The regular October Board meeting will begin immediately following the Special Membership Meeting on Thursday, October 28, at 4pm, via Zoom. Please register in advance to receive the link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEldO2prj0iGdHPzh2TbYlU3BW4H3e0mCVT.
Addison County Community Trust Board of Directors
Notice of Special Membership Meeting
A special membership meeting of the Addison County Community Trust will be held virtually via Zoom on Tuesday, October 28th, at 4:00 pm [correction: Thursday October 28th at 4pm] to describe a sewer infrastructure project being proposed at Lindale Mobile Home Park on Case St. in Middlebury, approve a USDA Rural Development Financing package for the project, to authorize the board and staff of ACCT to take appropriate action to secure the financing for the project at Lindale, and to answer any member questions about this project.
The meeting will be held via Zoom.
Registration is required in order to receive the meeting link. ACCT members can register by following this link: http://bit.ly/acctspecialmeeting
Please contact Elise Shanbacker at (802)877-2626 x101 or via email if you need assistance.
ACCT's September Board Meeting will be held 9/30/21 at the CSAC offices at 109 Catamount Park in Middlebury at 4pm, or via Zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87021524494?pwd=MHc5ZEU1MmQ3bTU0c0lucU9TbGJ3Zz09
Anyone over age 65 who got their 2nd Pfizer shot more than 6 months ago can make an appointment for a booster shot at this time at Vermont pharmacies.
The CDC has authorized booster shots for people over 65 who received their 2nd shot of Pfizer over 6 months ago. The Vermont Dept. of Health is staggering the registration based on age, however many pharmacies and medical practices are not. If you are hosting a vaccine clinic through a pharmacy they should include everyone over 65 at the clinic, but be sure to verify this. Participants who are eager to get a booster can make an appointment through a pharmacy or health care provider without regard to the age banding.
If a participant wants to register through the VDH site they will need to wait for the age banding to open for their age. https://www.healthvermont.gov/covid-19/vaccine/getting-covid-19-vaccine
Here are a few FAQ’s from the VDH site: https://www.healthvermont.gov/covid-19/faqs#boostershot
Speaker Krowinski and Pro Tem Balint Hear Hopes and Concerns from Addison County; Affordable Housing Front and Center
Yesterday, Vermont House Speaker Jill Krowinski and Pro Tem Becca Balint took to Zoom to hear from dozens of Addison County residents about their hopes and concerns for the future of our county. The below message summarizes the major themes they heard, with a strong emphasis on the need for affordable housing, child care, and workforce development:
We heard from close to 50 community members about what matters most, what you struggle with, and what you envision for the future of Addison County and Vermont.
We listened and took careful notes on your input. Here are just a few of the the insights we heard:
All this, and our listening tour has only just begun! We’ll combine your ideas with those that we collect from future regional conversations, from our online questionnaire, and through intentional outreach to individuals and groups who weren’t at the table. Before the Legislature convenes in January, we’ll conduct a careful analysis of ideas from all our conversations so that we can bring overarching themes and your insights to inform the Legislature’s policy and budgetary work.
Please consider taking a next step to help us ensure we’re hearing the many voices of Vermonters:
Together, we are seizing this once in a lifetime opportunity to make significant investments in the future of our state. Thank you for your important contribution!
Speaker Jill Krowinski & Pro Tem Becca Balint
ACCT and Middlebury College Interns Release New Findings
Today ACCT released a report spearheaded by interns from the MiddWorks program demonstrating strong demand for affordable workforce housing in Addison County.
ACCT's July Board meeting will be held on 7/29/21 at 4pm in person at 109 Catamount Park in Middlebury.
Do you have accounting skills and want to put them to good use at a growing mission-driven nonprofit as part of a collaborative finance team? We have an immediate opening for an Accountant who will oversee a bookkeeper and report directly to the Finance Director. The Accountant will be responsible for ACCT's internal financial reporting for our organizational finances as well as approximately two dozen affordable housing entities including multifamily apartment buildings and mobile home parks. Primary responsibilities include cash disbursements, cash receipts, general ledger entries, and bank reconciliations.
The ideal candidate will have 2-4 years of accounting experience and a Bachelor's degree in Accounting. Must be detail oriented and capable of working independently and efficiently. This position requires a high degree of comfort with technology including Excel and multiple accounting software programs. The position may be required to work extra hours from time to time to meet financial statement and audit deadlines.
ACCT offers a competitive salary and benefit package including health insurance, fully paid dental insurance, paid time off, retirement matching contributions, and more. Resume and cover letter should be submitted via email. Position open until filled. EEO.
On May 24, Firehouse Apartments in Bristol took a big step closer to becoming a reality when VHFA awarded the project an allocation of Federal Low-Income Housing Tax Credits. Funding has also been secured from the Vermont Housing & Conservation Board. This summer, ACCT & Evernorth will be applying to the Vermont Community Development Program for what we hope will be the final source needed to bridge the gap.
Firehouse Apartments will offer 15 affordable apartments reserved for low- and moderate-income householdsin a 20-unit building. Four apartments will be set aside for supportive housing for homeless or at-risk households. The new building is part of the new Stoney Hill master development, a public/private partnership which incorporates a new fire station, business park and mixed-income housing, with access to the Bristol Trail Network. You can read more about the projects that were funded at www.vhfa.org/news/blog/federal-tax-credits-awarded-build-affordable-apartments-five-vermont-towns.
ACCT staff members share news and information about upcoming events.