New office hours for City Hall. Vergennes City Hall Office Hours are now Monday – Thursday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. On Fridays, our office will be closed to the public for walk-ins. For additional information, please contact Ron Redmond, City Manager at email@example.com
or 802-238-5598 (voice or text).
Vergennes Receives $3 Million Federal Appropriation for Macdonough Pump Station improvements! Our sincere thanks to Senator Patrick Leahy and staff (Tom Berry, Andrew Bahrenburg and Chris Saunders) for securing a federal appropriation of $3 million through the EPA's State and Tribal Assistant Grant or STAG program. This $3 million is the first of three appropriations Leahy's office is advancing in the US Senate; this funding will be directed to the Macdonough Pump Station improvements. Where are we with our Wastewater Treatment Facility Upgrade Project? Preliminary engineering, as part of the Long Term Control Plan, is underway for the Macdonough Pump Station and scheduled to be completed in December 2021. Construction phase could begin by June 2022.
Otter Creek Docks CLOSED on Falls Park side until further notice: The engineering firm Hoyle Tanner & Associates, Inc. has led an inspection of the Falls Park docks and determined the sheet piling retaining wall from the water side is in very poor shape and is at risk of a shear or flexure failure. This area will continue to be closed to the public until it is repaired. Hoyle Tanner will assess conceptual alternatives to stabilize the wall in a temporary condition (for approximately 2-5 years) until the full replacement can be constructed. More information to follow, particularly a rough cost estimate.
Land Records and Maps Going Online. Land records (for a 40-year search) and interactive tax maps will be available online by this Fall, 2021. Full search capability, back to the late 1800s, will be our next project! Also on our FY 22 "to do" list: initiating on-line payment capability for sewer fees and property taxes.