ANNUAL TOWN MEETING WARNING

MARCH 5 & MARCH 6, 2007
1786—2007

The Legal Voters of the Town of Shoreham, Vermont are hereby warned and notified to meet at the School Auditorium in said Shoreham, Vermont on Monday the 5th of March, 2007 at 6:00 p.m. to transact all business not involving voting by Australian Ballot. (Said balloting to be held Tuesday, March 6, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. in the afternoon at the Donald Treadway Fire House).

Article 1: To elect all necessary Town and Town School Officers as required by Law. (By Australian Ballot)

  • Moderator
  • Town Clerk
  • Treasurer
  • Selectperson-3 year term
  • Selectperson-1 year term (2 openings)
  • Auditor- 3-year term
  • Delinquent Tax Collector
  • Trustee Public Funds
  • Lister- 3-year term, 2-year term
  • School Director-3-year term
  • School Director two 2-year terms
  • School Director-one unexpired 2-year term
  • Library Trustee-5-year term, 3-year unexpired term
  • Planning Board 2 4-year terms
  • Planning Board 1 — 3-year unexpired term
  • Water Commissioner 3-year term
  • Grand Jurors 2 – 1-year terms
  • Town Agent
  • Constable

Article 2: To act upon the reports of the Town Officers.

Article 3: Will the voters of the Town approve the sum of $488,512 for the support of its town roads for the ensuing year and to pay outstanding obligations and orders.

Article 4: Will the voters of the Town approve the sum of $ 278,091 to defray current expenses of the Town for the ensuing year and to pay outstanding obligations and orders.

Article 5: Shall the Town pay its Real Estate Property Taxes to the Treasurer on November 10, 2007 with delinquent taxes having a penalty charge of eight per cent, and interest charges of not more than one percent per month or fraction thereof for the first three months and thereafter one and one-half per cent per month or fraction thereof, and interest of one and one-half per cent per month or fraction also applying to prior year delinquencies.

Article 6: Shall the voters of the Town of Shoreham authorize the Selectboard to accept and spend unanticipated funds? (Such as grants and gifts)

Article 7: Shall the voters of the Town of Shoreham authorize the Selectboard to add an amount of money, not to exceed a penny, to the tax rate to be put into the reserve fund for the Purchase of Fire and Rescue Equipment?

Article 8: Shall the voters of the Town of Shoreham authorize the Selectboard to put $8,849.00 of the General Fund balance into the reserve fund for Newton Academy?

Article 9: Shall the voters of the Town of Shoreham authorize the Selectboard to proceed with planning for the Town Clerk’s Office and spend an amount not to exceed $5,000 to be taken from Town Clerk’s Office Reserve Fund?

Article 10: Shall the voters of the Town of Shoreham authorize the Selectboard to put $10,000 of the General Fund Balance into the reserve fund for the Town Clerk’s Office?

Article 11: Shall the voters of the Town of Shoreham vote on monetary questions by Australian Ballot?

Articles 12 through 29 to be voted on by Australian Ballot March 6, 2007.

Article 12: Shall the Town appropriate by taxation $500 for Addison Co. Adult Basic Education? (Vermont Adult Learning)

Article 13: Shall the Town appropriate by taxation $1,600 for Addison Co. Community Action?

Article 14: Shall the Town appropriate by taxation $1,457 for Addison Co. Home Health Care?

Article 15: Shall the Town appropriate by taxation $300 for Addison Co. Hospice?

Article 16: Shall the Town appropriate by taxation $550 for WomenSafe?

Article 17: Shall the Town appropriate by taxation $1,300 for Champlain Valley Agency on Aging?

Article 18: Shall the Town appropriate by taxation $2,000 for the Counseling Service of Addison Co.?

Article 19: Shall the Town appropriate by taxation $750 for Elderly Services?

Article 20: Shall the Town appropriate by taxation $1,200 for the John Graham Emergency Shelter?

Article 21: Shall the Town appropriate by taxation $275 for the Retired & Senior Volunteer Program?

Article 22: Shall the Town appropriate by taxation $300 for the Senior Nutrition Program, Bridport Site?

Article 23: Shall the Town appropriate by taxation $500 for the Open Door Clinic?

Article 24: Shall the Town appropriate by taxation $142.89 for the Otter Creek Resources Conservation District?

Article 25: Shall the voters of the Town of Shoreham appropriate by taxation $500 for the Addison County Transit Resources?

Article 26: Will the legal voters of the Town of Shoreham appropriate the sum of $500 for Shoreham’s Lakeview Cemetery for mowing and upkeep of cemetery grounds?

Article 27: Will the legal voters of the Town of Shoreham appropriate the sum of $500 for Shoreham’s Village Cemetery for mowing and upkeep of cemetery grounds?

Article 28: Shall the voters of the Town of Shoreham appropriate the sum of $1,500 to support the position of teen coordinator for Addison County Teens Program?

Article 29: Shall the voters of the Town of Shoreham appropriate the sum of $1,500 for the Parent/Child Center?

Total of above Requests (Article12 thru Article 29) is $15,374.89

Article 30: To transact any other business thought proper to be brought before this meeting.

Selectboard: January 29, 2007

Paul Saenger, Chair ___________________________
Walter F. Pyle, ___________________________
Steve Goodrich, ___________________________
Marthe Fisher, ___________________________
Bob Warren ___________________________

Attest: ________________________Town Clerk
Mary Jane James

[posted: MJ James, Town Clerk]

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