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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




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.

 At BDCC: In person collaboration to flex our workforce development programs is underway!

Bank Reconciliations Job Search July 9, 2020

The Town Of Newfane is looking for someone who is qualified to do bank reconciliations once a
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
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


Landfill Solar Information from the Green Lantern Solar Team

Customers throughout GMP territory may now order wattage in the planned 150kW Newfane Browns Road (landfill) Community Solar Array.

Please contact Ralph Meima (802 380-1029) if you are interested, or visit our Community Solar Array inquiries web page at . The web page includes a calculator where you can model various purchase scenarios. Remember to hit “Calculate” to generate scenarios, and hit “Submit” when you have an order scenario (along with your contact information) that you would like us to review and get in touch with you to explore.

Community Solar is a great way to enjoy the energy benefits, tax incentives, and net metering credits of solar without having to accommodate an array on/in your own house or yard.

We received our Certificate of Public Good several weeks ago and expect to build the array during the coming summer. Inquiries and orders have risen steadily over the past several weeks, and now is the time to research the benefits of Community Solar, evaluate our offer, and make your Newfane Browns Road commitment if you have not yet done so.

All the best from the Green Lantern Solar Team!

2018 Newfane Town Meeting Election Results

Position  Name Total
Deborah Luskin 170
Danielle LaCroix 1
Kim Friedman 1
Melissa Brown 2
Town Clerk
Carol Hesselbach 180
Gloria Cristelli 1
Treasurer/Tax Collector
Melissa Brown 183
James Russell 1
Selectman 3-years
Marion Dowling 166
Mark 1
Todd Lawley 1
Selectman 1-year (vote 2)
Shelly Huber 157
Chris Williams 134
Greg Record 2
Ken Estey 1
Rick Rickard 1
Lynn Bedell 1
Lynn Forrest 1
Delinquent Tax Collector
Samantha Wilson 177
Melissa Brown 2
Lister 3-year
Doris Knechtel 27
Robert Powers 14
Lorena Cuevas 1
Bob Litchfield 1
William Hamm 1
Town Agent
Ken Estey 2
Rick Rickards 2
Mike Fitzpatrick 1
Tom Russell 1
Archer Mayor 4
David Hamm 1
David Hull 1
Richard Foye 1
Bob Lyons 1
Larry Robinson 1
Bill Th 1
Craig Friend 1
Greg Record 1
Town of Newfane, Vermont, Town School District: March 6, 2018
Position  Name Total
Moderator 1-year
Deborah Luskin 167
Kim Friedman 1
School Director 3-year
Lindsey Bertram 4
Ken McFadden 1
Michael 1
Chris Druke 1
School Treasurer
Melissa Brown 7
Linda Decker 1
Samantha Wilson 1
Leland & Gray for 3 years
Emily Long 160
Kim Friedman 1
Dale Stevens 1
Pat Flynn 1
 Leland & Gray 2 yr of 3 yr term
Lindsey Bertram 1
Todd Lawley 1
Maggie Bills 1
Unified School Director 4-year term
Lindsey Bertram 17
Al Clausen 1
Maggie Bills 1
Marion Dowley 1
Brenda Siegel 1
Emily Long 2

2018 Open Enrollment Announcement for Social Media

Do you need health insurance? Vermont Health Connect’s Open Enrollment period runs November 1 through December 15, 2017—and if you don’t have health insurance, or would like to make a change to your existing health plan, Open Enrollment is the time to do it. Depending on your income, you may also qualify for significant reductions to your health insurance premiums and/or out-of-pocket costs, meaning that you can sign up for great health care that won’t break the bank. Not sure what plan is best for you? Try the Plan Comparison Tool, available at: There are three ways to enroll: visit

Vermont Health Connect online at, call them at 855-899-9600, or visit an in-person assister.

Just be sure to confirm your plan before December 15!