Legal Notices

Legals / Feb. 23, 2017 8:59am EST

TOWN OF RANDOLPH CIVIL ORDINANCE—DOGS

Pursuant to the provisions under the authority of 20 V.S.A. § 3549, 24 V.S.A. § 2291 (10) (14 & 15), and 24 V.S.A. Chapter 59, the Town of Randolph Selectboard adopted this Dog Civil Ordinance for the Town of Randolph, Vermont on Wednesday, February 15, 2017.

Purpose: The purpose of this ordinance is to regulate the keeping of dogs and wolf-hybrids, to protect public health and safety and to protect the residents’ quiet enjoyment of their homes and property. The ordinance replaces all former dog ordinances passed by the Town of Randolph.

SECTION 1. AUTHORITY

SECTION 2. PURPOSE

SECTION 3. DEFINITIONS

SECTION 4. DISTURBANCES AND NUISANCES

SECTION 5. LICENSE AND IMMUNIZATION

SECTION 6. HUMANE CARE OF DOGS

SECTION 7. AGGRESSIVE AND VICIOUS DOGS

SECTION 8. INVESTIGATION OF AGGRESSIVE AND VICIOUS DOGS RELATING TO NON-PROVOKED ATTACKS

SECTION 9. IMPOUNDMENT AND/ OR RESTRAINT

SECTION 10. ENFORCEMENT

SECTION 11. PENALTIES AND COSTS

SECTION 12. SEVERABILITY

The full text of this ordinance may be examined at the Town Manager’s Office at 7 Summer Street or online at www.randolphvt.org. If you have any questions, contact the Town Manager at 728-5433. This ordinance was adopted on Wednesday, February 15, 2017. Unless a petition signed by at least five percent of the voters of the Town of Randolph is filed with the Town Clerk by 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 1, 2017, asking for a vote to disapprove the ordinance, the ordinance will become effective on April 16, 2017. If a petition is received, Town of Randolph’s Selectboard will warn a special meeting and the voters may vote on the question. hh

NOTICE TO CREDITORS STATE OF VERMONT

Superior Court, Orange Unit, Probate Division, Docket No.:

In re ESTATE of: Floyd Mattoon Jr.

To the Creditors of: Floyd Mattoon Jr. late of Vershire, Vt.

I have been appointed to administer this estate. All creditors having claims against the decedent or the estate must present their claims in writing within four (4) months of the date of the first publication of this notice. The claim must be presented to me at the address listed below with a copy sent to the Court. The claim may be barred forever if it is not presented within the four (4) month period.

Dated: 2-21-17

The Herald of Randolph, February 23, 2017

Address of Probate Court: Vermont Superior Court, Orange Probate Division, 5 Court Street, Chelsea, VT 05038.

/s/ Donna Harley, Executor
199 Vt. Rte. 110
Chelsea, Vt. 05038
Phone Number: (802) 685-4868
Email: donnaharley10@yahoo.com
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TOWN OF CHELSEA SCHOOL DISTRICT WARNING FOR ANNUAL MEETING MARCH 7, 2017

The legal voters of the Chelsea Town School District are hereby WARNED AND NOTIFIED to meet at the Chelsea Town Hall in Chelsea Village on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at 9 a.m. to transact the following business:

Article 1. To elect a Moderator.

Article 2. To hear and act upon the report of the Town School District Officers.

Article 3. Shall the voters of the school district approve the school board to expend $3,443,035.00, 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 $16,771.67 per equalized pupil. This projected spending per equalized pupil is 4.71% higher than spending for the current year.

Article 4. To Transfer a sum of $20,000.00 from the 2015-2016 general fund balance to the Building Reserve Fund.

Article 5. To elect one (1) School Director for a term of three (3) years, and to elect one (1) School Director for a term of two (2) years.

Article 6. To transact any other business proper to come before the meeting.

