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December 13th, 2018
NOTICE OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE COMMISSIONERS OF THE BENNINGTON HOUSING AUTHORITY MONDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2018 The Commissioners of the Bennington Housing Authority will meet in the regular meeting at the Bennington Housing Authority WILLOWBROOK APARTMENTS in the Community Room on Monday, December 17, 2018 at 5:00 P.M. AGENDA 1. Approve the minutes of the regular meeting of November 19, 2018 2. Executive Director Report 3. Staff Reports. a. Section 8 b. Facilities c. Administration 4. Financial a. Approve Monthly Check Register 5. Resolution #471, Approve Updated Personnel Policy 6. Set the date and time for the January 2019 meeting 7. Public questions, comments or concerns. Limit 20 minutes. 8. Other Business 12/13/18
The Town of Pownal is soliciting Request For Qualifications for a Public Administration Consultant to develop and recommend changes to the Town Zoning Bylaws relating to Economic Development. All responses shall include: Cover letter of interest Statement of Qualifications and staff qualifications Summaries of relevant projects Page limit of 3 pages All information submitted becomes property of the Town of Pownal upon submission. The Town of Pownal reserves the right to issue supplemental information or guidelines relating to the RFQ as well as make modifications to the RFQ or withdraw the RFQ. Respondents should submit one digital (PDF) and enter one (1) printed copy of the proposal by Monday, January 7, 2019 at 5:00 PM to: Michael A. Walker, Town Administrator Town of Pownal PO Box 411, 467 Center Street Pownal, Vermont, 05261 The full text of the RFQ may be obtained by contacting: Cell: 802-379-2892 Office: 802-823-0116 ext. 110 Town.administrator @townofpownal.com Questions may be submitted electronically 12/13/18
Town of Pownal Development Review Board P.O. Box 411 Pownal, Vermont 05261 Notice of Public Hearing for a (Minor 2 Lot Subdivision) Permit Date: December 10, 2018 William C. Westerhoff Jr. of 9 Mason Hill Rd, Pownal, VT, has submitted an application for a (Minor 2 Lot Subdivision) Permit Number # NB0012, for property located on 9 Mason Hill Rd in the Town of Pownal. The Town of Pownal Development Review Board will hold a Public Hearing on this application on Friday, December 28, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at The Town of Pownal Town Clerks Office, 476 Center Street Pownal, Vermont. A copy of this application and additional information may be obtained at the Town Office. If you have any questions, or concerns, please email me at danielle1790@icloud.com, or you may call the office phone at 1-802-823-0116 ext. 108 12/13/18
TOWN OF SHAFTSBURY PUBLIC HEARING The Development Review Board will hold a meeting, Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 7:00 pm at the Shaftsbury Elementary School, 150 Buck Hill Rd, Shaftsbury, VT to conduct the following business: Application #18-10031: preliminary plat review; and Application #18-10032, 22-unit multi-family housing development site plan review, parcels # 16 23 35 and 16 23 36, 0 Paran Road and 893 Paran Road; owners Sage City Syndicate and William Rice, respectively. Additional information can be obtained by contacting the Zoning Administrator, Shelly Stiles. Contact information is shown below. Participation in this proceeding is a prerequisite to the right to take any subsequent appeal. Shelly Stiles Zoning Administrator Shaftsbury Town Offices 61 Buck Hill Rd PO Box 409 Shaftsbury, VT 05262 Phone: 802-442-4038 x 8 12/13/18
STATE OF VERMONT SUPERIOR COURT CIVIL DIVISION Bennington Unit Docket No.120-4-18 Bncv HERITAGE FAMILY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, Plaintiff, vs. DAVID TILLEYAND OCCUPANTS at 224 UNION STREET, BENNINGTON, VERMONT Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE By virtue of the order for public sale contained in the Judgment and Decree of Foreclosure by Judicial Sale issued by this Court in favor of the Plaintiff, Heritage Family Federal Credit Union, dated October 3, 2018, the lands and premises which are the subject of this foreclosure action will be sold at Public Auction at 10:00 a.m. on the 11th day of January, 2019, at 224 Union Street, Town of Bennington, County of Bennington and State of Vermont. The sale shall be conducted by a sheriff or any licensed auctioneer. The property to be sold is all and singular the premises as described in the subject Mortgage Deed from David