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Local Hazard Mitigation Plan Update Announcement

The Town of Starksboro is looking for the public’s assistance in identifying local hazards to aid in updating the Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP).

As mandated by the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000, all municipalities are required to complete a Local Hazard Mitigation Plan every 5 years to qualify for FEMA funding should a disaster occur. The plan aids in identifying threats and hazards such as flooding, winter storms, power failures, pandemics, cyber-attacks etc. and then determine mitigation efforts that can aid municipalities in reducing risk and recovery from natural, technological, and human-caused hazards.

The Town of Starksboro has begun the plan update process and is accepting input from Starksboro residents to help identify hazards that impact your community. Please contact Rebecca Elder at or 802-453-8117 with any input or questions.  The current Local Hazard Mitigation Plan can be found on the town website for reference

Nov. 2024

Winter Parking Ban Ordinance

The winter parking ban for the Town of Starksboro takes effect on November 1 and remains in effect until May 15 of each year.

During this time period, it is illegal to leave unattended vehicles on public streets/roads.

This ban is regardless of weather conditions.

No person shall park or leave an unattended vehicle of any type on any street, town road, alley, lane, park, or public grounds in the town of Starksboro from November 1 to May 15 each year.

First offense is a written warning to owner of vehicle or left on owners’ vehicle.

Second/final offense is the vehicle shall be towed at the owner’s expense.

Owners who have a disabled vehicle or visitor(s) having to park on the public street during the “Winter Parking Ban” are asked to contact the Town of Starksboro Road Foreman to request short-term approval. Owners who have not received prior approval from the Road Foreman may be subject to a “Winter Parking Ban” violation ticket and may have their vehicles towed at the owner’s expense.

In order to be consistent, the Town of Starksboro will issue warnings for first offenses (per calendar year) to motor vehicle owners leaving their vehicles on public streets and/or public parking lots during the period of the Winter Parking Ban, even though it might not be snowing. Subsequent violations (during a calendar year) can result in the issuance of additional Winter Parking Ban violation tickets and could result in the towing of the vehicle in violation at the owner’s expense.



NOTICE OF VACANCY | August 25, 2023

In accordance with 24 V.S.A. § 961(a), the Selectboard of the Town of Starksboro hereby gives notice of a vacancy created by the resignation of Nancy Boss in the office of Selectboard member effective August 22, 2023.

The Selectboard, pursuant to 24 V.S.A. § 963, will make an appointment to fill this vacancy at its regular meeting on Sept. 12 or 26. Letters of interest should be sent to the Town Administrator by Sept. 7, 2023 at 4:30 pm. 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 Town Administrator Rebecca Elder at or 802-453-8117.

Dated this 25th day of August, 2023.

Koran Cousino, Selectboard Chair
John Painter, Vice Chair
Eric Cota
Carin McCarthy



July 20, 2023

 In accordance with 24 V.S.A. § 4323, the Selectboard of the Town of Starksboro hereby gives notice of a vacancy created by resignation of Jeff Keeney and Alexsys Thompson in the office of Planning Commission member effective July 7, 2023.

The Selectboard, pursuant to 24 V.S.A. §4243, will make appointments to fill these vacancies. Letters of interest should be sent to the Town Administrator. The person appointed will serve until the next town election in March 2024.

Communication should be sent to or PO Box 91, Starksboro, VT 05487.

Dated this 20th day of July, 2023.

Koran Cousino, John Painter, Eric Cota, Nancy Boss, Carin McCarthy



Peggy Zeno - Minor subdivision - 12/14/2023 at 7pm at the Town Clerk's office