Date: January 11, 2017

Chelsea Board of School Directors:
/s/ Joe Spinella, Chairperson
/s/ Rebecca Mattoon, Vice Chairperson /s/ Emily Marshia, Clerk
/s/ Jessie Schmidt, Member
/s/ Deborah Ackerman, Member
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WARNING FOR THE BETHEL TOWN SCHOOL DISTRICT

The legal voters of the Town of Bethel Town School District are hereby warned to meet at the BETHEL SCHOOL GYMNASIUM in said Bethel on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 7 p.m. for the following purposes:

1. To elect a moderator for the next year ensuing.

2. To elect a school treasurer for the year ensuing.

3. Shall the voters of the school district approve the school board to expend $5,319,020.00, which is the amount the school board has determined to be necessary for the ensuing school year? It is estimated that this proposed budget, if approved, will result in education spending of $17,384.56 per equalized pupil. This projected spending per equalized pupil is 4.66% higher than the spending for the current year.

4. Shall the voters authorize to allocate $49,320.00 from the 2015-2016 General Fund Surplus to the Building Reserve Fund?

5. To elect by ballot a School Board Director for a three (3) year term beginning March 2017 and ending March 2020.

6. To elect by ballot a School Board Director for a two (2) year term beginning March 2017 and ending March 2019.

7. Shall the voters authorize the School Board to borrow by issuance of bonds, or notes, not in excess of anticipated revenue for the current school year and the upcoming school year.

8. To do any other necessary and proper business in connection with the foregoing articles.

Respectfully Submitted,
Bethel School Directors:
/s/ David Eddy Jr. (3 yr term, 2017)
(article 5)
Chair, Bethel Board
/s/ Lisa Floyd (3 yr term, 2018)
/s/ Todd Sears (2 yr term, 2018)
/s/ Tamela Ennis (3 yr term, 2018)
/s/ Nancy Cyphers (2 yr term, 2017)
(article 6)
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WARNING

White River Valley Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting

The members of the White River Valley Chamber of Commerce are hereby warned and notified of the annual meeting to be held on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017 at the office of the Chamber office at 31 Vt. Route 66, suite 1, Randolph, Vt. at 8:30 a.m. as in accordance with our bylaws.

On the agenda will be a change of the Bylaws.

The change:

ARTICLE IV.–MEETINGS:

Section 1.–Annual Meeting: An annual meeting of the members shall be held in the month of February May in each year at the time and place selected by the Board of Directors, the purpose of which shall be for the election of Directors and for the transaction of such other business as may come before the meeting.

If the election of Directors shall not be held on the day designated for any annual meeting or at any adjournment thereof, the Board of Directors shall cause the election to be held at a special meeting of the members as soon as may be convenient.

This meeting will be adjourned to May 5, 2017 for completion of elections and presentation of awards. hh

TOWN OF TUNBRIDGE SCHOOL DISTRICT WARNING FOR ANNUAL MEETING

March 6, 2017

The legal voters of the Tunbridge Town School District are hereby WARNED AND NOTIFIED to meet at the Tunbridge Central School, Tunbridge, Vermont on Monday, March 6, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. to transact the following business:

Article 1. To Elect a Moderator.

Article 2. To Hear and Act upon the report of the School Directors.

Article 3. Shall the voters of the school district approve the school board to expend $3,104,956.00 which is the amount the school board has determined to be necessary for the ensuing fiscal year? It is estimated that this proposed budget and the following article(s) if approved, will result in education spending of $16,441.20 per equalized pupil. This projected spending per equalized pupil is 6.5% higher than the spending for the current year.

Article 4. To Vote a sum of $20,496 from the 2015-2016 school year general fund balance to be allocated to the Building Reserve Fund.

Article 5. To elect one School Director for a term of three (3) years.

Article 6. To Transact any other business proper to come before the meeting.

Dated: January 6, 2017

Tunbridge Board of School Directors: /s/ Kathy Galluzzo, Chairperson
/s/ Maryann Caron,
Vice Chairperson
/s/ Liz York, Clerk
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TOWN OF STRAFFORD SCHOOL DISTRICT WARNING OF ANNUAL MEETING MARCH 7, 2017

The legal voters of the Strafford Town School District are hereby WARNED AND NOTIFIED to meet at the Town Hall in Strafford on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at 1:00 P.M., to transact the following business:

Article I. To elect a Moderator.

