With spring just around the corner, the Town of Castleton is
looking to make some improvements for area residents. Continuing
projects are aiming towards completion, new projects are emerging
and applications for grants and bonds are being generated.
Officials from Vermont Fish and Wildlife met on site at Grady
Bridge to discuss design options for fishing platforms. Steps are
being taken to establish needed construction permits for the
project that will start in late spring. The estimated cost is
$560,000 and currently $101,000 in reserve funds have been set
aside. A structures grant will be applied for later this month for
an additional $175,000.
At Dewey Field, the highway department will install wooden posts
to replace the existing phone polls used as a guardrail.
Breaks in the sewer collection system located on Route 4A as
well as Route 30 have prompted an upcoming meeting regarding its
replacement and expected budget. The existing pipes are over
The Committee on Fish, Wildlife and Water Resources has proposed
a bill to Vermont Legislation in which property owners on Lake
Bomoseen would be required to get a permit from the Agency of
Natural Resources in order to make cosmetic changes to lakefront
properties. The bill aims to protect the states lakes. In the
future, the town may need to establish local regulations in order
to control land development. Town officials and local
representatives remain in communication regarding the bill.
Green Mountain Power and FairPoint Communications recently
assessed utility poles along Creek Road that provide service to 253
customers. The pair discussed relocating the service underground to
prevent future outages caused by storms; however, it was found that
the change posed too many obstacles.
A USDA Bond will be applied for in the upcoming months to
renovate the town offices at 556 Main Street and or construct a new
building to house fire and emergency personnel.
This year's town report came in at just $169, completing the
work in-house allowed the cost to be kept low.
Select board meetings are held the second and fourth Monday of each
month at 7 p.m. at the town office.