Whiting Planning Commission NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Whiting Planning Commission

The Whiting Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on December 6, 2017 at 7:00pm 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.

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
-Additionally, interested parties may view or download completed copies of the proposed Whiting Town Plan here: TOWN PLAN 2017

For further information please contact Steven Quenneville at 802-623-7813
Whiting Planning Commission
By:  Steven Quenneville

Planning Commission Meeting, Sept. 6th, 7:30pm

Whiting Planning Commission Meeting
Wednesday, Sept 6th, 2017 7:30pm

Agenda and Warning

Planning Commission Members:
Steve Quenneville, Tracy Simonds, Bev Freeguard, Heather Bouchard, Bob Wood
ACRPC Rep-Ellen Kurrelmeyer

  1. Review last meeting’s minutes for accuracy.
  2. Discuss Brent Wilbur’s Community Solar Project and make recommendations to designate this area as a “preferred site”, with or without conditions.
  3. Any other business deemed necessary

Link to Meeting Warning



Pursuant to the provisions of 32 V.S.A. §4404(b), notice is hereby given that the Board of Civil Authority within and for the town of Whiting will on the 19th day of July, at 7:00 o’clock in the PM, meet at Whiting Town Office in said town to hear appeals of persons, or other parties, who are aggrieved by the action of the board of listers and have timely filed their written appeal with the town clerk. Hearings will continue as scheduled with appellants until all parties are heard.
Board of Civil Authority
by Gale Quenneville, clerk
Date July 10, 2017
Copy: Three Public Places Board Members, Town Agent, Chairperson, Board of Listers
Michael Bertrand – Appellant
* 32 V.S.A. §4404(b) states: The town clerk forthwith shall call a meeting of the board to hear and determine such appeals, which shall be held at such time, not later than 14 days after the last date allowed for notice of appeal, and at such place within the town as he or she shall designate. Notice of such time and place shall be given by posting a warning therefor in three or more public places in such town, and by mailing a copy of such warning, postage prepaid, to each member of the board, the agent of the town to prosecute and defend suits, the chairman of the board of listers and to all persons so appealing.

2017 Whiting Grievance Hearings


2017 Grievance Hearings

Dates for Grievance Hearings 2017: Tuesday, June 13th and Tuesday, June 20th. Appointments will be available in the morning, afternoon, and evening on those dates. Please let us know which date and time you prefer. All hearings are complete on the evening of June 20th.

You may also meet with the Lister Board before these dates, the Board is legally allowed to consider a property owners concerns outside of an official hearing. 

You may request a Grievance Hearing by any of the following methods:

You may just write your Request for Grievance on a piece of paper, but please include the following information:

  • Property Owner(s) Name
  • Mailing Address
  • Property Address
  • Contact Phone Number
  • Reason for Appeal

OR Here is a form to print and fill out to Request a Grievance Hearing. PDF of Grievance Hearing Application

BASIS FOR APPEAL: Please provide a brief statement of why you feel your assessment is incorrect. If you are relying on sales data, please list sales which support your proposed value for the property. If you feel you are disproportionately assessed, please list those neighboring properties which you are using for comparison. If your property is a commercial property you will receive an income and expense form to complete and fill out with your application.

Handy booklet from the Secretary of States’ office about Appealing your Tax Assessment (Grievance Hearing).

2017 Town Meeting Warning


(link to Signed Warning PDF)

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 7, 2017 at 7:00pm 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 elect the Officers as required by law in the following order:

  1. Town Clerk for 3 years. -incumbent Gale Quenneville
  2. Town Treasurer for 3 years. -incumbent Gale Quenneville
  3. Road Commissioner for 1 year. -incumbent Paul Quesnel
  4. Select Board Member for 3 years. -incumbent Steve Quenneville
  5. Lister for 3 years. -incumbent Stacey Freeguard
  6. Auditor for 3 years. -incumbent Marcia King
  7. Collect of Delinquent Taxes for 1 year. -incumbent Marilyn Chicoine
  8. Library Trustee for 3 years. -incumbent John Travis (vacant)
  9. Library Trustee for 3 years. -incumbent Tammy Wilbur
  10. Library Trustee for 2 years. -incumbent Tara Trudo
  11. First Constable for 1 year. -incumbent Michael Dame
  12. Second Constable for 1 year. -incumbent Rusty Brigham
  13. Town Juror for 1 year. -incumbent Grace Simonds
  14. Town Agent for 1 year. -incumbent Grace Simonds

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 December 1, 2017?  (postmarks not accepted)
ARTICLE VI:  Will the Town appropriate $351,923 expenses and indebtedness of the town of which $227,941 will come from taxes?
ARTICLE VII:  To transact any other nonbinding business deemed necessary and proper when met.
A.  The Selectboard would like to discuss the possibility of an ordinance to allow ATVs on       secondary roads (with provisions).

Select Board Chair:  Bob Wood
Steve Quenneville
Tara Trudo

(For the Signed Warning see link above.)