Active bears, Book Club and Select Board meeting tonight ~ Margo’s Plymouth report

Reprinted with permission from The Vermont Standard


I was surprised to see the thermometer reading 44 degrees this morning (Sunday), but it warmed up nicely. That made me very happy since I was having dinner for neighbors who helped me to get my water back up and running. It was a team effort to determine that the tile in the spring had refilled, then to prime my water pump. Not everyone who participated was able to attend, but it seemed nice to have dinner out on the deck with friends. Now we need some rain to raise the water level!

Bears have been causing problems here in town. I have heard that one killed a fawn and there are also tales of chickens being taken. One friend had a bear barge into her small mud room, but fortunately it didn’t get into her trailer. It is wonderful to have so much wildlife all around us, but they seem to be getting bolder and are appearing during the day as well as at night. I have heard that they don’t like ammonia and some folks are using that as a deterrent.

The book group will be meeting on Wednesday, 7/13 at 6:30 PM to discuss Vanderbilt: The Rise and Fall of an American Dynasty by Anderson Cooper. I found it quite enlightening, so there should be a lively interchange. I am not certain it has been determined yet if we will meet in person and/or on zoom this time.

In speaking with Mary O’Brien, there has been a change in Hazardous Household Waste disposal. A temporary site has been found in Springfield where you can take bathroom cleaners, nail polish remover, paint, insecticides, chemical fertilizers, gasoline, etc.on Tuesday and Thursday mornings until the end of September. Call Mary at 802-674-9235 for an appointment and directions.

The next Select Board meeting is scheduled for Monday, 7/11, so I have noted the agenda as posted on the Town website below:

6:00 Call to order and intro of those present

6:05 Warrants and Mail

Hawk Tax Sale update

Highway ordinance for Sheriff

Cannabis Board

Ambulance Contract


Town land on Johnson Farm Road – Forester/logging

Parking lot – upcoming decisions

Tax rate

Macawee Pond Road

Upcoming election –

• Building renovation and bond

• Inclusion statement

• Sanctuary Town

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