Tilley and Brittany Bentley (non borrowing owner) to Heritage Family Federal Credit Union, dated July 6, 2015 and recorded in Book 508, at Page 60 of the Town of Bennington Land Records, and more particularly described as follows: "Being the same lands and premises were conveyed to David Tilley and Brittany Bentley by Executor's Deed of the Estate of Michael Hogan, Jr. a/k/a Michael J. Hogan dated July 18, 2014 and recorded July 21, 2014 in Book 501 at Page 134 of the Bennington, Vermont Land Records, and therein described as follows: Being the same lands and premises were conveyed to decedent by Quitclaim Deed of Marie W. Hogan dated December 12, 1991 and recorded December 27, 1991 in Book 0-294 at Page 159 of the Bennington, Vermont Land Records, and therein described as follows: Being the same lands and premises conveyed to this Grantor and Grantee by Warranty Deed of Stanley Miller and Doris S. Miller dated December 31, 1991 and recorded in Book 0-262 at Page 240 of the Bennington, Vermont Land Records, and therein described as follows: Being the former home place of Sarah E. Smith situate on the northerly side of Union Street, so-called, in the Village of Bennington, Vermont, and bounded on the south by said Union Street; bounded on the west by lands now occupied by Abe Noveck; bounded on the north by lands formerly owned by Dr. L.E. Pierece and now owned by the First Baptist Church; and bounded on the east by lands formerly owned by Bert O. Weller, now owned by Ivan N. and Barbara B. DeMercado, and by lands of Catherine M. Gibney. Meaning and intending hereby to convey, and hereby conveying all those same lands and premises which were conveyed to Isabelle L. Munley, one of these Grantors, by Lena B. Smith by Warranty Deed dated August 15th, 1958 and recorded in Book 0-150 at Page 15 thereof in the Land Records of the Town of Bennington; reference to which deed and the record thereof may be had for a further and more particular description of the within conveyed lands and premises. Subject to restrictions, reservations, easements, covenants, oil, gas or mineral rights of record, if any." The Defendant Mortgagor shall be entitled to redeem the premises at any time prior to the sale by paying the full amount due under the Mortgage, together with the costs and expenses of sale. TERMS OF SALE The above-described property foreclosed by the Judgment and Decree of Foreclosure by Judicial Sale issued in this matter shall be sold to the highest bidder in "AS IS" condition and subject to all outstanding municipal assessments. The property shall be sold as a whole and not in parcels. The terms of the sale shall be cash, certified bank draft or official bank (treasurer's) check for the full amount of the purchase price. In the alternative, bidders may provide a Ten Thousand Dollar ($10,000.00) down payment (by cash, certified bank draft or official bank (treasurer's check) with written evidence of bank financing acceptable to Plaintiff in its sole discretion, with closing to take place not later than ten (10) days from the date of confirmation of the sale by the Court. In the event that the high bidder fails to close for any reason, the Ten Thousand Dollar ($10,000.00) down payment shall be forfeited to the Plaintiff, in which case Plaintiff in its sole discretion may then either proceed to re-auction at a second judicial sale or seek to amend the Confirmation Order to approve a sale to the second highest bidder. The high bidder may also be required to sign a Purchase and Sale Agreement. The sale shall further be subject to confirmation by this Court at a hearing to be held at the Vermont Superior Court, Bennington Unit. Custodian of the proceeds of the sale pending confirmation shall be Webber, Chapman & Kupferer, Ltd. OTHER TERMS to be announced at the sale. DATED at the City of Rutland, County of Rutland and State of Vermont, this 29th day of November, 2018. WEBBER, CHAPMAN & KUPFERER, LTD. By: /S/ GARY R. KUPFERER Gary R. Kupferer, Esquire Attorney for the Plaintiff 25 Washington Street Rutland, Vermont 05701 802-773-9109 12/13/18, 12/20/18, 12/27/18
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December 12th, 2018
