Town Meeting Warning

Warning

February 28, 2022

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 – Gymnasium in said Arlington on Monday evening, February 28, 2022 at 6:30 p.m. for the purpose of acting upon and deciding the following Articles 1 through 5, specified below. After completion of these articles, the meeting will stand recessed until 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 1, 2022 to act upon Articles 6 through 45. The polls will be open at the Arlington Memorial High School – Gymnasium, on Tuesday, March 1, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. and will close at 7:00 p.m.

Article 1. To hear the reports of the town officers

Article 2. To see if the Town will vote a budget to meet the expenses and liabilities of the Town.

Article 3. To see if the voters authorize the Selectboard to apply any surplus funds from the previous fiscal year to reduce taxes in the current fiscal year

Article 4. 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 2, 2022, and payment to be in the hands of the Treasurer or postmarked, on or before November 4, 2022.

Article 5. To transact any further business found necessary and proper when met. After any further business under Article 5, said meeting will recess until Tuesday, March 1, 2022.

Article 6. To elect the following Town Officers:

Moderator 1 year term

Clerk 3 year term

Treasurer 3 year term

Selectman 2 year term

Selectman 3 year term

Lister 3 year term

Delinquent Tax Collector 1 year term

Cemetery Commissioner 3 year term

Trustee of Public Funds 3 year term

Article 7. To vote by ballot to see if the voters authorize the sum of $80,000.00 into the Capital Reserve Fund for the replacement and/or repairs or refurbishing of the Town of Arlington fire trucks.

Article 8. To vote by ballot to see if the voters authorize the sum of $10,000.00 into the Capital Reserve Fund for the replacement and/or repairs or refurbishing of the Town of Arlington Fire Department extraction tools.

Article 9. To vote by ballot to see if the voters authorize the sum of $50,000.00 into the Capital Reserve Fund for the replacement and/or repairs of the Town of Arlington highway trucks.

Article 10. To vote by ballot to see if  the voters authorize the sum of $15,000.00 into the Capital Reserve Fund for the replacement and/or repairs of the Town of Arlington backhoe, excavator, and loader.

Article 11. To vote by ballot to see if  the voters authorize 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 12. To vote by ballot to see if  the voters authorize the sum of $6,000.00 into the Capital Reserve Fund for the purchase and/or repair of sidewalk maintenance/equipment.

Article 13. To vote by ballot to see if  the voters authorize the sum of $5,000.00 into a Capital Reserve Fund for the maintenance/removal of diseased and hazardous trees.

Article 14. To vote by ballot to see if  the voters authorize the sum of $20,000.00 into the Capital Reserve Fund for the resurfacing of Town roads.

Article 15. To vote by ballot to see if  the voters authorize the sum of $30,000.00 into the Capital Reserve Fund for Town bridges & culverts.

Article 16. To vote by ballot to see if  the voters authorize the sum of $3,000.00 into the Capital Reserve Fund for the maintenance of Town owned buildings.

Article 17. To vote by ballot to see if  the voters authorize the sum of $5,000.00 into the Capital Reserve Fund for the purchase and/or repair of computers.

Article 18. To vote by ballot to see if the voters authorize the sum of $2,500.00 into the Capital Reserve Fund for the maintenance park equipment.

Article 19. To vote by ballot to see if the voters authorize the sum of $15,000 into the Audit Fund to pay for audit work.

Article 20. To vote by ballot to see if the Town of Arlington shall create a sinking fund named the Arlington Climate Mitigation Fund for the purpose of reduction and/or offsets of CO2 emissions from fossil fuel usage by the Town of Arlington.

Article 21. To vote by ballot to see if the Town of Arlington will vote the sum of $50,000 into the Arlington Climate Mitigation Fund for the purpose of reducing CO2 emissions from fossil fuel usage by the Town of Arlington contingent upon the creation of the Arlington Climate Mitigation Fund.

Article 22. To vote by ballot to see if the Town of Arlington shall seek to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels used by the Town of Arlington, through energy efficiency, carbon sequestration, and adoption of renewable energy, subject to the budgetary constraints in the Arlington Climate Mitigation Fund, with the goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2027 relative to 2020 baseline levels.

Article 23. To vote by ballot to see if the voters authorize the sum of $45,000.00 toward the support of the Arlington Rescue Squad.

Article 24. To vote by ballot to see if  the voters authorize the sum of $2,250.00 to the Arlington Area Childcare, Inc.

Article 25. To vote by ballot to see if  the voters authorize the sum of $3,000.00 toward the support of the Arlington Community House.

Article 26. To vote by ballot to see if  the voters authorize the sum of $4,000.00 toward the operation of the Arlington Community Health Nursing Service for the year ensuing.

Article 27. To vote by ballot to see if  the voters of Arlington authorize to raise, appropriate and expend the sum of $21,500.00 for the support of the Martha Canfield Memorial Library, Inc. to provide services to the residents of the voters.

Article 28. To vote by ballot to see if  the voters authorize the sum of $500.00 toward the support of the Bennington Coalition for the Homeless.

Article 29. To vote by ballot to see if  the voters authorize the sum of $360.00 toward the support of the Bennington County Conservation District.

Article 30. To vote by ballot to see if  the voters authorize the sum of $1,800.00 toward the support of the Bennington Project Independence Adult Daycare Service.

Article 31. To vote by ballot to see if  the voters authorize the sum of $1,200.00 toward the support of the BROC-Community Action in Southwestern Vermont (formerly ‘Bennington-Rutland Opportunity Council’).

Article 32. To vote by ballot to see if  the voters authorize the sum of $540.00 toward the support of the Center for Restorative Justice.

Article 33. To vote by ballot to see if  the voters authorize the sum of $450.00 toward the support of Project Against Violent Encounters, Inc.

Article 34. To vote by ballot to see if  the voters authorize the sum of $1,500.00 toward the support of the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (R.S.V.P.).

Article 35. To vote by ballot to see if  the voters authorize the sum of $500.00 toward the support of the Sunrise Family Resource Center.

Article 36. To vote by ballot to see if  the voters authorize the sum of $1,530.00 toward the operation of the Southwestern VT Council on Aging.

Article 37. To vote by ballot to see if  the voters authorize the sum of $450.00 toward the support of the Tutorial Center.

Article 38. To vote by ballot to see if the voters authorize the sum of $500.00 toward the support of the Vermont Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired.

Article 39. To vote by ballot to see if the voters authorize the sum of $295.00 toward the support of the Vermont Center for Independent Living.

Article 40. To vote by ballot to see if the voters authorize the sum of $750.00 toward the support of Neighbor to Neighbor, a home based care giving program.

Article 41. To vote by ballot to see if  the voters authorize the sum of $779.00 toward the support of Bennington Area Habitat for Humanity.

Article 42. To vote by ballot to see if  the voters authorize the sum of $2,000.00 towards the support of Greater Northshire Access Television (GNATTV) 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 43. To vote by ballot to see if the Town will vote to exempt the property of the Battenkill Grange 487 from property taxes for the next five years.

Article 44. To vote by ballot to see if the Town will vote to exempt the property of the Red Mountain Lodge 63 from property taxes for the next five years.

Article 45. To vote by ballot to see if the Town will vote to exempt the property of the Arlington Arts and Enrichment Project (“Arlington Commons”) from property taxes for the next five years.

Dated this January 24, 2022

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Daniel Harvey                                      Matthew Bykowski

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Glenn Sherman                                     Cynthia Browning

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Todd Wilkins

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