Welcome to Concord!

Town Office Updates:

Offices are open to the public. Access to the Town Buildings will be restricted and face masks will be required.

 

NEK Community Broadband Update

Twenty-three NEK towns are slated to have broadband service by 2023, according to a new Study written by the technology infrastructure firm Tilson. The NEK Communications Union District was formed in March to bring high-speed internet to our region – the most rural, sparsely populated, and worst-served counties in the state. The following towns will get the first broadband buildouts: Albany, Barnet, Barton, Brighton, Burke, Concord, Coventry, Craftsbury, Derby, Glover, Greensboro, Groton, Hardwick, Irasburg, Lyndon, Newark, Newport, Ryegate, Sheffield, St. Johnsbury, Sutton, Walden and Waterford. Other towns in the region won’t go without broadband service in the meantime, as the district looks to connect existing fiber infrastructure to serve those areas. The study’s infrastructure plans describe a three-year timeline and construction is scheduled to start in July, 2021. 

Elected Offices To Be Filled at Town Meeting

  • Town Moderator (1 year term)
  • Selectboard (2 year term)
  • Selectboard (3 year term)
  • Library Trustee (5 year term)
  • Library Trustee (reminder of term, expire 2022)
  • Auditor (3 year term)
  • Constable (2 year term)

A Consent of Candidate Form must be submitted to the Town Clerk’s Office by January 25, 2021 at 5:00pm.

*Act 162—Waived Signature Requirements for nominating petitions*

Forms can be found at www.concordvt.us

Or email the Town Clerk at townclerk@conclerk.com

Or at https://sos.vermont.gov/elections/election-info-resources/candidates/local-office-candidates/

For any questions please call the Town Clerk, Cynthia Gaboriault at 802-695-2220 

THIS IS A REMINDER THAT ON
JULY 1, 2020, VERMONT STATE LAW: 

  • Bans disposal of food scraps in the trash or landfills,
  • Requires trash haulers to offer food scrap collection services to non-residential customers and apartments with 4 units or more, unless another hauler is willing to provide that service. Food scrap collection is also currently required by law for bag drop haulers.

Recycle Right! in the NEKWMD!

 

Help Our Community
Complete the Census! 

Responding to the 2020 Census in this time of social distancing makes a difference for the well-being of your neighbors and your community. Your response helps to direct billions of dollars in federal funds to your local community for health care, emergency response, schools, education programs, roads, and many other public services over the next 10 years. ​

It has never been easier to respond on your own, whether online, over the phone or by mail—all without having to meet a census taker.

To learn more, visit 2020census.gov.

 

The Town of Concord is very excited to announce the launch of the new NEK Gravel Rides Website. Through a Vermont Municipal Planning Grant, the towns of Concord and Burke initiated the NEK Gravel Rides project to encourage outdoor recreation in the region and promote visitation to town centers and businesses.

NEK Gravel Rides

 

Announcing a Special Funding Round! Downtown and Village Center tax credits available in January 2021

Vermont’s Downtown and Village Center tax credit program is one of the primary benefits of Downtown and Village Center designation, and supports revitalization in community centers across the state.

In January 2021, a special round of $700,000 in state income tax credits will be competitively available to projects that enhance the historic character and improve building safety of older and historic commercial and community buildings in these designated communities. The credits support general rehabilitation work, code compliance work, and façade improvements, and may be combined with the federal program.

Applications for the next round of tax credits are due Monday January 4, 2021 and the Vermont Downtown Board will make is allocation decisions by the end of January 2021. See the attached program guidelines and application.

Note: If you applied unsuccessfully to the program in July 2020, we encourage you to re-submit your application for the additional funding now available. You may re-submit your previous application and/or submit a updated and improved application.

I encourage all applicants to reach out to me with any questions about the program or the application. There is also a pre-recorded webinar available on our website which covers program basics, the scoring criteria, and how to compile a strong application for those looking for a competitive edge.

Applications must be submitted electronically
to caitlin.corkins@vermont.gov or to:
Caitlin Corkins
State of Vermont
Division for Community Planning & Revitalization
One National Life Drive
Davis Building, 6th Floor
Montpelier, VT 05620-0501

Tax Credit Guidelines

 

General Election Warning

Date: Tuesday, November 3, 2020
Time: 10 AM – 7 PM
Location: Concord Town Hall
456 Main St, Concord, VT 05824

Click here to view official Primary Voting results

 

SELECTBOARD                                       
ADMINASST@CONCLERK.COM

TREASURER                                               
TREASURER@CONCLERK.COM

TOWN CLERK                                            
TOWNCLERK@CONCLERK.COM

ZONING                                                      
ZONINGADMIN@CONCLERK.COM

PB/ZB SECRETARY                                    
MEGJOHNSON0301@GMAIL.COM

ASSESSOR                                                  
LISTERS@CONCLERK.COM

ROAD FOREMAN                                      
DTHORGALSEN@GMAIL.COM

ANIMAL CONTROL: 535-2764

TOWN GARAGE: 695-8144

FIRE CHIEF: 695-3330

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Official Return of Town Votes 2020

Official Return of Presidential Primary Votes 2020

2020 Voter Checklist

The 2019 Town Report is available by clicking here.

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Click here to view the Town of Concord, VT Map 

Click here to view Concord’s property values.

View the Concord All-Hazards Mitigation Plan Update

New Vermont Recording Fees as of July 1, 2019

2020 Tax Rates
Homestead: $2.2335
Non-Residential $2.4263
Taxes are due November 16, 2020

 

Dog Licensing Fees:
Spayed & Neutered: $9
Intact: $13

 

RESOURCES:

Constable – Denis LaMadeleine 

Animal Control Officer

Concord School Home Page

The Vermont Veterans’ Home

Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development

Vermont League of Cities and Towns Newsletters

Vermont Secretary of State’s Municipal Law Information

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