Voting by Australian ballot will be conducted in Martin Memorial Hall, at 5259 U.S. Route 5 in Ascutney, on Tuesday, the 1st day of March, 2016.
[The polls will open at 10:00 A.M. and close at 7:00 P.M. on that date],
to act on the following articles:
Article 6: To elect all Town officers as required by law.
Moderator - One Year
Select Person – Three Years
Select Person - Two Years
Lister – Three Years
Trustee of Public Funds - Three Years
Town Agent - One Year
Town Grand Juror - One Year
Cemetery Commissioner - Five Years
Library Trustee - Three Years
Library Trustee - Five Years (with two years remaining)
Library Trustee - Five Years (with three years remaining)
Article 7: Shall the voters of the Town of Weathersfield approve the expenditure of $1,276,135 for the support and operation of the Town’s General Fund? $916,560 shall be raised by property taxation, allowing the Select Board to set the appropriate tax rate.
Article 8: Shall the voters of the Town of Weathersfield approve the expenditure of $995,103 for the
support and operation of the Town’s Highway Fund? $803,873 shall be raised by property taxation, allowing the Select Board to set the appropriate tax rate.
Article 9: Shall the voters of the Town of Weathersfield approve the expenditure of $273,181 for the
support and operation of the Town’s Solid Waste Management Facility? These monies shall be raised by non-tax revenues.
Article 10: Shall the voters of the Town of Weathersfield authorize the Select Board to borrow in the current fiscal year (FY2016) funds not to exceed $55,000 for a period not to exceed three years for the purpose of financing two projects already completed in the current fiscal year (FY2016): replacing the heating system in the Town Highway Garage and providing a water source for an adjacent property whose well was contaminated with salt? The first of three payments on the
loan will be due in the coming fiscal year (FY2017).
Article 11: Shall the voters of the Town of Weathersfield authorize the Select Board to borrow funds not to exceed $34,000 for a period not to exceed three years for the purpose of purchasing a police cruiser? The cost of the cruiser will not exceed $39,000. The new cruiser will replace a 2010 Ford F-150 police cruiser with over 105,000 miles on it. The balance of the funds needed to purchase the cruiser will come from the sale or trade-in of the Ford F-150.
Article 12: Shall the voters of the Town of Weathersfield authorize the Select Board to borrow funds not to exceed $229,000 for a period not to exceed five years for the purpose of purchasing a fire truck to replace West Weathersfield Fire Department Engine No. 3? The cost of the fire truck will not exceed $395,000. The balance of the funds needed to purchase the truck will come from the sale or trade-in of Engine No. 3, contributions from the West Weathersfield Fire Department, and no more than $146,000 from the Town’s Fire Apparatus Acquisition Reserve Fund.
Article 13: Shall the voters of the Town of Weathersfield appropriate the sum of $22,000, to be deposited into the Highway Equipment Acquisition Reserve Fund? [Not in Budget]
Article 14: Shall the voters of the Town of Weathersfield appropriate the sum of $15,000, to be deposited into the Town Highways Capital Maintenance and Improvements Reserve Fund? [Not in Budget]
Article 15: Shall the voters of the Town of Weathersfield appropriate the sum of $5,000, to be deposited into the Police Cruiser Purchase Reserve Fund? [Not in Budget]
Article 16: Shall the voters of the Town of Weathersfield appropriate the sum of $15,000, to be deposited into the Fire Apparatus Acquisition Reserve Fund? [Not in Budget]
Article 17: Shall the voters of the Town of Weathersfield appropriate the sum of $7,000, to be deposited into the Firefighting Equipment and Gear Reserve Fund? [Not in Budget]
Article 18: Shall the voters of the Town of Weathersfield appropriate the sum of $15,000 to be deposited into the Weathersfield-Proctor Library Capital Improvements Reserve Fund? [Not in Budget]
Article 19: Shall the voters of the Town of Weathersfield appropriate the sum of $200 to support the activities of the American Red Cross? [Not in Budget]
Article 20: Shall the voters of the Town of Weathersfield appropriate the sum of $400 to support the activities of Senior Solutions Council on Aging for Southeastern Vermont? [Not in Budget]
Article 21: Shall the voters of the Town of Weathersfield appropriate the sum of $400 to support the activities of the HIV/HCV Resource Center? [Not in Budget]
Article 22: Shall the voters of the Town of Weathersfield appropriate the sum of $400 to support the activities of Meals on Wheels? [Not in Budget]
Article 23: Shall the voters of the Town of Weathersfield appropriate the sum of $400 to support the activities of the Mount Ascutney Prevention Partnership [MAPP]? [Not in Budget]
Article 24: Shall the voters of the Town of Weathersfield appropriate the sum of $360 to support the activities of the Volunteers in Action? [Not in Budget]
Article 25: Shall the voters of the Town of Weathersfield appropriate the sum of $400 to support the activities of the WISE? [Not in Budget]
I apologize, as I was all prepared for Monday nights town meeting and was not aware of the meeting change date and time.
