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    For the past 20 years, the Town of Waitsfield had been exploring the feasibility of providing municipal water and wastewater infrastructure to support economic growth in Irasville and Waitsfield Village, avoid sprawl into the rural landscape, protect water quality of the Mad River, and address a number of public health concerns regarding conflicts with private on-site water supply and septic disposal systems.

    After 10 years of intensive planning, testing, and engineering, and in an effort to coordinate the construction with the long-awaited sidewalk project and Route 100 repaving, both projects were presented to voters on March 4, 2008 in the form of three bond articles.  They were defeated.  A post-bond vote task force was formed, which recommended to the Selectboard that the wastewater project be put on hold and that a modified water proposal be brought back to voters.  This bond vote was held June 10, 2008 and was again defeated.  A citizen petition
    (5 pgs, 240 KB) with the required number of signatures (at least 5% of registered voters) was submitted following the defeat of the June 10 bond vote for a water system.  By statute, the Selectboard was required to accept the petition and to schedule a revote within 60 days on exactly the same article as previously voted.  The Selectboard scheduled this revote for September 9, to coincide with the State primary vote on that date, but a defect in the notice process required it to be held on November 4, where it passed 595 to 558.

    Municipal Water Supply
    Current information about the proposed water project can be found at www.waitsfieldvt.us/water.  

    Information about the previous proposals can be found at:
    March 4, 2008 Town Meeting Bond Vote and
    June 10, 2008 Special Meeting Bond Vote.
    Details of the original water project were published in Bulletin #1 in November 2007, mailed to property owners and voters, and posted on-line.

    Municipal Wastewater System
    With the defeat of the March 4, 2008 bond articles and, based upon the recommendation of the post-bond vote task force, further planning for the wastewater system has been suspended. Current information about the wastewater project can be found at www.waitsfieldvt.us/sewer

    Information about the original proposal can be found at www.waitsfieldvt.us/sewer/index_march08.cfm.  Details of the original wastewater project were published in Bulletin #2 in January 2008, mailed to property owners and voters, and posted on-line.

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  • Waitsfield Town Plan
  • VLCT 2006 Municipal Water & Sewer Rate Information (24 pgs, 280 KB)
    Valerie J. Capels, Town Administrator
    Waitsfield Town Office
    9 Bridge Street
    Waitsfield, VT 05673
    Phone: (802) 496-2218
    Fax: (802) 496-9284
    E-mail: town admin e-mail address

    Updated October 8, 2009
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