Notice for Guilford Town Meeting, March 7, 2023
TOWN OF GUILFORD
MARCH 7, 2023
The legal voters of the Town of Guilford, Vermont, are hereby notified and warned to meet at the Guilford
Central School Gymnasium in the Town of Guilford on Tuesday, March 7, 2023, between the hours of ten
o’clock (10:00) in the forenoon (a.m.), at which time the polls will open, and seven o’clock (7:00) in the
evening (p.m.), at which time the polls will close, to vote by AUSTRALIAN BALLOT upon the
following order of business:
To elect all necessary Town Officers for the following positions, as required by 17 V.S.A. §2640:
|Town Clerk||3-year term|
TOWN OF GUILFORD
GUILFORD TOWN MEETING WARNING
MARCH 7, 2023
The legal voters of the Town of Guilford, Vermont, are further notified and warned to meet at the Guilford Central School (gymnasium) in the Town of Guilford on Tuesday, March 7, 2023, at the hour of ten o’clock (10:00) in the forenoon (a.m.) at which time the Guilford Town Meeting will commence to act upon the following Articles of business:
ARTICLE 1: To elect a Moderator for the ensuing year.
ARTICLE 2: To hear the report of the Town Auditors.
ARTICLE 3: To hear the report of the Library Trustees (22 V.S.A., § 144).
ARTICLE 4: To elect the following officers: Cemetery Commissioner (1), Library Trustees (1), and Trustee of Public Funds (1).
ARTICLE 5: Shall the Town vote to authorize the Selectboard to appoint a Municipal Treasurer as provided in 17 V.S.A. § 2651f?
ARTICLE 6: Shall the Town vote to authorize Highway Fund expenditures in the amount of $1,041,439.00 for fiscal year July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024, for which revenues will be raised through taxes and other sources (17 V.S.A. § 2664)?
ARTICLE 7: Shall the voters authorize General Fund expenditures for operating expenses of $659,201.00, of which $506,731.00 shall be raised by taxes and $152,470.00 by non-tax revenues for the fiscal year July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024 (17 V.S.A. § 2664)?
ARTICLE 8: Shall the Town vote to continue membership in the Windham Regional Commission and raise and appropriate the sum of $5,428.00 to defray the Town’s share of its expense?
ARTICLE 9: Shall the Town vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $258,450.00 for the Guilford Volunteer Fire Department?
ARTICLE 10: Shall the Town vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $35,000.00 for the Guilford Volunteer Fire Department Capital Sinking Fund.
ARTICLE 11: Shall the Town vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $3,000.00 for Health Care and Rehabilitation Services of Southeastern Vermont (HCRS), pursuant to 24 V.S.A. § 2691?
ARTICLE 12: Shall the Town vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $27,393.00 for the following Human Service Organizations, pursuant to 24 V.S.A. § 2691?
|Youth Services||$ 1,605.00|
|Women’s Freedom Center||$ 1,000.00|
|Groundworks Collaborative||$ 1,000.00|
|Visiting Nurse & Hospice for VT and NH||$ 6,300.00|
|Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)||$ 485.00|
|Senior Solutions||$ 850.00|
|Brattleboro Area Hospice||$ 300.00|
|Gathering Place||$ 500.00|
|Brattleboro Senior Meals||$ 350.00|
|SE.VT Economic Dev. Strategies (SeVEDS)||$ 6,363.00|
|AIDS Project of Southern VT||$ 350.00|
|Connecticut River Transit||$ 250.00|
|Guilford Cares||$ 6,000.00|
ARTICLE 13: Shall the voters authorize the Town Treasurer, pursuant to 32 V.S.A. § 4791 to collect current taxes without discount?
ARTICLE 14: Shall the town vote that overdue taxes will bear interest at a rate of 1% (one percent) per month or fraction thereof from the due date of such tax, to be charged after October 15th, pursuant to 32 V.S.A. § 5136?
ARTICLE 15: Transact any other business that may lawfully come before said meeting.
The legal voters of the Town of Guilford are further notified that voter qualification, registration and absentee voting relative to said meeting shall be as provided in Chapters 43, 51 and 55 of Title 17, Vermont Statutes Annotated.
Dated, this 25th day of January 2023, in Guilford
__________________________________________ Zon Eastes, Selectboard Chair
__________________________________________ Verandah Porche, Selectboard Vice-chair
__________________________________________ Knute (“Rusty”) Marine, Selectboard
__________________________________________ Michael Becker, Selectboard
__________________________________________ Richard Wizansky, Selectboard
Received for record and recorded in the records of the Town of Guilford on January 26, 2023
__________________________________________ Penny Marine, Town Clerk