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Last Updated

April 1, 2021

12:57 PM


315 Votes Cast

 

One Moderator                                                            Eldred French

One Selectboard Member                                          Aaron Korzun

One Auditor                                                                  Sanford Bragg

One Lister                                                                     No One Candidate Had the Requisite Number of Votes

One Town Clerk                                                          No One Candidate Had the Requisite Number of Votes

One 1st Constable                                                       No One Candidate Had the Requisite Number of Votes

One 2nd Constable                                                     No One Candidate Had the Requisite Number of Votes

One Town Treasurer                                                   Linda McGuire

One Cemetery Commissioner                                   Write-In – Larry Carrara 1 Year

One Cemetery Commissioner                                   Write-In – Bennie Carrara 2 Year

One Cemetery Commissioner                                   Write-In – Larry Carrara 3 Year

One Delinquent Tax Collector                                  Edmund Hemmer

One Mill River Unified Union                                  Todd Fillmore- 109

School Director                                                   Samantha Green – 195

 

Shall the Town approve a total general fund expenditure of $1,117,027 of which $592,689 shall be raised by taxes and $524,338 by non-property tax revenues and surplus funds, reserve funds and surplus funds?

Yes – 264      No – 44

 

Shall the Town raise, appropriate and expend $1,500 for the Town Office Reserve Fund?

Yes – 272      No – 37

 

Shall the Town raise, appropriate and expend $1,500 for the Town Garage Reserve Fund?

Yes – 280      No – 27     

 

Shall the Town raise, appropriate and expend $1,000 for the Town Office Equipment Reserve Fund?

Yes – 264      No -43   

 

Shall the Town raise, appropriate and expend $50,000 for the Town Road Equipment Fund?

Yes – 276      No -33   

 

Shall the Town raise, appropriate and expend $1,000 for the Town Records Restoration Reserve Fund?

Yes – 267      No -40   

 

Shall the Town raise, appropriate and expend $35,000 for the Shrewsbury Volunteer Fire Department Equipment Reserve Fund?

Yes – 262      No -45   

 

Shall the Town raise, appropriate and expend $15,500 for the Shrewsbury Community Meeting House?

Yes – 279      No -28   

 

Shall the Town raise, appropriate and expend $35,000 for the Shrewsbury Volunteer Fire Department Operating Fund?

Yes – 263      No -45   

 

Shall the Town raise, appropriate and expend $7,500 for the Shrewsbury Library?

Yes – 249      No -60  

 

Shall the Town raise, appropriate and expend $2,500 for the Shrewsbury Historical Society?

Yes – 240      No -43   

 

Shall the Town raise, appropriate and expend $250 to help support the Rutland Natural Resources Conservation District?

Yes – 264      No -67  

 

Shall the Town raise, appropriate and expend $2,526 to help support VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region?

Yes – 2282   No -30   

 

Shall the Town raise, appropriate and expend $150 to help support the Green Up Vermont organization?

Yes – 260      No -49  

 

Shall the Town raise, appropriate and expend $130 to help support the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)?

Yes – 259      No -44   

 

Shall the Town raise, appropriate and expend $700 to help support the Southwestern Vermont Council on Aging?

Yes – 242      No -65   

 

Shall the Town raise, appropriate and expend $1,192 to help support Rutland Mental Health Services?

Yes – 243      No -66   

 

Shall the Town raise, appropriate and expend $150 to help support New Story (formally the Rutland County Women’s Network and Shelter)?

Yes – 262      No -48   

 

Shall the Town raise, appropriate and expend $600 to help support BROC-Community Action in Southwestern Vermont?

Yes – 226      No -78   

 

Shall the Town raise, appropriate and expend $300 to help support the Rutland County Parent Child Center?

Yes – 238      No -63  

 

Shall the Town raise, appropriate and expend $250 to help support the Vermont Family Network?

Yes – 225      No -73   

 

Shall the Town raise, appropriate and expend $150 to help support the Rutland County Humane Society?

Yes – 262      No -46   

 

Shall the Town raise, appropriate and expend $170 to help support the Vermont Center for Independent Living?

Yes – 245      No -61   

 

Shall the Town raise, appropriate and expend $400 to help support the Child First Advocacy Center?

Yes – 236      No -63   

 

Shall the Town raise, appropriate and expend $500 to help support the American Red Cross of  NH/VT?

Yes – 246      No -59   

 

Shall the taxes be postmarked on or before, or in the hands of the Treasurer no later than 7:00 P.M., Friday,

October 8, 2021

Yes – 291      No -12   

 

 

 

 


 

 

2021 Annual Town Meeting
WARNING

 

2021 Town Meeting Sample Ballot

 

The Informational Meeting for the annual Shrewsbury Town Meeting will be held  via
GoToMeeting
11:00 AM, Saturday, February 27, 2021.

https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/121590885

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (646) 749-3122
Access Code: 121-590-885

EARLY / ABSENTEE BALLOTS

Annual Meeting March 2, 2021

To request an Early or Absentee Ballot log on to MyVoter Page, e-mail the Shrewsbury Town Clerk Shrewsburyclerk@vermontel.net or call 492-3511

Current Checklist

 


VERMONT and NATIONAL

VT Vaccine Info
VT COVID-19 Info

National COVID-19 Info

COVID – SUPPORT

 


2020 TAX RATE

Homestead Non-Homestead
Municipal $0.2981 $0.2981
Education $1.5755 $1.5922
Local Agreement $0.0009 $0.0009
TOTAL $1.8745 $1.8912
  -2.0% -2.0%

 


 

 OnLine Voter Registration Promo

 

Absentee Ballots can be requested On-Line at

My Voter Page Promo

or
by contacting the Town Clerk:

492-3511 / shrewsburyclerk@vermontel.net


All Shrewsbury registered voters are encouraged to log onto My Voter Page to verify you mailing address for the November General Election.

If you are having any difficulties please contact the Town Clerk to help facilitate any corrections to your Voter Registration information. shrewsburyclerk@vermontel.net or 492-3511


 


TRANSFER STATION
Punch cards are temporarily now available directly from the Transfer Station Attendants.  Cash or Check (payable to the Town of Shrewsbury) ONLY

 


GOVERNOR PHIL SCOTT ISSUES A “STAY HOME, STAY SAFE” ORDER, DIRECTS ADDITIONAL CLOSURES 

Orders Vermonters to restrict and minimize activities outside of the home

Directs non-essential businesses and non-profits to cease in-person operations 

Montpelier, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott today issued a “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order and directed the closure of in-person operations for all non-essential businesses.

These restrictive measures are in place to minimize all unnecessary activities outside the home to slow the spread of this virus and protect the public. These actions were implemented in consultation with the Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Health and his evaluation of the latest data.

“I want to be very clear about this: We need everyone to limit activities outside of the home and to practice social distancing at all times to slow the spread of this highly contagious and potentially deadly virus,” said Governor Phil Scott. “We all must do our part to slow the spread of COVID-19 to minimize infections – particularly for those who are elderly or have underlying chronic health conditions – and prevent it from overwhelming our healthcare facilities. The more Vermonters who take this seriously and stay home, the faster we can return to normal.”

The Governor’s order directs Vermonters to stay at home, leaving only for essential reasons, critical to health and safety. If leaving the home, Vermonters should adhere to social distancing policies, including remaining six feet from others (except for those with whom they share a home) and thoroughly and regularly washing hands.

Effective March 25, 2020 at 5:00 p.m., all businesses and not-for-profit entities not expressly exempted in the order must suspend all in-person business operations. Operations that can be conducted online or by phone, or sales that can be facilitated with curbside pickup or delivery only, can continue. 

The Order provides exemptions for businesses and entities providing services or functions deemed critical to public health and safety, as well as economic and national security. This includes – but is not limited to – health care operations; retail serving essential human needs, like grocery stores, pharmacies and hardware stores; fuel products and supply; maintenance of critical infrastructure; news media; and transportation and critical manufacturing sectors. For a full list, please review the order at https://governor.vermont.gov/content/addendum-6-executive-order-01-20.

All exempt entities must still strictly adhere to CDC and Vermont Department of Health guidance to ensure social distancing and proper hygiene and disinfecting is occurring. All exempt entities conducting retail operations should also facilitate curbside pick-up or delivery to the extent possible.

“I fully recognize the emotional, financial and economic impact of these decisions, but based on the best science we have available, these measures are necessary,” said Governor Scott. “I need all Vermonters to understand that the more quickly and closely we follow these stay-at-home measures, the faster and safer we can get through this and get our daily lives, and our economy, moving again. I have tremendous faith in Vermonters and our ability to follow these guidelines, to save lives and support each other throughout – even as we are physical separated.”

Governor Scott declared a State of Emergency on March 13, and has since directed a number of mitigation strategies in order to reduce close contact among individuals, including visitor restrictions for long-term care facilities and other health facilities; the closure of bars and restaurants, schools and day care centers and close contact businesses; limiting the size of mass gatherings; postponing all non-essential medical procedures; and ordering all businesses to implement telecommuting wherever possible.

The Stay Home, Stay Safe order will be in effect until April 15, 2020, though may be extended or shortened as needed. For full details, please click here to read the full addendum.

Commercial entities, non-profits, employers and others with questions about acceptable continuation of business operations should contact the Agency of Commerce and Community Development via this online form: https://bit.ly/covid-vt-business-operations.

For the latest information and guidance relating to Vermont’s COVID-19 response, visit http://www.healthvermont.gov/covid19.

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Guidance for Vermonters

 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


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.

 

Guidance for Vermonters

When to call: If you have questions about COVID-19: Dial 2-1-1. If you have trouble reaching 211 dial 1-866-652-4636.

If you are returning from Europe, United Kingdom, Ireland, China, Iran, South Korea, Malaysia, 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. Please avoid going to the hospital, except in a life-threatening situation.

 

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.

For the most up-to-date information and guidance about COVID-19, visit www.healthvermont.gov/covid19 and www.cdc.gov/covid19

Resources

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: infoandassistance@svcoa.net

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:
  1. Meals will be delivered once a week (7 meals).
  2. 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.
  3. 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).
  4.    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.
  5. Pierce’s 492-3326: you can call ahead for grocery orders and food takeout
  6. Shrewsbury Community Church and Helping Hands and Food Shelf:
    Rita Lane 775-2578, Sue Kelley 492-3738, Donna Smith 492-3367
  7. Loretta’s Good Food 772-7638: Call ahead for takeout food 
  8. 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
  9. Rutland Vermont Department of Health Office 802-786-5811
  10. https://site.google.com/view.rutvtmutualaid/home
  11. Anyone with questions specific to SVCOA’s Nutrition Program, please contact Courtney Anderson at 802-772-7828.

 

 

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 gkfelder@comcast.net.


SHREWSBURY TOWN OFFICE

As a precaution, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Shrewsbury Town Office is closed to the public effective immediately and until further notice. The Town Office staff: Treasurer, Listers and Clerk will remain available to assist you by phone and email.  Some of these will be working remotely so there will be added time to some responses.

Please call ahead, as situations, directives and responses change on a dynamic basis.

To reach Shrewsbury Town Office staff by phone or email:

Town Treasurer: Linda McGuire- (802)492-3558 shrewsburytreas@vermontel.net

Shrewsbury Board of Listers: Sharon Winnicki, Chair (802) 492-2009 shrewsburylist@vermontel.net

Shrewsbury Clerk: Megan A. LaChance, Esq., (802)492-3511 shrewsburyclerk@vermontel.net

 

As much as possible Town Office business will be conducted by phone, e-mail and snail mail.

 

Title searchers, attorneys, notary services and other vital records requests are being conducted by arranged appointment only.  Please e-mail the Town Clerk to make an appointment within health and safety protocols. shrewsburyclerk@vermontel.net

 

We encourage everyone to follow CDC and Department of Health hand-washing and social distancing recommendations.

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 then otherwise would be routine tasks.

Thank you in advance for your patience, so that none of us become patients.
Check back periodically for Shrewsbury updates

 

 

 


 


 

 


 


Conservation Commission informational postings on

Lottery Road Wildlife Corridor
and
Carbon Sequestration

 


2020 Dog Licenses are now available.

$ 9.00 for spayed or neutered

$ 13.00 for intact

Late fees are assessed after April 1st

Current rabies certificate is required.

You can obtain a License by mail as long as there is a current rabies certificate on file.

This is a reminder that it is a 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 NOW CLOSED FOR THE SEASON

 



2020 TAX RATE

Homestead Non-Homestead
Municipal $0.2981 $0.2981
Education $1.5755 $1.5922
Local Agreement $0.0009 $0.0009
TOTAL $1.8745 $1.8912
  -2.0%
-2.0%

 

4 Ways to Get Your Vermont Income Tax Forms



 

Link for

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

To receive a Green Mountain Passport card:

  • Fill out an application at your local City or Town Clerk’s Office

 

Photos of the Jim Jeffords State Forest & Brown Bridge Dedication

Courtesy of Marilyn Dalick