Photo courtesy of UVM Archives – Shrewsbury
Tuesday March 20, 2019
VTrans and Pike Industries to Address Area
On Status of Route 103, April 1 in Ludlow
Through the efforts of Logan Nicoll, the Rutland-Windsor-2 representative in the Vermont House, representatives of VTrans, the Agency of Transportation, along with key individuals from Pike Industries, will appear in the Heald Auditorium at Ludlow’s Town Hall, on Monday, April 1 from 6 to 8 PM, to discuss the status of Route 103.
The Route 103 paving project was left incomplete last year creating a number of driving problems. The key issues resulting from this, according to Nicoll, are: “Large sections that lack proper lane markings, new pavement becoming dislodged and peeling up in areas where the paving was completed with temperatures below recommended road construction levels, large sections of the project that were left scarified through the winter, and poorly designed line painting at intersections that lead to traffic inadvertently driving in the wrong lane, most notably at the intersection of Route 103 and Route 131”
Based on current projections, the Route 103 paving project will have to be completed during the coming paving season. It remains to be seen as to how much of the paving done last year will have to be removed.
According to Nicoll, VTrans will be represented by Wayne Symonds, Director and Chief Engineer of the Highway Department, and Jerry Reed, Construction Engineer. Other VTrans people may also participate. As of press time, it is not known who will represent Pike Industries. However, Nicoll was advised by VTrans that Pike will send senior management who have oversight of paving in Vermont.
Nicoll, who represents Ludlow, Mt Holly, and Shrewsbury in the Vermont House, stated that this will be “an opportunity for VTrans and Pike Industries to explain the paving project this past summer/fall and what their current plans are for this summer. There will be an explanation of the current situation to answer the most common questions I have heard from around our district with sometime after for public questions.”
The meeting is open to all interested persons. There will be a question period following the VTrans presentation. For information, call 802-228-7239.
RESULTS OF 2019 ANNUAL MEETING ELECTION
238 Votes Counted / 900 on Checklist = 26.7% Partcipation
To elect all town officers as required by law:
One Moderator 1-year term – Eldred French
One Selectboard Member 3-year term – Steven Nicholson
One Auditor 3-year term – Lee Wilson
One Lister 1-year term – Ronaele Bowers
One Lister 3-year term – Susan Kennedy
One Grand Juror 1-year term – Barry Griffith
One Town Agent 1-year term – Barry Griffith
One 1st Constable 1-year term – No one write-in with the requisite number of votes
One 2nd Constable 1 year term – No one write-in with the requisite number of votes
Cemetery Commissioner 2 year term – No one write-in with the requisite number of votes
One Cemetery Commissioner 3 year term – No one write-in with the requisite number of votes
One Mill River Unified School District Director 3 year term – Adrienne Raymond
Shall the Town approve a total general fund expenditure of $1,499,670, of which $501,505 shall be raised by taxes and $998,165 by non-property tax revenues and surplus funds?
YES – 192 No -45
Shall the Town raise, appropriate and expend $1,500 for the Town Office Reserve Fund?
YES – 204 No -34
Shall the Town raise, appropriate and expend $1,500 for the Town Garage Reserve Fund?
YES – 205 No -33
Shall the Town raise, appropriate and expend $1,000 for the Town Office Equipment Reserve Fund?
YES – 199 No -39
Shall the Town raise, appropriate and expend $50,000 for the Town Road Equipment Fund?
YES – 202 No -36
Shall the Town raise, appropriate and expend $1,000 for the Town Records Restoration Reserve Fund?
YES – 192 No -45
Shall the Town raise, appropriate and expend $35,000 for the Shrewsbury Volunteer Fire Department Equipment Reserve Fund?
YES – 195 No -43
Shall the Town raise, appropriate and expend $12,000 for the Shrewsbury Community Meeting House?
YES – 194 No -44
Shall the Town raise, appropriate and expend $35,000 for the Shrewsbury Volunteer Fire Department Operating Fund?
YES – 203 No -34
Shall the Town raise, appropriate and expend $7,500 for the Shrewsbury Library?
YES – 200 No -38
Shall the Town raise, appropriate and expend $2,500 for the Shrewsbury Historical Society?
YES – 189 No -49
Shall the Town raise, appropriate and expend $4,224 for dues to the Rutland Regional Ambulance Service?
YES – 211 No -27
Shall the Town raise, appropriate and expend $250 to help support the Rutland Natural Resources Conservation District?
YES – 184 No -53
Shall the Town raise, appropriate and expend the sum of $2,526 to help support the Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice?
YES – 205 No -32
Shall the Town raise, appropriate and expend $150 to help support the Green Up Vermont organization?
YES – 198 No -40
Shall the Town raise, appropriate and expend $130 to help support the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)?
YES – 195 No -38
Shall the Town raise, appropriate and expend $700 to help support the Southwestern Vermont Council on Aging?
YES – 187 No -45
Shall the Town raise, appropriate and expend $1,192 to help support Rutland Mental Health Services?
YES – 158 No -35
Shall the Town raise, appropriate and expend $150 to help support New Story (formally the Rutland County Women’s Network and Shelter)?
YES – 195 No -38
Shall the Town raise, appropriate and expend $600 to help support BROC-Community Action in Southwestern Vermont?
YES – 177 No -55
Shall the Town raise, appropriate and expend $400 to help support the Rutland County Parent-Child Center?
YES – 182 No -50
Shall the Town raise, appropriate and expend $500 to help support Vermont Adult Learning/Rutland County Basic Education?
YES – 176 No -55
Shall the Town raise, appropriate and expend $170 to help support the Vermont Center for Independent Living?
YES – 184 No -47
Shall the Town raise, appropriate and expend $150 to help support the Rutland County Humane Society?
YES – 193 No -39
Shall the Town raise, appropriate and expend $400 to help support the Child First Advocacy Center?
YES – 176 No -54
Shall the taxes be postmarked on or before, or in the hands of the Treasurer no later than 7:00 P.M., Friday,October 11, 2019
YES – 210 No -21
Whereas, the State of Vermont is making insufficient progress towards its stated goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from Vermont’s energy use by 85 – 95% renewable energy by 2050, shall the Town urge the State to set firm interim goals and move decisively to meet these, in a way that is clear and fair to all citizens?
YES – 152 No -78
Shall the Town establish a reserve fund designated for the purpose of holding funds raised by the Shrewsbury Conservation Commission?
YES – 171 No -59
MILL RIVER UNIFIED UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT
Article 4 = Yes 630 No 537
Article 5 = Yes 824 No 336
Article 6 = Yes 706 No 453
Article 7 = Yes 788 No 363
2019 Dog Licenses are now available.
$ 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
The CCC Road is NOW CLOSED for the season.
From the Black Swamp Road parking area to VT Rte. 100 in Plymouth. The Shrewsbury side will be kept open for recreational access.
Please drive carefully
Absentee Ballots can be requested On-Line at
by contacting the Town Clerk:
492-3511 / email@example.com
Vermont has enacted same day Voter Registration.
2018 TAX RATE
To be eligible for a life-long VT State Parks Passport, a person must be:
- A legal resident of Vermont and the municipality where the application is made,
- AND either
62 years of age or older, or
a veteran of the uniformed services
Use your Green Mountain Passport for:
- Admission to Vermont State Parks (overnight camping and other park fees are excluded)
- Vermont State Historic Sites
To receive a Green Mountain Passport card:
- Fill out an application at your local City or Town Clerk’s Office
Courtesy of Marilyn Dalick