Panton working on town projects

PANTON — Panton selectmen have in recent months been overseeing a number of projects to town properties, many to completion.
The most prominent, paving of much of Panton Road, was completed prior to their Oct. 2 meeting. The town also was set to review bids on Oct. 3 for an upgrade of the Dead Creek Bridge, but that meeting was rescheduled.
The highway department also improved a stretch of West Road and installed surveillance cameras at the town garage to help deal with what town officials called persistent theft problems.
On Oct. 9, the board confirmed that the Northlands Job Corps Urban Forestry program had agreed to remove trees near the carriage barn behind Panton Town Hall.
On Sept. 25 the selectboard learned that electrical work had been completed to the outside of town hall that was needed to bring the structure up to code, and said they would soon order materials for two “Panton Welcome Signs.”
Still in process is an upgrade to the Arnold Bay town beach. Dock Doctors agreed this summer to furnish a dock for the beach, but contract details involving liability are still being worked out. The board and interested residents are also discussing a gate and whether to pay for some improvements by charging out-of-towners for beach use or applying for a grant.
The board in July also agreed that the town’s Committee for the Future of Town Hall should look into improvements of the building’s handicap access ramp.
In other business, Town Clerk Jean Miller said last week she was still looking for a couple of volunteers to help out for a few hours on Election Day, and those interested may contact her at 475-2333; the selectboard in September appointed Heidi Mahoney to a vacancy on the planning commission/development review board; and selectmen in August discussed a suggestion that town meetings be held on Monday nights instead of Tuesday morning.
The following real estate transfers were recorded in Panton this year through Oct. 18:
•  Jan. 13 Robert and Debra Hall to Joseph Angier and Shannon Sisters, home on 10.5 acres at 814 Panton Road, $173,500.
•  Feb. 1: Samuel and Gail Visser to Eric and Mark Visser, 300-acre farm on Panton Road, $710,000.
•  Feb. 10: Painter Hills LLC to Vorsteveld Farm LLP, 104.8 acres on Route 222A, $295,000.
•  March 22: Gregory and Debra O’Bryan to Vermont Land Trust et al., development rights on a 316-acre farm on Otter Creek Road, $295,000.
•  March 22: Gregory and Debra O’Bryan to James and Lynn Choiniere, 316-acre farm on Otter Creek Road, $15,600 plus other considerations including long-term rent.
•  March 30: Warren and Victoria Rinehart to Christopher and Carol Jakubik, home on 2.06 acres at 1282 Arnold Bay Road, $855,000.
•  April 5: William and Kim Bingham to Vorsteveld Farm LLP, 147-acre farm on Jersey Street, $252,000.
•  May 18: Earlene Smith to Jamie Levis and Zylpha Trask, home at 214 Stove Pipe City Road, $175,000.
•  July 5: Deborah Van Hodge estate to Zachary Weaver, home on 10.1 acres at 163 Pease Road, $255,000.
•  July 6: Diane Keever to Roger and Lorraine Kayser, home on 10.05 acres at 185 Lake Road, $375,000.
•  Aug. 31: Glenn Fay estate to Molly Bull and Douglas DeVoid, home on 2.5 acres at 1117 Panton Road, $180,000.
•  Aug. 31: Bernd von Kutzleben to Edward and Eileen Brennan, home on 24.85 acres at 207 Lake Road, $700,000.
•  Oct. 12: Patricia Gaouette and Lisa Stearns to Gordon Turpin, home on 5.25 acres at 182 Pease Road, $190,000. 

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