Thank you for completing the Stamford Vermont Seed Savers compost survey this past Saturday at the Transfer Station.
Here are some highlights of the survey:
1. Out of 45 people surveyed, 75% of you already compost food scraps at home!
2. Of those who do not, more than half said they would be willing to bring food scraps to the Transfer Station for the first time. (yay)
3. Ten people would be willing to contribute compost to the Stamford Community/School Garden.
4. A third of you would be interested in attending a composting workshop.
5. Six people would be interested in having space in the community gardens.
6. One-third of you are interested in working with the Farm to School Program as it emerges at Stamford Elementary School, and another third are possibly interested.
We will be having our annual Seed Share in January, all are welcome to come with seeds or not.
In addition to our regular meetings, we hope to have two or three demonstrations this winter with possible topics ranging from compost to mushroom growing.
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A draft of the proposed Town Plan can be found here if you would like a copy to study prior to the public meeting for the adoption of the town plan scheduled for November 16th at 5:30pm.
There will be a meeting of the Seed Savers/Community Garden group Tuesday, Nov. 7, at 6 p.m. in the library.
Many interesting items on the agenda, including establishing winter meetings with programs and workshops.
Everyone is welcome.
The complete meeting minutes can be found here
Halloween Hours are 6:00pm to 7:30pm October 31st.
SEED SAVERS GROUP
Helen Fields reported an excellent and productive first year for the Seed Savers. They received grant funds to help with their project, had a fun Harvest Day and have one final work bee planned for Saturday.
DINNER TO HONOR STAMFORD VETERANS
Dan Potvin has flyers and is trying to spread the word. He said the Planning Commission is very supportive. The potluck dinner is scheduled for Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 5 p.m. and everyone is invited. Dan Potvin would like flyers mailed to all vets in town. Nancy Bushika does not want to spend town funds. The Selectboard named as many vets as they could think of. Dan Potvin hopes this will become a yearly event. Two middle school teachers and their classes have volunteered to help. Nancy Bushika will donate the paper products, another will donate drinks. Dan Potvin will contact Big Y for a donation.
I just learned of this on Facebook, for any questions please visit the GoFundMe page or contact the Stamford Elementary School.
I still have many memories of my SES 8th grade class trip to NYC that our teachers took us on back in 1977!
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.
To The Stamford Community:
Karen Wheeler tells me that her husband, Buzz, had a bad fall last week and was taken to Albany Medical Center. He is now at the Bennington Center for Living and Rehabilitation – Room 16.
Buzz was hurt when tripped and fell off his porch. He has serious and painful injuries to his head, neck, shoulder, clavicle, ribs, and pelvis. He is doing well, however, and would enjoy calls, messages, and visits from his friends and neighbors.
After his fall, Karen found him lying on the ground. “What happened?” She asked him. Buzz replied, “Just enjoying the view.” This was perfectly in character and an example of the wit Buzz is known for. It and it is one of the many qualities that make him so well-loved as a member of this community.
I will post again on this site if I get any more news.
The following and more can be found here
THE LANE BRIDGE
Work began today and the bridge is closed. Paul Ethier, the Fire Chief, has alerted neighboring fire and ambulance services of the road detour. Bill Levine wanted it noted that the Fire Chief requested the dry hydrant near the bridge remain useable. Dave Tatro has spoken with the contractor who couldn’t guarantee the dry hydrant would be accessible throughout the duration of the project. It is necessary to have this bridge work done. Dave Tatro asked how the fire department obtained water before the dry hydrants were installed.
The Planning Commission met on September 25, 2017. Although one resume was submitted, they did not make a recommendation for an appointment and extended the application deadline to October 16, 2017. The town has received two building applications which need attention. MOTION by Mike Denault to appoint David Bugbee Interim Administrative Officer until the recommendation from the Planning Commission can be considered and a permanent appointment can be made. SECONDED by Carol Fachini. All in favor. Motion APPROVED.
The Selectboard reviewed an email received on October 5, 2017 from the town attorney concerning the pending tax appeal. The attorney has requested that Dan Potvin recuse himself since he is related to the appellant. The attorney has requested that the Selectboard appoint a liaison whom she can speak with directly regarding this matter. The Selectboard will give Dan Potvin a copy of the attorney’s email.
MOTION by Mike Denault to appoint Nancy Bushika and Carol Fachini to speak and correspond with the attorney on this tax appeal matter. SECONDED by Dave Tatro. All in favor. Motion APPROVED.