Windham Regional Commission Seeks Input on Draft Energy Plan

The Windham Regional Commission looks for public comments as they develop the Regional Energy Plan with four public meetings in December and January. The meetings will be an opportunity for the public to come and learn about why the Regional Planning Commission is creating a Regional Energy Plan, what information is included in those plans, and what that means for towns. The attendees will be invited to express comments on the draft plan and, more broadly, on energy planning in our region.
The draft plan was developed with guidance from the Department of Public Service and the three Regional Planning Commissions who have completed their Energy Plans. The draft plan and background information can be found on the WRC website: http://www.windhamregional.org/energy/act-174-energy-planning.
The meetings will be held:
 Monday, December 4th at 6:30 pm location: Townshend Town Hall, 2006 Route 30, Townshend
 Wednesday, December 6th at 6:30 pm location: Dover Town Hall, 190 Taft Brook Rd, East Dover
 Monday, January 8th at 6:30 pm location: Townshend Town Hall, 2006 Route 30, Townshend
 Wednesday, January 10th at 6:30 pm location: Jamaica Town Hall, 3735 Route 30, Jamaica
The Windham Regional Commission is one of eleven regional planning commissions in Vermont, and since 1965 has been assisting the 27 towns in southeastern Vermont to provide effective local government and work cooperatively with them to address regional issues.
For more information contact Marion Major at Windham Regional Commission at 802-257-4547 x 109 or mmajor@windhamregional.org, or visit our website at www.windhamregional.org.

WARNING SPECIAL TOWN MEETING

WARNING
SPECIAL TOWN MEETING
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2017
6:00 PM

The legal voters of the Town of Windham are hereby notified and warned to meet at the Meeting House (26 Harrington Road) to act on the following town officer election:

Town Clerk – to fill the remainder of the current 3-year term (which expires in March of 2019)

Information on voter registration is available on line at the Vermont Secretary of State’s website https://www.sec.state.vt.us/elections/voters/registration.aspx

or at the Windham Town Office during regular business hours


F. Seawright


Kord Scott


Maureen S. Bell

Windham Energy Fair

The Windham Energy Committee is sponsoring an energy fair on Thursday, November 9, at the elementary school in Windham.  Members of the public from Windham and neighboring towns are invited to attend, free of charge.  Local vendors and representatives of non-profit organizations which specialize in weatherization, home energy audits, rebates and low interest loans, efficient home heating, renewable energy generation and electric vehicles will be present to share information and answer questions. The schedule for the fair is as follows:

5:00-6:00 PM – Test drive an electric car; informal discussions with vendors

6:00-6:45 PM – Formal presentations

6:45-8:00 PM –  Questions and Answers at vendor tables

Town Clerk Hours for Sept – Dec

Good afternoon,

Please be aware that the Town Office in Windham will be open during the following hours in September-December 2017:

Monday:  12p-8p

Tuesday:  6a-10a

Wednesday:  10a-2p

Closed Thursday, Friday, and all Federal Holidays.

Saturday hours:

September 9:  8a-12p

October 21:  8a-12p

November 25:  8a-12p

December 16:  8a-12p

Please let me know if you need the office open at any other time, and I will do my best to accommodate you.  You can also reach me at home at 875 1550.

Thank you, and enjoy the last days of summer!

— Mike McLaine

 

New Links Added

The links may be found in the Community Information section of the website 

First is a link to the Windham Town Library Book List are available at –

http://townofwindhamvt.com/windham-town-library-book-list/

The books are sorted by Author or by Title.

Windham Town Library Book List

The books are sorted by Author or by Title.

The second new link is to the Windham Library Book Club reading list –

http://townofwindhamvt.com/local-town-information/windham-library-book-club/

Windham Library Book Club

Backyard Woods Program – A course for Vermont homeowners interested in caring for their woods

Backyard Woods Program

A course for Vermont homeowners interested in caring for their woods

  • Do you own less than 25 acres?
  • Are you interested in learning more about your woods?
  • Do you want to become a more active steward of your woods?

Then you may be interested in the Backyard Woods Program, now offered statewide!

The Backyard Woods Program is a six-week online course that uses a combination of video’s, webinars, discussion forums and weekly activities to guide you in the exploration of your backyard woods.  Upon completion of the program, you will have developed an action plan to help you get started!  Whether you own 2 acres or 20 acres, this program will help you make the most out of the woods in your backyard!

Course Details:

  • The online course starts Sept. 18 and runs through the week of Oct. 23.
  • Participants will also be invited to an in-person Backyard Woods Field Day (TBD).
  • This course is composed of 4 online modules. Each module has videos, webinars, and activities that will be completed on your own schedule for the duration of the course.

Registration:  The course costs $35, which includes a course manual, a tree identification book and a hands-on in person session.

Learn more and register by September 12th at www.vtcommunityforestry.org

Questions? Contact Gwen at gwen.kozlowski@uvm.edu or 802-651-8343. To request a disability-related accommodation to participate, please register by Sept. 1.

GWEN KOZLOWSKI | Outreach & Education Coordinator

VT Urban & Community Forestry Program

UVM Extension

802-651 -8343, Ext 506 www.vtcommunityforestry.org

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