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The Town of Wilmington in collaboration with the Lake Raponda Association received an Aquatic Nuisance Species Grant from the State of Vermont to establish a Public Access Greeter Program at Lake Raponda.

The Town of Wilmington is hiring 2 part-time employees from May 24,2019 to September 9,2019 to be greeters at Vermont State Boat Launch at Lake Raponda in Wilmington. The hours include weekends and holidays. The greeters will be trained by the VT Dept of Environmental Conservation and have educational material provided to them.  The responsibilities include: greeting boaters, inspecting boats, electronic data collection of boat type, previous locations where craft was in the water, and educate boaters on invasive species and proper cleaning of boats.

Applications are available at

Please send your completed application by Monday April 29,2019 at 4pm to:

Town of Wilmington

Scott Tucker Town Manger

P.O. Box 217

Wilmington, VT  05363


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Sponsored by the Town of Wilmington

The Town of Wilmington is seeking a Director for its middle school summer recreation program that will run half-days Monday through Friday for 4 weeks beginning in early July.  The successful candidate will be responsible for planning, coordinating and facilitating all aspects of the middle school summer rec program and has direct supervision of student counselors and children enrolled in the program.

The 4-week program runs from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM with two additional afternoon programs required per week.  The Director is expected to be on-site from 8 am until approximately 12:30 to supervise breakfast and lunch and set up the day’s activities.  The Director is also expected to coordinate and participate in diverse activities of interest to participants entering grade 5 to grade 8.

The Director works closely with the Wilmington Recreation Committee and reports to the Town Manager while exercising individual initiative and independent action.   A successful candidate will have a desire to work with children as well as experience in the field.   Other requirements include dependability, self-motivation, creativity, enthusiasm, and supervisory skills. The successful candidate will have to pass a criminal background check. The salary range will be based on qualifications and experience.  A complete job description is available on the Town’s website .  Applications must be submitted by April 29th at 4 pm to the Town Office at 2 East Main St, P.O. Box 217, Wilmington, VT 05201 or submitted electronically to the Town Manager’s office at

General Statement of Duties:

Plans, coordinates and facilitates recreational and arts and crafts activities with student counselors. Supervises breakfast and lunch times. Shall be present for all program hours.

Supervision Received:

Works closely with the Town of Wilmington Recreation Committee. Receives supervision directly from the Town Manager while exercising individual initiative and independent action.

Supervision Responsibilities:

Is responsible for direct supervision of student counselors and for children enrolled in the program.

Illustrative Examples of Work:

Plan recreational and arts and crafts activities for a four-week program that runs from 9 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. on weekdays beginning in early July. The Monday through Friday workweek is approximately 22 hours per week. Additionally, there are two afternoon programs each week.
Coordinate and participate in diverse activities of interest to youngsters from students entering grade 5 to grade 8.
Keep a daily sheet of participants by name, a list of daily activities with notes about the interest in the daily program and help collect fees from attendees.


Desire to work with children, dependability, self-motivation, creativity, and enthusiasm. Experience working with children a must. Experience in adventure activities a plus. The successful candidate will have to pass a criminal record check.

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Housing Master Plan for the Bi-Town Housing Committee of Dover and Wilmington, VT
March 25, 2019
Bi-Town Housing Committee; Towns of Dover & Wilmington, VT
Steve Neratko, Town of Dover Economic Development Director
PO Box 428
102 Route 100
West Dover, VT 05356
(802) 464-5100 x4

Statement of Interest
The purpose of this Request for Proposals (RFP) is to seek proposals from qualified consulting firms to provide professional services to the Bi-Town Housing Committee of Dover and Wilmington, VT to develop a Housing Analysis and Master Plan that covers the next 20 years of the community.
The plan will incorporate the perspective of a broad range of local stakeholders’ input, will document local and regional housing-related initiatives underway, and will outline a strategy that will provide direction to the committee, the Towns of Dover and Wilmington, housing developers and other partners to take actions that will build an economically sustainable, thriving community.
The Committee seeks a qualified consultant with expertise in housing markets and economic development to prepare a Housing Master Plan including:
• a detailed Inventory and Assessment of housing within the community, and
• a Strategic Action Plan that facilitates an improvement in both quantity and quality of housing that will serve a wide range of incomes and household needs, and to foster re-investment in the communities housing stock.

