2019 Annual Town Meeting Warning


WARNING

TOWN OF HARDWICK ANNUAL TOWN MEETING

MARCH 5, 2019

The legal voters of the Town of Hardwick, Vermont are hereby notified and warned to meet at the Hardwick Elementary School in said Town of Hardwick on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 10:00 o’clock in the forenoon to act on the following business:

(Election of Town Select Board, Town Clerk, Town Treasurer, Hardwick Town School District Directors, and Union School District No. 26 Directors shall be voted on by Australian ballot. The polls will be open from 9:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.).  If special accommodations are necessary because of physical disabilities, please contact the Town Clerk’s Office (472-5971).

Article 1. To elect a moderator to govern said Town Meeting and for the year ensuing.

Article 2. Shall the Town accept the Town Report, year ending June 30, 2018?

Article 3. To elect all Town Officers and School District Directors as required by the public laws of Vermont and the Town Charter.  (Select Board, Town Clerk, Town Treasurer, Hardwick Town School District Directors, and Union School District No. 26 Directors, to be voted by Australian Ballot).

One Lister……………………………………………….3 year term

One Auditor……………………………………………..3 year term

First Constable…………………………………………1 year term

Second Constable…………………………………….1 year term

One Town Agent………………………………………1 year term

Surveyor of Wood, Bark and Lumber…………..1 year term

Tree Warden……………………………………………1 year term

Cemetery Trustees……………………………………1 year term

Main Street, Maple Street, Fairview,

Sanborn, Hardwick Street

Fire Dept. Officers (can be voted as one vote)…….1 year term

One Library Trustee……………………………………..1 year remaining on a 3 year term

One Library Trustee……………………………………..3 year term

One Library Trustee……………………………………..3 year term

One Library Trustee……………………………………..3 year term

Grand Juror…………………………………………………1 year term

Trustee of Public Funds………………………………..1 year term

Trustee of Public Funds………………………………..1 year term

Trustee of Public Funds………………………………..1 year term

Fence Viewers…………………………………………….1 year term

Article 4. Shall the Town have its current taxes collected by the Town Treasurer?

Article 5. Shall the Town vote a budget of three million three hundred fifty-nine thousand six hundred sixteen dollars ($3,359,616.00) to meet the expenses and liabilities of the Town and authorize the Select Board to set a new tax rate sufficient to provide the same?

Article 6. Shall the Town vote to create a Conservation Commission pursuant to 24 V.S.A. § 4501?

Article 7. Shall the Town appropriate a sum of money not to exceed four thousand five hundred dollars ($4,500.00) for the support of the Greensboro Nursing Home?

Article 8. Shall the Town appropriate a sum of money not to exceed three thousand five hundred dollars ($3,500.00) for the support of A.W.A.R.E.?

Article 9. Shall the Town appropriate a sum of money not to exceed one thousand five hundred dollars ($1,500.00) for the support of the Lamoille Family Center?

Article 10. Shall the Town appropriate a sum of money not to exceed three thousand dollars ($3,000.00) for the support of the Hardwick Historical Society?

Article 11. Shall the Town appropriate a sum of money not to exceed three thousand one hundred sixty-one dollars ($3,161.00) for the support of the Northeast Kingdom Human Services?

Article 12. Shall the Town appropriate a sum of money not to exceed three thousand dollars ($3,000.00) for the support of Hardwick Area Community Justice Center?

Article 13. Shall the Town appropriate a sum of money not to exceed two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500.00) for the support of Hardwick Area Food Pantry?

Article 14. Shall the Town appropriate a sum of money not to exceed two thousand six hundred dollars ($2,600.00) for the support of Caledonia Home Health Care and Hospice?

Article 15. Shall the Town appropriate a sum of money not to exceed three thousand dollars ($3,000.00) for the support of the Hardwick Community Television (Channel 16)?

Article 16. Shall the Town appropriate a sum of money not to exceed three thousand four hundred dollars ($3,400.00) for the support of Rural Community Transportation?

Article 17. Shall the Town appropriate a sum of money not to exceed three thousand five hundred dollars ($3,500.00) for the support of Northeast Kingdom Arts Council (the Hardwick Town House)?

Article 18.  Shall the Town appropriate a sum of money not to exceed four thousand five hundred dollars ($4,500.00) for the support of the Northeastern Kingdom Council on Aging?

Article 19. Shall the Town appropriate a sum of money not to exceed two thousand one hundred dollars ($2,100.00) for the support of the North Country Animal League?

Article 20. Shall the Town authorize the Select Board, for the period of one year, to enter into contracts with new industrial and commercial owners, lessees, bailees, of real property, or with existing or new owners, lessees, bailees or operators who construct, acquire or renovate industrial and/or commercial real property, including additions to existing property for the purpose of fixing and maintaining the municipal rate applicable to such real property or for the purpose of fixing the amount of money which shall be paid as an annual municipal tax upon such real property pursuant to the provision of Title 24, VSA, Section 2741?

Article 21. Shall the Town authorize the Select Board, for the period of one year, to enter into contracts with operators of agricultural real property, or with existing or new owners, lessees, bailees, or operators who construct acquire or renovate, or who intend to construct, acquire or renovate agricultural real property for the purpose of fixing and maintaining the valuation of such real property in the Grand List for the purpose of fixing and maintaining the municipal rate applicable to such real property or for the purpose of fixing the amount in money which shall be paid as an annual municipal tax upon such real property pursuant to provisions of Title 24, VSA, Section 2741?

Article 22. To transact any other nonbinding business proper to be brought before said meeting.

The legal voters of the Town Of Hardwick are further notified that voter qualifications, registration and absentee voting relative to said Annual Town Meeting shall be as provided in Chapters 43, 51 and 55 of Title 17, Vermont Statutes Annotated.

Dated at Hardwick, Vermont this 17th day of January, A.D. 2019.

Eric Remick, Chair

Danny Hale, Vice Chair

Shari Cornish

Elizabeth Dow

Lucian Avery

Hardwick Town Clerk’s Office. Received for record this 18 day of January, 2019

at 8 O’clock 00 minutes a.m., the instrument of which the foregoing is a true copy.

Attest: Alberta A. Miller, Town Clerk