April 23rd, 2015
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.
WALTHAM — The Waltham selectboard heard from road foreman Mike Merrigan on April 6 that FEMA will reimburse the town 75 percent of its costs for December 2014 storm cleanup, an amount that will total about $6,000.
Merrigan also listed 2015 road projects, including adding between 12 and 20 loads of gravel to Route 66, 12 loads to Crosby Heights, and four or five loads to Burnham Road, and replacing a number of driveway culverts.
MIDDLEBURY — The Addison County State’s Attorney’s Office is working with police authorities in New York to deliver a Port Henry, N.Y., man for arraignment at the county courthouse on a felony charge of lewd and lascivious conduct with a child in Addison County.