Welcome to Tunbridge!
Welcome to the official Town of Tunbridge, Vermont, website, where residents and visitors are kept up-to-date on town government and activities.
Established in 1761, Tunbridge has three villages and five covered bridges that follow the First Branch of the White River and Vermont Route 110. Located in Orange County, the town’s roughly 1,000 residents host the Tunbridge World’s Fair every September and take pride in their agrarian history. Students from pre-kindergarten until eighth-grade attend Tunbridge Central School in North Tunbridge. High school students are part of the state’s school choice program. Follow this link to learn more about the town’s history.
October 1, 2023
The latest issue of The Tunbridge Quarterly has been mailed out and is also online. Follow this link to read all about it! The next deadline for submissions is December 15, 2023.
September 28, 2023
The Tunbridge Selectboard bid selection meeting for the Strafford Road Bridge has been RESCHEDULED to Friday, September 29th, 2023, at 7:30 p.m.
September 18, 2023
Tunbridge Scoping Study Site Walk
Members of the Two Rivers-Ottaquechee Regional Commission and others will be performing a site walk of the project area from 9 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 20, starting at the general store in the village.
There are also two community conversations scheduled for Sunday, October 15, and Tuesday, October 17. Details are in the poster above (click on it for a larger view).
July 18, 2023
Click here for information the Vermont Department of Financial Regulation provides about important flood insurance resources for those impacted by the flood.
June 15, 2023
There is an effort underway to clean, upgrade and redecorate the green room at the Tunbridge Town Hall. “Green Room” is the designated name for the room before the stage where performers can prepare for their gig and have a respite in-between sets. Currently the green room at the TTH is mostly a storage area and is not particularly welcoming or pleasing. Shindig organizer, Janet Zug and musician, Marty Young, are spearheading this project and are planning to accomplish it with their time and monetary donations from the community, using no town funds.
The vision includes a deep clean and the installation of comfortable seating, suitable table space, a couple of mirrors and decorations. Zug explained, “We’re asking the community for donations to pay for the furnishings and memorabilia donations to decorate the room. We’re looking for items that have a connection to performers that have been on stage at the town hall. We will use them to create a green room for the Tunbridge Town Hall that is enriched with its history.”
Contact Zug at [email protected]
Monetary donations of any size can be made by following this link (choose ‘Donation’ from the drop-down menu and note the donation is for the Green Room) or mailed to the Town of Tunbridge PO Box 6 Tunbridge, VT 05077 and be sure to make a notation that it’s for the Green Room.
June 13, 2023
The Town of Tunbridge is seeking a Transfer Station Attendant. The Transfer Station Attendant (TSA) works every Saturday of the year, from 8:45am to 3:15pm, as well as Wednesday afternoons from 2:45pm to 6:15pm in the winter and 3:45pm to 7:15pm in the summer. The TSA is responsible for monitoring the sorting of household waste into correct receptacles and helping residents when necessary. Residents are required to purchase “tickets” that are paid to the TSA based on the quantity and type of items disposed of. The TSA is expected to periodically check in with the Selectboard on Transfer Station matters. Timeliness, willingness to help residents and good communication skills are required.
Interest can be expressed with the Town Clerk, Mariah Cilley at 802-889-5521, town.c[email protected] or by mail at PO Box 6 Tunbridge, VT 05077.
March 9, 2023
The annual Town Meeting was held on Tuesday, March 7, 2023. Follow this link to see the Warning. Click here to read or download the Town Report. Follow this link to see a recording of the meeting and click here to read the minutes.
July 15, 2021
The Tunbridge Selectboard is looking to fill the following positions:
Animal Control Officer: The Animal Control Officer is responsible for enforcing State laws and the Town Ordinance dealing with the care, treatment, licensing, and impounding of animals; picks up sick, injured, stray, or vicious animals; and issues citations for violations. The Animal Control Officer (ACO) is responsible for enforcing the Tunbridge Dog Ordinance and Vermont State dog licensing laws. The dog ordinance covers a wide range of nuisance dog violations and defines steps that can be taken to enforce the ordinance. It is the responsibility of dog owners to make themselves familiar with the Dog Ordinance and take necessary measures to care for and control their pets. Dogs picked up that are in violation of the Dog Ordinance will normally be held in the pound keeper’s facility. Dogs that remain unclaimed after five days are assessed for suitability as pets and those judged suitable are placed into an adoption program run by the ACO. If, as sometimes happens, the dog requires the care of a veterinarian, the owner is responsible for any expenses incurred. In addition to enforcing the ordinance, the animal control officer, who has an extensive background in dog behavior, training, and care, spends a good deal of time educating and counseling dog owners. The hope is that this will reduce future problems with dogs and increase the number of responsible dog owners in the Town of Tunbridge.
Recycling Coordinator: A recycling coordinator encourages residents to recycle appropriate items, allowing materials to be reused instead of wasted. They work to educate the community on the value of recycling, develop programs to support the cause and helps make it easy for people to participate. These efforts help make the community more sustainable and environmentally friendly.
Please reach out to Mariah Cilley, Administrative Assistant to the Selectboard at [email protected] if you have questions or are interested!
April 28, 2020
A State Permit to start a fire is required for open burning. You do not need a permit for a fire pit for recreational use, as long as it is constructed or a manufactured pit or area that is 3′ by 3′ or less. You cannot use that pit for burning yard or other debris without a permit. Bonfires now need a permit. Any fire where you are burning structure debris requires an additional Air Pollution Permit plus a permit from the Town Fire Warden.
Call Brenda Field at 889-5548 or John Durkee at 889-3408 for fire permits (leave your name and call back number if you get voicemail). We are allowed to give permits out over the phone by filling out our copy of the permit for you with all your information and letting you know your responsibilities. We get an update each morning from Vermont Forest, Parks and Recreation regarding conditions in our area.