VY Decommissioning Advistory Panel to meet March 15: The Vermont Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel (VT NDCAP) will hold its first meeting of 2021 on Monday evening, Monday March 15, 2021 from 6:00 PM to 8:45 PM.  In accordance with changes to Vermont Open Meeting Law in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this meeting will be conducted as a Microsoft Teams webcast and teleconference.  Members of the public may join the webcast by using the following link: VT NDCAP 2021 Teams Meeting Link This weblink will broadcast both the audio and video portions of the meeting.  The following dial-in line may also be used for the audio connection (suggested for those with poor internet connectivity):  Phone number: (802) 828-7228 -or- (802) 552-8456 Conference Room Number: 263 635 335 (followed by the “#” sign) NorthStar and Vermont State Agencies will present highlights of recent Vermont Yankee (VY) decommissioning activities.  Additionally, the Panel’s newly formed Federal Nuclear Waste Policy Committee will discuss progress on its first meetings and will take questions and feedback.  The complete agenda for the March 15, 2021 meeting may be viewed at: https://publicservice.vermont.gov/sites/dps/files/documents/2021-03-15_VT_NDCAP_Agenda_Final.pdf Panel votes on these agenda items may occur.  Presentation materials for this meeting will be added to the VT NDCAP website at http://publicservice.vermont.gov/electric/ndcap as they become available (under the section heading of “Meeting of March 15, 2021”).  All presentations will be available for electronic viewing prior to the start of the meeting.  (Downloading the presentations prior to the meeting start is suggested for those with for those with poor internet connectivity.)  Questions or comments on the meeting presentations may be sent to the Panel before, during or after the meeting by emailing PSD.NDCAP@vermont.gov.  Members of the public who anticipate speaking during the meeting’s public comment periods are encouraged to register in advanced by emailing this address.  All emails sent to VT NDCAP become public record. All VT NDCAP meetings (including its committee meetings) are open to the public.  This meeting will be recorded for subsequent public review.  Questions regarding access to this meeting may directed to Tony Leshinskie, Vermont State Nuclear Engineer at anthony.leshinskie@vermont.gov or by calling (802) 272-1714.  Please note that the VT NDCAP Federal Nuclear Waste Policy Committee will also meet (via webcast) on March 15, 2021 from 1 PM to 2 PM.  Meeting access information for this meeting is available at the Committee’s webpage: https://publicservice.vermont.gov/content/vt-ndcap-federal-nuclear-waste-policy The following short tutorial videos are suggested for those who are unfamiliar with using the Microsoft Teams meeting interface: Join a Teams meeting from a web-browser: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ga64MuSlAxY Join a Teams meeting from the Microsoft Teams app (shows two additional options for joining a Teams meeting):https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BH6bSIwR0-4 ### Vermont Department of Public Service 112 State Street Montpelier, VT  05620-2601

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March 2 town election warning

 

Applications for early ballots in Vernon’s March 2 election are now being accepted. Please e-mail clerk@vernonvt.org, use https://mvp.vermont.gov, or call the office between 7 and 5 Monday through Thursday. Voting, with masks and social distancing, will take place downstairs at Vernon Town Hall from 7 AM until 7 PM on Tuesday March 2. The rest of town meeting has been postponed until the week of May 10, due to the ongoing Covid pandemic. A time and place will be announced at least 30 days in advance of the meeting. If you have not registered to vote, or just want to check if you are registered, please contact the Town Clerk’s office.

The following is the Warning for the election, including the names of candidates for office:

WARNING FOR 2021 TOWN AND TOWN SCHOOL DISTRICT ELECTION AND MEETING

The legal voters of the Vernon Town and Vernon Town School District are hereby notified and warned of the Town Meeting to be held March 2, 2021.

Voting on Town Meeting Article 1 and School District Articles 2 and 3 will be by Australian Ballot at the Town Office Building (downstairs) on Tuesday, March 02, 2021. Polls will be open from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM.

The annual meeting is planned to recess until it is safe to meet in person and in compliance with COVID-19 restrictions. The Selectboard has agreed to conduct the remainder of the meeting the week of May 10, 2021 at a date and location in the Town to be determined. A formal warning with the location, date and time will be posted between 30 and 40 days before the meeting.

ARTICLE 1: To elect the following Town Officers by AUSTRALIAN BALLOT:

Selectboard – 2 yr Term………………. … Katherine Baldwin

………………………………………………  Ken Bloom

……………………………………………… Jeffrey Dunklee

Selectboard – 3 yr Term…………………   Michael Root

Lister – 3 yr Term……………………………William Hammond

Town Moderator – 1 yr Term……………….Timothy Arsenault

Delinquent Tax Collector – 1 yr Term………Marylynn Scherlin 

1st Constable 1 yr Term………………..…..Jesse Jobin

2nd Constable 1 yr Term…….……………..Jonathan Bratton

ARTICLE 2: To elect all Town School District Officers by law to be elected at the Annual Town School District Meeting by AUSTRALIAN BALLOT:

School Board – 2 yr Term…………………. Kerry Amidon

School Board – 3 yr Term……\..………….. Hannah Rosinski

Town School District Moderator…………….Timothy Arsenault

ARTICLE 3: Shall the voters of the Vernon Town School District authorize the School Board to expend $6,315,848, which is the amount the Vernon Town 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 $17,638 per equalized pupil. This projected spending per equalized pupil is 2.7% higher than spending for the current year.

 

The Town Report for fiscal year 2020 is available for download: click here.

Printed reports are available at the Town Office. Call or email the office to arrange to pick up a copy.