A Note About Town Meeting 2021

The Vershire Selectboard, Clerk and Town Moderator are in the process of figuring out how to proceed with our Town Meeting this year.  Act 162 (see homepage) allows for a Selectboard to decide to not have a floor meeting and place all voted articles on Absentee ballot.  It is very likely the town will go that route this year.

Notice from the Town Clerk – the Town Office

As Covid-19 cases continue to increase in Vermont and Orange County, the town has returned to a strict protocol within the town office for the foreseeable future.  We are all working remotely as much as possible.  An appointment is, and will continue to be, required to conduct all business at the town office.  If you have a need, please email or call the office to leave a message for either the Clerk or the Listers.  This does mean you may not be able to call and schedule an appointment for the same day.  This may cause some frustration, on both your part and ours, but it is a necessary means to limit person to person contact, slow the spread of the novel coronavirus and for keeping the curve of transmission down locally.

We are doing the best we can to meet your needs, those of the community, and also our own.  The Town office number is 685-2227 for the Clerk and 685-2224 for the Listers.  Emails:  clerk-treasurer@vershirevt.org and listers@vershirevt.org.  If you have a question for the Animal Control Officer, please page Erica at (802) 240-0402 or email her at animalcontrol.tov@gmail.com.

If you don’t need to go out, don’t.  If you do, remember to maintain “six foot spaces, mask on faces, uncrowded places.”

Thank you for your understanding! 

Gene Craft, Town Clerk

Dog Licensing:

Dog licensing is a recurrent annual event.  The State of Vermont requires all dogs to be licensed in their town of residence.  To be registered, every dog must have a current rabies vaccination.  If you dog has a current vaccination on record, you are asked to send payment in the U.S. mail and a license will be sent in return.  Any animals with current vaccination records should be licensed before the April 1, 2021 deadline.

Dog Licensing Fees

Spayed/Neutered $9.00

Intact M/F $13.00

Late Licensing Fees

Spayed/Neutered $12.00

Intact M/F $18.00

Trash Bags:

Vershire residents are required to use specific green trash bags to dispose of their trash.  The bags are 33 gallon-size and are purchased from the Town Clerk during regular office hours.  Please call ahead to arrange this purchase.

Bags are $3.00 each.

Residents bring their trash bags and recycling to the Durgin Hill Fast Trash location located at 15 Durgin Hill Road every Saturday morning from 7:00am to 12:00pm.

Recycling Saturdays

Recycling consists of two separate streams: 1) mixed paper media (cardboard/office paper/junk mail), and 2) glass, metal and plastic food containers.

Starting July 1, 2020, the Durgin Hill site will also accept food scraps, as required by Vermont law and Act 149, Vermont’s Universal Recycling law.  

Please observe social distancing and wear a face mask/covering when you are there!

Office Research:

During the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic in Vermont there is limited title research happening in the Vershire Town Office.  However, the town is not currently in a position to allow complete and unfettered access to the town office.  To perform title work in the Vershire Town Office, you are required to have an appointment scheduled in advance.  Please call or email the Vershire Town Clerk for more information.

If you have specific requests or need to schedule an appointment, please email (clerk-treasurer@vershirevt.org) or telephone (802 685-2227).

Getting Married:

Marriage Licenses – Civil Marriage License Application.   You can save this file to your computer and fill out electronically.  It will have to be printed out, signed and returned to apply for a marriage license.  Civil Marriage License Application.

(Please call ahead for an appointment for getting a Marriage License)

Vermont has a process in which anyone (well, almost anyone) may become a temporary officiant to marry.  Follow this link to find out how.

To find out more about getting married in Vermont, check out these FAQs from the Vermont Secretary of State’s Office.

Elections:

 Early Absentee Ballot Requests (if you are already registered to vote) – you can download a fill-able absentee ballot request form.  This form must be signed, then snail mailed to the clerk.

For more information about registering to vote, check out the Vermont Secretary of State’s website here.

Animal Control

If you have found, or have been found by, a stray dog or cat, you can contact the Vershire ACO, Erica Thurston, at 802 240-0402. Leave a call back number and she will call you back!