Update on Opening of the Cornwall Town Offices

Updated Message from the Town of Cornwall, July 1, 2020
In conjunction with the Governor’s Be Smart, Stay Safe initiative, I will reopen the office on Tuesday, July 7, 2020. I will still require appointments for land records research at this time. I will make appointments on any day that I am open. I will continue to have one morning and one afternoon appointment per day. I will require the use of a facial covering at this time. Gloves may be used if you wish. I do have supplies here at the office. The vault will still be off limits and I will access the vault information for you to use at the table in the main room. The copier will be moved out into the main room, so you will be able to make your own copies. Thanks for your understanding as we make our way through these challenging times.

The Cornwall Free Public Library will not be open to the public at this point. Curbside pickup of library books continues. 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.
 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.

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.

The August State Primary is just about upon us. I am considering how best to hold the election so everyone can remain safe. If you are a registered voter in Cornwall, you should have received a post card that was sent by the Secretary of State’s office giving you the option to request an early/absentee ballot for the Primary and the General Election. This would be the safest way to vote without in person interaction. I am happy to take your absentee ballot request by phone, by email or through the MyVoterPage website (https://mvp.vermont.gov). I am considering traditional voting at the town hall, with a limited number of people allowed in the building at any one time or perhaps a drive by election somewhere in Cornwall. More information will be forth coming on that decision.
What if I Need Something?

I am going to suggest that you continue to contact the town office by phone or email if at all possible. I am doing in person transactions at the counter, however, so if you do have something that needs in person attention, please feel free to stop in. Facial covering required.

Town Office Contact Information
Town of Cornwall: 802-462-2775 Phone
802-462-2606 Fax
cornwallvt@shoreham.net
townofcornwall1761@gmail.com

Cornwall Listers: 802-462-3386
cornwall.listers@gmail.com

Selectboard Chair: Ben Marks 802-462-3536 Phone
bmarkscornwall@gmail.com

Fire Chief: David Berno
802-462-3791
dberno@shoreham.net

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.