The Vershire Selectboard met on January 19, 2021, and moved then acted upon the following items, pursuant to Act 48. Act 48 grants Selectboards and Administrative Boards the power to modify their Town Meeting in 2021 in ways designed to limit in-person contact and thereby preventing the possible spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus. Act 48 was signed into law by Governor Scott on January 19, 2021. At the meeting on January 19, 2021, the Vershire Selectboard voted:
- To move all Articles normally voted from the floor of Town Meeting to Australian ballot (and, as a consequence, to not hold an in-person Town Meeting in the year 2021)
- To direct the Town Clerk to mail all registered active voters in the Town of Vershire a mail-in Australian ballot, and
- To postpone the Vershire Town Meeting election date (polling date) to April 6, 2021, the first Tuesday in April.
The town will hold at least two informational meetings via Zoom before the vote on April 6, 2021. More information will be posted on both the town’s website, www.vershirevt.org, and on the Vershire Community Discussion List regarding the upcoming vote and informational meetings.