VERGENNES — Barring another tie, Vergennes residents will pick the seventh member of their city council this coming Tuesday, and it’ll either be former longtime City Manager Mel Hawley or former councilor David Small, a sales and marketing professional.
A recount of Sept. 22 balloting showed the two candidates tied, 339-339, for a term on the council that will expire on Town Meeting Day in March.
Hawley entered the Sept. 25 recount with a one-vote lead, but the Vergennes Board of Civil Authority’s painstaking ballot recheck uncovered a one-vote oversight in ballots that had been hand-...
We are young people who grew up in Vergennes and we know what is at stake.
We have witnessed our local and national leaders fail to collaborate on the most important issues of our time, fail to put the people’s interests first, and fail to act with integrity and honesty. We are tired of it. As the future generation of Vergennes and the United States at large, we are advocating for leaders that will work together to build trusting and loving communities that work for everyone. In our little city this person is Dave Small.
We have gotten to know Dave quite well since our previous city...
With the Vergennes City Council Special Election on Tuesday, Sept. 22, we don’t have time to waste. We’re Ian Huizenga, David Small, Dickie Austin and Jill Murray-Killon, and we hope you’ll vote for us in the Special Election.
The last few months have been challenging for the entire Vergennes community. Lately, some residents have lost confidence in our city’s governance and management.
We believe we can repair fractures, welcome change, and restore trust to create a vibrant future for everyone in Vergennes.
While we each bring different views and roles to the table, we share attributes that...