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Draft of the proposed City Warning as of January 25 2023, to be voted on at the January 27, 2023 council meeting at noon in City Hall:


CITY MEETING WARNING FOR MARCH 7, 2023


The legal voters of the City of Montpelier, in City Meeting in Montpelier, in the County of Washington and the State of Vermont, are hereby warned to meet in the City Hall Auditorium, in said Montpelier, on the first Tuesday in March, March 7, 2023, at seven o'clock in the forenoon, and there and then to cast their ballot for the election of officers, matters that by law must be determined by ballot, and other matters as directed by the Council. The polls will be opened at 7:00 A.M. and shall be closed and the voting machine sealed at 7:00 P.M.


The legal voters of the City of Montpelier, in Special City Meeting in Montpelier, in the County of Washington and the State of Vermont, are hereby warned to meet in the City Hall Auditorium, in said Montpelier, on the first Tuesday in March, March 7, 2023, at seven o'clock in the forenoon, and there and then to cast their ballot for the election to fill the vacancy in the office of mayor of the City of Montpelier. The polls will be opened at 7:00 A.M. and shall be closed and the voting machine sealed at 7:00 P.M 

The legal voters of the Montpelier Roxbury School District are hereby warned of voting for all Australian ballot articles to be held on Tuesday, March 7, 2023. The legal voters of Montpelier may vote at Montpelier City Hall from 7:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. The legal voters of Roxbury may vote at the Roxbury Town Hall from 10:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. .


ARTICLE 1. To elect one Mayor for a term of 1 year, to complete a term of 2 years.


ARTICLE 2. To elect one Council member each from Districts one, two, and three for two-year terms as well as one Council member for District 2 for a 1 year term, to complete a term of 2 years, one commissioner for the Green Mount Cemetery for a term of 5 years, and one parks commissioner for a term of 5 years.


ARTICLE 3. To elect one School District Moderator, one School District Clerk and one School District Treasurer to serve from their election and qualification for one year or until the election and qualification of their successors. (Requested by the School Board)


ARTICLE 4. To elect three Montpelier School Directors, each for a three year term and one Montpelier School Director for one year remaining on a three year term. (Requested by the School Board) 


ARTICLE 5. Shall the City of Montpelier withdraw from the Central Vermont Public Safety Authority as per 24 VSA 901, Section 48.1.1 (Requested by the City Council)


ARTICLE 6. Shall the voters of the Central Vermont Public Safety Authority (“CVPSA”), pursuant to 24A V.S.A. Ch. 901, § 50(a)(2), vote to dissolve CVPSA consistent with the plan for dissolution adopted by the CVPSA Board. (Requested by the Central Vermont Public Safety Authority)


ARTICLE 7. Shall the voters appropriate the sum of $11,495,881 for the payment of debts and current expenses of the City for carrying out any of the purposes of the Charter, plus payment of all state and county taxes and obligations imposed upon the City by law to finance the fiscal year July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024? (Requested by the City Council) 


ARTICLE 8. Shall the voters of the school district adopt a budget of $28,608,500 which is the amount the school board has determined to be necessary for the ensuing fiscal year? It is estimated that this proposed budget, if approved, will result in education spending of $19,670.59 per equalized pupil. This projected spending per equalized pupil is 9.05% higher than spending for the current year. (Requested by the School Board)


ARTICLE 9. Shall the voters of the school district appropriate $270,000 necessary to supplement the Capital Reserve Fund in support of the District? (Requested by the School Board) 


ARTICLE 10. Shall the voters appropriate the sum of $4,080 as compensation to the Mayor for services for the fiscal year July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024? (Requested by the City Council) 


ARTICLE 11. Shall the voters appropriate the sum of $12,240 ($2,040 each) as compensation to the Council Members for their services for the fiscal year July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024? (Requested by the City Council) 


ARTICLE 12. Shall the voters appropriate the sum of $9,700 (Chair $1,500; Vice Chair $1,200; others $1,000 each) as compensation to the School Directors for their services for the ensuing fiscal year? (Requested by the School Board) 


ARTICLE 13. Shall the voters authorize the Board of School Directors to hold any audited fund balance as of June 30, 2023 in a reserve (assigned) fund to be expended under the control and direction of the Board of School Directors for the purpose of operating the school? (Requested by the School Board)


ARTICLE 14. Shall the voters amend the authorization provided to the City Council on March 1, 2022, to borrow a sum of money not to exceed $1,815,000 for highway, recreation park and building infrastructure improvements? Proceeds from bond funding may be used to finance the following amended improvements of various city infrastructure: renewable heating system and energy improvement projects at the Public Works Garage, streetlight, traffic light and intersection improvements, a retaining wall on Marvin Street, Confluence River Park and other highway infrastructure projects. The estimated cost of the improvements is $1,815,000.

(Requested by the City Council)


ARTICLE 15. Shall the voters amend the authorization provided to the City Council on March 1, 2022, to borrow a sum of money not to exceed $16,400,000 for various sewer treatment systems to upgrade the Water Resource Recovery Facility on Dog River Road? Said improvements are planned to improve the facility’s solids processing system and correct and eliminate the odor violation at the site. If amended, the bond would be issued for a term not to exceed 30 years.


ARTICLE 16. Shall the voters amend the authorization provided to the City Council on March 1, 2022, to borrow a sum of money not to exceed $7,200,000 for the reconstruction of East State Street? Work will include engineering and construction of a new water and sewer distribution system in the amount of approximately $3,200,000, and approximately $4,000,000 roadway, sidewalk and bicycle facility and other improvements. If amended, bonds for these capital items would be issued for a term of 30 years.


ARTICLE 17. Shall the voters authorize the City to levy a special assessment of $0.0515 per $100 of appraisal value on properties within Montpelier’s Designated Downtown not used entirely for residential purposes? The assessment shall be apportioned according to the listed value of such properties except that the assessment for any property also used for residential purposes shall be reduced by the proportion that heated residential floor space bears to heated floor space for such property. Funds raised by the assessment shall be used to improve the downtown streetscape and to market the downtown. (Requested by the City Council) 


ARTICLE 18. Shall the voters appropriate the sum of $411,774 to be used by the Kellogg-Hubbard Library for the fiscal year July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024? 


ARTICLE 19. Shall the City Voters authorize expenditures for Central Vermont Home Health & Hospice in the amount of $23,500?






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 Montpelier Board of Civil Authority meeting warning


In accordance with the City of Montpelier Charter, the Board of Civil Authority shall meet on January 30, 2023 at 5:15PM in the City Council Chambers at the Montpelier City Hall to determine the order candidates will appear on the Annual City Meeting ballot, review new registrations, approve a list of poll workers, re-authorize the City Clerk to begin tabulating ballots 30 days prior to the election, and other election procedures.

AGENDA OF THE MONTPELIER BOARD OF CIVIL AUTHORITY MEETING

January 30, 2023, 5:15 PM

City Council Chambers

I. Approve agenda

II. Formally receive list of new registrations

III. Draw lots to determine candidate order on the 2023 Annual City Meeting ballot

IV. Review and approve election procedures

V. Other business

VI. Adjourn

Attest, John Odum – Montpelier City Clerk


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