*Town Officer Vacancies*

Last updated: July 19, 2022

Emergency Management Coordinator Vacancy

The Emergency Management Coordinator (EMC) assists the Emergency Management Director (EMD) in managing the local emergency management organization, including supporting the Incident Commander during a natural or man-made disaster affecting the safety and welfare of the citizens of the Town of Waitsfield.  Additionally, the EMC assists with the creation and maintenance of local emergency plans, facilitation of Emergency Management meetings with municipal stakeholders, citizen preparedness initiatives, coordination of volunteers and volunteer recruitment, and participates in the creation of the Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP). The EMC will complete a two (2) hour online training course and acts as an additional Incident Command System (ICS) subject matter expert.

A more detail description of the position can be found here.

Please submit a letter of interest to the Waitsfield Selectboard via email to [email protected] or to 4144 Main Street, Waitsfield VT 05673.

Lister Vacancy

The Waitsfield Selectboard is seeking individuals interested in being appointed to fill the final year of a 3-year term of Lister, which will be up for re-election in March 2023.  The three-person Board of Listers is responsible for determining the value of the real and personal property in town.  If you have any questions please contact Town Administrator, Annie Decker-Dell’Isola, at 802-496-2218 ext.5 or [email protected].  If interested, please submit a letter of interest to the Waitsfield Selectboard via email to [email protected] or to 4144 Main Street, Waitsfield VT 05673.

ARPA Advisory Committee

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 idea from town boards, committees, staff, and the community and providing a prioritized list for the Selectboard’s consideration.   The Selectboard is still looking for 2 addition members. Members must be registered Waitsfield voter’s and the Board is hoping to appoint members who represent a variety of interests in the community.  If interested, please submit a letter of interest and a short resume to the Town Administrator for the Selectboard’s consideration.  For more information contact Town Administrator, Annie Decker-Dell’Isola, at 802-496-2218 ext. 5, [email protected].


Waitsfield Wastewater and Water Feasibility Study

The Town of Waitsfield is undergoing a Wastewater and Water Feasibility Study to explore options for infrastructure improvements, wastewater solutions, and potential expansion of water service for Irasville and Waitsfield Villages. Details on the project including scope, purpose, and funding can be found here.


Town Office Covid Protocols

Last update: June 17, 2022

As of June 17, 2022 the Washington County “Community Level” (as per CDC) is Low.

Masks are again optional (not required) to access the Town Offices. Staff will wear masks upon request (you can call ahead at 802-496-2218 to request that staff be masked when visiting).

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.

Researchers looking to access the land records vault are still 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.


HIRING – Town Treasurer

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 and a very flexible schedule. 

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.

Please contact Annie Decker-Dell’Isola, Town Administrator with any questions at [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:

Town Administrator

4144 Main Street

Waitsfield, VT 05673.

This position is open until filled.  Please reach out if you have any questions.

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.


Town of Waitsfield ARPA Advisory Committee VACANCIES

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. 

For additional information, the ARPA Committee Guidelines can be found here.

If you have any other questions or to submit an interest letter please contact Town Administrator, Annie Decker-Dell’Isola, at 802-496-2218 ext. 5 or [email protected].


Modified COVID-19 Protocols Reinstated (4/25/22)

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.


Invitation to Bid – Mowing

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.


Waitsfield Indoor Face Covering Rule

Last updated: 3/15/2022

Update:

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.

The full text of the rule can be found here.

The temporary law that grants the town this rulemaking authority will sunset on April 30, 2022, at which point any local mask rules in place will automatically expire.


ELECTION RESULTS & Town Meeting 2022 Info

2022 Town Meeting Election results can be found here.

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:

TOWN MEETING WARNING

The official Town Meeting warning for the March 1, 2022 meeting can be found here.

TOWN REPORT

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.

A copy of the 2021 Audit Summary and Full Report can be found here.