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Taking Care of Your Old Barn

  • December 1, 2017
Here is a basic guide to taking care of historic barns and farm buildings. It includes some general guidelines, a short history of barns, ten tips for barn maintenance and repair, ways to adapt barns to other uses, sources of advice and funding for barn preservation, and a list of organizations that offer assistance to those working on their barns.
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A State Highway Project in Your Town?

  • December 1, 2017
This book provides basic information on the law, the issues, and the process of Agency of Transportation projects for citizens and public officials in Vermont towns. 1995, 1998.
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A Local Official’s Guide to Developing Better Community Post Offices

  • December 1, 2017
One of the challenges facing Vermont's communities is the struggle to keep the post office in the town and village centers and to ensure that the design solution fits respectfully in the community. Factors such as cost and efficiency drive United States Postal Service decisions to relocate local post office, sometimes to sites outside of the town center.
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Public Buildings Keep Town Centers Alive

  • December 1, 2017
Post offices, municipal halls, libraries, courthouses, and other public buildings can play a critical role in keeping downtowns and town centers strong. Conversely, the loss of key public buildings can seriously damage the fabric of downtown. A report on successes in Saratoga Springs New York from planning journalist Philip Langdon.
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Vermont Flood Guide: Preparation, Response & Recovery

  • February 10, 2017
Written in the months following 2011 Tropical Storm Irene, this booklet covers the basics of what you can do prior to a flood event, how to properly clean your building after a flood, and general information for homeowners and municipalities.
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