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 j.williams@manchester-vt.gov.

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 http://tax.vermont.gov/business-and-corp/sales-and-use-tax/local-option-tax.

Parks and Recreation to host Youth Athletes program

Special Olympics Young Athletes is a sport and play program for children with and without intellectual disabilities (ID), ages 2 to 7 years old. Young Athletes introduces basic sport skills, like running, kicking and throwing. Young Athletes offers families, teachers, caregivers and people from the community the chance to share the joy of sports with all children.

Children of all abilities take part, and they all benefit.

Children learn how to play with others and develop important skills for learning. Children also learn to share, take turns and follow directions. These skills help children in family, community and school activities.

Young Athletes is a fun way for children to get fit. It is important to teach children healthy habits while they are young. This can set the stage for a life of physical activity, friendships and learning.

And a special guest will be making an appearance the last day of the class!

The Young Athletes program is also looking for volunteers! Volunteers must be at least 15 years old. No experience is necessary! Anybody wanting to come and have fun with kids is more than welcome to join! Please e-mail or call Nicole Dexter at n.dexter@manchester-vt.gov or 802-362-1439 for more information.

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 j.hurley@manchester-vt.gov or 802-362-1313, option 3.

Manchester Town Plan 2017 for March 13 Hearing

Planning Commission Report March 13, 2017

2017 RICHVILLE ROAD BOX CULVERT BID

February 6, 2017

Dear Prospective Bidder,

The Town of Manchester, Vermont is accepted sealed bid for the following project: Richville Road (TH 6) Box Culvert. 

If your company wishes to be considered for this project please submit a sealed bid on the enclosed 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 1, 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 projects please contact Jeff Williams, Director of Public Works, at (802) 362-3283.

 

 

Attachments:

2017 RICHVILLE ROAD BOX CULVERT BID DOCUMENTS

MANCHESTER TH-6 BR-5, 12’x7′ BOX CULVERT

Hydraulics TH-6, BR5 MEMO

Water Board to host meeting about proposed solar project

MEETING CANCELLED! THIS MEETING WILL BE RESCHEDULED.

The Manchester Board of Water Commissioners is hosting a public meeting to discuss a proposed solar project at the Town well site, located near the intersection of Richville Road and Union Street in Manchester Center, Vermont on Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 6:00 PM at Town Hall in the Kilburn Meeting Room (6039 Main Street, Manchester Center, VT 05255).

The Town well site is located near the intersection of Richville Road and Union Street in Manchester Center, Vermont. The proposed project involves a contractual and financial relationship between the Town of Manchester Water Department and Hand and Sun Solar, and would include the installation of solar panels at the Town well site, screening (landscaping) and security fencing around the panels and the Town well site. Click here to view the current proposal.

Ivan Beattie, Doug Kilburn and Lambert “Chops” Zoller serve on the Board of Water Commissioners and will be present at the meeting. John O’Keefe (Town Manager), David Sheldon (Water Superintendent) and Christina Haskins (Town engineer) will also be present at the meeting as well as representatives from Hand and Sun Solar to collect public input on the proposed project.