Richville Road closed to through traffic June 6 to June 16 for construction

The Town of Manchester Department of Public Works announced that Richville Road will be closed to through traffic from June 6 to June 16, 2017 in order to replace a box culvert that crosses Richville Road in Manchester, Vermont.

The Town, though its competitive bidding process, selected Weaver Excavation, Inc. from Shaftsbury, Vermont as the contractor for the project. Weaver will provide and install a box culvert (reinforced concrete) on Richville Road, at approximately 2,360 feet east of the intersection of Richville Road with River Road in Manchester. Click here to view a map of the Richville Road closure. Local traffic can access Richville Road from the north (Depot Street) and south (River Road) ends of Richville during the closure.

The box culvert is 70 feet long, 12 feet wide and 7 feet in height with wing walls on the upstream and downstream ends of the culvert. Funding for the project comes from the State of Vermont’s Class II Structures Program and an appropriation from the 2016 Manchester Town Meeting.

Please direct questions to Jeff Williams, Director of Public Works, at 802-362-3283 or email at

2017 Bank of Bennington Town Green Summer Concert Series line up announced

The Town of Manchester announced the 2017 Bank of Bennington Town Green Summer Concert Series line up for the summer of 2017. The Series runs from July 12 to August 16 on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 PM to about 8:00 PM in Manchester Center, Vermont at the Factory Point Town Green, located at the intersection of Depot Street (Route 11/30) and Main Street (Route 7A). The Series is generously sponsored by The Bank of Bennington.

July 12 – Dr. T and the Versatiles

July 19 – Bondville Boys

July 26 – Julie Shea Band

August 2 – Don’t Leave Band

August 9 – So Far Band

August 16 – The Battenkillers

Questions? Please contact the Manchester Parks and Recreation Department at 802-362-1439 or email

2016 Water Department Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) available online

The Town of Manchester Water Department Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) is available online. Each year before July 1 the US EPA requires community water systems to deliver a Consumer Confidence Report, also known as an annual drinking water quality report, to their customers. These reports provide Americans information about their local drinking water quality.

Click here to learn more about Consumer Confidence Reports from the US EPA.

Click here to view the 2016 Town of Manchester Consumer Confidence Report (CCR).

Town Hall Roofing Bid

The Town of Manchester, Vermont is accepting sealed bids for the following project: Town Hall Roof Replacement Project.

If your company wishes to be considered for this project please submit a sealed bid on the attached Bid Sheet.

Response must be received at Town Hall (6039 Main Street, Manchester Center, VT 05255) in the Town Manager’s Office prior to 12:00 noon on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at which time bids will be opened and read aloud in the Town Manager’s Office.  

Should you have any questions regarding the enclosed information or the project please contact Jeff Williams, Director of Public Works, at (802) 362-3283 or

Click her to view the bid documents.

Fourth quarter 2016 Local Option Tax revenue figures reported

The Town of Manchester received Local Option Tax (LOT) revenues from the State of Vermont Department of Taxes for the fourth calendar quarter of 2016 on February 15, 2017.

For meals, rooms and alcohol local option tax revenues, collections increased $10,876 from $93,747 in 2015 to $104,623 in 2016. This represents an increase of 11.6% between 2015 and 2016.

For sales tax, collections decreased $8,747 from $206,692 in 2015 to $197,945 in 2016. This represents a decrease of 4.2% between 2015 and 2016.

Overall, local option tax revenues (meals, rooms and alcohol, as well as sales tax) increased $2,219 between 2015 and 2016 for the fourth calendar quarter.

For more information about local option taxes visit

Planning Commission working on 2017 Town Plan

The 2012 Manchester Town Plan expires in May 2017. An update of the Plan has been drafted by the Planning Commission and is ready for review by the public.

The intent of this update is to: (1) reorganize the Plan to offer better logical flow and an action oriented format; (2) update the Plan by incorporating new data and the results of recent public planning efforts, (3) improve map and other visual planning resources; (4) reflect public sentiment expressed throughout the comprehensive rezoning effort, and (5) meet statutory requirements for new sections on flood resilience and renewable energy resource planning.

The Planning Commission will hold a hearing on March 13, 2017, beginning at 7:00 p.m. to receive public comment on the draft Plan. Below are links to the draft Plan and a supporting memorandum.

Please direct questions and comments to Janet Hurey at or 802-362-1313, option 3.

Manchester Town Plan 2017 for March 13 Hearing

Planning Commission Report March 13, 2017