The Town of Grand Isle is located in Grand Isle County and is central in the Champlain Islands. The Town is bordered on three sides by water:  on the east by the Inland Sea; on the west by the broad lake of Lake Champlain; and on the north by the “gut” at the drawbridge to North Hero.  Grand Isle is the connection for the year-round ferry to Plattsburgh, New York.  The Town is a short 30-minute drive to Burlington and a day trip to Montreal, Canada.  The fertile farmland fields overlook vistas of breathtaking sunrises and sunsets.  Grand Isle’s views are tranquil, peaceful and pastoral.

Town Office Hours:  (Office hours may vary around holiday weekends.  Appointments upon request.)  
  • Monday – Friday: 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
  • Tuesday Evening: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
The Town Office observes the following holidays:  New Years Day, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day and Martin Luther King, Jr., Birthday. 

Physical Address:  9 Hyde Road, Grand Isle, VT 05458
Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 49, Grand Isle, VT 05458-0049
Phone:  802-372-8830
Fax:  802-372-8815

Town Clerk/Treasurer:  Melissa Boutin
email:  grandislevtclerk@gmail.com
Assistant Town Clerk/Treasurer:  Linda Petry Effel
email:  grandislevtassistantclerk@gmail.com

The Grand Isle Planning Commission is seeking one individual to fill a two year term vacancy.
Please send your letter of interest to: P.O. Box 49, Grand Isle, VT 05458 or grandislevtclerk@gmail.com by January 13 th , 2020 or drop off in person at 9 Hyde Road.

Job Opening – Library Director 

The Grand Isle Free Library has an opening for Library Director.  The Director is responsible for all facets of running the library including but not limited to day-to-day operations, maintaining a welcoming environment, programming, interlibrary loans, input on the annual budget, carrying out policies and working with the Board of Trustees. 

The position is part-time – 26 hours per week, 20 of which are open Library time. Salary commensurate with experience/qualifications; benefits provided. Applicants should have a working knowledge of basic public library concepts and resources and possess a Library Science Degree/Vermont Certificate of Librarianship or be in active pursuit of either.  Those interested in the position may provide a cover letter and resume by January 3rd to Karen Allen, 1 Hoag Lane, Grand Isle, VT 05458 or by e-mail to karen@hvt.org.

Balloon Test for AT&T Tower at Grand Isle Sheriff Dept.

New Cingular Wireless PCS, LLC d/b/a AT&T is proposing to construct a 180’ communications tower and associated compound at the headquarters of the Grand Isle Sheriff’s Department, 10 Island Circle, Grand Isle, VT, and has distributed a 60-day advance notice in accordance with 30 V.S.A. 248a dated December 30, 2019. To assess the visual effects of the Project, AT&T has scheduled a balloon test at the site of the proposed Site on Thursday, January 9, 2020 from 9:00am–1:00pm, with a backup date of Friday, January 10, 2020 at the same times. The balloon will be flown to a height of 180 feet and will be photographed from public areas, which will then be used to generate photographic simulations of the Facility from various vantage points within one-and-a-half to two miles of the Site. These photographic simulations will be available for viewing on the webpage shown below and will be presented for the Selectboard’s consideration at a public hearing anticipated to be held on or about Monday, January 20,2020.

Due to the variable weather conditions in Vermont that can affect the balloon test, the exact date of the test will need to be verified by AT&T’s consultant, based on information posted athttps://www.drm.com/news/att-firstnet-gsid-balloon-test.  AT&T will be independently communicating the confirmed date with the Selectboard and the Town’s counsel.  Please continue to visit the website for up-to-date details regarding the test, and to review the visual materials once prepared, or check with municipal/regional planners for additional information.