BUUSD Warning for the February District Informational Meeting and March Election
• Barstow Unified Union School Board Special Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at 6:00 PM – Online/Dial-In via Zoom and in-person option available at Barstow Memorial School (Chittenden, VT)
The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) allocated nearly 180 million dollars directly to Vermont’s municipalities to spend on projects related to economic recovery. Across Vermont, elected local leaders will be developing plans to invest these funds for maximum impact. Join the Vermont Community Leadership Network on January 14th at 10:30 for a conversation with Katie Buckley of the Vermont League of Cities & Towns, and other local leaders. This online workshop is designed to help interested Vermonters understand the different parameters for spending ARPA funds. It will also include tips on how to most effectively work with other community members, potential partners, and the municipality to achieve desired outcomes. The final portion of the workshop will be an opportunity for idea-sharing and story swapping from local leaders across the state.
Below is a list of the Mendon seats that are up for election in March 2022.
Petitions and Consent of Candidate forms can be picked up at the Town Office or printed here:
Selectboard, 3-year term, currently held by Richard Wilcox
Moderator, 1-year term, currently held by Chris Corsones
Delinquent Tax Collector, 3-year term, currently held by Nancy Bridge Merrill
Constable, 2-year term, currently held by Phil Douglas
More information for candidates on local elections can be found here:
The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) included $350 billion in pandemic-related aid for state and local governments. Vermont will receive more than $1.25 billion of Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funding from ARPA. While the legislature and the governor will determine how more than $1 billion of that funding will be spent, Congress directed nearly $200 million of that funding directly to Vermont’s cities, towns, and villages. City councils and Selectboards will have discretion over how to spend their allocations. The State of Vermont will not be allowed to add any additional rules to the roughly $200 million distributed directly to municipalities.
Mendon will be receiving approximately $300,000.
The Mendon Selectboard is soliciting proposals and ideas from individuals and organizations and will be holding a Community Outreach Meeting on January 20, 2022 at 5:00pm at the Mendon Town Office.
Below is a list of the school board seats that are up for election in March 2022.
BUUSD (3 board seats)
Chittenden – 3 year term – Currently held by Robin Crossman
Mendon – 3 year term – Currently held by Jessica Quesnel
At-Large – 2 years remaining of a 3 year term – Currently held by Brenda Hummel
Selectboard Meetings in December will be Tuesday 12/7/21 at 8:30 am and Monday 12/13/21 at 5:30 pm. In addition, all regular meetings in January and February will start at 5:30 pm instead of 5 pm.
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our friend and colleague Mendon Zoning Administrator, Steve Cosgrove. Steve was a great asset to the town and will be missed by all. We will miss his quick wit and certainly his knowledge.
Monday, November 15, 2021