The Waitsfield Town Office will be closed from Friday, December 24, through Friday, December 31. Please plan accordingly, and happy holidays!
The Town of Waitsfield is looking for an organized and motivated candidate to serve as its Town Treasurer. The 3-day per week position offers competitive pay and benefits, a very flexible schedule, and a chance to work in one of Vermont’s most vibrant and beautiful communities.
The Town Treasurer is responsible for: keeping all of the Town’s funds, including receipt, investment, and disbursement of funds; keeping a record of taxes voted, billed, and collected; collecting other funds receivable by the Town, and paying orders drawn on Town accounts. The Treasurer additionally serves as the Assistant Town Clerk and the Water Clerk for the Town’s water system.
A bachelor’s degree in accounting, public administration, or similarly applicable discipline is preferred (although not required), or a course of study in accounting or equivalent subjects, as well as at least three years experience in the area of accounting (in the public or private sector) including experience management payroll, employee benefits, and accounts payable and receivable.
A detailed job description can be found here. Salary is commensurate with experience.
Questions can be directed to [email protected] or (802) 496-2218 ext. 5.
To apply please submit a cover letter and resume including contact information for three professional references via email to [email protected] or mailed to:
4144 Main Street
Waitsfield, VT 05673.
The Town of Waitsfield is an equal opportunity provider and employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, religion, gender, or familial status.
The Bridge Street Covered Bridge will be closed from Monday, October 11th through Friday, October 22nd for repairs. Tremblay Road will be the detour route. Signs will be posted near the bridge to alert the public of the closure.
If you have any questions please contact Town Administrator, Annie Decker-Dell’Isola at [email protected] or (802) 496-2218 ext. 5.
The September 2021 Water Bulletin can be found here.
Last updated: 10/7/21
The Town of Waitsfield prioritizes the need to provide safe corridors for pedestrian transportation throughout town, including along the Route 100 corridor. In light of recent tragic events there has been a renewed call to continue improving safety features along this important travel route through town, especially in the vicinity of Waitsfield Village and Irasville. In response, the Town of Waitsfield and the Mad River Valley Planning District (MRVPD) have been working with the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) to address immediate actions that can be taken at critical crossing points along Route 100 and to map out a process for longer term planning and coordination along this corridor. Route 100 is a state highway that is owned and managed by VTrans. As such, any improvements along Route 100 require approval by and coordination with VTrans. A team composed of Waitsfield and MRVPD staff have been assigned to work directly with VTrans to map these critical areas and develop a plan for additional safety solutions. Through this work over the past months, VTrans has identified their typical approach to dealing with pedestrian visibility issues at crosswalks. VTrans typically recommends a phased approach, using the following treatments in this order:
- Begin with an in-street sign at the crosswalk
- Next, the Town can submit a work order to VTrans to install a “gate post sign” at a crosswalk (“gatepost signs” are double faced signs that get placed on each side of a crosswalk)
- Gatepost signs can be striped with high visibility tape if additional safety measures are needed
- RRFBs are typically considered after these other treatments have been applied.
The following plan has been identified by the Tiger Team and is in progress:
- VTrans approved the “In-Road Signage Pilot Program,” with support from MRVPD and Local Motion, in-street signs were lent to the Town for a one-month trial program at high trafficked Route 100 crosswalks. This program was paired with a community feedback form (with support from MRPVD) to evaluate pedestrian feedback at these crosswalk locations. A final report summarizing the results of this program can be found here.
- A work order has been submitted to VTrans for a gatepost sign at Carroll Road
- VTrans will work to prioritize painting the Route 100 crosswalks as a result of the successful collaboration between these two groups
- VTrans is planning a speed study of the Route 100 corridor through the Village this summer which will help inform future planning
- VTrans is open to continue discussing the best location for an RRFB at a crosswalk in town but does not have guidance at this time as to which location is best suited for this treatment. Town and MRVPD will review the results of the preliminary community survey and determine if another public safety survey combined with some simple data collection (counts of users at crosswalks during peak summer use) can help inform this decision.
- The group will check-in again in October 2021 to evaluate which treatments may or may not be working and continue to plan next steps at the identified locations in town.
Additionally, a significant number of pedestrian safety improvements will be implemented with the construction of the Village West Sidewalk. The project was completed in the summer of 2021 and adds a number of previously identified safety elements (bump-outs, additional crosswalks, signage, and better-defined crossings) to the Waitsfield Village portion of the Main Street/Route 100 corridor.
