Proctor is uniquely situated along a north-south valley of the Otter Creek, making it one of the most picturesque towns in Rutland County. Our vast marble and sand deposits, the proximity to the “Great Falls” of Otter Creek and the rail lines are among the primary reasons Redfield Proctor, Sr. formed the Vermont Marble Company here in 1880. Six years later, the settlement of Sutherland Falls was recognized as the Town of Proctor by the Vermont State Legislature.
Our legacy as the former center of the global marble industry forms the basis for the cultural experience of Proctor today. We are home to the Fletcher Proctor Memorial Bridge, the Vermont Marble Museum, and the Wilson Castle. Visitors continue to admire our unique marble sidewalks and buildings.
Proctor’s well-regarded local school system, active community groups, and abundant historical, cultural, and recreational opportunities make it a compelling place for our 1,900 residents and for visitors to explore.
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January 23 Good Stuff:
The following groups/organizations were recognized for their outstanding service to the Proctor community: Highway Department doing a great job on the roads.
Public Hearing Notice
Proctor VT Select Board
Re-Adoption of the Zoning Regulations
Monday March 13, 2017
Proctor Town Hall
45 Main St, Proctor VT
The Town of Proctor Planning Commission worked with the Rutland Regional Planning Commission through a Municipal Planning Grant to comprehensively update the zoning regulations. The regulations were updated to better conform: to Vermont State Statute (24 VSA Chapter 117), to the Proctor Town Plan, which was comprehensively updated in 2015, and to the 2013 Proctor Prosperity Plan. The zoning regulations ensure that commercial and industrial uses will be contained to the commercial and industrial districts, so that the village area and the Vermont Marble Museum may be utilized for those uses and to maintain the rural character of the town. The new Ag-commercial district allows only the commercial uses that are already present or that are compatible with the uses present in that district. Therefore, the creation of the Ag-commercial district will not change the composition or density of the town, and will not adversely affect the ability of the village/commercial/industrial areas to attract tenants and businesses.
List of Major Changes to the Proctor Zoning Regulations
- The Zoning Districts changed – a district called ‘Ag-Commercial’ was added. This district runs along South Street and allows agricultural, residential, and some commercial uses.
- Language on River Corridor protection was added to the Flood Hazard Regulations
- Language on Fence regulations and temporary structures was updated
- Language on Energy/Solar Siting was added
- Definitions were updated
Proctor Skating Rink
The Rink is open
Monday - Friday 5:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M,
Saturday 12:P.M. to 9:00 P.M.
Sunday 1 P.M. to 7:P.M>
TOWN OF PROCTOR
ALL NIGHT PARKING PROHIBITED
Town of Proctor Parking Ordinance
Chapter 1, Section 116 – ALL NIGHT PARKING PROHIBITED
No person owning, operating or controlling a vehicle shall park, or cause to be parked such vehicle on any street within the Town of Proctor from 1:00 AM to 7:00 AM, inclusive from November 1 through March 31.
Any vehicle so parked or standing on the street may be removed from the street per Chapter 1, Section 126 of the Town of Proctor Parking Ordinance.
Chapter 1, Section 114 – STOPPING, STANDING OR PARKING PROHIBITED; NO SIGNS REQUIRED
No person shall stop, stand, or park a vehicle on a sidewalk.
Town of Proctor
The Town is preparing for a complete town-wide reappraisal for the 2017 Grand List. The Town has hired APPRAISAL RESOURCE GROUP, INC. to assist the Town Assessor in completing this Reappraisal Project. The first phase of the Project includes the inspection of all residential and commercial real estate. The objective of this part of the process is to verify and update the Town’s assessment records to current standards for entry into a state-of-the-art appraisal software system.
Project staff members are canvassing Town properties. Staff members are required by State of Vermont guidelines to inspect the exterior and interior of all structures. The inspection process is done on a neighborhood by neighborhood basis. Property owners will be notified by mail when the staff members will be working in their area of Town. The staff will be collecting data on rooms, bathrooms, basements, attics, porches, garages, etc. They are not interested in the decor or housekeeping. The staff members or data collectors will be measuring exterior dimensions of all buildings and collecting construction data.
Also, the data collectors will be taking color digital photos of the exteriors of all dwellings. The digital images will be installed on the Town’s computer system as part of the real estate property records.
If no one is available when they visit a home, the data collectors will verify all the exterior information and will return at another time to view the interior of the house.
The last town-wide reappraisal was done in 2007. If anyone has any questions they can call the Assessor's Office in the Town Office at 802 459-3333 Ext. 12. The Project is being run out of that office. The Assessor's Office will be updating the public as the Project progresses. The reappraisal firm will be scheduling informational public meetings as the Project moves ahead. The Project is scheduled for completion for the April 1, 2017 Grand List.
Front Porch Forum
Local Talk on Front Porch Forum
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Notice of Vacancy
In accordance with 24 V.S.A. 961(a), the Selectboard of the Town of Proctor hereby gives notice of a vacancy on the Planning Commission.
Persons wishing to be considered to fill the vacancy should submit a letter of interest to the Selectboard, 45 Main Street, Proctor, VT 05765.
The Selectboard will consider candidates until the position is filled.
Proctor Water Department
Consumer Confidence Report
Annually the Proctor Water Department prepares a Consumer Confidence Report providing details about where your water comes from, what it contains and how it compares to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and state standards. This report is designed to inform you about the quality of the water and services delivered to you every day.
Click here to view or download the report.
There is an error in the report: Effective July 1, 2016, the drinking water user rate will increase by $20 to $460 per year. The sewer user rate will increase by $5.00 to $430 per year..
Town of Proctor Maps
The following link will provide access to Proctor maps.
February 27 - Regular Selectboard Meeting - 6:00 p.m. at the Town Office Meeting Room
March 1 - Regular Beaver Pond Committee Meeting - 6:00 p.m. at the Town Office Meeting Room
March 2 - Regular Planning Commission Meeting - 6:30 p.m. at the Town Office Meeting Room
March 6 - Town Meeting - 7:00 p.m. at the Proctor Jr./Sr. High School
March 7 - Voting on Ballot Items - 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Proctor Jr./Sr. High School