Recording Secretary Position Available

The Town of Waitsfield is seeking a recording secretary for three of its public boards. The recording secretary will prepare minutes of Selectboard meetings, which are ordinarily held on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month, Development Review Board meetings, which are held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month, and Planning Commission meetings which are held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month. Attendance at the meetings is not required, as digital audio recordings can be made available electronically the day after a meeting. Hours are flexible, to be set by the recording secretary, and work can be completely remote. The pay for this contract position is $18/hr. Please contact Town Administrator Annie Decker-Dell’Isola at (802) 496-2218, ext. 5, or [email protected] for more information. E.O.E.


Town Treasurer Opening

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 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 Water Clerk for the Town’s water system.

A bachelor’s degree in accounting, public administration, or similarly applicable discipline is preferred, as well as at least three years experience in the area of accounting (in the public or private sector) including experience managing payroll, employee benefits, and accounts payable and receivable.

A FULL JOB DESCRIPTION IS AVAILABLE HERE

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.

POSITION OPEN UNTIL FILLED.


COVID-19 Protocols Reinstated (8/17/21)

On August 16, 2021, 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. Updated protocols include:

  • 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.
  • NO MORE THAN 3 “DROP IN” VISITORS MAY BE IN THE TOWN 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 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.
  • ANY USERS OF THE TOWN CONFERENCE ROOM SHALL BE REQUIRED TO WEAR A MASK FOR THE DURATION OF THE MEETING OR EVENT.

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.


8/18/21 – 8/21/21 *ROUTE 100 CLOSURE*

A portion of Route 100 located near Old County Road will be closed approximately from Wednesday, August 18th – Saturday, August 21st due to a failed culvert. The VT Agency of Transportation will have a crew onsite repairing the culvert. Please use Old County Road as the detour around the road closure at this time.

Contact Town Administrator, Annie Decker-Dell’Isola, if you have any questions at 802-496-2218 (ext. 5) or via email at [email protected]

Thank you for your patience and cooperation during these repairs.


Selectboard Vacancy – Applications Requested

With the resignation of the Selectboard Chair effective on August 24, 2021, there will be a vacancy on the Selectboard. The position will be filled by appointment by the Selectboard until an election is held at Town Meeting in March 2022. If you are interested in learning more, or to apply for the position, please contact Town Administrator, Annie Decker-Dell’Isola, at [email protected] or 802-496-2218 ext. 5.

For more detail click here.


WE’RE HIRING! (Town Treasurer)

The Town of Waitsfield is looking for an organized and motivated candidate to serve as its Town Treasurer. The 34-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 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 Water Clerk for the Town’s water system.

A bachelor’s degree in accounting, public administration, or similarly applicable discipline is preferred, as well as at least three years experience in the area of accounting (in the public or private sector) including experience managing payroll, employee benefits, and accounts payable and receivable.

A FULL JOB DESCRIPTION IS AVAILABLE HERE

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.

POSITION OPEN UNTIL FILLED.


In-Road Signage Demonstration Project

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.


Pedestrian Safety in Waitsfield

Last updated: 6/21/21

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:

  1. Begin with an in-street sign at the crosswalk
  2. 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)
  3. Gatepost signs can be striped with high visibility tape if additional safety measures are needed
  4. RRFBs are typically considered after these other treatments have been applied.

The following plan has been identifed by the Tiger Team for the summer months and beyond:

  1. VTrans has approved the “In-Road Signage Pilot Program,” with support from MRVPD and Local Motion, in-street signs have been lent to the Town for a one-month trail program at the intersection by the school, at Carroll Road, and at Village Square in Irasville.  This will be paired with a *community feedback form (with support from MRPVD) to evaluate pedestrian feedback at these crosswalk locations
  2. A work order has been submitted to VTrans for a gatepost sign at Carroll Road
  3. VTrans will work to prioritize painting the Route 100 crosswalks as a result of the successful collaboration between these two groups
  4. VTrans is planning a speed study of the Route 100 corridor through the Village this summer which will help inform future planning
  5. 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.
  6. 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 should be complete 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]

*For more detail on the In-Road Signage Pilot Project click here and to participate in the signage feedback form click here.


General Wait House Committee – MEMBERS NEEDED

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.