Town of St. Johnsbury

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2019 Town Meeting Warning

WARNING

ANNUAL ST. JOHNSBURY TOWN AND

TOWN SCHOOL DISTRICT

MEETING

March 4 and March 5, 2019

The voters of the Town and Town School District of St. Johnsbury, Vermont are hereby notified and warned to meet on March 4, 2019 at the St. Johnsbury School Auditorium, 257 Western Avenue, and March 5, 2019 at the St. Johnsbury School, 257 Western Avenue, in the Town of St Johnsbury, as follows:

On Monday March 4, 2019 AT 7:30 PM

To meet only to discuss the following articles to be voted on March 5, 2019 by Australian ballot from 10AM to 7PM.

ON TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 2019

BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 10 A.M. AND 7 P.M.

TO VOTE ON THE FOLLOWING

TOWN AND TOWN SCHOOL DISTRICT MEETING ARTICLES BY AUSTRALIAN BALLOT*

To elect the following Town and Town School District Officers as required by Law: Town Moderator for one year, School District Moderator for one year, School District Treasurer for one year, Selectperson for three years, Two Selectpersons for one year, First Constable for one year, One School Director for three years, One School Director for two years, One School Director for One year to fill the remaining Three year term, Town Clerk for three years, Town Treasurer for three years Two Town Grand Jurors for one year, One Town Agent one year, One Cemetery Commissioner for One year, One Cemetery Commissioner for Two years

TOWN SCHOOL DISTRICT MEETING

TO VOTE ON THE FOLLOWING ARTICLES

ARTICLE 01. Shall the voters of the Town of St. Johnsbury School District approve the school board to expend $21,316,675 in general funds, $980,000 in grant funds, for a total of $22,296,675, which is the amount the school board has determined to be necessary for the ensuing fiscal year? It is estimated that this proposed budget, if approved, will result in education spending of $14,997 per equalized pupil. This projected spending per equalized pupil is 11.50% higher than spending for the current year.

ARTICLE 02. Shall the Town School District Vote to hereafter collect its Town School District taxes by the Town Treasurer?

ARTICLE 03. Shall the voters of the Town of St. Johnsbury School District authorize the school board to fund a capital improvement reserve fund 100% from surplus funds, if any, at June 30, 2020?

FOR THE TOWN MEETING

TO VOTE ON THE FOLLOWING ARTICLES

ARTICLE 04. Shall the voters of the Town of St. Johnsbury authorize a General Fund Budget of $3,426,249 of which, an amount not to exceed $2,374,380 is to be raised by local property taxes for July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020?

 

ARTICLE 05. Shall the voters of the Town of St. Johnsbury authorize a Highway Fund Budget of $2,924,380 of which, an amount not to exceed $2,291,960 to be raised by local property taxes for July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020?

 

ARTICLE 06. Shall the voters residing within former Village of St. Johnsbury, as it was bounded December 31, 1965, authorize a Special Service Fund budget to pay current expenses and indebtedness incurred in continuing functions in that area which are not common to the Town of St. Johnsbury in an amount of $1,347,515 of which, an amount not to exceed $1,161,315 is to be assessed by the Selectboard on the Grand List of said former village for July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020?

 

ARTICLE 07. Shall the Town vote to hereafter collect its general, highway and special service taxes by its treasurer?

 

ARTICLE 08. Shall the Town voters authorize the expenditure of $5,500 for the Northeast Kingdom Youth Services to be raised by local property taxes for 2019?

ARTICLE 09. Shall the Town voters authorize the expenditure of $12,000 for the Good Living Senior Center to be raised by local property taxes for 2019?

ARTICLE 10. Shall the Town voters authorize the expenditure of $115,000 for the St. Johnsbury Athenaeum to be raised by local property taxes for 2019?

ARTICLE 11. Shall the Town voters authorize the expenditure of $770 for the St Johnsbury Town Band to be raised by local property taxes for 2019?

ARTICLE 12. Shall the Town voters authorize the expenditure of $18,382 for Caledonia Home Health Care and Hospice to be raised by local property taxes for 2019?

ARTICLE 13. Shall the Town voters authorize the expenditure of $3,000 for First Night North to be raised by local property taxes for 2019?

