The Legal Voters of the Town of Stamford, Vermont, are hereby notified and warned to meet at the School Hall in said Stamford at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 4, 2019, to vote on the Articles of the Town Warrant. The meeting will then be adjourned until 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at the School Hall at which time Articles 1 will be transacted by ballot.

Vermont law imposes requirements to ensure that elderly and disabled persons have access to polling places and town meeting. Individuals requesting alternative accommodations should contact the town clerk’s office prior to the town meeting so that arrangements can be made in advance.

Article 1:             To elect the following Town Officers:

Town Moderator – 1 year term
School Moderator – 1 year term
Selectboard member – 3 year term
Selectboard member – 2 year term
School Director – 3 year term
School Director – 2 year term
Auditor – 3 year term
Auditor – 2 year term
Auditor – 1 year term
Collector of Delinquent Taxes – 1 year term
Town Agent – 1 year term
Cemetery Commissioner – 1 year remaining on a 3 year term
Library Trustee – 5 year term

Article 2:        Shall the Town of Stamford use at least twenty-five (25) percent of the 2018 positive town and highway fund balances to reduce the raise and appropriate?

Article 3:        Shall the Town of Stamford authorize the expenditure of $740,838.00 (General Expenses of $277,791.00 and Highway Expenses of $463,047.00) and if so, raise and appropriate $628,798.00 through taxes and $112,040.00 from anticipated revenues (less Article 2 if passed)?

Article 4:        Shall the Town of Stamford authorize the Selectboard to sell town owned property containing 20 acres or less to any interested buyer providing the interested buyer is not a property tax exempt entity?

Article 5:        Shall the Town of Stamford release up to $25,000.00 from the Future Needs Fund for the installation of a new water supply and septic system at the highway garage?

Article 6:        Shall the Town of Stamford raise and appropriate $3,925.00 for the maintenance and improvement of the town cemeteries?

Article 7:        Shall the Town of Stamford raise and appropriate $27,857.00 for the operation of the Town portion of the library?

Article 8:        Shall the Town of Stamford raise and appropriate $52,025.00 for the operation of the Stamford Volunteer Fire Company?

Article 9:         Shall the Town of Stamford raise and appropriate $20,000.00 to deposit into the fire truck replacement account?

Article 10:       Shall the Town of Stamford appropriate a total of $1,600.00 to the following agencies, pursuant to 24 V.S.A. § 2691?

$700.00           Southwestern Vermont Council on Aging
Bennington-Rutland Opportunity Council, Inc.
$100.00           Vermont Rural Fire Protection Program (formerly known as
Northern Vermont and George D. Aiken Resource Conservation
and Development (RC&D) Councils)
$250.00           American Red Cross of Vermont and the New Hampshire Upper
Valley Region
$ 50.00            Green Up Vermont

Article 11:       To transact any non-binding business deemed necessary and proper when met.

Dated at Stamford, Vermont this 17th day of January, 2019.

Carol A. Fachini
Daniel J. Potvin
Christopher Warren
Michael G. Denault
Nancy L. Bushika