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THE MIDDLESEX TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE CLOSED AT NOON,
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24TH 
BECAUSE POWER WAS SHUT OFF DUE TO THE FIRE. 
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO TURN IN A BALLOT,
PLEASE SLIP IT THROUGH THE SLOT IN THE TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE DOOR.


PLEASE CHECK YOUR TOWN/SCHOOL MEETING ABSENTEE BALLOT
PACKAGES ASAP.
It has come to our attention that a handful are missing either Town or WCUUSD ballots.
If so, call 223-5915 and we will mail you a complete packet
OR 
You can pick up a packet in the Town Clerk’s Office, Monday- Thursday.

Each voting packet should include:

1 Town ballot (white)

1 WCUUSD ballot (pink)

instruction card

1 signature envelope

1 return mailing envelope


PUBLIC NOTICE:
The March 2, 2021, TOWN MEETING
will be held by AUSTRALIAN BALLOT

Click Here to See the Town Meeting Ballot

Click Here to Read the Town Meeting Warning

Click Here to Read the Notice to Voters

What this means: There will be NO “in person” Town Meeting in the Rumney Memorial School Gym.
All items on the 2021 Town Meeting Warning (including the FY22 Town Budget, special articles and candidates) will be voted by Australian ballot.

Every Active Registered Middlesex voter was automatically  mailed absentee Town and WCUUSD Australian ballots February 8th. This is an action taken by the Select Board as a duly warned agenda item on January 19, 2020, in accordance with H.48, emergency COVID legislation signed into law by Governor Phil Scott the same day.

 

Are you on the Middlesex active voter checklist? Click Here and Find Out!

 


WCUUSD Voting Info:

Voting for the Washington Central Unified Union School District warning articles will also be held on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, at Middlesex Town Hall 5 Church Street from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. The public informational meeting for the WCUUSD warning articles will be held by remote conferencing services on Monday, March 1, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. Participation options will be listed when available. ALL active Middlesex voters were mailed the WCUUSD Ballot on Monday, February 8th as part of the packet that included the Middlesex Town Ballot. If you have not received BOTH ballots, please call 223-5915 or email [email protected] ASAP and we will mail you another set.

Click here to view a sample ballot for the WCUUSD March 2, 2021 School Meeting.

Click here to view a Warning for the WCUUSD March 2, 2021 School Meeting

Click here for the 2020 WCUUSD Annual Report.

Click here for information on how the FY21-22 WCUUSD budget will impact the school tax rate (not taking into account your possible income sensitivity.)


The 2020 Middlesex Town Report is hitting mailboxes now!

(Whoops, the 2020 Births, Deaths and Marriages got left off during printing – here they are!)

 

Help us improve the Middlesex town website

Our website makes tons of information available – from emergency reports and contact information to recent news and meeting minutes – and we know it’s starting to look pretty cluttered.

In the coming weeks we’ll be working to make it a more useful site: Better organized, easier to navigate, less wordy and nicer looking. If you’ve ever searched for something and been unable to find it, now is a great time to let us know. See some information that needs updating? Send us a link. If you have thoughts about features that might improve the user experience, we’d like to hear that, too!

Shoot us your thoughts by email to [email protected].


OFFICE CURRENTLY CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC 

Due to a sharp increase in Washington County COVID cases, the Town Clerk’s Office remains closed to public traffic. Those who need marriage licenses, research appointments or other assistance should call 223-5915, or email [email protected], and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

 


CLICK HERE FOR
THE MIDDLESEX OFFICIAL RECORD OF VOTE
FOR THE NOVEMBER 3RD GENERAL ELECTION


A LETTER TO THE MIDDLESEX COMMUNITY
FROM ROAD COMMISSIONER STEVE MARTIN AND THE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT

Road Commissioner letter 101920


STATEWIDE PRIMARY
8.11.20
Middlesex Election Night Results


Thanks to David Crowell and Charlie Merriman for building a counter and installing a polycarbonate shield to make the Town Clerk’s Office safe!

 


MIDDLESEX FOOD SHELF

In light of the Covid-19 crisis, the Middlesex Food Shelf has suspended its regular Saturday food distribution and instead is making $200 grants available to Middlesex households to help them pay for groceries and other essential needs. No application or itemization is necessary. For information about the program, call David Carkeet at 802.229.9496 or email him at [email protected] Donations to this cause should be sent to Middlesex Food Shelf, c/o David Carkeet, 418 Macey Road, N. Middlesex, VT  05682. Please make checks payable to “Middlesex Food Shelf.” 


