n the past 4 years Rockingham has spent over $155,000 demolishing blighted structures.

n the past 4 years Rockingham has spent over $155,000 demolishing blighted structures.

Blighted, Vacant or Nuisance Property - A very costly problem for taxpayers!

Meeting weekly for nearly 8 months, we researched how other Vermont towns have dealt with this, and had consultations with the Rockingham Economic Development Director, the Bellows Falls Fire Chief, Bellows Falls Police Officer Paulette, Attorneys Ray Massucco and Steve Ankuda, a licensed structural engineer, and the Town Listers. We have presented this proposal to the Rockingham Selectboard, and the Trustees of both Bellows Falls and Saxtons River. It must be approved by all three groups before it becomes a legal ordinance. You can download the current draft here—and/or the slides of the presentation we gave here. Both are in pdf format.


First draft of the new LAND USE Chapter for Town Plan 2020 is available to download HERE. You may also care to download and read the Bellows Falls Island Growth Plan study done in 2013.