Town Meeting Warning 3.6.18

WARNING
March 5, 2018

The inhabitants of the Town of Arlington, Vermont qualified to vote in Town Meeting, are hereby warned and notified to meet in the Arlington Memorial High School-Mack Performing Arts Center in said Arlington on Monday evening, March 5, 2018 at 7:00pm for the purpose of acting upon and deciding the following Articles 1 through 8, specified below. After completion of these articles, the meeting will stand recessed until 10:00am Tuesday March 6, 2018 to act upon Articles 9 through 42. The polls will be open at the Arlington Memorial High School –Mack Performing Arts Center on Tuesday March 6, 2018 at 10:00am and will close at 7:00pm.

Article 1. To hear and act upon the reports of the Town Officers.

Article 2. To see what compensation will be paid to the several Town Officers.

Article 3. To see if the Town will vote to have all taxes paid to the Town Treasurer,
as provided by law, tax bills to be issued by September 4, 2018, and
payment to be in the hands of the Treasurer, or postmarked, on or before
November 5, 2018 .

Article 4. To see if the Town will authorize the Selectboard to borrow in anticipation
of taxes such sum or sums of money as is necessary for properly financing
the affairs of the Town until the next annual Town Meeting.

Article 5. To see if the Town will vote a budget to meet the expenses and liabilities
of the Town.

Article 6. To see if the Town will authorize the Selectboard to set a tax rate
sufficient to provide the revenue necessary to fund the approved budget,
inclusive of Appropriations to be determined and voted.

Article 7. To see if the Town will authorize the Selectboard to apply any surplus
funds from the current fiscal year to reduce taxes in the next fiscal year.

Article 8. To transact any further business found necessary and proper when met.
After any further business under Article 8, said meeting will recess until
Tuesday, March 6, 2018.

Article 9. To Elect the following Town Officers:
Moderator…………………1 year term
Selectman………………….2 year term
Selectman………………….3 year term
Lister………………………3 year term
Delinquent Tax Collector…1 year term
Auditor……………………3 year term
Cemetery Commissioner…..3 year term
Grand Jurors…………………One-1 year term
Town Agent……………….1 year term
Trustee of Public Funds….One -3 year term expires 2018
Trustee of Public Funds….One-3 year term expires 2019

Article 10. To vote by ballot to see if the Town will vote the sum of $50,000.00
into the Capital Reserve Fund for the replacement and/or repairs or
refurbishing of the Town of Arlington fire trucks.

Article 11. To vote by ballot to see if the Town will vote the sum of $40,000.00
into the Capital Reserve Fund for the replacement and/or repairs of the
Town of Arlington highway trucks.

Article 12. To vote by ballot to see if the Town will vote the sum of $9,000.00 into
the Capital Reserve Fund for the replacement and/or repairs of the Town
of Arlington backhoe, excavator, and loader.

Article 13. To vote by ballot to see if the Town will vote the sum of $6,000.00
into the Capital Reserve Fund for the eventual replacement and/or repair
of the Town of Arlington grader.

Article 14. To vote by ballot to see if the Town will vote the sum
of $6,000.00 into the Capital Reserve Fund for the purchase and/or
repair of sidewalk maintenance/equipment.

Article 15. To vote by ballot to see if the Town will vote the sum of $17,000.00
into the Capital Reserve Fund for the resurfacing of Town roads.

Article 16. To vote by ballot to see if the Town will vote the sum of $5,000.00 into
the Capital Reserve Fund for Town bridges & culverts.

Article 17. To vote by ballot to see if the Town will vote the sum of $2,500.00 into
the Capital Reserve Fund for the maintenance of Town owned buildings.

Article 18. To vote by ballot to see if the Town will vote the sum of $2,500.00 into the
Capital Reserve Fund for the purchase and/or repair of computers.

Article 19. To vote by ballot to see if the Town will vote the sum of $32,500.00
toward the support of the Arlington Rescue Squad.

Article 20. To vote by ballot to see if the Town will vote the sum of $2,250.00
to the Arlington Area Childcare, Inc.

Article 21. To vote by ballot to see if the Town will vote the sum of $3,000.00
toward the support of the Arlington Community House.

Article 22. To vote by ballot to see if the Town will vote the sum of $4,000.00
toward the operation of the Arlington Community Health Nursing Service
for the year ensuing.

Article 23. Shall the Town of Arlington vote to raise, appropriate and expend the
sum of $19,000.00 for the support of the Martha Canfield Library, Inc.
to provide services to residents of the Town.

Article 24. To vote by ballot to see if the Town will vote the sum of $500.00
toward the support of the Bennington Coalition for the Homeless.

Article 25. To vote by ballot to see if the Town will vote the sum of $360.00
toward the support of the Bennington County Conservation
District.

Article 26. To vote by ballot to see if the Town will vote the sum of $1,800.00
toward the support of the Bennington Project Independence Adult
Daycare Service.

Article 27. To vote by ballot to see if the Town will vote the sum of $1,200.00
toward the support of the BROC-Community Action in Southwestern
Vermont (formerly ‘Bennington-Rutland Opportunity Council’).

Article 28. To vote by ballot to see if the Town will vote the sum of $540.00
toward the support of the Center for Restorative Justice.

Article 29. To vote by ballot to see if the Town will vote the sum of $450.00
toward the support of Project Against Violent Encounters, Inc.
(PAVE).

Article 30. To vote by ballot to see if the Town will vote the sum of $1,500
toward the support of the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (R.S.V.P.).

Article 31. To vote by ballot to see if the Town will vote the sum of $500.00
toward the support of the Sunrise Family Resource Center.

Article 32. To vote by ballot to see if the Town will vote the sum of $1,530.00
toward the operation of the Southwestern Vt. Council on Aging.

Article 33. To vote by ballot to see if the Town will vote the sum of $450.00
toward the support of the Tutorial Center.

Article 34. To vote by ballot to see if the Town will vote the sum of $500.00
toward the support of the Vermont Association for the Blind
and Visually Impaired.

Article 35. To vote by ballot to see if the Town will vote the sum of $295.00
toward the support of the Vermont Center for Independent Living.

Article 36. To vote by ballot to see if the Town will vote the sum
of $750.00 toward the support of Neighbor to Neighbor, a home based
care giving program.

Article 37. To vote by ballot to see if the Town will vote the sum of $779.00
toward the support of Bennington Area Habitat for Humanity.

Article 38. To vote by ballot to see if the Town will vote the sum of $1,250.00
toward the support of Burdett Commons.

Article 39. To vote by ballot to see if the Town will vote the sum of
$2,000.00 towards the support of Greater Northshire Access Television
(GNAT-TV) to help support & defray costs related to the videotaping and
television broadcast of the Arlington Select Board, Arlington School
Board and other public and municipal meetings.

Article 40. To vote by ballot to see if the Town will vote to exempt the property
of the Arlington Fire Company #1 from property taxes for the next five
years.

Article 41. To vote by ballot to see if the Town will vote to exempt the property of
The Arlington Lions Club, Inc. from property taxes for the next five years.

Article 42. To vote by ballot to see if the Town will vote to exempt the property
of the Arlington Community House from property taxes for the next
five years.

Dated this January 29 , 2018
____________ ____________ ________________
Keith Squires Daniel Harvey Cynthia Browning
_______________ _______________
Timothy Williams Reggie Jennings Jr.

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