Article II. To Hear and Act upon the report of the School Directors.

Article III. Shall the voters of the school district approve the school board to expend $3,150,021.00, 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 $16,348.79 per equalized pupil. This projected spending per equalized pupil is 5.08% higher than spending for the current year.

Article IV. To Vote a sum of $8635.00 from the 2015-2016 school year general fund balance to be added to the Tyson Gym Maintenance Reserve Fund.

Article V. To Vote a sum of $50,000.00 from the 2015-2016 school year general fund balance to be added to the Building Reserve Fund.

Article VI. To Vote the sum of $91,576.00 from the 2015-2016 school year general fund balance to the added to the Tuition Reserve Fund.

Article VII. To Elect one (1) School Director for a term of three (3) years, one (1) School Director for a term of two (2) years.

Article VIII. To Address any other business proper to come before the meeting.

Dated: January 10, 2017

Strafford Board of School Directors
/s/ Erik Goodling, Chairperson
/s/ Hilary Linehan, Vice Chair
/s/ Erik Reimanis, Member
/s/ Jeff Solsaa, Member
/s/ Glenn Wylie, Clerk
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WARNING ANNUAL TOWN MEETING TOWN OF STOCKBRIDGE MARCH 7, 2017

The legal voters of the Town of Stockbridge are hereby warned to meet at the Union Meeting House on the Stockbridge Common on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 9 a.m. to transact the following business:

Article 1: To elect the following officers for terms indicated and to fill other offices vacant:

1. Moderator for 1 year term.

2. Selectman for 3 year term

3. Lister for 3 years.

4. Auditor for 3 years.

5. Agent to defend and prosecute suits for 1 year.

6. Grand Juror for a 1-year term.

7. First Constable for a 1-year term.

8. Second Constable for 1 year.

9. Trustee of Public Funds for 3 years.

10. Cemetery Commissioner for 3 years.

11. Memorial Day Chair for 1 year.

Article 2: To hear the auditors’ report and to take any necessary action thereon.

Article 3: Will the Town vote to pay real estate taxes in two equal installments due on August 15 and November 15?

Article 4: Will the Town vote to elect a Collector of taxes or vote to authorize the Town Treasurer to collect current taxes?

Article 5: Will the Town vote to elect a Collector of delinquent taxes?

Article 6: Will the Town vote to accept the proposed budget? Recommended: $777,287

Article 7: Shall the Town of Stockbridge vote to postpone any changes or amendments to the existing town plan and zoning regulations or adoption of new town plan or zoning regulations, until such a time as a decision has been made on the future of the Stockbridge Central School as it is such an integral part of our town and directly impacts town growth?

Article 8: Will the Town vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to borrow money in anticipation of taxes?

Article 9: To do any other necessary and proper business brought before said annual Town Meeting.

STOCKBRIDGE BOARD
OF SELECTMEN
Jim Shands
Mark Doughty
Mark Pelletier
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TOWN OF SHARON SCHOOL DISTRICT WARNING OF THE ANNUAL MEETING

March 6, 2017

The legal voters of the Sharon Town School District are hereby WARNED AND NOTIFIED TO MEET AT THE SHARON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN SHARON VILLAGE, ON MONDAY, March 6, 2017 at 7 p.m. TO TRANSACT THE FOLLOWING BUSINESS:

Article 1. To Elect a Moderator.

Article 2. To Hear and Act upon the reports of the School District Officers.

Article 3. Shall the voters of the school district approve the school board to expend $4,135,942, 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 $15,501.73 per equalized pupil. This projected spending per equalized pupil is 3.94% higher than spending for the current year.

Article 4. Shall the Sharon Board of School Directors be authorized to transfer the sum of $15,200.00 from the 2015-2016 school year general fund balance to the Building Reserve Fund.

Article 5. To elect One School Director for the term of three (3) years.