Town staff are available to help answer any questions or address any concerns that the public might have related to pedestrian safety in town or the strategies identified above. Please contact us at any time with questions, concerns, or to receive updates about this project at:
Annie Decker-Dell’Isola, Town Administrator at 802-496-2218 ext. 5 or via email at [email protected]
Have you noticed the three new in-road signs at crosswalks along Main Street? These are part of an In-Road Signage Demonstration project, completed in partnership with the Town of Waitsfield and the Mad River Valley Planning District (MRVPD) and with support from Local Motion. This project is part of the larger Pedestrian Safety effort being undertaken by the Town of Waitsfield, MRVPD, and the Vermont Transportation Department (VTrans).
We want your feedback! Please take this quick survey to let us know your thoughts on the new In-Road Signs. They will be in place for the next month and the Town and MRVPD are eager to hear what you think!
More information on the overall pedestrian safety efforts can be found here. More information on the In-Road Signage Demonstration Project can be found here.
If you have additional questions or comments, please contact Annie Decker-Dell’Isola, Town Administrator, at [email protected] or (802) 496-2218 ext. 5.
The Waitsfield Selectboard is looking for members for a new seven-member committee tasked with reviewing, researching, and recommending future options for the General Wait House. Potential options that may be considered include restoration, expansion (of uses), and an alternate management and/or use structure. A full scope of work is available here.
Please submit a letter of interest to the Waitsfield Selectboard by e-mail to [email protected] or by mail to 4144 Main Street, Waitsfield, VT 05673. For more information, contact Town Administrator Annie Decker-Dell’Isola at 496-2218 ext. 5.
Starting on JUNE 1, 2021, the Town Office is open as per the Town’s “Phase I Reopening Plan.”
Please note that the following guidelines are still in place:
- MASKS ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL VISITORS & RESEARCHERS.
- NO MORE THAN 3 “DROP IN” VISITORS MAY BE IN THE OFFICES AT ONE TIME. If the door is locked, or staff is standing outside, this indicates capacity has been reached. Please be patient while waiting for space to open up.
- RESEARCHERS LOOKING TO ACCESS THE LAND RECORDS VAULT ARE STILL REQUIRED TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT. Appointments are available Monday-Friday from 10am-3pm in 30-minute blocks. Appointments can be made by phone (802-496-2218 ext. 2 or 3), in-person, or by email.
- ONCE INSIDE, PLEASE STAND IN THE SPACES INDICATED. THEY WILL BE MARKED AS #1 (THE COUNTER), #2 (BY THE STAIRS), AND #3 (BY THE KITCHEN).
- ENTRANCE IS NOT PERMITTED TO ANYONE WHO IS EXPERIENCING SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19, RESPIRATORY ILLNESS, OR FEVER. PLEASE REFRAIN FROM ENTERING AND USE ELECTRONIC METHODS INSTEAD (PHONE OR EMAIL).
The Selectboard will evaluate the Phase I reopening plan on July 12, 2021
The Town of Waitsfield is looking for a Planning & Zoning Administrator and Town Treasurer. For more detail on both jobs, including preferred qualifications, a job description, and detail on how to apply, please see the following:
Planning & Zoning Administrator Job Description (application due Monday, June 7th)
Town Treasurer Job Description (application due Friday, June 11th)
The Town of Waitsfield is looking for an organized, collaborative, and diplomatic candidate to serve as its Planning and Zoning Administrator. The 40-hour per week position offers competitive pay and benefits, a flexible schedule, and a chance to work in one of Vermont’s most vibrant and beautiful communities.
The Planning and Zoning Administrator is responsible for: compliance with all applicable zoning and subdivision regulations, facilitation of and support for long-range land use planning, supporting the Planning Commission and Development Review Board, and serving as the Town’s E-911 coordinator.
A bachelor’s degree in land use planning, public administration, engineering, legal studies, or similarly applicable discipline is required, a master’s degree is preferred. Prior experience in local government is also preferred.
Questions can be directed to Town Administrator, Annie Decker-Dell’Isola, at [email protected] or (802) 496-2218 ext. 5. To apply please submit a cover letter and resume including three professional references via email to [email protected] or mailed to the Town Administrator at 4144 Main Street, Waitsfield, VT 05673.
Applications are due by Monday, June 7th at 5:00pm (EST).