Planning Commission Meeting

Residents and non-resident property owners of the Town of Bridport are hereby warned to appear at the Bridport Town Offices at 7:05 p.m. on Wednesday October 8,2019 to hear the application of Champlainside Farms LLC.

The applicant proposes to subdivide parcel 06-018.1 located at 858 Lake Street into parcels of 9.9 +/- acres and 7.3 +/- acres with remainder of 52.8 acres.

Interested person(s) may forfeit the right to appeal the decision of the Town of Bridport Board of Zoning Adjustment or Planning Commission if they fail to participate by; attending and speaking, submitting a signed letter of concern or are represented by an authorized person.

Ed Payne - Zoning Administrator

Cemetery Headstone Replacement Notice

BRIDPORT CEMETERY

HEADSTONE REPLACEMENT NOTICE

The Bridport Board of Cemetery Commissioners gives this notice that due to the poor condition of any headstones (gravestones) for the following eight deceased persons whose lots are located in Bridport’s Pine Hill Cemetery; the headstones are planned to be replaced beginning as of October 18, 2019: Hiram Smith (March 17, 1793 to May 10, 1867); Charles C. Rice (July 14, 1821 to April 11, 1824); William Brasted (died May 25, 1858, age 80? years); Laura A. Hulbert (died Sept. 19, 1852 or 1853, age 30 years); William Baldwin (died May 15 or 16, 1860, age 83 years); Lovina Baldwin (died Feb. 28, 1829, age 21 or 24 years); David Burwell (died April 24, 1832, age 67 years); and Edgar Sunderland (Sept. 21, 1813 to May 8, 1868). If any of the respective relatives of said deceased persons wish to claim any such removed headstones, you need to make arrangements to do so by October 17, 2019, with David A. Bronson, address 991 Torrey Lane, Bridport, VT 05734 and telephone no. (802) 758-2546. This Notice is dated September 5, 2019.

Bridport Historical Society 2019 Events

Meetings at the Bridport Historical Society Building at 3187 VT Route 22A across from Tri-Town Water and Crown Point Road unless otherwise noted.

JULY 18th at 7 p.m.

Meeting and Program; The Wagner Farm

August 15th at 7 p.m.

Business Meeting only

September 15th at 1 p.m. POTLUCK LUNCH

Lunch, Program and Meeting at Bridport Masonic/Community Hall at 52 Crown Point Road.

Program is “The Underwater Archaeology of South Lake Champlain”

Business meeting to be held after program.

October 17th at 7 p.m.

Meeting and Program “Hotels and Inns of Bridport”

November 21 at 7 p.m.

Business meeting only

December 1st 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Holiday Open House

Don't Flush It!

The Green Mountain Water Environment Association has published a brochure about what NOT to flush or pour down your drains.

NEVER FLUSH-

paper towels

disposable diapers

tampons & applicators

sanitary napkins

hair

rags

dryer lint

cleaning/disinfectant wipes

cigarette butts

Q-tips

dental floss

bandages

condoms

cotton balls

facial tissues

flush-able wipes

candy wrappers

NEVER POUR Fats, Oils or Grease into sink, toilet or storm drain!

Lemon Fair Insect information

LFICD Spring Field Report 2019

June 27, 2019

 Earlier this spring, thousands of migrating waterfowl staged on the flooded Lemon Fair river feeding on the first spring hatch of mosquito larvae. Not only does this feeding help with mosquito control but it provides these long distant migrants with food on their long journey to Canada. Extremely high water and sustained flooding from snow melt and frequent rains in April and May made it difficult to dip and evaluate the consistency of mosquitoes hatching throughout the valley. We chased new high-water lines and found no larval activity. When water levels receded to “mean” flood levels, larvae began to show up. Concentrations of larvae were isolated in pockets along the flood plain in places we expect to see them. And other expected sites were void of any larval activity. There were no new recognized sites.

 

Early June larval sampling continued and showed no new hatches. This early June sampling provided us with benchmark data for the next flood and potential hatch. This next potential hatch is important, because it may produce enough nuisance mosquitoes for aerial treatment. 

 Beginning on June 10, we began setting up Light Traps to identify adult mosquitoes.  Many of the adult species from the Light Traps were common in upland pools (saturated swales that puddle water), ditches and artificial containers.

 On June 20, we received our next flood event with 2.5” to 3” of rain which brought the Lemon Fair River significantly out of its banks. It usually takes a 4” rain event to do that. However, the soils were still saturated from the April and May flooding and there was no place for the water to go. Surprisingly, there has been little mosquito larvae. In fact, three large Lemon Fair River sites in Weybridge, Bridport and Cornwall yielded no new larval activity. As water levels continue to recede, we are witnessing dead larvae on blades of grass in the receding water line. So far, there has been no need to conduct an aerial treatment. We will continue to be vigilant in observing conditions and at the very least perform hand treatments if necessary.

 In the meantime, protect yourself from mosquitoes and ticks by using insect repellent wisely, avoid being outside at dusk and dawn when certain mosquitoes are most active. Check the screens in your house to make sure there are no holes or gaps. Don’t leave containers on your property to collect water, i.e.: buckets, tarps, clogged gutters, wheelbarrows, flowerpots with water catchers under them. Empty and clean bird baths twice a week. Walk around your property and look for anything that collects and puddles water and remove it if possible or drain frequently.

 

Have a safe and enjoyable Summer. And note that the Lemon Fair Insect Control District will be holding its annual Open House at their lab/office in Weybridge behind the Congregational Church, Saturday, July 27 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Check out our web page, www.lficd.org .

 If you are experiencing mosquito “distress” (you not the mosquitoes), please call our hotline at 802-349-5407.

 Regards, Craig Zondag ~ LFICD Field Coordinator/Biologist

Memorial Day parade in Middlebury

Bridport residents were involved in the Memorial Day celebration in Middlebury. Town Line First Responders, our antique fire truck, Miss Teen Vermont in our tax collector’s red Mustang, the Zoning Administrator and local students; Scouts, FFA, hockey, musicians and more all marched in the parade.  Thank you all for joining the celebration!  

Dog Licenses

All dogs in Bridport must be registered.  Bring a copy of current rabies vaccination and come to the town offices.  Deadline was April 1st, but we are happy to register your dog any time of the year.

Green Up Day - results

  Bridport residents took part in Green Up 2019. We collected over half a ton of waste and debris including 27 tires.  Thanks to all who helped and gave our town a good Spring cleaning!

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Green Up Day 2019

Thanks to the Bridport Road Crew for supplying the trucks.

Town Line First Response meetings

The Town Line First Response team meets upstairs above the Town Clerk's Office/ Bridport Fire Department at 82 Crown Point Road in Bridport. 

Meetings are held on the First and Third Tuesdays at 7 p.m.  There is always a need for more volunteers for this critical and sometimes lifesaving work

Call Jessica Torrey 802-349-7212 for information or questions.

Results of Town Meeting

Approximately 65 people attended the annual Bridport Town Meeting on March 5th. All articles were approved as written, except for article 21 and article 32. Those two articles were amended. For article 21 the amount for Middlebury Regional EMS was raised to $3500.00. For article 32 the amount was raised to include $30,00.00 for additional salt plus the $455.00 raised for Middlebury EMS from article 21.

All uncontested positions were filled by the incumbents. Town Agent did not receive sufficient votes and has not been filled.

Representative Harvey Smith read a dedication to Thomas Howlett and answered questions from the floor. State Senators Ruth Hardy and Christopher Bray also spoke and answered questions. It was a lively and informative meeting followed by a ‘Pratt’s’ lunch.