Chartered in 1761, Dorset is a vibrant and historic community nestled in the hills of southern Vermont. Dorset is well known for its mountains, valleys & New England village charm. Come learn the reasons why people love to live, work & play in Dorset! Be sure to bookmark this website on your internet browser!
Dorset Marble Sidewalks
The Dorset Marble Preservation Association (DMPA), led by Dorset resident Roger Squire has spearheaded an effort to bring Dorset's marble sidewalks back to glory. The beautiful and safer section of sidewalk pictured is near the Dorset Church. Local stonemason Ed Perkins laid the new sidewalk and the Dorset Road Crew assisted with site prep and finish work. The DMPA, a 501 (c) 3, has tasked itself with the effort to raise the funds necessary to repair and maintain the historic marble sidewalks in Dorset. Anyone interested in the project should contact Roger Squire at 867-0281 or email@example.com Did you know there is 6,800 linear feet of marble sidewalk within Dorset (located in Dorset & East Dorset Villages)?
Summer Recreation Notice:
Remember to pick up your Lake Pass at the Town Office
The weather is warming up and its a great time to get outdoors! Be sure to take advantage of Dorset Summer Recreation Discounts at: - Manchester Parks & Recreation Programs: residents can get user fees discounted by submitting a reimbursement for to the Town Offices (form below).
- Long Trail School Summer Camps - Lawrence School Camps & Swim Lessons: residents automatically receive a discounted rate at the time of registration for these programs.
- Recreation Scholarships are available for eligible families (Applications due by June 15th!)
Dorset - Manchester Public Safety Study - REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS:
Dorset-Manchester Public Safety Study OVERVIEW
On December 5, 2013 the Dorset Selectboard and Manchester Selectboard met in a joint meeting and approved a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that authorized a study of possible public safety and emergency services consolidation and collaboration. As part of the MOU the two towns organized a workgroup, comprised of stakeholders and citizens to help guide the discussion. In March of 2014 Dorset Town Meeting and Manchester Town Meeting approved the concept of the study and funding for the study.
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
The Town of Dorset and Town of Manchester issued an Request For Proposals (RFP) on April 1, 2014. Responses to the RFP are due by June 4, 2014 by 4:30 P.M. The two towns are seeking responses from qualified professional and academic organizations to analyze and make recommendations about governance, management and administration of police services, fire services, emergency medical services and emergency management regarding possible consolidation and collaboration between the Town of Dorset and Town of Manchester.