Sunday, March 2, 2014

Weathersfield Vermont School, Town and Special Bond Meeting. Monday Night March 3



Annual School District Meeting
Monday, March 3, 2014, 6:30 pm, Weathersfield School, Ascutney

SCHOOL DISTRICT OF WEATHERSFIELD, VERMONT
WARNING FOR ANNUAL MEETING

Monday, March 3 and Tuesday, March 4, 2014 

(Voice Votes, from the floor, you MUST be present to VOTE)

The legal voters of the Weathersfield School District, Weathersfield, Vermont, are hereby notified and warned to meet at the Weathersfield School in Ascutney, Town of Weathersfield, Vermont, on Monday, March 3, 2014, at 6:30 pm in the evening to transact any business not involving voting by Australian ballot or any voting required by law to be by ballot, such meeting so started shall be adjourned to Tuesday, March 4, 2014.
The legal voters of the Weathersfield School District, are further notified and warned to meet at the Martin Memorial Hall in Ascutney, Vermont, on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 10:00 in the forenoon to act on any business involving voting by Australian ballot or any voting required by law to be by ballot. Polls open at 10:00 am and close at 7:00 pm.

Article 1: To act on the reports of the School District Officers for the period from July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013.

Article 2: To see if the School District will vote to authorize the School Board to borrow money in anticipation of taxes to meet the requirements of the School District for the ensuing year and to authorize the execution and delivery of notes or orders to the School District.

Article 3: To elect all School District Officers as required by law.  (By Australian Ballot)

Article 4: Shall the voters of the Weathersfield School District approve a total budget in the amount of $5,977,147, to provide grades K-12 education for the year beginning July 1, 2014.  (By Australian Ballot)

Article 5: Shall the voters of the Weathersfield School District authorize the School District Officers to raise an additional $45,000 to be placed in the Weathersfield School Bus Fund towards the purchase of a new school bus.  (By Australian Ballot)

Article 6: To transact any other business which may properly come before the meeting.

WEATHERSFIELD SCHOOL BOARD
Nathan McKeen, Chair
Amy Hill, Vice Chair
James Wimberg
Sandra Dockum
Nathan McNaughton

TOWN OF WEATHERSFIELD, VERMONT WARNING
SPECIAL BOND MEETING 

Monday March 3, 2014 and Tuesday, March 4, 2014
The legal voters of the Town of Weathersfield, Vermont, are hereby notified and warned to meet at Martin Memorial Hall, 5259 Route 5, in Ascutney, Town of Weathersfield, Vermont on Tuesday,
March 4, 2014. The polls will open at 10:00 a.m. and will close at 7:00 p.m.

Public Informational Hearing Notice 
Regarding Weathersfield Proctor Library Bond Vote
Monday, March 3, 2014
7:30 PM, Weathersfield School

On Monday, March 3, 2014, the Town of Weathersfield, Vermont will conduct a Public Informational Hearing on the bond article regarding the Weathersfield Proctor Library which Town voters will be voting on by Australian Ballot on Tuesday, March 4, 2014.

The Public Informational Hearing will begin at 7:30 PM at the Weathersfield School, 135 Schoolhouse Road, in Ascutney, Town of Weathersfield, Vermont. 

Information about this public informational hearing may be obtained from Town Manager Jim Mullen at 802.674.2626, townmgr@weathersfield.org.


TOWN OF WEATHERSFIELD, VERMONT WARNING FOR SPECIAL BOND MEETING MEETING

ARTICLE I:
 Shall the general obligation bonds of the Town of Weathersfield, Vermont in an amount not to exceed ONE MILLION, THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS ($1,300,000), less any grants or other funding sources, be issued for the purpose of financing the cost of making certain public improvements at the Weathersfield Proctor Library, including constructing an addition onto the existing library building, such improvements estimated at a cost of One Million, Three Hundred Thousand Dollars ($1,300,000).  (By Australian Ballot)

Dated at Weathersfield, Windsor County, Vermont this 27th day of January, 2014.
Daniel E. Boyer, Chairperson;
Norman John Arrison, Vice-Chairperson;Richard N. 
Clattenburg, Board Clerk; 
C. Peter Cole, Select Board Member;
 and David T. Fuller, Select Board Member 



TOWN OF WEATHERSFIELD, VERMONT WARNING FOR ANNUAL MEETING
Monday, March 3, 2014, 7:30 pm, Weathersfield School, Ascutney 
 (Voice Votes, from the floor, you MUST be present to VOTE)

Article 1: Shall the voters of the Town of  Weathersfield accept the reports of the Town’s officers for the period from July 1, 2012, through June 30, 2013?

Article 2: Shall the voters of the Town of  Weathersfield authorize the Select Board to borrow money, if necessary, to pay current expenses in anticipation of taxes in accordance with the provisions of Title 24, Section 1786, of the Vermont Statutes Annotated?

Article 3: Shall the voters of the Town of Weathersfield authorize the Select Board to expend such grant monies, gifts, or bequests which may be received by the Town of Weathersfield, in accordance with the terms of said grants, gifts, or bequests?

Article 4: To see if the Town of Weathersfield will vote to designate the Town of Weathersfield as a Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) District to enable participating property owners to access funding for eligible energy efficiency and renewable energy projects and then pay back the cost as a regular municipal assessment on that property owner’s property tax or other municipal bill as provided for by 24 V.S.A. Chapter 87 (Section 3261 et seq.) and authorize the Select Board to enter into an agreement with Vermont Energy Investment Corporation d/b/a Efficiency Vermont to operate the PACE program?

