Margo Marrone’s Plymouth Report

Republished with permission from The Vermont Standard

4/7/13

Oh my, I missed another birthday, Andy Crossman celebrated one at the end of March. But, coming right up & so you don’t miss the opportunity, Liza Ward will have a birthday on 4/14!

There are a number of items of interest going on around town. Bill Cherico will again by leading an AARP Safe Driver course at the Fletcher Memorial Library in Ludlow. The cost for this 4 hour session is $12 for members & $14 for non-members. Register with Bill at 672-1823.

Tom & I attended the very interesting Historical Society talk by Bill Hoyt on Sunday re: gold mining in Plymouth & Bridgewater. Gold exploration was pursued from approximately 1850 to the early 1900s in the areas of Broad Brook, Buffalo Brook & Reading Pond Brook. Bill noted that more money was actually made through speculation rather than by mining gold! The Rooks Mine is well-known & located in Camp Plymouth Camp Park.

To learn more about the proposed Zoning Ordinance, plan to attend the Selectmen’s Meeting at 6:00 PM on 5/6. This will be an opportunity to ask questions & make comments in regard to implementing the Town Plan. Both the proposed ordinance & zoning map can be viewed at the Town Office or on the Plymouth web site under Selectboard: http://www.plymouthvt.org/selectboard.php.

As you may know, a number of Plymouth residents signed & submitted a petition to reinstatement of the line item in the 2014 budget to pay for services provided by the Windsor County Sheriff. Since there seem to be some questions & concerns about the role of the Sheriff in Plymouth, a Special Town meeting with the Sheriff Dept is scheduled for Mon, 5/13 to have a dialogue about what is provided & what is needed. Voting will take place the following day, Tuesday, 5/14 from 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM by Australian ballot. That means that an absentee ballot may be obtained if you are unable to get there to vote.

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