STATE OF VERMONT SUPERIOR COURT BENNINGTON UNIT CIVIL DIVISION DOCKET NO.: 266-9-18 Bncv JOSHUA LONGTON Plaintiff vs. HEIRS OF ROBERT M. MALLORY and NELLIE MALLORY, his wife, JOHN DOE and JANE ROE Defendants ORDER FOR PUBLICATION IN RE: FORMER SHAFTSBURY SCHOOL PROPERTY IN SHAFTSBURY, VERMONT To the above-named Defendants: You are hereby summoned and required to serve upon Cummings & Dailey, LLP, plaintiff's attorney, whose address is 125 Elm Street, Bennington, VT 05201, an answer to plaintiff's complaint in the above-entitled action within 41 days after the date of first publication of this summons, which is December 5th, 2018. If you fail to do so, judgement by default will be taken against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. Your answer must also be filed with the court. Unless relief demanded in the complaint is for damage covered by a liability insurance policy under which the insurer has the right or obligation to conduct the defense, or unless otherwise provided in Rule 13(a), your answer must state as a counterclaim any related claim which you may have against the plaintiff, or you will thereafter be barred from making such claim in any other action. Plaintiff's action is for a judgement order the plaintiff holds fee simple absolute title to the property by virtue of the facts alleged in the complaint and the deed of Robert M. Mallory and Nellie Mallory, his wife, to the Town of Shaftsbury recorded November 16, 1915 in Book 31at Page 124, along with such other deeds recorded in the Shaftsbury Land Records set forth in the complaint, subject only to those liens and encumbrances, if any, of record in the Shaftsbury Land Records, or in the alternative, an order that the heirs of Robert M. Mallory and Nellie Mallory, his wife, must pay plaintiff fair market value as determined by a licensed real estate appraiser, in order to obtain title to the subject property. A copy of the complaint is on file and may be obtained at the office of the clerk of this court, Bennington County Courthouse, Vermont. It appearing from the complaint in the above-entitled action that service cannot be made with due diligence by any other methods prescribed in V.R.C.P. 4(d) through (f) inclusive, it is hereby ORDERED that service of the above process shall be made upon the defendants, the Heirs of Robert M. Mallory and Nellie Mallory, his wife, John Doe and Jane Roe, by publication pursuant to V.R.C.P. 4(g). This order shall be published once a week for two consecutive weeks on December 5th, 2018, and December 12th, 2018 in the Bennington Banner, a newspaper of general circulation in Bennington County. Dated at Bennington, Vermont this 26th day of September, 2018. Hon. David Barra Judge of the Vermont Superior Court 12/05/18, 12/12/18
STATE OF VERMONT SUPERIOR COURT PROBATE DIVISION Bennington Unit Docket No. 367-10-18 Bnpr IN re ESTATE of: Grant Paul Lapine NOTICE TO CREDITORS To The Creditors Of: Grant Paul Lapine late of Stamford, Vermont I have been appointed to administer this estate. All creditors having claims against the decedent or the estate must present their claims in writing within four (4) months of the first publication of this notice. The claim must be presented to me at the address listed below with a copy sent to the Court. The claim may be barred forever if it is not presented within the four (4) month period. Dated: 26 Nov 18 Sarah J. Lapine 1155 Overbrook Road Petersburg, Virginia 23805 617-981-1027 Name of Publication: Bennington Banner Publication Date: 12/12/18 Name and Address of Probate Court: Bennington County Probate Court 207 South Street, Bennington, VT 05201 James R. Loughman, Esq. Donovan O'Connor & Dodig, LLP 1330 Mass MoCA Way North Adams. MA 01247 (413) 663-3200
COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS THE TRIAL COURT OF THE COMMONWEALTH DISTRICT COURT DEPARTMENT Berkshire, ss. Northern Berkshire Division Docket No. 1828CV000138 RICHARD JONES D/B/A AL'S AUTO BODY, Plaintiff v. NOTICE THOMAS SONNET, Defendant Greetings to Thomas Sonnet: WHEREAS, a suit has begun against you, as entitled above, wherein the Plaintiffs seek to be paid for labor, materials and storage of an automobile owned by Defendant. TAKE NOTICE if you intend to make any defense that on the 3rd day of January , 2019 which is the return date of this Notice, or within such further time as the law allows, you must cause your written appearance to be entered and/or your Answer or other pleading to be filed in the office of the Clerk of the Northern Berkshire District Court at North Adams, Berkshire County, MA; and further that you must defend against said suit according to law, if you intend to make any defense. Hereof fail not, at your peril, as otherwise said suit may be adjudged, and order and decrees entered therein, and your absence. WITNESS, Timothy Morey, Esquire, Magistrate of the Northern Berkshire Civil Court at North Adams, MA this 6th day of December, 2018. TIMOTHY MOREY, Magistrate 12/12/18
