Stitzel, Page & Fletcher Assists With Closing Over $1.5 Million in Affordable and Senior Housing Grants

In November 2013 Stitzel, Page & Fletcher attorney David Rugh assisted in closing more than $1.5 million in affordable and senior housing grants in Shelburne and Charlotte.  Working on behalf of the Town of Shelburne and with the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development, Mr. Rugh … [Read more...]

Firm Adds Two New Associates

The Firm of Stitzel, Page & Fletcher, P.C., has added two new associates, Eric G. Derry and Diane M. Sherman, to its staff, bringing the total number of attorneys in the Firm to ten. The Firm is excited about having both Eric and Diane on board. Eric is a 2008 graduate of Vermont Law School, … [Read more...]

New Environmental Court Guidelines

The Environmental Division of the Vermont Superior Court (commonly called the Environmental Court) has recently established, under the direction of the Vermont Supreme Court, “Disposition Guidelines” to manage the flow of cases through the litigation process. The Guidelines establish timelines … [Read more...]

McLean Discusses Fair Housing

Attorney Joe McLean of Stitzel, Page & Fletcher, P.C., recently participated as a speaker at the Spring Planning and Zoning Forum. The Forum was co-sponsored by the VLCT Municipal Assistance Center and the Northern New England Chapter of the American Planning Association and held at the Lake … [Read more...]

Stitzel Page & Fletcher Closes First “FEMA Buyouts” From Tropical Storm Irene

On March 26th, Stitzel, Page & Fletcher attorneys on behalf of the Towns of Bethel and Bolton, and with the assistance of Two Rivers Ottauquechee Regional Commission, closed the first Federal Emergency Management Agency (“FEMA”) Hazard Mitigation Grant Program “buyouts” in the State of … [Read more...]

U.S. Department of Education Issues IDEA Part B Final Regulations Related to Parental Consent to Access Public Benefits or Insurance Such as Medicaid

On February 14, 2013, the U.S. Department of Education published in the Federal Register, Final Regulations which change the frequency with which public agencies, including school districts, must obtain parental consent to bill Medicaid for such reimbursable services such as occupational therapy, … [Read more...]

SP&F Helps to Resolve Litigation Involving Water Project

In January 2013, the Town of Waitsfield settled long-standing litigation with the owner of property adjoining the well site for the Town's municipal water project. Having obtaining positive decisions from the Vermont Superior Court, Civil Division, on the issues of condemnation and damages in a … [Read more...]

FEMA Assistance Decisions Can Be Appealed

If you are initially found to be "ineligible" for FEMA assistance, or are dissatisfied with the amount of assistance you are awarded, you can appeal FEMA's decision. Your appeal must be filed within 60 days of the date of FEMA's letter to you. You can get information on how to appeal by calling … [Read more...]

FEMA Assistance in responding to the Impacts of Hurricane Irene

As a public service, we are posting the following information about potentially available assistance to help your community deal with the impacts of Hurricane Irene. "Public Assistance – FEMA will cover the cost to towns for repairing and restoring service to infrastructure. These funds are … [Read more...]

New State Special Education Rules

After a rocky start, it appears that the “official and final” version of the revised Special Education Rules will soon be available after the version that was approved by the State Board of Education is also approved by LCAR (Legislative Committee on Administrative Rules). If you have any questions, … [Read more...]