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

CVFiber Construction Update Webinar on September 21

The latest on CVFiber’s plans for bringing high-speed Internet to central Vermont will be shared at an informational webinar on Wednesday, September 21 at 7:00 p.m. CVFiber Board Chair Jerry Diamantides will make a presentation and take questions submitted in advance and from attendees. Construction will begin this fall, so there’s a lot to talk about.

The webinar can be accessed at https://cvfiber.net/webinar. Those without Internet access can join by phone at 1-689-206-9353, then enter Conference ID 106165705# To submit a question in advance, go to https://cvfiber.net/contact/ Those who can’t join us live will be able to view the event afterward on CVFiber’s website.

The webinar can also be accessed via Microsoft Teams with the following information:

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Meeting ID: 292 019 505 050
Passcode: wPQXkZ

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Phone Conference ID: 106 165 705#

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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

Town Positions To Be Filled

The Town of Woodbury is looking for interested, qualified volunteers to fill a number of important positions in town government.

Planning Commission ( four year term) Our Planning Commission has just completed the first new town plan in many years, and now has a list of projects waiting to be tackled, including an update of the Zoning Ordinance. You can review a copy of the Town Plan on the town web site woodburyvt.org.

Zoning Board of Adjustment (3 year term) This quasi-judicial board reviews and rules on appeals of zoning permit denials, variances, conditional uses, and appeals of rulings by the Zoning Administrator. In recent years the board has only had two or three cases come before it each year.

Health Officer – This is an important position that involves responding to complaints of health hazards. Google Vermont Town Health Officer Manual for more details. This position has historically been pretty quiet with a handful of complaints each year.

Emergency Management Director – The Emergency Management Director (EMD) is an appointed individual in each town or city who has direct responsibility for the organization, administration, and coordination of the local organization for emergency management. For more information: https://vem.vermont.gov/programs/emd

Town Energy Coordinator – this is an appointed position that has never been very active in Woodbury but can become so with the right person!

Please consider contributing to your community by tackling one of these positions.

Woodbury Select Board – Peter Peltz, Chris Koteas, Diana Peduzzi

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