Schedule: The anticipated schedule for the RFP is as follows:
RFP Available                                              March 25, 2019
Deadline for Questions                                 April 15, 2019
Proposal Submissions Due                          May 1, 2019
Review and Interviews                                 May 2019
Award by Bi-Town Housing Committee       June 2019

The Towns of Dover and Wilmington, VT are home to two recreational ski areas, the Green Mountain
National Forest, as well as the many amenities needed to support those facilities. This reliance on the
tourism, retail, and service sector creates several unique housing challenges. Much of the tourism
employment is seasonally dependent, and many workers struggle the steady income stream needed for
home ownership. In addition, the second home market, as well as visitor rentals, increases the pressure
on home prices for both renters and homeowners. As a result, many employees commute long distances
to work, either from the Towns of Dover & Wilmington to larger centers of employment such as
Brattleboro and Bennington, or the other way around.

Major concerns include:
• Age and condition of existing housing stock.
• Growing percentage of housing that are second homes or vacation rentals.
• Limited long-term rentals available.
• Lack of seasonal workforce housing.
• Gaps in the range of housing available, particularly the lack of entry level
homeownership opportunities that are both affordable and appealing.
• Lack of affordable and accessible housing for residents reaching retirement.
• Insufficient infrastructure to support significant new development.

The intent for this Housing Master Plan is to establish the direction for housing initiatives and programs
based on a 20-year planning horizon. The Master Plan will include a summary of goals and objectives,
an inventory and analysis of existing conditions and future projections, as well as a Strategic Action Plan
that will outline recommendations, an implementation plan, and a timeline for achieving them.

The plan should create a roadmap to guide future decision making to ensure an appropriate balance of
supply and demand for housing, both rental and owner occupied. The results of this study will help
elected officials, municipal staff, stakeholders and community members develop a meaningful sense of
the housing market and understanding of key housing issues and their impact.

The consultants shall use a comprehensive public planning process during the preparation of this Master
Plan, including, but not limited to, surveys, public meetings, workshops and stakeholder meetings. This
community input will be utilized to create the framework needed for future planning of projects and
programs. The consultant team shall work with the Committee, the Select Boards, the Planning
Commissions, and residents, land and business owners, and visitors to develop the Master Plan.

The implementation plan should outline short term projects (0-3 years), midterm projects (3-10 years)
to begin planning, and long-term projects (10-20 years) that we should strive towards.
The consultant shall prepare a draft plan, utilizing information gained throughout this process, and
present it to the community throughout a variety of means. The consultant shall than make appropriate
revisions prior to the Bi-Town Housing Committee approving it and the final plan being presented to the
committee and then larger community.

Scope of Work:
I. Inventory and Assessment

a. Existing Housing Data and Projections

i. Short- and Long-Term Rentals
ii. Senior and Accessible Housing
iii. Owner Occupied
iv. Second Homes / Vacation Rentals
v. Seasonal Employee Housing
vi. Vacant, or Underdeveloped/Underutilized Properties

b. Affordability and Availability Analysis
c. Current Impediments to Housing and Development
d. Demographic and Labor Data and Projections

i. Commuting Patterns
ii. Cost of Living Data and Projections

e. Summary of Results from Focus Groups, Surveys, Stakeholder Interviews
f. Public and Private Properties that may be Underdeveloped/Underutilized

II. Public Participation

a. Include Residents, Second Homeowners, Employees, Business Owners, Tourists/Visitors
b. Surveys
c. Public Meetings

III. Visioning

a. Gaps Analysis Between Existing Inventory and Future Needs
b. Strategies to Mitigate Barriers to Housing / Development

i. Incentive Programs to Foster Housing Development / Redevelopment
ii. Incentive Programs to Encourage Homeownership
iii. Potential Public-Private Partnerships
iv. Potential Partnerships with Housing Organizations

c. Strategies to Create / Preserve Housing that is Affordable
d. Strategies to Create a Diversity / Range of Housing
e. Economic / Financial Analysis

i. Identify Opportunities for Funding Alternatives

IV. Master Plan Format

a. Statement of Goals and Objectives
b. Inventory and Analysis of Existing Conditions and Future Projections
c. Strategic Action Plan

i. Recommendations
ii. Implementation Plan
iii. Timeline

d. Charts, Graphs, Maps and Other Data

V. Final Deliverables

a. An email attached electronic copy of the Master Plan
b. Two copies on a flash drive
c. Ten hard copies

All questions or requests for additional information must reference the above proposal name and must
be submitted by 12:00 PM on Monday April 15th, to Steve Neratko.
Emailed questions or inquiries shall be submitted to Questions and answers will
be issued to all interested, in the form of an addendum and placed on the Town’s website.
No contact regarding the project is permitted between those interested in submitting a proposal and
any other committee member, Town staff or elected official until after award, except through the
Economic Development Office. Please contact Steve Neratko, Town of Dover Economic Development
Director at (802)464-5100 ext 4.

