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On Saturday, October 5, community members from Starksboro, Bristol, Hinesburg, and many other towns came together to honor and thank our very own Tom Estey for his service to the Town of Starksboro as Road Foreman. His leadership and guidance has given the town so much and he will be greatly missed.

The town dedicated the Town Garage to Tom in recognition of his service.

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Town of Starksboro
Planning Commission
Notice of Public Hearing

The Starksboro Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on the proposed Zoning Unified Bylaw amendment beginning at 7:00 P.M. on October 17, 2019 at the Robinson Elementary School, Starksboro, Vermont. This public notice is given pursuant to 24 V.S.A. §4441(d) and 4444. The Starksboro Planning Commission has prepared amendments to Starksboro’s existing Land Use and Development Regulations. This amendment will affect every geographic area of Starksboro. Residents are hereby notified that these draft Bylaws will be discussed at this public hearing hosted by the Planning Commission. Property owners and residents of Starksboro can find a copy of the proposed Bylaws and list of proposed amendments below or by stopping by the Town office during regular business hours (M-Th 8:30-4:30)

Summary (report from the Planning Commission)

Proposed amendments

Complete Bylaws with redline changes

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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

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The Jerusalem Community Center Committee is conducting a Community Survey as part of its work to plan for replacement of Fire Department Station #2 and renovation of the Jerusalem Schoolhouse. The survey was mailed to all Starksboro households and may be completed on paper or online. All Starksboro residents are invited to submit a survey.

Here is the link to the online survey:


The survey submission deadline is July 31, 2019. Thanks to all for your participation.