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Calendar of Announcements, Deadlines, Events, etc.

COVID-19/Coronavirus

The COVID-19/Coronavirus has become a truly global pandemic. Sheffield is not exempt.

Schools, offices, restaurants, gatherings, etc. have been closed, cancelled or banned outright.

Panic and overreaction are counterproductive and dangerous. Nevertheless, everyone is advised to take all PRUDENT and SENSIBLE precautions to both protect themselves and to avoid possibly spreading the virus.

Things are in a highly variable state of flux. Changes can occur, literally, from minute to minute. Do not assume that what was the norm still applies. Check before going to places. Just because you are used to going there as you want or are used to doing, does not mean that the location will be operating as before.

We are making every effort to keep the information on this site as current as is possible. Check here first to see if any new information has been made available.

Patience will go a long way in helping all of us to weather this storm.

 

General Election Ballots

We have been informed that the General Election Ballots have been mailed to all registered Sheffield voters. Please let the Town know if you do not receive yours by October 7th .

NEK Broadband

 

NEK Broadband is working to bring high speed Internet to every home and business in the Northeast Kingdom. As part of this effort, NEK Broadband is performing a survey to provide input to their feasibility study and business plan. Please help by taking five minutes of your time and fill out the survey. You can participate by clicking on the following link (or copying and pasting into your browser) - http://nek.tilsontech.com/

 

Annie McLean

Clerk/Town of Sheffield Representative

NEK Community Broadband 

annie@nekbroadband.org

http://nek.tilsontech.com/

 

Food Pantry

If you or someone you know could use a helping help please feel free to reach out to
The Sheffield Food Pantry

saracamber68@gmail.com
1-802-397-2263

Note the following regarding the Sheffield Food Pantry:

Previously, the Sheffield Food Pantry was for seniors residing in Sheffield, Wheelock or Sutton. The Food Pantry is now open to residents of towns within a 20 mile radius of Sheffield. Residents of towns such as Lyndonville and St. Johnsbury that already have a food pantry/food shelf are not eligible to use the Sheffield Food Pantry.

Proof of residency may be required.

Recipients are allowed one box per address.

The 300% income cap increase DOES NOT apply to CSFP, sometimes referred to as “senior boxes”.

 

Donations to the Sheffield Food Pantry can be made by the donation button on our Facebook page 

 

(https://www.facebook.com/Sheffield-Food-Pantry-112876206747559/)  

 

or sent to:

 Sheffield Food Pantry

P.O Box 36

Sheffield, VT 05866

Farmers to Families Food Box Program

The Vermont Foodbank is thrilled to announce the Farmers to Families Food Box Program. We will be partnering with The Abbey Group, the State Emergency Operations Center, and the Vermont National Guard to distribute boxes packed with fresh, nutritious food to people in need from May 15th through the end of June, with the possibility to continue beyond that.

 

The Abbey Group will provide boxes of chicken, produce, and dairy products for the distributions held by the Vermont National Guard throughout the state. They will provide enough food at each distribution to serve 1000 households.

 

For the first several distributions, they will also provide non-perishable food boxes from FEMA.

Distributions are currently scheduled through the rest of May in Berlin, Peru, Middlebury, Thetford, Morristown, Burlington, Brattleboro, Swanton, and Lyndonville.

 Click here to see the full schedule.

WiFi Hotspot

Preschool And Kindergarten Registration

 

Here is a flier for Preschool and Kindergarten registration:.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/122w20wR-CF-Cok-c4HKCSrlTsmicq_NZ3sr_vjRz96s/edit

Recycling Building Reopened

The Sheffield/Wheelock Recycling Building at the Transfer Station will reopen, with restrictions, on Saturday, May 16.

Only 1 person per family, only 2 people in the building at a time and face coverings are required.

Social distancing must be maintained both inside and outside the building.