Proposal Requirements: Proposal shall contain the following information in the order listed:
I. Technical Proposal

a. Signed Letter of Interest
b. Statement of Objectives, Goals and Tasks
c. Firm Background, Experience and Qualifications
d. Key Personnel and their involvement in our planning process
e. Work Plan
f. Timeline / Schedule

II. Cost Proposal

a. Budget

Evaluation: The Bi-Town Housing Committee consisting of members of the Bi-Town Economic
Development Committee as well as other members of the community, will evaluate proposals and select
a short list of consultants to interview.

This evaluation will consist of:
I. Project Understanding
II. Scope of Work
III. Qualifications / Experience
IV. Timeline / Schedule
V. Budget / Cost
VI. References

Consultants interested in this project should submit ten (10) hard copies of their proposal, as well as a
digital emailed version as follows. It must be received by no later than 3:00 PM on Wednesday, May 1st,

Proposals and/or modifications received after this time will not be accepted or reviewed.
Steve Neratko | Director of Economic Development Town of Dover
P.O. Box 428 | 102 Route 100
West Dover, VT 05356 802.464.5100 x4

Technical and cost proposals must be submitted in separate, sealed envelopes or packages with the
following information clearly printed on the outside:

Name and address of prime consultant
Due date and time
Envelope contents (technical or cost proposal)
Project name

No facsimile-machine produced proposals will be accepted. All proposals upon submission become the
property of the Bi-Town Housing Committee. The expense of preparing and submitting a proposal is the
sole responsibility of the consultant.

The Committee reserves the right to reject any or all proposals received, to negotiate with any qualified
source, or to cancel in part or in its entirety this RFP as in the best interest of the Towns.

This solicitation in no way obligates the Committee or either of the Towns to award a contract.
Proposals should be double-sided and on recycled paper, if possible, twin pocket portfolios or other
simple, re-usable binding method is recommended. Do not use nonrecyclable plastic sheeting.

Electronic versions (pdf) emailed to are required but will not solely count towards
meeting the submission deadline.

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1.   The Town of Wilmington is accepting a proposal for 3,000+ cubic yards of  1” crushed gravel and  a separate proposal for 3,000+ cubic yards of 1” crushed ledge to be delivered to the town garage site at        21 Haystack Road starting June 2019.  Town will choose either 3,000+ yards of crushed gravel or ledge.

2.    Please confirm the price will remain the same through November 30, 2019.

3.    Please include prices for ditch stone products to be transported by the Town of Wilmington.

4.    Please include price for 1.5”crushed ledge + –  1,200 yards pit price and delivered price.


Bidder that is awarded the contract is required to provide a Certificate of Liability Insurance for $1,000,000 and naming the town as an additional insured.

Contract to be awarded as deemed in the best interest of the Town.

Gravel shall consist of material reasonably free from silt, loam, clay, and organic matter.  It shall be obtained from approved sources and shall meet the following requirements:


Maximum Size:  1 inch


Sieve Designation  Percentage by Mass (Weight) Passing Square Mesh Sieves
No. 4                          20-60
No. 100                      0-12
No. 200                      0-6
Questions about definition of and standards for crushed ledge, or general questions, please contact Bill Hunt, Road Supervisor, or Sheldon Brassor, Road Foreman, at 802-464-5515.

If you wish to submit a proposal, please quote per cubic yard delivered on item #1.  It must be received by 4 P.M.  April 24, 2019.  Please indicate “CRUSHED Gravel BID” on your envelope and deliver to Town of Wilmington, PO Box 217, Wilmington, VT 05363, (Town offices located at 2 East Main Street) or your proposal may be FAXED to us at 802-464-8477.  Bids to be opened on April 25, 2019.

