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Dog License(s) Due By April 1, 2023

Residents of Woodbury,

Please license your dog(s) by April 1, 2023, or a late fee will be applied.

Licensing fees:

Before April 1, 2023 – Spayed or Neutered dogs are $9, non-spayed/neutered dogs are $13

After April 1, 2023 – Spayed or Neutered dogs are $11; non spayed/neutered dogs are $17

You can license your dog(s) by coming into the Town Clerk’s office, mailing your check with a copy of the most recent Rabies Certificate with a self-addressed stamped envelope, or placing your check with a copy of the most recent Rabies Certificate in the drop box located in the front of the Town Clerk’s office to the left of the door. Please provide a copy of the most recent Rabies Certificate for each animal – you may contact us to check to see if we have an up-to-date certificate on file.

Vermont State Statute 20 VSA § 3581 requires that all dogs over 6 months of age must be licensed by April 1st of each year.

Licensing your dog provides the town with information to ensure that lost dogs may be reunited with their owner. A portion of the fee contributes to state-wide rabies clinics and a low-cost spay & neuter programs.

Please contact your Town Clerk’s Office with any questions. Our phone number is 802-456-7051. We appreciate your cooperation in licensing your dog(s)!

Thank you,

Robin Durkee, Woodbury Town Clerk

Town Meeting Warning

TOWN OF WOODBURY, VERMONT

 WARNING

 ANNUAL TOWN MEETING

TUESDAY, MARCH 7, 2023

The legal voters of the Town of Woodbury, Vermont are hereby warned and notified to meet at the Woodbury Elementary School on Tuesday, March 7, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. to take action on the following Articles:

Article 1:  .. Who shall be elected moderator to govern the Town meetings for the ensuing year?

Article 2:     What action will the voters take in regard to the printed report of the Town Officials for the year ending December 31, 2022?

 Article 3:  Who shall be elected to fill the following positions as Town Officers?

Town Treasurer …………………………………………………….. 3 years

Select Board Member…………………………………………….. 3 years

Lister………………………………………………………………………… 3 years

Lister………………………………………………………………. 2 years

Auditor…………………………………………………………….3 years

Auditor……………………………………………………………. 1 year

Collector of Delinquent Taxes……………………………….. 1 year

Cemetery Commissioner………………………………………… 5 years

Library Trustee………………………………………………………. 3 years

Library Trustee………………………………………………………. 3 years

Library Trustee………………………………………………………. 2 years

Library Trustee………………………………………………………. 1 year

Hazen Union School District Director ………………… 3 years

 Article 4:.. 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. 26, 2023)?  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.

Article 5:   Shall the voters appropriate $17,850.00 to the Woodbury Volunteer Fire Department to be added to the truck replacement fund, paid July 01, 2023?

Article 6:     Shall the voters appropriate $114,576.44 to fund the operations of the Woodbury Volunteer Fire Department?  The Capital Replacement Fund paid in full by January 01, 2024, in the amount of $31,000.00, and the Operating Expenses of $83,576.44, paid in quarterly installments ($20,894.11) starting July 01, 2023.

Article 7:     Shall the voters appropriate up to $85,000.00 to the Woodbury Volunteer Fire Department 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 due Jan 1, 2024?

 Article 8:    Shall the voters appropriate $1,262 to the Woodbury/ Calais Food Shelf?

Article 9:    Shall the voters appropriate $750 to Aid to Women, Men, and Children in Abuse and Rape Emergencies (A.W.A.R.E.)?

Article 10: Shall the voters appropriate $250 to the American Red Cross of NH/VT?

 Article 11: Shall the voters appropriate $600 to Central Vermont Adult Basic Education?

 Article 12: Shall the voters appropriate $750 to the Central Vermont Council on Aging?

 Article 13: Shall the voters appropriate $300 to the Central Vermont Economic Development Corporation?

 Article 14: Shall the voters appropriate $2,000 to Central Vermont Home Health & Hospice Inc.?

 Article 15: Shall the voters appropriate $650 to CIRCLE (Battered Women’s Services)?

Article 16: Shall the voters appropriate $100 to the Family Center of Washington County?

Article 17: Shall the voters appropriate $484 to Green Mountain Transit?

 Article 18: Shall the voters appropriate $50 to Green Up Vermont?

 Article 19: Shall the voters appropriate $750 to Hardwick Community Television?

Article 20: Shall the voters appropriate $100 to People’s Heath & Wellness Clinic?

 Article 21: Shall the voters appropriate $250 to Our House of Central Vermont?

 Article 22: Shall the voters appropriate $500 to Rural Community Transportation?

 Article 23: Shall the voters appropriate $200 to the Sexual Assault Crisis Team?

 Article 24: Shall the voters appropriate $1,500 to the Twin Valley Senior Center?

 Article 25: Shall the voters appropriate $100 to the VT Rural Fire Protection Task Force for the Dry Hydrant Program?

Article 26:   Shall the voters appropriate $210 to Vermont Center for Independent Living?

 Article 27:  Shall the voters appropriate $1,000 to Washington County Mental Health Services?

Article 28: Shall the voters appropriate $500 to the Washington County Youth Service Bureau?

Article 29:  Shall the voters appropriate $200 to the Salvation Farms?

Article 30: What amount shall be budgeted to meet the expenses and liabilities of the Town for general purposes for the period from July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024 and shall the Select Board be authorized to set a tax rate sufficient to provide the same?

Article 31: What amount shall be budgeted to meet the expenses and liabilities of the Town for highway purposes for the period from July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024 and shall the Select Board be authorized to set a tax rate sufficient to provide the same?

Article 32:  Shall the voters of the Town be empowered to approve any amendments, additions or revisions to the Woodbury Zoning Bylaw, by Australian Ballot at a regular or special Town Meeting?  (Otherwise, the Select Board has the authority to adopt any such changes.)  See 24 VSA Chapter 117,4442(c)(2)

Article 33:  Shall Woodbury hold its future annual Town Meetings on the Saturday preceding the first Tuesday in March?      

Article 34:  To transact any other business that may legally come before the meeting.

Article 35:  To adjourn the meeting.

Dated at Woodbury, Vermont this 23 th day of January, 2023.

Select Board:

/s/ Chris Koteas, Chair     __________________________________

/s/ Michael Gray                __________________________________

/s/ Diana Peduzzi              __________________________________

Attest: /s/ Robin Durkee,             ___________________________________

Town Clerk

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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:

Click here to join the meeting

Meeting ID: 292 019 505 050
Passcode: wPQXkZ

Download Teams | Join on the web

Or call in (audio only)

+1 689-206-9353,,106165705#   United States, Orlando

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