Welcome to the Town of Londonderry’s revised website…
After considerable effort we are launching the 2014 revised version of the Town of Londonderry website. We will be updating this site on a regular basis and hope you will visit often to know about the happenings in Londonderry.
Red Flag Fire Danger Warning
Is in effect today, Thursday, April 24th
Due to the number of days since the last precipitation, low humidities, and strong gusty winds, a Red Flag Warning is posted for Windham and Bennington Counties today from noon to 6:00 PM. Please be especially vigilant and refrain from any burning or causing an ignition source that could quickly get out of control. If you see a problem, dial 911.
“NEW” WALL MURAL
Pictured is a portion of the design for the “new” version of the wall mural on Rt. 11. The design and work has been a collaboration of Ms. Junker Bailey’s Art Class and Garrison Buxton. If you would like to “weigh in” on the design please call the town office at 824-3356. The Select Board is planning to review the project at its May 5th meeting.
GREEN UP DAY
Saturday, May 3, 2014 is Vermont Green Up Day. Plan to join your neighbors and friends to help clean up our community. Green trash bags are available at the transfer station, People’s Bank, Clark’s IGA, and the town office. Town trucks will be parked at the the Mill Restaurant and the Depot Building on May 3 for depositing the bags. Please help!!
Beginning May 3rd the Londonderry Transfer Station will begin to accept food scraps as a step in complying with Act 148, the Universal Recycling Act. Please click here for an informational postcard and here for Vermont’s Guide to Composting Kitchen Scraps.
PLANNING COMMISSION MEETINGS
The Planning Commission and the Rebuilding for Us Task Force are planning a series of special meetings to further explore the future reuse of the FEMA buyout properties as Phase 2 of the Town’s “After the Flood – Regeneration, Renewal, Resilience” Project. These meetings will be held: Thursday, April 24, 6:30 pm at Williams Park; Thursday, May 8, 7:00 pm, Town Office; and, Thursday, May 22, 7:00 pm, Town Office. Additional information is available below in the section titled “After the Flood Report.”
Each month we are going to feature a photograph taken in Londonderry. This picture was taken from the top of Magic Mountain overlooking Lowell Lake. Before we know it, the trees will be in their greenery and we will be outside hiking in summer gear.
You may submit a digital photo for possible publication by sending the .jpg file to webmaster with appropriate information.
AFTER THE FLOOD REPORT
The “After the Flood” Summary Report, which is available here, was accepted by the Londonderry Select Board at their April 7, 2014 meeting. This report is the result of a workshop and meetings in 2013 supported by the Center for Creative Solutions at Marlboro College, the Windham Regional Commission and the Town of Londonderry. The approaches listed are ideas for two of the five parcels the town will be acquiring through the FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant Program. The Select Board has not taken a position on any of these approaches. There will be community meetings to further brainstorm and plan possible outcomes for these properties to help mitigate future flood damage and provide additional amenities for the community. Additionally, the town voted at the March 2014 Annual Meeting to support continued planning for the reuse and redesign of the five buyout properties and to support seeking available grant funding options for final design, engineering and implementation. Please click this link to the Londonderry Renewal website for further information and your ability to provide input.
THE LONDONDERRY MONTHLY
Click here to see the latest news and happenings in the April 2014 edition of the Londonderry Monthly. Links to earlier editions of the Londonderry Monthly can be found on this site by choosing the TOWN menu and then selecting NEWSLETTER.
NEW TRANSFER STATION RATES AS OF JANUARY 1, 2014
HOUSEHOLD TRASH Up to 13 gallon bag $1 per bag 14 to 30 gallon bag $3 per bag Up to 55 gallon bag $5 per bag
CONSTRUCTION WASTE Light Construction Material $30 per cubic yard Heavy Construction Material $50 per cubic yard (shingles, tile etc.)
ELECTRONIC COLLECTION DAY Saturday, May 17, 2014 – 9am – 1 pm See Flyer
Last updated April 24, 2014