School Budget revote: May 31, 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

SCHOOL BUDGET REVOTE

  • INFORMATIONAL MEETING: TUESDAY MAY 30, 6 PM AT VERNON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
  • TOWN VOTE: WEDNESDAY MAY 31, 7 A.M. TO 7 P.M. AT VERNON TOWN OFFICES

The Vernon School budget failed to pass in voting on Town Meeting day, and was defeated again by a single vote in a re-vote on April 13. The School Board has now re-worked the budget and scheduled a new vote on May 31.

Join the School Board for an informational session on Tuesday, May 30th at 6 pm at the Vernon Elementary School Cafetorium.  The School Board will outline the details on the budget reduction (an additional $24,500) that is to be voted on Wednesday, May 31st. Voting takes place at the Town Offices from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

IMPORTANT NOTE #1: State law mandates a ballot question referring to “equalized students”. On this basis, it would appear that the per-equalized-student budget has gone up. This is not the case — please ignore that statement on the ballot. The 2017/18 proposed budget is now almost 7% less than the current budget, or a total reduction of over $300,000.

IMPORTANT NOTE #2: YOUR VOTE COUNTS. The budget would have passed in the last vote if two more people had come out to vote for it. (more…)

Selectboard meeting, May 16, 2017.

Below is BCTV’s video of the Selectboard meeting on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.. Click here for the agenda for this meeting. Scroll down for an agenda with video timestamps. Minutes of this meeting will be posted here when available.

Call to Order

00:34 – Welcome/Pledge of Allegiance

00:59 – Additions to Agenda

02:30 – Chairs Remarks

02:33 – Guests

02:35 – Open Public Comments (non agenda items

02:44 – Department/Committee Reports: Friends of Vernon Center

22:43 – Department/Committee Reports: Planning Commission

30:35 – Approval of Minutes (Regular Meeting)

31:05 – Approval of Minutes (Emergency Meeting)

31:45 – Treasurer’s Report: Bills and Warrants

33:30 – New Business: Contract for Law Enforcement Services

38:53 – New Business: Black Gum Swamp Designation

43:47 – New Business:Farmland Protection – Jean Carr Property

46:18 – New Business:Dog Ordinance

1:04:32 – New Business: Emergency Management Grant Agreement

1:06:15 – New Business:Decorations to Town Hall

1:10:10 – Old Business: Police Inventory

1:14:30 – Old Business:Right to Farm Signs

1:15:58 – Old Business:North School Roof BId

1:23:59 – Correspondence

1:26:01 – Media

1:26:06 – Town Administrator’s Report

1:31:33 – Upcoming Meeting Schedule

Got plants? Donate some to the Library’s plant sale!

The Vernon Free Library seeks donations of plants for their annual Plant Sale which will take place Saturday, June 3 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at the Vernon Town Office Building.

Please set some plants aside now, and plan to bring to the Library beginning on Thursday, June 1 at the Vernon Town Office Building, 567 Governor Hunt Rd, Vernon. (Not sooner, please!)

For more information visit Vernon Free Library, call 257-0150 or email vernonfreelibrary@comcast.net.

Letter Carriers Food Drive, this Saturday May 13


Participating in the annual Letter Carriers Food Drive, Vernon rural carriers will be collecting food on their routes this Saturday, May 13. Just leave any food you want to contribute (canned or boxed type items of course) in a plastic bag at your mail box, or bring it to the post office. All food collected will stay in Vernon.