Notice of Selectboard Vacancy
TOWN OF WHITINGHAM
NOTICE OF VACANCY
March 26, 2021
In accordance with 24 V.S.A. § 961(a), the Selectboard of the Town of Whitingham hereby gives notice of a vacancy created by resignation on the Selectboard effective March 24, 2021.
The Selectboard, pursuant to 24 V.S.A. § 963, will consider an appointment to fill the vacancy at its meeting on April 21, 2021. Interested persons should send a letter or email to the Selectboard by April 16, 2021 (see address information below). 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.
PERSON TO CONTACT
Additional information pertaining to this notice and its contents may be obtained by contacting Almira Aekus, Town Clerk, (802) 368-7887 during normal office hours.
Dated this 26th day of March 2021.
Scott M. Reed, Selectboard Chair
Letters of interest should be mailed to:
PO Box 529
Jacksonville, VT 05342
Or via email to: email@example.com