This photograph was captured in 2006 looking east on the road to the Transfer Station in mid September of 2006
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AN INTERVIEW WITH NORA SARGENT
A native Vermonter, Nora has lived in Wells since she was two years old. She is extremely fond of her town and is passionately excited about serving its residents from her newly elected position. Nora said, “I appreciate this opportunity and the guidance from Kathy Bergen over the past few months as she prepared to retire from the position. I’m hopeful that my experience with the public, with management and in business, will aid me in making a contribution to the Town.”

Nora graduated with an Associate’s degree in Secretarial Science and Business Management from Castleton State College in 1989. She worked as a Site Manager for Phillips VanHeusen Corporation in Manchester and for several years in East Dorset as an Office Manager for Alliance Comfort Services.  

Nora’s parents instilled into her upbringing a spirit of teamwork, which she naturally brings to her newly elected position. Their philosophy was to help wherever they were needed. “I’m really looking forward to working together with the Selectmen, the Listers and residents of our Town. I want everyone to feel that my door is always open to their needs and questions. To put it simply, we’re on the same team and that is very important to me.”

Second to her outgoing enthusiasm as an administrator are her interests as an outdoors woman which come naturally as the daughter of parents who owned and operated a local dairy farm. “My husband, John, and I have beagles and we love to hunt, fish, snow shoe and garden. We appreciate the local beauty and all it has to offer from fishing streams to hiking trails and more. As a team player, I’m hopeful that I might be able to influence our younger generations to settle here after they complete their education and to make a contribution to our Town. They are vital to the future of Wells.
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A MESSAGE TO NEWCOMERS, con’t

Wells has its own Elementary School, the Wells Village School, www.rswsu.org, that schools children from Kindergarten through Sixth Grade. All high school students have a choice of public schools.

The Treasurer’s Office is also located in the Town Clerk’s office. The Treasurer handles the billing of all taxes and the collection of all current taxes as well as the payroll and accounts payable for the town.

The Wells Property Tax Year is July 1st –June 30th.  Tax bills are mailed in August. Quarterly tax installments are due in the Town Treasurer’s office on: September 10th, November 10th, February 10th, and May 10th. If you are mailing your payment it must be mailed early enough to arrive at the treasurer’s office on the due date. Postmarks are not accepted. Property taxes must be paid in full by May 10th to avoid an 8% penalty.

If you escrow your taxes, you must provide the mortgage holder with a tax bill or a copy. We do not mail a copy to them. Only one tax bill is sent each year. It is sent to the owner of record as of April 1st. If you did not receive a tax bill at closing, you should contact the previous owner. If you are not able to obtain the tax bill, we can provide you with another.

Nora Sargent, Town Clerk / Treasurer
Ellen Malona, Assistant
Stephanie Andrew-Smith, Assistant

The Town of Wells Offices
108 Vermont Route 30
Wells, Vermont 05774
(802) 645-0486
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Nora Sargent, newly elected as
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A MESSAGE TO NEWCOMERS
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Welcome to Wells!

We hope you will enjoy the experience of living here as much as we will enjoy serving you.

Town Clerk and Treasurer are located in The Town of Wells Offices. We are happy to provide you with information you need or direct you to the right person who can give you the answers you seek.

Town Clerk office hours 
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays
7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Tuesdays from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
and by appointment.

The town offices are located at 108 Vermont Route 30 about 1/2 mile south of the Town Center. The Fire Station is also on route 30 and the United States Post Office is across the Wells Country Store. The Library is on the green north of the Wells Country Store.

The Town Clerk’s office contains land records dating back to the 1770’s with records of births, marriages, and deaths. We issue marriage licenses, register voters, license dogs, DMV renewals and the Green Mountain Passport as well as answer your questions.

The Wells Transfer Station is located on Bull Frog Hollow Road. Hours:
Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The Town Library hours:
Mondays from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Wednesdays & Fridays from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The Wells Post Office hours:
Mondays - Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, and 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Town Meeting is the first Tuesday in March. Stop in for a copy of the latest Annual Town Report or download it from this website.

Wells has a dog ordinance which requires all dogs to be on a leash when off the owner’s property and not under the direction of the owner. All dogs must be licensed which requires a current rabies certificate and a certificate of being spayed/neutered, if applicable.

Building Permits: There is no zoning ordinance in wells; however, the Listers and Planning Commission ask that you complete a “Board of Listers’ Building Questionnaire” prior to any building on your property. The form is available at the Town Clerk’s office.
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