Information on the continuity of Town and Village Operations
- In response to the COVID-19 pandemic the Town Clerk, Town Administrator, and Village Manager are taking prompt action to mitigate the spread of the virus. As a precaution, the Municipal Office is closed to the public effective March 17th until further notice. Staff is available to assist by phone and email. Full Document for Municipal Office.
- The Town and Village are following the workplace safety guidelines provided by the CDC and have taken the further step to perform operations in shifts when possible. We believe that this will help us avoid having all of our work crews become infected at once. Please be patient as some operations may take more time to complete than normal as a result of this measure.
- Please reference Covid-19 Utility Update for current Village utility operations information. The Village also asks you to Please Help Protect the Sewer System by not flushing anything other than toilet paper.
- The Selectboard took the action of delaying the late fee for registering dogs to May 1st. If the Town office is still closed as May 1st approaches, the Selectboard may extend the date again. During this time, if your dog has a current rabies vaccine we can license your dog right now. Put a copy of the rabies vaccine and the fee ($9 for spayed/neutered or $13 otherwise) in an envelope in the drop box and we will mail the license to you.
- There is now a burn ban in all areas of Johnson after today. Please do not have any outside burning of any kind until further notice. We do not want our firefighters responding to unnecessary fire calls that could have been prevented. There will be a notice when this virus has passed to a safe level and outside burning can continue.
- We need to limit public use of the SkatePark & Bike Track. From now on, please comply with the advice from the Centers for Disease Control and Vermont Department of Health: only 10 people in the Park at one time and stay 6 feet apart at all times, including at the picnic tables. Sadly, many people have been ignoring the 6-foot social distance rule and limiting the size of gatherings. We hope to keep the Park open if possible, that is only possible if people use it safely. Signs are now posted. Park Committee members, neighbors and friends will be checking the Park. We need people to let us know if riders and friends are obeying these rules. The Lamoille County Sheriffs officers will help enforce these safety rules, which were developed with the Johnson Emergency Management team.