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Welcome to the Official Town of Alburgh, Vermont!

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The Alburgh Town Clerks Office will be opening to the public by appointment only on Monday, May 4th, 2020.

The office will NOT be open to any members of the public except by appointment.

We will continue this practice for at least two weeks in hopes of slowing the spread of the virus.

We will make appointments for in person requests and will screen people before allowing them into the office.

Please be prepared to answer a few questions if you require in person service.





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INDEPENDENCE DAY 2020 CELEBRATION CANCELLED

With everyday life being far from normal not only in our little town of Alburgh, but in the entire world, the decision to cancel the July 4th celebrations for 2020 has been made. This decision was made to ensure the health and safety of our townspeople and everyone that is involved in making the Independence Day celebration wonderful year after year. It is possible that this celebration will be moved to Labor Day weekend, but it is still too early to make that determination. When life returns to some sort of normalcy, this possibility will be explored further, and a decision will be made. Thank-you for your understanding, we hope you all stay safe and healthy.



COVID-19 VOSHA Employee Training Required May 2020

April 27, 2020 – In accordance with Governor Scott's April 24 expansion of the phased restart of Vermont's economy, the Vermont Occupational Safety and Health Administration (VOSHA) and the Vermont Department of Health have released a training to help employers meet the new requirement for all employees who return to work to receive specific training about COVID-19 by May 4, 2020 or when they first return to work.
All employers must provide either the VOSHA training or similar training that includes all of the topics outlined in VOSHA’s version. VOSHA's training (1) combines much of the information and guidelines already released by the CDC into a single training source and (2) can be taken online by individual employees or printed out and completed manually. People using the online version can take the training, open and read the included links of related information, and print out their own certificate of completion at home or in a work setting. The printable version is longer because it includes the linked information as additional pages.

The link to take the required training can be found below. Highlight the link, right click on it and “open hyperlink”. This will allow you to view the power point and print off the required certificate.
Title searchers, Attorneys, Realtors and others that will be entering the town office will be required to show their certificate.
Thank-you for your patience and understanding in these strange times.

https://labor.vermont.gov/document/protecting-safety-and-health-workers-vosha-printable



NOTICE: OWNERS & OPERATORS OF ALL ALBURGH LODGING PROPERTIES, INCLUDING: B&Bs, CAMPGROUNDS, RV RESORTS, AIRBNBs, ETC.

VERMONT GOVERNOR. PHIL SCOTT ISSUED A STAY HOME, STAY SAFE ORDER MARCH 24, CLOSING ALL NON-ESSENTIAL BUSINESSES AND NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS, INCLUDING LODGING PROPERTIES, EXCEPT THOSE DEEMED "ESSENTIAL." (FOR THOSE ESTABLISHMENTS, GOV. SCOTT HAS SUSPENDED ONLINE LODGING RESERVATIONS.) THE ORDER WILL BE IN PLACE UNTIL MAY 15, THOUGH THAT IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE, AND GOV. SCOTT SAYS HE EXPECTS TO EXTEND THAT TIMELINE BUT IT'S UNCLEAR RIGHT NOW FOR HOW LONG.

To be clear, the order states that lodging facilities - which includes hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts, inns, short term rentals (e.g. VRBO, Homeaway, Airbnb, etc.), and all public and private camping facilities and RV parks - are to be closed except for stated exemptions when supporting the states COVID-19 response.
Under this order, the Vermont State Police and local law enforcement will monitor lodging providers for compliance, and work with the Attorney General's Office on additional compliance measures if needed.

WITH THE ABOVE IN MIND, WE STRONGLY URGE YOU TO COMPLY WITH THIS ORDER.

ADDITIONALLY, PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:

Those coming into Vermont are required to self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.
Gov. Scott has ordered that Vermonters not gather in groups of more than 10.
The governor also ordered that bars and restaurants close for dine-in until April 6. (Delivery and takeout will continue.)
Outdoor recreation is permitted, provided people maintain six feet of physical distance between themselves and others with whom they do not share a household.
The Lake Champlain ferry system is on a modified schedule with new rules.
Vermont State Parks are open for day use, but off-season camping has been suspended.
Be safe. Be responsible. Be well.
Respectfully,

THE ALBURGH SELECTBOARD





If you or someone you know in Alburgh, needs food, medicine or other basic necessities but isn't able to get out to get them or is worried about going out because of the corona virus, please contact the Town Clerks office and let them know. We have a list of people that are willing to help in this time of uncertainty. The phone number that you can call is 802-796-3468 and you can speak with Town Clerk, Donna L. Bohannon or Assistant Town Clerk, Danielle Choiniere. If it is on the weekend or after hours, you can call Donna Bohannon at 802-782-4510, but leave a message if you get a voicemail (service can be difficult at her home). Your contact information will be relayed to someone that has offered to help and they will contact you about your needs. Stay healthy and don't be too proud to ask for help, there are people willing to do just that ..help.



