Chartered in 1761, Dorset is a vibrant and historic community nestled in the hills of southern Vermont. Dorset is well known for its mountains, valleys & New England village charm. Come learn the reasons why people love to live, work & play in Dorset!
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The Town of Dorset is now a member of the Bennington County Solid Waste Alliance as required by Act 148. The Alliance is required to implement the Solid Waste Implementation Plan for the County, a portion of which requires a survey of residents. Please consider filling out the following survey (it's really important!)
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 January 25th meeting at 7:30pm at the East Dorset Fire House for the next joint meeting to continue the discussion (Executive Session).
Be sure to take advantage of Dorset Winter Recreation Discounts at: - Manchester Parks & Recreation Programs: residents can get user fees discounted by submitting a reimbursement for to the Town Offices (form below).
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: