The Town of Waitsfield is seeking interested citizens to join the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Advisory Committee. The committee will be tasked with assisting the Selectboard in determining appropriate uses for the town’s over $500,000 in ARPA award over the next two years. The committee will be responsible for collecting project ideas from town boards, committees, staff, and the community and providing a prioritized list for the Selectboard’s consideration. The Selectboard is looking for registered Waitsfield voters who represent a variety of interests in the community. If interested, please submit a letter of interest and/or a short resume to the Town Administrator for the Selectboard’s consideration.
The Town of Waitsfield is seeking a Road Maintainer to fill a vacancy on the Road Department. The Road Maintainer should be an experienced truck driver and equipment operator who will assist in all facets of year-round road maintenance programs. Ideal candidate will possess mechanical skills, have experience operating heavy equipment, and work cooperatively as part of three-person road crew team. CDL required or be willing to work towards a valid CDL. Competitive pay and benefits, compensation will be commensurate with experience. Applications will be reviewed immediately. Advertisement open until position filled.
On March 28, 2022, the Selectboard adopted updated protocols related to Covid-19 that apply to town owned buildings including the Town Office, the Town Garage, and the General Wait House. The updates are triggered by a CDC’s Covid-19 “Community Level” categorization of “High” for Washington County.
As of April 25, 2022 the Washington County level is again “High”
The current protocols are in place:
MASKS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL VISITORS, RESEARCHERS, AND TOWN EMPLOYEES, regardless of vaccine status for everyone age 2 and up. If medically unable to wear a mask please contact town staff at 802-496-2218 for assistance.
ANY USERS OF THE TOWN CONFERENCE ROOM SHALL BE REQUIRED TO WEAR A MASK FOR THE DURATION OF THE MEETING OR EVENT.
RESEARCHERS LOOKING TO ACCESS THE LAND RECORDS VAULT ARE REQUIRED TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT. Appointments are available Monday-Friday from 9am-4pm in 30-minute blocks. Appointments can be made by phone (802-496-2218 ext. 2 or 3), in-person, or by email. (This protocol is not specifically tied to Covid-19 but remains in place).
The full list of updated protocols can be found here. Please contact Annie Decker-Dell’Isola, Town Administrator, with any questions at [email protected] or 802-496-2218 ext. 5.
The Town of Waitsfield’s 2022 invitation to bid on mowing services can be found here.
The invitation document includes a description of the mowing sections, maps, and a response sheet that should be used for submitting your bid for any and all sections. Please contact Annie Decker-Dell’Isola, Town Administrator, with any questions you might have. Bids are due by 4:30pm on Wednesday, April 20th.
There is a vacant seat on the Waitsfield Cemetery Commission, and we’re looking for a volunteer to fill it. The Commissioners are responsible for the care and management of Waitsfield’s four cemeteries, including lot sales, burials, and maintenance of the grounds. We are the stewards of a Town cultural and historic legacy. We meet once a month from March to November, usually on the second Tuesday at 6pm. We will fill the vacant seat by appointment until Town Meeting next March, when the seat will be up for election. For more information, we invite you to reply by email to [email protected].
On March 14, 2022 the Waitsfield Selectboard voted to rescind the Rule Requiring Face Covers Indoors. Individual business and property owners may still impose their own rules but there is no longer a local rule in place.
Background & History:
On December 6th, 2021 the Waitsfield Selectboard adopted a Rule Requiring Wearing Face Covering Indoors in Public Places, under the authority of Act 1 (an act relating to temporary municipal rules in response to COVID-19.
On January 10th, 2022 the Waitsfield Selectboard amended the original Rule Requiring Wearing Face Covering Indoors in Public Places and extended the rule for another 30 days.
On February 14, 2022 the Waitsfield Selectboard re-adopted the 1/10/22 version of the Rule Requiring Wearing Face Covering Indoors in Public Places and extended the rule for another 30 days. The Selectboard reconsidered the rule on February 28th and decided to keep the rule in place until their next meeting on March 14th when the rule was rescinded.
Town Meeting 2022 was held on March 1, 2022, with all voting by Australian ballot for the second year in a row. The Selectboard additionally held an Information Session on February 28, 2022 at 6:30pm where the public had an opportunity to ask questions about any of the Articles on the ballot. The information session was held via Zoom with an in-person option available for those who may have needed it. Information related to Town Meeting can be found below:
Bound copies of the 2021 Waitsfield Annual Report can be found around town at the Town Office, Waitsfield Elementary, Joslin Memorial Library, Shaw’s, and Mehuron’s. A digital copy of the Town Report can be found here.
Waitsfield voters interested in running for local office on March 1 may pick up a Petition and Consent of Candidate form, which are due back at the Town Office by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, January 24. If you would like one mailed or emailed to you, contact Jennifer by email at [email protected] or at 496-2218 x3.
E-mail addresses, e-mails, correspondence, and other documents related to Town business sent to the Town Office are public records and may be subject to release in response to a public records request.
Efforts are made to respect e-mail privacy; however, if you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public records request, please consider contacting us instead by telephone at (802) 496-2218 or in writing to the address above.