April 27th, 2015
Closing schools and getting rid of school boards. Make no mistake about it, the goal of H.361, passed by the Vermont House and now being considered by the Senate, is about closing elementary schools and getting rid of elementary school boards; about reducing citizen and parent participation in the education of their children; about removing those pesky and annoying things, citizens and parents, from the bureaucrat’s otherwise tranquil life; about giving over to the bureaucrats of the state more power, more control, more money.
ADDISON COUNTY — Cost projections that are in line with expectations are rarely the subject of news stories, but in the case of Vermont Gas Systems, no news is, in fact, good news.
MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury selectboard has been asked to pave the way for future municipal budgets to be voted by Australian ballot instead of at the annual town meeting. The request comes just a few weeks after local residents agreed to enact the same voting change for their elementary school spending plan.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury residents on Tuesday, April 28, will vote on proposed amendments to the town charter that would lead to elimination of the elected position of town auditor.
ADDISON — Work has begun to evaluate whether a parcel of land west of Addison Central School could be suitable to host a septic system that might someday serve a renovated Addison Town Hall, the Addison Volunteer Fire Department and the Addison Community Baptist Church.
According to April 7 Addison selectboard minutes, John Spencer, the head of Addison’s Town Hall Committee, told the board that early testing of the land’s septic capacity looks promising.
PANTON — On April 14, the Panton selectboard talked briefly about the upcoming plan to update maps of town parcels. The board agreed to do due diligence before selecting a company to handle the chore, and agreed to take up the issue at its next meeting.
On April 14, the board also met for an hour behind closed doors to discuss an undisclosed personnel issue.