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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October 9 - Good Stuff:
The following groups/organizations were recognized for their outstanding service to the Proctor community: Thank you to the Town employees for a well-run Free Dump Day. Thank you to Selectboard Chair Bill Champine for once again donating his time to be on sight at the Free Dump Day. Homecoming is October 14, 2017 games begin at 10:00 a.m.
NOTICE OF AMENDMENT
OF MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE
On August 28, 2017, the Selectboard of the Town of Proctor, Vermont, amended the Firearm Discharge Ordinance pursuant to Title 24 V.S.A. Section 2291 (8) and 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 AMENDMENT TO ORDINANCE
Statement of Purpose
It is the purpose of this amendment is to regulate the discharge of firearms within the Town of Proctor along Florence Road in order to promote public health, safety and the welfare throughout the Town of Proctor.
This amendment extends the boundary of the discharge limitations area defined in the Firearms Discharge Ordinance to include an area 300 feet either side of the center line of Florence Road from the Florence Road/Beaver Pond intersection northly through lands now or formerly owned by Omya, Inc. and Town of Proctor to the northly property lines of lands now or formerly owned by Omya, Inc. and Town of Proctor.
Article IV – Discharge Limitations is amended to add the following description:
Sec. 2. “thence westerly along the northerly R/W line of Florence Road to a point 300 feet easterly of the Florence Road/Beaver Pond Road Intersection; thence northly along a line 300 feet easterly of the centerline of Florence Road, through lands now or formally owned by Omya, Inc., 60 Florence Road, to a point on the northerly property line of lands now or formerly owned by Omya, Inc. 300 feet southeasterly of the centerline of Florence Road: thence northwesterly 283.5 feet along the northerly property line of lands now or formerly owned by Omya, Inc. to the easterly R/W of Florence Road; thence northwesterly 49.5 feet across Florence Road to a point on the westerly R/W of Florence Road; thence southwesterly along the westerly R/W of Florence Road to the southerly property line of 1349 Florence Road; thence northwesterly along the southerly property line of 1349 Florence Road and an extension of the southerly property line of 1349 Florence Road across the former Clarendon & Pittsford Railroad R/W and lands now or formerly owned by the Town of Proctor to a point 300 feet northwesterly of the center line of Florence Road; thence southerly along a line 300 feet westerly of the centerline of Florence Road through lands now or formerly owned by Town of Proctor, 1251 Florence Road, and lands now or formally owned by Omya, Inc., 60 Florence Road, to a point 300 feet westerly of the intersection of Florence Road and Beaver Pond Road, thence easterly to a point on the westerly R/W of Beaver Pond Road; thence southerly along the westerly R/W of Beaver Pond Road to the former Clarendon & Pittsford Railroad;”
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 ordinances 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 ordinance 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 ordinance. Unless a petition requesting a vote is filed pursuant to 24 V.S.A. §1973, the Firearms Discharge 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 Water Department
Fire Hydrant Flushing Public Notice
The Proctor Water Department will be flushing fire hydrants from October 30 through November 17, 2017. 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.
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.
Town of Proctor Maps
The following link will provide access to Proctor maps.
October 23 - Regular Selectboard Meeting - 6:00 p.m. at the Town Office Meeting Room
November 1 - Regular Beaver Pond Committee Meeting - 6:00 p.m. at the Town Office Meeting
November 2 - Regular Planning Commission Meeting - 6:30 p.m. at the Town Office Meeting Room
November 13 - Regular Selectboard Meeting - 6:00 p.m. at the Town Office Meeting Room
November 27 - Regular Selectboard Meeting - 6:00 p.m. at the Town Office Meeting Room