I will be at the town hall on Election Day Tuesday from 4-7 to hand out
the Doyle survey and my town meeting report.
I also have the "unclaimed
property" list for Weathersfield and how to claim your money-you'll be
surprised how many names there are and, how easy it is to file the
application. Please feel free to reach out regarding any issues and
once again, sorry for the confusion on the date of the meeting.
from 5 pm - 7 pm
at the West Weathersfield Volunteer Fire Department
7259 Route 131, Perkinsville, VT
(near intersection of Route 131 and 106 - Downers 4 Corners)
A few months ago a member of the Weathersfield
community was faced with an unforeseen hospital stay. Since that visit
Karson has had to overcome many obstacles and he has stays strong and
continues to be strong and push through this entire battle.
If you don't
know Karson he always has a smile on his face and is always very happy
he's a genuine human and we are proud to call him our friend.
Weathersfield Pathfinders Snowmobile Club, in conjunction with the West
Weathersfield Volunteer Fire Department, welcomes you to come join us for a
spaghetti dinner with all the fixings.
The cost of this dinner is by
Come have a plate of spaghetti, a fresh salad, and a
homemade brownie - al a mode - to top it off.
There will be a 50/50 raffle
as well as other prizes.
All money raised will be given to Karson to
help offset the travel costs incurred going back and forth to DHMC.
to see you all there and bring your appetite!!!
You can send donations to: Weathersfield Pathfinders 28 Herrick St Springfield VT 05156
Make check out to Weathersfield Pathfinders and on memo
line put: Karson Lewis and we will put it with the rest of the
Weathersfield drivers needed for Volunteers In Action!
“Pay it Forward”
you give one ride a month to someone in your town? Volunteers in Action
needs you! There are currently up to five residents in Weathersfield
that are in need of transportation. You tell us when you are available
and how far you can drive.
We will let you know with at least 3 days’ notice – who and when.
LOW COST CAT SPAY/NEUTER CLINICS! Springfield Humane Society is hosting the following clinics: When: February 16, April 26, May 31, July 5, August 16, September 13, October 11, and December 13 Where: Springfield VT Why: Because there aren’t enough homes for them all! COST: Female cat: $50 Male cat: $40 Rabies vaccine (required by law): $5 Distemper vaccine: $5 Flea treatment if found: $5 Ear mite treatment if found: $5 Please call Springfield Humane Society to sign up in advance 802-885-3997 Weathersfield residents are reimbursed for the cost of surgery up to $50, limit of 3 cats per calendar year. Please bring SNAP form available at town office!
Mary Ann Wallace, 76, a longtime resident of
Springfield, passed away Thursday morning, February 4 at Lebanon Center
Genesis Healthcare in Lebanon, New Hampshire.
She was born March 29, 1939 in Newport, Vermont, the daughter of Carroll
K. and Edith W. (Barlow) Wood. She received her schooling in Claremont,
New Hampshire and attended Stevens High School. She married Frederick
A. Wallace in Springfield on November 28, 1955.
She was a homemaker for
many years, proudly raising her six children. She also did child care at
her home in Springfield. Mary had a wonderful sense of humor and was
known by her family as “Our Social Butterfly." She volunteered for Meals
on Wheels and at the senior center, both in Springfield. She was fond
of sports, and especially loved spending time with her children and
Her husband passed away in 2005. She was also predeceased by her parents
and one daughter, Donna Nakhla in 2013, and by two sons, Alan Wallace
in 1997 and Randy Wallace in 2012.
