Town Manager

Invitation to Bid: Roadside Mowing

The Town of Hardwick is requesting bids for mowing of Town Highway roadsides.  The Town has 77 miles of Class 3 and Class 2 roads both paved and gravel, which equates to 154 miles of roadside.  The Town would like the roadsides mowed during the month of July.  Please submit a written bid (stating a not to exceed dollar amount) for the project by 1:00 p.m. June 12, 2023, to:

Town of Hardwick

P.O. Box 523

Hardwick, VT 05843

Bids can also be emailed to  The Town of Hardwick reserves the right to waive informalities in, or reject any or all bids, or to accept any bid deemed to be in the best interest of the Town.  If you have questions, call 802.472.6120.

Notice of Changes to Town Traffic Ordinance

The Hardwick Select Board accepted amendments and adopted changes to the Town of Hardwick Traffic Ordinance at a Select Board meeting on May 18, 2023. The purpose of the Ordinance is to promote public health, safety, and welfare by establishing safe speed limits on certain paved and unpaved town highways in the Town of Hardwick.

A summary of the changes to Articles VII and VIII are as follows:


Specific roads have been identified by Town Highway # for each of the following categories: twenty-five (25) miles per hour, thirty (30) miles per hour, thirty-five (35) miles per hour, fifty (50) miles per hour, and those roads where no speed limit has been established by the Selectboard. The change breaks down each speed category and lists the speed limits of specific roads and streets. It also has a section that covers Routes 14, 15 & 16.


VIOLATIONS & PENALTIES. It shall be a violation of this ordinance for any person to operate a motor vehicle in excess of the above posted speed limits. The penalty for a violation of this ordinance is assessed according to the Judicial Bureau Waiver Penalty Schedule in effect at the time of violation.

ENFORCEMENT. The violation of this ordinance shall be a civil matter which may be enforced in the Vermont Judicial Bureau in accordance with the provisions of 24 V.S.A. §§ 1974a and 1977 et seq. and Rule 80.6 of the Vermont Rules of Civil Procedure. For purposes of enforcement in the Judicial Bureau, any Enforcement Officer shall have the authority to issue tickets and may be the appearing officer at any hearing.

This ordinance may be enforced by any qualified law enforcement officers in the State of Vermont.

Section 3.  Any person who violates the provisions of Article V and Article VI are subject to penalties that pertain to Title 23, Vermont Statutes Annotated, Section 1003, 1007 and 1081 (b) as set forth in the Vermont Uniform Violations and Offenses Waiver Schedule of Fines and Point Assessment Manual.

The amendments to the Traffic Ordinance shall become effective July 16, 2023, unless a petition signed by at least five percent of the voters of the Town of Hardwick is filed with the Town Clerk by July 1, 2023, asking for a vote to disapprove the ordinance.  If a petition is received, the Hardwick Select Board will hold a special meeting and the voters may vote on that question.  Copies of the adopted ordinance are available at the Town Clerk’s and Town Manager’s Office at 20 Church Street, Hardwick, VT For questions, contact David Upson, Town Manager at 802-472-6120. Click here for a full copy of the ordinance.

Request for Proposal (RFP) – Fire Station Roof Replacement

The Town of Hardwick is seeking bids from licensed and qualified roofing contractors for replacement of the asphalt shingle roof at the Hardwick Fire Station. The roof covers approximately 6,000 square feet. Replacement will include disposal of existing shingles and underlayment, inspection of existing plywood decking, and replacement of decking as needed.

Click here for the complete RFP.

FAQ’s about Marketing RFP

The Town of Hardwick has received several questions in response to the recent posting of an RFP for a marketing and mapping project focused on the Town’s recreational resources. Those questions and the answers are listed below.

Question: The budget for the project is not sufficient to produce all the deliverables outlined in the RPF. Can the budget be adjusted?

Answer: While the project budget cannot be adjusted, we welcome proposals for any or all of the deliverables. We request, however, that each firm make the case for what they are able to provide within the $5,000 budget.

Question: Is there any flexibility with the project timeline or the order of deliverables?

Answer: It is possible that some minor adjustments may be made to the timeline and order of deliverables during the contracting process, but all proposals submitted, should reflect the timeline outlined in the RFP.

Question: Can the Town provide any additional information about the types and number of recreational assets to be represented on the final map?

Answer: There are approximately 8 recreational assets that have been identified to be included on the map. Among those are a pump track, hiking and biking trails, a boating access, and scenic biking loops. It is hoped that the locations of cultural resources and amenities for trail users will also be included.