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On April 26, 2016, the Middlesex Select Board passed a new Dog and Wolf-Hybrid Ordinance as a duly warned agenda item at a regularly scheduled meeting. This ordinance is a revision of a previous ordinance and pertains to the control, licensing and restriction of dogs, and enforcement procedures for vicious dogs. The index is as follows:

Section 1: Authority

Section 2: Purpose

Section 3: Definitions

Section 4: Nuisances

Section 5: Collar and License

Section 6: Enforcement

Section 7: Penalties and Costs

Section 8: Notice of Impoundment and Release from Impoundment

Section 9: Investigation of Vicious Dogs

Section 10: Other Laws

Section 11: Severability

Section 12: Effective Date

This ordinance will take effect June 15, 2016, unless a petition signed by at least five percent of the (1,570 currently registered) voters in the Town of Middlesex is filed with the Town Clerk by June 9, 2016, requesting a vote for disapproving the ordinance, per 24 VSA §1973 (b). Within 60 days of receiving such a petition, the Middlesex Select Board shall call a special meeting so voters may vote on the proposed ordinance, per 24 VSA §1973 (c). The ordinance may be viewed in its entirety on the Town’s actively maintained website at and at the Town Offices at 5 Church Street, Middlesex from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Any questions may be directed to Select Board Assistant Sarah Merriman at 802-223-5915 or at





The Middlesex Planning Commission will hold a Special Meeting at 6:30 p.m., April 28, 2016, in the Middlesex Town Clerk’s Office at 5 Church Street, Middlesex, Vermont to discuss public comments made re: proposed zoning regulations.

Steven Martin

Chair, Middlesex Planning Commission

Copies of the regulations containing the proposed revisions are available at the Town Clerk’s office  or click on these links:

Proposed Revisions to the Land Use & Development Regulations



Dogs not registered by April 1st are now delinquent!

Per altered dog*         –  $11.00
Per unaltered dog*    –  $17.00
(*with valid rabies certificate either on file in the town office or new!)

Please make checks payable to the Town of Middlesex…  It was ruff, but someone had to say it!

Effective March 9, Highway Foreman Paul Cerminara, has posted the Town’s gravel roads. Mud Season is upon us!

March 1, 2016
Middlesex Town Meeting Highlights


  • Carolyn Kiniry-Roberge has won 2-years of a three-year seat on the Middlesex Town School Board with 41 write-in votes. (15 were needed.)
  • The FY17 budget of  $1,074, 708 was passed with no changes.
  • The position of elected auditor was eliminated by a ballot vote of 76 – 1.
  • The term for Town Clerk is now for three years, instead of one, effective next Town Meeting.
  • All school articles passed.
  • All special articles passed as requested.
  • The Town Treasurer and Collector of Delinquent Taxes positions will remain as one-year terms.

March 1, 2016 Presidential Primary Results for Middlesex

Town Meeting & School District (Rumney) Voting Results

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 Middlesex Food Shelf Information

The Middlesex Food Shelf is open every Saturday from 9:00 – 10:30 am at the Middlesex United Methodist Church, which is located across the street from Town Hall.

  • Food donations can be made in the lobby of the Rumney School or at the food shelf (on Church Street) during its open hours on Saturdays.

  • Cash donations may be made at the Town Clerk’s office (Monday-Thursday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM).

  •  If you would like to donate to the Food Shelf via check, please click here for contact information.


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