- Town of Plainfield Job Opportunity: Road Foreman Seeking applicants for Road Foreman for July 1, 2022. Job description is available here. Please contact Town Clerk Linda Wells to obtain a job application and submit with a resume and a statement of your qualifications. Linda Wells may be reached at 802-454-8461 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
- Town of Plainfield Job Opportunity: Assistant Town Clerk The Town of Plainfield is seeking applicants for the role of Assistant Town Clerk for the Town of Plainfield. This position will be temporary until such time the current Town Clerk retires in September 2022 and the Assistant Clerk can step into the Town Clerk position. The Clerk position is an annual elected position in Plainfield therefore applicants must reside in the Town of Plainfield. This position will include a variety of tasks including administrative duties, responding to telephone calls, assistance with updating the voter checklist, preparation of elections including reporting to the Secretary of State, maintaining personnel records, annual town report, working with committees and the Selectboard on town issues, town building maintenance, records retention, grant research and preparation, and other duties as needed. Please submit your resume by mail to: Town of Plainfield Clerk, PO Box 217, Plainfield, VT 05667, or in person to the town clerk’s office at 149 Main Street, Plainfield, VT, or send by email to email@example.com.
- Seeking volunteers to serve on Plainfield's American Rescue Plan Act Advisory Committee Here's the application. Plainfield has received $188,622.33 in American Rescue Plan Act funds and will be receiving a total of $377,245 in ARPA funds. The Advisory Committee will consider what ARPA funds can be used for, what the Town's needs are, and any proposals for the use of the funds and provide the Select Board the committee's wisdom. These are one-time funds, and care needs to be taken in making the important decision of how to best use these funds for our community. For information about what these funds can be used for, go to our News from the Select Board page.
- Green Up Day This is to let Plainfield residents know that you are welcome to begin picking up roadside debris any time now. Green Up bags are now available to pick up on the porch of the Municipal Building. Please do not ask Linda or Carol about them, just stop by and take the number of bags you’ll need. Then begin picking up litter at your convenience. Please hang on to your filled bags and take them to the trailer at the Town Garage on Green Up Day, Saturday May 7th, from 10AM-4PM. DO NOT leave your bags along the road as some towns do. More bags and other supplies will be available at the Rec Field, as usual, from 10AM – Noon on Green Up Day, May 7th. You’ll also be able to reserve a particular place or stretch of road or see if it’s been spoken for, which will save you time and energy.
Green Up Day does not have a policy for handling recyclables, but if you keep them separated from the other trash and they are relatively clean, we’ll put them in special bags at the Town Garage, and the haulers will be sure they are handled appropriately. We are looking forward to Twinfield students participating in our town effort again, after being out of the loop for the past two years due to the pandemic. They plan to clean up some of our roads on Thursday, May 5th.
Thank you and remember to be safe when you’re walking along the road: wear gloves, check for ticks, don’t touch needles, and always face oncoming traffic!!
Please contact Becky Atchinson if you have questions. 479-4326 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- The mask mandate issued by the Select Board on January 4th and renewed on February 1, 2022 has been allowed to expire. Please continue to be thoughtful about how you and your family members can help prevent the spread of COVID 19. Being fully vaccinated and boostered helps stop the spread of this infection. Wearing a mask does so as well.
- Help from a new Federal program which offers financial assistance to residential property owners, including owner-occupied multi-family properties with up to four units, whose drinking water well and/or septic system may be close to failing or have already failed, helping ensure all Vermonters have access to safe, reliable drinking water and adequate wastewater disposal. More information about this program authorized as part of H.R.1319 - American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 - is available at https://anr.vermont.gov/content/arpa-vermont .3
- Many thanks to community members who serve Plainfield on various boards! We are delighted to have a few new appointees: Milena Yasus is our new Twinfield School Director. Mary Niebling has been appointed to the Development Review Board term ending April 2023. Ryan Gillard has been appointed to the Recreation Committee. And Plainfield Fire Chief Greg Light and Emergency Management Director Sasha Thayer serve on the Central Vermont Regional Emergency Management Committee.: Milena Yasus has been elected school director for The Town of Plainfield on the Twinfield School Board after her appointment last year.
- Interested in serving? Our Planning Commission and our Conservation Commission could use additional members. Please send a letter of interest and resume to: Linda Wells, Plainfield Town Clerk, PO Box 217, Plainfield, VT 05667.
- Are you interested in more background about the Pedestrian Bridge Project, or the Brook Road Bridge Replacement Project, or the Route 2-Main Street Intersection Remediation Project? Background documents are available on Plainfield's website. The Brook Road Bridge Replacement project is on the Select Board Meeting agenda for August 3rd from 7:30 to 8:30 PM.
- We've still got work if you're interested! If you are looking for some additional income consider serving the Town as our part-time Town maintenance manager - hours are flexible. We also are looking for a part-time constable and a part-time web administrator, the latter being a contract position. Contact the Town Clerk's office to apply, phone: 454-8461 or email: email@example.com .
- Join Plainfield's R.A.T.S. coalition! Recycle All Table Scraps is part of Plainfield's response to the new mandatory composting laws. We're calling on everyone who eats food to join us to be part of the solution!
- Please don't flush wipes! Here's why!