Posts filed under: Selectboard

Planning to rewrite Land Use Regulations over Old Lantern squabble

John Hammer | Contributing Editor The public hearing scheduled before the Selectboard on March 20 to receive public comments on a proposed amendment to the Town’s Land Use Regulations (LUR)...

New Selectboard gets organized

John Hammer | Contributing Editor March 9 meeting: Following on the heels of this year’s Town Meeting, the Selectboard held its organizational meeting. Frank Tenney was welcomed as he took...

Notice of five-year lease bidding on Thompson’s Point

The Town of Charlotte is providing a notice of availability of a five-year lease (for the mowing seasons of 2017—2021) to mow and bale approximately 50.4 acres on Thompson’s Point,...

Town Meeting this year under the new Town Charter

John Hammer | Contributing editor Last year, by a vote of 1,148 to 349, Charlotters passed Town Meeting Article 9, which established a municipal charter that alters the way the...

Thompson’s Point assessments drop

John Hammer | Contributing Editor The Charlotte Selectboard met three times in late January to fine-tune the town budget and official warning for Town Meeting. Selectman Krasnow made a strong...

Selectboard approves new pay grades for town positions

Lynn Monty | Editor in Chief The Charlotte Selectboard approved new factor scores for the town administrator and town clerk/treasurer positions on Jan. 17. When combined with step increases and...

Annual celebration of Charlotte’s town volunteers

Staff Report Clark Hinsdale presented at the annual celebration of Charlotte’s volunteers at the Charlotte Senior Center last week. Special thanks went out to all of the many volunteers who...

Plan to resolve Mary Mead’s pay and other news

John Hammer | Contributing Editor A one hour-work session to review the Palmer Method factor scoring for the Town Administrator and Clerk/Treasurer’s positions took place Jan. 9. It turned out...

Hinsdale-Preston conservation easement update

John Hammer | Contributing editor  Matt Krasnow’s reservations about the lack of an adequate process for development of the Hinsdale-Preston conservation easement was addressed at the Selectboard meeting on Dec....

CSWD survey results and draft warning reviews

John Hammer | Contributing editor A presentation of the results of a survey on solid-waste collection and the potential for siting a drop-off center (DOC) in Charlotte was a focus...

Selectboard discusses audits, easements and, once again, speeding

John Hammer | Contributor Town receives high marks from auditor The Charlotte Selectboard heard auditor Rick Brigham of Sullivan, Powers & Co. present a review of the town’s FY16 draft...

MEETING ALERT: Trail easement for the Hinsdale-Preston Conservation Project

John Hammer | Contributor The granting of a trail easement associated with the Hinsdale-Preston Conservation Project became the subject of a contentious discussion during the Selectboard meeting on Nov. 28....

Charlotte Selectboard concerned about risks the railroad poses

John Hammer | Contributor The Charlotte Selectboard, at its marathon session of November 14th, approved the signature on a letter to the Vermont Transportation Board outlining seven specific areas of...

Selectboard pushes waste water down the pipe

John Hammer | Contributor The potential wastewater system for the West Village was the subject of a workshop during the first hour of the Selectboard’s November 14th meeting. Dave Marshall,...

High speeds on rural roads an issue to be addressed

John Hammer | Contributor   The Selectboard meeting of Sept. 26 was again dominated by discussions about the speeding problems on the town’s roads. For those who follow Front Porch Forum,...

Much ado about a lot

On July 12, the dilapidated structure at 1012 Flat Rock Road on Thompson’s Point sat decaying while the Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA) denied its owner’s application to demolish and...

Town Clerk salary appeal denied by state

The resolution of the question as to an adequate salary is still to be decided by the Selectboard. The next step will be a review of Mead’s pay grade using...

Community wastewater conundrum in West Charlotte, CVFRS year-end numbers

The Charlotte Selectboard met twice in early August. Three issues were paramount: setting the tax rate (see below), presentation of the final report on disposition of wastewater for the West...

The Town Plan gets an overhaul

The most recent amendment to the old Town Plan, adopted at Town Meeting Day on March 1, 2016, was “needed as a ‘stop-gap,’” Bloch said, “because of the many energy...

State owned, town…tolerated?

Peter Carriero, a businessman who is located behind the former Citgo station, suggested that there are far better commercial uses for the corner that might be of more benefit to...