Changes to Town Meeting Day discussed

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer Town Meeting Day – how and when should Charlotte do it – was a major subject at the July 8 selectboard meeting. The board discussed whether or not to change Charlotte’s unique voting process. No decision was made at the meeting, but the discussion inspired plenty of suggestions. Town Meeting 2020… Read More »

Charlotte Selectboard avoids legal action in tree service controversy, low bidder withdraws

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer A contentious and possibly expensive legal issue was averted when the lowest bidder for a contract withdrew his bid at Wednesday’s special meeting of the Charlotte Selectboard. At least 50 people crowded into the Charlotte Town Hall for the special meeting of the Charlotte Selectboard, called to get public input and… Read More »

Charlotte Selectboard chooses design/build

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Reporter Many of the comments from the small audience were contentious and at times heated, but in the end the Charlotte Selectboard voted unanimously Monday to issue a request for bids for a design/build proposal for a new addition to the Charlotte Library. Some members of the audience questioned the feasibility and… Read More »

Energy concerns bring pause to library addition process

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Reporter The Charlotte Energy Committee came before the Charlotte Selectboard Monday to request a delay in the search for a company to build the new addition to the library. John Quinney, a member of the energy committee, said that the committee just learned on Saturday that the selectboard was planning on issuing… Read More »

Charlotte Selectboard looks to engage voters

BY SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Reporter The Charlotte Selectboard unanimously chose Matt Krasnow as chair and Frank Tenney as vice chair at a short meeting on Thursday, March 7. They also decided that the regular time for selectboard meetings to start would be 6 p.m. At their regular meeting on Tuesday, they discussed ways to increase… Read More »

Charlotte OKs town spending from the floor

Charlotte OKs town spending from the floor

By SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Reporter For a second year, the town of Charlotte defeated by voice vote a Town Meeting Day amendment from town clerk and treasurer Mary Mead to decrease the Charlotte Selectboard’s proposed budget. During the Town Meeting Day portion of the election proceedings, Mead proposed cutting $157,500 from the $3,264,779 proposed budget.… Read More »

2019 Charlotte Candidate Questionnaire

NANCY RICHARDSON | 2 Year Term Education: B.S, Ohio State University; Ph.D. in Education, Kent State University; Master’s in Public Administration, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; Master’s in Writing, Vermont College of Fine Arts Occupation: Teacher, professor, public administrator and researcher Other Civic posts held: Education advisor, Governor of Massachusetts; senior staff,… Read More »

Act 143 raises farming questions

By SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Reporter The Charlotte Selectboard spent the majority of its meeting Monday night listening to an Act 143 presentation and discussing some of the local issues related to the legislation. Act 143 is intended to promote the Vermont farm economy and to “increase the consistency across the State of municipal regulation and… Read More »