VILLAGE OF WOODSTOCK
ANNUAL VILLAGE MEETING
March 21, 2023
The citizens of the Village of Woodstock, who are legal voters in the Village of Woodstock, Vermont, County of Windsor, are hereby warned to meet at the Town Hall on the 21st day of March 2023, at 7:00 A.M., continuing until 7:00 P.M., for the purpose of transacting during that time, voting by Australian ballot.
The citizens of the Village of Woodstock, who are legal voters in the Village of Woodstock, County of Windsor, State of Vermont, are hereby warned to meet at the Woodstock Town Hall in said Village on the 21st day of March 2023 at 7:30 P.M. to act upon the following articles.
ARTICLE 1: To see if the Village will vote to eliminate the elected Auditor positions in accordance with 17 V.S.A. §2651b and enter into a contract with a public accountant or auditor’s firm licensed in this State to perform an annual financial audit of all funds of the Village except the funds audited pursuant to 16 V.S.A. § 323.
ARTICLE 2: To elect Village officers for the ensuing year as required by law:
Moderator 1 year term
Clerk 1 year term
Trustee 3 year term (Australian Ballot)
Trustee 2 year term (Australian Ballot)
Treasurer 1 year term
Trustee of Public Funds 1 year term
Auditors (2) 1 year term
ARTICLE 3: To fix the annual compensation for the elected Village officers.
Moderator $50.00 per meeting
Treasurer $1,500.00 per year
Clerk $400.00 per year
Trustees $750.00 per year
ARTICLE 4: To see if the Village will vote to collect the Village General taxes on real estate and all other taxes levied through the Treasurer under the provisions of Title 32 VSA, Chapter 133 and fix the date of payment as November 3, 2023, and May 3, 2023, and to require payment to be received by the Town Office by close of business on those dates.
ARTICLE 5: To see if the Village will vote to authorize the Treasurer, with the approval of the Board of Trustees, to borrow money, if necessary, in anticipation of taxes for FY 2023-2024 to defray current expenses and debt of the Village.
ARTICLE 6: To see if the Village will vote to appropriate the sum of one million four hundred sixty three thousand two hundred thirty five dollars and twenty eight cents ($1,463,235.28) and raise by taxation the sum of six hundred thirty thousand eight hundred forty one dollars and sixty five cents ($630,841.65) to pay the current expenses and debt of the village.
General Government $284,084.79
Boards & Agencies $109,440
Village Highway $49,000
Village Parks $2,700
Village Police $1,003,010.49
Trustee Contingency $15,000
ARTICLE 7: To see if the Village will vote to raise and appropriate from taxes the sum of three thousand dollars ($3,000.00) for the purpose of Village beautification projects and seasonal decorations. This money to be spent at the discretion of the Board of Village Trustees.
ARTICLE 8: To see if the Village will vote to appropriate the sum of four hundred dollars ($400) for the purpose of paying the Trustee of Public Funds for services rendered and approve such expenditure from income of the trust funds.
ARTICLE 9: To see if the Village will vote to appropriate the sum of four hundred dollars ($400) for the purpose of auditing the Public Trust Funds and approve such expenditure from income of the trust fund.
ARTICLE 10: To act on any other business that may legally come before the Village Meeting.
Dated at Woodstock, County of Windsor, State of Vermont this 16th day of February 2023.
By the Board of Trustees members of the Village OF WOODSTOCK:
Seton McIlroy, Chair
Jeffrey Kahn, Vice-Chair
Donald R. Wheeler
NOTICE TO VOTERS
Woodstock residents not on the voter checklist may register to vote at the Town Clerk’s office in the Town Hall.
Absentee ballots are available from the Town Clerk prior to 12:00 pm on March 17, 2023. A voter who expects to be an early voter may apply for an early voter absentee ballot until 12:00 pm at the Town Clerk’s office on March 17, 2023.