Article 6. To transact any other business as needed.

Dated: January 10, 2017

Board of School Directors:
/s/ Donald Shaw, Chairperson
/s/ Karen Henderson,
Vice-Chairperson
/s/ Steve Gagliardone, Clerk
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WARNING TOWN OF STOCKBRIDGE SCHOOL DISTRICT

The legal voters of the Town of Stockbridge School District are hereby notified and warned to meet at the Stockbridge Central School in said town on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 6 p.m. to transact the following business:

Article 1: To elect a moderator for the ensuing year;

Article 2: To hear the report and budget proposal of the Stockbridge Town School District Officers;

Article 3: To see if the Town School District will vote to pay taxes in equal installments due August 15, 2017, the second due November 15, 2017;

Article 4: Shall the voters of the school district approve the school board to expend $1,736,707.00, 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 $16,398.07 per equalized pupil. This projected spending per equalized pupil is 7.23% higher than spending for the current year.

Article 5: Shall the voters allocate $55,819.00 from the FY16 General Fund Balance to be added to the Building Reserve Fund for purposes such as, but not limited to, energy efficiency upgrades, roof replacement and playground updates?

Article 6: To elect a School Director to a three (3) year term, ending in 2020;

Article 7: Shall the voters authorize the School Board to borrow by issuance of bonds, or notes, not in excess of anticipated revenue for the current school year and the upcoming school year;

Article 8: To do any other proper and necessary business.

Respectfully Submitted:
Stockbridge School District
Board of Directors
/s/ Carl Groppe (Chair) 2018
(3 yr. term)
/s/ Betsy Shands 2019 (3 yr. term)
/s/ Janie Feinberg 2017 (3 yr. Term)
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING RANDOLPH SELECTBOARD

On Wednesday, March 8, 2017, the Selectboard will meet at the Randolph Town Hall at 7 Summer Street at 5:45 p.m. to hold a public hearing to take public comments on a proposed amendment to the §217 of the Land Use Regulations (LUR) that would change “community service” from a prohibited use to a conditional use in the Residential District. This district roughly encompasses the Stock Farm Road and Fish Hill Road area. A “community service” is any use of land or structures for the purpose of providing or conducting, civic, educational, cultural, or religious services, both commercial and non-profit. Examples: school (public and private), community hall, service club, daycare, church.

A full copy of the LUR, including the zoning map, is available electronically for viewing or downloading at www.randolphvt.org. Hard copies are also available for viewing at the Town Clerk’s Office. If you would like to purchase a copy, please contact the Zoning Administrator.

Questions should be directed to Zoning Administrator Mardee Sanchez at zoning@randolphvt.org or 728-5433 x13. Written comments for the Selectboard’s consideration are welcome at—or prior to—the hearing and may be emailed to the above address, or mailed to or dropped off at the Town Hall, Drawer B, 7 Summer Street, Randolph, VT 05060. hh

NOTICE TO CREDITORS STATE OF VERMONT

Superior Court, Orange Unit, Probate Division, Docket No.: 349-12-16 Oepr

In re ESTATE of: Edward Gramling

To the Creditors of: Edward H. Gramling, late of Strafford.

I have been appointed to administer this estate. All creditors having claims against the decedent or the estate must present their claims in writing within four (4) months of the date of the first publication of this notice. The claim must be presented to me at the address listed below with a copy sent to the Court. The claim may be barred forever if it is not presented within the four (4) month period.

Dated: 13 February 2017

The Herald of Randolph, February 16 and 23, 2017

Address of Probate Court: Orange District Probate Court, 5 Court Street, Chelsea, VT 05038.

/s/ Emmeline W. Doyle

PO Box 91
S. Strafford, VT 05070
Phone Number: 802-765-4397
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ORANGE SOUTHWEST SCHOOL DISTRICT (UNIFIED)

Special Board Meetings for Orange Southwest School District Budget Informational Meetings

Tues.—Feb. 28—Brookfield Elementary – 7 p.m.

