Town Fair is the annual conference of the Vermont League of Cities and Towns that encompasses member training, annual meetings (VLCT, PACIF, and VERB), as well as an exhibitor trade show. To learn more, you can read a first-time attendee's impressions of Town Fair 2014 here, scan this year’s offerings in the August-September 2015 VLCT News, and download a VLCT Voting Delegate Form here.
The draft version of the 2016 VLCT Municipal Policy, which will guide VLCT’s advocacy efforts in 2016, is now posted here. To propose an amendment to any of the language, please fill out this form and return it to VLCT by Friday, October 2.
PACIF members: the application to renew your municipality's PACIF coverage for 2016 is in your hands now. Please follow all the instructions in the cover letter conscientiously and contact a VLCT PACIF Underwriter immediately if you have any questions. Completed applications need to be returned to VLCT by Friday, October 9. Save postage by handing your paperwork to Vicky Abare, Pam Fecteau, or Susan Benoit at Town Fair in Killington on Thursday the 8th!
KnowledgeWave, a Microsoft Learning Partner located in South Burlington, has replaced its Log on to Learn program with a new KnowledgeWave Learning Site. More information is on our new KnowledgeWave web page, which is located under Marketplace. VLCT members that use Microsoft programs can receive a group discount on the wide range of KnowledgeWave’s online training and application support.
The Template for Group Net Metering Agreements [Word docx] [pdf file] can help municipal and school district officials through the process of “going solar” and can be modified to suit specific goals and financial needs.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has extended the public comment period on the Phosphorus Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) for the 12 Vermont segments of Lake Champlain until Thursday, October 15, 2015. The Lake Champlain TMDLs are posted here.
The Public Service Department is hosting five hearings around the state in October on its draft Comprehensive Energy Plan to solicit Vermonters’ thoughts on the state’s energy future. The goal of the plan is to meet 90% of the state’s energy needs by renewable energy in 2050. You can shape how Vermont achieves this goal. Learn more about the plan and the hearings or comment on the plan here.
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This YouTube video gives a quick overview of one way we are helping PACIF members' employees get serious about wellness. Studies show that healthy workers are injured less often and recover more quickly than unhealthy ones. In each One-to-One Wellness Consultation, Heidi Joyce spends 30 minutes with a single employee to get a handle on his or her wellness status and develop customized strategies for improving. Members just need to schedule several consultations for a single day so Heidi can share her know-how and enthusiasm.