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:

Board of Civil Authority Grievance Hearing:  BCA Grievance Hearing August 13 2014

Board of Civil Authority Agenda for the August 13th meeting at 6PM:  BCA Meeting Agenda August 13 2014

Planning Board Agenda for August 13th meeting at 7PM:  Planning Board Agenda August 13 2014

Sunderland has a number of vacant positions.  If interested please send a letter of intent to the Sunderland Selectboard at selectboard@sunderlandvt.org or to the town clerk at town@sunderlandvt.org

Selectboard Opening:  The Sunderland Selectboard has an opening due to a member stepping down.  The Selectboard meets on the first and third Monday of each month at 7PM at the Sunderland Elementary School.  If interested in the position please submit a letter of interest to the board at selectboard@sunderlandvt.org or mail to PO BOX 295, East Arlington, VT 05252-0295.  A decision will be made at the August 18th Selectboard meeting.

Planning Board Opening:  The Sunderland Planning Board has an opening due to a member stepping down.  The Planning Board meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 7PM at the Sunderland Elementary School.  If interested in the position please submit a letter of interest to the selectboard at selectboard@sunderlandvt.org or mail to PO BOX 295, East Arlington, VT 05252-0295.

Zoning Administrator Opening:  The Town of Sunderland is seeking to fill the position of Zoning Administrator. The duties of the position are manage and perform administrative activities, review and issue permits, assure compliance with zoning ordinances and related laws and regulations and other zoning enforcement duties.  This is a part time position and requires previous experience and attendance at Planning Board meetings. The Zoning Administrator will be required to keep scheduled hours for public availability. Previous experience as a Zoning Specialist is requested.  Email resumes to the attention of the Planning Board at town@sunderlandvt.org or contact a Planning Board Member.

Lister - 1 open position – Listers are integral to determine the assessment each person should pay taxes upon.  Listers are directed to appraise all taxable property in the town at 100 percent of the fair market value.

Auditor – 1 open position – The job of an auditor is to “examine and adjust the accounts of all town and town school district officers and all other persons authorized by law to draw orders on the town treasurer.”  The second is to “report their findings in writing and to cause the same to be mailed or otherwise distributed to the legal voters of the town”.

Sunderland Town Hall Project Update:  Forms are being pored and construction continues to move along.  Current project completion is scheduled for the end of October.

The latest BCRC newsletter can be viewed here:  BCRC Summer 2014 SWIP Newsletter

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