Community update November 30:   Good morning from Vernon. Sunny today with a high near 40.    Town hall is open. The Treasurer’s office has it’s own outside entrance . Please call 802 257 3077 or email     The Town Clerk’s office is closing at 2 PM today, as I have another medical appointment. I guess you could call me the six million dollar man and that’s just the co pay.       The Capital Plan committee has a 630 PM meeting on line via google meets,        The Conservation Commission may have a quorum attending the Home for the Holidays craft fair at Vernon School Friday between 4 and 8, and Saturday 9 till 3. The Friends of Vernon Center will also hold their festival of trees on Friday Saturday and Sunday at the Governor Hunt House, across the street from the school.          Today is trash and recycling pick up day. Pay as you throw bags can be purchased at the Town Clerk’s office, at the Vernon Free Library, Guilford Country Store and J Spec Auto.           Town offices are always closed on Fridays, but we are available in an emergency and by appointment.            Have a good day and a great weekend.


School board budget info: Zoom meetings; March 2 vote

Good News on Taxes

From the Vernon School Board

What’s the bottom line?

The Vernon School Budget for fiscal year 2022 is being presented in the amount of $6,315,848 or a 0.6% decrease over our current budget.

What does this mean for my taxes?

Based on the most recent information from the State, we anticipate that the school property taxes you pay will be lower than last year. We estimate the decrease to be:

House Site Value Estimated ​Decrease​ in School Taxes
$100,000 -$28
$150,000 -$42
$200,000 -$56
$250,000 -$70

What am I voting on?

“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.”

If our taxes are going down, why does the ballot reference a 2.7% increase?

The State of Vermont mandates that ballot questions be written using “spending per equalized student”. Bottom line is that our budget is DOWN and school taxes are estimated to be going DOWN compared to last year.

Where can I get more information?

The VES Board will be hosting two information sessions via ZOOM. (For both meetings, start at w​​ and click “JOIN A MEETING” in the upper right of the screen.)

Monday, February 22nd at 6:30 pm

Meeting ID: 818 8618 1528 Passcode: aFqE4d

Monday, March 1st at 6:30 pm

Meeting ID: 863 5276 0806 Passcode: J0mteF

… or contact a School Board member:

Kerry Amidon 254-9745
Walter Breau 254-2817
Chad Mulverhill 490-2874
Hannah Rosinski 380-1513
Kari Sparks 490-6319

Election day is Tuesday, March 2nd. If you have questions on when and where to vote, contact the Town Clerk at 257-0292 or ​​