Town Plan – Notice of Public Hearing

VIEW TOWN PLAN HERE

Whiting Select Board
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

The Whiting Select Board will hold a public hearing on March 28th  at 7:30pm in the Town Office in Whiting, Vermont on the proposed Whiting Town Plan 2017-2025.  This notice is issued pursuant to 24 VSA 4384 (d) and 4444.

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:

This town plan is an update of Whiting’s Current Town Plan.  It governs all types of development within the Town  The Regulations impact all areas within the Town of Whiting.   Topic areas of discussion include:

Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Maps
Chapter 3: Goals, Policies and Recommended Actions
Chapter 4: Overarching Goals of Whiting Plan
Chapter 5: History
Chapter 6: Population
Chapter 7: Housing
Chapter 8: Employment and Economic Development
Chapter 9: Land Cover and Land Use
Chapter 10: Scenic and Natural Resources
Chapter 11: Historic, Cultural & Recreational Resources
Chapter 12: Public Facilities
Chapter 13: Education and Childcare
Chapter 14: Energy
Chapter 15: Transportation
Chapter 16: Neighboring Towns and Compatibility
Chapter 17: Implementation
Community Survey
Whiting Historic Buildings

Copies of the proposed Town Plan can be viewed at the following locations:

-Town Clerk’s Office, Whiting VT

-Additional, interested parties may view or download completed copies of the proposed Whiting Town Plan at the Town of Whiting Website:  www.whitingvt.org

For further information please contact Robert Wood at 802-623-7813

Whiting Select Board
By:  Robert Wood
Run:  Addison Independent February 22, 2018
Posted:  Inside the Town Office
Outside the Town Office
Outside the Post Office
www.whitingvt.com

OVUUSD Budget and Annual District Meeting Flyer

OVUUSD Budget and Annual District Meeting

(Full text HERE.)

  • Whiting Polls Open March 6th from 7am – 7pm at the Whiting Town Hall

Budget Goal: Maintain and improve comprehensive equitable educational opportunities within a level funded budget.

Budget Facts: The board approved a budget with the following changes:

1. Reduce 2.5 teachers at OVUHS
2. Merge the 3 small schools, reducing 3 teachers
3. Institute multi-age grades at Lothrop, reducing one teacher
4. Move PreK program to Lothrop and reduce .40 PreK at Lothrop due to declining enrollment
5. Eliminate .50 principal at small schools
6. Share art and a nurse between Lothrop and the small schools
7. Eliminate 1.0 paraprofessional at Neshobe
8. Reduce .50 clerical support services
9. Provide Spanish Language across all elementary schools, now starting with grades 5 and 6
10. Update debt services per amortization schedules
11. Reduce RNESU assessment with 4 FTE reductions in special education
12. Centralize technology services in RNESU budget

Considerations of Budget Proposal:

● The budget proposal is $19,223,835.00, which is down ($548,773) from the current year budget of $19,772,608
● Net Education Spending – (our taxable budget) is down by (1.01%) or ($192,162)
● Equalized pupils are up by 2.80 students or 0.22%
● Result: Education Spending per Equalized pupils is down ($179) or (1.22%)

State Impact on Budget Proposal:

● Announced State Tax Yield is down (3.13%) or ($318) per student
● Year 3 Act 46 tax incentives drops to $0.04 (from $0.06) – thus, $0.02 tax increase
● Result: Anticipated Homestead Tax Rate BEFORE applying Common Level of Appraisal (CLA) is up 3.50%

Local Community Impact from Budget Proposal after State Impact and Common Level of Appraisal Anticipated individual Town Homestead Tax Rates, note CLA’s vary by town resulting in different Homestead Tax Rates by town.

Brandon: +0.01 or $10 per $100,000 home site value
Goshen: +0.06 or $60 per $100,000 home site value
Leicester: +0.07 or $70 per $100,000 home site value
Pittsford: -(0.02) or ($20) per $100,000 home site value
Sudbury: -(0.09) or ($90) per $100,000 home site value
Whiting: +0.07 or $70 per $100,000 home site value

FULL TEXT OF FLYER