Vermont seeking comment about Hud Programs: Each year the State of Vermont - Agency of Commerce and Community Development, Agency of Human Services and Vermont Housing and Conservation Board receives funding for HUD programs through the Consolidated Plan or Annual Plan update process which identifies priorities based on needs from the housing needs assessment, market analysis, citizen and stakeholder input.  At the end of the program year the state is required to report on the performance outcomes outlined from those plans in their Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER).  They have completed the FY22 Program Year DRAFT CAPER which includes the outcomes for the following programs: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME) Housing Trust Fund (HTF) Emergency Solutions Grant Program (ESG); and Community Development Block Grant CARES Act (CDBG-CV) Emergency Solutions Grant Program CARES Act (ESG-CV).   As a representative for a unit of general local government, please share the attached notice with your local residents including minorities,The state is seeking comments by September 27, 2023.


Results of the Town Election, March 1, 2022


Selectboard – 3 yr TermKenneth Bloom80 
 Sandra Harris238
Selectboard – 2 yr TermKatherine Baldwin68
 Kenneth Bloom78
 Thomas Guerino162
Town Clerk – 3 yr TermTimothy Arsenault302
Lister – 3 yr TermCarol Hammond286
Delinquent Tax Collector – 1 yr TermMarylynn Scherlin276
First Constable – 1 yr TermJesse Jobin271
Second Constable – 1 yr TermNo candidate received the required
1% of the checklist
Town Moderator – 1 yr TermTimothy Arsenault304

Article 2: Shall the voters of the school district approve the school board to expend $7,137,725, 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 $18,883 per equalized pupil. This projected spending per equalized pupil is 7.1% higher than spending for the current year. (by Australian ballot)
YES:   189
NO:     127


School Director  3 yr TermWalter Breau283
School Director 2 yr TermKari Sparks283
School District Moderator 1 yr TermTimothy Arsenault304

Article 4: Shall the Town of Vernon authorize cannabis retailers in town pursuant to 7 V.S.A. § 863? “Cannabis Retailer” means a person licensed by the state Cannabis Control Board to sell cannabis and cannabis products to adults 21 years of age or older for off-site consumption. (by Australian ballot)
YES:    126
NO:      190

Article 5: Shall the Town of Vernon authorize integrated licensees in town pursuant to 7 V.S.A. § 863? “Integrated licensee” means a person licensed by the state Cannabis Control Board to engage in the activities of a cultivator, wholesaler, product manufacturer, retailer, and testing laboratory in accordance with state law. (by Australian ballot)
YES:     135
NO:       181

At the Selectboard organizational meeting, Sandra Harris was elected chair, Tom Guerino was elected vice-chair, Jean Carr was elected Clerk.