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! Be sure to bookmark this website on your internet browser!
The Dorset Marble Preservation Association (DMPA), led by Dorset resident Roger Squire has spearheaded an effort to bring Dorset's marble sidewalks back to glory. The beautiful and safer section of sidewalk pictured is near the Dorset Church. The DMPA, a 501 (c) 3, has tasked itself with the effort to raise the funds necessary to repair and maintain the historic marble sidewalks in Dorset. Anyone interested in the project should contact Roger Squire at 867-0281 or firstname.lastname@example.org Did you know there is 6,800 linear feet of marble sidewalk within Dorset (located in Dorset & East Dorset Villages)?
Did you know that you can watch meeting videos on the Town's website? Thanks to GNAT-TV who record the meetings and make the video available.
The Town is currently fundraising to purchase the Gettysburg Quarry property and add it to the Owls Head Town Forest. Click on the Map to learn about the Owls Head Town Forest Project.
Dorset Recreation Notice:
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. TOWN OF DORSET
AND TOWN OF MANCHESTER SELECTBOARDS APPROVE PUBLIC SAFETY STUDY CONSULTANT TO:
RESOURCE INC. OF MEREDITH, NH
award contract to study consolidated public safety services
Rob Gaiotti, Dorset Town Manager (362-4751); John O'Keefe, Manchester Town
Completing a process that commenced in early January
2014, the Towns of Dorset and Manchester through their Selectboards have
awarded a contract to Municipal Resources Inc. of Meredith,NH.
The work to create, solicit, and review requests for
proposals (RFP) on the study was accomplished by the 21 member Public Safety
Workgroup outlined in the 2013 Memorandum of Understanding between Dorset and
Manchester. The Public Safety Workgroup met from winter through early summer to
facilitate the contract for the joint public safety study.
The Towns were fortunate to receive 7 detailed
responses to the RFP, making the task of reviewing and recommending a
consulting firm very difficult. Ultimately the workgroup unanimously approved
recommending Municipal Resources Inc. (MRI) from the group of highly qualified
MRI’s proposal presented a balanced effort including
thorough quantitative and qualitative approaches. Principal of the firm Don
Jutton, has extensive experience compiling public studies over the past 25
years and will lead the study. MRI will soon commence the process of collecting
information from the Public Safety service providers in Dorset and Manchester.
Public involvement will be a key component of the study process and residents
are encouraged to become involved in the process. It is anticipated that the
study work will begin in the coming weeks and the final study and
recommendations will be issued around November 30, 2014.
The Towns anticipate compiling a schedule and
timeline with MRI in the near future, and any questions relative to the project
should be referred to the Town Managers of Dorset and Manchester.
Organizational Presentations & Study Committee Info: