Woodbury Town Meeting Committee Report

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.

Woodbury Town Meeting Committee Report

Winter Sand Bid Notice

Town of Woodbury
Winter Sand for Three (3) Winter Seasons
(10,000 Total Cubic Yards)

The Town of Woodbury is soliciting bids for 10,000 cubic yards of Winter Sand over the next three years – 2,000 yards for 2022-23, and 4,000 yards for each of the 2023-24 and 2024-2025 winter seasons. The Bid document is available at the Woodbury Town Office, 1672 Vermont Route 14 Woodbury, Vermont Monday-Thursday 9:00Am-1:00PM or electronically at the town web site woodburyvt.org under “Records/Requests for Proposals”.  Questions contact clerk@woodburyvt.org or call 802-456-7051.

Bids are to be submitted in a sealed envelope, clearly marked “Bid for Winter Sand” and delivered in person or by U.S. Mail. No faxes or emails will be accepted.

Bids are due no later than 12:00 – Noon on July 7, 2022

Bids will be opened at the Woodbury Town Office during the July 11, 2022 Select Board Meeting which starts at 6:00 PM

Special Town Meeting-May 7, 2022

TOWN OF WOODBURY, VERMONT

                                                                 WARNING

                                                      SPECIAL TOWN MEETING

                                                     SATURDAY, MAY 7, 2022

 The legal voters of the Town of Woodbury, Vermont are hereby warned and notified to meet at the Woodbury Elementary School on Saturday, May 7, 2022 at 10:00 am to take action on the following Articles:

Article 1:  Shall the Town appropriate up to $85,000.00 to the Woodbury Volunteer Fire Department Inc. for the purpose of financing the cost for construction of a new Fire and Emergency Operations center at a total cost of $1,300,000.00?

Article 2:  To adjourn the meeting

Select Board:

Peter Peltz          _____/s/__________________

Chris Koteas       ____/s/___________________

Diana Peduzzi    ____/s/___________________

Signed on           _March 28, 2022____________

Attest:  Robin Durkee, Town Clerk

 

2022 Town Meeting Results

2022 WOODBURY TOWN MEETING RESULTS

Here is a summary of the Town of Woodbury votes on Town Meeting Day, March 1, 2022.

– Voting was by Australian ballot; due to Covid there was no actual in-person town meeting.
– Candidates receiving fewer than 9 votes not listed in this summary.
– Overall, 229 ballots were cast, including those blank or spoiled.
– Full results are available at the Town Office.

Article 1:  To elect all town officers required by law:

Moderator – 1 year: STEPHEN MURPHY 212

Town Clerk – 3 years: ROBIN DURKEE 222

 Select Board Member – 1 year remaining on a 3-year term: PETER PELTZ 135, Jason Thompson 84

Select Board Member – 3 years: DIANA PEDUZZI 134, Monty Shatney 77

Lister – 3 years: MERRY GANGEMI 190

Auditor – 3 years: JOHN REID 203

Auditor – 2 years remaining on a 3-year term: UNFILLED

Auditor – 1 year remaining on a 3-year term: JAYNE NOLD-LAURENDEAU 183

Collector of Delinquent Taxes: RON WELLS 174, Brandy Smith 17

Cemetery Commissioner – 5 years: AMY ELDRED 199

Library Trustee – 3 years: UNFILLED

Library Trustee – 2 years remaining on a 3-year term: UNFILLED

Library Trustee – 1 year remaining on a 3-year term: UNFILLED

UHSD (Hazen) Board Member – 3 years: CHRIS CASEY 198

Article 2:  Shall the Town appropriate a total of $10,294 to the following Central Vermont area service agencies?      YES 191, No 26

$750 to AWARE (Aid to Women, Men and Children in Abuse and Emergencies)
$250 to the American Red Cross of Northern New England                                     $600 to Central Vermont Adult Basic Education
$750 to the Central Vermont Council on Aging
$2,000 to Central Vermont Home Health & Hospice Inc.
$650 to CIRCLE (formerly Battered Women’s Services)
$100 to the Family Center of Washington County
$484 to Green Mountain Transit
$50 to Green Up Vermont
$750 to Hardwick Community Television
$200 to MOSAIC (formerly the Sexual Assault Crisis Team)
$200 to Our House of Central Vermont
$100 to the People’s Health and Wellness Clinic
$500 to Rural Community Transportation
$200 to Salvation Farms (gathers fresh vegs from VT farms, to donate to food pantries)
$1,000 to the Twin Valley Senior Center
$210 to the Vermont Center for Independent Living
$1,000 to Washington County Mental Health Services
$500 to the Washington County Youth Service Bureau

Article 3:. Shall the Town have its taxes paid to the Town Treasurer, as tax receiver, 60 days after tax bills are mailed (estimated due date to be Oct. 27, 2022)?  Taxes would then become delinquent and be turned over to the Collector of Delinquent Taxes for collection with a penalty that increases by ½ % per month of delinquency to a maximum of 6% for one full year or more of delinquency, and interest of 6% per year or ½% per month.

YES 206, No 9

 Article 4:  Shall the Town appropriate $17,850.00 to the Woodbury Volunteer Fire Department, to be  added to the truck replacement fund, paid July 1, 2022?

YES 176, No 44

Article 5: Shall the Town appropriate $78,487.76 to fund the operations of the Woodbury Volunteer Fire Department, for the fiscal year commencing July 1, 2022?

YES 179, No 38

Article 6:  Shall the Town appropriate $31,000 to the Woodbury Volunteer Fire Department, Inc. to be added to the Capital Replacement Fund, paid January 1, 2023?

YES 156, No 63

Article 7:  Shall the Town appropriate $23,000 for an audit of the modified cash basis financial statements of the town for the year ending June 30, 2022?

YES 172, No 40

 Article 8:  Shall the voters appropriate the amount of $13,000 to begin a multi-year program to improve the condition of the town cemeteries by cleaning and repairing monuments, repairing fences, and landscaping?  This amount is in addition to the $7,000 budgeted for mowing and general upkeep.

YES 180, No 37

 Article 9:  Shall the Town appropriate $215,780 to meet the expenses and liabilities of the Town for general purposes for the period from July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023?   (This amount does not include the amounts listed in Articles 2 and 4-8 above)

YES 199, No 18

Article 10: Shall the Town appropriate $613,614 to meet the expenses and liabilities of the Town for highway purposes for the period from July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023?

YES 197, No 23