Scott to hold 'Capitol for a Day' Tuesday in Addison County

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Scott to hold 'Capitol for a Day' Tuesday in Addison County

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 2:13pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Governor Phil Scott and members of his Administration will bring their “Capitol for a Day” initiative to Addison County on Tuesday, September 11. The group will begin the day honoring those who died on September 11, 2001 with the Addison County Firefighters’ Association (ACFA) Honor Guard. Following those events, the Administration will spend the day throughout Addison County, meeting with area constituents, lawmakers, local partners and state employees.

“It’s been great meeting with so many people throughout the state who don’t have an opportunity to travel to Montpelier,” said Governor Scott. “By bringing state government to different regions, we’re able to learn directly from the people about their challenges, and the opportunities they see. It’s so critical that we focus on helping all corners of the state, and that means getting out there and listening to and learning from those you don’t see every day.” 

The Administration has visited Rutland, Caledonia, Windsor, Franklin and Bennington counties and aims to visit each of the state’s 14 counties throughout 2018.

Follow along on social media using the #VTCapitol4aDay hashtag.

WHEN:                Tuesday, September 11

                             8:00 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.

(Details below)

WHERE:              Various locations throughout Addison County

GOVERNOR SCOTT’S PUBLIC SCHEDULE

8:00 – 9:00 a.m. 

Cabinet Meeting/Addison County Firefighters Association Honor Guard in honor of 9/11

Bristol Village Fire Department, 79 West St., Bristol

Who: Governor Scott, Cabinet, Extended Cabinet, and Legislators

9:15 – 9:45 a.m.

Tour Middlebury bridge and rail construction projects

Meet in front of the U.S. Post Office, 10 Main St., Middlebury

Who: Governor Scott, Secretary of Transportation Joe Flynn, Digital Services Secretary John Quinn, Economic Development Commissioner Joan Goldstein, Middlebury Town Manager Kathleen Ramsay, Middlebury Selectboard member Brian Carpenter, Project Manager Gordy Eastman, and Community Liaison Jim Gish

9:45 – 10:30 a.m.

Meet with “Neighbors Together”

3 Main St., Middlebury

Who: Governor Scott, Secretary of Transportation Joe Flynn, Digital Services Secretary John Quinn, Economic Development Commissioner Joan Goldstein, Project Community Liaison Jim Gish, and members of the “Neighbors Together” Steering Committee

10:45 – 11:15 a.m.

Announce $2.4 million in electric vehicle charging station grants

Solar Charging Station, Middlebury Marble Works, 137 Maple Street, Middlebury (Rain location: inside American Flatbread)

Who: Governor Scott, Transportation Secretary Joe Flynn, Natural Resources Secretary Julie Moore, Public Service Commissioner June Tierney, Public Service Deputy Commissioner Riley Allen, Housing & Community Development Deputy Commissioner Josh Hanford, Downtown Program Director Gary Holloway, Middlebury Town officials, and representatives from Drive Electric Vermont and Tri-Valley Transit

11:20 – 11:30 a.m.

Bus ride to Addison County Transit (ACTR) Facility on a public energy-efficient bus

Boarding at 137 Maple Street, Middlebury 

Who: Governor Scott, Transportation Secretary Joe Flynn, Natural Resources Secretary Julie Moore, Public Service Commissioner June E. Tierney, Public Service Deputy Commissioner Riley Allen, Housing & Community Development Deputy Commissioner Josh Hanford, and Tri-Valley Transit Executive Director Jim Moulton

11:30 – 12:00 p.m.

Tour Addison County Transit (ACTR) Facility/Announce NoLo grant award

297 Creek Road, Middlebury

Who: Governor Scott, Transportation Secretary Joe Flynn, Public Service Commissioner June Tierney, Public Service Deputy Commissioner Riley Allen, Housing & Community Development Deputy Commissioner Josh Hanford, Administration Deputy Secretary Brad Ferland, Chris Saunders from the Office of Senator Leahy (invited), Erica Campbell from the Office of Senator Sanders, George Twigg from the Office of Congressman Peter Welch, Mark Sousa from Green Mountain Transit, and Tri-Valley Transit Executive Director Jim Moulton

12:15 – 1:30 p.m.

