Welcome to Sheffield, Vermont

Announcements, deadlines, events, etc. Information and facts about Sheffield
Sheffield officials and contact information
Links that may be of interest
Selectboard Meeting Agenda &  Minutes
Planning Commission Meeting Agenda &  Minutes

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Calendar of Announcements, Deadlines, Events, etc.

View From Above


An aerial video of Sheffield was taken as part of a project to visit all 251 towns in VT. Youtube link:


Ethel Newland


Ethel Newland is currently hospitalized in Illinois, having suffered a heart attack.

As of Monday, May 23rd Ethel is doing better. Her heart no longer needs an external assist and she is no longer on a breathing tube. She is awake, alert and recognizes everyone!

Dennis and other family members are there with her and a fund raising effort is being launched to help Dennis and Ethel defray some of the expenses that they are without doubt incurring.

Donations, made out in the name of Dennis Newland, in any amount, are welcome and may be mailed to or dropped off at the Town office.

Please spread the word to other members of the community.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Dennis, Ethel and their family and thank you for your consideration.

Update – “I Am Vermont Strong” Plates


Good news, everyone! As of June 1st 2016, “I Am Vermont Strong” plates may be used permanently. There is no need to remove them.

To the Residents of the Town of Sheffield - Donations for Animals in Need!


The Town of Lyndon has publicly announced that the Lyndon Dog Pound is only for the benefit of Lyndon dogs and cats.  I would like to ask that you keep this in mind when making donations for the benefit of animals.   Donations, monies given to coin drops, articles of food, blankets, bedding all of these things donated to the Lyndon Dog Pound have NO BENEFIT toward helping Sheffield dogs and cats.  I would therefore ask the Town of Sheffield Residents to consider making any and all  donations for the benefit of stray and animals in need to Riverside Rescue in Lunenburg, Vermont.  Riverside Rescue does help with animals almost 100 percent of the time when they are asked for that help.   I would be happy to deliver any donated items to Riverside.

Sincerely, Candace Dane, Sheffield ACO

Contact Information: Riverside Rescue

236 Riverside Avenue

Lunenburg, VT 05906


Transfer Station and Trash Bags

Small and large bags, required to be able to dispose of trash at the Sheffield/Wheelock Transfer Station, are available at the Town Clerk’s office for $1.00 and $2.00 each, respectively, as well as in rolls of 10. Full rolls of 10 bags are also available at the Transfer Station. Please note that all funds received by either Sheffield or Wheelock are placed into a joint account. Therefore, it does not matter where the bags are purchased.

The aforementioned bags are NOT required to dispose of recyclable materials. Only recyclable materials are to be taken to the recycling “shed”. Click here or use the link in the Links section to go to the page containing detailed information about the required Pay Per Throw.

Since the start of mandatory recycling and Pay Per Throw at the Transfer Station, the number of trash containers needed in a given period has been reduced from three to one. This translates to a savings for the residents of Sheffield and Wheelock. The more that is recycled, the less trash needs to be carted away and the more money is saved.

A link to a PDF file of Northeast Kingdom Waste Management District's recycling specifications and guidelines can be found here:


Northeast Kingdom Council on Aging provides free Home Energy Visits for seniors.

The primary purpose of the home energy visit is to help seniors save energy and money.
Volunteer tasks include:
Install low-cost energy efficient products, such as compact fluorescent light bulbs and low-flow showerheads.
Identify energy saving opportunities in the home, such as opportunities for replacing inefficient appliances and home weatherization.
Provide seniors with resources and information to help them save more energy.
Each visit will last approximately 1-1 ½ hours.
The visit and all products are provided free-of-charge.



24th (Friday) – Any registered voter will be able to request a ballot from the town clerk by phone, mail, or online and cast their vote for the August 9th primary election. To see the full text of the press realease, see the entry for August 9th.