Survivors include one daughter, Diane Johnson and her husband, John of
Weathersfield, Vermont; two sons, James Wallace and his wife, XueMei of
Gulf Shores, Alabama and Timothy Wallace and his wife, Carmen of
Springfield, Vermont; two brothers, Dennison Wood and his wife, Judy of
Springdale, Arkansas and Roderick Wood and his wife, Leann of Southwick,
Massachusetts; one sister, Beverly Paine of Gardner, Massachusetts; one
daughter-in-law, Patricia Wallace of Springfield, Vermont; nine
grandchildren, four great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
At her request, a graveside service will be held at the convenience of
the family in the spring in the Oakland Cemetery in Springfield.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association,
Vermont Affiliate at 1 Kennedy Drive, Suite L-8, South Burlington, VT
05403, or to a Humane Society of one’s choice.
The Knight Funeral Home in Windsor assisted with the arrangements.
Condolences may be expressed to her family in an online guestbook at
John J. Oliver Jr., 83, passed away Thursday morning, Feb. 4, 2016, at
Springfield Health & Rehabilitation Center. He was born June 5,
1932, in Perkinsville, the son of John J. Sr. and Margaret (Gallagher)
Oliver. He attended Perkinsville schools and graduated from Springfield
High School Class of 1950. He was also a graduate of Tractor Trailer and
Heavy Equipment Schools.
He was a veteran of the United States Army, and then served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War.
On May 8, 1965, he married Nylene Wheeler in Chester. She predeceased him Feb. 16, 2013.
A native of Perkinsville, he moved to Ocala, Florida in 1988, where he made his home until returning to Vermont in 2013.
He was employed as a truck driver in the area for many years.
He was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans, a member of the VFW, the Marine Corps League and the American Legion.
He is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents; his wife, Nylene; three brothers,
Lawrence, Christopher and Alfred; and by one sister, Irene Durland.
A funeral mass will be celebrated in the spring at St. Mary’s Catholic
Church in Springfield, with burial to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to the
Springfield Humane Society, 401 Skitchewaug Trail, Springfield, VT
Arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Memorial Chapel in
LAST SEEN: 02/11/2016
AGE: about 5 months old FEMALE: Fixed RED COLLAR AND MICROCHIPPED. ALSO UP TO DATE ON VACCINES.
DESCRIPTION: brown and white hound/husky, has 2 different colored eyes:
one blue and one brown/hazel, she's about 2-3 feet tall on all 4 legs,
about 35-40lbs, short haired, big paws and lengthy rather then heavier.
DISTINGUISHING MARKS: She has a mark on her tail where she had the
umbilical cord wrapped around it while in the womb and she had to have
surgery to save her tail (she's the runt) and the 2 different eye
colors. Also has a bowling pin shaped white spot from her forehead
around her snout.
from the towns of Andover, Baltimore, Cavendish, Chester, Grafton,
Ludlow, Mount Holly, Rockingham, Springfield, and Weathersfield who are
continuing education in a 2 or 4 year college program are invited to
Ascutney, Vt. — Victor P.
Jarvis, 91, a longtime resident of Ascutney, passed away Monday evening,
Feb. 1, 2016, at the Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center in Windsor
surrounded by his loving family.
He was born May 30, 1924 in Claremont, N.H. the
son of Philip and Eva (Greenwood) Jarvis. He received his schooling in
Claremont. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during World War
II. Following his honorable discharge he returned to Vermont. He married
Virginia Dubuque in Newport, N.H. on April 13, 1946. Mr. Jarvis was
employed at the former Cone Blanchard in Windsor. He started Jarvis and
Sons Construction in Ascutney in 1951 which he owned and operated for
Victor was a member of the VFW in Springfield,
Vt. He truly enjoyed working and spending time on projects in his
garage, visiting with many friends and family sharing stories. He
especially enjoyed spending time with his family.
He was predeceased by his parents, two brothers, Raymond and Richard Jarvis and one granddaughter.
