August 25, 2022
This is the report and recommendations from the Woodbury Town Meeting Study Committee to the Select Board, which appointed the committee in April following a special Town Meeting in February to consider conducting some or all annual town business by Australian ballot. Voters decided at that meeting to continue electing town officers at Town Meeting, by a one-vote margin; those attending the meeting were nearly evenly divided.
The committee researched the subject, interviewed and met with Town Meeting experts in the field, and looked in what works and doesn’t in other Vermont towns. The committee then conducted a townwide survey about Town Meeting and annual governance.