VTrans Presents Proposed Bridge Options

On December 1, the Wolcott Select Board spent the bulk of the meeting listening to a presentation from engineer Laura Stone of VTrans about options for the School Street bridge.

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Board Reviews Budget Requests, Discusses Town Position

WOLCOTT – The Wolcott Select Board heard budget requests from the library, the fire department, and parks and recreation at last Wednesday’s meeting. Vice chair Kurt Klein presented a high-level view of the budget, and both he and Linda Martin talked about the necessity of continuing with a town administrator position in some form after Randall Szott’s recent departure. 

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Wolcott Board Talks Infrastructure, Broadband

At its October 20 meeting the Wolcott Select Board had a slew of updates from chair Linda Martin and Lucien Gravel regarding road work in progress. The board also discussed broadband, both in terms of what it could offer the NEK Broadband Communications Union District (CUD) and in terms of a new option being tested by the town for its own broadband needs. The Lamoille County Planning Commission’s (LCPC) Alec Jones asked for and received support for a childcare study. As budget season nears, the town also heard from Animal Control Officer Dean Mercier on a small request, as well as a request from the Athletic Association.

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Wolcott Elementary Recognized for Learning Environment

WOLCOTT – Wolcott Elementary School has “attained the VTPBIS School of Recognition for 2021,” the school notified people via its Twitter last week. PBIS is an acronym for Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports, which many schools both in Vermont and around the country implement. It works as a framework, and in Vermont is intended to influence the school’s culture. 

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Wolcott Previews Proposed Community Forest

On Sunday, a group of roughly two dozen Wolcott residents braved drippy weather for, in the town’s words “a public site walk of the proposed Wolcott Community Forest” led by Vermont Trust for Public Land (TPL) Senior Project Manager Kate Wanner. Wolcott Select Board chair Linda Martin was also along for the tour.

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