Photo Courtesy of Jerry Monkman, EcoPhotography
Tuesday March 7, 2017
Results of the Shrewsbury Annual Town Meeting Election
242 Ballots Cast
27.8% of Registered Voters
To elect all town officers as required by law:
One Moderator 1-year term Eldred French (Write-In)
One Selectboard Member 3-year term Bert Potter
One Auditor 1 year of 3 year term Christina Clarke (Write -In / Declined to Serve)
One Auditor 3-year term Richard Biziak
One Lister 1 year of 3 year term No Write -In with Requisite Number of Votes
One Lister 3-year term Sharon Winnicki
One Grand Juror 1-year term Barry Griffith
One Town Agent 1-year term Barry Griffith
One 1st Constable 1-year term Matthew Danaher
One 2nd Constable 1-year term Betsy Jesser
One Cemetery Commissioner 3-year term Larry Carrara (Write-In)
2-Shall the Town approve a total general fund expenditure of $1,127,482, of which $699,102 shall be raised by taxes and $391,686 by non-tax revenues and surplus funds?
YES 198 NO 41
3-Shall the Town raise, appropriate and expend $1,500 for the Town Office Reserve Fund?
YES 193 NO 46
4-Shall the Town raise, appropriate and expend $1,500 for the Town Garage Reserve Fund?
YES 200 NO 40
5-Shall the Town raise, appropriate and expend $1,000 for the Town Office Equipment Reserve Fund?
YES 196 NO 44
6-Shall the Town raise, appropriate and expend $50,000 for the Town Road Equipment Fund?
YES 209 NO 31
7-Shall the Town raise, appropriate and expend $1,000 for the Town Records Restoration Reserve Fund?
YES 192 NO 46
8-Shall the Town raise, appropriate and expend $35,000 for the Shrewsbury Volunteer Fire Department Equipment Reserve Fund?
YES 196 NO 44
9-Shall the Town raise, appropriate and expend $12,000 for the Shrewsbury Community Meeting House?
YES 200 NO 41
10-Shall the Town raise, appropriate and expend $35,000 for the Shrewsbury Volunteer Fire Department Operating Fund?
YES 208 NO 32
11-Shall the Town raise, appropriate and expend $7,500 for the Shrewsbury Library?
YES 193 NO 49
12-Shall the Town raise, appropriate and expend $2,500 for the Shrewsbury Historical Society?
YES 178 NO 61
13-Shall the Town raise, appropriate and expend $4,224 for dues to the Rutland Regional Ambulance Service?
YES 212 NO 27
14-Shall the Town raise, appropriate and expend $250 to help support the Rutland Natural Resources Conservation District?
YES 171 NO 68
15-Shall the Town raise, appropriate and expend the sum of $2,526 to help support the Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice?
YES 212 NO 27
16-Shall the Town raise, appropriate and expend $150 to help support the Green Up Vermont organization?
YES 193 NO 43
17-Shall the Town raise, appropriate and expend $130 to help support the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)?
YES 198 NO 40
18-Shall the Town raise, appropriate and expend $700 to help support the Southwestern Vermont Council on Aging?
YES 188 NO 48
19-Shall the Town raise, appropriate and expend $1,192 to help support Rutland Mental Health Services?
YES 183 NO 52
20-Shall the Town raise, appropriate and expend $150 to help support the Rutland County Women’s Network and Shelter?
YES 196 NO 41
21-Shall the Town raise, appropriate and expend $600 to help support BROC-Community Action in Southwestern Vermont?
YES 168 NO 67
22-Shall the Town raise, appropriate and expend $500 to help support the Rutland County Parent-Child Center?
YES 177 NO 58
23-Shall the Town raise, appropriate and expend $500 to help support Vermont Adult Learning/Rutland County Basic Education?
YES 175 NO 63
24-Shall the Town raise, appropriate and expend $170 to help support the Vermont Center for Independent Living?
YES 177 NO 60
25-Shall the Town raise, appropriate and expend $150 to help support the Rutland County Human Society
YES 199 NO 39
26-Shall the Town raise, appropriate and expend $400 to help support the Child First Advocacy Center?
YES 164 NO 70
27 Shall the voters vote to exempt from property taxes for a period of five years the properties (fire stations) owned by the Shrewsbury Volunteer Fire Department, which are located at 23 Shunpike Road and 9800 Cold River Road, and which are used by said Fire Department exclusively for the purposes of said organization?
YES 211 NO 28
28 Shall the taxes be postmarked on or before, or in the hands of the Treasurer no later than 8:00 P.M., Friday, October 6, 2017
YES 224 NO 13
Mill River Unified Union School District Results
Article 5 – budget
Article 6 – sinking fund and 50K
Article 7 – unanticipated surplus to sinking fund
Absentee Ballots can be requested On-Line at
by contacting the Town Clerk:
492-3511 / email@example.com
For 2017 Vermont has enacted same day Voter Registration.
The Shrewsbury Selectboard and Road Commissioner remind all Shrewsbury residents:
23 V.S.A. § 1126a. Depositing snow onto or across certain highways prohibited
(a) No person, other than an employee in the performance of his or her official duties or other person authorized by the agency of transportation (in the case of state highways) or Selectboard (in the case of town highways), shall plow or otherwise deposit snow onto the traveled way, shoulder or sidewalk of a state highway or a class 1, 2, or 3 town highway.
(b) Nothing in this section should be construed to be in derogation of any municipal ordinance regulating the deposit of snow within the limits of town highways. (Added 1997, No. 150 (Adj. Sess.), § 17.)
Please slow down when the plows are out.
2017 Dog Licenses will be available the first week in January
$ 9.00 for spayed or neutered
$ 13.00 for intact
Late fees are assessed after April 1st
Current rabies certificate is required.
You can obtain a License by mail as long as there is a current rabies certificate on file.
This is a reminder that it is a State Law: 20 V.S.A. § 3581 A person who is the owner of a dog or wolf-hybrid more than six months old shall annually on or before April 1 cause it to be registered, numbered, described, and licensed on a form approved by the secretary for one year from that day in the office of the clerk of the municipality wherein the dog or wolf-hybrid is kept
CCC Road will be Closed
at the Black Swamp Road parking area
No through traffic from Black Swamp Road to VT. Rte. 100 in Plymouth
It should also be noted that the road is not maintained in winter conditions and therefore anyone traveling that road, at any time, will need to use their judgement as to safe conditions for travel, regardless of the status of the gates.
Courtesy of Marilyn Dalick
NOTICE OF ADOPTION OF
SHREWSBURY DOGS AND WOLF-HYBRIDS ORDINANCE