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March 18, 2020

Dear Residents and Visitors:

Last night (Saint Patrick’s Day) at our Selectboard Meeting, Chief Scott Moore, our Emergency Management Director, shared information about the coronavirus and echoed much of the same information we have all heard through the media, which starts and ends with plenty of handwashing with soap and water in addition to social distancing. There was much discussion about positive steps already taken by area non-profits, social clubs and churches in the area marshalling support for those in need; in particular, focusing on the elderly and those folks with compromised immune systems who should not leave their homes during these uncertain times. The community of Wilmington always comes together to help in uncertain times, as they did during Hurricane Irene and as they will for COVID-19.  The Town of Wilmington Selectboard, Town Manager and its employees stand ready to help!

Since Governor Scott has declared a public health emergency throughout the State of Vermont urging people to avoid large gatherings and the CDC has advised people to take precautions in light of the COVID-19 virus (coronavirus) outbreak and to take all reasonable steps to avoid being exposed to the virus, the Town of Wilmington CLOSED PUBLIC ACCESS TO ALL TOWN BUILDINGS until further notice, beginning on March 18, 2020; the building closures shall include: Town Hall, Town Clerk, Fire Dept., Highway Dept., Waste Water Treatment Plant, and Memorial Hall.

The exceptions to this rule are that appointments may be made when necessary to transact town business, while the preferred method shall be by telephone and email or to access Public Meetings, where access is limited to 50 people or 50% of the occupancy of a building (i.e.: Town Hall Meeting Room limited is 35 people) whichever is less and conference call-in will be provided by contacting Ms. DeFrancesco: jdefrancesco@wilmingtonvt.us . Some meetings have already been cancelled for the month of March.

On behalf of the Selectboard, we appreciate your patience and good will during these next few months or for as long as the state of emergency lasts. We receive regular updates on COVID-19 from the Vermont Dept. of Health and Vermont Emergency Management, and present this information on our website and in our weekly newsletter.  We ask that each one of us do our part in our neighborhoods, in reaching out to someone who may need assistance, where it is safe to do so by establishing social distance boundaries. In addition, we might consider purchasing gift cards from our favorite local businesses to help them work through these trying times. Remember, we’re better together!

You may dial 2-1-1 or email info@vermont211.org  or go to their website for any service referrals. Dial 9-1-1 for emergencies only and feel free to reach out to our Town Offices for town services:

All land records are available online at http://cotthosting.com/vtportal/User/Login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fvtportal%2f  Records online date back to 1781. If you need help navigating the site or if there is a problem with a record, please call us at 464-5836. If you have trouble finding a referenced survey, give us a call. We will email you the unrecorded day book on request.

The Grand List is online at http://wilmingtonvermont.us/departments/board-of-listers-listers-office2013-wilmington-tax-maps/

Tax bills, property cards and zoning material can also be emailed.

Administrative Offices-802-464-8591

Taxes-ext 112 crichter@wilmingtonvt.us

Administration- ext 123 jdefrancesco@wilmingtonvt.us

Town Clerk-ext 114 shaughwout@wilmingtonvt.us

Listers-ext 113 dkingsley@wilmingtonvt.us

Zoning-ext 124 mtuller@wilmingtonvt.us

Highway-ext 140 bbrassor@wilmingtonvt.us

Fire-ext 145 smoore@wilmingtonvt.us

Wastewater-ext 150 jlazelle@wilmingtonvt.us

Police-ext 130

Website: www.wilmingtonvermont.us

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Be well and be safe,

Selectboard: Chair Tom Fitzgerald, Vice-Chair (and state representative) John Gannon, Vince Rice and Sarah Fisher.   Town Manager Scott A. Tucker stucker@wilmingtonvt.us

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