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Heard on the Street 5.19.21


City Lands Federal Money for Hubbard Park Expansion 

Montpelier recently received $258,000 in federal funds to expand Hubbard Park. The money from the U.S. Forest Service’s Community Forest Program will be used as a 50-percent match to help purchase additional land bordering the park. Additional funding of $20,000 is being provided by the Montpelier Conservation Fund, as well as $35,000 raised to date from individual donors. The Montpelier Parks Commission, along with partners such as the Trust for Public Land, are working toward a goal for all residents to be able to access greenspace within a 10-minute walk from home. 

Senior Center Planning to Reopen

The Montpelier Senior Activity Center is working on creating a reopening plan. Their goal is a slow, safe, and steady reopening process. More information will be shared when available. 

Travel Guidelines Eased

As part of Vermont’s phased reopening plan, there is new travel guidance, effective April 9: except for international travel, travel no longer requires quarantine.

Stump Dump Accepting Debris

Need to get rid of lawn debris, stumps, and branches? The City of Montpelier Stump Dump is open, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please call the City Garage at 802-223-9510 before going to dump to approve of your items.