Select Board Meeting Warning and Agenda 4/23 at 7pm

Select Board Meeting Warning And Preliminary Agenda
Date:  April 23, 2018 7:00pm


  • SB-
  • Town Clerk-
  • Road Commissioner-
  • Visitors-

Any additions or deletions from agenda:

Public Comment/Unscheduled Appearances (limited to 15 minutes TOTAL)

Minutes Approved April 9th Meeting:

Old Business:

  • Requests for repairs on Fire Department update:
  • Town Hall Floor Update:
  • Nick Iocco Update:
  • Bertrand Hearing:
  • Knappmiller Update:
  • Lister Update:
  • Zoning Admin Update:
  • Emergency Management Generator update:

New Business:

  • Fence Viewer needed:
  • Mowing Bids in Newspaper:
  • Sexton Fund Renewal:
  • Discussion on overweight permits:
  • Highway Weight Limit changes:
  • Local Emergency Operations Plan review:

Executive Session:

Review of mail/email received:

Orders Approved:

Next 2 scheduled meetings:
May 14th
June 11th   (May 28th is Memorial Day)

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


Holiday Bazaar 12/2 in Sudbury

Holiday Bazaar

December 2nd at Sudbury Country School from 10-2.

Lots of vendors including:

LuLaRoe, Paparazzi Jewelry, Younique, Scentsy, 31 bags, Senegence, Purehaven Essentials, Pampered Chef, Cora’s Creations, Maple Products, Scholastic Book Fair, Basket Raffle, Bake Sale, Craft table for the kids, 6th graders 3D printed ornaments and Lunch for sale!

Come get a jump on your holiday shopping while helping a great group of 6th graders raise money for their end of year field trip to NYC.

OVUUSD At-Large seat

Good Afternoon,

Below is a link to the blank petition for an OVUUSD At-Large seat to complete the remaining two years of a three year term.

At this point in time, we have the following seats available on the OVUU Board:
• 2 – At-Large Seats (3 year term)
• 1 – At-Large Seat (Remaining 2 years of a 3 year term)
• 1 – Brandon Seat (3 year term)
• 1 – Leicester Seat (3 year term)
For your convenience, below are links to blank petitions for all of the above openings. These must be returned by January 31st, 2017 to your town clerk.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.

Thank you,

Information provided by:
Melinda Piper
Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent
Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union
49 Court Drive
Brandon, Vermont 05733
P: (802) 247-5757 Ext. 22
F: (802) 247-5548

*Information edited for use on website*

Links to blank petitions:

OV UNIFIED AT-LARGE SCHOOL DIRECTOR (remaining 2 yrs of 3 yr term)