Community Garden Aerial View – First Attempt

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.

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Selectboard Minutes and more

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

 

Your E911 Address

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.

What’s What and Who’s Who

POLICE CONTRACT
1. The Bennington County Sheriff’s Department submitted a six month contract from January 1, 2018 through June 30, 2018 with the same rates we are paying now: $42.00 per hour. An additional one year contract from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019 was submitted with a 3% increase.
MOTION by Mike Denault to approve and sign the six month contract with the Bennington County Sheriff’s Department for $42.00/hour and 22 hours/week. SECONDED by Dave Tatro. All in favor. Motion APPROVED.
2. The Vermont State Police could also provide patrol services for the town at the rate of $67.22/hour. Although this rate is higher, the town would not have to pay for travel and court time like we do now. The state police lieutenant is willing to come this spring to explain what he could offer beginning July 1, 2018

TOWN PLAN
Catherine Bryers at the Bennington County Regional Commission advised that a signature page is not necessary but is acceptable if the board would like to sign the plan. The Selectboard thought it was appropriate and signed the town plan which was adopted on November 16, 2017.

DELINQUENT DOG UPDATE
Amanda Kurpiel has still not licensed her dog with the town. The Dog officer will be contacted to visit her, confirm that she still has the dog and make one last effort to bring her into compliance. If she does not license the dog after that, the town will have no other alternative but to impound the dog, and additional fees will be charged before the dog is released.

This and more at Selectboard Minutes

 

Seed Saver’s News

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.

 

Community Organization Information

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 stamlibrary@gmail.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.