STATE OF VERMONT SUPERIOR COURT PROBATE DIVISION Bennington Unit Docket No. 386-11-18 Bnpr IN re ESTATE of: Gerald L Labrie NOTICE TO CREDITORS To The Creditors Of: Gerald L Labrie late of Bennington, VT I have been appointed to administer this estate. All creditors having claims against the decedent or the estate must present their claims in writing within four (4) months of the first publication of this notice. The claim must be presented to me at the address listed below with a copy sent to the Court. The claim may be barred forever if it is not presented within the four (4) month period. Marci J Labrie 4409 Eanes Lane Henrico, VA 23231 David R Labrie 233 Telford Rd Eagle Bridge, NY 12057 804-437-3846 marci.labrie@verizon.net Name of Publication: Bennington Banner Publication Date: 12/12/18 Name and Address of Probate Court: Bennington Co Probate Court Probate Division 207 South Street, Bennington, VT 05201
STATE OF VERMONT SUPERIOR COURT PROBATE DIVISION Bennington Unit Docket No. 328-9-18 Bnpr IN re ESTATE of : Dodson, Dan W. Jr. NOTICE TO CREDITORS To The Creditors Of: Dan W. Dodson, Jr. late of Austin, Texas I have been appointed to administer this estate. All creditors having claims against the decedent or the estate must present their claims in writing within four (4) months of the first publication of this notice. The claim must be presented to me at the address listed below with a copy sent to the Court. The claim may be barred forever if it is not presented within the four (4) month period. Dated:12/4/18 Beverly Houghton c/o Adam Bartsch P.O. Box 928 Shelburne, VT 05482 802-985-8811 Name of Publication: Bennington Banner Publication Date: 12/12/18 Name and Address of Probate Court: Vermont Superior Court Bennington Unit Probate Division 207 South Street, Bennington, VT 05201
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL The Town of Pownal is now seeking proposals from qualified firms for all architectural and engineering services necessary for the design, bidding and construction administration for and new Town Office Building. There are three (3) construction method options. There are as follows: 1. Design, fabricate and build a modular building to be assembled on the designated site. Prepare, lift and move an 1840's school house, a building that has significant historical value to the town to the designated site, and attach it to the modular portion of the building, creating one town hall structure from the modular portion combined with the school house. Cost shall be no more than $750,000. 2. Design, fabricate and build a modular building to be assembled on the designated site. Cost shall be no more than $750,000 3. Design and build a stick-built structure on the designated site. Cost shall be no more than $750,000 The Town reserves the right to reject any or all proposals and to award the contract as determined to be in the best interest of the town. All proposals become the property of the Town of Pownal upon submission. Pownal complies with and embraces all equal opportunity requirements of the State and Federal Government. For more information and a copy of the complete proposal, Contact Michael A. Walker at 802-823-0116 extension 110 or town.administrator @townofpownal.org Proposals must be received by 5:00 P.M., Monday, February 11, 2019. Proposals may be mailed or hand delivered to the Selectmen's Office, Town of Pownal, 467 Center Street, Pownal, Vermont 05261 and shall be clearly marked "New Town Office Proposal" 12/12/18
Town of Pownal Development Review Board P.O. Box 411 Pownal, Vermont 05261 Notice of Public Hearing for a (Minor 2 Lot Subdivision) Permit Date: December 10, 2018 Patrick J. Gray of 102 North County Rd, Florida, MA, has submitted an application for a (Minor 2 Lot Subdivision) Permit Number # NB0013, for property located on 2323 US RT 7 in the Town of Pownal. The Town of Pownal Development Review Board will hold a Public Hearing on this application on Friday, December 28, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at The Town of Pownal Town Clerks Office, 476 Center Street Pownal, Vermont. A copy of this application and additional information may be obtained at the Town Office. If you have any questions, or concerns, please email me at danielle1790@icloud.com or you may call the office phone at 1-802-823-0116 ext. 108. 12/12/18 Sincerely, __________________ Danielle Hamilton, Secretary Posted 12/10/2018 Cc: John D. Chapman Jr, Kenneth Pruden, William A Pettit Sr Trust, Henry M. Strohmaier 12/12/18
