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Starting July 1, 2020, state law (Act 69 of 2019) prohibits stores and food service establishments from providing the following single-use products:

  • Single-use plastic carryout bags* at the point of sale. This does not apply to bags used for prescription meds, dry cleaning, produce bags, and other small bags that are not at the point of sale. Single-use paper bags can be offered at the point of sale for a minimum customer charge of 10 cents per bag, which stores keep.
  • Expanded polystyrene (commonly called Styrofoam) food and beverage containers* including foam cups, take-out and to-go containers, plates, trays, and cartons for eggs or other food. NOTE: Starting July 1, 2020, these products may not be sold in Vermont. These prohibitions do not apply to meat and fish packaging or food packaged out-of-state or sold out-of-state.
  • Plastic straws* except they can be given upon customer request. Hospitals, nursing homes, independent and assisted living, and residential care facilities can provide plastic straws.
  • Plastic Stirrers*
    *Inventory Exemption: Stores and food service establishments that purchased these single-use products before
    May 15, 2019 have until July 1, 2021 to use up the previously purchased product.

For more information click the link below:

https://dec.vermont.gov/content/single-use-products-law

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August 11, 2020 is Vermont’s Primary Election, where major party candidates will be selected for our congressional delegation, governor, lieutenant governor, auditor, treasurer, etc.  Polls will be open at the Mendon Town Office 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM.  PLEASE NOTE:  Due to COVID-19, voting will likely be handled differently to ensure public safety.  Changes to voting will be announced on this website, on Front Porch Forum, and Facebook.

We encourage people to request absentee ballots be mailed to you to avoid having to come to the polling place on election day. 

You may have received a white postcard entitled Request for Early Absentee Voter Ballot. These postcards were mailed out from the Secretary of State’s election office. This is part of the encouragement to vote-by-mail due to Covid-19 to avoid large numbers of people at the polls on election day.

If you have NOT already requested absentee ballots for August and November, and want to vote by mail, fill out the postcard and mail it back. Please DO NOT FOLD AND TAPE. Simply tear off the return portion. The State has generously covered the cost of the postage, BUT the mail carrier said the town will be charged 20 cents for each postcard that is folded and taped, rather than torn off and returned.

You also may request ballots by calling the clerk’s office at (802)775-1662, or by visiting the My Voter Page website.

If you have moved, you can update your address on the same My Voter Page website.  If you are a new Town of Mendon resident – either from another Vermont town or from out of state – you can register at the Online Voter Registration website.

There are three ballots for the primary; one for each major party.  All voters will be given all three ballots, but can only vote one of them.  Your choice of ballot is private.  Click on the link below to view the sample ballots.

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On Wednesday July 1, 2020 the Mendon Town office will be closing at 1:00pm and will be closed July 2, 2020 in observance of the Independence Day holiday. We hope you have a fun and safe holiday weekend!

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The Mendon Town Office is now open to the public, at this time the office hours will be 9:00 – 4:00 Monday -Thursday. Research will continue to be by appointment only. Only one researcher at a time is allowed in the office. Appointments can be made by calling 802-775-1662 or emailing mendonclerk@comcast.net.   When you contact us to make an appointment, please let us know how long you plan on being in the office.  Although the office is open, we encourage you to transact as much business as possible via phone or email. Thank you and be well!

Office rules during this time are as follows:

  1. Please book as much time as you think you will need.  If someone makes an appointment after you and you are not done with your search, you will need to leave and book another appointment in the future.
  2. You may not enter the office if you are currently experiencing a fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, headache, recent loss of taste of smell, or any other symptom of a respiratory illness or if you have had contact with a person who is COVID-19 positive.
  3. You must wear a mask at all times. (You supply your own mask).
  4. You must either sanitize your hands upon entry or wear gloves at all times. (The Town will supply the gloves).
  5. You must bring all of your own office supplies (pens, paper clips, stapler, etc.)
  6. When your search is complete, please leave any books you used on the table in the vault so staff can wipe them down.
  7. Please wipe down the copier and the counter where you were working when you have finished your search.
  8. Bathroom facilities are not available at this time.

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Informational Meeting Follow-up
Mon, Jun 15, 2020 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM (EDT)

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/361542845

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (646) 749-3112

Access Code: 361-542-845

New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts:
https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/361542845

For more information on the project and the balloon test:

https://www.drm.com/news/mendon-vt-rt4-att-telecom

We want your opinion!

Please complete a short survey regarding the tower at:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YP3Y3WY

Paper copies are also available in the mailbox at the Town Office.


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The Town of Mendon has scheduled grievance hearings for June 22, 2020 starting at 9am. 

If you would like to schedule a virtual meeting, please contact the Mendon Town Office at 802-775-1662 and office staff will set up an appointment time
for you to meet via GoToMeeting. You will find the link below. All
participants will be muted until their appointment time.


2020 Mendon Grievance Hearings
Mon, Jun 22, 2020 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM (EDT)
Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/333205349

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (646) 749-3122
Access Code: 333-205-349

New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts:
https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/333205349


As a reminder, your grievance must be received in writing by Monday, June 22, 2020 or your grievance is not allowed to be considered by Vermont State Law.

Please click the link below for the notice to taxpayers.

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In accordance with state statutes, all dogs must be registered by April 1st each year. The Selectboard has decided to waive the late fees to register your dog for the remainder of the year.

A valid rabies certificate is required to register a dog.  For your convenience we do accept updated rabies certificates in the mail with a check for registration.  We are happy to mail your tag and registration back to you.  Please contact the Town Office for more information 802.775.1662.

Fees:
Spayed/Neutered $11.00
Not Spayed/Neutered $15.00

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AT&T Public Informational Meeting Wed, Jun 10, 2020 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

June 10, 2020 AT&T Informational Meeting recording


For more information on the project and the balloon test:

https://www.drm.com/news/mendon-vt-rt4-att-telecom

We want your opinion!

Please complete a short survey regarding the tower at:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YP3Y3WY

Paper copies are also available in the mailbox at the Town Office.