Article 5: Shall the voters of the Town of Weathersfield authorize the Select Board to convey [sell] the 1879 Perkinsville School building and site in accordance with 24 V.S.A. 1061(b)?

Article 6: To transact any other business deemed proper when met.

Voting by Australian ballot will be conducted in Martin Memorial Hall, at 5259 U.S. Route 5 in  Ascutney, on Tuesday, the 4th day of March, 2014 [The polls will be open at 10:00 A.M. and will close at 7:00 P.M. on that date], to act on the following articles:

Article 7: To elect all Town officers as required by law.  (By Australian Ballot)
Moderator - One Year
Select Person – Three Years
Select Person - Two Years
Lister – Three Years
Trustee of Public Funds - Three Years
Town Agent - One Year
Grand Juror - One Year
Cemetery Commissioner - Five Years
Library Trustee - Five Years

Article 8:
Shall the voters of the Town of Weathersfield approve the expenditure of $1,224,933 for the support and operation of the Town’s General Fund? $872,142 shall be raised by property taxation, allowing the Select Board to set the appropriate tax rate. (By Australian Ballot)

Article 9: Shall the voters of the Town of Weathersfield approve the expenditure of $1,052,974 for the support and operation of the Town’s Highway Fund? $755,704 shall be raised by property taxation, allowing the Select Board to set the appropriate tax rate. (By Australian Ballot)


Article 10: Shall the voters of the Town of Weathersfield approve the expenditure of $230,918 for the support and operation of the Town’s Solid Waste Management Facility? These monies shall be raised by the collection of fees, allowing the Select Board to set the appropriate fees for the services. (By Australian Ballot)

Article 11: Shall the voters of the Town of Weathersfield authorize the Select Board to borrow funds not to exceed $160,000 for a period not to exceed five years for the purpose of purchasing a highway grader? The cost of the grader will not exceed $385,000. The balance of the funds needed to purchase the grader will come from the sale or trade-in of the Town’s existing grader. (By Australian Ballot)

Article 12: Shall the voters of the Town of Weathersfield authorize the Select Board to borrow funds not to exceed $115,000 for a period not to exceed three years for the purpose of purchasing a truck/snowplow for the maintenance of Town highways? The cost of the truck/snowplow will not exceed $199,000. The new truck will replace a 2000 Mack truck/snowplow with 146,000 miles on it. The balance of the funds needed to purchase the truck will be raised by the sale of the 2000 Mack truck/snowplow and taken from the Town Highway Maintenance and Repair Equipment Reserve Fund. (By Australian Ballot)

Article 13: Shall the voters of the Town of Weathersfield authorize the Select Board to borrow funds not to exceed $18,000 for a period not to exceed three years for the purpose of purchasing a Police cruiser? The cost of the cruiser will not exceed $34,000. The balance of the funds needed to purchase the cruiser will be taken from the Police Cruiser Reserve Fund.  (By Australian Ballot)

Article 14: Shall the voters of the Town of Weathersfield assess One-Half Cent ($0.005) per One Hundred Dollars of valuation on the Town’s Grand List, to be deposited into a Reserve Fund for the future acquisition of Highway Maintenance and Repair Equipment? [Not in Budget] [One-Half cent raises approximately $14,000]  (By Australian Ballot)

Article 15: Shall the voters of the Town of Weathersfield assess One-Half Cent ($0.005) per One Hundred Dollars of valuation on the Town’s Grand List, to be deposited to a Reserve Fund for Highway Maintenance? [Not in Budget] [One-Half cent raises approximately $14,000] (By Australian Ballot)

Article 16: Shall the voters of the Town of Weathersfield assess One Cent ($0.01) per One Hundred Dollars of valuation on the Town’s Grand List, to be deposited into a Reserve Fund for the future acquisition of Motorized Fire Apparatus? [Not in Budget] [One cent raises approximately $28,000] (By Australian Ballot)

Article 17: Shall the voters of the Town of Weathersfield appropriate the sum of $2,000 to be deposited into a Reserve Fund for the future acquisition of Fire Equipment? [Not in Budget]

Article 18: Shall the voters of the Town of Weathersfield appropriate the sum of $5,000 to be deposited into the Police Cruiser Reserve Fund? [Not in Budget] (By Australian Ballot)

Article 19: Shall the voters of the Town of Weathersfield appropriate the sum of $1,600 to assist the Friends of the Meetinghouse repair the front steps of the Weathersfield Center Meetinghouse? [Not in Budget] (By Australian Ballot)

Article 20: Shall the voters of the Town of Weathersfield appropriate the sum of $800 to support the activities of the Weathersfield Directory? [Not in Budget] (By Australian Ballot)

Dated at Weathersfield, Windsor County,
Vermont this 27th day of January, 2014.
Daniel E. Boyer, Chairperson;
Norman John Arrison, Vice-Chairperson;
Richard N. Clattenburg, Board Clerk;
C. Peter Cole, Select Board Member;
David T. Fuller, Select Board Member

Voting by Australian Ballot
Town, Special Bond, & School Meeting Election
Tuesday, March 4, 2014, 10:00 am to 7:00 pm,
Martin Memorial Hall, Route 5, Ascutney

Early/absentee ballots are available 20 days before all elections. Please call the town clerk’s office at 674-9500 for more information if you would like to vote early or to have a ballot sent to your home.




Other Town Voting:
Primary Election - Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
General Election - Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
All Australian Balloting is held at: Martin Memorial Hall, Route 5, Ascutney

Early/absentee ballots are available 20 days before all elections. Please call the town clerk’s office at 674-9500 for more information if you would like to vote early or to have a ballot sent to your home.