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December 8th, 2018
INVITATION TO BID December 13, 2018 The Town of Pownal is hereby inviting bids for the mowing and trimming of grass. This is a 2-year bid period. Primary Work Sites: 1. Town Office and north end of tennis court area 2. Pownal Center Community Church 3. Center Street Cemetery 4. N. Pownal Cemetery Rte. 346 5. N. Pownal Little League Field Rte. 346 and pump station NP4 6. Little League Field at Green Mountain Park 7. Cemetery at Race Track 8. Cemetery Jackson Crossing Rd. 9. Gardner Cemetery North Pownal Rd. 10. Cemetery at Carpenter Hill Rd. 11. Cemetery on Orchard St. 12. Former Tannery Mill Bldg. site off Vt. 346 in North Pownal STANDARDS: Any damage resulting from the winter's plowing/shoveling activities must be repaired (lawn cleared of rocks/debris and re-seeded where necessary) prior to the first mowing. All fields and lawns will be maintained in a neat and presentable appearance at all times, April 15, 2019 through October 31, 2019 and April 15, 2020 through October 31, 2020. The North Pownal ballfield requires mowing and trimming preferably on Fridays for Saturday morning usage effective through July 31, 2019 and July 31, 2020. This includes the lawn area around wastewater pump station NP4. The ballfield is to be mowed to a maximum height of 1 1/2" to 2 1/2". There afterwards, mowed to a maximum height of 3" at least once per week except if not required during very dry periods. The Little League Field at the Green Mountain Park requires mowing every other week to a maximum height of 3". The other sites will be mowed to a maximum height of 3" and trimmed at least once per week except if not required during very dry periods. American flags are to be checked and/or replaced at sites 1, 4,7,8,9, & 12 during the first mowing. Replacement flags will be provided by the municipality. Cemeteries will be free of debris from trees, cut grass. Any incidental damage to cemetery plot or headstone will be the responsibility of the awardee. BID FORMAT: Please include in your response the following specific price information relating to the above requirements: 1. Rates per occurrence to mow and trim the ballfields and other sites. The total cost necessary to perform one time spring cleanup should be broken out. Bidders must include Certificate of Insurance with their bids. Bids will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on Monday, January 21, 2019 and awarded at a duly warned Select Board Meeting. The Board of Selectmen of the Town of Pownal reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids. Questions regarding this bid should be directed to Town Administrator Michael A. Walker 802-823-0116, ext. 110. 12/08/18
INVITATION TO BID December 4, 2018 The Town of Pownal is hereby inviting bids for the mowing and trimming of grass at the following Wastewater Pump Stations, and the Fire Pond: Station Names/Locations: 1. NP1 - 82 Dean Road 2. NP2 - 2651 Route 346 3. NP3 - 3927 Route 346 4. PV1 - 275 Sunflower St. (Alta Garden M.H.P.) 5. PV2 - 61 Palmer Drive 6. PV3 - 450 Lincoln Street 7. PC1 - 70 School House Road 8. PC2 - 215 West Meadow Road 9. PC3 - 353 Jackson Cross Road 10. PC4 - 223 Jackson Cross Road 11. Fire Pond - School House Road STANDARDS: This is a 2-year bid period. Any damage resulting from the winter's plowing/shoveling activities must be repaired (lawn cleared of rocks/debris and re-seeded where necessary) prior to the first mowing. All lawns will be maintained in a neat and presentable appearance at all times, April 15, 2019 through October 31, 2019 and April 15, 2020 through October 31, 2020. All sites will be mowed to a maximum height of 3" and trimmed at least once per week, except if not required during very dry periods. All areas around the pump stations buildings, fence areas, etc., shall be kept neatly trimmed. Any grass accidentally thrown onto the buildings by the mower shall be wiped off prior to leaving the site. The fire pond on School House Rd. requires mowing and trimming of the berm four (4) times during each mowing year, June 1st, July 1st, August 1st and September 1st. Contractor is to mow and trim inside and mow four feet (4ft) outside fence. Trim hydrant area. NOTES: Please note that the lawn around Pump Station NP4, located at the North Pownal ballfield, will not be included in this bid, but will be mowed as part of the Town's general mowing bid (mowing of ballfields, cemeteries, town