FOR THE 2003 ANNUAL NEWFANE TOWN MEETING AND ANNUAL NEWFANE SCHOOL DISTRICT
MARCH 4, 2003
The legal voters of the Town of Newfane, Vermont and the Town School District
of Newfane, Vermont, are hereby notified and warned that, pursuant to
Title 17 VSA, Section 2655, they are to meet at the Williamsville Hall,
in the Village of Williamsville, Vermont on Tuesday, March 4, 2003 at
9:00 a.m. to act upon the following Articles, to wit:
ARTICLE 1: To elect all Newfane Town Officers and Newfane Town School
District Officers as required by law for the ensuing year. (Voting on
this article to be by Australian Ballot from 9:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.)
TOWN Auditor 3 year term
Auditor 2 year term
Auditor 1 year term
Constable 1 year term
Delinquent Tax Collector 1 year term
Grand Juror 1 year term
Lister 3 year term
Lister 2 year term
Lister 1 year term
Moderator - Town 1 year term
Selectman 3 year term
Selectman 2 year term
Selectman THREE 1 year terms
Town Agent 1 year term
Town Clerk 1 year term
Town Treasurer 1 year term
Trustees Moore Free Library
Building Fund FIVE 1 year terms
SCHOOL Moderator 1 year term
School Director 3 year term
School Director TWO 1 year terms
LELAND & GRAY - Newfane Representative 3 year term
ARTICLE 2: To see if the voters of the Town and the Town School District
will accept the annual report of the Auditors and other Town Officers.
ARTICLE 3: To see what salaries and expenses the Town and the Town School
District will vote to pay its Officers for the ensuing year.
Town Clerk - $11.33 / hour, not to exceed 40 hours per week
Town Treasurer - $11.33 / hour, not to exceed 40 hours per week
Listers - $10.00 / hour
Other Elected Officers - $6.50 / hour
School Treasurer - $11.33 / hour
School Board members - $6.50 / hour
Mileage reimbursement at 34 cents per mile
ARTICLE 4: To see if the voters of the Town and the Town School District
will vote to authorize the Selectmen and the School District to borrow
money in anticipation of taxes and in anticipation of Federal & State
Monies to be allocated to the Town and the Town School District.
ARTICLE 5: To see if the voters of the Town will pay taxes for the ensuing
fiscal year on a quarterly basis, due on the 15th of August, October,
January and April; and that the charge for interest be at the maximum
legal rate of 1% per month for the first three months and 1.5% per month
for each month thereafter until paid.
ARTICLE 6: To see if the voters of the town will authorize the elimination
of the Office of Town Auditor, with future audits to be provided by a
certified public accountant, and all other auditor duties performed by
others as directed by the Selectboard. (Requires paper ballot) 17 V.S.A.
ARTICLE 7: To see if the voters of the town will authorize the Board of
Selectmen to sell or otherwise convey property acquired through tax sale
ARTICLE 8: Shall the residents of Newfane vote to support the following
THEREFORE, be it resolved that the voters request the Legislature of the
State of Vermont to take action immediately to bar licensing of the Vermont
Yankee Nuclear Power Station whose current license expires in 2012; to
bar the licensing of any other nuclear generating station in the State
of Vermont; and to proceed forthwith implementing a state energy plan
that relies upon renewable energy sources to supply Vermont's energy needs.
ARTICLE 9: Shall the residents of Newfane vote to support the following
Resolution calling on local government to defend state and federal Constitutions
from threats imposed by the USA PATRIOT Act, the Homeland Security Act,
and orders and rules of the executive branch:
We call on our
local government to act in the spirit of our state and federal Constitutions
by asking local and state police, the local U.S. Attorney's office, and
1. Report to citizens regularly and publicly the extent to and manner
in which they have acted under the USA PATRIOT Act, the Homeland Security
Act, and orders and rules of the executive branch, or COINTELPRO-type
regulations, including disclosing the names of any detainees;
2. Not participate, to the extent legally permissible, in law enforcement
activities that threaten civil rights and civil liberties such as surveillance,
wiretaps, and securing of private information, which the Acts and Orders
3. End racial profiling in law enforcement and detentions without charges;
We call on our local government to:
4. Openly work for the repeal of the parts of the Acts and Orders that
violate civil rights and civil liberties.
5. Ask the Town Clerk to notify the above authorities of our action in
ARTICLE 10: Shall the residents of Newfane vote to support the following
"Be it resolved that the citizens of the town of Newfane urgently
call upon our municipal leaders, state legislators, governor, and Congressional
delegation to put Vermont in the forefront of a sustainable energy future.
Specifically, we request immediate and ongoing action on legislative initiatives
designed to promote energy efficiency in Vermont's homes, businesses,
public buildings, and transportation systems, and to encourage expansion
of the renewable industry in the State of Vermont."
ARTICLE 11: To see if the voters of the Town will vote to raise $1,600
by taxation for Southeastern Vermont Community Action.
ARTICLE 12: To see if the voters of the Town will vote to raise $2,700
by taxation for Early Education Services. [In the budget]
ARTICLE 13: To see if the voters of the Town will vote to raise $3,780
by taxation for Rescue, Inc. [In the budget]
ARTICLE 14: To see if the voters of the Town will vote to raise $3,300
by taxation for Visiting Nurse Alliance of Vermont & New Hampshire
(VNA of Southeastern Vermont and the Southern Vermont Home Health Agency).
[In the budget]
ARTICLE 15: To see if the voters of the Town will vote to raise $2,604
by taxation for Valley Health Council. [In the budget]
ARTICLE 16: To see if the voters of the Town will vote to raise $2,500
by taxation for Grace Cottage Foundation, which supports the services
of the Otis Health Care Center, including Grace Cottage Hospital, Heins
Home Community Care Home, Grace Cottage Family Health Services, Grace
Cottage Adult Day Services and the Bock EMS Training Center. [In the budget]
ARTICLE 17: To see if the voters of the Town will vote to raise by taxes
the amount of $ 70,000 to be added to the Capital Reserve Fund to be used
for future Capital needs.
ARTICLE 18: To see if the voters of the Town will vote to authorize capital
fund expenditures in the amount of $185,419 as proposed in the Capital
needs plan for Fiscal Year 2004, with $121,419 be used from the capital
ARTICLE 19: To see if the voters of the Town will vote to authorize the
Selectmen to borrow up to $60,000 for Capital needs.
ARTICLE 20: To see if the voters of the Town will authorize Town and Highway
operational expenditures in the amount of $854,133 for the coming year.
ARTICLE 21: To transact any other business that may legally come before
ARTICLE 22: To see if the voters of the Town School District will authorize
operational fund expenses in the amount of $1,469,973 for the coming year.
ARTICLE 23: To see if the voters of the Town School District will authorize
capital fund expenses in the amount of $29,053 for the coming year.
ARTICLE 24: To transact any other business that may legally come before
the Town School District.
Hendrik W. van Loon, Chairman
G. Gorton Baldwin, III
Lynn R. Bedell
Gary M. Katz
Thomas Redden, Chairperson
Town of Newfane,
Vermont Town of Newfane, Vermont
January 23, 2003 January 24, 2003