Survivors include his loving wife of 70 years,
Virginia Jarvis; two daughters, Phyllis Jarvis and her husband, Patrick
Howe of Claremont, and Brenda Bulluss and her husband, Donald of
Ascutney; four sons, Donald Jarvis and his wife, Gloria of Claremont,
Victor Jarvis and his wife, JoAnn of Springfield, Vt., Dwight Jarvis and
his wife, Bonnie and Peter Jarvis and his wife, Judy, all of Ascutney;
one brother, Gordon Jarvis of Corona, Calif.; 13 grandchildren; several
great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; many nieces and
nephews; and one special family caregiver, Angel Kamandua of Ascutney.
Visitation for family and friends will be held
Monday evening, Feb. 8 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Knight Funeral Home
in Windsor. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, Feb. 9 at 11 a.m.
with Pastor Will Hunter, officiating. Committal services with military
honors will be held in the spring in the Ascutneyville Cemetery in
Memorial contributions may be made to the Ascutney Volunteer Fire Department at PO Box 91, Ascutney, VT 05030.
The Knight Funeral Home in Windsor is entrusted
with the arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family in an
online guestbook at www.knightfuneralhomes.com
We are currently working on
interior finish projects at the 1879 School house. Insulation,
sheetrock, interior doors, and flooring, to name a few of the jobs. We
are looking for volunteers to work anytime during the hours and dates
Please me know which time slots you would be
interested in filling. I can use a couple of volunteers at a time, and
if the time slot you have indicated has already been filled, I will let
you know so we can find an alternate time for you to help. Also let me
know if you have a time other than those I have listed that would work
better for you. Please e-mail me at email@example.com, or call me at 802 263 5300.
For the 1879 School house committee.
Feb. 13th - 8 to 12:00. Feb. 9th - 9 to 12:00 Feb. 11th - 9 to 12:00 Feb. 16th - 9 to 12:00 Feb. 18th - 9 to 12:00 Feb. 23rd - 9 to 12:00 Feb. 25th - 9 to 12:00 Mar. 5th - 8 to 12:00
Needham, Mass. — Miriam Wilson
Morrow, of North Hill, Needham, formerly a longtime resident of Newton,
passed away on Friday, Jan. 15, 2016. She was 101.
Miriam was born on
April 5, 1914 in Indianapolis, Ind., and her family moved to Louisville,
Ky., in 1916. Her parents and grandparents bought the family house at
70 Arlington St. in Newton in 1920.
She graduated from Newton North High
School, Colby Jr. College in New London, N.H., in 1934, Boston School
of Occupational Therapy in 1936 and Tufts Univ. College of Special
Studies with a BS in Education. She was the manager of Occupational
Therapy at Jewish Memorial Hospital, Boston, until she retired in Dec.
1980. Miriam was a longtime active member of the Eliot Church of Newton,
working with many groups and on many projects including the Care Team.
She was very creative—knitting, quilting and making crafts for the
church and other town fairs. She was also a member of the Newton
Highlands Women’s Club, the Newton Senior Center, Palestine Chapter #114
OES and the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Miriam was active in
several community projects including the 1989 Boston Community Loan Fund
100 Rooms Project that built, rehabilitated or preserved affordable
housing for Boston low income households. Miriam enjoyed travelling and
had been to Europe, Canada, the Caribbean and throughout the United
She was predeceased by her sister Jean Morrow Cobb and her
husband Henry Charles Cobb of Weathersfield, Vt., and is survived by her
niece Kilbyanne Garabedian and her husband Richard of Princeton, Mass.;
her nephew Henry “Chip” Cobb and his wife, Laurie of Weathersfield; her
great nieces Kathryn Koerner and her husband, Joe, of Richmond, Va.,
Tamar Davis and her husband, Lorn of Dedham, Mass.; great-nephews
Richard Garabedian and his wife Lori, of Cheshire, Mass., and James
Garabedian and his wife, Dina of Naperville, Ill.
Miriam had nine
great-grandnieces and nephews who loved to play board games and do
crafts with their Great “Aunt Mimi”.
Relatives and friends are invited to a service
celebrating Miriam’s life on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016 at 11 a.m. in the
Eliot Church of Newton, 474 Centre St., Newton Corner.