Agreeably to the provisions of Title 32, Vermont Statutes Annotated, Section 4111, notice is hereby given that the undersigned listers within and for the Town/City of Sheffield have this day completed the abstract of individual lists of persons, co-partnerships, associations and corporations owning taxable property in said town/city on the first day of April, 2016; that they have this day lodged the same in the office of the Clerk of said town/city for the inspection of taxpayers; that on the  27t h day of June 2016, at 5 o'clock in the afternoon, the undersigned listers will meet at Town Office in Sheffield, said town/city, to hear grievances of persons, co-partnerships, associations, and corporations aggrieved by any of their appraisals or by the acts of such listers, whose objections thereto in writing shall have been filed with them as prescribed by statute, and to make such corrections in said abstract as shall upon hearing or otherwise be determined by them; and that unless cause to the contrary be shown, the contents of said abstract will, for the year 2016, become the grand list of said town/city and of each person, co-partnership, association or corporation therein named.
Given under our hands at Sheffield, in the County of Caledonia, this 10 day of June 2016.
William St. Peter
Ed Jewell
David Eliassen
Listers of the Town/City of: Sheffield

29th (Wednesday) – The Northeast Kingdom region is establishing a Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) unit and is looking for volunteer members. They are having a meet and greet at 6:00pm on June 29th at the Vermont Department of Health, 107 Eastern Avenue, St. Johnsbury.
MRCs are community-based organizations that help support the health department, local hospitals, and their local communities. Members serve communities by assisting in times of need in various capacities, as well as promoting health education outreach, engaging in disease prevention activities, preparedness education, and taking part in local community events.
MRCs are made up of medical and non-medical volunteers, serving up to their licensed skill level based on incident need. Non-medical volunteers are just as vital to MRC units and encourage to join; assisting in coordination, administrative, and logistical support. Members can volunteer as much time as they like on health and wellness activities and/or just serve in times of need.
MRC volunteers can be a vital resource in times of need, being deployed for overwhelmed medical facilities or assisting the Department of Health (assisting at various locations to help organize and guide community members to and through a Point of Distribution set up). Becoming an affiliated registered volunteer before an incident allows one to be pre-credentialed and verified, so they can be utilized to help as soon as possible.
Recently, Vermont MRC volunteers have helped support the blood drawing clinics for Bennington PFOA water contamination this spring, supported last year’s tuberculosis (TB) testing clinics for students and staff at Charlotte Central School after a reported case, assisted with Vermont’s WIC program, and held first aid stations at this year’s St. Albans Maple Fest and Rutland’s Girls on the Run event. With limited resources in the Northeast Kingdom our volunteers would be able to help be the ‘feet on the ground’ at area events to ensure everyone’s safety.
Members receive various training and educational opportunities, such as assisting during the set up of the state’s portable hospital (massive tent structure), psychological first aid training, first aid and CPR, and attending special speaker presentations.
To learn more about Vermont MRCs and sign-up, visit at OnCallforVT.org. Watch this video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDTbBBrcjG0&index=5& list=PLk9-Nj2hBiYoNhtsWzid3iL-lmI35dIl_

to learn about Vermont MRCs and one member's reasons for volunteering. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. To RSVP, for the meet and greet on June 29th at 6:00pm, please email

Thank you,
Debra Bach, RN
District Director
Vermont Department of Health
(802)751-0179 (DESK)
(802)473-0259 (CELL)
Email: debra.bach@vermont.gov


1st  (Friday) – Keniston and Dane Education Fund deadline to apply for the fall semester.

4th (Monday) – Independence Day. Town Office closed.

6th  (Wednesday) – Selectboard meeting 6:00 P.M. at the Town Clerk’s Office.

6th  (Wednesday) – Food Pantry for the residents of Sheffield, Wheelock and Sutton from 9:30 A.M. to noon at the Sheffield Town Hall.

13th (Wednesday) – Bulky Day at the Transfer Station.

13th (Wednesday) – Field Day Committee meeting at 7:00 P.M.

14th(Thursday) – Food Pantry (produce) from 12:00 Noon to 3:00 P.M. at the Sheffield Town Hall.

16th (Saturday) – Bulky Day at the Transfer Station.