Wed. —Mar. 1—Braintree Elementary—

7 p.m.

Thurs.—Mar. 2—Randolph Elementary— 7 p.m.

Important Discussions Before Australian Ballot Vote On Town Meeting Day, Tuesday, March 7, 2017. gh

WARNING ANNUAL SCHOOL DISTRICT MEETING

Orange Southwest Unified Union District (Orange Southwest School District) For Braintree, Brookfield, and Randolph

Monday, March 6, 2017

TO THE LEGAL VOTERS OF RANDOLPH, BRAINTREE, and BROOKFIELD:

You are hereby notified that the Annual Meeting of the voters of Randolph, Braintree & Brookfield will be held in the Murray Auditorium at the Randolph Union High School in the Town of Randolph on Monday, March 6, 2017, commencing at 6 p.m.

NOTICE TO VOTERS: ARTICLES I, II, III, IV, V, and VI will be voted on the Floor.

Polls for voting on Articles VII, VIII, IX, X, XI, & XII will be open on Town Meeting Day, Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at the following locations and at the following times in each town:

Braintree: Braintree Town Hall from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Brookfield: Brookfield Elementary School from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Randolph: Randolph Town Hall from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

ARTICLE I: To elect a Moderator for a one-year term beginning July 1, 2017.

ARTICLE II: To elect a Clerk for a one-year term beginning July 1, 2017.

ARTICLE III: To elect a School District Treasurer for a one-year term beginning July 1, 2017.

ARTICLE IV: To fill any vacancies existing or occurring on March 6, 2017.

ARTICLE V: To hear and act upon the reports of the officers of the school district.

ARTICLE VI: To see whether the school district will authorize the School Board to borrow money pending receipt of payments from the member towns, by the issuance of notes or orders payable not later than one year for the date thereof.

ARTICLE VII: To vote by Australian ballot on the following Orange Southwest School District Officer: 1.-One School director from the residents of Randolph, VT for a term of three years.

ARTICLE VIII: To vote by Australian ballot on the following Orange Southwest School District Officer: 1.-One School Director from the residents of Braintree, VT for a term of three years.

ARTICLE IX: To vote by Australian ballot on the following monetary item: 1. Shall the voters of the Orange Southwest School district approve the school board to expend $16,307,278, 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 $15,070.06 per equalized pupil.

ARTICLE X: To vote by Australian ballot on the following monetary item: 1. Shall the voters of the Orange Southwest School District approve the transfer of $200,000 in surplus funds from the 2015-2016 school year to the Facility Maintenance Reserve Fund?

ARTICLE XI: To vote by Australian ballot on the following monetary item: 1. Shall the voters of the Orange Southwest School District approve the transfer of $160,336 in surplus funds from the 2015-2016 school year to the Transportation Reserve Fund?

ARTICLE XII: To vote by Australian ballot on the following monetary item: 1. Shall the voters of the Orange Southwest School District approve the transfer of $100,000 in surplus funds from the 2015-2016 school year to the Financial Systems Upgrade Reserve Fund?

DATED at Brookfield in the County of Orange and State of Vermont, this 9 day of January, 2017.

/s/ Angelo Odato, Chair
/s/ Brooke Dingledine, Vice-Chair
/s/ Ann Howard, Clerk
/s/ Jennifer Messier
/s/ Laura Rochat
/s/ Anne Black Cone
/s/ Kate Forrer
/s/ Paul Putney

OSSD School Board Directors

Received and recorded in the office of the clerk of the Orange Southwest School District, in Randolph on January 26, 2017 before being posted.

ATTEST: /s/ Linda S. Lubold, Clerk

NOTICE TO VOTERS

Attached is some basic information about the Orange Southwest School District meeting warned. If you have any questions, please contact your Town Clerk.