In lieu of
flowers, a donation in her memory may be made to the Eliot Church of
Newton. For directions or to share a memory of Miriam, please visit www.eatonandmackay.com.
On 2/1/16, the Select Board of the Town of Weathersfield, Vermont
adopted an ordinance entitled “Large Assembly Ordinance, Town of
Weathersfield, Vermont.” The Ordinance will become effective on 4/2/16,
sixty days after the date of its adoption by the Select Board, unless a
petition is filed with the Town Clerk by 3/16/16, forty-four days after
the date of its adoption. The petition should be addressed to the Select
Board, should be signed by at least five percent of the qualified
voters of this municipality, and should ask for a special meeting to be
called on the question of disapproving the Ordinance. Simultaneously
with this ordinance taking effect, the Weathersfield ordinance entitled
“Regulation of Large Outdoor Assemblies” dated 5/18/87 shall become
void. Questions and comments about the Ordinance may be directed to the
Town Manager in the Municipal Offices, PO Box 550, Ascutney, Vermont, firstname.lastname@example.org, (802) 674-2626. Copies may be obtained from the Town Manager or viewed at weathersfieldvt.org.
LARGE ASSEMBLY ORDINANCE
TOWN OF WEATHERSFIELD, VERMONT
[adopted 2/1/16; effective 4/2/16]
FINDINGS OF FACT
The Select Board of Town of Weathersfield has, pursuant to 24 V.S.A. §
1971 et seq., and 24 V.S.A. § 2291(14), the authority to define what
constitutes a public nuisance and to provide procedures and take action
for their abatement or removal as the public health, safety or welfare
The Select Board of the Town of Weathersfield finds that the assembly
of large numbers of persons at exhibitions, festivals, gatherings,
music concerts and sporting events can have an adverse effect on the
general health and safety of a community and thereby create a public
nuisance through, among other things, sanitation problems resulting from
inadequate waste disposal, obstruction of local highways, improper
disposal of solid waste, and interference with the use of public and
Therefore, to protect the public health, safety and welfare of the
residents of the Town of Weathersfield and those persons attending large
assemblies, the Select Board of the Town of Weathersfield hereby adopts
this ordinance to regulate large assemblies. Section 1: DEFINITIONS
DEFINITIONS: For the purpose of this ordinance the terms defined in
this ordinance shall have the following meanings:
written statement, issued by the Select Board of the Town of
Weathersfield authorizing the holding of a large assembly under stated
conditions as to time, place and manner.
individual, corporation, government, governmental subdivision or agency,
business trust, estate, trust, partnership or association, or any other
LARGE ASSEMBLY: A gathering of
150 or more individuals at any location in the Town of Weathersfield at
any single time for the purpose of musical, political, promotional,
sports or social entertainment or other similar type of activity, but
shall not include a gathering occurring at any permanent place of
worship, athletic field, auditorium, or public or private school.
Section 2: LARGE ASSEMBLY PERMIT
2.01 SUBJECT OF PERMIT: Any person, other than the Town of Weathersfield or the Town
of Weathersfield School District, who intends to hold or organizes or
promotes a large assembly in the Town of Weathersfield shall first
obtain a permit to do so.
Section 3: PROCEDURE
APPLICATION: An application for a permit to hold a large assembly
shall be filed with the Select Board of the Town of Weathersfield not
less than thirtyand not more than one hundred twenty days before
the date of the proposed large assembly. For good cause shown, the
Select Board may allow exceptions to these filing deadlines. The
application shall be in writing and shall include:
a. The date and hours the assembly is to be held.
The name, street address, and telephone number of the applicant, the
principal officers of the applicant, the individual making the
application, and any other persons authorized to represent the applicant
in applying for the permit.
c. The name, street address, and telephone number of the owner of the location where the assembly will occur.
d. The estimated number of persons expected to attend the assembly.
e. The general nature of the assembly.
The arrangements made by the applicant to protect the public health and
safety including arrangements with respect to parking, traffic safety,
crowd control, and sanitation facilities.
g. Whether alcohol will be served.
Such other information as may be required for the Select Board to
determine whether or not the permit should be granted.
