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 Sunderland Town Report can be viewed here:  Sunderland Town Report 2015

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 Town Meeting Warnings have been posted to the website and can be found here:  Sunderland Town Meeting Info

A member of the Sunderland Road Crew (highway helper) recently left without providing notice.  Since winter is the most crucial time for the road department concerning public safety, the select board felt it to be the utmost importance in finding a “qualified” replacement as soon as possible.  The town reached out to a number of Sunderland residents first who could meet the job description.  With no takers, we were able to obtain a candidate with experience from another town to fill the role on a probationary basis.

BCSWA has asked Sunderland Residents to participate in an online survery:  The Bennington County Solid Waste Alliance represents 13 towns in Bennington County and is dedicated to encourage residents, businesses and institutions to recycle, reuse and reduce materials that would otherwise be sent to landfills. We would appreciate your completing the survey at this link BCSWA Online Survery. The purpose is to help us determine how you currently manage your solid waste and your knowledge of the Universal Recycling Law. We greatly appreciate your time and effort to help us.

Help Wanted:  Interested in running for an open position in Sunderland?  It is time to get your petition to the Town Clerk.  We have many open positions in town.  If you are interested in running and want more information please contact the selectboard at selectboard@sunderlandvt.org.  We need your help!  Please consider running for an open position.  The following positions will be voted on in March 2016:  2 Auditors, 1 Lister, 1 Town/School Meeting Moderator, 2 Cemetery Commissioners and 3 Selectboard positions.

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

Two additional documents have been provided based on the meeting on October 21st:   Act 46 Sunderland Merger Options and Summary notes from Community Forum Meeting October 21

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

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