18th (Monday) – School Board meeting 6:00 P.M. at the Miller's Run School in the Art and Music Room.

20th (Wednesday) – Planning Commission at 7:00 P.M. at the Town Clerk’s Office.


3rd  (Wednesday) – Deadline to register for the August 9th 2016 primary election.

3rd  (Wednesday) – Selectboard meeting 6:00 P.M. at the Town Clerk’s Office.

3rd  (Wednesday) – Food Pantry for the residents of Sheffield, Wheelock and Sutton from 9:30 A.M. to noon at the Sheffield Town Hall.

9th (Tuesday) – Secretary of State Jim Condos Announces VT’s Early Voting for the State Primary Begins Friday June 24. Montpelier – Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos announces that early voting will officially open on Friday, June 24th. Beginning on Friday, any registered voter will be able to request a ballot from their town clerk by phone, mail, or online and cast their vote for the August 9th election. The elections staff has already finalized and sent out the ballots to town clerks and some towns may even open their early voting before Friday. “Vermont’s early voting system is one of the many ways our office ensures voting is accessible to eligible Vermont voters,” states Secretary Condos. “We recognize that many Vermonters have busy schedules and may not be able to take time away from work or their families to vote on August 9th. Early voting ensures these people are not left out of the democratic process by giving them more opportunities to cast their vote.” Those who would like to request a ballot and vote early can contact their local town clerk or visit the Secretary of State’s website at:




 Ballots are available at your City/Town Clerks beginning no later than Friday, June 24th until the close of their town clerk’s office the day before the election. Ballots must be completed and returned to the appropriate town clerk by the close of polls on August 9th. Keep in mind, only registered voters can request a ballot. For voters who are not yet registered, they can go online to complete their registration:




Voters must register by August 3rd to be eligible to vote in the August 9th primary. “Voting is a constitutional right and I am proud that our early voting system makes this right more accessible. Whether you vote early or at the polls on August 9th, I strongly encourage all Vermonters to get out and exercise their right vote.” Your Vote is Your Voice!

.10th (Wednesday) – Field Day Committee meeting at 7:00 P.M.

11th(Thursday) – Food Pantry (produce) from 12:00 Noon to 3:00 P.M. at the Sheffield Town Hall.

15th (Monday) – School Board meeting 6:00 P.M. at the Miller's Run School in the Art and Music Room.

16th (Tuesday) – Bennington Battle Day


5th (Monday) – Labor Day. Town Office closed.

5th (Monday) – Sheffield Field Day.

7th  (Wednesday) – Selectboard meeting 6:00 P.M. at the Town Clerk’s Office.

7th  (Wednesday) – Food Pantry for the residents of Sheffield, Wheelock and Sutton from 9:30 A.M. to noon at the Sheffield Town Hall.

9th(Friday) – 2016 Vermont Coverts: Woodlands for Wildlife Woodland Owner Cooperator Training
Do you love your woodland? Enjoy seeing birds and other wildlife and want to learn how a healthy forest can enhance wildlife habitat, provide recreational and timber benefits? Are you interested in reaching out to others in your community? Then join us for the Coverts 3-day Woodland Owner Training. It will allow you to connect with resource professionals and other landowners just like you while learning how you can improve your woodland. The training program is offered in the spring and fall. The spring dates are May 20-22 and will take place at the Farm and Wilderness Camp, Plymouth, VT. The fall dates are September 9-11 and will be held at Kehoe Conservation Camp in Hydeville, VT. Space is limited so register now! To learn more, see a sample agenda or download an application visit our website at www.vtcoverts.org. You can also contact us by calling Lisa Sausville at 802-877-2777 or e-mail lisa@vtcoverts.org.

14th (Wednesday) – Field Day Committee wrap-up meeting at 7:00 P.M.

15th(Thursday) – Food Pantry (produce) from 12:00 Noon to 3:00 P.M. at the Sheffield Town Hall.

19th (Monday) – School Board meeting 6:00 P.M. at the Miller's Run School in the Art and Music Room.