Braintree Town Clerk—728-9787
Brookfield Town Clerk—276-3352
Randolph Town Clerk–728-5682
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE OF PERSONAL PROPERTY

Notice is hereby given that the undersigned will sell to satisfy lien of owner, at public sale by closed bidding on Thursday, March 2, 2017, 9 a.m. at Northeast Storage Center (AGN, Inc) facility located at Route 12, Randolph, Vermont behind the Green Mountain Flooring building, the personal goods stored therein by the following:

Unit #22—Kathryn E. Vias

Purchases must be made with cash only and paid for at the time of the sale. All goods sold as is, where is and all items to be removed from unit at time of purchase. Sale is subject to adjournment. A $50 Deposit will be made and refunded after unit has been emptied and broom cleaned. gh

WARNING FOR THE TOWN OF HANCOCK SCHOOL DISTRICT

The legal voters of the Hancock Town School District are hereby warned to meet at the Town Hall in said Town on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 10 a.m. to act on the following business:

Article 1 To elect a moderator for the next year ensuing.

Article 2 To hear and act upon the reports of the Town School Officers.

Article 3 To see if the Town School District will vote to pay taxes to the Town School Treasurer as provided by law.

Article 4 Shall the voters of the school district approve the school board to expend $847,654.00, 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 $17,344.15 per equalized pupil. This projected spending per equalized pupil is 1.22% higher than spending for the current year.

Article 5 To elect a School Board Director for a three (3) year term starting in March 2017 and ending in March 2020.

Article 6 To discuss Act 46 and the proposed merger with the Granville Town School District.

Article 7 To transact any other business that may legally come before the meeting.

Respectfully Submitted,
Hancock School Board of Directors
/s/ Rose Juliano 2018 (3 year term)
Chair, Hancock Board
/s/ Ken Troumbley 2017
(3 year term) (article 5)
/s/ Stacey Peters 2019 (3 year term)
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TOWN OF ROYALTON SCHOOL DISTRICT WARNING OF ANNUAL MEETING

March 6, 2017

The legal voters of the Royalton Town School District are hereby WARNED AND NOTIFIED to meet in the South Royalton School Gymnasium in South Royalton Village, on Monday, March 6, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.

Article I

To Elect by ballot the following School District officers:

A. A Moderator for a term of one (1) year.

B. Three School Directors, one for a term of three (3) years, one for a term of two (2) years, and one to complete a two year term with one year remaining.

Note: Voting on Article I will be by Australian ballot and the polls will be open from 8:00 A.M. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 7, 2017.

Article II

To Hear and Act upon the report of the School District Officers.

Article III

Shall the voters of the school district approve the school board to expend $5,811,404.00 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 $14,775.92 per equalized pupil. This projected spending per equalized pupil is .13% higher than spending for the current year.

Article IV

To Act upon the following question: Shall the voters of the Royalton Town School District approve the transfer of a sum not to exceed $50,000 from any General Fund balance remaining from the 2016-2017 school year to the Building Reserve Fund?

Article V

To Transact any other business proper to come before the meeting.

Date: January 5, 2017

Royalton Board of School Directors:

/s/ Chris Mabey, Chairperson
/s/ Eunice Gavin, Member
/s/ Christine Hudson, Member
/s/ Tom “Geo” Honigford, Clerk
/s/ Jeff Barry, Member
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WARNING TOWN OF ROCHESTER SCHOOL DISTRICT

The legal voters of the Town of Rochester School District are hereby notified and warned to meet at the Rochester High School Auditorium in said town on Monday, March 27, 2017 at 7 p.m. to transact the following business:

Article 1: To elect a moderator for the ensuing year.

Article 2: To hear and act upon the reports of the Town School Officers.

Article 3: To see if the Town School District will vote to pay taxes to the Town School Treasurer in four (4) equal installments; the first due August 15, 2017, the second due November 15, 2017, the third due February 15, 2018, and the fourth due May 15, 2018.

Article 4: To elect a Town School Treasurer for a term of one year.

Article 5: To elect a school board director for a three (3) year term ending in March 2020.

Article 6: To elect a school board director for a two (2) year term ending March 2019.

Article 7: To elect a school board director to complete a 3-year term ending in March 2019.

