Weathersfield Annual Town/School Meeting 2017


Submitted 2 years ago
Created by
Lynn Esty

Warnings and Articles

Town of Weathersfield, Vermont

Warning for the Annual Town Meeting

Advertisement: Content continues below...

Saturday, March 4th and Tuesday, March 7, 2017

The legal voters of the Town of Weathersfield, Vermont, are hereby notified and warned to meet at the Weathersfield School, 135 Schoolhouse Road in Ascutney, in the Town of Weathersfield, Vermont, on Saturday, the 4th day of March, 2016, at 1:30 P.M., to act on the following articles:

Article 1: Shall the voters of the Town of Weathersfield accept the reports of the Town’s officers for the period from July 1, 2015, through June 30, 2016?

Article 2: Shall the voters of the Town of Weathersfield authorize the Select Board to borrow money, if necessary, to pay current expenses in anticipation of taxes in accordance with the provisions of Title 24, Section 1786 of the Vermont Statutes Annotated?

Article 3: Shall the voters of the Town of Weathersfield authorize the Select Board to expend such grant monies, gifts, or bequests which may be received by the Town of Weathersfield, in accordance with the terms of said grants, gifts, or bequests?

Article 4: Shall the voters of the Town of Weathersfield exempt from Town property taxation the land and building owned by the West Weathersfield Fire Department, Inc., located at Map No. 03, Block No. 02, Parcel No. 26.00, for a period of five years in accordance with the provisions of Title 32, Section 3840, of the Vermont Statutes Annotated?

Article 5: Resolved, the Town of Weathersfield, formally requests that TransCanada or subsequent owners of the Bellows Falls Dam and/or the Wilder Dam modify current dam operations and create a mitigation fund to reimburse towns and landowners for any and all damages, if it is shown that there is a causal relationship between the operation of those dams, resulting in the deterioration of the riverbank and attendant roads and farmland.

Article 6: To transact any other business deemed proper when met.  

Voting by Australian ballot will be conducted in Martin Memorial Hall, at 5259 U.S. Route 5 in Ascutney, on Tuesday, the 7th day of March, 2017. [The polls will open at 10:00 A.M. and close at 7:00 P.M. on that date], to act on the following articles:

Article 7: To elect all Town officers as required by law.

Moderator - One Year

Select Person - Three Years

Select Person - Two Years

Select Person - Three Year (One Remaining)

Lister – Three Years

Trustee of Public Funds - Three Years

Town Agent - One Year

Town Grand Juror - One Year

Cemetery Commissioner - Five Years

Library Trustee - Three Years

Article 8: Shall the voters of the Town of Weathersfield approve the expenditure of $ 1,479,112 for the support and operation of the Town’s General Fund? $ 1,071,510 shall be raised by property taxation, allowing the Select Board to set the appropriate tax rate.

Article 9: Shall the voters of the Town of Weathersfield approve the expenditure of $ 1,060,460 for the support and operation of the Town’s Highway Fund? $ 857,813 shall be raised by property taxation, allowing the Select Board to set the appropriate tax rate.

Article 10: Shall the voters of the Town of Weathersfield approve the expenditure of $293,760 for the support and operation of the Town’s Solid Waste Management Facility? These monies shall be raised by non-tax revenues.

Article 11: Shall the voters of the Town of Weathersfield authorize the Select Board to borrow funds not to exceed $170,000 for a period not to exceed five years for the purpose of purchasing a truck/snowplow for the maintenance of Town highways? The new truck will replace a 1996 Mack truck/snowplow with 146,000 miles on it, as a frontline truck/snowplow. The 1996 Mack will be placed in reserve status. [Not in Budget]

Article 12: Shall the voters of the Town of Weathersfield appropriate the sum of $30,000, to be deposited into the Highway Equipment Reserve Fund? [Not in Budget]

Article 13: Shall the voters of the Town of Weathersfield appropriate the sum of $7,000 to be deposited into the Police Cruiser Reserve Fund? [Not in Budget]

Article 14: Shall the voters of the Town of Weathersfield appropriate the sum of $30,000, to be deposited into the Fire Equipment Motorized Reserve Fund? [Not in Budget]

Article 15: Shall the voters of the Town of Weathersfield authorize the Select Board to borrow funds not to exceed $30,000, for a period not to exceed three years, to construct a handicapped accessible ramp at the 1879 Schoolhouse? [Not in Budget]

Article 16: Shall the voters of the Town of Weathersfield appropriate the sum of $500 to support a new Weathersfield Directory? [Not in Budget]

Article 17: Shall the voters of the Town of Weathersfield appropriate the sum of $250 to support the activities of the American Red Cross? [Not in Budget]

Article 18: Shall the voters of the Town of Weathersfield appropriate the sum of $320 to support the activities of Green Mountain RSVP? [Not in Budget]

Article 19: Shall the voters of the Town of Weathersfield appropriate the sum of $500 to support the activities of the HIV/HCV Resource Center? [Not in Budget]

Article 20: Shall the voters of the Town of Weathersfield appropriate the sum of $2250 to support the activities of The Current? [Not in Budget]

Article 21: Shall the voters of the Town of Weathersfield appropriate the sum of $300 to support the activities of the Vermont Adult Learning? [Not in Budget]

Article 22: Shall the voters of the Town of Weathersfield appropriate the sum of $750 to support the activities of the Vermont Association of the Blind and Visually Impaired? [Not in Budget]

Article 23: Shall the voters of the Town of Weathersfield appropriate the sum of $400 to support the activities of the WISE? [Not in Budget]

Article 24: Shall the voters of the Town of Weathersfield appropriate the sum of $185 to support the activities of the Vermont Center for Independent Living? [Not in Budget]

Article 25: Shall the voters of the Town of Weathersfield appropriate the sum of $120 to support the activities of the Vermont Green Up? [Not in Budget]

Article 26: Shall the voters of the Town of Weathersfield appropriate the sum of $600 to support the activities of the Windsor County Partners? [Not in Budget]

Article 27: Shall the voters of the Town of Weathersfield appropriate the sum of $400 to support the activities of the Vermont County Youth Services? [Not in Budget]

Dated at Weathersfield, Windsor County, Vermont this 30th day of January, 2017.

Daniel Boyer, Chairperson

Lynn Esty, Vice-Chairperson

Kelly Murphy, Board Clerk

C. Peter Cole, Select Board Member

Amy Beth Main, Select Board Member  

ATTEST: Received at the Town of Weathersfield this _____ day of January, 2017. _________________________ Flora Ann Dango, Town Clerk

Comments

Download the DailyUV app today!