Community Response Team Bulletin


Vermont Horse Council

Do you own or lease equines? Run an equine business? Spend money on equine related items or activities? If so, please help the Vermont Horse Council gather baseline information about the economic contribution of the equine industry in the state of Vermont. Complete the  2020 Vermont Equine Economic Impact Survey  today at  www.bit.ly/VTEquineSurvey.

 

The anonymous data gathered will:

Provide recognition for the importance of the equine industry in VT and its contribution to the economy.

Assist equine related businesses applying for loans to expand

Assist organization and businesses applying for grants to support academic programs and research

Provide factual support for industry work with regulatory and legislative efforts.

 

 

Do you have friends or family who own/lease equines, operate an equine related business, or participate in equine related activities in Vermont? Please forward this to them and ask them to fill out the survey, too.

 

For additional information, visit the  Vermont Horse Council website.  For questions related to the survey, contact Amy Kelsey, Research Specialist at UVM’s Center for Rural Studies at  amy.kelsey@uvm.edu  or 802-598-4551.

 

Amy Kelsey, MS

Research Specialist

Center for Rural Studies

University of Vermont

 

 

 

Kingdom East School District Emergency Meals

 
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2019 Sheffield Town Report

The 2019 Sheffield Town Report is available online at: 


https://drive.google.com/file/d/1qBujUp7Br4zKNEpzQ9KYEZoOweyjKyxg/view?usp=sharing 

 

Printed copies are available at the Town office, Sheffield Post Office, Sheffield / Wheelock Transfer Station and the Wheelock Village Store.

EARLY or ABSENTEE BALLOTS

You can request early/absentee ballot at any time during the election year in person, in writing, by telephone, or on your My Voter Page at https://mvp.sec.state.vt.us/.

Be Aware

The following have appeared. Note that the mailing zip code, 82834, is Buffalo, Wyoming. The following link is to an article about this as a potential scam: https://www.aarp.org/money/scams-fraud/info-2019/scams-on-social-media-networks.html

 

 

Sheffield Parcel Maps Available Online

Click on any text in this box to go to the NEMRC website.

 

 

  2018 Sheffield Town Report Available Online

Click on any text in this box to open a copy of the 2018 Sheffield Town Report. 

Feline and Friends Foundation

Feline and Friends Foundation is a Trap, Neuter, Return (TNR) group based out of Orleans County, VT. They have successfully addressed the stray and feral cat problem in Orleans County and are now at a manageable level. They are reaching out to other parts of the state to try and do the same for them. They offer FREE assistance to farmers and overwhelmed non-farming homes that need a hand getting out of the cat/kitten cycle. By addressing this issue happier and healthier colonies are created for the cats and the communities.

Toni Rushlow

FFF Trapping Team Lead

802-323-3634

toni.rushlow.1515@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

Temporary Officiant registration now online

 

The Vermont Secretary of State’s Office is pleased to announce a new online Temporary Officiant Registration Portal.  Users can navigate to the portal by clicking the “Temporary Officiant” link at the top of every page of the Vermont Secretary of State Website. or on the link herehttps://www.sec.state.vt.us/temporary-officiants.aspx

 

The new portal provides applicants with 24/7 online registration service. The full application process may be completed online, or applications can be printed and mailed. The portal provides additional pertinent information and links for temporary officiants, including a guide to completing the Vermont Department of Health Civil Marriage Certificate.

 

Vermont’s Temporary Officiant Program has experienced steady growth in popularity with usage increasing 62.86% from 2014 to 2018.  We believe adding the online registration option provides even more availability and ease of use for Vermont civil marriage participants.

Sheffield on Facebook

 

William St-Peter has invited you to the group Town of Sheffield, Vermont.

Realized that the Sheffield Town Page needs to be a group in order to be more interactive. Please join and interact with others in our community

Groups are separate spaces where you can:

Share photos and videos

Collaborate on projects

Create events and polls

Join Group

Galway Kinnell's Collected Poems

Galway Kinnell was a  Sheffield resident, Pulitzer Prize winner and Vermont poet laureate.  His Collected Poems was released on December 5, 2017. Harold Frost, PhD has donated a copy to The Town of Sheffield for people to look at and enjoy in the town office. Many thanks to Dr. Frost.

