June 4 Update to the Reopening of the Cornwall Town Hall!

Updated Message from the
Town of Cornwall, June 4, 2020

In conjunction with the Governor’s Be Smart, Stay Safe initiative. I will be opening the office to records research by appointment only on Tuesday, June 9, 2020. Appointments may be scheduled on Tuesday and Thursday each week. There will be a morning appointment and an afternoon appointment available on those days. I have collected supplies that will be necessary for reopening the office. I will require the use of face coverings and social distancing. The use of gloves is optional. I will have masks, hand sanitizer and gloves available for use. The researcher will have to supply their own pens, paper, etc. I will bring the card files, books and other materials to the researcher and return them to the vault. Please call ahead to make an appointment.

We will open curbside pickup for the library on June 9 as well. There will be a plastic bin on the front porch that will be labeled book pick up. Your reserved items will be in individual bags in the bin with your name on it. You can drop your returned books into the green drop box. Also, please be aware that although we are wiping returned materials down with disinfectant and quarantining them for a period of time, they are not guaranteed 100% free from the virus.

If this slow reopening goes well, I will start to open the office to all, presumably by the end of June. There will still be a limit on the number of people allowed inside the town hall at one time and I will require the use of masks for the foreseeable future.

Meetings of all boards will continue to be held through virtual means using GoToMeeting or Zoom technology until further notice. If you wish to attend a meeting, the instructions to join will be included on the agenda of each meeting. If you have any trouble accessing the meetings, please let Ben Marks or Sue Johnson know so the problem can be addressed.

What if I Need Something?
Sue Johnson will be at the town hall covering the regularly scheduled hours of the office. You can reach Sue by phone: 462-2775, email: cornwallvt@shoreham.net or townofcornwall1761@gmail.com.
The Listers will be working from home and can be reached at their email: cornwall.listers@gmail.com. The Listers phone number is 462-3386.
The town’s fax number is: 462-2606. The town’s mailing address is 2629 Route 30, Cornwall, VT 05753. I will be available to assist you by phone, mail, fax, and email.

 TAX BILL COPIES: If you need a copy of your tax bill, please call or email with the request! I can email and fax copies to you or your tax preparer or mail them to you.

 OTHER PAPERWORK ITEMS: During the time that the office is closed, the town can still provide Vital Records, Green Mountain Passports, DMV registrations, however, these will all have to be done with paperwork that is dropped off in the drop box, mailed in or emailed in to the office. Likewise, payments can be mailed in or dropped in the drop box.

 CORNWALL FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY: Currently, the library is not taking book donations. We do not have a good location to store them outside of the building. We will need and want donations down the road, but not right now. Thank you all.

Town Office Contact Information

Town of Cornwall: 802-462-2775 Phone
802-462-2606 Fax

Cornwall Listers: 802-462-3386
Selectboard Chair: Ben Marks 802-462-3536 Phone

Fire Chief: David Berno

Please go to healthvermont.gov/covid19 for the most up-to-date state information and guidance about COVID-19, including information from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). You may call the VT Department of Health at 802-863-7240, or call community services information at 2-1-1.
Please consider using proper handwashing techniques, facial coverings and social distancing recommendations.
Thank you for understanding that these are unusual times, requiring precautions for public safety and health. As there are Cornwall residents who are in the high-risk group, we believe that taking these precautions will help keep ourselves and our community members healthy. Updates to this temporary closure will be posted at www.cornwallvt.com.