Town Manager

Preliminary Notice of Potential Adverse Effect to a Historic Property

The USDA, Community Facilities (CF) program has received an application for financial assistance from the Town of Hardwick. The proposal consists of the following work located on Daniels Road connecting to South Main Street in Hardwick, VT; complete demolition and removal existing pedestrian walkway structure; the northern and southern abutment need to be replaced; construction of an additional simple truss bridge to be installed in the place of the current existing pedestrian bridge. If implemented, the project will adversely affect a property that is listed or eligible for listing with the National Register of Historic Places. The purpose of this notice is to inform the public of this proposed adverse effect and request comments concerning the proposal, alternative sites or actions that would avoid these impacts, and methods that could be used to minimize these impacts.

The entirety of this proposed bridge project takes place inside the Downtown Hardwick Village Historic District. The suspension bridge contributes in the historic district with a district number of #62. Therefore, the bridge is considered a ‘historic site’.  All properties considered contributing to the historic district continue to retain their historic integrity and NR eligibility.

In accordance with 36 CFR Part 800.6, a draft Memorandum of Agreement has been prepared by CF program, Town of Hardwick, and the Vermont State Historic Preservation Office.

The environmental documentation regarding this proposal is available for review at the USDA Rural Development office at 481 Summer Street in St. Johnsbury or 28 Vernon Street in Brattleboro. For questions regarding this proposal contact Alexander T. Gauthier at 802 689 3034.

Any person interested in commenting on this proposal should submit comments to the address above by September 28, 2023.

A general location map of the proposal is shown below.

FEMA Deadline is Approaching

Do you have flood damage?  Register with FEMA before funding goes away!

Sept 12th is the last day to register for assistance with FEMA! 

Visit a Disaster Recovery Center to register in-person.  

Johnson & Cambridge: McClelland Hall (NVU), 131 College Hill Rd 

Monday – Saturday, 8a – 6p

Can’t make it to a Disaster Recovery Center? 

Visit to register online.  

Call 1-800-621-3362 to register over the phone.  

FEMA, SBA, and USDA Application Assistance in Hardwick

Need help applying for FEMA before the September 12 deadline? Unsure how to file an appeal?
Searching for additional resources to help your household or business recover? Hardwick Area
Neighbor to Neighbor has coordinated a group of trained volunteers to assist with this process
and will be hosting “Open Hours” over the next few weeks for folks to drop in and work through
their questions.

Volunteers with access to computers and printers will be available on a first-come, first-served
basis. They will review other funding sources that may apply to your situation and help you
determine the next steps needed.

You can meet with a volunteer at the Memorial Building/Town Offices (20 Church Street) in
Hardwick during the following times:

Saturdays, August 19, 26 & September 2 & 9 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Wednesdays, August 23, 30 & September 6, from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

If you’re unable to make those times or would prefer to meet in an alternative location, please
contact Hardwick Area Neighbor to Neighbor by calling 802-441-330, emailing, or completing this simple request form to arrange for this
individual support option.

As a reminder, September 12 is the deadline to apply for FEMA and SBA (Small Business
Administration) assistance. Individuals and businesses who have incurred any flood damage
are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to ensure access to funding set aside for this

The USDA will also have a staff person present at these Open Hours to help any individual who
qualifies for its Single-Family Housing Repair Grant. Funding up to $40,675 is available for
those with a $45,350 maximum household income for a family of four or a $59,900 maximum
household income up to a family of eight.

Please share this information with anyone who you think might benefit – knowledge is power!

Hardwick Area Neighbor to Neighbor

Call or text: 802-441-3301

(call 2-1-1 for 24/7 support)

The Hardwick Police Department is Hiring

The Town of Hardwick Police Department is accepting applications for the following positions:

Patrol Officer


The Town is seeking energetic, positive professionals with a strong desire to provide quality police services to a progressive community. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age; possess exceptional moral character; strong work ethics, be able to pass the Vermont Criminal Justice Training Council’s (VCJTC) physical fitness test, the VCJTC entrance exam & psychological evaluation (MMPI). Applicants chosen to proceed in the hiring process will undergo an extensive background investigation, to include a polygraph test and interviews with the Chief of Police and Town Manager. Current full-time (Level 3) certified officers are encouraged to apply.

Minimum job requirements for the Sergeant role include the following: graduation from an accredited two-year college or university with a degree in Sociology, Criminal Justice, Public Administration, or other closely related field with three years of police work experience. Five years of increasingly responsible police experience, preferably in a municipal or state environment, two years of which must have involved supervisory and administrative responsibility. Additional years of police work experience as defined above may be substituted for the associate degree.

Current labor contracts provide for competitive wages and benefits including health insurance, life insurance, a generous amount of accrued time off, and participation in the Vermont Municipal Retirement System. Day, night, weekend, and holiday work required. This is a Union position.

Those wishing to apply should send a resume with at least three references, along with a cover letter and a completed application. Application package can be found on the Town’s website at:

Applications can be emailed to or mailed to:

Hardwick Police Department

P.O. Box 447

Hardwick, VT 05843

Town of Hardwick is an Equal Opportunity Employer.