ARTICLE 14. Shall the Town voters authorize the expenditure of $63,000 for the Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium to be raised by local property taxes for 2019?

ARTICLE 15. Shall the Town voters authorize the expenditure of $19,900 for the St Johnsbury Kiwanis Club Pool to be raised by local property taxes for 2019?

ARTICLE 16. Shall the Town voters authorize the expenditure of $7,200 for the NEK Council on Aging (FKA: Area Agency on Aging) for Northeastern Vermont to be raised by local property taxes for 2019?

ARTICLE 17. Shall the Town voters authorize the expenditure of $10,000 for the St. Johnsbury Nutritional Center, Inc. Meals-On-Wheels to be raised by local property taxes for 2019?

ARTICLE 18. Shall the Town voters authorize the expenditure of $810 for the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) to be raised by local property taxes for 2019?

ARTICLE 19. Shall the Town voters authorize the expenditure of $675 for the Vermont Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (VABVI) to be raised by local property taxes for 2019?

ARTICLE 20. Shall the Town voters authorize the expenditure of $13,050 for the Rural Community Transportation (“RCT”) to be raised by local property taxes for 2019?

ARTICLE 21. Shall the Town voters authorize the expenditure of $1,800 for the Northern Vermont Chapter of the American Red Cross to be raised by local property taxes for 2019?

ARTICLE 22. Shall the Town voters authorize the expenditure of $5,000 for Catamount Arts to be raised by local property taxes for 2019?

ARTICLE 23. Shall the Town voters authorize the expenditure of $9,500 for Umbrella, Inc. to be raised by local property taxes for 2019?

ARTICLE 24. Shall the Town voters authorize the expenditure of $7,983 for Northeast Kingdom Human Services to be raised by local property taxes for 2019?

ARTICLE 25. Shall the Town voters authorize the expenditure of $2,000 for Kingdom Animal Shelter to be raised by local property taxes for 2019?

ARTICLE 26. Shall the Town vote, pursuant to 32 VSA, Section 3832(7), to exempt from taxation real property of St. Johnsbury Baseball, Inc. used primarily for recreational purposes?

ARTICLE 27. Shall the Town voters urge its Selectboard to adopt an ordinance prohibiting the use of tobacco products on Town owned property?

ARTICLE 28. Shall general obligation bonds of the Town of St. Johnsbury in an amount not to exceed Eight Million Six Hundred Seventy-Six Thousand Dollars ($8,676,000), subject to reduction from available state and federal grants-in-aid, be issued for the purpose of financing the cost of making public water supply, sewerage system and storm water management improvements within and appurtenant to the Pleasant Street/Gilman Avenue drainage area, the aggregate estimated cost of such improvements being Eight Million Six Hundred Seventy-Six Thousand Dollars ($8,676,000)?

 

PUBLIC ACCOMMODATION NOTICE

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS MAY BE PROVIDED UPON REQUEST TO ENSURE THAT THE MEETING IS ACCESSIBLE TO ALL INDIVIDUALS REGARDLESS OF DISABILITY. REQUESTS SHOULD BE ADDRESSED TO STACY JEWELL, TOWN CLERK, 51 DEPOT SQUARE, ST JOHNSBURY, VERMONT 05819 TELEPHONE (802) 748-4331.

DATED at St Johnsbury, Vermont this ______ day of January 2019.

Selectboard of the Town of St. Johnsbury     School Directors of St. Johnsbury School District

Timothy Angell, Chair                                                        Chris Wenger, Chair

Kevin Oddy, Vice Chair                                                      Dean Rankin, Vice Chair

Bryan LeBlanc                                                                   Mark Avery

Jeffrey Moore                                                                     Ilene Dickinson

Dennis Smith                                                                      Thomas Huntington

Attest: Stacy Jewell, Town Clerk



2018 Consumer Confidence Report

This report is a snapshot of the water quality the St. Johnsbury Water Filtration Plant and Public Works Dept. produced and delivered in 2017. Included are the details about where your water comes from, what it contains, and how it compares to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and state standards. We are committed to providing you with this information because informed customers are our best allies. Click here to view or download the 2018 Water System Consumer Confidence Report.