I hope you don’t get seasick and there is a crash or two, I’m just learning how to fly my drone and thought the garden would make a good video. I’ll do another as the season (and hopefully my flying progress). Raw unedited footage, hang on to your hats I was battling the wind.
It’s a big file, so you will need some patience while it loads.
While it’s been a slow summer news wise, I have missed posting a few announcements due to family matters. I should be able to resume regular postings as they come in. The good news is that the Selectboard is getting closer to getting their website up and running which means this one may not be needed any more – I’ll take it one day at a time and see where the path leads.
So for now, here are two links to meeting minutes that you maybe interested in. I’ll get to work updating the calendar and whatever else needs attention.
Latest Community Building Group
Selectboard Minutes 7-12-18
Minutes from Tuesday night’s meeting can be found here.
The committee’s next meeting will be Friday April 20th @ 6pm at the firehouse.
It’s that time of year again- has your street address sign succumbed to the snow plow? Not impressed with the one you have? Never had one? Stamford Volunteer Fire offers, as a fundraiser, high visibility E911 address signs.
The signs can be displayed horizontally or vertically, are green with white numbers, and can be used in any town. Print out, fill out, and send the flyer below to Stamford Fire and we’ll contact you when it’s ready.
This flyer will be in the right hand menu area should you need to get one after this post has been moved down.
Wrapping up the Garden
Pat, Sarah, Susan and Bill Levine built an additional garden bench with the available lumber. There is still enough lumber to finish the next two garden beds.
It was agreed that we will have an additional workday on Saturday Oct. 21 from 12:00 to 2:00 pm. This will coincide with the Community Craft Fair/Book Sale.
Please click here to read the latest from the Seed Saver / Community Garden Group.
Seniors Craft Fair is the Stamford Elementary gym and the book fair will be in the Stamford Community Library.
There will be an organizational meeting of the Stamford Democratic Party
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 18 7:00-8:00 pm at the STAMFORD SCHOOL
For more information please call Bob Bence at 694-1634
The latest minutes from the Stamford Seed Savers can be found here.
Stamford Community Library will be switching to it’s winter hours as follows:
1. The library will be closed on Wednesdays (starting Sept. 20) until next Summer.
2. The library will extend its hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays (starting Sept. 19), opening from 3-8 pm so schoolchildren can access the library as soon as school lets out.
Tuesday – 3-8 pm
Wednesday – Closed
Thursday – 3-8 pm
Friday – 9 am to 4 pm
Saturday – 9 am to 1 pm
For further information, please contact the library at email@example.com
Please visit the website, where you can access the catalog, at stamfordlibrary.org
You can also “Like” Stamford Community Library on Facebook for updates.
OLD COUNTY ROAD
The attorney provided an opinion concerning Old County Road. The opinion states that the petitions will not force a town vote and a special town meeting should not be scheduled. Dave Tatro who felt it would be best for him to sit in the audience and speak as the Road Commissioner, sited the process in our Highway Road Policy that needs to be followed. The ordinance contains an application which is filed with the town office. The attorney stated that because the town legally and properly discontinued the road in 2010, that deeds would have to be obtained from all landowners on the road. Nancy Bushika noted that when the town accepted the upper sections of Maltese Road and Sumner Road the process took about 8-10 years to complete. At that time our ordinance did not contain the paving requirement. Deb Burchard stated she would not agree to giving back the road. The Burchards were upset that they were not notified. Nancy Bushika stated that the board does not personally invite people to Selectboard meetings; the agendas are posted for the public. The board contacted the lawyer to see how the petitions should be handled and the board did not reach a point where abutters or interested parties needed to be notified. Mike Denault stated that the board has not taken sides and has not made any decisions concerning the road. Deb Burchard cautioned Carol Fachini since she is a Selectboard member.
COMPOSTING COMPLIANCE WITH STATE
Helen Fields noted that the town has been out of compliance for three weeks by not accepting food scraps separately. The Seed Savers would like the Selectboard to authorize up to $500.00 to purchase buckets and pay for a mailing to see who is already composting in town. Helen Fields may have found some grant money if the town can match the funds. The state wants to prohibit food scraps from going into landfills, but says burning food scraps does not fit their definition of alternative energy. Our current trash hauler does not accept food scraps. Helen Fields might be able to work with TAM to allow food scraps collected to be dropped off in Readsboro or Searsburg where TAM has a regular pickup. Although the Alliance has hired an outreach consultant, there has been no activity in Stamford. Helen Fields noted that TAM provides education and community outreach. We do not have a contract with our current hauler. The Selectboard would like to request new bids for trash, recycling and food scraps pickup as well as educational outreach. Nancy Bushika and Dave Tatro will meet with the town clerk tomorrow to prepare the bid requests. Nancy Bushika will contact the state for a definition of alternative energy. Some individuals from the Seed Savers Group will be at the recycling center on Saturday to hand out informational flyers on composting. Helen Fields also suggested a raffle to encourage composting. The Selectboard wants to wait before releasing any funds.