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WARNING

ANNUAL MEETING OF UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT #37

 

Notice to Voters:

 

Residents of Wheelock and Sheffield, who are not already on the voter checklist, may register to vote no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 17, 2016, at your respective Town Clerk's Office. Once you are on the voter checklist, you will be allowed to vote on Town matters starting with the School Annual Meeting.

 

If you miss the above deadline, Residents of Wheelock and Sheffield, who are not already on the voter checklist, may register to vote no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 24, 2016, at your respective Town Clerk's Office. Once you are on the voter checklist, you will be allowed to vote on Town matters starting with the Town Meeting.

 

Warning Notice:

The legal voters of Unified School District #37 are hereby notified and warned to meet at the Miller's Run School in Sheffield, Vermont, at 7:00 in the evening on Tuesday, February 23, 2016, to hold an Informational Meeting on Articles Two to Four (2 - 4). Voting for Articles Two to Four (2 - 4) will be by Australian Ballot at the Town Meeting where you are registered to vote on Tuesday, March 1, 2016. The Sheffield meeting will be held at the Miller's Run School in Sheffield, Vermont with the polls open between the hours of 9:00 A.M and 7:00 P.M. The Wheelock meeting will be held at the Wheelock Town Hall with the polls open between the hours of 10:00 A.M and 7:00 P.M. Registered voters may apply at the Sheffield Town Clerk's Office until 3:00 p.m. and the Wheelock Town Clerk's Office until 3:00 p.m. on the day before the election for an early voter ballot for Australian ballot issues.

 

The legal voters of Unified School District #37 are hereby duly warned and notified to meet in the Miller's Run School in Sheffield, Vermont on Tuesday, February 23, 2016, just prior to the informational meeting for the Australian Ballot articles to transact Article 1 and immediately following the informational meeting to transact Article 5 through Article 11 of the School Annual meeting business.

 

Article 1. To elect a Moderator.

 

Article 2. Shall the voters of the school district approve the school board to expend $3,862,319, which is the amount the school board has determined to be necessary for the ensuing fiscal year? It is estimated that this proposed budget, if approved, will result in education spending of $16,303per equalized pupil. This projected spending per equalized pupil is 1.06% higher than spending for the current year.

 

Article 3. Shall the voters of Unified School District #37 authorize the school directors to transfer to the Maintenance Reserve surplus funds from the year ending June 30, 2016, if any? (Australian Ballot)

 

Article 4. Shall the voters of the Unified School District #37 allow the board of school directors to transfer $20,000from the Tax Stabilization Fund to the Maintenance Reserve Fund for the future repair / replacement of the school roof? (Australian Ballot)

 

Article 5. To elect a Clerk.

 

Article 6. To elect a Treasurer.

 

Article 7. To fill all other offices which may be vacant.

 

Article 8. To hear and act upon reports of the District Officers and School Directors.

 

Article 9. Shall the voters of Unified School District # 37 authorize and empower the School Directors to borrow money in anticipation of receipts and to give a note or notes in the name of the District to secure payment thereof?

 

Article 10. To transact any other business appropriate to come before said meeting.

 

Article 11. To adjourn.

 

___________ Jill Faulkner, Chairperson

___________ Diane Nijensohn

___________ Leah Rexford

___________ A-ngela Ryan Williams

___________ Michelle Hill

___________ Brian Mahoney

 

Recorded Before Posting: Dated at Wheelock, County of Caledonia, State of Vermont, this 19th day of January, 2016.

ATTEST: Carol Rossi, Clerk

SAMPLE

 

UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT #37 – AUSTRALIAN BALLOT MARCH 1, 2016

 

ARTICLE 2. Shall the voters of the school distric approve the school board to expend $3,862,319, which is the amount the school board has determined to be necessary for the ensui  fisc I year? It is estimated that this proposed budget, if approved, will result in education spending of $16,303 per equalized pupil. This projected spending per equalized pupil is 1.06% higher than spending for the current year.

 

YES __ NO ___YES __ NO ___YES __ NO ___

 

ARTICLES 3. Shall the voters of Unified School District #37 authorize the school directors to transfer to the Maintenance Reserve surplus funds from the year ending June 30, 2016, if any?

 

YES __ NO ___

 

ARTICLES 4. Shall the voters of Unified School District #37 allow the school directors to transfer $20,000 from the Tax Stabilization Fund to the Maintenance Reserve Fund for the future repair/replacement of the school roof?

 

YES __ NO ___

To the Residents of the Town of Sheffield - Donations for Animals in Need!

 

The Town of Lyndon has publicly announced that the Lyndon Dog Pound is only for the benefit of Lyndon dogs and cats.  I would like to ask that you keep this in mind when making donations for the benefit of animals.   Donations, monies given to coin drops, articles of food, blankets, bedding all of these things donated to the Lyndon Dog Pound have NO BENEFIT toward helping Sheffield dogs and cats.  I would therefore ask the Town of Sheffield Residents to consider making any and all  donations for the benefit of stray and animals in need to Riverside Rescue in Lunenburg, Vermont.  Riverside Rescue does help with animals almost 100 percent of the time when they are asked for that help.   I would be happy to deliver any donated items to Riverside.


