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Betsy Ham, Asa Rexford and National Geographic GeoBee


Miller's Run School hosted, under the auspices of Ms. Betsy Ham, a National Geographic's GeoBee. 8th grader Asa Rexford will be representing Miller's Run School at the statewide competition. Use the link below to read the whole story.



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's Newest Truck

Principal Patrick Ham, along with 5th-8th graders, shows some of the harvest at Miller's Run School & Community Garden. The harvest is put out every Tuesday in the farm stand where it is free for seniors. Conner Wilton, Jacob Sanville, Principal Patrick Ham, Ryder Degreenia, Jason Degreenia, Logan Currier, Damon Cote

A message from the Vermont Department of Taxes


Did you know that in 2017, about 65% of Vermont taxpayers qualified to file their federal and state taxes for free through Vermont Free File, but only about 2% of those eligible actually used Free File?


Free help is offered through several organizations. In 2018, the Vermont Department of Taxes is emphasizing free tax services and assistance for eligible Vermonters through Vermont Free File (free e-filing using vendor software), MyFreeTaxes, VITA/TCE, the AARP Foundation, and the IRS Agent Virtual Delivery Service. Are you eligible? Learn more:






Requests for paper forms continue to decline as more taxpayers move to e-filing their returns, but we recognize there is a still a need for those who prefer to file using paper forms or who do not have access to a computer and the internet. Find information to obtain paper forms:





Taxpayers may also find the following online through myVTax at  www.myvtax.vermont.gov:

File a Homestead Declaration

File a Property Tax Adjustment Claim

File a Renter Rebate Claim

Generate a Landlord Certificate

Check the Status of Your Return

If you have questions, call the Vermont Department of Taxes at (802) 828-2505.


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

Millers Run School & Community Garden Farm Stand


The Millers Run School & Community Garden farm stand is open. This week we have a bumper crop of four kinds of beans: yellow beans, purple beans, broad beans and green beans. Just picked, come get them while they are fresh! There is also some produce (chard, lettuce) in the cooler. All veggies are free to seniors; others are asked to leave a donation. Thank you!

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


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:


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.


State of Vermont has a loan fund for failed septic and drinking water systems For more information, contact Chris Rottler, Onsite Loan Program Manager, Agency of Natural Resources, State of Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation at (802) 461-6051 or   chris.rottler@vermont.gov

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


15th (Thursday) – Food Pantry (Produce) for residents (proof required) of Sheffield, Wheelock and Sutton from 12:00 Noon to 3:30 P.M. at the Sheffield Town Hall.

19th (Monday) – Town Office will be closed for Presidents Day.

19th (Monday) – Post Office closed for Presidents Day.


1st (Thursday) – School Board meeting 6:15 P.M. at the Miller's Run School in the Art and Music Room.

6th (Tuesday)

Warning for the 2018 Annual Meeting

Town of Sheffield, Vermont
March 6, 2018


Notice to Voters:

Residents of Sheffield, who are not already on the voter checklist, may register to vote up to and including the date of the vote, March 6, 2018, no later than 7:00 PM at the Town Clerk’s Office or the polling place.

The legal voters of the Town of Sheffield, Caledonia County, Vermont are hereby warned and notified to meet at the Town Hall in Sheffield on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 9 o’clock in the forenoon to transact the following business:


Article 1. To elect a moderator for the ensuing year.


Article 2. To elect other town officers necessary to fill any vacancies, including the following:

a. Selectman for a term of three (3) years.

c. Lister for a term of three (3) years.

d. Auditor for a term of three (3) years.

e. Constable for the ensuing year.

f. Delinquent Tax collector for the ensuing year.

g. Grand juror for the ensuing year.

h. Town agent for the ensuing year.

i. Agent to convey real estate for the ensuing year.

j. Trustee of public funds for the ensuing year.

k. School Director for Miller’s Run School District for the remainder of the district term.

l. Sexton for the ensuing year.

m. Three (3) Planning Commissioners for a term of three (3) years.


Article 3. To see if the Town will accept the reports of the several Town officers.


Article 4. To see if the Town will appropriate the sum of $63,989.82 to help support the following organizations:


American Red Cross



Caledonia Home Health Care and Hospice



Cobleigh Public Library



Community Restorative Justice Center



Darling Inn Senior Meal Site



Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium



Green-Up Vermont






Lyndon Rescue Assessment



Lyndonville Youth Baseball/Softball



NEK Council on Aging



Northeast Kingdom Human Services



Northeast Kingdom Learning Services



Northeast Kingdom Youth Services                   



Northeastern Vermont Development Association



Rural Community Transportation



Sheffield Wheelock Fire Department- Operation



Sheffield Wheelock Fire Department- Truck



Sheffield Food Pantry






Vermont Center for Independent Living            



VT Rural Fire Protection Task Force



Village Improvement Society/Powers Park






Article 5. Shall the voters authorize the Northeast Kingdom Waste Management District to appropriate and expend a budget of $760,519.00? (Australian ballot)


Article 6.

 a. Shall the Town apply a portion of the supplemental payments received in 2018 from Vermont Wind, LLC, as calculated in the Vermont Wind, LLC Supplemental Payment Information page included in this Report, to pay the Town's general and highway expenses thereby reducing the property tax rate for taxpayers of the Town?

b. If the vote on Article 6.a. is affirmative, what shall the amount of such portion be, with the remainder being deposited into the Vermont Wind, LLC Fund, which was established at the 2012 Town Meeting?


Article 7. To see if the Town will authorize the Select Board to apply any surplus accumulated during the year 2017 in the general checking account to defray Town general expenses during 2018.


Article 8. To see if the Town will authorize the Select Board to apply any surplus accumulated during the year 2017 in the highway checking account to defray Town highway expenses during 2018.


Article 9. To see if the Town will approve the proposed general and highway budgets for 2018 in the combined amount of $ 484005.00 for General use and maintenance of Town Highways.


Article 10. To see if the Town will have real and personal property taxes paid to the Treasurer and set the due date of Friday, November 2, 2018.


Article 11. To transact any other business that may properly come before this meeting.



Article 12. To adjourn.


Dated at Sheffield, Caledonia County, Vermont this 25th day of January, 2018


Recorded before posting.



Sheffield Board of Selectmen

/s/ William St. Peter
William St. Peter
Town Clerk and Treasurer

/s/ Walter Smith
Walter Smith, Chairperson


/s/ Max Aldrich
Max Aldrich


/s/ Charles Gilman
Charles Gilman

6th (Tuesday) – Town Meeting Day. The meeting will be held at the Sheffield Town Hall starting at 9:00 A.M.

7th (Wednesday) – Food Pantry for residents (proof required) of Sheffield, Wheelock and Sutton from 9:30 A.M. to noon at the Sheffield Town Hall.

7th (Wednesday) – Sheffield Select Board meeting at 6:00 P.M. at the Sheffield Town Offices.

11th (Sunday) – Daylight Savings Time begins at 2:00 A.M. Remember to set clocks forward 1 hour.

15th (Thursday) – Food Pantry (Produce) for residents (proof required) of Sheffield, Wheelock and Sutton from 12:00 Noon to 3:30 P.M. at the Sheffield Town Hall.

20th (Tuesday) – Spring begins. The Vernal Equinox will occur at 12:15 P.M. DST.


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Vermont Government Portal Home Page


Vermont Government Portal Sheffild Page

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

Area Agency on Aging

Rural Community Transportation (RCT)

Miller's Run School


Miller's Run School Board

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

"I Am Vermont Strong" License Plates

Sheffield's weather and forecast at:




Weather Underground

Harman Clark’s Sheffield Past And Present Facebook page

Front Porch Forum

Galway Kinnell Links:








Vermont Community Forum


Catamount Arts

Vermont Woodlands Association

information and workshops

Pay Per Throw

USDA Rural Development Programs

502 (Single Family Housing Direct Home Loans)

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)

Board of Auditors Meeting Agenda and Minutes

Budget and Town Report Meeting Agenda and Minutes

Cemetery Association Minutes Sheffield Historical Society 2015 Field Day Report 2016 Sheffield Field Day Contest Results 2016 Walk In The Woods
Primary Election Information Registered Voter Entrance Checklist

Kingdom East Unified Board

    Sheffield Town Plan Local Enforcement Of Speed Limit On State Highway
ATV Exemption Request Snowmobile ATV Ordinance Vermont Veteran’s Home

Online Voter Registration (OLVR)

My Voter Page (MVP)

2016 Town Meeting Minutes

2017 Town Meeting Minutes

2014 Town Report

2015 Town Report

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 Unified District 37 which is comprised of the towns of Sheffield and adjoining Wheelock and is open to pre-kindergarten to 8th grade students of both towns.

School Board meetings are held the third Monday of every month at 6:00 P.M. in the Art and Music Room at the Miller's Run School. See the links in the Links section.

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.

Recyclables accepted at the Sheffield / Wheelock Transfer Station

  1. Aluminum cans, pie plates and foil items (Please rinse)
  2. Steel/Tin cans (Please rinse)  Please thoroughly rinse all cat and dog food cans
  3. Aerosol cans
  4. Glass bottles and jars (Please rinse) Remove lids and recycle separately
  5. Plastic bags
  6. # 1 through # 4 Plastic bottles, jugs, and other containers (Please rinse) Please flatten gallon jugs whenever possible
  7. Boxboard (non-corrugated) including white pizza boxes and egg cartons; also the covers of any hard cover books
  8. Corrugated cardboard including brown pizza boxes and all pizza trays that are not oil soaked
  9. All paper including newspaper, magazines, catalogs, office paper, paper mail and envelopes; also soft cover books and the inside pages of hard cover books
  10. Brown paper including bags and packing paper
  11. Shredded paper (not bagged)
  12. Hard and soft cover books
  13. Rechargeable batteries
  14. Alkaline batteries
  15. Compact fluorescent bulbs  go in the box next to the aerosol can barrel (Fluorescent tubes of any length must be taken to the NEK Waste Management site in Lyndonville)
  16. Scrap metal
  17. Compostable food and meat scraps, fats; NO oils, liquids or other residues (Please see signs posted by the composting containers for specifics)

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 3 P.M. and 5 P.M. to 8 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


Kathy Newland and/or Wendy Scofield (Assistant Treasurer)
Assistant Town Clerk

Board of Selectmen
Walter Smith, Chairman
Charles Gilman
Max Aldrich


Ed Jewell
David Eliassen
William St. Peter

Planning Commission

Transfer Station
Wednesday and Saturday: 8 A.M. 5 P.M.
Tel: 802-626-8117

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

Sheffield Delinquent Tax Collector
Cheryl (Sherry) Chesley
Tel: 802-626-9273

Note that all documents, minutes, notices, statements, etc. appearing on this web site have been duly signed and/or witnessed, as appropriate, whether said original signature(s) appears or not. Contact Mr. William St. Peter, Sheffield Town Clerk at (802) 626-8862 (Tel) or (802) 626-0424 (Fax) or townclerk@sheffieldvt.org regarding access to the aforementioned documents, minutes, notices, statements, etc.

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.