Special Town Meeting and Selectboard Minutes

Notice that a public hearing will be held Thursday November 15th at 5:30pm to receive comments regarding the proposed town plan.

Luke McKay picked up a stray dog on County Road near the Klondike Road intersection last week. It has no collar or tags and is not friendly. He has posted notices in town to find the owner without luck. He contacted Pownal and hung a notice at Stewarts. He has tried twice to reach Clarksburg but has not received any call back. Mike Denault will put a picture of the dog on face book. The town is required to hold the dog for 10 days after the notice is posted which is this Saturday, November 4, 2017. If the owner is not determined, the town can put the dog up for adoption or turn the dog over to a shelter to be re- homed or euthanized. Because of the dog’s personality, Luke McKay recommended that the dog be given to a shelter.

ALL BOARDS PRESENTATION
Attorney James Barlow will be coming to Stamford on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. for a presentation on the Open Meeting Laws. All town boards will be invited to attend.

The full Selectboard Meeting Minutes can be found here.

Peter Gruden would like everyone to know that “Buzz Wheeler (recycling center) condition is improving. When we saw him today, his pain had diminished and he was able to walk. Nonetheless, he is still getting important therapies. Anyone who wants to contribute to Buzz’s recovery fund can simply send a check to Karen Wheeler Box 185 Readsboro, VT 05350-0185. Buzz and Karen appreciate cards and contributions very much.

You can also contact Peter Grudin at pgrudin@gmail.com

 

 

Stamford Seed Savers Poll Results

Dear Stamfordians,
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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Stamford Seed Savers Meeting

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.

 

This Week In Stamford

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.

 

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.

 

Peter Grudin Would Like To Share With Stamford Community

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.

Peter Grudin