Sheffield Spoofed

 

An incident has come to light in which an individual received a telephone call that appeared to originate from the Sheffield town offices. The call DID NOT come from the Sheffield town offices nor from any one at the Sheffield town offices but from a scammer spoofing the Sheffield town offices telephone number. If you receive such a spoofed call, report it.

Sheffield Historical Society

 

The Sheffield Historical Society is dedicated to preserving the history of the Town of Sheffield, Vermont. Details and contact information about the Sheffield Historical Society can be found by clicking on the link here  (Sheffield Historical Society) or on the Sheffield Historical Society's link in the "Links" section located on this page.

Don’t say “Yes” to being scammed

A recent telephone scam has come to light. Scammers call and ask “Can you hear me?” The intended victim responds “Yes”. The scammers record the response and then can use that “authorization” to access various accounts, such as credit cards and utilities. To read the full story, click http://www.wcax.com/story/34520826/ny-police-warn-of-phone-scammers-seeking-yes-response

 

A follow up story with more details about how the scam works is available here  http://www.wcax.com/story/34634186/how-phone-scams-work

View From Above

An aerial video of Sheffield was taken as part of a project to visit all 251 towns in VT.  https://youtu.be/LPUsxKXhd8E

To the Residents of the Town of Sheffield - Donations for Animals in Need!

The Town of Lyndon has publicly announced that the Lyndon Dog Pound is only for the benefit of Lyndon dogs and cats.  I would like to ask that you keep this in mind when making donations for the benefit of animals.   Donations, monies given to coin drops, articles of food, blankets, bedding all of these things donated to the Lyndon Dog Pound have NO BENEFIT toward helping Sheffield dogs and cats.  I would therefore ask the Town of Sheffield Residents to consider making any and all  donations for the benefit of stray and animals in need to Riverside Rescue in Lunenburg, Vermont.  Riverside Rescue does help with animals almost 100 percent of the time when they are asked for that help.   I would be happy to deliver any donated items to Riverside.


Sincerely, Candace Dane, Sheffield ACO

Contact Information: Riverside Rescue

236 Riverside Avenue

Lunenburg, VT 05906

802-892-5300

Northeast Kingdom Council on Aging provides free Home Energy Visits for seniors.

The primary purpose of the home energy visit is to help seniors save energy and money.
Volunteer tasks include:
Install low-cost energy efficient products, such as compact fluorescent light bulbs and low-flow showerheads.
Identify energy saving opportunities in the home, such as opportunities for replacing inefficient appliances and home weatherization.
Provide seniors with resources and information to help them save more energy.
Each visit will last approximately 1-1 ½ hours.
The visit and all products are provided free-of-charge.

http://www.nekcouncil.org/

Have you or someone you know lost a loved one to suicide?

 

A support group for Survivors of the Loss of a Loved One due to Suicide meets on the first Tuesday of every month at the Sheffield Federated Church, Berry Hill Rd. Meeting are from 6:00-7:30 P.M., refreshments are available at 5:30. Call or email Candy Fox at 802-473-8890,  candyfox@charter.net

Transfer Station and Trash Bags

Small and large bags, required to be able to dispose of trash at the Sheffield/Wheelock Transfer Station, are available at the Town Clerk’s office for $1.00 and $2.00 each, respectively, as well as in rolls of 10. Full rolls of 10 bags are also available at the Transfer Station. Please note that all funds received by either Sheffield or Wheelock are placed into a joint account. Therefore, it does not matter where the bags are purchased. The cost to dispose of the contents of 40 gallon and 55 gallon containers is $4.00 and $5.00 respectively.

The aforementioned bags are NOT required to dispose of recyclable materials. Only recyclable materials are to be taken to the recycling “shed”. Click here or use the link in the Links section to go to the page containing detailed information about the required Pay Per Throw.

