2013 Public Notice Related to Herbicide Spraying

The Towns of Addison, Bridport, Cornwall, Rochester, Shoreham, and Starksboro                    

2013 PUBLIC NOTICE

HERBICIDE SPRAYING

            The above mentioned municipalities have each requested from the Secretary of the Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets a permit to apply the following herbicides: Garlon 4 ultra (Triclopyr), Oust Extra (Sulfometuron) and  Rodeo (glyphosate) to control unwanted vegetation along town owned highways. Selective spray operations will start approximately May 20, 2013. The applications will be made by certified pesticide applicators using mechanically controlled equipment and hand control methods. Residents along the right-of-way are encouraged to protect sensitive environmental areas, organic farm land and water supplies from spray. It is the resident’s responsibility to notify the town of the existence of these situations adjacent to the town right-of-way. Citizens wishing to inform the town are urged to contact the contact person for their respective town as follows: Addison- Bryan Nolan 759-2570, Bridport- Dusty Huestis 758-2113  Cornwall- Stu Johnson 462-2752, Rochester- Dan Gendron 767-4732, Shoreham- Jason Paquette 897-5451,  Starksboro – Tom Estey 453-2319,  

            The appropriate place to contact with comments, other than the towns is the Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets, Agriculture Resource Management and Environmental Stewardship, 116 State Street, Montpelier, VT 05602, telephone 802-828-2431. Their link Web page that would describe the town’s spray permit request can be found at www.VermontAgriculture.com