THE FUTURE OF GLEBE MOUNTAIN

Wantastiquet Rotary of Londonderry, is a proud sponsor of the Nature Conservancy of Vermont, in regard to the acquiring of Glebe Mountain.

Peter Isakson and Helen Hamman, friends, of the Nature Conservancy, invite you to an informational evening  to discuss the permanent conservation of Glebe Mountain.

Please join us, Friday, January 18, 2019 for drinks and hors d’oeuvres from 6 PM to 8 PM at Magic Mountain Resort, 495 Magic Mountain Access, Londonderry, Vermont.

Information from Nature Conservancy

https://www.nature.org/en-us/about-us/where-we-work/united-states/vermont/stories-in-vermont/protecting-glebe-mountain/

Airbnb and other short term rentals Update

From
John Fay
Permit Specialist, Environmental Assistance Office
Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation
I have gotten a couple Airbnb questions lately and so I did some research on the subject. Renting out an Airbnb or other short term rental can trigger state oversight from Health, Fire Safety, Tax, and Environmental departments. Although the situation is fluid, and may change soon from the Legislature, I have put together a little blurb that I will use for inquiries to my office. I thought I would share it with you in case you have questions come in too:

If you rent out a room or space for sleeping accommodations:

  *   Your facility is a public building and is subject to fire safety requirements. Contact Fire Safety at 802-885-8883.
  *   You will need to collect state meals and rooms tax<https://tax.vermont.gov/business-and-corp/meals-and-rooms-tax/short-term-rentals> (unless paid by a third party).
  *   If you are serving any food other than pre-packaged, you will need a food and lodging license<http://www.healthvermont.gov/health-environment/food-lodging/lodging-licensing>. Contact Gordon.Lodewyk@vermont.gov<mailto:Gordon.Lodewyk@vermont.gov> 802-296-5562.
  *   If you have 3 or more units, you will need a food and lodging license<http://www.healthvermont.gov/health-environment/food-lodging/lodging-licensing>. Contact Gordon.Lodewyk@vermont.gov<mailto:Gordon.Lodewyk@vermont.gov> 802-296-5562.
  *   If you have only 1 or 2 units:
     *   You must post a Vermont Meals and Rooms Tax account number on any advertisement.
     *   You should complete and keep on-site a self-certification form<http://www.healthvermont.gov/sites/default/files/ENV_FL_ShortTermRentalObligations.pdf> prior to renting a unit.
     *   You must post certain information in the units (see the self-certification form).
  *   If you are effectively creating a new bedroom or an apartment, you will need a Wastewater permit as well. Contact a Licensed Designer<https://dec.vermont.gov/water/licensed-designers> (look down the page for “Finding a Designer”).
  *   As always, contact your town office to see if there are any local requirements.
  *   And, be sure to register with the Secretary of State<https://www.sec.state.vt.us/corporationsbusiness-services/business-nonprofit-services/start-a-vermont-business.aspx> if necessary.


Holiday Windham Office Hours

Please be aware that the Windham Town Office will be open this Saturday, December 22nd from 8a-12p.  We will be closed the following dates:

Wednesday December 19

Monday December 24

Tuesday December 25

Wednesday December 26

Monday December 31

Tuesday January 1

We will reopen with our regular hours on Wednesday January 2nd.  As always please let me know if you need access to the town records and I will do my best o accommodate.  You can reach me at home at 802 875 1550.

Button Up Vermont Kickoff

The energy committee is sponsoring a Button Up Vermont Kickoff on Thursday, November 8, at 6:30 pm at the elementary school.   Attendees will have an opportunity to speak with a certified contractor, schedule a free walk through of their home and receive a free written estimate of how much energy and money they may save through weatherization improvements.  Free weatherization products will be distributed and information about low cost loans and various financing options also will available.

Message from the Listers (Winter Hours)

We will be transitioning to our winter hours, starting in November.  Simultaneously, we will also be switching back to Wednesdays from our current Tuesdays.  As ever, if you have an issue that needs immediate attention you may contact any of us at home and make an appointment or leave a message at the Town Office.  Any zoning or 911 signage issues can also be addressed on these days.  Here are the dates when we will be in the office (hours are 9a.m.-12p.m. on all dates):

November 7th and 21st; December 5th; January 23rd, and February 20th. In March, we will return to our regular hours of 9a.m.-12p.m. every Wednesday.  Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

Alison Cummings, (802) 236-7564 (Zoning Administrator)

Meredith Tips-McLaine, (802) 875-1550 (9-1-1 Coordinator)

Russell Cumming, (802) 874-7011

Windham Town Office: (802) 874-4211

We also have an email address, to which we all have access from home: windham.listers@gmail.com

Fire Company is hosting a CPR/AED session

The Fire Company is hosting a CPR/AED session for our certified firefighters’ annual certification on October 30 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Windham Elementary School.  The instructors will also briefly discuss Narcan and how to use it in an overdose situation.  The class is open to Windham residents for $10 for a refresher course (no certification), and $25 if you want CPR/AED certification.  Contact Mike McLaine at 875 1550 if you would like to join the class.