail, to:

Wannetta Powling
Town of Newfane
Administrative Assistant
PO Box 36
Newfane VT 05345
802-365-7772 ext 4
tnewfane@newfanevt.com

The Town is accepting applications through October 15, 2021, or until such time that the position is filled.

The Town of Newfane is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Public Invited to Discuss Water Quality Plan for the West, Williams, Saxtons, and Nearby CT River

MONTPELIER, Vt. – State planners invite the public to attend one of two meetings in August to hear a presentation and offer their comments and suggestions on the State’s West, Williams, Saxtons Rivers, and adjacent Connecticut River Tributaries Tactical Basin Draft Plan. This Plan has been developed to protect and restore rivers, lakes, and wetlands in southeastern Vermont from Weston to Brattleboro.

The Tactical Basin Plan identifies actions that will protect or improve rivers, lakes, and wetlands through cost-effective projects, including floodplain restorations and dam removals. The plan includes 97 priority strategies focused on water quality and aquatic habitat. One such project is the proposed restoration of the Herricks Cove and Retreat Meadows wetlands which will to improve both flood resiliency and habitat for several rare species.

State and regional planners will be offering two similar public meetings where participants can learn more about the actions identified in the draft plan and provide feedback on the plan. More information about the dates and locations of these hybrid in-person & virtual meetings is available at https://dec.vermont.gov/water-investment/watershed-planning/tactical-basin-planning/basin11 along with the draft plan and an interactive Story Map on the Plan. Paper copies can be requested, and comments can be submitted via e-mail, by contacting Marie Caduto at Marie.Caduto@vermont.gov or 802-490-6142.

The public comment period runs from August 2 – 27, 2021. State officials will respond to each comment in a summary written later this summer.

Meetings  Aug 11, 2021, 06:00 PM Eastern Time

In-Person Location: Townshend Town Hall, 2006 Route 30, Townshend, VT

Virtual Access:
Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIpceqorTMqGNWIRZVbA17Tg0fajoNyDb4R
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Meeting Aug 17, 2021, 06:00 PM Eastern Time

 In-Person Location: Main Street Arts, 35 Main Street, Saxtons River, VT

Virtual Access:
Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwsd-yqrj4sHNUutHslWcvFFKLMVvN2TEmB

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Chris Campany, Executive Director Windham Regional Commission

139 Main Street Suite 505 Brattleboro, VT 05301

www.windhamregional.org

Public Alert and Warning Systems at 2:20pm on Wednesday, August 11, 2021.

FEMA and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will test the nation’s public alert and warning systems at 2:20 pm this Wednesday, August 11, 2021. This test will comprise of live testing the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and the Wireless Emergency Alert System (WEA) of the Integrated Public Alert Warning System (IPAWS). The State of Vermont and Vermont Emergency Management will not be initiating this test as this is conducted by FEMA and the FCC.

What will occur? The general public watching broadcast media at this time will hear the emergency alert tone, followed by an automated message as well as a message marquee. Cell phone users who have not opted out of WEA tests will receive a push notification to their phones. It is important to understand that this is a test but to ensure that you have read the message completely as emergencies can happen at any time.

Is there any action needed from you? Only if you are to receive calls from the public about the validity of this test. Please ensure the public that this is a test issued by the FCC and FEMA and is legitimate. If the public has any questions, please point them to the links below.

Please reach out if you have questions.

Here is a link to the press release issued by FEMA.

General Public information regarding IPAWS.

Public Safety Officials information on IPAWS.

How to opt-in or opt-out of WEA tests.

 

Ian P. Kilburn

VT-ALERT Administrator

Vermont Emergency Management

 

May 19, 2021 DRB Continuation of Public Hearing (4.28.2021) “Zoom”

Topic: DRB Continuation of Public Hearing (4.28.2021) “Zoom”
Time: May 19, 2021 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Newfane Development Review Board Decision January 16, 2021

Town of Newfane Development Review Board

P.O. Box 36 Newfane, VT 05345

(802) 365 7772 / Fax (802) 365 7692

January 16, 2021

 Subject:

Decision of the Development Review Board (DRB) regarding appeal of Zoning Application 20-0043

Background

Zoning Application 20-0043 is for a food takeout shed operated as a home business on a non-conforming lot at 492 Vermont Route 30 in the rural district.  The zoning administrator denied the application on November 17, 2020 and applicant appealed the decision to the Development Review Board (DRB).   The appeal was heard at a public hearing convened on December 17, 2020 and continued to January 14, 2021.   On January 14, DRB voted to allow issuance of a zoning permit for this project.

