CHITTENDEN, VERMONT
260 Chittenden Road
(802)483-6647
Fax:  (802)483-2504
E-Mail: chittendenvt@comcast.net
www.chittendenvt.org

Town Clerk:  Roberta Janoski
Town Treasurer:  Roberta Janoski
Delinquent Tax Collector:  Roberta Janoski
Assistant Town Clerk:  Sarah Cochrane

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Blue Punch Card $10.00 allows (10) 13 gallon or smaller bags.
Orange Punch Card $22.50 allows (10) 33 gallon or smaller bags.

A valid Transfer Station Sticker is still required to purchase cards and use the Transfer Station.
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                                                             Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Alert


A letter has recently been received from the State Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets Animal Health Section and Dr. Kristin Haas, State Veterinarian. (http://agriculture.vermont.gov/animal_health)
(www.agriculture.vermont.gov)

As you may be aware, a disease called the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) affected a number of farms in the mid-west last year.  At this time there have been no human cases of the HPAI virus and the risk of infection is considered low, however domestic poultry are highly susceptible to HPAI H5 virus and can spread rapidly from bird to bird and typically results in high mortality rates.  The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets is encouraging poultry owners, producers or anyone associated with poultry, regardless of size, to prepare for HPAI.  The disease is most commonly spread by infected waterfowl during migration periods.  The Northeast, including Vermont, is at risk of an outbreak of HPAI this fall of 2015 and/or the spring of 2016.

Poultry owners and producers should be familiar with the disease and how it is spreads and are encouraged to put efforts into preparing for a possible outbreak now.

Poultry owners are being asked by the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Foods and Markets to fill out and return to the Vermont agency of Agriculture, Foods and Markets an audit form which details information that will be required for farms to move poultry, livestock and many related items and appurtenances on and off the property in the event of an HPAI outbreak.  The form can be accessed through the following link and returned to VAAFM via email, mail or fax.

http://agriculture.vermont.gov/animal_health.

The form is also available at the Chittenden Municipal Offices.  More information and details are also available online which you are very much encouraged to check out.

If anyone has any questions or concerns, you may contact the following:

Emergency Management Director
Jan Sotirakis           jsotirakis@aol.com

Health Officer
Bernie McGee        bemcgee@comcast.net

Town Clerk
Roberta Janoski    chittendenvt@comcast.net
Avian Influenza Alert
 
** NEW **    Chittenden Recreation Committee


                           Reduce Your Carbon Footprint with Act 148

    Help keep Vermont green and reduce waste with Act 148. The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation and
Solid Waste Management Entities (SWME’s) have been implementing the Universal Recycling Law (Act 148) for the past
four years, already banning recyclables from the landfill as of last year. This law will ultimately remove all organics from
landfills in Vermont, which will result in a drastic reduction of cost and our carbon footprint. The next stage in Act 148 is to
remove organic materials such as yard waste and food waste from the landfills. As a resident, this law means there will be
more opportunity to reduce your carbon footprint by separating compostables from trash.
     By July 1 of this year, all current trash pick-up services must offer separate yard waste collection. While yard waste can
already be dropped off by  residents at the Chittenden transfer station, check with the local trash hauler before leaving yard
waste at the curb.
     By July 1st, 2017, trash haulers and transfer stations will collect food scraps separate from trash as well. As more haulers
and transfer stations accept organic materials, it will be accommodating for you to separate food waste from the trash. The
final step to implement Act 148 is to ban all food scraps from the landfill by July 1st of 2020.
     Main goals of implementing Act 148 include reducing waste overall, other than just preventing it from reaching the landfill.
Residents have reduced their waste in large ways through meal planning and backyard composting. The food that goes bad
in the back of a fridge costs time and money to everyone, but keeping a schedule of what to cook for each day helps reduce
costs. Backyard composting will exempt residents from costs of food scrap collection. There will be a Master Composter
panel at the Rutland Free Library in the Fox room on Tuesday, June 21st from 7-8:30 PM to help with any questions about
backyard composting.
      For more information about Act 148: Universal Recycling law, visit the Department of Environmental Conservation’s web
site at http://dec.vermont.gov/waste-management/solid/universal-recycling.
For resources on composting and transfer station materials accepted, contact the Solid Waste Alliance Communities
management: visit http://www.rutlandcountyswac.org/, or call (802) 342-5701.






                            Chittenden Town Auditors

                                       will meet on

                     Tues., October 11, 2016 at 5:30 pm

                          Chittenden Municipal Offices

                                260 Chittenden Road

                        The public is welcome to attend.


9/26/16



                                 

                                 CHITTENDEN AUDITORS

                                                 Agenda

                         Tuesday, October 11, 2016 5:30 P.M.

                        Location: Chittenden Municipal Offices

1.Call Meeting to Order

   1.1.Approve Agenda for October 11, 2016 Meeting

2.Approval of Minutes February 2, 2016

3.New Business

   3.1.Appoint Chairperson

   3.2.Review work assignments

   3.3.Discussion to consider printing and mailing only the Auditor’s  Report this year.

4.Old Business

  4.1Review last year’s Auditor’s Report

  4.1 What has changed? What needs further improvement?

5.Public Comment & Discussion Period

6.Set Date & Time of Next Meeting

7.Adjourn Meeting