Town of Stockbridge Property Reappraisal Update

Official Change of Appraisal Notices have gone to the printer and the booklets will be mailed to all property owners by the end of May. The booklet outlines the appraisal and hearing processes and includes the grievance appeal form. Due to the COVID-19 social distancing guidelines, all hearings will be held remotely either by phone or using Google Meet. Informal hearings will be held remotely on: June 3-5, 2020 9 am – 12 noon and 1 pm – 4 pm. Formal grievance hearings will be held remotely on: June 10-12, 2020 9 am – 12 noon and 1 pm – 4 pm. Complete detailed instructions and contact information on how to schedule an appointment and deadlines for requesting an appeal are in the booklet that you will receive.

Stockbridge Central School Registration for 2020/2021 is now open.

Stockbridge Central School is now registering students for the 2020/2021 school year. Please click the link below to register your student for our preschool program (for both 3 & 4 year olds) or kindergarten program.   If you are new to the area and have older students please contact the school directly for more information @ 234-9248.  We are a small school with a big heart and our academic offerings are vast, with both our Kindergarten and Preschool classrooms offering outdoor education and winter wellness (with ski lessons).  If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Lindy Stetson @ lstetson@wrvsu.org.  If you  would like to register your child today please use the following link: SCS Preschool & Kindergarten Registration Thank you and we look forward to meeting you soon! 

Message from Department of the 2020 US Census

The Decennial US Census has started; Response Lagging in our town!

On March 12, the online portal and the telephone bank at US Census opened for response. To date, millions of households have already responded to this critical questionnaire, which will determine how 675 billion dollars each year is allocated to the states.  As of April 1, response rates are as follows:

National:  36.2% Vermont: 29.4% Stockbridge: 7.2%

As you can see, Vermonters are responding at lower rates than the nation.  Residents should not wait to receive a form.   In fact, you can respond from the comfort of your home without ever interacting with a census taker!

You have two options: First, you can go online at 2020Census.gov and complete your Census quickly and securely. The first question will ask for a 12-digit number; if you have not received that yet, just skip the question and continue with the rest of the form.  If you prefer not to use the internet, you can call, toll-free, 844-330-2020, and speak with a live person who will take your information entirely over the phone.  There are only nine questions on all census questionnaires, so this will take you no more than 10 minutes!

Meals on Wheels, Medicare, school funding, transportation planning, and first responders all rely on the numbers that the Census produces.  Make sure our area is counted, completely and accurately, by being proactive and responding TODAY!

Thomas T Simmons, Partnership Specialist Windham/Windsor Counties VT Sullivan County NH U.S. Census Bureau (802) 491- 7856 Thomas.T.Simmons@2020Census.gov  census.gov Shape your future. START HERE> 2020census.gov

ABLE WASTE FAST TRASH UPDATE

The Fast Trash Service is still in process at the Town Office on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month. ABLE Waste has asked us to ensure that anyone droppng off trash has the exact change and that they respect the 6 foot social distancing rules.