Upcoming events & reminders!
Nov. 27 – 4:00PM Science Book Club at the Shrewsbury Library
Dec. 9 – 6:30PM Kids Holiday Movie Night at the Library
Dec. 9 – 4-6PM Wine Tasting at Pierce’s
Dec. 10 – 7:00PM Community Music Jam at SAGE
Dec. 11 – 3:30PM Writer’s Group at the Library
Dec. 18 – 3-5PM Holiday sing-a-long at the Meeting House
Jan. 14 – 7:00PM Community Music Jam at SAGE
Jan. 15 – 4:00PM Famous Books Book Club at the Library
Jan. 22 – 4:00PM Science Book Club at the Library
Jan. 27 – 5:00PM Petitions to run for elected office in Town Meeting Election 2023 due to Town Clerk
Feb. 5 – 10AM-NOON Guided Walking or Snowshoeing tour of the Stewart Maple operation sponsored by the SCC
Shrewsbury Meeting house Concerts are back!
Follow their Facebook page to view future concert dates!
2022 Dog Licenses Are Now Overdue!
The deadline to register your four-legged canine companion has passed! Help keep your pet safe and legal by obtaining a license at the Town Office. Current fees (late fee included) are $13.00 for spayed or neutered dogs and $17.00 for intact.
You can obtain a license in person at the office during the regular office hours, or by making a request through mail, phone, or e-mail. A current rabies certificate must be on file in order for a license to be issued.
If you’ve gotten a new dog after April 1st, they do still need to be registered, but different fees apply. Please contact the Town Clerk for more information and with any questions or concerns regarding licensing.
Reminder – Licensing your dog is a requirement under Vermont State Law: 20 V.S.A. § 3581 A person who is the owner of a dog or wolf-hybrid more than six months old shall annually on or before April 1 cause it to be registered, numbered, described, and licensed on a form approved by the secretary for one year from that day in the office of the clerk of the municipality wherein the dog or wolf-hybrid is kept.
CCC ROAD IS CLOSED FOR THE SEASON
The CCC Road will reopen in the Spring.
VERMONT and NATIONAL
VT Vaccine Info
VT COVID-19 Info
National COVID-19 Info
2020 TAX RATE
Punch cards are temporarily now available directly from the Transfer Station Attendants. Cash or Check (payable to the Town of Shrewsbury) ONLY
Guidance for Vermonters
Notice from the Select board, Town Health Officer, Shrewsbury Emergency Management.
We have all been diligent in keeping abreast of the communications regarding COVID-19 from the Vermont Department of health, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Vermont Emergency Management and The Governor of the State of Vermont. The Town website will be updated with information and links for information as it is received.
When to call:
- If you have questions: Dial 2-1-1. If you have trouble reaching 2-1-1, dial 1-866-652-4636.
- Travelers returning from outside the country or from a cruise: Call Health Department Epidemiology at 802-863-7240.
- If you are sick or concerned about your health: Call your health care provider by phone. Do not go to the hospital, except in a life-threatening situation.
Stay up to date at healthvermont.gov/covid19
Who can be tested?
If you are ill, call your health care provider to find out if you can be seen for evaluation. Testing is not treatment and not everyone needs to be tested. Do not call 2-1-1 or the Health Department about testing.
In addition to protecting a patient’s personal health information, state health and public safety officials are committed to ensuring that Vermonters are aware of any risk to themselves and their community. This is the essential work of public health. We will contact anyone identified as at-risk as part of any case investigation, and recommend they stay home for 14 days or follow other restrictions as needed.
Medical-Police-Fire Emergency Dial 911 Ambulance 773-1700 Hospital 775-7111
Southwestern Vermont Council on Aging (SVCOA)
Bennington and Rutland offices are closed to public visitors, including clients. If a client, community partner, service representative etc. needs to contact the agency, they are asked to do so via telephone or email.
