Saturday, October 3, 2015

Weathersfield News Oct 3 #WeathersfieldVT #VT


Weathersfield VT
October 3, 2015

I know, the Weathersfield News column on Saturday night, WHAT? Sorry readers but I was up to my eyeballs in race stuff. What race stuff you ask, well...

It was one crazy weekend last weekend. So crazy in fact that I didn't write my weekly column. I was volunteering at the 23rd Annual Vermont 50 Mountain Bike or Ultra Run over at Ascutney Mountain. I haven't missed a race yet! The race benefits Vermont Adaptive, a program that was founded at Ascutney Mountain by West Windsor's Laura Farrell back in 1986. I volunteered with the program for 10 years as a mono-ski instructor. I've hung up my skis but I still volunteer for two special events that raise funds for VT Adaptive-the Vermont 100 (held in July) and the Vermont 50 (held in September.)
Check out some pictures from race weekend: https://photosbynanci.smugmug.com/VermontAdaptive-1/Vermont-50-2015

Then there was the Super Moon, total lunar eclipse on Sunday night.
Then my computer died-I blame it on the Blood Moon, cuz I was sure seeing RED when it died.
But we're back online and so far virus free!
Things should be back on track for this week's Wednesday column, although you never know...



So here's a peak at what we missed in last week's report.
Select Board News: The Select Board had a busy night on Sept 21 a few of the topics covered included:
Maple Street Reconstruction Project
Town Manager Mullen said that two bids had been received for the project – one from Nott’s Excavating and one from Bazin Brothers Trucking. Nott’s bid was the lowest at $422,390.02 for the Pavement Reclaim Alternate #2.  Mr. Mullen said that DuBois & King have completed the required bid analysis with which VTrans has concurred. The Town is now authorized to issue a Notice of Award to Nott’s Excavating. Construction will start in the spring. The Highway Department will replace the culverts just ahead of the project start-up.

West Weathersfield Fire Department Coin Drop WWVFD is seeking approval for a coin drop on Route 131 west of Downers and Route 106, north and south of Downers on October 10 between 8 am and 4 pm. Both the Select Board and the Town Police Chief had given their approval.
Weathersfield Center Meeting House Steeple Repairs The Church committee thought a letter from the Board was needed for their grant application for the steeple repair but the letter is not needed.

Weathersfield Fire Services Evaluation Committee: Approve Committee “Charge”
There was s lengthy discussion of who would be on this committee and what they will be doing. Mr. Fuller asked Mr. Mullen if VLCT has consultants who could help in this matter Mr. Mullen said this is a common exercise. He said the Board could postpone making a decision on this until the next meeting, when he will have information from VLCT and the Fire Commission will have a recommendation.

Notice of Office closure:
Town Clerk's Office-The Office will be closed on Oct. 8 for the Vermont League of Cities and Towns' Town Fair and Nov. 18 and 19 for the New England Cities and Town Clerk's Association Conference.

Ongoing:
Valley Court Diversion Programs-Volunteer are needed in Weathersfield/Springfield areas to work with low level offenders in the community. The organization embraces the principles of restorative justice. As a volunteer, you will hear participant's stories and help create a restorative contract with them. The group meets once a month at the Springfield Police Department, your commitment will require about 3 hours a month. Training is provided. For more information please visit our website at www.vcdp.org or call Maureen at 802-295-5078 #10.

Food Shelf The Weathersfield Food Shelf is located at 7303 Route 131 - the former "World of Discovery" daycare. Thanks to the generosity of their donors, the Weathersfield Food Shelf will now be open every Thursday from 4-5 p.m.

Senior Exercise Program in Ascutney-FREE sponsored by RSPV- Wednesdays 10-11 a.m. in basement of Martin Memorial Hall, Route 5, Ascutney, VT. Classes are led by Geraldine Rudenfeldt. If interested call 674-5254 for more information.

Weathersfield Proctor Library, Hours: Wed 10-6 p.m.; Thurs & Fri noon-6 p.m.; Sat 9-1 p.m. FREE Programs-FREE Computer Tutor - Fridays 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Volunteers in Action (VIA) is looking for volunteer drivers. VIA is an organization that drives people to doctor's appointments, usually at Mt. Ascutney Hospital or DHMC and occasionally grocery missions. Your mileage is reimbursable. Please call VIA at (802) 674-5971 ask for Martha or Scottie.

Need to Find a Business in Weathersfield: http://www.weathersfielddirectory.org/

Have anything you want included in this news and events column-email Nancy at photosbynanci@comcast.net two weeks prior to your event.