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Posted on: January 28, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Warning for Annual Town Meeting

NOTE: The signed Warning, including Sample Ballots, is available for viewing/download using the link at the bottom of this page or by visiting http://hartford-vt.org/2162/5267/Election-Information-Results


WARNING FOR ANNUAL TOWN MEETING 2016

Voting by Australian ballot is to be held on March 1, 2016 at the Hartford High School (Gymnasium). Budget Discussion Candidates Night is to be held on Monday, February 22, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at the Hartford High School (Auditorium).

The legal voters of the Town of Hartford are further notified that voter qualification, registration and absentee voting relative to said Annual Town Meeting shall be as provided in the Town Charter and chapters 43, 51, and 55 of title 17, Vermont Statutes Annotated.

THE FOLLOWING ARTICLES WILL BE VOTED BY AUSTRALIAN BALLOT ON TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 2016. POLLS OPEN AT 7:00 A.M. EST AND CLOSE AT 7:00 P.M. EST.

1. To elect the following Town Officers for the ensuing year: Town Moderator for one year; Selectman for two years; Selectman for two years; Selectman for three years; Selectman for three years; Lister for three years; Library Trustee for remaining four years of five year term; Library Trustee for five year; Trustee of Public Funds for one years; Trustee of Public Funds for two years. (By Australian ballot)

2. Shall the Town appropriate a total general fund expenditure for operating expenses of $16,401,595 of which $12,628,360 shall be raised by taxes, $3,773,235 by non-tax revenues. (By Australian ballot)

3. Shall the Town appropriate a sum of Seventy-Five Thousand Five Hundred Forty ($75,540) Dollars to Advance Transit for the purpose of providing public transportation services. (By Australian ballot)

4. Shall the Town appropriate the sum of Fifteen Thousand Two Hundred Fifty ($15,250) Dollars for the purpose of assisting various associations owning or in control of Cemeteries in said Town, to be divided as follows:

Christian Street Cemetery Assoc.-Six Hundred ($600) Dollars
Hartford Cemetery Assoc.-Seven Thousand Five Hundred ($7,500) Dollars
Quechee Cemetery Assoc.-Two Thousand Four Hundred Fifty ($2,450) Dollars
Mt. Olivet & St. Anthony's Cemeteries Assoc.-Three Thousand Eight Hundred ($3,800) Dollars
West Hartford Cemetery Assoc.-Nine Hundred ($900) Dollars
(By Australian ballot)

5. Shall the Town appropriate the sum of Nine Thousand Five Hundred ($9,500) Dollars to be paid to The Family Place, to help support programs which benefit Hartford residents. (By Australian ballot)

6. Shall the Town appropriate the sum of Four Thousand Five Hundred Fifty ($4,550) Dollars to be paid to Good Beginnings of the Upper Valley, to support the organization while providing assistance to upper valley familes. (By Australian ballot)

7. Shall the Town appropriate the sum of Seven Thousand Five Hundred ($7,500) Dollars to help support the mission of the Good Neighbor Health Clinic and The Red Logan Dental Clinic which provide free medical care and dental care to the uninsured whose household incomes are below 200% of the federal poverty level. (By Australian ballot)

8. Shall the Town appropriate the sum of Five Thousand ($5,000) Dollars for the purpose of helping to defray the expenses of the Hartford Historical Society in collecting, conserving and displaying the Town’s history. (By Australian ballot)

9. Shall the Town appropriate the sum of Seven Thousand ($7,000) Dollars for the purpose of helping to defray the expenses of operating and maintaining Headrest's information and referral and crisis intervention services. (By Australian ballot)

10. Shall the Town appropriate the sum of Nine Thousand Nine Hundred Ninety-Five ($9,995) Dollars to help support outpatient, mental health and substance abuse services by the staff of Health Care & Rehabilitation Services of Southeastern VT, Inc. (By Australian ballot)

11. Shall the Town appropriate the sum of Nine Thousand ($9,000) Dollars to Southeastern Vermont Community Action (SEVCA), Inc to assist Hartford in responding to the emergency needs of the community and providing all available and applicable services. (By Australian ballot )

12. Shall the Town appropriate the sum of Forty-One Thousand Eight Hundred Eighty Two ($41,882) Dollars to support the home health care and hospice care of patients in their homes by staff and volunteers of the Visiting Nurse and Hospice of Vermont and New Hampshire, Inc. (By Australian ballot)

13. Shall the Town appropriate the sum of Three Thousand Five Hundred ($3,500) Dollars for services provided by Windsor County Partners to Hartford young people. (By Australian ballot)


14. Shall the Town appropriate the sum of Two Thousand ($2,000) Dollars to Women’s Information Service (WISE), Inc to help defray the cost of their operating budget. (By Australian ballot)

15. Shall the Charter of the Town of Hartford be amended to authorize the levy of a one percent (1%) rooms and meals/alcoholic beverages tax, the net proceeds of which to be deposited in a capital reserve fund until directed otherwise by vote of the Town. (By Australian ballot)

16. Shall the Town of Hartford establish a capital repair and replacement reserve fund, to be known as the Town of Harford Capital Reserve Fund, into which there shall be deposited Town room and meals/alcoholic beverages tax net revenues until directed otherwise by vote of the Town. The effectiveness of this Article is conditioned upon the approval of Article 15. (By Australian ballot)

17. Shall the Town of Hartford and the Hartford Town School District amend the Town Charter to provide for the consideration of all budget adoption matters by Australian ballot? The effectiveness of this Article is conditioned upon the approval by both the Town and the Town School District. (By Australian ballot)

18. Shall the Selectboard be authorized to pledge the credit of the Town of Hartford through the issuance of general obligation bonds or notes in an aggregate amount not to exceed $900,000, for the purpose of funding public parking and storm water and sanitary sewer infrastructure improvements in the White River Junction Tax Increment Financing District, and for reimbursing eligible related costs, and to pledge and appropriate the District’s tax increment in the amount of $900,000 for the payment of such bonds and notes and for making such reimbursements. (By Australian ballot)

Dated at Hartford, Vermont this 19th day of January, 2016.

SELECTBOARD MEMBERS OF THE TOWN OF HARTFORD

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Chuck Wooster

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Richard Grassi

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Sandra Mariotti

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Alex DeFelice

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Simon Dennis

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Matt Bucy

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Rebecca White

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