Around Town (4/8/10)

April 8, 2010

 

Community Justice Board made official

The Selectboard has approved the Community Justice Board as an official town body.

The Community Justice Board, which recently changed its name from the Reparative Board, has functioned autonomously since 2001 to help nonviolent offenders avoid prosecution in the criminal justice system. Last month, the justice board asked to be formally recognized as a town body.

Becoming an official Williston board will make it easier to obtain grants from the Department of Corrections, and will give the Community Justice Board better access to training and technical assistance offered by the Department of Corrections.

The town now has six months to draw up bylaws governing the board.

 

CSWD hosts round up days

The Chittenden Solid Waste District has two free appliance and tire round ups approaching, as well as a food drive.

The appliance round up takes place Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at all CSWD Drop-Off Centers, including the site in Williston at 1492 Redmond Road. All major household appliances can be dropped off, including washers, dryers, dishwashers, stoves and microwaves. Each customer can bring three appliances. The waste district asks that doors be removed from fridges and freezers.

The tire round up is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on April 24. CSWD will accept up to four car, van or light tire trucks at all of its drop-off centers. The Williston drop-off center can accept up to eight tires.

A food drive taking place at the drop-off centers on April 24 will benefit local food banks. Non-perishable, unexpired food brought to the Williston site will go to the Williston Community Food Shelf.

The round ups are only open to Chittenden County residents.

The waste district accepts tires and appliances throughout the year at its drop-off centers, but does so for a fee.

For more information and a full list of the waste district’s drop-off centers, visit www.cswd.net.