Lunch/Farmer Meet & Greet at Sunrise Orchards

1287 N. Bingham St., Cornwall

Who: Governor Scott, Cabinet, Extended Cabinet, and Legislators

1:45 – 2:30 p.m.

Deliver address on civility at Vergennes Union High School

50 Monkton Rd., Vergennes

Who: Governor Scott (address), additional participants include Education Secretary Dan French and Agency of Education staff

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Meet with Addison Chamber and Addison County Economic Development Corporation Boards

Bixby Library, Otter Creek Room, 258 Main Street, Vergennes

Who: Governor Scott, Economic Development Commissioner Joan Goldstein, Tourism & Marketing Commissioner Wendy Knight, and Administration Deputy Secretary Brad Ferland

This schedule is subject to change

ADDITIONAL PUBLIC EVENTS WITH CABINET & EXTENDED CABINET

8:30 – 9:30 a.m.

Vergennes Opportunity Zone discussion
Bixby Library, 258 Main Street, Vergennes
Who: Commerce & Community Development Deputy Secretary Ted Brady, Addison County Economic Development Corp., and local business owners

9:15 – 9:50 a.m.

Tour Middlebury College Combined Heat Power (“CHP”) Facility

84 South Service Rd., Middlebury

Who: Natural Resources Secretary Julie Moore, Public Service Commissioner June Tierney, Forests, Parks & Recreation Deputy Commissioner Sam Lincoln, Middlebury College’s Mike Moser, Clean Energy Development Fund Director Andrew Perchlik, and Department of Public Service staff 

9:15 – 10:15 a.m.

Tour Lindale Mobile Home Park

Lindal Circle, Middlebury

Who: Housing & Community Development Deputy Commissioner Josh Hanford, VT Mobile Home Park Program Coordinator Arthur Hamlin, representatives from Addison County Community Trust, and park residents

9:30 – 10:15 a.m. 

Visit Bristol Elementary School

57 Mountain St., Bristol

Who: Education Secretary Dan French, Education Deputy Secretary Bouchey, and Agency of Education staff

9:30 – 10:45 a.m.

Otter Creek Brewery tour and meeting

793 Exchange St, Middlebury, VT 05753

Who: Labor Commissioner Lindsay Kurrle, Tourism & Marketing Commissioner Wendy Knight, Labor Deputy Commissioner Michael Harrington, Director of Workforce Expansion Dustin Degree, WorkSAFE staff, Workers Compensation & Safety Division Director Steve Monahan, and Administration Deputy Secretary Brad Ferland

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Tour Helen Porter Rehabilitation and Nursing

30 Porter Dr., Middlebury

Who: Human Services Deputy Secretary Clarence Davis

10:45 – 11:45 a.m.

Visit Bingham Memorial School

112 School Rd., Cornwall

Who: Agriculture Deputy Secretary Alyson Eastman, Director of Agricultural Development Abbey Willard and Secretary of Education Dan French

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Tour UVM Morgan Horse Farm

74 Bettell Dr., Weybridge

Who: Tourism & Marketing Commissioner Wendy Knight 

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Tour Vermont Coffee Company

1197 Exchange St., Middlebury

Who: Economic Development Commissioner Joan Goldstein, and Fred Kenney of the Addison County Economic Development Corporation

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 

Visit Bingham Memorial School

112 School Road, Cornwall

Who: Education Secretary Dan French, Education Deputy Secretary Bouchey, Agriculture Deputy Secretary Alyson Eastman, and Agency of Education staff

1:30 – 2:00 p.m.