office, churches, etc.) so as to maintain consistency with the rest of the ballfield's lawn. Pump Station PC1 does not have a lawn area, but will need to be kept trimmed and neat in appearance. Questions prior to bidding should be directed to Darcy Pruden at darcypruden@comcast.net or 802-823-9814. BID FORMAT: Please include in your response the following specific price information relating to the above requirements: 1. Rate per occurrence to mow and trim all of the above pump stations. The total cost necessary to perform one time spring cleanup should be broken out. Bidders must include Certificate of Insurance with their bids. Bids will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on Monday, January 21, 2019 and awarded at a duly warned Select Board Meeting. The Board of Selectmen of the Town of Pownal reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids. 12/08/18
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December 7th, 2018
The Town of Arlington received $375,000 from the State of Vermont for a grant under the Vermont Community Development Program. A public hearing will be held at Arlington Town Hall, 3828 VT Rte. 7A, Arlington, VT. 05250 on 12/21/2018 at 6:00pm to obtain the views of citizens on community development, to furnish information concerning the range of community development activities that have been undertaken under this program, and to give affected citizens the opportunity to examine a statement of the use of these funds . The VCDP Funds received have been used to accomplish the following activities: The successful completion of housing rehabilitations located at the following addresses: 1956 Rt. 67E, Shaftsbury, VT. 05262 1930 Rt. 67E, Shaftsbury, VT. 05262 431 Battenkill Lane, Arlington, VT. 05250 409 VT Rt. 313W, Arlington, VT. 05250 30 Battenkill Lane, Arlington, VT. 05250 Information on this project may be obtained from and viewed during the hours of 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at Shires Housing, 307 North Street, Bennington, VT. 05201 on 12/7/2018. Should you require any special accommodations please contact Keith Squires at 802-375-6474 to ensure appropriate accommodations are made. For the hearing impaired please call (TTY) #1-800-253-0191. Legislative Body for the Town of Arlington 12/07/18
STATE OF VERMONT SUPERIOR COURT PROBATE DIVISION Bennington Unit Docket No. 128-4-18 Bnpr IN re ESTATE of: James W. Harte NOTICE TO CREDITORS To The Creditors Of: James W. Harte late of Bennington I have been appointed to administer this estate. All creditors having claims against the decedent or the estate must present their claims in writing within four (4) months of the first publication of this notice. The claim must be presented to me at the address listed below with a copy sent to the Court. The claim may be barred forever if it is not presented within the four (4) month period. Dated: 12/05/18 Kenneth Melkonian c/o Jacobs Law Offices, LLC 204 South Street Bennington, VT 05201 Name of Publication: Bennington Banner Publication Date: 12/07/18 Name and Address of Probate Court: Vermont Superior Court Bennington Unit Probate Division 207 South Street, Bennington, VT 05201
COMBINED NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT AND NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS STATE OF VERMONT December 7, 2018 Town of Shaftsbury, David Kiernan PO Box 409 Shaftsbury, Vermont, 05262 802-442-4038 These notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the Town of Shaftsbury Request for Release of Funds On or about January 7, 2019, the Town of Shaftsbury will submit a request to the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development (the Agency) to release funds under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 (PL93-383), the National Affordable Housing Act, as amended to undertake a project known as the Lake Paran Village for development of 22 units of affordable housing at 850-1040 Paran Road in Shaftsbury Vermont. Work includes property acquisition, demolition and land restoration of an owner-occupied residence, construction of four affordable housing apartment buildings with a total of 22 dwelling units (three 6-unit buildings and one 4-unit building with a total of eight 1-bedroom, ten 2-bedroom and four 3-bedroom apartments), and creation of approximately 1.8 acres of conservation land, with walking trails to the Robert Frost Trail near the shores of Lake Paran. The new development will disturb approximately 106,254 square feet of land including removal of the existing