Montgomery has 2 fulltime highway crew members and 1 part-time who plows out some roads the big trucks can’t get to and does the parking areas and town offices.  We also have someone who occasionally helps in the summer as needed.  And I agree with Gary in Richford, the unemployment and workers comp added is just the cost of doing business.



Renee J Patterson

Montgomery Town Clerk/Treasurer



From: Vermont Municipal Government Discussion Network [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Amy Morse
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Subject: Winter plowing


I’m wondering how other Towns handle plowing during the winter – do you hire on extra “seasonal” people to help plow or do you “make do” with what you have?  If you hire “seasonal” employees, have you had the problem of them in turn filing for unemployment once it stops snowing?  Thanks.