June 4, 2007
By MEGAN JAMES
BRANDON — A slightly slimmed-down version of Otter Valley Union High School’s proposed 2007-2008 spending plan, twice rejected by district voters this spring, will go before those voters again on Tuesday, June 12, for a third chance at approval.
Residents of the six Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union towns — Brandon, Goshen, Leicester, Pittsford, Sudbury and Whiting — will be asked to approve a $10,766,837 spending plan, which they would fund through $8,652,535 in local taxes. That tax figures represents a 0.32 percent increase from the current year’s $8,624,808 tax levy.
Voting will take place at regular town polling places and times, and any time before June 11 voters can pick up absentee ballots from their town offices or call their town clerks to have a ballot sent to them.
June 4, 2007
By ANDY KIRKALDY
FERRISBURGH — A newly formed Ferrisburgh committee met on Thursday with the new owners of a 34-acre Route 7 parcel that town residents twice voted on whether to buy, and the two sides talked seriously about the town buying some of the land.
The parcel’s owners as of May 18 are Peter and Lisa Denton of Ferrisburgh, in partnership with David Carpenter of Charlotte. Under the name DC Builders and Developers LLC they paid $750,000 for the property, which includes a house and a barn and abuts the town’s elementary school and future town office site.
That purchase price from Clark Hinsdale Jr. of Charlotte was the same amount the town of Ferrisburgh had agreed to pay for the land, which has both the only good soils for in-ground septic systems in the Route 7 village area and local permits for a nine-lot housing subdivision. The town’s easements on the land for septic service for the school and the town office site remain in force.
June 4, 2007
By JOHN FLOWERS
MONKTON — June 13 will be an important day for residents of the Vaughan Mobile Home Park in Monkton. That’s the date on which state officials will determine whether to commit $225,000 toward septic system repairs that would allow the mobile home park on Hollow Road to remain open.
The town of Monkton and the Addison County Community Trust (ACCT) are jointly seeking the $225,000 through the Vermont Community Development Program (VCDP). Plans call for the ACCT to borrow an additional $125,000, for a total $350,000 project that would involve replacing the current failing Vaughan septic system with a new one that would be located on land on the other side of Hollow Road.