TOWN OF STARKSBORO
NOTICE OF VACANCY
September 5, 2019
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 Tony Porter in the office of Selectboard member effective September 4, 2019.
The Selectboard, pursuant to 24 V.S.A. § 963, will make an appointment to fill this vacancy at its meeting on October 1 or 15. Letters of interest should be sent to the Selectboard by 4:30 p.m. on September 17, 2019. 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.
Dated this 5th day of September, 2019.
Koran Cousino, Selectboard Chair