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Monkton news for Apr. 2

MONKTON — The following is some information due to the pandemic.
Little Free Pantry: There is now a Little Free Pantry on the front porch of the Monkton Friends Methodist Church at 78 Monkton Ridge. This Little Free Pantry will operate as a community based satellite of the Have-A-Heart food shelf. A Little Free Pantry is similar to the Little Free Library. It is about neighbors helping neighbors. The philosophy of a Little Free Pantry is to “give what you can, take what you need.” 
On the porch of the church is a set of shelves and a cooler with canned and boxed goods available for pick up generally from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. During this Coronavirus pandemic, while many folks are out of work and school, we want to welcome everyone to participate in the give and take as needed. You may leave donations and/or pick up something from this pantry, whatever your need. If dropping off food, be sure that it is within its best use by date and properly sanitized. 
We are also accepting monetary donations to purchase produce and meats from local Monkton farms and businesses for the pantry (make check out to Monkton Friends Methodist Church, put LFP on the memo line, mail ℅ Teri Fitz-Gerald 288 Monkton Ridge North Ferrisburgh, VT 05473). If you need milk, eggs, cheese, meat, or something that is not on the porch, we have items stored safely inside. Please don’t go hungry. Call Teri Fitz-Gerald at 802-453-4918 to coordinate a pick-up time for the refrigerated or frozen goods or if you need something outside the posted hours. Together we are stronger!
Monkton Town Hall hours and contact info during the pandemic: In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Town of Monkton is taking prompt action to mitigate the spread of the virus.
The Monkton Town Hall is closed to the public effective immediately and until further notice. The Town Office will remain available to assist you by phone, email or by appointment.
Town Officials will be available by phone on:
Monday: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4-7 p.m.
Wednesday: Listers 8-11 a.m. by appointment.
Thursday: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4-7 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Unless other arrangements have been made by appointment.
Town Clerk: 802-453-3800, [email protected].
Treasurer: 802-453-3800, [email protected].
Listers: 802-453-4515, [email protected].
Zoning: 802-453-3800, [email protected].
The following Town business can be done via email, snail mail and by phone:
*Tax payments.
*Dog licensing: The cost is $10 for spayed/neutered or $13 for females/males. At this time the dog licensing late fee will be waived until May 1st.
*Marriage/Birth/Death certificates
*Zoning applications and follow up questions
Russell Library’s latest information: In light of the recent events around social distancing, we are unable to be open for browsing at this time. Plans are being formulated for a curbside pickup service available in the next week or so. In the meantime, please take a moment to look at our website to learn more about the digital resources available to our patrons. We’re delighted to offer a plethora of choices to you during this difficult time for our citizens.
If you have books to return, please do drop them into the box, as we are now putting all materials into quarantine for five days before then doing the sanitizing routine. More information about curbside service will be posted at the library website and on Facebook as we get closer to offering the service. This is new territory for all of us! Stay safe and stay tuned for more information. You can leave a message at the library if you have questions (453-4471).
 Monkton General Store reopened: Monkton General Store has also reopened its doors for essentials such as milk, bread, etc. Darcy Alderman advises that the deli is also open. Curbside pick-up will be available or you can place an order to be delivered. Go to orderspoon.com, click on Monkton, Vt., then click on Aldermans and you can see what’s in the store available. Call 453-2385 for any questions. 
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