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We need a Town Health Officer! Are you the right person for this job? The ideal candidate will have knowledge of town health officer duties, Vermont laws regarding health officers and the willingness to help clean up potential health problems in our beautiful town.  This is a compensated $20/hr position with no set hours.  

The Town Health Officer is responsible for:

•  Conducting investigations throughout town when complaints come in 

•  Enforce the provisions of Vermont State Statute Title 18, Chapter 11

•  Prevent, remove, or destroy any public health hazard, or mitigate any significant public health risk in accordance with the provisions of this title

•  In consultation with the Department of Health, take steps necessary to enforce all orders issued pursuant to chapter 3 of this title

Please submit a letter of interest and resume to the Town Clerk.

 

Effective July 1st: Our address has changed!! To save the taxpayers money, we have consolidated our address to 392 US Route 302 Orange, VT 05641, which is our current physical address.  There will no longer be a post office box after July 1st. Please note this and let your neighbors know.   

The Town of Orange was chartered August 11, 1781.  Located in the N.W. Corner of Orange County, the town is bounded S. by Washington and Corinth; E. by Topsham, N. by Groton, Harris & Goshen Gores and Plainfield, and W. by Barre.

Orange was “largely a farming town,” when the “top population was reached in 1830 with about 1000 people and over 5000 sheep grazing on the hillsides.”  The population in the 2000 census was 951.  The tallest peaks in town are Knox Mt. and Butterfield Mt. both over 3000 feet tall.  It was assumed that both mountains were named after the early settlers living in town.

Sources:  “Vermont Historical Gazetteer” published by Miss A. M. Hemenway;  “Vermont Place-Names” author Esther Munroe Swift.

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