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.

Announcements

"Good Stuff"

August 22  Good Stuff:

The Beaver Pond recreation area will not require a Wetlands Permit. This is good news that allows improvements such as dredging and adding sand to the beach area.

Proctor Free Library

The Proctor Free Library welcomes Ron Krupp, gardening author Wednesday, September 7,2016 at 6:30 p.m. Ron will be discussing organic gardening methods, his gardening adventures, along with a slide show. Books will be available for purchase. Refreshments provided.

Join us for an entertaining and interesting evening.

For additional information please call 459-3539

Advertisement for Bids/Proposals

Separate sealed bids/proposals will be received by the Town of Proctor for the Proctor Fire Station Heating System Replacement and for a Proctor Fire Station Water Softener. Bids/Proposals  will be received at the Town Offices, 45 Main Street, Proctor, VT 05765 until 4:00 p.m. Monday September 12, 2016.   A pre bid meeting will be will be held at the Fire Station, 33 Main Street at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday September 7, 2016 to review project locations and specification.  Information for bidders/proposers is available at the Town Office or  by Clicking Here for the Heating System Replacement or by Clicking Here for the Water Softener.  Questions or requests for additional information should be directed to Stanley Wilbur, Town Manager at 802/459/3333 ex.13 or proctor_manager@comcast.com

All bids/proposals shall be submitted in separate sealed envelope marked on the outside with the words “Fire Station Heating System” or “Fire Station Water Softener”. Bids/Proposals will be opened and read aloud at the regular Selectboard meeting at 6:00 p.m. on September 12, 2016. 

Fire Hydrant Flushing

 The Proctor Water Department will be flushing fire hydrants the weeks of August 22 and August 29, 2016. Please contact the Water Department at 459-2501 or the Town Manager at 459-3333 ex.13 with any questions. During flushing users may experience cloudy water. Please run the water until the water clears. 

NOTICE OF ADOPTION OF MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE 

On August 8, 2016, the Selectboard of the Town of Proctor, Vermont, adopted a Beaver Pond Ordinance pursuant to Title 10 VSA Section 1424(f) and the authority of Title 24 VSA Chapter 59. This notice is published pursuant to 24 V.S.A. §1972 to inform the public of the ordinance and of the citizens’ right to petition for a vote to disapprove the ordinance.

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENTS TO ORDINANCE

Statement of Purpose

It is the purpose of this Ordinance to regulate the waters of Beaver Pond and adjacent Beaver Pond Park within the Town of Proctor in order to promote public health, safety and the welfare throughout the Town of Proctor.

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NOTICE OF AMENDMENT OF MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE

On August 22, 2016, the Selectboard of the Town of Proctor, Vermont, adopted amendments to the existing Public Drinking Water System Rules and Regulations pursuant to 24 V.S.A. Chapters 89 and 129. This notice is published pursuant to 24 V.S.A. §1972 to inform the public of these amendments and of the citizens’ right to petition for a vote to disapprove these amendments. 

SUMMARY OF AMENDMENTS TO ORDINANCE

Statement of Purpose

To establish minimum standards governing the design, construction, installation, control, and operation of the public drinking water system to protect of the health and safety of the Town of Proctor and of the general public. 

Principal Provisions

Amendments to the Ordinance to require that all properties within reasonable distance from the Water System mains be connected to the System, that the owners take and pay for the service, to prohibit future disconnection, and bar further development or replacement of existing alternative water sources, are as follows: 

Article I – General Provisions

Sec. 4    The property owner of any existing, new or improved lot benefited, improved, served or accommodated by the Proctor Water System, or to which the Proctor Water System is available, or which is within 1500 feet of a building or structure, shall connect such improved lot, including all facilities utilized for the conveyance of potable water therein, at his/her expense, in such a manner as the Town may require within ninety (90) days after the postmark date of such notice to the owner from the Town to make such connection, for the purpose of delivery of potable water to such improved lot from the Proctor Water System, subject to such limitations and restrictions as shall be established herein or otherwise shall be established by the Town from time to time. 

Sec. 5    All existing properties of customers, property owners, rate payers and users of the Proctor Water System are required to remain connected to the Proctor Water System. Any wells or springs currently being used as sources of potable water may continue to be so used, but further development or replacement of them as water sources shall be prohibited. 

Article IV – Disconnection and Restoration of Service

Sec. 5    Deleted  

The remainder of the Ordinance is unchanged. 

FULL TEXT

The full text of the ordinance is available at the Town Clerk’s Office, 45 Main Street, Proctor, Vermont and maybe examined during regular office hours. 

CITIZENS’ RIGHT TO PETITION FOR VOTE

Title 24 V.S.A. §1973 grants the citizens the right to petition for a vote at a special or annual Town Meeting to disapprove ordinance amendments adopted by the Selectboard. To exercise this right, citizens must present to the Selectboard or the Town Clerk a petition for a vote on the question of disapproving the amendments signed by not less than five percent (5%) of the Town’s qualified voters. The petition must be presented within forty-four (44) days following the date of the adoption of the amendments. Unless a petition requesting a vote is filed pursuant to 24 V.S.A. §1973, the amended Animal Control Ordinance shall become effective sixty (60) days from the date of said adoption. 

PERSON TO CONTACT

Additional information pertaining to this Ordinance may be obtained by contacting the Town Clerk or the Town Manager at the Town Office located at 45 Main Street, Proctor, Vermont, 05765 or by calling 802-459-3333 during regular office hours.

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 Proctor Reappraisal

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 will begin canvassing the Town this month. The 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

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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.

Dated this      2nd   day of     November    , 2015

William Champine, Chair

Proctor Selectboard

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.

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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. 

  http://www.caigisonline.com/proctorvt/

 

Events

September 1  - Regular Planning Commission Meeting - 6:30 p.m. at the Town Office Meeting Room

September 7 - Regular Beaver Pond Committee Meeting - 6:00 p.m. at the Town Office Meeting Room

September 12 - Regular Selectboard Meeting - 6:00 p.m. at the Town Office Meeting Room

September 13 - Special Town Office Building Committee Meeting - 6:00 p.m. at the Proctor Elementary School

September 26 - Regular Selectboard Meeting - 6:00 p.m. at the Town Office Meeting Room

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