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.

Latest News and Announcements:

The Hill Farm Road bridge work has been completed and the road is now open for regular traffic.

The town of Sunderland is requesting proposals for Janitorial Services for the Sunderland Town Hall for a 3 year term.  Proposals are to be submitted by 7:00 PM on Monday, May 16, 2016.  The full RFP can be found here:  Sunderland RFP Town Hall Cleaning Bid

The Town of Sunderland, Vermont, is requesting proposals from qualified firms of Certified Public Accountants to audit its financial statements for the fiscal year ending June 30th, 2016, with the option of auditing its financial statements for each of the two subsequent fiscal years.  Proposals are to be submitted by 2:00 PM on Monday, May 16, 2016.  The full RFP can be found here:  Sunderland RFP Auditing Services

An Electronic Recycling Day is being held at The Dorset School on Saturday, April 30th from 9 am12 noon.  The Dorset School is located at 130 School Drive, Dorset, VT 05251. Visit their website at dorsetschool.us

A household hazardous waste event will be held on Saturday, May 14, 2016 from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Bennington Transfer Station. The event is open to residents of Sunderland. Small businesses must pre-pay and pre-register. Residents may drop off materials for free. Please check the attached flyer for details or contact Michael S. Batcher at (802) 442-0713 x2 or mbatcher@bcrcvt.org for more information or view the flyer Household Hazardous Waste Event May 14, 2016

The Bennington County Solid Waste Alliance is selling both backyard and kitchen compost bins. For information on the bins, including price and ordering information view the announcement BCSWA 2016 Compost Bin Sale or visit www.bcswavt.org

The Sunderland Safe Roads Final Report has been issued and split into two documents due to its large size.  If you have a slow connection it may take some time to download.
Sunderland Safe Roads Scoping Study Report – 14MB in size
Sunderland Safe Roads Scoping Study Appendices – 10MB in size

The Sunderland community will be impacted by Act 46.  Information from the most recent Sunderland School meeting can be found here:  Act 46   Or visit the Act 46 state site here:  State Act 46 Info

There is now free WiFi available at the Sunderland Town Hall.  It can be accessed both inside and outside of the building.  There is also a computer available that allows access to the internet and it can be used during normal office hours.

Front Porch Forum (local electronic forum where we post town information)  Join at http://frontporchforum.com