Upcoming Roxbury VT Selectboard Meeting
Monday, April 6th, 2020 at 7pm. This may be done by conference call.
Selectboard Meeting Calendar. (Also on this website’s sidebar)

Travel Restrictions Announced by Gov. Scott on Mon. 3/30
Vermonters coming back from COVID-19 hotspots (Florida, NY, CT, NJ…) and out-of-staters  (NY, NJ, CT) PLEASE READ! Travel is restricted and self-quarantine is required.

Town Offices Closed Until Further Notice
The Roxbury Town Offices are closed to the public until further notice.

You may call the Town Offices at (802) 485-7840 or email staff at townrox@tds.net if you need something.
Tax payments and dog registrations can be done by mail, or drop-off in the mail slot outside the Office door. Dog licensing deadline is extended until May 1st, 2020.

Staff Hours in the Town Office Effective Friday 3/27:
The Town Clerk will be available by phone or email:
Tuesday – Thursday: 8am – 3pm and Friday: 8am – noon.

Newsy! Newsy!
The latest edition of our hometown paper is out! Click here to read and download or go to the Newsy page on this website.

COVID-19 Resources Page Updated
We are updating our COVID-19 Resources page almost daily, as new information comes in. We have just added a section for VT Businesses and the Addendum to Gov. Scott’s Executive Order. Keep checking out the page. Lots of useful info. for yourself or a friend.

Covid-19 Testing Sites Only Open with a Referral

The Vermont Department of Health has announced expanded testing of Vermonters with COVID-19 symptoms, and a new testing site opened in Putney on Saturday. Here are a couple things we need all Vermonters to know:

BEFORE YOU CAN BE TESTED you must have a referral from your health care provider. No referral, no test.

IF YOU ARE SICK or concerned about your health, contact your health care provider BY PHONE. Do not call the Health Department, and do not go to the hospital, except in a life-threatening situation.

For up-to-date information and guidance for preventing the spread of COVID-19, visit https://www.healthvermont.gov/covid19.

Highway Crew Member Needed
The Town of Roxbury is looking for a member of their Highway Crew. Click here for details and the application. Applications can be dropped off at the Town Office, scanned and emailed to townrox@tds.net, or mailed. Deadline is Monday, April 20th at 4PM.

NEW Hours at Roxbury Country Store
Randy has modified his hours due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Mon.-Fri. 9AM-1PM, 3PM-5PM
Sat. – Sun.: 9AM-5PM

Solid Waste in Northfield – Roxbury Residents Take Note

Eric at All Clean has posted a useful post on 3/26 Front Porch Forum. It’s been added to our COVID-19 Resources page. Please read it. It discusses drop-off, pick-up, special hours for elderly and compromised folks, etc.

Regional Response Command Centers Opened in Washington/North Orange Counties
These two documents have been sent to us:
A one-page summary overview of the Regional Response Command Center.
The current organizational chart . Please note that the Command Center is a modular system, and this organizational chart is likely to change.
Click here for contact information.

New Procedures from Northfield Pharmacy and Tops Market in Northfield
These business have instituted new procedures for their customers. Click here for their announcments, or go to Front Post Forum and search the archive.

Calling all Quilters, Seamstress, etc. 
Here’s instructions for a face mask, from Deaconess Hospital. Help your first responders and healthcare workers. Make face masks! Each mask could save a life! On our COVID-19 Resources page we have a blurb on sizes needed from Gifford,  link to 2006 CDC guidelines on masks, and the PDF instructions to download.

Tax Filing Information from VT Tax Department
Income tax filing due dates for the following taxes have been extended from April 15, 2020 to July 15, 2020.

  • Vermont personal income tax
  • Vermont Homestead Declaration and Property Tax Claims
  • Corporate income tax
  • Fiduciary income tax

Taxpayers can file and pay these taxes on or before July 15, 2020 without any penalty or interest. This includes any tax year 2020 estimated payments that were due for these taxes on April 15th, 2020. Vermonters can file their returns and claims any time before July 15.

Anyone expecting a refund is encouraged to do so. In these uncertain times, that refund will make a difference.  The Tax Department is open for business and continues to process returns and refunds. For those who self-prepare, the fastest and easiest way to file is electronically with commercial tax preparation software.

For the most up to date guidance, please visit www.tax.vermont.gov.

Video Group Cancelled: Update on Church Services
The Video Group which meets at the Church is cancelled until further notice.
Pastor Sue has cancelled services in Roxbury through the end of March. She will update as to Easter Services

2020 Dog Licensing Now Open – Deadline Extended to May 1st, 2020
Cost: $9.00 neutered dog /$13. for non-neutered dog. Come in early! After May 1, the costs go up.