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Vermont Government Portal Home Page


Vermont Government Portal Sheffild Page

"Listen Up! Vermont" is books, audiobooks, downloads and more from the Vermont Green Mountain Library Consortium

Area Agency on Aging

Rural Community Transportation (RCT)

Miller's Run School


Miller's Run School Board

Act 148 - Vermont's Universal Recycling Law

Northeast Kingdom Waste Management District (NEKWMD)

Fairbanks Museum

Find items relating to Sheffield, VT available at amazon.com

Sheffield at Wikipedia

"I Am Vermont Strong" License Plates

Sheffield's weather and forecast at:




Weather Underground

Harman Clark’s Sheffield Past And Present Facebook page

Front Porch Forum

Galway Kinnell Links:








Vermont Community Forum


Catamount Arts

Vermont Woodlands Association

information and workshops

Pay Per Throw

USDA Rural Development Programs

502 (Single Family Housing Direct Home Loans)

504 (Single Family Housing Repair Loans & Grants)

Mathewson State Forest (PDF Map)


Northeastern Vermont Development Association (NVDA)

Calendar of announcements, deadlines, events, etc. (on this page)

Sheffield government and contact information (on this page)

Information and facts about Sheffield (on this page)

Selectboard Meeting Agenda and Minutes

Planning Commission Meeting Agenda and Minutes

St. Johnsbury Regional Technical Education Advisory Board (Caledonia/Essex Technical Advisory Board)

Early/Absentee Voter Ballot request form (PDF)

Board of Auditors Meeting Agenda and Minutes

Budget and Town Report Meeting Agenda and Minutes

Cemetery Association Minutes Sheffield Historical Society 2015 Field Day Report 2015 Walk In The Woods
ATV Exemption Request Snowmobile ATV Ordinance Vermont Veteran’s Home

Online Voter Registration (OLVR)

My Voter Page (MVP)

2016 Town Meeting Minutes

2014 Town Report

2015 Town Report

United States Postal Service

U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders

U.S. Representative Peter Welch

State Senator Joe Benning

State Senator Jane Kitchel

State Representative Vicki Strong

State Representative Sam Young

Sheffield, located in the northwestern portion of Caledonia County in Vermont 's Northeast Kingdom (NEK), was chartered on October 25, 1793 and has an area of 32.62 square miles at a mean elevation of 907 feet above sea level (ASL).

Miller’s Run School ( 3249 VT Route 122, Sheffield , VT 05866 ) is administered by the Unified District 37 which is comprised of the towns of Sheffield and adjoining Wheelock and is open to pre-kindergarten to 8th grade students of both towns.

School Board meetings are held the third Monday of every month at 6:00 P.M. in the Art and Music Room at the Miller's Run School. See the links in the Links section.

Each Labor Day Sheffield holds its annual Field Day, with a parade and various activities, contests and events, to benefit the Sheffield-Wheelock Fire Department, Food Pantry, camp scholarships and other worthwhile causes.

Sheffield is the site of a 16 turbine commercial wind energy operation. The turbines are designed to generate 100,000 megawatt hours of energy, enough to power approximately 12,600 Vermont homes. The operators of the wind farm pay Sheffield $520,000 annually and some $250,000 to the State Education Fund from the operation of the wind farm.

Mathewson State Forest is a 795 acre forest located in Sheffield and the adjoining towns of Wheelock and Sutton. Mathewson State Forest offers opportunities for primitive camping, hiking and cold water fishing.

Sheffield is part of the Northeast Kingdom Waste Management District (NEKWMD). Sheffield and Wheelock jointly operate the Transfer Station where residents of both towns, after having obtained a valid permit sticker, can dispose of their household refuse and, more importantly, recyclable materials. The more that is recycled the less must be disposed of and the lower the cost to operate the Transfer Station and, ultimately, to the residents of Sheffield and Wheelock. The Transfer Station is open between the hours of 8 A.M. and 5 P.M. Wednesday and Saturday.

The Transfer Station is NOT for the disposal of commercial waste.