Sincerely, Candace Dane, Sheffield ACO

Contact Information: Riverside Rescue

236 Riverside Avenue

Lunenburg, VT 05906

802-892-5300

Small and large bags, required to be able to dispose of trash at the Sheffield/Wheelock Transfer Station, are available at the Town Clerk’s office for $1.00 and $2.00 each, respectively. The aforementioned bags are NOT required to dispose of recyclable materials. Only recyclable materials are to be taken to the recycling “shed”. Click here or use the link in the Links section to go to the page containing detailed information about the required Pay Per Throw.

Since the start of mandatory recycling and Pay Per Throw at the Transfer Station, the number of trash containers needed in a given period has been reduced from three to one. This translates to a savings for the residents of Sheffield and Wheelock. The more that is recycled, the less trash needs to be carted away and the more money is saved.

A link to a PDF file of Northeast Kingdom Waste Management District's recycling specifications and guidelines can be found here:

http://www.nekwmd.org/pdf/separation%20guidelines.pdf

Northeast Kingdom Council on Aging provides free Home Energy Visits for seniors.

The primary purpose of the home energy visit is to help seniors save energy and money.
Volunteer tasks include:
Install low-cost energy efficient products, such as compact fluorescent light bulbs and low-flow showerheads.
Identify energy saving opportunities in the home, such as opportunities for replacing inefficient appliances and home weatherization.
Provide seniors with resources and information to help them save more energy.
Each visit will last approximately 1-1 ½ hours.
The visit and all products are provided free-of-charge.

http://www.nekcouncil.org/

February

 

3rd  (Wednesday) – Selectboard meeting 6:00 P.M. at the Town Clerk’s Office.

10th (Wednesday) – Field Day Committee meeting at 7:00 P.M. at the Town Hall.

15th (Monday) – School Board meeting 6:00 P.M. at the Miller's Run School in the Art and Music Room.

17th (Wednesday) – Residents, who are not already on the voter checklist, may register to vote no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 17, 2016, at the Town Clerk's Office. Once you are on the voter checklist, you will be allowed to vote on Town matters starting with the School Annual Meeting.

23rd  (Tuesday) – The legal voters of Unified School District #37 are hereby notified and warned to meet at the Miller's Run School in Sheffield, Vermont, at 7:00 in the evening on Tuesday, February 23, 2016, to hold an Informational Meeting on Articles Two to Four (2 - 4). Voting for Articles Two to Four (2 - 4) will be by Australian Ballot at the Town Meeting where you are registered to vote on Tuesday, March 1, 2016.

24th (Wednesday) – Residents, who are not already on the voter checklist, may register to vote no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 24, 2016, at the Town Clerk's Office. Once you are on the voter checklist, you will be allowed to vote on Town matters starting with the Town Meeting.

March

 

1st (Tuesday) – Town Meeting Day at Miller's Run School starting at 9:00 A.M.

1st (Tuesday) – Presidential primary voting at Miller's Run School starting at 9:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.

2nd  (Wednesday) – Selectboard meeting 6:00 P.M. at the Town Clerk’s Office.

21st (Monday) – School Board meeting 6:00 P.M. at the Miller's Run School in the Art and Music Room.

 

April

6th  (Wednesday) – Selectboard meeting 6:00 P.M. at the Town Clerk’s Office.

13th (Wednesday) – Bulky Day at the Transfer Station.

16th (Saturday) – Bulky Day at the Transfer Station.

18th (Monday) – School Board meeting 6:00 P.M. at the Miller's Run School in the Art and Music Room.

       

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Vermont Government Portal Home Page

 

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"Listen Up! Vermont" is books, audiobooks, downloads and more from the Vermont Green Mountain Library Consortium

Area Agency on Aging

Rural Community Transportation (RCT)

Miller's Run School

 

Miller's Run School Board

Act 148 - Vermont's Universal Recycling Law

Northeast Kingdom Waste Management District (NEKWMD)

Fairbanks Museum

Find items relating to Sheffield, VT available at amazon.com

Sheffield at Wikipedia

"I Am Vermont Strong" License Plates

Sheffield's weather and forecast at:

 

AccuWeather

 

Weather Underground

Harman Clark’s Sheffield Past And Present Facebook page

Front Porch Forum

Galway Kinnell Links:

 

galwaykinnell.com

 

Wikipedia

 

poemhunter.com

 

Vermont Community Forum

 

Catamount Arts

Vermont Woodlands Association

information and workshops

Pay Per Throw

USDA Rural Development Programs

502 (Single Family Housing Direct Home Loans)

504 (Single Family Housing Repair Loans & Grants)

Mathewson State Forest (PDF Map)

 

Northeastern Vermont Development Association (NVDA)

Calendar of announcements, deadlines, events, etc. (on this page)

Sheffield government and contact information (on this page)

Information and facts about Sheffield (on this page)

