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Bridgewater, Vermont

The Bridgewater Town Clerk's Office is open Monday - Thursday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.  Phone number (802)672-3334 x1.  Fax number  (802)672-5395.  The Town Office mailing/physical address is 45 Southgate Loop, Bridgewater, VT 05034.  Appointments are required for land record research.  The Town Clerk's Office is closed on all Federal & State Holidays.

Please note new phone system:  After dialing 672-3334 and reaching the general answering message; you will be prompted to dial by extension to reach the Town Clerk x1, Town Treasurer x2, Listers x3 and Highway Dept. x4.  

New email addresses:   Town Clerk-clerk@bridgewatervt.org,  Treasurer-treasurer@bridgewatervt.org, Town Administrator at townadmin@bridgewatervt.org and Listers-listers@bridgewatervt.org.

Highway Department: Garage Phone:672-5379 - Winter hours are Monday-Friday 7:00 am to 3:00 pm or per weather conditions. Summer hours are Monday-Thursday 7:00 am to 5:00 pm.  Any concerns or questions regarding the Bridgewater Highways should be directed to Stephen Tarleton, Road Commissioner at 802-281-2760 or email at starleton.bridgewater@gmail.com.  Road Foreman-Randy Kennedy.

Fire Warden:  Ed Earle can be reached at 802-353-2620.  Please call for permission to burn natural wood or debris.  

Town Health Officer: Corey Solitaire  210-243-9573 email: corey.solitaire@gmail.com

Town Constable: John Blanchard  802-952-9013  email: johnblanchard420@yahoo.com

Important: Woodstock Library card- free to all Bridgewater residents.

Solid Waste and Recycling - Greater Upper Valley Solid Waste Management District windshield stickers for 2023-24 are $30.00 ($15.00 for second sticker in same household)  Coupons (punch cards) are $50.00 each. Universal Recycling Act 148 took effect July 1st.  Call 802-674-4474 for information or www.guvswd.org, office hours are Monday - Friday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Effective May 19, 2020 the facility will be open from 8am to 4pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.  

ABLE Waste Management - Saturday morning Fast Trash located at the Town Garage from 8:00 to 12:00 pm.  Wednesday afternoons from 2:00 - 5:00 at Bridgewater Village location.  Curb side pick-up is also available.  Contact ABLE at 802-672-3569 for pick up and recycling information. 

As of July 1, 2020 - State law bans food scraps from the landfill.  Go to www.scrapfoodwast.com to learn how to reduce food waste, manage your scrapes and learn about backyard composting.  See Compost with Confidence fact sheet under the Helpful Links tab.  ABLE Waste has bags to purchase for your food scraps.  $4.00 for a 13-gallon extreme duty bag.  $6.00 for a 33-gallon extreme duty large yard debris only.  Purchase bag from ABLE for $4.00, use/fill at home, tie bag by hand, bring to Fast Trash, place in Food Scrap Container.  No other containers of food scraps will be accepted at Fast Trash locations.

NEW: Pay your sewer and property taxes online using the Property and Sewer Tax Information tab.  These payments are processed through the MuniciPay Program.  There is a processing fee of 2.65% for credit card transactions and $1.50 for an e-check transactions.  Reminder to all taxpayers: any and all taxes or portion thereof that remain unpaid after the due date are subject to 1% (first 3 months then 1.5% thereafter) interest fee and 8% penalty fee.  Please allow enough time (3-5 days) for processing within banking systems.

Cemetery Plot rates increased from $350.00 to $500.00 per lot as of January 1, 2019.                                    

REMINDER: All dogs and wolf-hybrids, 6 months of age and older, must be licensed with the Town Clerk each year on or before April 1st.  A current rabies certificate is needed for each animal.  Please check with town clerk to see if your dog needs a current rabies shot.  The rates for licenses before April 1st are $9.00 nor neutered/spayed dogs and $13.00 for unaltered dogs.  After April 1st rates increase to $11.00 for neutered/spayed and $17.00 for un-altered dog.  The Bridgewater Selectboard has adopted a new/revised Dog Ordinance that took effect November 9, 2019.  Ordinance can be found under the Forms, Ordinances and Policies Tab.

Selectboard Meetings -   2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month unless otherwise posted. All meetings begin at 6:00 pm. Please see "Rules of Procedure for the Town of Bridgewater" Section F for Public Participation under the Forms, Ordinances and Policy tab.   Meetings are now being conducted by "Hybrid", in person and zoom.  Zoom link will be posted on each meeting agenda.  Zoom meeting videos can be found on the top section of the Meeting Minutes Page.  Meetings are held in the Selectboard Room, west end of building.   If you have an item that you would like to discuss with the board, please contact Vicky Young, Administrative Asst. to get added to the meeting agenda.  Agendas are usually posted on the Thursday, before the Tuesday meeting.  Vicky can be reached at 802-672-3334 x3 or Townadmin@bridgewatervt.org.  Office hours are Monday-Thursday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.  

 Note: Selectboard meeting time change to 6:00 pm beginning with the April 23rd. meeting.  Next scheduled meetings will be on June 11th and 25th.

 THE HUB: If you live in Barnard, Bridgewater, Killington, Pomfret, Plymouth, Reading or Woodstock and were impacted by the recent flood event, please contact the HUB for financial assistance, with flood-related emergencies.  Phone: 802-457-7214 email: apply@thehubneighbors.org, pick up an application outside the Ottauquechee Health Foundation office at Simmons House, 30 Pleasant St., Woodstock.

Free Covid Tests are available at the Town Office Monday-Thursday, 8:00am to 4:00pm.

Notice: The Town Clerk's Office will be closed from Monday, June 10th through Friday June 21st. Land Records between 1930-2022 have been scanned and can be found on the website at the Land Record portal. Copies of tax bills can be obtained from Melissa Spear, Town Treasurer and Lister/Assessment cards can be obtained from Vicky Young or at the VGSI website.

 Household Hazardous Waste collection event (only 1 this year due to costs) is scheduled for Saturday, July 27, 2024, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Hartford Transfer Station, 2570 North Hartland Road (Rt 5), White River Jct., VT

 Lister Grievances: Friday, June 21st and Saturday, June 22nd, 2024.  The Lister's will hear appeals of taxpayers aggrieved by actions of the listers from whom timely grievances have been received.  To be timely, such grievance notice must be received (postmarks not accepted) by the close of business on the 19th day of June 2024.  Grievance appointments can be scheduled by calling Victoria Young at 802-672-3334 x3.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                       

                                                                                                           

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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