Since the start of mandatory recycling and Pay Per Throw at the Transfer Station, the number of trash containers needed in a given period has been reduced from three to one. This translates to a savings for the residents of Sheffield and Wheelock. The more that is recycled, the less trash needs to be carted away and the more money is saved.

A link to a PDF file of Northeast Kingdom Waste Management District's recycling specifications and guidelines can be found here:

http://www.nekwmd.org/pdf/separation%20guidelines.pdf

 
October

29 th(Thursday) – Public Meeting - Hazard Mitigation Plan

Public Meeting Oct. 29 - Hazard Mitigation Plan

Ann Lawless • Selectboard Member, Wheelock

When: Oct 29, 2020, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

The towns of Wheelock and Sheffield are developing a new Hazard Mitigation Plan with Burke and Sutton. It's been a lengthy process, working with NVDA and two great consultants, to identify natural hazards that have affected us in the past and may affect our towns in the future. The goal is to complete the plan before year's end to enable us to apply for grant funds to help reduce effects of the hazards we have identified. Please join this hour-long call if you can; it is one of the final steps in the process before adoption.

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William St. Peter

Sheffield Town Clerk / Treasurer

37 Dane Rd

PO Box 165

Sheffield VT 05866-0165

Phone 802-626-8862

Fax 802-626-0424

 

Regular Office Hours

Mondays and Fridays 9 am to 3 pm, Wednesdays 9 am to 6 pm

 

Disclaimer: Any opinions or suggestions provided in any correspondence are solely those of the author and are not to be construed as legal advice. Please consult a qualified attorney to obtain any legal advice or opinions.

 

Please note that this email message, along with any response or reply,  is considered a public record, and thus, subject to disclosure under the Vermont Public Records Law (1 V.S.A. §§ 315-320).

 

 

 

 

November

4 th (Wednesday) – Select Board meeting at 6:00 P.M. at the Sheffield Town Offices.

12 th(Thursday) –

13 th(Thursday) –

14 th(Thursday) –

15 th(Thursday) –

26 th(Thursday) –

December

2 nd (Wednesday) – Select Board meeting at 6:00 P.M. at the Sheffield Town Offices.

24 th(Thursday) – Food Pantry. Information will be posted as available..

 

 

       

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"Listen Up! Vermont" is books, audiobooks, downloads and more from the Vermont Green Mountain Library Consortium

NEK Council on Aging

Rural Community Transportation (RCT)

Miller's Run School

 

Act 148 - Vermont's Universal Recycling Law

Northeast Kingdom Waste Management District (NEKWMD)

Fairbanks Museum

Find items relating to Sheffield, VT available at amazon.com

Sheffield at Wikipedia

Sheffield's weather and forecast at:

 

AccuWeather

 

Weather Underground

 

Front Porch Forum

Galway Kinnell Links:

 

galwaykinnell.com

 

Wikipedia

 

poemhunter.com

 

Vermont Community Forum

 

Catamount Arts

Vermont Woodlands Association

information and workshops

Pay Per Throw

USDA Rural Development Programs

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504 (Single Family Housing Repair Loans & Grants)

Mathewson State Forest (PDF Map)

 

Northeastern Vermont Development Association (NVDA)

Calendar of announcements, deadlines, events, etc. (on this page)

Sheffield government and contact information (on this page)

Information and facts about Sheffield (on this page)

Selectboard Meeting Agenda and Minutes

Planning Commission Meeting Agenda and Minutes

St. Johnsbury Regional Technical Education Advisory Board (Caledonia/Essex Technical Advisory Board)

Early/Absentee Voter Ballot request form (PDF)

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2016 Town Meeting Minutes

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2014 Town Report

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United States Postal Service

U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders

U.S. Representative Peter Welch

State Senator Joe Benning

State Senator Jane Kitchel

State Representative Vicki Strong

State Representative Sam Young


Sheffield, located in the northwestern portion of Caledonia County in Vermont 's Northeast Kingdom (NEK), was chartered on October 25, 1793 and has an area of 32.62 square miles at a mean elevation of 907 feet above sea level (ASL).

