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Weathersfield Select Board Chair Resigns

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Weathersfield Selectboard chair, Kelly Murphy submitted her letter of resignation Monday night, January 13 at the close of the board's Special Meeting. Her letter stated that she would step down as chair but remain active on the board until the end of her term.

The previous Monday, January 6, Two Citizen Complaints were filed by Darrin Spaulding, fire chief of the Ascutney Volunteer Fire Association at the beginning of the board's regular monthly meeting.

The Selectboard met last night, January 16 in executive session to discuss personnel. After coming out of the executive session the open meeting lasted only 5-10 minutes with no action announced from the closed session.

More to follow on this breaking story.

What To Do In and Around Weathersfield Vermont

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Ascutney Outdoors T-Bar Dedication
This Saturday, Jan. 18 from noon until 4 pm. and despite the lack of snow, Ascutney Outdoors will be hosting their new T-Bar Dedication at the mountain.

Brownsville’s own Butcher and Pantry will be on hand serving up an awesome chili bar at a cost of $10 per person. There will be music and other activities, and the tubing lift will also be in operation with its’ regular purchased tickets (weather permitting).

There is no snowmaking at the mountain, so just like the old days, the area relies on mother nature - a real commitment to Protecting Our Winters. The event will take place even if conditions aren’t acceptable, which it looks likes it won't be – but a snow dance is planned.

Get Out and About Saturday January 18T-Bar Dedication at Ascutney Outdoors
Ascutney Outdoors will be celebrating its new T-bar 12- 4 pm. See above.

Snow Ga at The Climb Fitness Center in Brownsville at 6 p.m. Join yoga instructor Linda for a relaxed snowshoe hike with paus…

Weathersfield Weekly Blog-New Town Manager and Town Budget Discussion

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Tonight the select board will hold a Special Meeting tonight, Jan. 13 at 6 p.m. to continue discussion of the proposed town budget for FY 2020-2021.

At their January 6 meeting, following an executive session to discuss personnel, the select board announced that they would offer the Town Manager position to Brandon Gulnick a 30 year-old Fall River, Massachusetts chief grant writer. Gulnik will start on February 3 at a salary of $77,000. Gulnik was chosen from a pool of 30 candidates.

Proposed Budget sheets may be viewed at: http://www.weathersfieldvt.org/Selectboard/SBPacket-2020.01.06%20digital.pdf beginning on page 46.

Percent change is calculated by using this formula ((y2 - y1) / y1)*100 = your percent change

Budget discussion from the Jan. 6 meeting included a presentation from Library Trustee Mavis Ellingwood. The proposed library budget is up 6% with an almost $3000 increase in the library director's salary, also an increase of 6%.

During the meeting the "Hartford Decisio…

What To Do In and Around Weathersfield Vermont

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Montshire Unleashed This Friday
Looking for a fun ADULT only thing to do...look no further than Montshire Unleashed in Norwich Friday, January 10 6:30 p.m. The Montshire Museum of Science is hosting their annual monthly winter Unleashed evening program for adults only. Adults have the run of the museum to explore all the exhibits. Jasper Murdock Ale and wine from the Norwich Inn will be available for purchase, as well as food from the evening’s featured local vendor. Call 802-649-2200 for more info. Read more about this event on my blog. Tickets There are three more UNLEASHED nights: February 7, 2020, March 13, 2020, and April 10, 2020.
If you've ever wanted to explore the museum, kid free, this is the event for you! Get Out and About Friday January 10Full Moon Snowshoe Hike and Astronomy Program- 5:30-7:30 p.m. Join Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park on Friday January 10th for a nighttime hike under January’s full “Wolf” moon. Learn all about the moon and its diffe…