APPLICATION MEETING: The applicant may, and if requested by the Select
Board, shall appear before the Select Board to provide additional
information and answer questions concerning the application. The Select
Board may, in its discretion, hold a hearing on an application to take
testimony and evidence.
CONSULTATION: Prior to issuing a permit hereunder, the applicant shall
confer with the Police Chief, Town Manager, Public Works Supervisor,
and appropriate Fire Chief with regard to appropriate conditions for
parking, traffic safety, crowd control, sanitation, and security.
ACTION ON APPLICATION: The Select Board may issue the permit as
requested by the applicant or may issue the permit subject such
conditions as may be reasonably necessary to protect the public health,
safety, and welfare of the residents of the Town of Weathersfield and
persons attending the assembly.
3.05 CONDITIONS: The Select Board may impose reasonable conditions upon a large assembly permit to ensure that:
a. Public sanitation, food, water, and emergency medical conditions are adequate.
b. The time, place, and duration of the assembly are suitable in view of the number of persons expected to attend.
The assembly will not result in undue adverse traffic congestion and
unsafe conditions with respect to use of the public highways.
d. Measures for controlling the crowd and managing the assembly are adequate.
The assembly will not substantially impair the provision of fire and
police protection and medical and other essential public services.
f. The assembly will not unreasonably interfere with the quiet enjoyment of other properties in the Town.
g. All solid waste incidental to the assembly will be removed and properly disposed.
h. All other necessary state and local permits and approvals have been obtained by the applicant.
BOND: As a condition of granting a permit, the Select Board may require
that the applicant post a bond or letter of credit sufficient to provide
adequate security for compliance with the terms and conditions of any
permit granted hereunder. The amount of such bond shall include costs
necessary to reimburse the Town for cost incurred by the Town in
fulfilling any condition not fulfilled by the applicant, the cost of any
enforcement action brought by the Town, and the cost for repair to any
public property, facility, or improvement.
DENIAL OF PERMIT: If the Select Board finds that it is reasonably likely
that an assembly will substantially harm the public health, safety or
welfare and that this harm cannot be avoided by the imposition of
appropriate conditions, then the Select Board may deny a large assembly
APPEAL: An applicant aggrieved by a decision of the Select Board may
appeal that decision to the Windsor County Superior Court.
Section 4: ENFORCEMENT AND PENALTY
MATTER: A violation of this ordinance shall be a civil matter which may
be enforced in the Vermont Judicial Bureau or in the Windsor County
Superior Court, at the election of the Select Board. A civil penalty of
not more than $500.00 per violation may be imposed for violation of this
ordinance. Each day that the violation continues shall constitute a
separate violation of this ordinance.
BUREAU: Violations enforced in the Judicial Bureau shall be in
accordance with the provisions of 24 V.S.A. §§ 1974a and 1977 et seq.
For purposes of enforcement in the Vermont Judicial Bureau, any
Weathersfield police officer, the Health Officer or Deputy Health
Officer, or Town Managershall be the designated enforcement
officer(s). Said designee(s) shall issue tickets and may be the
appearing officer at any hearing. The waiver fee shall be $250.00.
COURT: Violations enforced in the Superior Court shall be in accordance
with the Vermont Rules of Civil Procedure. The Select Board may pursue
all appropriate injunctive relief.
Section 5: SEVERABILITY
SEVERABILITY: If any section of this ordinance is held by a court of
competent jurisdiction to be invalid, such finding shall not invalidate
any other part of this ordinance.
Section 6: EFFECTIVE DATE
DATE: This ordinance shall become effective 60 days after its adoption
by the Select Board if a petition is filed under 24 V.S.A. § 1973, that
statute shall govern the taking effect of this ordinance.
Simultaneously with this ordinance taking effect, the Weathersfield
ordinance entitled “Regulation of Large Outdoor Assemblies” dated
5/18/87 shall become void.
Dated at Weathersfield, Windsor County, Vermont this 1st day of February, 2016.
N. John Arrison, Chairperson; Daniel
Boyer, Vice-Chairperson; C. Peter Cole, Board Clerk; Lynn Esty, Select
Board Member; and David Fuller, Select Board Member