Irene Relief Efforts, Sept.22
Information not in this email has not been updated since our last update. Please check KillingtonTown.com for the most updated information.
Current as of 4 pm, Sept. 22
State Roads (Including Rt. 4):
Access has been restored from Rutland to Woodstock via Rt. 4, with occasional delays for construction.
Restoring access to East Mountain Road is the Town’s number one priority, with addressing connecting roads soon after that. The goal is to be finished by the time the winter season begins. Culvert replacement is in progress and the Town Road Crew is working on other damaged roads in town. Officials are currently working with FEMA to maximize federal support for these projects.
Bulk Waste Disposal:
The Solid Waste District will receive waste for Killington residents at its location in Rutland on Gleason Rd. They are open Monday – Saturday from 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. The next bulk waste day in Killington is planned for Nov. 5-7
To give a sense of their rates, 200lbs of carpet would cost $13.50 to dispose.
Emergency Watershed Protection Program (EWP):
EWP is a US Department of Agriculture recovery effort aimed at relieving imminent hazards to life and property caused by floods and other natural occurrences. If your land has suffered severe damage that may qualify for the EWP program. Information is available at KillingtonTown.com
Free Moisture Assessments and Incentives from Efficiency Vermont: Efficiency Vermont is offering free air sealing and moisture assessments and incentives for new heating systems for homeowners and businesses. Information and forms are posted on killingtontown.com
New Comfort Station Location:
The comfort station has moved from the Butternut Inn to the Church of our Savior (Little White Church). In addition to food and supplies, a limited number of water testing kits are available there.
FEMA and SBA Assistance:
Assistance is available at the FEMA office, located behind and above the Post Office. The deadline to file for business damage is October 31st.
Water Testing Kits:
If you’re concerned that your water source has been affected by hurricane Irene, please pick up a water testing kit from the comfort station, Town Office, or from the Vermont Department of Health.
Post Office Service and Killington Elementary School Bus:
The Post Office is back on a daily schedule and will be delivering to all mailboxes in town that are accessable by road, and KES has the school bus service up and running through town again.
Disaster Legal Assistance Clinics:
The Rutland County Bar Association will hold a series of free Disaster Legal Assistance Clinics around Rutland County to provide guidance and resource information to our friends and neighbors in Rutland County who have suffered damage or loss as a result of Hurricane Irene. Find out more about scheduling at KillingtonTown.com
Mother Nature Won’t Stop Fall Foliage!
Due to the speedy road recovery and support of businesses and locals, Killington will be open for fall foliage season and is excited to welcome guests back to our friendly town. The popular Killington Hay Festival will return on September 23, and the Killington Resort Brewfest Weekend kicks off Sept. 30. And don’t forget that Killington is hosting the DockDogs National Championships over Columbus Day weekend! There’s no better place than Killington for a New England Fall Foliage Weekend! There’s even a Hay Festival Photo Contest to win cash and prizes!
More information on Irene-related issues is available at KillingtonTown.com, while information on upcoming events and foliage season is available at DiscoverKillington.com.