draft General Permit 3-9040 for Stormwater Discharges from the Municipal Roads


The Agency of Natural Resources (ANR) hereby provides public notice of the draft General Permit 3-9040 for Stormwater Discharges from the Municipal Roads.   The draft MRGP General Permit covers stormwater discharges from all municipal roads, Classes 1-4.
Upon issuance of the final MRGP, municipalities are required to submit a Notice of Intent (NOI) to the Agency by July 31, 2018 to obtain coverage under the MRGP.
The public is invited to provide written comment on the draft MRGP through the close of business (4:30pm) on October 27, 2017.
Written comments on the draft MRGP should be emailed to Jim Ryan at jim.ryan@vermont.gov  or mailed to:

Jim Ryan
DEC Stormwater Program
1 National Life Drive, Main 2
Montpelier, VT 05620-3522

Public information meetings will be held on the following dates, times, and locations:

  • Tuesday October 10, 2017 from 6:00-8:00, Central Vermont Regional Planning Commission office, 29 Main Street Suite 4 Montpelier
  • Wednesday October 11, 2017 from 2:00-4:00 Johnson Town Offices, 293 Lower Main Street (Route 15) Johnson
  • Monday October 16, 2017 from 2:00-4:00 Martin Memorial Building, Ascutney
  • Tuesday October 17, 2017 from 2:00-4:00 Brandon Town Hall, 1 Conant Square, Brandon
  • Wednesday October 18, 2017 from 2:00-4:00 Northern Vermont Development Association, 36 Eastern Avenue St. Johnsbury

A copy of the MRGP and related documents may be downloaded from:
Hard copies of the draft General Permit and related documents may be obtained upon request.  Requests and questions should be sent to the email above or directed to 802-490-6140.

VT Stormwater Program

Planning Commission Meeting, Sept. 6th, 7:30pm

Whiting Planning Commission Meeting
Wednesday, Sept 6th, 2017 7:30pm

Agenda and Warning

Planning Commission Members:
Steve Quenneville, Tracy Simonds, Bev Freeguard, Heather Bouchard, Bob Wood
ACRPC Rep-Ellen Kurrelmeyer

  1. Review last meeting’s minutes for accuracy.
  2. Discuss Brent Wilbur’s Community Solar Project and make recommendations to designate this area as a “preferred site”, with or without conditions.
  3. Any other business deemed necessary

Link to Meeting Warning

Backyard Woods Program

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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Woodlands and Wildlife Training Workshop

Woodlands and Wildlife Training Workshop

Do you love your woodland?  Enjoy seeing birds and other wildlife? Want to learn how a healthy forest can enhance wildlife habitat, provide recreational and timber benefits?  Are you interested in reaching out to others in your community?  If you answered yes to any of these then this program is for you!  Join us for the Coverts 3-day Woodland Owner Training sponsored by Vermont Coverts:  Woodlands for Wildlife.  It will allow you to connect with resource professionals and others while learning how you can improve your woodland.  The next training dates are September 8-10 and there are still spaces available.  We will be at Kehoe Conservation Camp on the shores of Lake Bomoseen.  The Training is FREE (a deposit refundable upon completion holds your spot) and includes all meals, lodging and materials.  To learn more, see a sample agenda or download an application visit our website at www.vtcoverts.org.  You can also contact us by calling Lisa Sausville at 802-877-2777 or e-mail lisa@vtcoverts.org.

Vermont Coverts:  Woodlands for Wildlife

Educating Landowners in Forest Management & Wildlife Stewardship for over 30 Years

Cooperator Training

Vermont Covert’s training is designed specifically for landowners, offering classroom and field studies in woodland and wildlife management.
Learn how a healthy woodland can enhance wildlife habitat, provide recreational and timber benefits.  Discover how to make a difference on your own land and provide guidance to neighbors and other community members to encourage stewardship for woodlands and wildlife.

September 8-10
Kehoe Conservation Camp
Hydeville, VT
The training program requires a $100 deposit to hold your space
(deposit is refundable upon request at the completion of the training).

For more information or to register, visit our website www.vtcoverts.org, or contact Lisa Sausville, Executive Director.

Lisa Sausville
Executive Director
Vermont Coverts:  Woodlands for Wildlife
PO Box 328
Vergennes, VT  05491
(802) 877-2777
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Pursuant to the provisions of 32 V.S.A. §4404(b), notice is hereby given that the Board of Civil Authority within and for the town of Whiting will on the 19th day of July, at 7:00 o’clock in the PM, meet at Whiting Town Office in said town to hear appeals of persons, or other parties, who are aggrieved by the action of the board of listers and have timely filed their written appeal with the town clerk. Hearings will continue as scheduled with appellants until all parties are heard.
Board of Civil Authority
by Gale Quenneville, clerk
Date July 10, 2017
Copy: Three Public Places Board Members, Town Agent, Chairperson, Board of Listers
Michael Bertrand – Appellant
* 32 V.S.A. §4404(b) states: The town clerk forthwith shall call a meeting of the board to hear and determine such appeals, which shall be held at such time, not later than 14 days after the last date allowed for notice of appeal, and at such place within the town as he or she shall designate. Notice of such time and place shall be given by posting a warning therefor in three or more public places in such town, and by mailing a copy of such warning, postage prepaid, to each member of the board, the agent of the town to prosecute and defend suits, the chairman of the board of listers and to all persons so appealing.

2017 Whiting Grievance Hearings


2017 Grievance Hearings

Dates for Grievance Hearings 2017: Tuesday, June 13th and Tuesday, June 20th. Appointments will be available in the morning, afternoon, and evening on those dates. Please let us know which date and time you prefer. All hearings are complete on the evening of June 20th.

You may also meet with the Lister Board before these dates, the Board is legally allowed to consider a property owners concerns outside of an official hearing. 

You may request a Grievance Hearing by any of the following methods:

You may just write your Request for Grievance on a piece of paper, but please include the following information:

  • Property Owner(s) Name
  • Mailing Address
  • Property Address
  • Contact Phone Number
  • Reason for Appeal

OR Here is a form to print and fill out to Request a Grievance Hearing. PDF of Grievance Hearing Application

BASIS FOR APPEAL: Please provide a brief statement of why you feel your assessment is incorrect. If you are relying on sales data, please list sales which support your proposed value for the property. If you feel you are disproportionately assessed, please list those neighboring properties which you are using for comparison. If your property is a commercial property you will receive an income and expense form to complete and fill out with your application.

Handy booklet from the Secretary of States’ office about Appealing your Tax Assessment (Grievance Hearing).