By a unanimous vote of the Selectboard at a special meeting held on 03/18/2020, the regular meetings of the Selectboard will be cancelled until after May 1 st. This is based on recommendations from the CDC to minimize the spread of COVID 19. They also voted unanimously to keep the Town office closed to the public until further notice.
With the closure of the office to the public, business is still being conducted. Payments can be made via snail mail or can be placed in the dropbox located on the south side of the building. Payments can also be made via the town website; www.alburghvt.org with a credit or debit card. There is an additional fee associated with the use of a credit/debit card. Up to $113 there is a $3.00 fee and after $113 the fee is 2.65%.
The Selectboard also voted unanimously to waive the $2.00 late fee for dog licenses until after June 1 st and tax payments will not be considered delinquent until after May 11 th. The Board made this decision with the cooperation and approval of the Delinquent Tax Collector, Terry Tatro. If you have any questions, please contact the Town Clerk at 802-796-3468 or by email at townofalburgh@fairpoint.net.
There will also be changes to how the staff at the Transfer Station handles business. They will be asking that you remain in your vehicle and will handle the trash and other waste for you. They will collect the money from you while you remain in your vehicle. Please be cooperative and respectful as they continue to do an outstanding job while enforcing procedures designed to keep themselves and you as safe and healthy as possible.
The Corona virus has had a greater impact on our daily lives than any of us could have imagined, but with common sense and diligence, we can prevent it from growing more than it already has. Please do your part in preventing the spread of this new contagion by limiting your contact with others. You may not be at risk but there are many that are. People with heart or lung conditions and the elderly are at a greater risk and may suffer dire consequences if exposed.
Please be patient and understanding of the new procedures as we try to limit the spread of this contagion and above all else be considerate of one another and help a neighbor if you see they need it. Supporting one another and kindness will help neutralize the negative effects of this virus.




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March 3, 2020 Voting Results


LINK TO THE 2020 TOWN REPORT:

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CORRECTION TO PAGE 15 OF TOWN REPORT



FIREWORKS ORDINANCE ADOPTED

NOTICE OF ADOPTION OF FIREWORKS ORDINANCE




TRANSFER STATION WINTER HOURS ARE NOW IN EFFECT.

WEDNESDAY - 8 AM - NOON

SATURDAY - 8 AM - 4 PM

SUNDAY - 8 AM - 4 PM


STARTING ON 15 JANUARY 2020

RESIDENT TAG STICKERS LIKE THIS WILL BE REQUIRED OF ALBURGH RESIDENTS.


Vehicles without a resident sticker will be charged the
non-resident rate of .30¢ per lb.

RESIDENT TAG STICKER ARE ONLY AVAILABLE AT THE TOWN CLERKS OFFICE & ONLY 2 PER HOUSEHOLD WILL BE ISSUED.

PLEASE CALL 802-796-3468 IF YOU CANNOT GO TO THE OFFICE DURING NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS TO PICK UP YOUR STICKERS. ARRANGEMENT'S WILL BE MADE TO MAIL THEM.


2020 Dog Licensing! Please submit current rabies vaccination records when registering. Fees are $10 for spayed/neutered dogs, and $14 for those intact. Dogs must be licensed by April 1st or fees will increase and tickets may be issued. Registration by mail is possible, call the municipal office for details.
THE DUE DATE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO JUNE 1ST DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC.



Electronic payments for the Town of Alburgh can now be accepted by clicking HERE with a Discover, MasterCard, Visa, or American Express card. A $3.00 fee or 2.65% charge (whichever is greater) will be applied. Cards issued by Canadian banks cannot use the online option. At this time only CURRENT bills, not delinquent, can be paid in this form. Problems or questions can be directed to the office. Thank you!




The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a free, 24-hour resource for family members and individuals. Call 1-800-273-8255 or visit http://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/.



Animal Control Officer - Jen Hebert
CELL - 802-881-5022
Animal Control Assistant - Ariel Brace
CELL - 802-881-5031




Important Deadlines:
April 1 - Dog Licensing
April 10 - Town Property Taxes
3/01, 6/01, 9/01, 12/01 - Water/Sewer Bills
November 20 - Village Property Taxes

Ordinances:
Animal Control Ordinance
Noise Ordinance
Sign Ordinance
Litter Ordinance
Nuisance Property Regulation Ordinance
ATV Ordinance
Tobacco Prohibition at Municipal Parks and Recreation Areas

Traffic Ordinance
Junk Ordinance
Sewer Ordinance
Water Ordinance

*************** 2019 TOWN REPORT .PDF **************



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