Abatement Hearing March 22, 2023

Vershire Board of Abatement

Notice of Hearing: The Vershire Board of Abatement will hold a hearing in person and via Zoom, Wednesday, March 22, 2023.


  • Board Convenes – 6:00pm
  • Hearing – at 6:05pm
    • Tax Abatement request by: Elizabeth Bricker, 8403 VT Route 113, Vershire, VT 05079.

2022-23 Property Tax Late Penalty and Interest

For more information, call the Town Office – 685-2227

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Passcode: 664623

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What is tax abatement? Abatement is a statutory process for relieving taxpayers from the burden of property taxes, penalty (collection fees) and interest when the law authorizes abatement and when the board, in its discretion, agrees that the request is reasonable and proper. It exists to permit the board to prevent an injustice or to help a taxpayer who faces extraordinary circumstances that make it difficult for the taxpayer to meet his or her tax obligations. Abatements are cautiously granted insofar as they reduce the income to the town and require the town to either spend less or increase the taxes on the rest of the taxpayers to make up the difference. A board may abate “in whole or part” property taxes, interest or collection fees. 24 V.S.A. § 1535(a). 

Town Garage Bids to be Opened


The Vershire Selectboard will meet with James Coe, Architect, to open the submitted bids for the building of the Vershire Town Garage.  The meeting will be held at 4:30pm at the Vershire Town Center Building.  This is a public meeting and there is also a ZOOM link to the meeting which can be accessed here.

Energy Committee Agenda 03.01.23

Vershire Town Energy Committee Regular Meeting

Wednesday March 1, 6:30-9 PM

Vershire Town Center and by Zoom

7:00 Approve DRAFT minutes from February 2, 2023 (attached)

7:05 – Harry Falconer, TRORC -Municipal Energy Resilience program (MERP) – Act 172

Possible special case use for new Town Garage

The general program – assessments of buildings, grants for improvements

Possible projects – Town Office, Fire and Rescue, Town Center

7:35 – Park-n-Ride lot:  report from Richard and Andy on specs and process

Should the Town pursue this

Comments for Selectboard for their 3/14/23 meeting

7:55  – Energy Fair, Vershire Day:  Updates on Vendors

Solaflect (Andy)

ARC (Pat)

Efficiency Vermont materials

Vans for van pool

Other options to consider…

Other solar vendors?

Energy retrofit companies?

E-Bike companies?

Electric car sales?

8:05 Commuter vans – Update.  More outreach?  (Richard)

8:15 Website – David

8:20 Report from Selectboard meeting (Andy) on budget appropriation

8:30 Transfer Station Kiosk – progress on materials (Katrina, David)

8:40  Joining IREC – VCRD process.  (Pat)

8:45 Wrap up – Homework

List-serve posts:

  • Commuter vans
  • Vershire Day – Energy fair
  • Transfer Station Kiosk
  • Minutes

New Business, Adjourn

For future meetings

Performing low-cost energy audits (Pat, Neil)  -next steps

  • WEC tariff discussion
  • Fedex Box update Richard)
  • Town Plan update process – (David)

Town Garage Bid Process is OPEN!

The Vershire Town Garage Project is out to bid for general contractors. We encourage local trades to contact Coe & Coe Architecture at the email below. Here is a quick overview: The project is a 5000 square foot wood framed building. The structural roof system is wood metal plated pre-manufactured trusses that are supported on wood bearing walls. A 14’x50′ wood framed mezzanine is in one portion of the building. The building will be heated with a radiant concrete slab. The project includes site work as well. This entails a new driveway and wetland containment systems. Our project is shovel ready with all necessary permits in place.

Anyone that is interested bidding on our project and would like to receive bid information, including bid drawings. email: james@coeandcoearchitecture.com.  You can also access the invitation to bid by clicking here.

Vershire Selectboard

Vershire Town Meeting

The Vershire Selectboard has set the date for Town Meeting for 2023.  Our meeting will be held on May 21, 2023, a Sunday, at 1:00pm.  The informational meeting is scheduled for May 20, 2023, at 2:00pm.