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 email@example.com.