20/21 Transfer Station Stickers are now available
It's that time of year again. Get your new Transfer Station sticker at the Town Clerk's Office or at the Transfer Station.
Friday, August 28, 2020 - 6:00pm
The Mason's Unity Lodge #89 is hosting Drive-In Prize Bingo on Friday, August 28, 2020 (rain dates August 29 or 30) at 6pm at the Whitingham Municipal Center, 2948 VT Route 100, Jacksonville VT. Please see notice attached. YOU MUST PREORDER YOUR SPOT by sending a check payable to Unity Lodge #89, PO Box 532, Jacksonville, VT 05342. Please indicate how many players you are buying tickets for and how many vehicles they will arrive in. Please read the entire notice attached below.
BINGO flyer 08.28.20
Masks On Vermont distribution of masks coming to Whitingham soon
The Town of Whitingham will be distributing masks on a first come first serve basis. Stay tuned for more information.
August Primary Election Information
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 - 10:00am
The Vermont Primary Election will be held on August 11, 2020. The polls will open at 10am and close at 7pm. The polling place is the Whitingham Municipal Center, 2948 VT Route 100, Jacksonville, VT. Notice to Voters, Vermont Voter Rights and Election Ballott samples are attached below.
August 2020 Primary Election information
August 2020 Primary Election Results
Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event
Saturday, October 3, 2020 - 9:00am
The Town of Whitingham will host a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event on Saturday, October 3, 2020 from 9am to 1pm at the Transfer Station. The event is free for Whitingham residents.
Please wear a mask or face covering and stay in your vehicle.
Whitingham small businesses must pre-register at least 1 week in advance and will be charged appropriately. To pre-register please send a list of business hazardous waste and quantities to email@example.com.
Oct. 3, 2020 HHW flyer
Deerfield Valley CUD wins $10,000 grant
P R E S S R E L E A S E
From: Deerfield Valley Communications Union District
Local Communications District Receives Initial Grant
The Deerfield Valley Communications Union District (DVCUD) was recently awarded a grant of $10,000 from the Vermont Community Foundation.
DVCUD Wins $10000 grant.pdf
School Reopening Information
COVID-19 prevention and response efforts will help schools reopen safely
Governor Phil Scott, health and education officials said at a press conference Tuesday that, while anxiety about schools reopening this fall is understandable, Vermonters can have confidence in the robust system in place to prevent spread of the virus and quickly respond to any cases that arise.
“This has been key to our reopening — where we’ve seen cases connected to worksites and even child care centers — but they have not resulted in increased community transmission like we saw this spring or what other states are seeing today,” Gov. Phil Scott said.
State Epidemiologist Patsy Kelso emphasized that even with low levels of the virus in Vermont, schools should plan for cases of COVID-19, but that a case does not automatically mean a school needs to close. If students remain together in a single classroom without mixing with others, for example, that classroom may stop in-person instruction for 24 hours while Health teams begin contact tracing and provide further recommendations, she said.
The data shows our containment strategies are working, Kelso said.
“It’s mission critical to open schools, and we have to try,” she said. “There may be no safer place to do it than Vermont.”
Secretary of Education Daniel French said changes include more flexible distancing requirements for younger students. This is based on data that children less than 10 years old are the least likely to acquire and transmit COVID-19, even in close contact scenarios. Younger students can maintain a range of 3 to 6 feet between students. He also noted the daily health check process can now be done by parents or students themselves.
Please see the attached letter from the WSWSU regarding school reopening with a link to the draft family handbook.
NOTICE OF VACANCIES
The Whitingham PLANNING COMMISSION has one vacancy. The Planning Commission meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 7pm. They are responsible for creating a master plan for the Town of Whitingham and updating the Zoning Regulations as needed.
The Whitingham ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT has two vacancies. The ZBA meets as needed (usually not more than 3 times per year). They are empowered to grant relief from the strict application of the Zoning Regulations (waivers), approve certain uses of land (special exceptions), and hear appeals of actions taken by the Zoning Administrator.
The Whitingham ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GROUP has one vacancy. The EDG meets on the fourth Thursday of each month at 7pm.
If you are interested in becoming a member of any board please contact Gig Zboray at 368-7500 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Governor's State of Emergency continues.
Although the Municipal Center has not officially been opened to the public the Town Clerk's office is open. MASKS MUST BE WORN. Employees in other town offices are available by phone or email.
DOGS: The dog license renewal deadline has been extended to September 1st, reminder letters have been mailed. If your dog(s) are not licensed by then late fees will be assessed.
If you need any type of assistance please let a town official know.
As a reminder - good hygiene practices is key in reducing your chances of contracting the virus in the event of exposure. We strongly encourage reviewing the guidelines available at resources below.
Notice dated 03.16.20
Critical Businesses as of 03.19.20
COVID Guidance for use of Transfer Station