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Special Meeting, Board of Civil Authority, 10.11.2022

Special Meeting: Guilford Board of Civil Authority
Tuesday, October 11, 2022, 6:30 p.m.

Guilford Town Office, 236 School Road, and online

The purpose of this Special Meeting is to discuss the Justice of the Peace not on the General Election Ballot. 


  1. Call to Order

2. Recognition of Public

3. Discussion / Update: Justice of the Peace Ballot 

4. Adjournment

Note: Meetings are open to the public. 
Questions? Contact Penny Marine, Town Clerk, 254-6857, extension 101. 

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Notice Re: Upcoming General Election, Justice of the Peace Ballot

TO: Registered Guilford Voters
FROM: Penny Marine
DATE: September 29th, 2022
RE: Justice of the Peace

Registered Guilford Voters,
Due to unexpected circumstances, the Justice of the Peace candidates were not submitted in time to be placed on the original ballot for the November 8, 2022, General Election.

If you would like a Justice of the Peace Ballot, you may request one by calling the town office (802-254-6857 x101)

Thank you,
Penny Marine
Town Clerk/Treasurer


ARPA Advisory Minutes 09.28.2022

Guilford ARPA Committee Meeting Minutes
September 28, 2022, 6:30PM-7:00PM

Present ARPA Committee Members: Jaime Durham, Julie Holland, Patty Bullock, Dan Killay; Selectboard Representatives: Zon Eastes, Verandah Porche

I. Call to Order
II. Recognition of Public
III. Approval of 9.7.22 Minutes
. Meeting minutes approved
IV. Changes to Agenda Order. No changes to agenda
V. New Business
a. Survey Update
The survey has been open for approx. 10 days. There have been 125 responses, split between online
and mailings. Encourage everyone including committee members to do so. Survey can be found at: Based on Katie Buckley’s advice, we added room for
addresses in the event we want to provide any mailing updates. Survey will close on October 20 th . The
mailing surveys need to be entered manually into a google sheets. ARPA committee to coordinate on
sharing the workload for that.

b. Next Steps – How to advise on viable projects once we have survey results
Once committee tabulate results we will have data for each section surveyed. Then committee will
summarize the results. Zon recommends that associating recommended projects associated with the
summary of results. Both the summary and recommended projects will be written up into a report for
the Selectboard.
Committee to post update on the town website with the methods we have utilized so far to gather
feedback from the community, and also a reminder where additional feedback on utilization of the
ARPA funds can be submitted. Dan to draft an update for the town website and send to Jaime. Julie to
post an update to Facebook and the Front Porch Forum to remind people of the survey and the
opportunities to provide feedback as well. Dan and Jamie to do post the following week.
Our next meeting is October 26 th at 6:30PM.

VI. Adjournment Meeting adjourned at 7:00

ARPA Advisory Agenda 09.22.2022

ARPA Advisory Committee of the Guilford Selectboard

Wednesday, 28 September 2022, 6:30 p.m.
236 School Road, Guilford, VT, and online


I. Call to Order
II. Recognition of Public
III. Approval of 9.7.22 Minutes
IV. Changes to Agenda Order
V. New Business
a. Survey Update
b. Next Steps – How to advise on viable projects once we have survey results
VI. Adjournment

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Recreation Minutes 09.15.2022

Guilford Recreation Commission
Meeting minutes
Thursday, September 15, 2022 –  via Zoom

  1. Members in Attendance: Mary Wallace- Collins, Kelsy Allan (left meeting at 6:55pm), Ashley Kane, ( joined meeting at 6:50pm), Verandah Porche, selectboard liaison. 

II. Call to Order:  6:38 pm

III. Approval of July Minutes (there was no August Meeting) 
Minutes were approved unanimously

IV. Finances:
Mary mentioned that the Rec. Commission received an invoice for $150 for the website. She will address it.

V. Old Business:  

  1. Playscape ADA work – The commission plans to contact the homeschool group who regularly do a  cleanup of the Playscape and coordinate a day to work together there. 
  2. The Commission agreed on hosting an October 2 event to kick off the annual scarecrows at the playscape month.
  3. Other events in October include an October 29th Halloween party at the BBCC. Trunk or Treat will also be on the 29th at the Fairgrounds. The Commission wants to reach out to other Guilford organizations in the hopes of coordinating Halloween events.
  4. Otherwise, the commission discussed creating a schedule of events, game nights and craft days,  to be held at the BBCC.

