Reprinted with permission from The Vermont Standard
It seems like January is moving along quite quickly and the slightly longer daylight hours are certainly heartening. I am still using my grippers to get from the house to the garage, but then removing them. If you have ever tried to shop wearing them, you know how slippery and dangerous that can be!
Karen Evans and I ventured over to Camp Plymouth State Park on Sunday afternoon to snowshoe. It was delightful. Although there was evidence of many recent visitors – walkers, cross country skiers, dogs and other creatures, there were only two other cars in the designed parking area. The snow was crunchy under the trees, but smooth out in the open. We noticed that a porta-potty has been placed near the concession building for the convenience of those enjoying the park.
Bethany Birches Camp will be holding a Family Fun Day on Saturday, 1/16 from 11 AM – 4 PM. Activities will be outside and masks are required (2 per person), along with bringing your own lunch. Covid protocol will be closely followed. Check the website: email@example.com for options to sign up since attendance is limited to 50 individuals.
Just a heads-up on the proposed Airbnb ordinance that will be discussed at the special informational meeting at 6:00 PM on Wednesday, 1/27. It is quite comprehensive and can be found on the Town website by clicking on the Bulletin Board. Also at that meeting there will be discussion about the Select Board appointing the Collector of Delinquent Taxes, which has previously been an elected position. Per Sandie, please call the Town Office to reserve one of the twenty in-person spots for the meeting. A code will be forthcoming for those wanting to attend via Zoom, so email her with your desire to receive it.
Apparently WARF is still providing financial assistance of up to $1000 for a number of towns, including Plymouth. For more information you can call 802-281-9902 or apply at www.woodstockarearelieffund.org.
Sincere condolences to the family of Ralph Michael, who passed away on 12/28/20. He played a major role in serving the Town of Plymouth in several capacities over many years.