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Peeling paint and crumbling concrete steps greet visitors to the Putney Town Hall.

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Putney briefs

Town Hall repairs continue

PUTNEY—PUTNEY — “The front of this building is driving me crazy,” Town Manager Cynthia Stoddard told the Selectboard at the May 6 board meeting, as she updated the board on the Town Hall’s necessary repairs.

All of the items are on a “hurry up and wait” status.

Stoddard said she is awaiting a part on an automatic door opener, and she is waiting to hear from contractors about repairing the crumbling concrete steps in front of the building.

On May 6, Stevens & Associates came to assess the cast-iron fire escape in the rear of the building. In a follow-up email to The Commons, Stoddard said that as of May 14, “I haven’t heard back from them yet.”

Town Hall is scheduled to be painted by Southern Vermont Painting and Restoration of Dummerston beginning in late June, Stoddard said.

Logging permit denied

PUTNEY— The Development Review Board (DRB) has denied Meadowdale Farm’s application for its firewood processing operation at its May 5 hearing, which included a site visit.

The part-time home industry, owned by Mark and Katherine Bowen, is located at 16 Spring Hill Rd., off Westminster Road.

According to draft minutes of the meeting, the 3–2 decision was made “on the grounds that the home industry, as presented, would adversely affect the residential character of the neighborhood in which it is located (zoned Village Residential).”

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Originally published in The Commons issue #306 (Wednesday, May 20, 2015). This story appeared on page C4.

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