Wow! What an amazing time and fabulous turnout we had on Saturday evening for our 3rd annual Sip to Support Housing. Almost a hundred community members turned out at Woodchuck Cidery and helped raise over $5,000 for ACCT's affordable housing programs. THANK YOU! We could not manage the county's largest portfolio of affordable housing without your critical support. The MCMC Jazz Band was AMAZING, the food was great, and fun was had by all!
ACCT is holding our 3rd annual Sip to Support Affordable Housing on June 2nd from 5:30 to 7:30 at Woodchuck Cider House in Middlebury. This year's theme is a Heartwarming Housewarming! Bid on silent auction items for your home, from household goods to patio accessories to items for your four-legged family members.
Tickets are on sale now, just $12 in advance or $15 at the door for free cider samples, light fare, music, lawn games, mingling, and a raffle entry for Woodchuck gear. We hope to see you there!
ACCT held its Annual Meeting on April 17th, which included the announcement of our 2017 annual report. Additionally, the Board voted to elect new and continuing members. We are very pleased to welcome new Board member John Barstow to the ACCT family. We also have an opening for a new resident Board member; interested residents may send a letter of interest to ACCT at PO Box 311, Vergennes, VT 05491, or via www.addisontrust.org/contact.
The updated Board list is available at http://www.addisontrust.org/who-we-are.html, and the 2017 annual report is available for download at www.addisontrust.org/annual-report.
ACCT's annual meeting will be held at Vergennes Opera House at 4pm on April 17. The agenda is now posted at www.addisontrust.org/Annual-Meeting.
Addison County Community Trust is seeking a full-time Maintenance Technician for our affordable residential properties in Middlebury and Vergennes.
SUMMARY OF POSITION:
Terms of Employment:
This Maintenance Technician position is full-time and hourly including health insurance, vacation, sick, personal and holidays. The position has a Non-Exempt status. This position requires routine after-hours availability. An individual in this position is hired and supervised by the DPM
High school diploma or equivalent necessary. On-the-job experience with construction and/or property maintenance. Must have own truck or other vehicle suitable to construction activity, valid driver’s license, and provide certificate of auto insurance. Must own and use own hand tools.
Cover letter & resume to: PO Box 156 Vergennes, VT 05491 or email Colby. Equal Opportunity Employer.
ACCT will be holding its Annual Meeting on Tuesday, April 17th, from 4 to 6pm at Vergennes Opera House. The business meeting and presentation of the 2017 Annual Report will be held from 4-5, followed by a light reception. A summary of highlights from the Annual Report is available now at www.addisontrust.org/annual-report. We hope you'll join us!
At its monthly meeting on March 20, ACCT's Board voted to adopt new bylaws. The revisions are the culmination of several years of work to streamline governance of the organization while maintaining a strong role for residents. Some changes were necessary to reflect the current composition of ACCT residents; others will make ACCT more nimble in navigating the complex legal process needed to form multifamily housing partnerships, which are separate legal entities from ACCT. One key change was increasing resident membership on the board from one quarter to one third of board members.
In Summer 2016, ACCT called a Special Meeting of the Membership at which 24 members were present. The members gave their input into certain aspects of the bylaws, most notably conditions around the sale or transfer of land, and authorized the Board to amend the bylaws. The Board looked at many model bylaws, and after an 18-month revision process, the new bylaws are now in effect. They are available for download at www.addisontrust.org/acct-bylaws.
The Vergennes DRB is scheduled to review ACCT's proposed new housing development at Armory Lane on Monday night, March 26th. The Addy Indy covered the event here: http://addisonindependent.com/201803vergennes-sets-zoning-hearing-armory-lane-affordable-housing
Did you know SASH sponsors a number of programs at Armory Lane every month as part of a Community Healthy Living Plan? Here's the March plan, followed by the SASH Flash newsletter where seniors can keep up to date on how to participate!
As you may know, ACTR’s services were impacted in the past year by the railroad construction project in downtown Middlebury:
Today ACTR began a Bus Rider Survey so riders can tell us how we are doing. Paper surveys are being distributed on board to riders, but we also want feedback from people who may have barriers to accessing the bus.
We want to hear from constituents who a) stopped riding the bus since the December 1, 2017 Bus Schedule changes or b) haven’t ridden because of a concern.
Access the survey at the following link:
The survey will remain active until February 26th. Thank you for assisting our efforts to meet need.
ACCT staff members share news and information about upcoming events.