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PUBLIC NOTICE:
MIDDLESEX ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT
PUBLIC HEARING

 

The Middlesex Zoning Board of Adjustment will meet at 6:00 PM, May 7, 2018, for a site visit at 127 VT Route 12, Middlesex, Vermont, to immediately be followed by an organizational meeting and then public hearing in Middlesex Town Hall, 5 Church Street, Middlesex, to consider Albert Borne’s request for a conditional use permit allowing a home industry (“a small car dealership”) at his residence:127 VT Route 12, Middlesex, Vermont.

Sarah Merriman
Town Clerk/Select Board Assistant

April 18, 2018

 


PUBLIC NOTICE
TOWN OF MIDDLESEX
SITE VISITS|
AND
PUBLIC HEARING
MAY 22, 2018

Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the provisions of 19 V.S.A. Section 708, et seq., on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 beginning at 5:00 pm, the Town of Middlesex Select Board will conduct site visits at the following roads: Bolio, Warren, Merritt, Knapp and the northern end of Nellie Chase. These site visits will be immediately followed by a public hearing at approximately 6:15 p.m. in Town Hall, 5 Church Street, Middlesex, to discuss, deliberate and take public comment on the Town’s plan to convert the above roads –  or, in the case of Nellie Chase, section of road –  from Class 3 to Class 4. The public and interested parties are invited to attend and participate at this public hearing.

Sarah Merriman
Town Clerk/Select Board Assistant
802.223.5915
mdxclerk@comcast.net
April 12, 2018


 

 It’s here!  
The 2018 Middlesex Town Plan Survey.  
Click here for the link.


Tim Kasten was a very special member of our community whose life (and death) was featured on Vermont Rumble Strips. To listen to Tim’s fascinating, funny and poignant take on his (and our) imminent demise, CLICK HERE.

 

 


 A TOWN MEETING INVOCATION

Welcome to the Middlesex Town Meeting.

We have come together in civil assembly, as a community, in a tradition that is older than our state itself.

We come together to make decisions about our community.

As we deliberate, let us advocate for our positions, but not at the expense of others.

Let us remember that there is an immense gap between saying “I am right” and saying “I believe I am right.”

And that our neighbors with whom we disagree are good people with hopes and dreams as true and as high as ours.

And let us always remember that, in the end, caring for each other, in this community, is of far greater importance than any difference we may have.

(pause)

Welcome.

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This Civil Invocation is used at the beginning of the Middlesex, Vermont Town Meeting and many other towns across Vermont every year, usually read by a new voter (often someone who just turned 18) or a town elder.

 It appears in the book All Those In Favor: Rediscovering the Secrets of Town Meeting and Community by Susan Clark and Frank Bryan. The invocation was written by Toby Balivet, Danville town attorney and parliamentarian, who wrote this note to explain it:

“We started doing this at town meeting when our local clergy (and others) reached too great a level of discomfort over church-and-state issues doing traditional invocations. It has a quote from Sibelius’ ‘This is my Song,’ and an echo from the public service announcement our athletic director reads before basketball games.”


MIDDLESEX TOWN/SCHOOL MEETING

RESULTS 

CLICK HERE for the official results of the 2018 School Vote 

CLICK HERE for the official results of the 2018 Town Vote

CLICK HERE for the DRAFT minutes of the March 6, 2018 Town Meeting Here

READ THE 2018 TOWN MEETING WARNING HERE

 READ THE 2018 MIDDLESEX SCHOOL DISTRICT WARNING HERE 

 

 

Follow this link to see the 2017 Town Report

 


 

RESULTS OF MAY 2, 2017
SPECIAL TOWN MEETING

ARTICLE 1
Shall the Town voters authorize the purchase of a refurbished tanker for the Middlesex Volunteer Fire Department in the fiscal year 2017-2018 for an amount not to exceed $12,0,000 and to be financed over a period not to exceed ten years?