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The Town of Wilmington is accepting proposals for repairs to the River Bank Park Arbor. Repairs will be done in a professional workman like manner, with all state and local permitting to be the responsibility of the contractor.  Contractor will specifically identify 2-3 dates to completion. Work to be done includes:

a.       Replace tree posts with black locust indigenous to southern Vermont and similar in design.

b.       Inspected decking (material used is black locust).

c.       Create air space (2-inch gap) for drying purposes; air dry.

d.       Add copper, lead or rubber caps on the top of the trees.

e.       Rafters are to be replaced using black locust and similar in design.

f.        Brick walkway to be repaired and reset, as needed.

g.       Remove debris.


Bidder that is awarded the contract is required to provide a Certificate of Liability Insurance for $1,000,000 and naming the town as an additional insured.

Contact the Town Manager’s office for a tour of the site. Deadline for receipt of proposals at the Town Offices is Tuesday April 30, 2019 at noon. Proposals can be mailed to the Town of Wilmington, PO Box 217, Wilmington, Vermont 05363, delivered to the Wilmington Town Offices during regular business hours at 2 East Main Street, Wilmington, (802) 464-8591, or by email to .

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The Wilmington Police Department is accepting applications for a full-time police officer position.

We are seeking positive, self-motivated individuals to join our police force, individuals who want to contribute to community engaging activities and making Wilmington a safer place for all that live and visit here.  Our officers work four days per week 10 hours each day for 40 hours with the expectation of working overtime as needed. Elective overtime is available to officers including highway safety patrols, snowmobile patrols and police details.

Officers will receive paid vacation; VMERS plan D retirement (20 year), paid sick time, health insurance, deferred comp (elective) and holiday pay. Pay rate for full time certified officers starting at $45760 and higher depending on experience.

Currently seeking full time certified police officers and preference to applicants already Vermont full time certified. VT certified FT police officers may be eligible for a hiring bonus of up to $7500.  Full time certified police applicants from out of state who qualify for a waiver certification from the VJCTC would be eligible for a hiring bonus up to $5000.

Applications are available on Town of Wilmington website.  Please send completed applications to Chief of Police.  Chief of Police, Wilmington Police Department PO Box 217, Wilmington, VT 05363.  The position will remain posted until it is filled. The Town of Wilmington is an Equal opportunity employer.


Patrol Officer Application Packet

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The Wilmington Planning Commission in considering replacing the current Floodplain Regulations in the Zoning Ordinance with a regulation that includes both FEMA Special Flood Hazard Areas and ANR designated River Corridors.  The below map link shows where these areas are located in Wilmington.  Please review this map to see if your property may be impacted.  Contact the Zoning Administrator, Craig Ohlson, at or (802)464-8591 with any questions.  A hard copy map is available for viewing at the Town Office.

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Winter Parking Ban Reminder

Reminder: Winter Parking Ban Starts November 15th and goes until April 15th. During this time there is no parking on the streets from 3AM till 6AM. Vehicles left in on-street parking spaces during these hours may be ticketed and/or towed at the owner’s expanse.

Wilmington Police Department would like businesses to remind their guests of the winter parking restrictions.

Reminder: There is no parking in the Wilmington Town municipal lots for longer than 24 hrs. Vehicles left in the municipal lots longer than 24 hrs maybe ticketed and/or towed at the owner’s expanse.

These parking restrictions are in place to help facilitate snow removal operations.

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The Wilmington, Vermont, Police Department is accepting applications for the position of Police Sergeant.


This is an exciting full-time supervisory opportunity in a vibrant four-season tourism market, nestled in southern Vermont. The Sergeant reports directly to the Chief and assists in the day-to-day supervision of police officers and staff. The Sergeant is an energetic and visible community policing leader, experienced in investigations, patrol & dispatch; performing additional duties such as scheduling, training, etc. The Sergeant assumes the Police Chief’s duties in his absence.


The Wilmington Police Department is a great place to work and offers excellent benefits: VMERS Retirement Group D (20-year retirement), health insurance, paid vacations, holidays, sick time and personal time. The hiring range is $25.00 – $28.00 per hour, based upon experience and qualifications. Take home cruiser, advanced training opportunities, snowmobile patrol and overtime details.

Successful Applicant Requirements for the position:

Education: Associates Degree (Bachelor’s Degree Preferred)

Experience: At least five (5) years full-time police experience with a demonstrated record of professional development.

A $5000 signing bonus is available for qualified applicants with full-time Vermont certification.

Applications are available on website. Send completed applications to Chief Matthew Murano by 11/30/2018 or until position is filled: Wilmington Police Dept., PO Box 217, 2 East Main St., Wilmington, VT 05363 or; Equal Opportunity Employer.


Sergeant Application Packet