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Guilford Vehicle Break-ins

The Town received information from the Vermont State Police notifying us that there have been nearly a dozen break-ins to vehicles over the past three weeks. A majority of the incidents have happened on Guilford Center Road and Weatherhead Hollow Road.The VSP cautions residents and advises everyone to lock your vehicles and remove all valuables at night.

ELECTION ANNOUNCEMENT

General Election – November 3, 2020
Polling Location: Broad Brook Community Center,

3940 Guilford Center Rd, Guilford, VT

Polls will be open from 10 am to 7 pm

Due to covid-19 all active registered voters will be mailed a ballot by the State of Vermont in late September, which you should receive by the first week of October. If you have not received your ballot by October 9, call the Town Clerk’s Office at 802-254-6857.

Once you have completed the ballot and placed it in the signed certificate envelope, you may either

  • mail it in the return envelope to Town of Guilford, 236 School St, Guilford, VT 05301, (remember to give it plenty of time to be delivered), or
  • bring it to the town office in person. We will have a drop box inside on the counter to minimize contact. Please wear a mask to enter the building. If you have concerns about entering the building, please call the Town Clerk.

If you decide to come to the polls on November 3rd, bring your ballot with you and return it to be counted. All ballots must be received by November 3rd at 7:00 pm in order to be counted. At the polls you will be required to wear a mask, use hand sanitizer, and please allow extra time, as social distancing rules will be in effect.

VOTER REGISTRATION and EARLY/ABSENTEE BALLOT REQUESTS

We encourage all voters to visit their My Voter Page to update their registration address, including their physical AND mailing addresses, and request an absentee ballot to be mailed to them, if you have not already done so. The My Voter Page is now found at https://mvp.vermont.gov. If you encounter problems logging into your My Voter Page, please contact the Town Clerk’s office at 802-254-6857 for assistance. People can also register to vote using the online voter registration page at https://olvr.vermont.gov. Note that both of these links have been updated.

Vermont has same day voter registration, however to save time on Election Day is it advisable to register in advance to vote by contacting the Town Clerk’s Office or online at https://olvr.vermont.gov/ .

If you are already registered to vote in the town you live in, you do not need to register again. To verify your registration, or change your address within the town, contact your town clerk or go online to https://www.mvp.vermont.gov/                                 

Road Closure

Tater Lane will be closed to through traffic from Monday 08.17.2020 through Friday 09.12.2020 due to a large culvert replacement. Please call the Town Office if you have any questions.

NOTICE TO TAXPAYERS

Notice is hereby given in accord with 32 V.S.A. Section 4111 that the undersigned listers within and for the Town of Guilford have this day completed the abstract of individual lists (the abstract) of property owners as of the first day of April, 2020.

The listers have this same day lodged the abstract in the office of the clerk for the inspection of taxpayers.

On the 20th day of July, 2020 at 3:00 pm until 6:00 pm the undersigned listers will meet at the Guilford Town Office, to hear appeals of taxpayers aggrieved by actions of the listers from whom timely grievances have been received.

To be timely, such grievance must be in writing and received (postmarks not accepted) by 3:00 pm on the 20th day of July, 2020.

At the close of grievance hearings, the listers shall make such corrections in the abstract as we determined upon hearing or otherwise.

Unless cause to the contrary is shown, the contents of said abstract will, for the tax year 2020, become the grand list of the town of each taxpayer named therein.

            Signed at Guilford in the County of Windham this 3rd day of July 2020

                                    Shaun Murphy

                                    Richard Smith

                                    Lisa Barry Assessor/Clerk

Due to the health threat caused by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and recommendations based on public health, we will not be holding face-to-face grievance hearings this year. If you wish to grieve, you MUST submit a grievance in writing by the date indicated in this notice. You are entitled to state the grievance in a hearing. If you wish to be heard in a live format in addition to submitting your grievance in writing, please provide us with a phone number where we can reach you for a phone grievance or online video conferencing platform. If we are unable to reach you on grievance day at the number you provide, and you do not return our call by the end of grievance hearings, we will decide your grievance based upon the materials provided with your written grievance.

Town Office Hours

Please note that the Guilford Town Office hours have changed. The Office is now open Monday through Thursday 7:00am until 5:00pm.