To the voters of Berlin, Calais, East Montpelier, Middlesex and Worcester:
Yesterday, Superintendent Bill Kimball posted the following on our FPFs:
“Process for Running for the Washington Central Unified Union School District Board –
Each of the five towns, Berlin, Calais, East Montpelier, Middlesex, and Worcester will have two representatives on Washington Central Unified Union School District Board for ten members. The process for nominations that will be proposed to the votes from the WCSU Executive Committee is to have the annual meeting on April 2, 2019. Therefore, petitions need to be filled with the town clerk six (6) Mondays before the election, on February 25, 2018. The Nominee must be a resident of the town and have the signature of one percent of the electorate. Petitions may be obtained at the town clerk’s office has petitions for these positions. The nominee must make sure to fill out which term of office they seek. To learn about more details and the terms of service for each position, please visit www.wcsu32.org act 46 site.”
Notably, this posting failed to mention the above actions can be determined ONLY by the majority of voters at the February 19th Special Meeting of the Washington Central Unified Union School District warned for 6 PM in the U-32 Auditorium. Setting the date of the first annual meeting is Article iv of the Special Meeting Warning; the decision on whether to elect members of the District Board by Australian ballot is Article vi. We are at a loss as to why the superintendent’s post failed to even mention the February 19th Special Meeting, let alone specify that all of the above ultimately is determined NOT by the WCSU Executive Committee, but by YOU, the voters.
As Town Clerks who have sworn oaths to faithfully execute state statutes and uphold local democracy by ensuring election laws are followed to the best of our abilities, we have become increasingly concerned that administrators who are not election officials, who have been hired to simply run a school district, are usurping the election process and, in so doing, undercutting your roles, duties, and rights as voting citizens.
Please come to the February 19 Special Meeting and participate in this very important process. You may find the Warning for the meeting posted here:
or on the U32 website at https://www.wcsu32.org/Domain/8.
Same-day voter registration will be available.
Hope to see you Tuesday!
Rosemary Morse, Berlin Town/School Clerk
Judy Fitch Robert, Calais Town/School Clerk
Sarah Merriman, Middlesex Town/School Clerk
Katie Winkeljohn, Worcester Town/School Clerk
2018 TOWN REPORT IS HERE!
A digital copy of the 2018 Town Report is available under Town Government tab along with a sample ballot.
WORCESTER TOWN MEETING LUNCH
The Worcester Historical Society (WHS) will supply two main dishes, coffee and cold drinks.
We are soliciting potluck contributions from community members:
NEEDED – Side dishes and Desserts
(Please put your name on the container to be returned).
This is a fundraiser for WHS: Price will be $10.00 adults 5.00 children
Town Service Committee
If you ever thought you would like to find more ways to bring community together, consider being a part of the Town Service committee! The Selectboard is looking for volunteers to start a new committee to create ways to serve our town folks in better ways. Come be a part of the grassroots effort to build a better Worcester. Call or email Katie to learn more.
The Worcester Town Complex is located at 20 Worcester Village Road, Worcester, Vermont 05682. The Complex is home to the Town Clerk/Treasurer’s Office, the Delinquent Tax Collector’s office, the Volunteer Fire Department and the Listers’ Office. The Town mailing address is P.O. Box 161, Worcester, VT 05682
The Highway Department is located at 11 Maxham Drive.
Town Clerk/Treasurer/Delinquent Tax Collector’s regular office hours:
Monday: 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Friday: 7:00 am – 10:00 am, and by appointment after 10:00 am
The Listers’ regular office hours are Wednesdays 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Phone and email
The Worcester Town Complex phone number is (802) 223-6942.
Katie Winkeljohn, Town Clerk/Treasurer/Delinquent Tax Collector-Extension 0
Listers’ Office-Extension 1
Will Sutton, Fire Chief-Extension 3
Brian Powers, Road Commissioner-223-6903
The Fax number is 229-5216
Office e-mail: email@example.com
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