MIDDLESEX EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT RESPONDS TO COVID-19
Here are some helpful resources

  • If you NEED ASSISTANCE for any reason, please click here to fill out this form:
  • If you would like to OFFER ASSISTANCE , please click here to fill out this form:
  • Instacart https://www.instacart.com/ is an online ordering service that will pick up groceries you order from Price Chopper and Shaw’s as well as pet supplies from Petco. Those picking up prescriptions from CVS through this service will need the scrip-holder’s name and date of birth. If it’s a controlled substance, they will need to produce ID. Note there is a $3.99 – $7.99 charge for each delivery.
  • Meals on Wheels in Waterbury is accepting orders. Please call (802) 244-1234 to be added to their list.
  • Village Market in Waterbury is swamped and they are unable to fulfill online orders and curbside pickup at this time. Check back for more info.
  • CVS on US302 in Barre (at the old Friendly’s site) has a drive-thru window where you can easily pick up prescriptions without getting out of your car. For more info, this is their #: (802) 476-2550

Here are guidelines about how to protect yourself from COVID-19  from the Centers of Disease Control: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/guidance-prevent-spread.html
If you are suffering from a fever and cough and are concerned about whether you are infected, please call your primary care provider. For more information, you can call the State of Vermont’s COVID-19 Hotline at 2-1-1. Here is another online resource from the State Health Department. https://www.healthvermont.gov/

Finally, if you don’t know where to turn call the Town Clerk’s Office at 223-5915 or email [email protected] We will do our best to help you.

Additional resources

VT Health Dept website: www.healthvermont.gov/response/infectious-disease/2019-novel-coronavirus
CDC website: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
FEMA website: www.fema.gov/
Federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: www.consumerfinance.gov/coronavirus/

Direct assistance:
The Middlesex Neighbor to Neighbor network is forming to support neighbors in need. Neighborhood captains will be contacting their neighbors. To request assistance online, go to www.middlesexvermont.org.
Senior centers: Waterbury Senior Center offers Meals on Wheels and pickup of meals. Call 802-244-1234.
Vermont Foodbank: www.vtfoodbank.org lists several services for individuals
Call 2-1-1 for referral to various social services, such as unemployment, tax preparation, and housing assistance
How to help:
Practice personal hygiene and personal distancing to safeguard your health and the health of those you interact with.
Volunteering safely: Follow guidelines set by the group you are volunteering with. These should cover safe handling of items you may handle; personal distancing; considerations for vulnerable populations; self quarantine requirements.
Volunteer opportunities: In Middlesex: www.middlesexvermont.org. Regionally: www.oncallforvt.org.
Make a donation to an area service agency, such as the Vermont Foodbank or Capstone Community Action

 


MARCH 3, 2020
MIDDLESEX PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY RESULTS CLICK HERE!
&
TOWN VOTE RESULTS CLICK HERE

READ THE DRAFT MINUTES OF THE MARCH 3, 2020 TOWN MEETING HERE! (Thanks, Sorsha!)


Hot off the Presses! Read the 2019 Middlesex Town Report here….


 


RESULTS OF NOVEMBER 5, 2019 WCUUSD SPECIAL SCHOOL MEETING

WCUUSD Vote Results
             
November 5, 2019
             
               
 
Berlin
Calais
Emont
Midd
Worc
TOTAL
 
Article 1: Shall the voters change the date
             
   of the 2020 Annual Meeting
             
Yes
67
73
100
55
48
343
 
No
11
10
11
6
5
43
 
Blank
0
3
1
0
0
4
 
Damaged
0
0
0
0
0
0
 
Total
78
86
112
61
53
390
 
               
               
Article 2 Shall the voters elect Moderator, Clerk and
             
   Treasurer by Australian ballot
             
Yes
70
72
105
55
50
352
 
No
8
12
7
6
3
36
 
Blank
0
2
0
0
0
2
 
Damaged
0
0
0
0
0
0
 
Total
78
86
112
61
53
390
 
               
Article 3 Shall the voters require that the ballots   be comingled
           
   for all Australian ballot elections
             
Yes
50
53
94
47
42
286
 
No
28
33
17
14
11
103
 
Blank
0
0
1
0
0
1
 
Damaged
0
0
0
0
0
0
 
Total
78
86
112
61
53
390
 
               
               

 


 


CLICK here to read the 2019-2027 Approved Middlesex Town Plan.

 


Vermont recording fees will increase effective July 1, 2019.

SUMMARY OF VERMONT RECORDING FEE CHANGES
32 V.S.A. §1671

  PREVIOUS FEE NEW FEE
Document Recording $10/page $15/page
PTTR (property transfer tax return) $10/document $15/document
Survey plat recording fees $15/sheet $25/sheet
Certified copy of records (no change) $10/page $10/page
Vault time $2/hour $4/hour

 

*Documents include all items recorded in the land records (deeds, mortgages, assignments, liens, releases, permits).

*Multiple assignments or releases included on one document are charged $15/assignment or release

 


Watch  Middlesex Select Board Meetings on ORCA HERE !!

  • Town Clerk’s Office Hours & Contact Info.

    OFFICE HOURS: The Middlesex Town Clerk’s Office is currently CLOSED to the public. However, you may call 223-5915 to make appointments for research or for notarization, marriage licenses, birth/death certificates, voting and to pay taxes from 10 AM to 5 PM Monday through Thursday.

    We do not close for lunch. The office is closed on Fridays.

    Town Clerk: Sarah Merriman
    Assistant Town Clerk: Dave Smith
    Address: 5 Church Street, Middlesex, VT 05602
    Phone: 802-223-5915
    Fax: 802-223-1298
    Email: [email protected]