structure and sheds, and will create approximately 42,480 square feet of new impervious surface. The total estimated cost of the project is $7,139,683 approximately,$475,000 being Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds (anticipated). Several mitigating factors will be completed to achieve compliance with HUD environmental regulations as described herein. Prior to demolition, an inspection of the residence for the presence of listed bat species will be performed, any existing asbestos containing materials will be abated and the existing 275 gallon heating oil aboveground storage tank will be removed. The residential property will be restored after demolition of the residence, including collection and disposal of surficial solid waste and abandonment of the existing septic system. A passive radon mitigation system will be installed in the new buildings and activated if necessary. Finding of No Significant Impact The Town of Shaftsbury has determined that the project will have no significant impact on the human environment. Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is not required. Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR) on file at the municipal offices of the Town of Shaftsbury, 61 Buck Hill Road, Shaftsbury, Vermont, and may be examined or copied Monday through Thursday, 9:00AM to 3:00PM and from 9:00AM to 12:00PM on Fridays. Public Comments Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to the Town of Shaftsbury Attn: David Kiernan, Town Manager, PO Box 409, Shaftsbury, Vermont, 05262. All comments received by December 28, 2018 will be considered by the Town of Shaftsbury prior to authorizing the submission of a request for release of funds. Comments must specify which Notice they are addressing - the Finding of No Significant Impact or the Request for the Release of Funds. Environmental Certification The Town of Shaftsbury is certifying to the Agency that the Town of Shaftsbury and David Kiernan, in his official capacity of Town Administrator consent to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. The Agency's approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under the National Environmental Policy Act and related laws and authorities and allows the Town of Shaftsbury to use CDBG funds. Objections to Release of Funds The Agency will accept objections to its approval of the release of funds and acceptance of the Town of Shaftsbury's certification for a period of fifteen days following the anticipated submission date or its actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on one of the following bases: (a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer David Kiernan, (b) the Town has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR part 58; (c) the grant recipient or other participants in the development process have committed funds, incurred costs or undertaken activities not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by the Agency; or (d) another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality. Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58, Sec. 58.76) and shall be addressed to the Agency of Commerce and Community Development, Department of Housing and Community Development, Attn: Environmental Officer, One National Life Drive, Davis Building, 6th Floor, Montpelier, Vermont 05620. Potential objectors should contact the Agency to verify the actual last day of the objection period. 12/07/18
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December 6th, 2018
STATE OF VERMONT SUPERIOR COURT PROBATE DIVISION Bennington Unit Docket No. 258-7-18 Bnpr In re ESTATE of: DRUSILLA S. SHEA NOTICE TO CREDITORS To The Creditors Of: DRUSILLA S. SHEA late of BENNINGTON I have been appointed to administer this estate. All creditors having claims against the decedent or the estate must present their claims in writing within four (4) months of the first publication of this notice. The claim must be presented to me at the address listed below with a copy sent to the Court. The claim may be barred forever if it is not presented within the four (4) month period. Dated: 11/17/18 SCOTT D. SHEA 1122 LAKELAND CIRCLE FORT MYERS, FL 33913 802-681-5492 SCOTTSHEA01@AOL.COM Name of Publication: Bennington Banner Publication Date: 12/06/18 Name and Address of Probate Court: Vermont Superior Court Bennington Unit Probate Division 207 South Street, Bennington, VT 05201
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December 5th, 2018
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