Emergency Meeting of the Vershire Selectboard
MEETING & NOTICE: Town of Vershire Selectboard
DATE: May 14, 2021
TIME: 2:00 PM
PLACE: Vershire Town Office (Closed, see COVID-19 notice below)
The Vershire Selectboard meetings are being held remotely. To accommodate folks during this time of the COVID-19 virus, please feel free to call 685-2227 or email to email@example.com to request a link and password into the meeting via Zoom. A telephone can be used to call in and connect via Zoom.
Call to Order
Agenda Review & Modifications
2:05pm – 2:45pm
Status of the Tenancy – 815 Vershire Center Road
ALL TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
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At their regularly scheduled meeting on April 27, 2021, the Vershire Selectboard appointed Nicole White-Fogarty to fill Kenneth Bushey’s seat on the Vershire Planning Commission. Ken was elected to the Vershire Selectboard on April 6, 2021.
There will be a Legislative Roundtable this coming Saturday, April 17, 2021, at 9:00am. Join the Vershire Selectboard as it welcomes Senator Mark MacDonald and Representatives Samantha Lefebvre and Rodney Graham for a glimpse of what is going on in the Vermont Statehouse. Come with questions for your Orange county legislators! Here is the link to the meeting: Click Here!
Monday, March 15, 2021, at 7:00 pm
The Vershire Selectboard has moved its regularly scheduled bi-weekly meeting from Tuesday March 16, 2021 to Monday, March 15, 2021, due to the Rivendell Interstate School District budget voting on March 16th at the Rivendell Academy in Orford, NH.
The Vershire Selectboard, at their meeting on March 2, 2021, adopted the Warning for the Australian ballot voting to be held on April 6, 2021, at the Vershire Town Center Building. Here is link to the Warning.
The Selectboard approved a special voting procedure for the Town of Vershire in lieu of the Annual Town Meeting pursuant to Vermont law H.48, which allows all votes to be done by Australian ballot. Voters are strongly encouraged to vote absentee, and the Town Clerk will mail an absentee ballot to all active registered voters of the town. (If you do not receive a ballot, please contact the Town Clerk).
There will be one informational hearing in the form of a special remote hearing of the Vershire Selectboard on March 28, 2021, at 1:00 pm. Voters may obtain information on accessing this hearing through the Vershire website, www.vershirevt.org (check put the Selectboard page) or by telephoning 802 685-2227. The procedures for this hearing will follow these guidelines:
Rules for Zoom Participation:
- Everyone is muted on entry
- There is no private chatting
- The use of personal video is optional
- If you have a question and are using a computer, smartphone or tablet, please type your name (but not your question) in the chat box. Participants will be taken in order
- When called on, please identify yourself by stating your name and town of residence and direct your question to the Selectboard
- If using a telephone to call in to the meeting, use *9 (the “raise hand” function for telephone participants) and *6 to mute/unmute
- Speakers will have no more than 1 minute each to ask their questions
- There will be ~10 minutes allotted per article (for Articles 16-24)
- A person who has already asked a question must wait to ask another until all others who have not yet participated for that article have done so
- There will be a 30 minute candidate forum at the end for questions
If you have questions about the hearing, please call the town clerk at 685-2227, or speak to a Selectboard member for more information.
The polls will be open for same-day voter registration and the casting of in-person ballots between 7:00 am and 7:00 pm on April 6, 2021, at the Vershire Town Center Building.
On February 23, 2021, Ethel Pike was nominated and then temporarily appointed by the Vershire Selectboard to fill the vacancy on the board until the election on April 6, 2021. Ethel’s term will run approximately six weeks. The vacancy was created when Marc McKee stepped down from the board on February 16 due to health and other personal reasons. Ethel is not interested in running for, or staying in, the position beyond the April 6 election. Currently, Tonya Gunn and Ken Bushey are running for the three year position that Sarah McRae Thrasher is stepping out of (not running this year) and Nicole White-Fogarty is running for the 2-year position vacated by Marc McKee.