 Development Review Board Decision

Effective January 14, 2021:

Zoning permit #20-0043 is approved with the following conditions:

  1. That the food shed be situated as close as possible to the location shown on the Google map submitted in connection with this application.
  2. That the zoning administrator be notified prior to any proposed relocation of the shed.

Further, the Board specifically notes that approval of this permit constitutes granting a variance from the Newfane zoning bylaw in that the subject lot does not meet current acreage and/or setback requirements.

Findings of Law

  1. Proposed location of the shed does not comply with the Newfane Zoning Bylaw with respect to setback (35 feet proposed vs 65 feet per the bylaw) and lot area (less than 1-acre actual vs 2 acres per the bylaw).
  2. Newfane Zoning Bylaw allows home businesses and food service establishments as conditional uses in this district.

Findings of Fact

  1. The proposed location is on a main highway with some existing commercial development
  2. The applicant has developed a workable parking and traffic management plan that can be accommodated by the limited space available.
  3. The proposed use is consistent with the essential character of the neighborhood.
  4. The proposed site plan represents the least deviation from the zoning bylaw that will accommodate this project
  5. Unnecessary hardship has not been created by the applicant

 Appeal of this Decision

In accordance with Title 24 VSA, Section 4471, an interested person who has participated in the Public Hearing of this matter may appeal this decision to the Environmental Division of the Vermont Superior Court by filing a Notice of Appeal directly to the Court within thirty (30) days of the decision.

Participation in the referenced hearing shall consist of offering oral or written testimony, evidence or a statement of concern related to the subject of the hearing.

Newfane Development Review Board

David Cotton, Chairman

Development Review Board Continuation of December 17, 2020 Public Hearing

Continuation of December 17, 2020 Public Hearing

Town of Newfane, Vermont Development Review Board

On Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 6:30 pm, the Newfane Development Review Board will hold a Zoom-based continuation of the December 17 public hearing of the appeal of the Zoning Administrator’s rejection of Zoning Permit Application 20-0043.

Appellant Alan Scott-Moncrieff is seeking approval to operate a home business providing food take-out with window service only.  The business would be located in a 48 square foot garden shed to be added to the same property as Mr. Scott-Moncrieff’s residence at 492 Vermont Route 30, parcel D-145.

DRB hearing of this appeal was begun on December 17, 2020; it was continued to January 14, 2021 at 6:30 pm via Zoon in order to allow additional evidence to be gathered.

To join the Zoom-based continuation of the December 17, 2020 public hearing on January 14, 2021 at 6:30 pm:

Join Zoom Meeting

Town Newfane is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: DRB Hearing

Time: Jan 14, 2021 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

 

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December 17th 2020 DRB Public Hearing Notice

December 17th 2020 DRB Public Hearing Notice

The Newfane Development Review Board will hold a public hearing as a Zoom electronic meeting on Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 6:30 pm to consider appeal of the Zoning Administrator’s rejection of Zoning Permit Application 20-0043.

Applicant Alan Scott-Moncrieff is seeking approval to operate a home business providing food take-out with window service only.  The business would be located in a 48 square foot garden shed to be added to the same property as Mr. Scott-Moncrieff’s residence at 492 Vermont Route 30, parcel D-145.

The hearing will be preceded by a site visit a 3:00 pm   Facemasks must be worn and social distancing is required.  Alternately, individuals may make site visits on their own prior to the meeting.

use link below to join the hearing at 6:30 December 17th.

Join Zoom Meeting 

https://zoom.us/j/95877620226?pwd=ODJvUDF5ZVFPMGlEYlVNZzNDczdCZz09

The application to be considered at the hearing is available for public review at the Newfane town office.   Copies may also be obtained by contacting the Newfane Administrative Assistant at:  tnewfane@newfanevt.com or 802 365 7772 extension 4 during business hours Monday thru Thursday. Participation in the public hearing portion of these proceedings is a prerequisite to the right to take any subsequent appeal.

Persons wishing to appear and be heard at the Zoom Public Hearing may do so in person, by a representative or attorney or through written comment.

 

Newfane Development Review Board

Walter Dadik, Secretary

November 23, 2020

 

December 17th 2020 DRB Public Hearing Notice

The Newfane Development Review Board will hold a public hearing as a Zoom electronic meeting on Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 6:30 pm to consider appeal of the Zoning Administrator’s rejection of Zoning Permit Application 20-0043.

Applicant Alan Scott-Moncrieff is seeking approval to operate a home business providing food take-out with window service only.  The business would be located in a 48 square foot garden shed to be added to the same property as Mr. Scott-Moncrieff’s residence at 492 Vermont Route 30, parcel D-145.

