Around Town

Nov. 24, 2010

Allen Brook trailers leaving Williston

The Allen Brook School modular classrooms are heading south to Addison County.

As of press deadline on Tuesday, the six trailers were due to be removed, three at a time, beginning Monday morning, Allen Brook Principal John Terko said.

The Addison County Community Trust purchased the former classrooms over the summer and plans to convert them into affordable housing. The trust bought the trailers from the Williston School District for $1 and will pay for much of the removal process. Initially, the trust planned on moving the classrooms by mid-October, but plans had to be pushed back, Terko said.

In 2002, the district bought the temporary rooms to accomodate Williston’s expanding enrollment. Issues between the school and the town over extended temporary building permits caused the district to find alternatives. The classrooms became unnecessary after the district underwent reconfiguration last summer.

Police dept. consolidation scrapped

The Richmond Selectboard has decided not to pursue a police department consolidation with Williston.

The Observer reported earlier this fall that Richmond wanted to explore the consolidation option due to the pending retirement of longtime Richmond Police Chief William “Joe” Miller. If Richmond had become more serious about consolidation, Williston may have held a public forum on the possibility.

Williston Town Manager Rick McGuire said Richmond has expressed interest in paying to have Williston police provide some service to the town.