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Public Information Meeting: Article 7 Reconsideration

In preparation for a second vote on Article 7, the Guilford voters are invited to a public information meeting, hosted by the Guilford Selectboard and operated by Brattleboro Community Television (BCTV). The meeting is scheduled for Monday, May 16, 6:30 p.m. Because there is currently no indoor venue in Guilford available to accommodate a town gathering, the meeting will be conducted virtually, as was the pre-Town Meeting. Town Moderator Rick Zamore will facilitate.

Voters may participate in the meeting in the following ways

Via computer, Zoom link This format is set to allow 500 participants.
Meeting ID: 884 5268 7530
Passcode: 3aCLFV

Via telephone Instructions will be given for muting and unmuting your phone and for raising your hand to speak.
Dial 646 558 8656 US
Meeting ID: 884 5268 7530
Passcode: 585832

Watch the meeting live on YouTube, without participating

The meeting will also be recorded by BCTV.

Final Public Hearing, Draft Town Plan 05.04.2022

The 2022-2030 Draft Town Plan has been approved by the Planning Commission and then forwarded to the Selectboard. The next step in the process is a final public hearing hosted by the Selectboard, on Wednesday, May 4, to hear comments from the public. Following this final public hearing, the Selectboard will consider changes and may adopt the Town Plan. Once adopted, the Town Plan move to the Windham Regional Commission for final certification.


Town Administrator on extended sick leave

Guilford’s Town Administrator, Peder Rude, is on extended leave to deal with a recent, grave health issue.

Depending on a number of varying issues, Peder may return to work as soon as Monday, April 18. When he returns, it is expected that he would then work part-time for a month, from home. The doctor has instructed Peder to work 100% from home for at least three months and perhaps more.

The Selectboard is monitoring the situation closely. Clearly, patience will be required for the entire community. The Selectboard is grateful for everyone’s consideration. We will do the best we can.

Selectboard members Richard Wizansky and Zon Eastes have been charged by the Selectboard to review Peder’s job description, to develop, with Peder, a frame for moving forward, for sharing tasks among a team of supporters. Already, community members have volunteered to step up.

We all wish Peder and his family the very best as he copes with a serious diagnosis.

Town Plan Approved by Planning Commission

The Guilford Town Plan 2022-2030 was approved by the Planning Commission on April 4, 2022. It has now been forwarded to the Selectboard, who must hold a public hearing on the plan before adopting it.

The version below is the Plan, as it currently stands in draft form, as approved by the Planning Commission following a final public hearing on March 28. The Plan was approved with permission to make certain edits. Those are included here.

Now, the Draft Plan will receive a Selectboard-hosted public hearing on Wed. May 4, 6:30 p.m. The Draft Plan can still receive suggestions for non-substantive changes until April 19 (it is essentially ‘frozen’ for 15 days prior to the final public hearing). Please mail all suggestions or ideas to Jeannette Tokarz, chair of the Planning Commission, and Zon Eastes, chair of the Selectboard..

Suggestions and questions can be presented at the May 4 meeting. Then, the Selectboard will review final suggestions and ultimately adopt the Guilford Town Plan. It then goes to the Windham Regional Commission for formal approval by the state.