In favor of authorizing purchase =  75

Opposed to authorizing purchase = 19

Spoiled                                                    =   1

TOTAL VOTES  COUNTED              = 94

 


 

 

Results from the March 7, 2017 Australian Ballot

TOWN RESULTS 
TOWN CLERK
Sarah Merriman418
WRITE INS:
Maureen Coffrin1
Sorsha Anderson1
SPOILED:1
BLANK:20
TOTAL:441
TREASURER
Dorinda Crowell405
WRITE INS:
0
SPOILED0
BLANK36
TOTAL441
TRUSTEE OF PUBLIC FUNDS
Dorinda Crowell398
WRITE INS:
Peter Hood1
SPOILED0
BLANK42
TOTAL441
DELINQUENT TAX COLL.
Dorinda Crowell399
WRITE INS:
0
SPOILED:0
BLANK42
TOTAL441
SELECT BOARD 3-year
Ray Hickory Jr167
Philip Hyjek208
WRITE INS:
Richard Cowles1
Chris McVeigh1
Sorsha Anderson1
Woden Teachout1
SPOILED2
BLANK60
TOTAL441
SELECT BOARD 2-year
Gary Lamell165
Steven Martin206
WRITE INS:
Caleb Deane1
Richard Cowles1
David Jablonski1
Bill Rossmassler1
Sorsha Anderson2
SPOILED0
BLANK64
TOTAL441
PLANNING COMMISSON
2 of 3 years, VOTE FOR 2
Barry A. Bolio319
Troy Sumner274
WRITE INS:
0
SPOILED1
BLANK288
TOTAL882
PLANNING COMMISSION
3 years
Steven Martin362
WRITE INS:
Rob Meehan1
Gary Lamell2
TOTAL441
CEMETERY COMMISSION
Gary Lamell384
WRITE INS:
0
SPOILED0
BLANK57
TOTAL441
LISTER
WRITE INS:
Barry Bolio2
Kyle Landis_Marinello1
Peter Raymond1
David Jablonski2
Mary Skinner1
Richard Alderman6
Peter Hood1
August Burns1
Gordon Grunder1
Eric Young2
Stephanie White1
Michael Joslyn1
Richard Cowles1
Mark Tillinghast1
SPOILED7
BLANK413
TOTAL441

Results from the March 7, 2017 School Meeting

SCHOOL RESULTS 
ARTICLE 1: SCHOOL DIRECTOR 2-YEAR TERMVOTES
Jonathan Lauri Scharf116
Woden Teachout284
WRITE INS:
Sorsha Anderson9
Ray Hickory1
Larry Rooney1
TOTAL WRITE INS:11
SPOILED:4
BLANK:26
TOTAL:441
ARTICLE 1: SCHOOL DIRECTOR 3-YEAR TERM
Brian Tagliaferro209
WRITE INS:
Sorsha Anderson183
Mary Just Skinner1
Larry Rooney1
TOTAL WRITE INS:185
SPOILED:3
BLANK44
TOTAL:441
ARTICLE 2:
Shall voters approve budget ot $3,158,817?
YES283
NO152
BLANK6
TOTAL:441
ARTICLE 3:
Authorize hold any audited fund balance?
YES348
NO78
BLANK15
TOTAL:441
ARTICLE 4:
Authorize School Directors to borrow money?
YES318
NO111
BLANK12
TOTAL441

TOWN MEETING 
 2017 DRAFT TOWN MEETING MINUTES


 

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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    ~ Credit/Debit card payments will be charged 3% of the total transaction.
    ~Electronic checks (eCheck) cost $1.50.
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    The Town of Middlesex can issue an electronic withdrawal from either your checking or savings account from any
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  • Town Clerk Office Hours & Contact Info.

    The Middlesex Town Clerk's Office is open Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. We do not close for lunch. However, the office is closed on Fridays.

    Town Clerk: Sarah Merriman
    Assistant Town Clerk: Maryke Gillis
    Address: 5 Church Street, Middlesex, VT 05602
    Phone: 802-223-5915
    FAX: 802-223-1298
    E-mail: middlesxtwnclrk@comcast.net

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