The hearing will be preceded by a site visit a 3:00 pm   Facemasks must be worn and social distancing is required.  Alternately, individuals may make site visits on their own prior to the meeting.

use link below to join the hearing at 6:30 December 17th.

Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/95877620226?pwd=ODJvUDF5ZVFPMGlEYlVNZzNDczdCZz09

The application to be considered at the hearing is available for public review at the Newfane town office.   Copies may also be obtained by contacting the Newfane Administrative Assistant at:  tnewfane@newfanevt.com or 802 365 7772 extension 4 during business hours Monday thru Thursday. Participation in the public hearing portion of these proceedings is a prerequisite to the right to take any subsequent appeal.

Persons wishing to appear and be heard at the Zoom Public Hearing may do so in person, by a representative or attorney or through written comment.

 

 

 

Newfane Development Review Board

Walter Dadik, Secretary

November 23, 2020

Newfane is looking to Hire Immediate Part-Time Data Entry Person

Newfane is looking to Hire Immediate Part-Time Data Entry Person

  • Computer experience
  • Detailed oriented
  • Real Estate knowledge preferred but not required.
  • Data entry, zoning permits, updating valuation and assessment records.
  • Read and interpret deeds, subdivision and boundary line adjustments.
  • Coordination of information with tax mapping service for annual revisions.
  • Assist with the production of Sales verification forms, Maintaining Sales report book.
  • Assist with data entry for current use value appraisal.

Job to be 16-20+ hours per week Monday –Thursday, Closed Friday.

Hourly rate to be based on knowledge and Experience

Deadline to receive resume October 14th, 2020

Newfane Selectboard

Administrative Assistant

PO Box 36

 Newfane, VT  05345

 

 

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This communication includes information related to the Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation’s regional
COVID-19 Business Resiliency Program

Housing Assistance Programs

Governor Phil Scott, the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), the Vermont State Housing Authority (VSHA), and the Vermont State Housing Finance Agency (VHFA) announced $30 million in housing assistance to those affected by COVID-19. The programs utilize federal CARES Act funding to provide relief for those tenants unable to pay rent, landlords suffering from a loss of rent payments and those lower income homeowners needing assistance in paying the mortgage.

These relief programs will be available starting Monday, July 13th through two different programs. Technical assistance for these programs is being provided by Vermont Legal Aid to help tenants and homeowners and technical assistance has been made available through the Vermont Landlord Association to help landlords access these programs.

Rental Housing Stabilization Program

The Vermont State Housing Authority, an agency that manages federal rental assistance programs statewide, will administer the $25 million rental assistance program.  The program will provide the VSHA Payment Standard or the actual amount due for the month(s) being claimed, whichever is less, per household at a single unit who meet eligibility criteria.

Applications will be processed on a first come, first served basis, and assisted units must be free from life safety hazards. Find applications, additional program eligibility requirements, and answers to FAQs at the VSHA website.

Vermont Mortgage Assistance Program

Vermont’s new Mortgage Assistance Program (MAP) will help low-income homeowners who have fallen behind on their mortgage and are facing economic hardship brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. The program will provide up to three monthly mortgage payments directly to the servicer of the mortgage with a goal of preventing future foreclosure. Administered by Vermont Housing Finance Agency with $5 million of the funding provided to Vermont through the federal CARES Act, the program is available to any homeowner who meets the eligibility criteria, and is not just for VHFA borrowers.

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Bank Reconciliations Job Search July 9, 2020

The Town Of Newfane is looking for someone who is qualified to do bank reconciliations once a
month.
Melissa Brown, Town Treasurer, will train the person to do the job.
The flat remuneration for this work is $50.00 a month. The important part of the job is that it
must be done in a timely manner and be completed on time each month. Must have strong
math skills and knowledge of how to balance bank accounts.
Please have a resume to bring to an interview with the Selectboard.
More details about the job are listed below:
The bank reconciliation statement is a summary of banking and business activity that
reconciles the town’s bank account with its financial records. The statement outlines the
deposits, withdrawals and other activities affecting a bank account for a specific period.
This reconciliation needs to be done monthly. It is very important to reconcile the
account as soon as possible once the bank statement is received.
To reconcile the account you must:
1. Compare the deposits – Match the deposits in the Town records with those in the bank
statement.
2. Compare the expenses – Match the expenses in the Town records with those in the
bank statement
3. Print out four reports.
4. Fill out summary sheet for bank reconciliation
5. Compare the balances
6. Explain why there is a difference if there is one.

For more information please contact:

Wannetta Powling  Newfane Selectboard Administrative Assistant / Human Resources

802-365-7772 Ext. #4          tnewfane@svcable.net