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Legislative Alert: Project-Based Tax Increment Financing Pilot Program (S.33)

On Thursday morning, the House Ways and Means Committee will take up S.33, the bill that would establish a Project-Based Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Pilot Program and make it available to smaller communities. This program would be one of the only tools available for local governments to invest in infrastructure improvements that spur economic recovery and growth.

Request State-Level Loan for Municipal Education Fund Payments

April 13, 2020 – VLCT Advocacy has forwarded to the appropriate legislative committees – House Ways and Means, Senate Finance, and both Government Operations – a letter from Colchester Town Manager Aaron Frank urging the state to borrow the amount of unpaid education property tax dollars that are necessary to make the education fund whole, instead of individual municipalities.

USDA to Help Rural Communities Affected by COVID-19

WASHINGTON, April 8, 2020 – USDA Rural Development has taken a number of immediate actions to help rural residents, businesses, and communities affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.

Read the full announcement in the PDF linked below to learn more about the opportunities USDA Rural Development is implementing to provide immediate relief to its customers, partners, and stakeholders.

Fire Department Rosters due to PACIF 1/1 or 1/10

If your FD gets its workers’ compensation coverage through PACIF, its 2017 roster – with complete role and pay information – is due at the beginning of the year! Departments in which no one receives any kind of pay for any fire department activities must submit their rosters by January 1st. Departments that have any personnel who receive pay – whether it is per-call, per-training, a stipend, or wages – have until January 10th.
 

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