Miller’s Run School ( 3249 VT Route 122, Sheffield , VT 05866 ) is administered by the Kingdom East School District.

Each Labor Day Sheffield holds its annual Field Day, with a parade and various activities, contests and events, to benefit the Sheffield-Wheelock Fire Department, Food Pantry, camp scholarships and other worthwhile causes.

Sheffield is the site of a 16 turbine commercial wind energy operation. The turbines are designed to generate 100,000 megawatt hours of energy, enough to power approximately 12,600 Vermont homes. The operators of the wind farm pay Sheffield $520,000 annually and some $250,000 to the State Education Fund from the operation of the wind farm.

Mathewson State Forest is a 795 acre forest located in Sheffield and the adjoining towns of Wheelock and Sutton. Mathewson State Forest offers opportunities for primitive camping, hiking and cold water fishing.

Sheffield is part of the Northeast Kingdom Waste Management District (NEKWMD). Sheffield and Wheelock jointly operate the Transfer Station where residents of both towns, after having obtained a valid permit sticker, can dispose of their household refuse and, more importantly, recyclable materials. The more that is recycled the less must be disposed of and the lower the cost to operate the Transfer Station and, ultimately, to the residents of Sheffield and Wheelock. The Transfer Station is open between the hours of 8 A.M. and 5 P.M. Wednesday and Saturday.

The Transfer Station is NOT for the disposal of commercial waste.


Bulky Days, dates on which large and/or bulky items, such as bedding, furniture, etc., may be brought to the Transfer Station for disposal, are the SECOND Wednesday and following Saturday of April, July and October. As the cost to operate the Transfer Station is reflected in the taxes that the residents of Sheffield and Wheelock must pay, everything that helps reduce that cost is a direct savings to the taxpayers of the communities.

Additional items including electronics and tires are recycled at the NEK Waste Management site in Lyndonville. A complete list of items accepted at their site may be found at  www.nekwmd.org

 

Items of Question that must be treated as waste:

 Wax or plastic coated cartons or containers (Milk, juice, ice cream, etc.)

  1. Disposable diapers (children’s or adult’s)
  2. Sanitary pads
  3. Band-Aids, gauze pads or other wound closures and coverings
  4. Used paper tissues
  5. Kitty litter
  6. Styrofoam
  7. Packaged meat absorbent sheets aka “diapers”
  8. Syringes and needles are NOT recyclable! They must be disposed of in the compactor trash.

Town of Sheffield
37 Dane Road
PO Box 165
Sheffield , VT 05866

William St. Peter
Town Clerk, Treasurer and E911 Coordinator

Monday: 9 A.M. to 3 P.M.
Wednesday: 9 A.M. to 6 P.M.
Friday: 9 A.M. to 3 P.M.
See the Calendar of Announcements, Deadlines, Events, Etc. for exceptions.

Tel: 802-626-8862
Fax: 802-626-0424

townclerk@sheffieldvt.org

Wendy Scofield
Assistant Town Clerk &Assistant Treasurer

assttownclerk@sheffieldvt.org

Board of Selectmen
Walter Smith, Chairman
Cynthia Roy
Max Aldrich

selectboard@sheffieldvt.org

Listers
Ed Jewell
Rebecca Wilder
William St. Peter
listers@sheffieldvt.org

Planning Commission
planning@sheffieldvt.org

Transfer Station
Wednesday and Saturday: 8 A.M. 5 P.M.
Tel: 802-535-2451

Sheffield Animal Control Officer
Candace Dane
Tel: 802 535-7109 Cell
Tel: 802 626-8202 Home

Sheffield Delinquent Tax Collector
William St. Peter
Tel: 802-626-8862
Fax: 802-626-0424

townclerk@sheffieldvt.org

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Disclaimer: The information posted here is accurate at the time of posting. As always, changes may occur and will be posted as soon as possible.