Westminster withdrawal – Athens/Grafton Vote to ratify agreement

August 31, 2021 Vote –  Sample Ballot: Ballot School Sample Ballot 08312021


Household Hazardous Waste Collection: Tuesday September 21, 2021

There will be a household hazardous waste collection on TUESDAY, September 21 at the Springfield Transfer Station, 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. for residents of Andover, Athens, Baltimore, Cavendish, Chester, Grafton, Ludlow, Plymouth, Reading, Rockingham, Springfield, Weathersfield, West Windsor, and Windsor. Sponsored by the Southern Windsor/Windham Counties Solid Waste Management District and the host town. E-mail mobrien@marcvt.org or call 674-9235 for more information or visit www.vtsolidwastedistrict.org for a list of what to bring and what not to bring.


Town Well Testing

Town Wells: As a precaution in early December 2018 the Selectboard had the water wells serving the Town Hall, Grafton Library and Town Highway Garage tested for PFAs and PFOAs by Verterre. All three wells tested “No Detections.”    See this report: J46497-1 UDS Level 2 Report Final Report  in particular page 5.


PFAS testing at GES
Dept of Environmental Conservation Representative August 15, in relevant part:

“I was able to visit the school earlier this week and work with our contractor to develop a preliminary investigation work plan. We plan on sampling a couple of the closest private wells to get some more data from deep groundwater and we will be focusing our testing on the shallow soil and groundwater near the school’s septic system and leachfield. The data that we get from this preliminary investigation will inform the need to sample elsewhere. We will not be sampling other wells in the town unless the data shows a reason to do so. It will be a few weeks before we can evaluate this next set of data.”

The Dept. of Environment Conservation Contractor, Verterre, which is doing the testing at the school, filed its initial report date Oct 22, 2018. As it now exists, the report is too large to post on this site. Contact Bill Kearns at townadmin@graftonvt.org or 843 2552 and he will send it to you digitally, or you can come into Town Hall and read it. This si the meat of the report.


Emerald Ashborer Beetle
Licensing you Dog
Dog licenses are to be renewed annually on or before April 1st each year.  To obtain new license or re-license for current year, please bring a current Rabies Vaccination. Due to the Coronavirus this deadline has been extended to June 1st and can be done by mail. Cost is $9 spayed/neutered. Not spayed/neutered $13


Please direct any comments and questions to Bill Kearns, Town Administrator

(802) 843-2552