Joint Public Statement From ANESU Bargaining Council and ANEDA Bargaining Groups

Joint Public Statement From ANESU Bargaining Council and ANEDA Bargaining Groups

The Board Bargaining Council and the ANEDA Bargaining Group came to a tentative agreement
for a contract to encompass July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2019.
Both parties will be meeting for their ratification votes this week.
Details will be released to the public jointly after ratification.

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Selectboard Agenda for Monday June 26, 2017

MONKTON SELECTBOARD MEETING
MONKTON TOWN HALL
AGENDA
DATE: Monday June 26, 2017

  • CALL TO ORDER: 7:00 PM
  • ATTENDANCE
  • ANNOUNCEMENTS
  • REGULAR BUSINESS:  7:10 – 7:30
    • APPROVE MINUTES
    • REVIEW AND APPROVE CHECK WARRANTS
    • REVIEW AND APPROVE OVERWEIGHT PERMITS, ETC.
    • PUBLIC COMMENT (Guests)  – 15 minutes
  • NEW BUSINESS:
    • MONKTON FARMERS MARKET SIGNAGE – 10 min.
    • BUDGET STATUS REPORT – 20 min.
  • OLD BUSINESS:.
    • APPOINTMENTS – 10 min.
    • ANIMAL CONTROL ORDINANCE DRAFT – 20 min
    • FIRE STATION ADDITION STATUS – 10 minutes 
  • OTHER BUSINESS:
    • DETERMINE TIME/DATE OF NEXT MEETING
  • ADJOURNMENT

 

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2017 Pond Brook Ecological Report and Species Guide

Pond Brook Ecological Inventory

During the summer of 2016, UVM biology graduate student Lyra Brennan conducted a focused study of the Pond Brook Watershed.  An Ecological Inventory and Assessment of the Pond Brook Region in Monkton, Vermont is a rich source of information including detailed descriptions of plants, animals, geology, and hydrology of the watershed.

Pond Brook Key Species Guide

During the summer of 2016 UVM biology graduate student Lyra Brennan conducted a focused study of the natural history aspects of the Pond Brook Watershed. One result of her work was the production of a “Key Species Guide” complete with photographs and explanatory text that addresses key plant species that call the Pond Brook Watershed home. The Agricultural and Natural Areas Committee (ANAC) helped to sponsor Lyra’s work and the committee plans to make hard copies of the guide available in the Town Library

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Selectboard agenda for Monday June 12, 2017

MONKTON SELECTBOARD MEETING
MONKTON TOWN HALL
AGENDA
DATE: Monday June 12, 2017

  • CALL TO ORDER: 7:00 PM
  • ATTENDANCE
  • ANNOUNCEMENTS
  • REGULAR BUSINESS:  7:10 – 7:30
    • APPROVE MINUTES
    • REVIEW AND APPROVE CHECK WARRANTS
    • REVIEW AND APPROVE OVERWEIGHT PERMITS, ETC.
    • PUBLIC COMMENT (Guests)  – 15 minutes Continue reading
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Reappraisal Frequently Asked Questions

Reappraisal FAQ

The following are examples of frequently asked questions (FAQ) that we typically answer for property owners after the completion of a reappraisal.

1). My assessment changed substantially. Does that mean my taxes will increase/decrease by the same amount?

No. Even if your assessment doubled that does not mean your taxes would double.
Remember the total grand list has changed as well. The budget was passed at town meeting, and the amount of taxes to be raised is set. The tax rate will adjust as a result of the reappraisal. The education tax rate is set by the State sometime in July. Your individual taxes may be adjusted depending on your income level if you are eligible for a Homestead deduction. Continue reading

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MCS Board of Directors meeting 5/23 6:15 @ Mt. Abe

The MCS School Board of Directors will meet at 6:15 on 5/23 @Mt. Abraham Union High School in the large cafeteria.  The Executive Committee will meet @ 5:30, the consolidated ANESD Board will meet @ 7pm.  Here are links to the agendas:

Executive Committee 5:30pm: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2q3e2kwbfgZQlhSNVh2Y0xIOFE/view

MCS Meeting 6:15pm:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2q3e2kwbfgZa3cta0p0aVd6ZWc/view

ANESD Meeting 7pm:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2q3e2kwbfgZT3B1S0hLVjJXSGs/view

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Selectboard Agenda for Monday May 22, 2017