Conversation with lodging operators on legislative changes

Ilsley Library, 75 Main St., Jessica Swift Meeting Room, Middlebury

Who: Tax Commissioner Kaj Samsom, Tourism & Marketing Commissioner Wendy Knight, Tax Department Economist and Director of Policy Douglas Farnham, Administration Deputy Secretary Brad Ferland, and Finance & Management Commissioner Adam Greshin (Attendance is limited, RSVPs required: deborah.carroll@vermont.gov)

1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Meeting with county emergency management, fire fighters and EMS

Bristol Fire Department, 79 West St., Bristol, Vt.

Who: Public Safety Commissioner Thomas Anderson, Fire Safety Director Michael Desrochers, Vermont Emergency Management Director Erica Bornemann, and Vermont Department of Health’s Dan Bastie

2:00 – 2:45 p.m.

Visit Armory Lane Family Housing

Amory Lane, Vergennes

Who: Housing & Community Development Deputy Commissioner Josh Hanford, Housing &Community Development staff, representatives from Addison County Community Trust, Housing VT, and neighbors

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Tour Champlain Orchards

3597 VT Rte. 74, Shoreham

Who: Agriculture Deputy Secretary Alyson Eastman, and Director of Agricultural Development Abbey Willard

2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Tax Legislative Update Roundtable

Ilsley Library, 75 Main St., Jessica Swift Meeting Room, Middlebury

Who: Tax Commissioner Kaj Samsom, Finance & Tax Department Economist and Director of Policy Douglas Farnham, Administration Deputy Secretary Brad Ferland, and Finance & Management Commissioner Adam Greshin (Please RSVP: deborah.carroll@vermont.gov)

2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Meeting on adult learning/adult tech ed
Hannaford Career Center Main Campus, 51 Charles Avenue, Middlebury
Who: Labor Commissioner Lindsay Kurrle, Labor Deputy Commissioner Michael Harrington, Director of Workforce Expansion Dustin Degree, and Adult Technical Education/Co-op Coordinator Len Schmidt

2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Visit Hannaford Career Center

51 Charles Ave., Middlebury

Who: Education Deputy Secretary Heather Bouchey  

2:15 – 2:45 p.m.

Visit Bee’s Wrap

394 Rocky Dale Rd., Bristol

Who: Economic Development Commissioner Joan Goldstein, and Fred Kenney of the Addison County Economic Development Corp.

2:55 – 3:30 p.m.

Visit Vermont Tree Goods

5971 Plank Rd., Bristol

Who: Economic Development Commissioner Joan Goldstein, and Fred Kenney of the Addison County Economic Development Corp.

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Discussion at Vermont Cider Company on energy savings

Vermont Cider, 1321 Exchange St., Middlebury

Who: Public Service Commissioner June Tierney, Dept. of Public Service Director of Public Advocacy James Porter, Public Service Special Councils Jake Clark and Dan Burke, Vermont Cider Company General Manager Ben E. Calvi, and Vermont Gas Systems President & CEO Don Rendall

3:15 – 4:00 p.m.

Visit Stoney Hill Business Park

79 West St., Bristol (behind the Fire Department)

Who: Housing & Community Development Deputy Commissioner Josh Hanford, Economic Development Commissioner Joan Goldstein, developer Kevin Harper, Rep. Fred Baser, representatives from the Addison County Economic Development Corp, and Addison County Regional Planning Commission

3:15 – 4:15 p.m.

Tour Singing Cedar Farmstead

30 Blacksnake Ln., Orwell

Who: Director of Agricultural Development Abbey Willard

3:30 – 4:00 p.m.

Tour the new Dead Creek Visitor Center

966 VT-17, Addison

Who: Natural Resources Secretary Julie Moore, Fish & Wildlife Commissioner Louis Porter, Fish & Wildlife staff Ali Thomas and Amy Alfieri

4:00 – 4:40 p.m.

Tour of the Dead Creek lands and habitats

Dead Creek Wildlife Area, 966 VT-17, Addison

Who: Natural Resources Secretary Julie Moore, Fish & Wildlife Commissioner Louis Porter, Fish & Wildlife biologists Dave Sausville and Bill Crenshaw (retired)