VI. New Business:

  1. The commission will contact former commissioners about materials for a playhouse at the Playscape currently stored at their house.

VIII. Adjournment:  7:32pm

Selectboard Agenda 09.26.2022

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  1. Call to Order
  1. Rules of Procedure, 1 minute
  1. Welcoming of Public. Community Comment Period, 10 minutes
  1. Changes to Agenda Order, 2 minutes
  1. Approval of Minutes, 2 minutes
  1. Updates and Reports
    1. Highway, 5 minutes
    2. Guilford Central School Leadership Committee, 8  minutes
  1. Old Business
    1. Consideration of BBCC FY 2024 Contract, 5 minutes
  1. New Business
    1. Dolores Clark: Planning Consultant RFP; 2019 Traffic Study, 10 minutes
    2. Declaration of Inclusion, 8 minutes
    3. BDCC / SeVEDS Report to Town, 15 minutes
    4. Windham Regional Commission Bylaw Amendment to allow support of Intermunicipal Service Agreements, 5 minutes
    5. Offer of color printer, 5 minutes
  1. Finance
    Warrants, 5 minutes
Payroll – WE 09/18/22$4,912.31
Payroll – WE 09/25/22$
Expense Warrant #2205$
Expense Warrant #FW01$
  1. Other Business
  2. Communications, 5 minutes
  3. Executive Session to discuss personnel issues per 1 V.S.A. § 313 (a)(3) to discuss the appointment or employment or evaluation of a public officer or employee and, per 1 V.S.A. Section 317(c)(4): “Records that, if made pursuant to this subchapter, would cause the custodian to violate any statutory or common law privilege other than the common law deliberative process privilege as it applies to the General Assembly and the Executive Branch agencies of the State of Vermont.” 
  4. Actions from Previous Meeting
    1. Contract executed with Marjorie Ray for website maintenance
    2. RFP for strategic consultant issued
  5. Actions Taken
  6. Actions to be Taken
  7. Adjournment

An invitation to Guilford residents:

Please join us for a 250th anniversary celebration of the Carpenter House.

Saturday, October 1, 2022 (October 2 rain date)
10am – 2pm
1472 Carpenter Hill Road

The Guilford Historical Society and the Guilford Conservation Commission have been working with the owners of the Carpenter House to plan a day of celebration for this beautiful homestead on Carpenter Hill Road. Built in 1772, the house was acquired by Benjamin Carpenter in 1779, the year he became Vermont’s second lieutenant governor.

House Tours, 10am-noon
Join a small group tour of the first floor of the Carpenter House. Guides will share details of each room. We ask that visitors:

  • Leave pets at home.
  • Wear a mask inside the house.
  • Do not bring food or drink into the house.
  • Do not take photos inside the house (leave cell phones and cameras outdoors).

Cemetery Visits, 11am and 1pm
Join one of two guided tours of the beautiful Carpenter Cemetery and visit the final resting spots of many members of the Carpenter family. We will read Benjamin Carpenter’s famous epitaph and look at the way gravestone styles have changed over the past 250 years.

Carpenter House Stories, 12 noon
Gail Lynde will present her research into the early years of the Carpenter House. The audience will be invited to ask questions and share stories at the end.

Trail Walks, 10am-2pm
Visitors are invited to walk the trails on the Carpenter property. Trails will be marked and a map provided.

Picnic Lunch on the Lawn
If it’s a nice day, bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on the lawn near the pond across from the house.

This celebration will serve as a major fundraiser for the Guilford Historical Society and its efforts to repair the ceiling of the Meetinghouse in Guilford Center.
Raffle tickets will be sold at the celebration at $10 each or 3 for $25.
The drawing will be held at 1:45pm.

The prizes will be:

  1. A dinner for six guests at the Carpenter House, prepared by the owners. Three winning tickets
    will be drawn. Each ticket is for 2 guests.
  2. A historic bench from the 200-year-old Guilford Town Hall.
  3. A collection of Guilford history resources — a bottle from the Guilford Mineral Springs Farm, a
    framed map, Guilford’s History & Sketches books, a set of notecards, and a mug.