Selectboard Meeting Agenda and Minutes

Planning Commission Meeting Agenda and Minutes

St. Johnsbury Regional Technical Education Advisory Board (Caledonia/Essex Technical Advisory Board)

Early/Absentee Voter Ballot request form (PDF)

Board of Auditors Meeting Agenda and Minutes

Budget and Town Report Meeting Agenda and Minutes

Cemetery Association Minutes Sheffield Historical Society 2015 Field Day Report 2015 Walk In The Woods 2014 Sheffield Town Report
ATV Exemption Request Snowmobile ATV Ordinance Vermont Veteran’s Home

Online Voter Registration (OLVR)

My Voter Page (MVP)

    United States Postal Service

U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders

U.S. Representative Peter Welch

State Senator Joe Benning

State Senator Jane Kitchel

State Representative Vicki Strong

State Representative Sam Young


Sheffield, located in the northwestern portion of Caledonia County in Vermont 's Northeast Kingdom (NEK), was chartered on October 25, 1793 and has an area of 32.62 square miles at a mean elevation of 907 feet above sea level (ASL).

Miller’s Run School ( 3249 VT Route 122, Sheffield , VT 05866 ) is administered by the Unified District 37 which is comprised of the towns of Sheffield and adjoining Wheelock and is open to pre-kindergarten to 8th grade students of both towns.

School Board meetings are held the third Monday of every month at 6:00 P.M. in the Art and Music Room at the Miller's Run School. See the links in the Links section.

Each Labor Day Sheffield holds its annual Field Day, with a parade and various activities, contests and events, to benefit the Sheffield-Wheelock Fire Department, Food Pantry, camp scholarships and other worthwhile causes.


Sheffield is the site of a 16 turbine commercial wind energy operation. The turbines are designed to generate 100,000 megawatt hours of energy, enough to power approximately 12,600 Vermont homes. The operators of the wind farm pay Sheffield $520,000 annually and some $250,000 to the State Education Fund from the operation of the wind farm.

Mathewson State Forest is a 795 acre forest located in Sheffield and the adjoining towns of Wheelock and Sutton. Mathewson State Forest offers opportunities for primitive camping, hiking and cold water fishing.

Every third Wednesday of the month, starting at 11:00 A.M., there is a free Community Lunch held at the Town Hall.

Sheffield is part of the Northeast Kingdom Waste Management District (NEKWMD). Sheffield and Wheelock jointly operate the Transfer Station where residents of both towns, after having obtained a valid permit sticker, can dispose of their household refuse and, more importantly, recyclable materials. The more that is recycled the less must be disposed of and the lower the cost to operate the Transfer Station and, ultimately, to the residents of Sheffield and Wheelock. The Transfer Station is open between the hours of 8 A.M. and 5 P.M. Wednesday and Saturday.

The Transfer Station is NOT for the disposal of commercial waste.


Bulky Days are those designated dates on which large and/or bulky items, such as bedding, furniture, etc., may be brought to the Transfer Station for disposal. As the cost to operate the Transfer Station is reflected in the taxes that the residents of Sheffield and Wheelock must pay, everything that helps reduce that cost is a direct savings to the taxpayers of the communities. To help minimize expenses and ensure that there is the right amount of container space for all items, it is requested that anyone who will be disposing of items at an upcoming Bulky Day contact the Transfer Station personnel as soon as possible at (802) 626-8117 between the hours of 8 A.M. and 5 P.M. on any Wednesday or Saturday and let the personnel there know, as accurately as possible, what items will be brought for disposal.

Town of Sheffield
37 Dane Road
PO Box 165
Sheffield , VT 05866

William St. Peter
Town Clerk, Treasurer and E911 Coordinator

Monday: 9 A.M. to 3 P.M.
Wednesday: 9 A.M. to 3 P.M. and 5 P.M. to 8 P.M.
Friday: 9 A.M. to 3 P.M.
See the Calendar of Announcements, Deadlines, Events, Etc. for exceptions.

Tel: 802-626-8862
Fax: 802-626-0424

townclerk@sheffieldvt.org

Board of Selectmen
Max Aldrich, Chairman
Charles Gilman
Walter Smith

selectboard@sheffieldvt.org

Listers
Ed Jewell
David Eliassen
William St. Peter
listers@sheffieldvt.org

Planning Commission
planning@sheffieldvt.org

Transfer Station
Wednesday and Saturday: 8 A.M. 5 P.M.
Tel: 802-626-8117

Sheffield Animal Control Officer
802 535-7109 Cell
802 626-8202 Home

Note that all documents, minutes, notices, statements, etc. appearing on this web site have been duly signed and/or witnessed, as appropriate, whether said original signature(s) appears or not. Contact Mr. William St. Peter, Sheffield Town Clerk at (802) 626-8862 (Tel) or (802) 626-0424 (Fax) or townclerk@sheffieldvt.org regarding access to the aforementioned documents, minutes, notices, statements, etc.

Disclaimer: The information posted here is accurate at the time of posting. As always, changes may occur and will be posted as soon as possible.

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