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:

All Sunderland Town Voters are Invited and Encouraged to Attend the last Act 46 Public Informational Forum
When: Tuesday, February 28th (Snow date: Wednesday, March 1st)
Where: Sunderland Elementary School
Time: 6:30 p.m.

Brief Outline of Information to be Presented
Act 46 Basics
Northshire Study Committee Update
Merger Details
Use of Impact Aid Funds
Town Voting Ballot, Merged School Board Nomination & Election Process
More info at https://sites.google.com/site/northshiremergerstudy

Sunderland Annual Town Report for the year ending June 2016: Sunderland VT Annual Town Report 2016

Sunderland Town Warning for March 6 & 7, 2017:  Town of Sunderland Annual Warning March 2017

Sunderland School District Warning for March 6 & 7, 2017:  Sunderland School District Warning March 2017

Southwestern Vermont Technical School Warning for March 6 & 7, 2017:  Southwestern Vermont Technical School Warning March 2017

GNAT interviewed the Safe Roads Committee and discussed the proposal they plan to bring to voters in March.  View the video here:  Safe Road Committee Interview

Here are some great safe driving tips for winter from VTRANSWinter Driving Tips

New Zoning Administrator
The selectboard has appointed Missy Johnson as the Sunderland Zoning Administrator.  Please contact Missy with any ZA related questions.  Missy can be reached at zoningadmin@sunderlandvt.org

Closed Sunderland Landfill Tested for PFOA
The closed Sunderland Landfill (at Casella’s) was tested for PFOA.  The results showed only a very low detection of PFOA at 2 parts per trillion, well below the 20 parts per trillion groundwater enforcement standard and drinking water standard.  If you want to see the full test results they can be viewed here:  PFOA Sample Results

The Northshire Merger Study Committee has created an Act 46 Informational Page to help keep the community informed. Jen Rosenthal and Nancy Wolf represent the town of Sunderland on this committee.

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

Free WiFi is available at the Sunderland Town Hall.  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