Bulky Days are those designated dates on which large and/or bulky items, such as bedding, furniture, etc., may be brought to the Transfer Station for disposal. As the cost to operate the Transfer Station is reflected in the taxes that the residents of Sheffield and Wheelock must pay, everything that helps reduce that cost is a direct savings to the taxpayers of the communities. To help minimize expenses and ensure that there is the right amount of container space for all items, it is requested that anyone who will be disposing of items at an upcoming Bulky Day contact the Transfer Station personnel as soon as possible at (802) 626-8117 between the hours of 8 A.M. and 5 P.M. on any Wednesday or Saturday and let the personnel there know, as accurately as possible, what items will be brought for disposal.

Recyclables accepted at the Sheffield / Wheelock Transfer Station

  1. Aluminum cans, pie plates and foil items (Please rinse) Steel/Tin cans (Please rinse)  Please thoroughly rinse all cat and dog food cans
  2. Aerosol cans
  3. Glass bottles and jars (Please rinse) Remove lids and recycle separately
  4. Plastic bags
  5. # 1 through # 4 Plastic bottles, jugs, and other containers (Please rinse) Please flatten gallon jugs whenever possible
  6. Boxboard (non-corrugated) including white pizza boxes and egg cartons; also the covers of any hard cover books
  7. Corrugated cardboard including brown pizza boxes and all pizza trays that are not oil soaked
  8. All paper including newspaper, magazines, catalogs, office paper, paper mail and envelopes; also soft cover books and the inside pages of hard cover books
  9. Brown paper including bags and packing paper
  10. Shredded paper (not bagged)
  11. Hard and soft cover books
  12. Rechargeable batteries
  13. Alkaline batteries
  14. Compact fluorescent bulbs (Fluorescent tubes of any length must be taken to the NEK Waste Management site in Lyndonville)
  15. LED Blubs
  16. Scrap metal
  17. Compostable food and meat scraps, fats; NO oils, liquids or other residues (Please see signs posted by the composting containers for specifics)

Additional items including electronics and tires are recycled at the NEK Waste Management site in Lyndonville.

A complete list of items accepted at their site may be found at www.nekwmd.org


Items of Question that must be treated as waste:

 Wax or plastic coated cartons or containers (Milk, juice, ice cream, etc.)

  1. Disposable diapers (children’s or adult’s)
  2. Sanitary pads
  3. Band-Aids, gauze pads or other wound closures and coverings
  4. Used paper tissues
  5. Kitty litter
  6. Styrofoam
  7. Packaged meat absorbent sheets aka “diapers”
  8. Syringes and needles are NOT recyclable! They must be disposed of in the compactor trash.

Town of Sheffield
37 Dane Road
PO Box 165
Sheffield , VT 05866

William St. Peter
Town Clerk, Treasurer and E911 Coordinator

Monday: 9 A.M. to 3 P.M.
Wednesday: 9 A.M. to 3 P.M. and 5 P.M. to 8 P.M.
Friday: 9 A.M. to 3 P.M.
See the Calendar of Announcements, Deadlines, Events, Etc. for exceptions.

Tel: 802-626-8862
Fax: 802-626-0424


Board of Selectmen
Max Aldrich, Chairman
Charles Gilman
Walter Smith


Ed Jewell
David Eliassen
William St. Peter

Planning Commission

Transfer Station
Wednesday and Saturday: 8 A.M. 5 P.M.
Tel: 802-626-8117

Sheffield Animal Control Officer
802 535-7109 Cell
802 626-8202 Home

Note that all documents, minutes, notices, statements, etc. appearing on this web site have been duly signed and/or witnessed, as appropriate, whether said original signature(s) appears or not. Contact Mr. William St. Peter, Sheffield Town Clerk at (802) 626-8862 (Tel) or (802) 626-0424 (Fax) or townclerk@sheffieldvt.org regarding access to the aforementioned documents, minutes, notices, statements, etc.

Disclaimer: The information posted here is accurate at the time of posting. As always, changes may occur and will be posted as soon as possible.

Selectboard Meetins and Agenda Planning Commision Meetings and Agenda