Article 8: Shall the voters of the school district approve to expend $2,915,672.00, 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 $16,388.59 per equalized pupil. This projected spending per equalized pupil is 5.33% higher than spending for the current year. This budget will be voted on by Australian ballot on Tuesday, March 28th, 2017 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Rochester Town Clerk’s Office.

Article 9: Shall the voters authorize the School Board to borrow by issuance of bonds, or notes, not in excess of anticipated revenue for the current school year and the upcoming school year.

Article 10: To conduct any other necessary and proper business that may legally come before the meeting.

Respectfully Submitted:
Rochester School District
Board of Directors
/s/ Jeffrey Sherwin (2 yr. Term 2018)
Chairperson, Rochester Board
/s/ Amy Wildt (3 yr term, 2017)
article 5
/s/ Francis Russell (3yr term, 2018)
/s/ Tony Goupee (interim 3 yr term
2016) article 7
/s/ Jessica Arsenault (2yr term, 2017)
article 6
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WARNING FOR THE TOWN OF GRANVILLE SCHOOL DISTRICT

The citizens of Granville who are legal voters in the Granville Town School District are hereby warned and notified to meet at the Granville Town Hall on Tuesday, March 07, 2017 at 5:30 p.m., to transact the following business:

1. To elect a moderator for the next year ensuing.

2. To hear and act upon the reports of the Town School Officers.

3. Shall the voters of the school district approve the school board to expend $764,433.00, 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 $18,350.64 per equalized pupil. This projected spending per equalized pupil is 33.81% higher than spending for the current year.

4. To elect a Town School Treasurer for a term of one year.

5. To elect a school board director for a three (3) year term starting March 2017 and ending March 2020.

6. Shall the 2018 Granville Town School District meeting be Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 5:30 pm.

7. Shall the voters authorize the School Board to borrow by issuance of bonds, or notes, not in excess of anticipated revenue for the current school year and the upcoming school year.

8. To discuss Act 46 and the proposed merger with the Hancock Town School District.

9. To do any other necessary and proper business.

Respectfully submitted,
Granville School Directors

Erika Linskey 2017 (3 yr term)
(article 5)
/s/ Trina Service 2019 (3 yr term)
/s/ Bruce Hyde 2018 (3 yr term)
Board Chair
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OFFICIAL WARNING TOWN OF GRANVILLE ANNUAL TOWN MEETING

The legal voters of the Town of Granville are hereby warned and notified to meet in the Town Hall in said Town on Tuesday; March 7, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. to transact the following business:

1. To elect a Moderator for the year ensuing.

2. To elect all Town Officers as required by law. a. To elect a Selectperson for a 3-year term ending 2020. b. To elect a Delinquent Tax Collector for a 1-year term ending 2018. c. To elect a Town Grand Juror for a 1 year term ending 2018. d. To elect an Agent to Prosecute & Defend Suits for a 1-year term ending 2018. e. To elect a Cemetery Commissioner for a 3-year term ending 2020. f. To elect a Second Constable for a 1 year term ending 2018.

3. Shall the Town of Granville vote to authorize the Town Treasurer to collect current taxes pursuant to 32 V.S.A. § 1529?

4. To hear the Selectmen’s report and act upon same.

5. To hear the Outside Auditors report and act upon the same.

6. Shall the Town of Granville vote to accept the budget of $345,873.00 to meet expenses and liabilities of the Town and authorize the Selectboard to set a tax rate sufficient to provide the same?

7. Shall the Town of Granville vote to increase the Highway Capital Investment Account in the amount of $6,000.00 for the purpose of resurfacing the existing paved road segments?

8. Shall the Town of Granville vote to increase the Highway Capital Investment Account for the Town Line Road culvert grant in the amount of $8,000.00 for the purpose of meeting the Town’s 10 percent match of the Structures Grant yet to be applied for?

9. Shall the Town of Granville vote to increase the Capital Account for the purpose of covering expenses for Fire Protection in East Granville in the amount of $500.00?

10. Shall the Town of Granville vote to appropriate $250.00 to The Corner School Resource Center of Granville as a demonstration of community support needed for seeking grants for renovation and programming?

