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The Town of Starksboro is seeking a part-time Zoning Administrator. Duties to include: implementation of land-use regulations; administering zoning permits; enforcement actions for non-compliance with land-use regulations; and assistance to the public, Planning Commission, and Development Review Board, including taking minutes at meetings. Position will also help the Selectboard and Town Clerk with planning and land-use related issues. Interested candidate must be available for evening meetings and daytime work at town office; estimated 24 hours per week.

Salary will depend on qualifications and experience.

To apply, please send completed application form, cover letter, and resume to
Town of Starksboro. P.O. Box 91, Starksboro, VT 05487 or via email to

Applications preferred by November 13. Position open until filled.

The Town of Starksboro is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Zoning Administrator Job description

Application form

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In accordance with 24 V.S.A. § 961(a), the Selectboard of the Town of Starksboro hereby gives notice of a vacancy created by resignation of Greg Hahr in the office of Selectboard member effective September 15, 2020.

The Selectboard, pursuant to 24 V.S.A. § 963, will make an appointment to fill this vacancy at its meeting on October 20 or November 10. Letters of interest should be sent to the Selectboard by 4:30 p.m. on October 16, 2020. The person appointed will serve until a town election is had.

CITIZENS’ RIGHT TO PETITION FOR VOTE: Titles 17 V.S.A. § 2643 and 24 V.S.A. § 963 grant citizens the right to petition for a vote to replace the Selectboard’s appointee at a special town meeting. If a special town meeting is called, the newly-elected town officer will remain in office for the balance of the unexpired term. If a special town meeting is not called, the Selectboard’s appointee will remain in office until the next annual town meeting.

To exercise this right, citizens must present a petition calling for an election for this office signed by five percent of the legal voters of the Town to the Town Clerk prior to the next annual Town Meeting.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION pertaining to this notice and its contents may be obtained by contacting Rebecca Elder, Selectboard Assistant, during normal office hours at

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Town of Starksboro

Tax Grievance Day – June 23, 2020

At the Starksboro Town Office from 9AM to 5PM.

***Please call the office to make an appointment. 453-2639 *****

A Grievance is stating the value of one’s property is not in alignment with the Real Estate Fair Market Value. A Grievance cannot be done based on property taxes associated with the property. The Value of the property is what can be grieved on.

Any and all grievances are being done by written statements only. No face to face meetings. 

All correspondences must be sent in by June 23 – please provide fact based information that is relevant to the value of your property. Pictures are also encouraged.

Please provide a phone number where you can be reached during your allotted grievance time in case the Listers need to speak with you.

Norman Cota, Charles Webber, Larry Shepard


In you have any questions, please call 453-2639 or email


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The Town of Starksboro currently has the following positions open. If you are interested in municipal government and would enjoy serving your community, please consider these opportunities:

Development Review Board – 3-year terms – 3 positions are up for appointment this year. One board member is stepping down.
The DRB is a quasi-judicial board that reviews applications for land use and development.

Addison County Regional Planning delegates:
Solid Waste District rep – 1 position open
Regional Planning rep – 1 position open
Transportation Advisory rep – 2 positions open

> If you would like to learn more about any of these positions, please contact Rebecca Elder.

> To express your interest, please contact a member of the Selectboard or Rebecca Elder.
Phone: 453-2768 (leave a message)

Thank you for considering service to your local community!

* The board will be making appointments at their next meeting on June 16. Letters of interest should be received no later than Thursday, June 11. *

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Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the Vermont Tax Department has extended the deadline for filing personal income taxes until July 15, 2020. The State is, however, recommending property owners file their Homestead Declaration Filing by the April 15, 2020 deadline to be sure they get their tax benefit on their 2020 property tax bill. A delay in filing your Homestead Declaration will delay your tax benefits if you are eligible for one, and it will result in your property tax bills needing to be adjusted at a later date. To file your Homestead Declaration, go to:

You will find the information required to complete the form on your 2019 property tax bill.

Additional information:
There will be no late filing penalty assessed until after July 15.