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NEK Community Announcements

2022 Legislative Breakfast Forums

  • May 16 – North Country Chamber of Commerce, 8:00 am / Moderator: Bill Davies. e-mail [email protected] for Zoom (or) in-person information. Forum recordings can be found on YouTube.

  • May 23 – NEK Chamber of Commerce, 8:00 am / Co-hosts: Darcie McCann & Laural Ruggles. Forums will be recorded with links found on the NEK Chamber Facebook page www.nekchamber.com.

May is St. Johnsbury Bike Month!

Events are sponsored by Link, NEKProsper, St. Johnsbury Town Energy Committee & Local Motion. For more information go to: nekprosper.org/outcomes/physically-healthy/ .

  • E-Bike Demos – May 5th, 3:00 pm / St J School Walk & Roll to School Day

  • Bike Fair – May 14th

  • Family Bike Ride – May 15th / St. J to Danville

  • E-Bike Lending Library – April 15th – May 18th / Reserve your e-bike at www.localmotion.org/travelingebikes .

Green Up Day is May 7th

This annual statewide event was launched in 1970 to promote the stewardship of our state’s natural landscape and waterways, and raise public awareness about the benefits of a litter-free environment. Pick up Green Up bags and get out in the community on Saturday, May 7th to clean up your neighborhood after the long winter! Keep VERMONT beautiful. As volunteers we can make a difference!

Late ARPA Project & Expenditure Report?

Local municipalities will not be penalized if the first annual Project & Expenditure Report is late as a result of access issues to Treasury’s portal. If you were not able to complete your reporting by the April 30th deadline, please contact Annie McLean for assistance. [email protected] NVDA is here to help with everything ARPA.

Lamoille Valley Rail Trail Scheduled for Completion This Fall

The long anticipated four-seasons recreation trail will run 93 miles from St. Johnsbury to Swanton. In addition to providing a smooth, safe surface on which to walk, run or ride (horseback, bicycle or snowmobile), the trail corridor is expected to bolster the economies of the towns through which it passes. In the NEK, those towns are Hardwick, Greensboro, Stannard, Walden, Danville and St. Johnsbury.

The segment between West Danville and Hardwick will be finished by November 12. Effective July 1st, the trails will be under the management of VTrans, and VAST will play a prominent role during the winter months.

Visit the website to stay informed and to see how the public can provide input on the LVRT: Here

Landlord Repair Program

The VT Rental Housing Investment Program VHIP provides funding for rental property owners to cover the cost of bringing vacant and blighted rental units back on the rental market. RuralEdge, the local Homeownership Center for the NEK, will assist landlords to repair and improve their rental units and address health & safety issues and code violations. Maximum grant $30,000 per unit. Visit the website for more information. Questions? Contact David Deluca, [email protected] (802) 535-3555.

State Surplus Property Launches Online Showroom

Are you looking for office furniture, audio visual equipment, computer supplies, vehicles? The state has a wide assortment of affordable surplus …….

Source: https://vermontbiz.com/news/2022/may/03/may-2022-news-announcements-nvda

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