Notice of Vacancy
TOWN OF WHITINGHAM
NOTICE OF VACANCY
March 1, 2019
In accordance with 24 V.S.A. § 961(a), the Selectboard of the Town of Whitingham hereby gives notice of two vacancies created by resignation in the office of Selectboard effective February 13 and 27, 2019.
One vacancy will be filled by Australian Ballot on March 5, 2019. The Selectboard, pursuant to 24 V.S.A. § 963, will consider an appointment to fill the second vacancy at its meeting on March 13, 2019. The person appointed will serve until a town electiion 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.
PERSON TO CONTACT
Additional information pertaining to this notice and its contents may be obtained by contacting Gig Zboray, Selectboard Office Administrator, (802) 368-7500 during normal office hours.
Dated this 1st day of March 2019
Keith Bronson, Selectboard Chair