Weathersfield School and Town Budgets Pass

On Tuesday, 508 voters in the town of Weathersfield, Vt made their voices heard by voting Australian Ballot at the town's annual Town Meeting. Both the school and town budgets passed. Articles receiving the most support votes were $5,000 Fire Equipment and Gear Reserve Fund YES 304/NO 191 and $750 to Vermont Association for Blind and Visually Impaired YES 355/NO 136.

Now that you've voted, if you'd like to help out in town there are a number of volunteer positions open from Budget Committee (5 openings), Fire Commission (2 openings), Planning Commission (2 openings), to Zoning Board of Adjustment (5 openings) and many more.

According to the town website an email or letter should be submitted to the Town Manager by March 12. Appointments begin at the March 19 Select Board Meeting and will remain open until filled. A full list of the openings and description of the potions can be found on page 59 of your Town Report.

The select board is schedule to meet March 8 to re-organize and make their board appointments to the Fire Commission and Highway Committee. They will also be reviewing their "Policy for Conduct of Meetings and Hearings", their "Ethics Policy" and their "Conflict of Interest Policy." These policies may be reviewed: HERE

Here's how our town voted yesterday:

School Budget-Article 4

Article 4:  $5,630,601, 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 $15,750.00 per equalized pupil.

Blanks 7
Spoiled 1
YES 284
NO 216
Total 508

School Moderator

Blanks 45
Spoiled 1
C. Peter Cole 456
Write-ins 7
Total 508

School Director, 3 years

Blanks 57
Spoiled 1
Sean Whalen 446
Write-ins 4
Total 508

School Director, 1 year

Blanks 65
Spoiled 1
Jacquelyn Antonivich 438
Write-ins 4
Total 508

School Director, 1 year

Blanks 440
Spoiled 1
Robin Tindall 42
Total 508

Town Articles and Officers

Article 5

Town's General Fund Budget $1,485,018; $1,057,805 to be raised by taxes.
Blanks 4
Spoiled 1
YES 285
NO 218
Total 508

Article 6

Town Highway's Fund $1,111,653; $922,053 to be raised by taxes
Blanks 4
Spoiled 1
YES 312
NO 191
Total 508

Article 7

Town's Solid Waste Facility Management $270,935
Blanks 2
Spoiled 1
YES 385
NO 120
Total 508

Article 8

$50,000 into Highway Maintenance Reserve Fund
Blanks 3
Spoiled 1
YES 253
NO 251
Total 508

Article 9

$20,000 Fire Equipment Motorized Reserve Fund
Blanks 9
Spoiled 1
YES 267
NO 231
Total 508

Article 10

$5,000 Fire Equipment and Gear Reserve Fund
Blanks 12
Spoiled 1
YES 304
NO 191
Total 508

Article 11

$7,500 Police Cruiser Reserve Fund
Blanks 5
Spoiled 1
YES 246
NO 256
Total 508

Article 12

$2,683 to HCRS
Blanks 10
Spoiled 1
YES 252
NO 245
Total 508

Article 13

$1,200 to SEVCA
Blanks 5
Spoiled 1
YES 301
NO 201
Total 508

Article 14

$500 to WISE
Blanks 15
Spoiled 1
YES 270
NO 222
Total 508

Article 15

$750 to Vermont Association for Blind and Visually Impaired
Blanks 16
Spoiled 1
YES 355
NO 136
Total 508

Town Moderator

Blanks 42
Spoiled 1
C. Peter Cole 458
Write-ins 7
Total 508

Town Clerk

Blanks 23
Spoiled 1
Flo-Ann Dango 476
Write-ins 8
Total 508

Town Treasurer

Blanks 39
Spoiled 1
Steven A. Hier 463
Write-ins 5
Total 508

Select Board, Three Year

Blanks 75
Spoiled 1
John Arrison 401
Write-ins 31
Total 508

Select Board, 2 year

Blanks 86
Spoiled 1
C. Peter Cole 394
Write-ins 27
Total 508

Select Board, 2 year (one year remaining)

Blanks 90
Spoiled 1
C. Peter Cole 395
Write-ins 22
Total 508

Lister

Blanks 75
Spoiled 1
Lynn Esty 423
Write-ins 9
Total 508

Trustee of Public Funds, 3 year

Blanks 61
Spoiled 1
Steven A. Hier 442
Write-ins 4
Total 508

Town Agent

Blanks 33
Spoiled 1
Flo-Ann Dango 468
Write-ins 6
Total 508

Grand Juror

Blanks 55
Spoiled 1
Carolyn A. Hier 448
Write-ins 4
Total 508

Cemetery Commissioner, 5 year

Blanks 46
Spoiled 1
Robert G. Holtorf 457
Write-ins 4
Total 508

Library Trustee, 3 year

Blanks 68
Spoiled 1
Anne Parent 435
Write-ins 4
Total 508

Library Trustee, 3 year

Blanks 76
Spoiled 1
Ulrike Henderson 427
Write-ins 4
Total 508

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