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WARNING, ANNUAL CITY MEETING, MARCH 6, 2023

WARNING, ANNUAL CITY MEETING, MARCH 6, 2023
The qualified voters of the City of Vergennes are hereby warned and notified that the Annual City Meeting will be held on Monday, March 6, 2023, commencing at 7:30 p.m. at the Vergennes Opera House located at 120 Main Street. The meeting can be accessed via Zoom using the following information:

  • Join by Computer: https://zoom.us/j/561577976
  • Join by Phone: Dial: 1 (312) 626-6799
  • Meeting ID: 561 577 976
  • Meeting Password: 1234

The Annual City Vote will be held on Tuesday, March 7, 2023 at the Vergennes Fire Station located at 50 Green Street. The polls will open at 9:00 a.m. and will close at 7:00 p.m. The following Articles will be included on the ballot:

Article 1:  To elect by Australian ballot a Mayor for a two-year term; three Aldermen for respective two-year terms; one Lister for a three-year term; one Lister for a two-year term; one Auditor for a one-year term; one Auditor for a three-year term; two Commissioners to the Vergennes-Panton Water District Board of Water Commissioners, for respective three-year terms; one Grand Juror for a one-year term; one Director to Addison Northwest School District Board of Directors for a three-year term; and one Director to Addison Northwest School District Board of Directors for a two-year term.

Article 2:  To vote by Australian ballot on the following:  Shall the City establish a reserve fund to be called the Infrastructure Improvement Fund for the purpose of funding capital improvements including but not limited to city facilities, parks, and sidewalks to be funded by Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds totaling $723,257.72, in accordance with 24 V.S.A. 2804?

Article 3:  To vote by Australian ballot on the following: Shall the City appropriate $5,000 to Addison County Home Health & Hospice, Inc., said sum to come from City funds?

Article 4:  To vote by Australian ballot on the following: Shall the City appropriate $2,000 to the Addison County Humane Society, Inc., said sum to come from City funds?

Article 5:  To vote by Australian ballot on the following: Shall the City appropriate $3,074 to Addison County Parent/Child Center, said sum to come from City funds?

Article 6:  To vote by Australian ballot on the following: Shall the City appropriate $750 to Addison County Readers, Inc., said sum to come from City funds?

Article 7: To vote by Australian ballot on the following: Shall the City appropriate $1,500 to Addison County Restorative Justice Services, Inc., said sum to come from City funds?

Article 8:  To vote by Australian ballot on the following: Shall the City appropriate $5,000 to Age Well, Inc., formerly known as CVAA, said sum to come from City funds?

Article  9:  To vote by Australian ballot on the following: Shall the City appropriate $5,000 to Boys & Girls Club of Greater Vergennes, Inc., said sums to come from City funds?

Article 10:  To vote by Australian ballot on the following: Shall the City appropriate $2,500 to Counseling Service of Addison County, Inc., said sums to come from City funds?

Article 11: To vote by Australian ballot on the following: Shall the City appropriate $2,000 to Elderly Services, Inc., said sum to come from City funds?

Article 12: To vote by Australian ballot on the following: Shall the City appropriate $4,000 to Habitat for Humanity of Addison County VT, Inc., said sum to come from City funds? 

Article 13:  To vote by Australian ballot on the following: Shall the City appropriate $3,000 to HOPE, said sum to come from City funds?

Article 14:  To vote by Australian ballot on the following: Shall the City appropriate $4,000 to John Graham Housing and Services, Inc. said sum to come from City funds?

Article 15: To vote by Australian ballot on the following: Shall the City appropriate $3,500 to Open Door Clinic, said sum to come from City funds?

Article 16: To vote by Australian ballot on the following: Shall the City appropriate $1,000 to Otter Creek Child Center, Inc., said sum to come from City funds?

Article 17:  To vote by Australian ballot on the following: Shall the City appropriate $950 to RSVP of Addison County, said sum to come from City funds?

Article 18: To vote by Australian ballot on the following: Shall the City appropriate $3,000 to Turning Point Center of Addison County, Inc., said sum to come from City funds?

Article 19: To vote by Australian ballot on the following: Shall the City appropriate $2,000 to Vergennes Area Seniors Association, Inc., said sum to come from City funds?

Article 20:  To vote by Australian ballot on the following: Shall the City appropriate $890 to Vermont Adult Learning, said sum to come from City funds?

Article 21:  To vote by Australian ballot on the following: Shall the City appropriate $4,000 to WomenSafe, Inc., said sum to come from City funds?

Article 22: To transact any other non-binding business that may come before the meeting.

Ballot boxes will remain open from nine o’clock in the forenoon until seven o’clock in the evening on Tuesday, March 7, 2023, at the Vergennes Fire Station located at 50 Green Street for voting by Australian ballot on Articles I through XXI. The legal voters of the City of Vergennes are further notified that voter qualification, registration and absentee voting shall be as provided in Chapters 43 and 51 of Title 17, Vermont Statutes Annotated.

 

Dated at Vergennes, Vermont this 2nd day of February 2023.

2023 Annual City Election Open Positions

PUBLIC NOTICE - CITY OF VERGENNES
Annual City Election Information
The Annual City Election will be held on Tuesday March 7, 2023, at the Vergennes Fire Station. Nominating petitions will be available at the City Clerk’s Office for the following public offices:

  • Mayor for a two-year term
  • Three Alderman for respective two-year terms
  • One Lister for a three-year term
  • One Lister for a two-year term
  • One Auditor for a one-year term
  • One Auditor for a three-year term
  • One Commissioner to the Vergennes Panton Water District Board of Directors for a three-year term
  • One Commissioner to the Vergennes Panton Water District Board of Directors for a two-year term
  • One Grand Juror for a one-year term
  • One Director to the Addison Northwest School District Board of Directors for respective three-year terms
  • One Director to the Addison Northwest School District Board of Directors for a two-year term

The deadline for filing petitions with accompanying candidate consent form for local public office is Monday, January 30, 2023, by 5:00 p.m.  Petitions must contain signatures from 1% of the voters, which is approximately 23 voters. You must be a registered voter in Vergennes to run for public office. If you have questions regarding the election process, or if you would like to register to vote, please contact City Clerk Penny Austin, who can be reached at 802-877-2841 or by email at clerk@vergennes.org. Candidate consent forms and petitions can be picked up at City Hall or emailed upon request.
Click here for a copy of the Nominating Petition & Consent Form

Champlain Valley Swim League Championships at Sam Fishman Pool in Vergennes

On July 29-30 approximately 2000 individuals will gather in excitement and anticipation at the Sam Fishman Memorial Pool in Vergennes for the 2022 Champlain Valley Swim League Championship Meet!  The Vergennes Swim Team is one of six teams within the Champlain Valley Swim League (CVSL) in Vermont. This year, Vergennes has the privilege of hosting the League Championship Meet.  Approximately 800 kids, ages 5-18, will compete over two days using the swim skills they learned throughout the summer season. Our swimmers look forward to competing in a fun, family-oriented atmosphere for both individual and team titles.
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