West Windsor trustees and select board expect to complete transfer of Mary Blood Memorial Library soon

Awaiting a formal legal agreement to effectuate the deal

By JEFF EPSTEIN

vtreporter@eagletimes.com

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BROWNSVILLE, Vt. — Both the select board and the library trustees have agreed in principle to transfer the Mary Blood Library to the control of the town.

However, both boards are awaiting a formal legal agreement to effectuate the deal. That document is expected within days. Once signed, the select board can proceed to add  two articles to the town meeting warrant now being drafted.

The content of the articles is not yet public, presumably so the final language can conform to the text of the agreement.

The town meeting warrant was approved in principle at Monday’s select board meeting.

The library trustees met Wednesday, and they too are expecting to sign the formal agreement soon. The question of the town meeting articles, they said, is up to the select board.

The trustees made some administrative changes pending any future action of the town meeting and select board. Chair Tom Kenyon named Christine Wagner to take over as acting chair. Kenyon became the acting vice-chair and the acting treasurer following the resignation of Cathy Archibald as treasurer. 

Archibald is also the town clerk and treasurer, however, so the status of the library position is to be determined.

The trustees voting Wednesday agreed to support the continued historic status of the library in any case.

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