2019 ANNUAL TOWN MEETING
The legal voters of the Town of Richford, Vermont are hereby warned and notified to meet at the Richford Town Hall in said Town on Monday March 4, 2019 at 7:00 PM to transact the following business, viz:
All Articles pertaining to the election of officers and monetary issues relating to expenditures will be voted on by Australian Ballot at the Richford Town Hall on March 5, 2019 between the hours of 10:00 o’clock in the forenoon and 7:00 o’clock in the afternoon, at which time the polls will close.
ARTICLE 1. To hear and act upon the reports of the officers of the Town for the past year.
ARTICLE 2. To elect the following officers:
a. A Moderator for the ensuing year
b. One Selectman for the term of two (2) years
c. One Selectman for the term of three (3) years
d. One Selectman for the remaining two years of a three (3) year term
e. One Lister for a term of three (3) years
f. A Town Grand Juror for a term of one (1) year
g. A Town Agent for a term of one (1) year
h. A First constable for a term of one (1) year
i. Three Directors of the Richford Community Fund Inc for a term of three (3) years
j. One Planning Commission for a term of two (2) years
ARTICLE 3. Shall the Town pay its 2019 municipal taxes and its 2019-2020 education taxes to the Town Treasurer in two equal installments with the first due on or before August 10, 2019 and the second due on or before October 10, 2019?
ARTICLE 4. Shall the Town authorize and empower the Selectmen to borrow money on thecredit of the Town by note, Town order, or otherwise in a sum sufficient to meet the current expenses of the Town prior to the collection of its taxes and to meet any deficit of the town if the expenditures shall exceed the estimated revenues?
ARTICLE 5. Shall the Town appropriate the following sums of money and if so voted, to raise money on the Grand List?
a. $3,500.00 to the Richford Health Center’s Summer Day Camp Program?
b. $4,846.00 to the Franklin County Home Health Agency, Inc?
c. $ 150.00 to Green Up Vermont?
d. $2,000.00 to the Richford Beautification/Image Committee?
e. $ 500.00 to the Missisquoi River Basin Association?
f. $ 500.00 to Vermont Adult Learning?
g. $ 500.00 to the Richford Conservation Commission?
h. $2,500.00 to the Richford Economic Advancement Corporation (REAC)?
i. $1,905.00 to the Green Mountain Transportation Agency?
j. $ 100.00 to the Vermont Rural Fire Protection Task Force?
k. $ 500.00 to the VT Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired?
l. $ 500.00 to Samaritan House?
m. $1,000.00 to Operation Happiness?
n. $1,000.00 to Northwest Counseling?
ARTICLE 6. Shall the Town vote the proposed 2019 budget in the amount of $2,345,857.00 to meet the Expenses and Liabilities of the Town and authorize the Selectmen to set a tax rate sufficient to provide for the same?
ARTICLE 7. To transact any other proper business.
Dated at Richford, Vermont this 21st day of January 2019.
Town of Richford
Board of Selectmen
Linda Collins, Chair