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We anticipate that April 14th through May 20th the curb & sidewalk at The Dorset Village Library will be under construction. During this time construction crews will be working to upgrade around 300 feet of curb and sidewalk. We anticipate that work crews will be in this area for the next 4 to 5 weeks (ending in the middle of May).
The Library will very much still be open during this time. There will be no parking available on Route 30 in front of the Library. Library patrons should park at The Green or on the eastern side of Route 30. There will be signs directing pedestrian access to the Library.
There will be noise and dust while work crews are present. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we complete this important project. Once completed there will be reconstructed/ safer sidewalks for pedestrians. In addition there will be more parking area available on Route 30 in front of the Library making this safer as well.
Should you have any questions or concerns during this time contact the Town Manager’s Office at 802-362-4571 x 3 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please remember to drive safely and be on the lookout for construction employees on this part of Route 30.
The Town of Dorset seeks applicants for possible appointment to the following Boards:
Interested residents can fill out an application and submit it to the Town Manager’s Office. Applications and descriptions of the duties of each Board are available on the Town’s website: www.dorsetvt.org. Applications can also be picked up at the Town Offices: 112 Mad Tom Road E. Dorset, VT 05253. Terms of appointment range from 24 months to 48 months. All positions are volunteer with no compensation. Questions? Contact the Town Manager’s Office at 362-4571.
On 8/24, 9/28, 10/21 the Dorset & East Dorset Fire District Prudential Committees met with members of the Selectboard and public to discuss opportunities for collaboration between the Fire Districts and the Town. The group facilitated a discussion about the challenges faced by the Prudential Committees and the Fire Departments. The group developed the DRAFT list of Pros & Cons for possible consolidation of the two Fire Districts listed below. The Fire Districts also set a Monday March 21st meeting at 7:30pm at the East Dorset Fire House for the next joint meeting to continue the discussion (possible Executive Session).
JOINT BOARD PROS & CONS LIST FOR CONSOLIDATION 8-24-15
Be sure to take advantage of Dorset Spring/Summer Recreation Discounts at: - Manchester Parks & Rec. Programs: residents can get user fees discounted by submitting a reimbursement for to the Town Offices (form below).
- Long Trail School & Lawrence School Summer Camps - Free Entry to Emerald Lake State Park (opens Memorial Day), passes available at the Town Clerk's Office. Don't Forget to get reimbursed for winter recreation expenses:
On December 5, 2013 the Dorset Selectboard and Manchester Selectboard met in a joint meeting and approved a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that authorized a study of possible public safety and emergency services consolidation and collaboration. As part of the MOU the two towns organized a workgroup, comprised of stakeholders and citizens to help guide the discussion. In March of 2014 Dorset Town Meeting and Manchester Town Meeting approved the concept of the study and funding for the study. FINAL PUBLIC SAFETY STUDY REPORTS LISTED BELOW: