Town Clerk


JUSTICE OF THE PEACE

The Hardwick Town Clerk’s Office is reaching out to the community with an opportunity to become involved with your Town Government.

By Vermont State Statute the population of the Town of Hardwick allows us to have 10 Justices of the Peace to represent our Town. Since the General Election of November 2020 we have only had 5 elected JP’s. Moving forward to the November 2022 General Election we are hoping for a full slate of JP’s to work on our team.

We are hoping that community members might want to join us with the very important role a local Justice of the Peace has.

Justices of the Peace can, if they wish to, perform marriages, but it is not required that they do so. They are also a representative to your local Board of Civil Authority and assist the Town Clerk’s Office with Elections, tax abatement hearings and grand list value appeal hearings.

Progressive’s, Democrat’s and Republican’s wishing to become a Justice of the Peace should contact your local party chair or the office of your State Party Leader.

Independent candidates who are interested in becoming a Justice of the Peace for Hardwick must be a registered Hardwick voter; you must collect 23 signatures of other registered Hardwick voters and sign a Consent of Candidate form. These items must be returned to the Hardwick Town Clerk’s Office by 5 p.m. on Friday, August 12, 2022.

Petition and Consent of Candidate forms can be picked up at the Hardwick Town Clerk’s Office or can be mailed or emailed to you if you contact us at 802-472-5971.

We are very hopeful that we will have interest from many of you to help keep Hardwick moving forward.


Water Line Break Downtown

9:40 a.m. August 1, 2022

There is a water line break in Hardwick Village. Parts of Wolcott Street, all of Main Street and So. Main Street will not have water until this is fixed. It is currently being worked on. We do not have estimate as to the time it will be fixed. We are actively working on the situation to get it fixed ASAP.

We apologize for any inconvenience.


Construction Update: Hardwick Class 1 VT 14/VT 15 Paving Project

DATE: Friday, July 15, 2022

TRAFFIC IMPACT AND DURATION:
Monday, July 18, through Friday, July 22, between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., motorists should expect lane reductions with alternating one-way traffic along Vermont Route 14 (VT 14) and Vermont Route 15 (VT 15) within the project area in Hardwick.

Flaggers will be present to assist motorists through the work zone.

Starting Wednesday, July 20, a portion of VT Route 15 near its intersection with VT Route 215 will be closed to facilitate bridge construction as part of the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail Project. Traffic will be detoured through the Hardwick STP PC23(1) project area. Additional delays are anticipated. Please plan accordingly.

Please note, road surface conditions will vary with segments of uneven and rough terrain. Motorists should use caution when traveling and are reminded to stay alert and slow down through the work zone.

CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES:
Monday through Friday, during the daytime hours, crews will continue preparatory work for the upcoming paving operations including trimming side roads and replacing temporary cold patch around water drainage infrastructure and manholes with permanent bituminous concrete pavement throughout the project area. In addition, crews will be installing permanent roadway signage throughout the project area.
All work will be completed under lane closure.

LOCATION:
The Hardwick Class 1 VT 14/VT15 Paving Project is located on VT 14 and VT 15 in the Town of Hardwick. The project includes approximately 1.7 miles of VT 14 bounded by its intersection with Buffalo Street to the south and just northwest of its intersection with Craftsbury Road and approximately 0.3 miles of VT 15 bounded by its intersection with VT 14 extending just east of Glenside Avenue near the Inn by the River.

PROJECTED COMPLETION: Fall 2022

CONTACT INFORMATION: Annabelle Dally, Public Information Consultant
802-825-2555, annabelle.dally@wsp.com

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Memorial Building Closure

The Memorial Building at 20 Church Street will be closed on Thursday, July 7, due to a sewer issue. Barring any unforeseen circumstances, we anticipate reopening on Friday, July 8. Please email us for assistance or call 802-472-6120 (Town Manager’s office).

Town Clerk’s Office: tonia.chase@hardwickvt.gov or alberta.miller@hardwickvt.gov

Town Manager’s Office: david.upson@hardwickvt.gov, casey.rowell@hardwickvt.gov or amanda.fecteau@hardwickvt.gov