For SVCOA’s Help Line, call: 1-800-642-5119 or 802-786-5990 To contact the Rutland office, call: 802-786-5990
To contact SVCOA by email, send to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nutrition — Meals on Wheels
SVCOA’s Home Delivered Meals Program (Meals on Wheels) will continue to operate and serve clients under the following revised protocol:
- Anyone who wishes to sign up for Meals on Wheels should call 802-786-5990.
- All clients who are new and are signing up for Meals on Wheels will be screened using the most current Vermont Department of Health Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) screening tool. Should anyone not pass the screening tool, clients will be provided meals using the following procedure:
- Meals will be delivered once a week (7 meals).
- Volunteer driver will ring the doorbell, leave meals at the doorstep and will proceed to wait in their vehicle to confirm that the client has received the meals.
- If the client does not come to the door within 15 minutes, the volunteer will bring the meals back to facility (this is to prevent any foodborne illness outbreaks).
- Living in Place Shrewsbury Contact Judy Emerick 492-2228, Sharon Winnicki 492-3536; Dick Rohe 492-2300 Also has a variety of medical equipment for use.
- Pierce’s 492-3326: you can call ahead for grocery orders and food takeout
- Shrewsbury Community Church and Helping Hands and Food Shelf:
Rita Lane 775-2578, Sue Kelley 492-3738, Donna Smith 492-3367
- Loretta’s Good Food 772-7638: Call ahead for takeout food
- Shrewsbury There are many volunteers with the listed organizations willing to help in any way, being mindful of the restrictions that are advised from the CDC and Vermont Health Department relating to COVID-19
- Rutland Vermont Department of Health Office 802-786-5811
- Anyone with questions specific to SVCOA’s Nutrition Program, please contact Courtney Anderson at 802-772-7828.
- Agency of Education: Transitioning to Remote Learning
- Health Advisory: COVID-19: Additional Information Regarding Laboratory Testing
- Vermont Department of Public Safety issues guidance on enforcement of ‘Stay Home, Stay Safe’ executive order
- Stay Home Stay Safe FAQs for Businesses
For the most up-to-date information and guidance about COVID-19, visit www.healthvermont.gov/covid19 and www.cdc.gov/covid19 . For non-emergency issues and questions, please feel free to call or email Kathy Felder, the Town Health Officer, at 802-492-3633 or email@example.com.
SHREWSBURY TOWN OFFICE
The Town Office is currently open Monday-Thursday from 9:00-3:00. Masks are still required to be worn inside the Town Office. We kindly request that anyone requiring access to records in the vault for a lengthy search call or e-mail the Town Clerk to schedule an appointment. The Town Office staff (Treasurer, Listers, and Clerk) will continue to remain available to assist you by phone and email if you do not feel comfortable coming into the Town Office. Some days staff may be working remotely, so there will be added time to some responses.
To reach Shrewsbury Town Office staff by phone or email:
Town Treasurer: Linda McGuire (802) 492-3558 firstname.lastname@example.org
Shrewsbury Board of Listers: Sharon Winnicki, Chair (802) 492-2009 email@example.com
Town Clerk: Megan A. LaChance, Esq. (802) 492-3511 firstname.lastname@example.org
We encourage everyone to follow CDC and Department of Health safety guidelines for COVID-19.
www.healthvermont.gov/covid19. Thank you for understanding that these are unusual times, requiring precautions for public safety and health. These measures will cause a slowing down and more situational response that otherwise would be routine tasks.
Thank you in advance for your patience, so that none of us become patients.
Please check back periodically for updates.
Learn more about Vermont State Parks (vtstateparks.com)
To receive a Green Mountain Passport card:
Fill out an application at your local City or Town Clerk’s Office for your Green Mountain Passport
To be eligible for a life-long VT State Parks Passport, a person must be:
- A legal resident of Vermont and the municipality where the application is made,
- AND either
62 years of age or older, or
a veteran of the uniformed services
Use your Green Mountain Passport for:
- Admission to Vermont State Parks (overnight camping and other park fees are excluded)
- Vermont State Historic Sites
Website Last Updated: December 5, 2022.