Town Officials

Except for Justices of the Peace, Town Officers are elected by ballot vote in March of each year; term lengths depend on the office and are from one to three years. Justices of the Peace are elected in November of even-numbered years for two-year terms starting February 1 of the following year.

Elected Officials




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These positions are appointed by the Board of Selectmen at a public meeting on or before April 15th of each year.


Appointed Officials


Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a waiting Period?

No

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Is there a date and time when grievances are held?

While anyone can "grieve" at any time, there has to be an official "cut-off" date or the Grand List would never be printed. The listers set the date and it is warned in the newspaper, town office, and post office. The reason for the grievance should be submitted to the listers in writing. Any owner not satisfied with the listers' decision can then meet with the Board of Civil Authority (BCA). This is accomplished by submitting a letter to the town clerk asking for a BCA hearing. She will set the date and time for the BCA hearing.

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What is the process for sub-dividing my property?

An application for a sub-division must be submitted to the Zoning Administrator. Then, a fifteen-day warning will be published in the newspaper announcing when the Development Review Board will meet to review the application. A site plan must be submitted at this time as well as other State permits, such as wastewater and Act 250 permits. The Zoning Administrator will assist applicants in their efforts to sub-divide property.

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Search for new Town Administrator underway. Application deadline July 21.

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