11. Shall the Town of Granville vote to enter into a lease agreement with the United States Postal Service to erect a modular post office building adjacent to the Town Hall?

12. Shall the Town of Granville vote to apply any surplus from the Highway Budget’s current fiscal year into the Highway Capital Investment Fund?

13. Shall the Town of Granville vote to authorize property taxes to be paid to the Treasurer as provided by law, in four (4) equal installments, with due dates being; August 15, November 15, February 15 and May 15?

14. Shall the Town of Granville vote that overdue taxes will bear interest at a rate of one percent (1%) per month or fraction thereof for the first three months and thereafter one and one-half percent (1 1/2%) per month or faction thereof from the due date of such tax pursuant to 32 V.S.A. § 5136?

15. To transact any other business to come before said meeting.

16. To adjourn said meeting.

Dated this 19th day of January, 2017.

Signed by each of the Select Board
members:
/s/Bruce Hyde/ Chair - 2019
/s/Sean Linskey - 2018
/s/Norman Arseneault – 2017
Received for the record this 19th day
of January, 2017
Attest: /s/ Kathy Werner / Town Clerk
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FEMA INITIAL PUBLIC NOTICE— ROXBURY FISH CULTURE STATION ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) proposes to assist the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department, Roxbury Vt., with the rebuilding of the Roxbury Fish Culture Station on the existing site with upgrades. Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department feels that this is a better long term solution with fewer environmental impacts than continuing to operate in a pond based system.

To meet the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), FEMA has prepared a Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) to identify and evaluate human, historic, and environmental resources that might be affected by the proposed reconstruction of the Roxbury Fish Culture Station. FEMA invites the public to review and comment on the Draft EA and to provide FEMA with information it may not have considered in its review. If FEMA finds that the Proposed Alternative, as defined in the EA, will have no significant impact on the natural or human environment after the public comment period, a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) will be issued by FEMA’s Regional Environmental Officer, David Robbins. However, if a change in the scope of work occurs FEMA must be notified to evaluate if the proposed change would alter the potential impacts on the environment.

Beginning on February 24, 2017, these documents will be available for viewing online at http://bgs.vermont.gov/facilities/forms and in person at the Roxbury Town Clerk’s Office, located at 1664 Roxbury Road, Roxbury, Vt. 05669, (802) 485-7840. The document will also be posted on FEMAs website: http://www.fema.gov/resource-document library. The public comment period will last for 15 days, ending on March 12, 2017 at 5 p.m.

Written comments on the Draft EA can be submitted by mailing David Robbins, Regional Environmental Officer at, FEMA Region 1, 99 High Street 6th Floor, Boston, Massachusetts 02110, by emailing David.Robbins@ fema.dhs.gov, or by sending a fax to 617-956-7574. hj

TOWN OF RANDOLPH NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

The Town of Randolph Selectboard will be conducting a site visit on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at Clay Wight Road (Town Highway #44) at 4:30 p.m. The purpose of the site visit is to consider realigning approximately 200 feet of the road starting at a point approximately 950 feet from the intersection of VT Route 14S. This will include widening the Town’s right-of-way through this section such that the northern edge of the right-of-way will be 25 feet from the centerline of the new road as realigned. The southern edge of the right-of-way will remain as it currently exists.

Immediately following the site visit, a Public Hearing on the proposed widening of the right-of-way will take place at the Randolph Town Hall Conference Room B, 7 Summer Street at 6 p.m. The Selectboard will take public input at that time. Prior to the hearing, written comments may be mailed to the Town Manager at Town of Randolph, Drawer B, Randolph, VT 05060, or emailed to him at manager@randolphvt.org. Questions about the project may be directed to the Town Manager at 728-5433 x20 or Mardee Sanchez, PE, Town Engineer, at 728-5433 x13 or mardee@randolphvt.org.

Notification of Abutters on February 2, 2017 by Certified mail:

Peirce & Jane Hayward
Conrad Caldwell
Steven Small
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