The town of Pomfret will no longer be seeing a familiar face at the town hall. The Pomfret Town Clerk will be resigning due to retirement effective June 29.

Roberta Valentine announced her retirement at the monthly board meeting. Valentine has been with the town for 24 years now, she said, and formerly served on the board.

“I have sat in your (council) seat for 15 years and I have served under four supervisors. Under three of them I had served as deputy supervisor,” Valentine said. “It has been an honor and privilege to serve the town of Pomfret.”

She suggested the board appoint deputy clerk Allison Dispense to finish out her term ending in December. Dispense has been with the town for four years now. The town board will make a decision as the date comes closer.

The town also approved a digital towpath for $600 and will advertise for fuel bids to be received in the town by May 7. Bids will be opened on May 8 at the monthly meeting. The town also scheduled a public hearing for May 8 at 6:15 p.m. for a local law in regard to disturbing the peace.

A workshop meeting will be held on May 1 at 5 p.m. The town will hear a presentation on the Local Waterfront Revitalization Plan.

Comments on this article may be sent to