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Highway Maintenance and Facilities & Grounds Maintenance Worker, seasonal full time position, 40 hours a week with competitive pay.  The application and job description is posted below.  Please submit job application to the Mendon Town Office at 2282 US Route 4, Mendon, VT or via email to Sara Tully, Town Administrator at mendonadmin@comcast.net.  Position open until filled.  EOE.

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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, all Town buildings will be open to the public by appointment only.   Town staff will remain available to assist citizens by phone, e-mail, and U.S. Postal Service. Meetings of all boards will be held remotely in accordance with the Open Meeting Law.

Office staff will be working behind closed doors Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. during this time to ensure vital functions of the Town can occur.  We will be checking the drop box periodically throughout the day. 

Town Contact Information

Town Administrator (Sara Tully) email:  mendonadmin@comcast.net Phone: 802-558-3935

Town Clerk (Nancy Gondella) email:  mendonclerk@comcast.net Phone: 802-775-1662 ext. 0

Assistant Clerk/Bookkeeper (Jesse Bridge) email:  mendonbookkeeper@comcast.net Phone: 802-775-1662 ext. 1

  • Town Garage:  802-773-4402, Road Commissioner, Bill Ellis – 802-770-2169
  • Constable (Phil Douglas): 802-345-5923                   
  • Zoning Administrator (Steve Cosgrove) – 802-775-0065
  • Town Assessor (Spencer Potter):   802-496-9689
  • Fire Warden (Seth Bridge): 558-1944
  • Delinquent Tax Collector (Nancy Merrill): 775-4689

For the most up to date information be sure to monitor our:

Website(www.mendontvt.org)

Facebook(www.facebook.com/townofmendonvt)

Front Porch Forum (www.frontporchforum.com)

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Barstow School Board invites RNESU community members, parents, teachers and students to a three part virtual workshop on Indigenous Land Acknowledgements May 4, 18 and June 1 5:30-7:30 pm.

Indigenous Land Acknowledgements: What? Why? And Now What?

The act of creating and speaking an Indigenous land acknowledgement is a practice that is becoming more common in the eastern parts of Turtle Island. While we experience it as a moment at the beginning of a gathering, it is actually part of a bigger process for our society and for the individual.

This three-part workshop series will address the history and purpose of land acknowledgments, examine our unique contexts, and support one another as we each craft a research-based, personalized and heartfelt land acknowledgement. By acknowledging Indigenous people’s relationship to land, and exploring our own relationship to land, we will enter into a process of truth and reconciliation. Time and space will be created to consider the connections to and implications on our teaching practices.

This workshop series is designed for educators, but will benefit anyone interested in deepening their relationship to place. Presented in partnership with Gedakina and Shelburne Farms, this program is offered as a 3-part series, with each session building upon the foundation of the previous session(s). There will be land-based homework to complete between sessions. We ask that you commit to participating in all three sessions when registering.

Workshop Rhythm: 3 sessions; 2 hours per session; gathering every other week on Zoom

Please register to get the Zoom link at https://forms.gle/rTMgq7Y1Wa3ECVwm8

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Event:  Green Up Day, Sat, May 1st

Grab your friends, join your neighbors and get involved in Vermont’s state-wide Green Up Day on May 1st.  It’s easy!  Pick a road, grab a bag and do your part!  Bags for the Town of Mendon are available at the town office.

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Join your friends and neighbors on Wednesday, April 21st at 6:30 pm to vote on priorities for the future of Mendon!

More than 100 community members have shared their ideas through public forums and surveys on critical topics such as economic development, jobs, recreation, youth and families, housing, transportation, village centers, and more!

On April 21st from 6:30-9:00 pm you are invited to join the second phase in the Mendon on the Move process on Zoom via computer, tablet, or phone. Come together with your friends and neighbors to:

  • Review the list of potential action ideas brainstormed at forums and on surveys
  • Discuss and advocate for what’s most important for the community
  • Vote on community priorities you want to move forward
  • Join locally led task forces who will drive forward the chosen priorities

Learn more and register on the Mendon on the Move website.

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend – even if you did not attend the first meeting – this is an opportunity to make your voice heard as your community comes together to shape the future of Mendon!

For more information, call the Vermont Council on Rural Development at 223-6091 or email nick@vtrural.org.  

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Thank you all for your engagement so far in the Mendon on the Move Process. We had a great kick-off meeting on Wednesday March 24–it was great to learn more about the assets and challenges in Mendon, and listen as folks began to brainstorm ideas for local action.

The next step in the process will be a meeting on Wednesday, April 21st, at 6:30pm, where we’ll come back together and vote to prioritize action items from the list gathered the other night, then set up task forces to drive that work forward. Here is the link to register for that meeting. All are welcome, even those who weren’t able to participate in the kick-off, so we hope over the next couple weeks, you’ll all help us spread the word to anyone you think might be interested in joining.

If you weren’t able to make Wednesday’s call, or had other ideas for local action in Mendon that came up afterwards, it’s not too late to share! You can contribute either through this online form, or by filling out a paper survey at either the Mendon Town Offices, or De Palo Coffee.

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Concerned about composting and not sure what to do about it? As of July 1, 2020 Vermonters are required to divert their food scraps from the trash. So our team is hosting a virtual workshop crash course to discuss the ins and outs of backyard composting as well as other options residents have. The workshop is designed to inform folks on new ways of thinking about our ‘wasted’ food. Whether you are composting for the first time or an experienced gardener, you’ll be sure to walk away with a few new tips and tricks. Contact the Rutland County Solid Waste District for more info: (802) 775-7209 x206

Virtual Compost Workshops

Wednesday, Apr 14 @ 9:00 AM 

Wednesday, Apr 21 @ 12:00 PM

Wednesday, Apr 28 @ 3:00 PM

Registration link: Register For Workshops Here

Please register to receive a link to participate in the workshop.