Welcome to the Town of Sunderland

The Town of Sunderland is located within Bennington County, in Vermont´s southwest corner.  In recent years residents and visitors have branded this beautiful region nestled between the Taconic and Green Mountains as The Shires of Vermont.  Located between Bennington, the South Shire, and Manchester, the North Shire, Sunderland is surrounded by mountains and enriched by the waters of the famous Batten Kill that runs through the valley.  Sunderland and the towns around it have historically been a popular four season destination for those seeking an authentic Vermont experience.  You’ll find canoeing, tubing, camping, mountain biking, hiking and skiing close by.  All within a 4 hour drive from New York City, Hartford, Boston, Northern New Jersey and Canada.

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The Town of Sunderland has many open positions.  Some have been vacant for over a year now.  We need residents to become involved so that we can successfully maintain our town.  There is no experience necessary, just the desire to help your town.  If interested please email selectboard@sunderlandvt.org or call Mark Hyde at 681-6363.

Recording Secretary for Selectboard and Planning Board – $16.08/hr – Attends meetings on the first and third Monday of each month (Selectboard) and the second Wednesday of each month (Planning Board).  Takes accurate and concise notes, types them up and submits the minutes to the Town Clerk within 5 business days of the meeting.  Paid on an hourly basis for both attending the meetings and any work related to compiling the minutes.

Auditor (2 positions open) – $15/hr – Auditors examine the accounts of the town on at least a monthly basis and report their findings in writing annually to the town (Town Report).

Lister (1 position open) – $15/hr – Responsible for determining the value of the real and personal property in town.  Lister’s should also be available to meet with people to supply and explain the breakdown of the values assessed.  The town has money available to use for training to assist a new Lister.

Planning Board (2 positions open) – $300 annually – Responsible for land development, proposing and amending bylaws and preparing/updating the town plan. Meetings are the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7PM.

Cemetery Commissioner (2 positions open) – $500 annually – Responsible for managing the town’s cemeteries, including maintenance and long term planning.

Emergency Management Coordinator – $15/hr – Responsible for developing and maintaining the town emergency management plan.  Acts as the local point of contact for emergency management issues.

Town Grand Juror (1 position open) – unpaid – The eyes and ears of the law in the town.   (No power to arrest or prosecute but would bring matters of concern to the state’s attorney)

Town Agent (1 position open) – unpaid – Responsible for the progress of any town litigation.

Please note that Town voting on March 3rd will take place at the NEW Sunderland Town Hall and NOT at the School.

Sunderland Town Business Meeting Warning: Sunderland Town Warning

Sunderland School District Business Meeting Warning:  Sunderland School Warning

Southwest Vermont Regional Technical School Warning:  Southwest Vermont Regional Technical School Warning

The Bennington County Regional Commission (BCRC) will hold a public meeting to consider adoption of a new Bennington County Regional Plan on March 19th at 6PM at the Sunderland Town Hall. The full warning can be seen here BCRC Warning

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