Concerns of a small town in Vermont

Listed below are some real life problems towns in Vermont are facing … and they could provide you with real and relevant plot twists in your story:

• dog license renewals

• fundraisers for new playground equipment

• meetings for new playground equipment

• merging school districts

• calls for tenders for the operator services for the town’s Public Drinking Water System. Services include collection of samples, reporting, routine operation and maintenance of the water system, hydrant flushing, coordination with town and State officials

• getting a ride with someone else to attend a meeting in another town

• summer programmes for local kids

• playground equipment needs, and issues with buying and choosing appropriately

• local historical preservation society

• last minute change of meeting location

• Little League elections

• cyanobacteria blooms at a local beach

• multi-family garage sale

• community dinner

• bottle drive

• Crisis Response Plan development and implementation

• local job postings

• planning commission meetings and issues

• library trustee meetings and issues

• public budget information meetings and issues

• select board meetings and issues (for the meaning of select board, click here)

• recreation planning meetings and issues

• Legislative Breakfasts: local concerned residents can breakfast with their local representatives and (presumably, hopefully) network and discuss issues with them

• dairy summit – addressing the challenges and opportunities in the dairy sector

• prohibition of the plowing / blowing of snow into or across a State or Town Highway

• decreasing population (locals, especially younger people, moving away for work opportunities / a better life)

• bringing investment into town

• public budget meetings

• emails CC’d to a number of people … so now the whole town knows your business

• town reports

• voting, and voter eligibility



For the story that sets the scene for this project, One Fine June Morning, click here.

Find out some interesting facts and figure about Euphoria Rivers by clicking here.

Find out some interesting facts and figure about Quonsettville by clicking here.