A Personal Note from Select Board Member Tara Trudo:
I would like to thank everyone for the opportunity to serve my community as a select board member over the past 2 years. Do to my family’s increasingly busy evening schedule, I will not be running for another term in 2019. I encourage others who want to be more involved in their community to consider running for select board, it is a great group of people to work with and I am sure I will miss it.
ANNUAL TOWN MEETING WARNING
The legal voters of the Town of Whiting, Vermont are hereby warned and notified to meet at the Town Hall, in said Whiting on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 7:15pm to transact the following business:
ARTICLE I: To elect a Moderator for the ensuing year.
ARTICLE II: The receive and act upon the report of the Town Officers.
ARTICLE III: Will the Town vote to change the Term of Road Commissioner from One Year to Three Years?
ARTICLE IV: Will the Town elect the Officers as required by law in the following order:
A. Road Commissioner for 3 years -incumbent Paul Quesnel
B. Select Board Member for 3 years -incumbent Tara Trudo (vacant)
C. Lister for 3 years -incumbent Elizabeth Curran
D. Auditor for 3 years -incumbent Alison Remy
E. Collect of Delinquent Taxes for 1 year -incumbent Rani Fallon
F. Library Trustee for 3 years -incumbent Heather Mattison
G. Library Trustee for 2 years -incumbent Jaime Quenneville
H. Library Trustee for 2 years -incumbent Tara Trudo
I. First Constable for 1 year -incumbent Michael Dame (vacant)
J. Town Agent for 1 year -incumbent Heather Bouchard
ARTICLE IV: Will the Town give the Delinquent Tax Collector the power to collect delinquent taxes?
ARTICLE V: Shall the Town authorize the Treasurer to collect real property taxes to the Treasurer on or before Monday, December 2,2019? (postmarks not accepted)
ARTICLE VI: Will the Town appropriate$369,677.50 expenses and indebtedness of the town of which $277,522.65 will come from taxes?
ARTICLE VII: To transact any other nonbinding business deemed necessary and proper when met.
From: Paul Quesnel, Road Commissioner
Murray Road is closed from West Rd. to the Orwell Town Line (Senecal Hill)
Warning: Careful on all back roads as they are full of ruts due to rain, warm weather and thawing.
OTTER VALLEY UNIFIED UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT
February 27, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
The legal voters of the Otter Valley Unified Union School District (Unified Union District) comprising the voters of the Towns of Brandon, Goshen, Leicester, Pittsford, Sudbury and Whiting are hereby notified and warned to meet at the Otter Valley Union High School, on February 27, 2019, in the auditorium of said school, at 6:30 p.m. to conduct the following business:
Article 1: To elect the following officers to serve from their election and qualification until the next Annual District Meeting of 2020 following the election and qualification of their successors:
Article 2: To approve the minutes from the Unified Union District meetings held on March 1, 2017, February 28, 2018 and November 5, 2018.
Article 3: To hear the Board of School Directors of the Unified Union District present its estimate of expenses for the ensuing year.
Article 4: To determine and approve compensation, if any, to be paid to Unified Union District Officers.
Article 5: To hear the Board of School Directors’ of the Unified Union District present its proposed construction projects to improve School Safety, Security and Operations at Lothrop Elementary, Neshobe Elementary, and Otter Valley Union High School Buildings.
Article 6: To authorize the Unified Union District to borrow money pending receipt of payments from the State Education Fund or Town Tax Funds by the issuance of its notes or orders payable not later than one year from date provided, however, that the Unified Union District is authorized by Vermont Statutes to borrow sufficient funds to meet pending obligations.
Article 7: To transact any other school business thought proper when met.
The meeting shall then be recessed to Tuesday, March 5, 2019, for the purpose of voting the following articles at the usual polling places in the member districts by Australian ballot, said ballots being brought to Brandon Town Hall following the closing of the polls in the member districts where they will be commingled and counted by the Board of Civil Authority of the constituent districts.
The Town polls will be opened as follows:
Town of Brandon 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM Brandon Town Hall
Town of Goshen 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM Goshen Town Hall
Town of Leicester 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM Leicester Town Office
Town of Pittsford 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM Pittsford Town Office
Town of Sudbury 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM Sudbury Town Hall
Town of Whiting 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM Whiting Town Hall
Article 8: To elect the following officers to serve from their election and qualification until March following the election and qualification of their successors:
A. School Director, Brandon for one (1) year of a three (3) year term
B. School Director, Brandon for a term of three (3) years
C. School Director, Goshen for two (2) years of a three (3) year term
D. School Director, Pittsford for a term of three (3) years
E. School Director, Sudbury for a term of three (3) years
F. School Director, At-Large for a term of three (3) years
Article 9: Shall the voters of the school district approve the school board to expend Nineteen Million Nine Hundred Thirty-five Thousand Eight Hundred Forty-seven Dollars ($19,935,847) which is the amount the school board has determined to be necessary for the ensuing fiscal year? It is estimated that this proposed budget, if approved, will result in education spending of $14,826 per equalized pupil. This projected spending per equalized pupil is 2.08% greater than spending for the current year.
Article 10: Shall the voters authorize bonds of the Unified Union District in an amount not to exceed Two Million Nine Hundred Thirty-four Thousand Dollars ($2,934,000) be issued for the following purpose:
- Safety, security and operations improvements at Lothrop Elementary school renovating a classroom for the front office, waiting area, and school nurse space ($120,000) and renovating the balcony in the Lothrop Town Hall Building to meet life safety regulations allowing full utilization of the balcony ($74,000)
- Safety, security, and operations improvements to the Neshobe and Forestdale School Buildings by constructing a connection link between the two buildings creating a new front entrance with a security air-lock system and relocating the main office, school nurse and classrooms that are displaced by construction. ($2,015,000)
- Security safety and operations improvements to the Otter Valley Union High School including re-designing existing air lock, adding a Student Resources Officer space, creating a secure waiting area at the main entrance, renovating lobby bathrooms for accessibility and gender neutrality ($725,000)
There are no school projects eligible for Vermont school construction funds as the legislature had not appropriated any resources for school construction. However bonding statute still requires the following notice to be included on the warning:
State funds may not be available at the time this project is
otherwise eligible to receive state school construction aid. The
district is responsible for all costs incurred in connection with
any borrowing done in anticipation of state school construction
The following public drinking water system where you are associated as Town Health Officer is on Boil Water Notice:
Please note the begin date below – this may not be a recently issued boil and it may be something of which you were previously made aware.
VT0005012 – WHITING WATER CORP
Beginning on: 2018-07-18
Description: Boil Water Notice due to use of emergency (Unpermitted) source.
Board of Abatement Hearing Scheduled
Wednesday February 20, 2019
Whiting Town Office
Board of Abatement Members:
Justices of the Peace
Details of the Hearing and the Request were mailed. Please contact the Town Clerk if you did not receive this paperwork.
Board of Civil Authority Meeting
Monday February 11, 2019
Whiting Town Office
Immediately preceding the Select Board Meeting
Board of Civil Authority:
Justices of the Peace
The purpose of the meeting is to purge the Check List.
Legislative Breakfast in Whiting
Monday, April 22nd
Whiting Town Hall
Seeking help with serving, etc. Please contact the Town Clerk if interested.