MONKTON SELECTBOARD MEETING

MONKTON TOWN HALL
AGENDA
DATE: Monday May 22, 2017

  • CALL TO ORDER: 7:00 PM
  • ATTENDANCE
  • ANNOUNCEMENTS
  • REGULAR BUSINESS:  7:10 – 7:30
    • APPROVE MINUTES
    • REVIEW AND APPROVE CHECK WARRANTS
    • REVIEW AND APPROVE OVERWEIGHT PERMITS, ETC.
    • PUBLIC COMMENT (Guests)  – 15 minutes
  • NEW BUSINESS:
    • ANIMAL CONTROL ORDINACE DRAFT -  10 min.
    • CURB CUT – ROTAX ROAD – 10 min
    • REPRESENTATIVES TO MEET WITH DRB/ZA/PLANNING COMMISSION – 5 min
  • OLD BUSINESS:.
  • FIRE STATION ADDITION STATUS – 10 minutes
  • APPOINTMENTS TO COMMITTEES – 10 min.
  • STORAGE TRAILERS
  • OTHER BUSINESS:
    • DETERMINE TIME/DATE OF NEXT MEETING
  • ADJOURNMENT

 

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Municipal Building Committee

The Municipal Building Committee has met for the first time on April 26th and will meet again on May 24th at Town Hall at 7:00.  Minutes of the previous meeting can be found at here (on this website/Boards and Committees/Municipal Building Committee).  We hope to compile information as we get it on this Municipal Building Committee page.

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Notice of Change of Appraisal

NOTICE

APPRAISAL PROCESS

Official Change of Appraisal Notice

Will Be Mailed Out Soon

NEMRC has completed an update of all real property values in Monkton as of April 1, 2017.  Over the past two years we have reviewed the properties and entered the information into a computer assisted mass appraisal (CAMA) system. Many changes in property values have occurred since the previous reappraisal, and many properties have undergone substantial physical changes.  Values are based on sales over the past three years.  Previous assessments are statutorily required for reporting, but have no bearing on the current assessments.  Current Use values and Veterans exemptions are not included in the listings.

The tax rate will be set after the completion of formal hearings and after the State finalizes the statewide rates.  Do not equate a change in assessment with a change in tax amounts.

Every effort has been made to equitably assess property in Monkton.  Please compare your property with similar properties, and with properties that have sold over the past three years.

If property owners have questions or issues with their updated appraisal, the following two step process is available.

Hearing Process:

Informal hearings with NEMRC and the Listers will be held at the Monkton Town Hall.

 May 24 & 25, 2017 9 a.m. – 12 noon; 1p.m. – 5p.m.

 Please call the Monkton Town Clerk at 802-453-3800 for an appointment.

Formal grievance hearings pursuant to 32 V.S.A. Section 4111(g) (see below) with the Board of Listers will be held at the Monkton Town Hall.

 May 31 & June 1, 2017 9 a.m. – 12 noon; 1p.m. – 5p.m.

Hearings will be by appointment only and will last 15 minutes.  Be prepared to present relevant evidence regarding the appeal.  All appeals must be in writing.  Please call the Monkton Town Clerk at 802-453-3800 for an appointment.  Letters must be received and appointments made on, or before May 31st.

Title 32, Vermont Statutes Annotated, Section 4111(g)

“A person who feels aggrieved by the action of the Listers and desires to be heard by them, shall, on or before the day of the grievances meeting, file with them his objections in writing and may appear at such grievance meetings in person or by his agents or attorneys.  Upon hearing of such grievances the parties thereto may submit such documentary or sworn evidence as shall be pertinent thereto.”

” This post is made for informational purposes only.  It is posted for the convenience of the residents of the Town of Monkton – the official Town of Monkton website can be accessed at www.monktonvt.com”

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Selectboard Agenda for Monday May 8, 2017

MONKTON SELECTBOARD MEETING
MONKTON TOWN HALL
AGENDA
DATE: Monday May 8, 2017

  • CALL TO ORDER: 7:00 PM
  • ATTENDANCE
  • ANNOUNCEMENTS
    • ADDISON CO. TRANSPORTATION SUMMIT THURS MAY 11.
  • REGULAR BUSINESS:  7:10 – 7:30
    • APPROVE MINUTES
    • REVIEW AND APPROVE CHECK WARRANTS
    • REVIEW AND APPROVE OVERWEIGHT PERMITS, ETC.
    • PUBLIC COMMENT (Guests)  – 15 minutes Continue reading
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