Appointments to Town Positions

The select board has made a number of appointments to fill vacant/expiring terms for various town positions.  You can find the directory of town officials under the “Town Info” tab on the Monkton web site home page, or try the following link:
Directory of Town Officials

(The file is in Microsoft Excel format, but other programs should be able to open it)

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Select Board Agenda, Monday Apr. 14, 2014

MONKTON SELECTBOARD MEETING
MONKTON TOWN HALL
AGENDA
DATE: April 14, 2014

1)    CALL TO ORDER: 7:00 PM

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Results of the Doyle Poll

The following are the results from the Doyle Poll that was taken on town meeting day.

• Prohibit drivers from using cell phones: Yes 74 percent; no 19 percent; unsure 7 percent.

• Legalize marijuana: Yes 44 percent; no 44 percent; unsure 12 percent.

• Should wind turbines be built on ridge lines: Yes 47 percent; no 33 percent; unsure 10 percent.

• Increase minimum wage: Yes 71 percent; no 20 percent; unsure 9 percent.

• Concerned about use of opiates: Yes 89 percent; no 5 percent; unsure 6 percent.

• Reduce prison population through alternatives for non-violent offenders: Yes 72 percent; no 16 percent; unsure 12 percent.

• Should genetically modified food be labeled: Yes 76 percent; no 15 percent; unsure 9 percent.

• Is Vermont affordable: Yes 26 percent; no 59 percent, unsure 15 percent.

• Is statewide cell and broadband service important: Yes 87 percent; no 5 percent; unsure 8 percent.

• Is natural gas an important part of Vermont’s economy: Yes 54 percent, no 21 percent; unsure 25 percent.

• Should Vermont create a state bank: Yes 23 percent; no 38 percent; unsure 39 percent.

• Is Vermont moving in right direction on health care: Yes 41 percent; no 37 percent; unsure 22 percent.

• Are rising education costs unsustainable: Yes 68 percent; no 18 percent; unsure 14 percent.

• Does the federal government collect too much information on us: Yes 69 percent; no 17 percent; unsure 14 percent.

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Select Board Agenda, Monday Mar. 24, 2014

MONKTON SELECTBOARD MEETING
MONKTON TOWN HALL
AGENDA
DATE: March 24, 2014

1)    CALL TO ORDER: 7:00 PM

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List of Town officials to be appointed by the Selectboard

The Monkton Selectboard will make appointments/reappointments
to the following positions at their next meeting to be held on
March 24, 2014.   Anyone interested in applying for one of these
positions should contact the Selectboard on or before March 24th
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Monkton Volunteer Fire Department Annual Spring Breakfast

The MVFD is holding its annual Spring Breakfast on Sunday April 6th from 8 to 11 a.m. at the fire station.  The menu will consist of egg casserole, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, plain and blueberry pancakes with pure maple syrup, juices, milk, coffee, tea, doughnuts and cookies.   Come to enjoy good food and good conversation with family, friends and neighbors.   For more information, contact Charlie Huizenga Sr. at 877-2888.

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Save Our Salamanders Monkton

SOS – We Need Your Help to Save our Salamanders and Wildlife Habitat

Charlotte, VT – The Town of Monkton, Lewis Creek Association and other partners are excited to announce the launch of this spring one-time  social media campaign on Indiegogo to raise $45,000  by the end of April for the installation of two Wildlife Crossing Structures in Monkton, Vermont.   Other team partners include the Vermont Agency of Transportation, Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife, University of Vermont’s Gund Institute of Ecological Economics, Middlebury Area Land Trust, Trans Wild Alliance, Defenders of Wildlife, The Vermont Reptile and Amphibian Atlas and Peregrine Productions.

For more info, download the press release:

LCA Press Release 3-5-14 Monkton Wildlife Crossing version 1

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Select Board Agenda, Monday Mar. 10, 2014

MONKTON SELECTBOARD MEETING
MONKTON TOWN HALL
AGENDA
DATE: March 10, 2014

1)    CALL TO ORDER: 7:00 PM

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2014 Monkton Annual Town Meeting Results

The results of the 2014 Annual Town Meeting are available in PDF form here or in this post below Continue reading

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First Annual Monkton Town Fair Sunday 11-2 at MCS

Just wanted to give an update on the participants. The following groups will be there:

Selectboard
Planning Commission
Agriculture and Natural Areas Committee (ANAC)
Recreation Committee
Monkton Museum and Historical Society
Monkton Volunteer Fire Department

This is an opportunity for town residents to meet their boards and elected officials in person and provide a forum to discuss issues which affect us all.

Monkton residents are invited to gather at the Monkton Central School on Sunday March 2nd from 11 a.m to 2 p.m. This is an opportunity for citizens to meet directly with members of various boards and committees to discuss issues and offer solutions for our town.
The Town Fair is scheduled just before Town Meeting to allow community members who are unable to attend Town Meeting a chance to have input into the proceedings – and to allow the boards and committees to hear what is on the minds of those that can’t attend Town Meeting.

Admission is at least one positive idea for Monkton written on a 3×5 card. There will be blank cards at the door and a ‘ballot’ box to drop them into.

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