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Click here for the signed copy of the Town Meeting Warning, which is also posted in Town along with information about voting: March 2024 Town of Halifax Annual Meeting Warning

The text below is provided for convenience:


March 5, 2024

The legal voters of the Town of Halifax, Vermont are hereby warned and notified to meet in the Halifax Elementary School Multipurpose Room, 246 Branch Road in said Town on Tuesday March 5, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. to transact the following business from the floor:

Article 1: To hear the reports of Town officers.

Article 2: Shall the Town collect taxes for the Town and the Halifax School District as follows: Taxes will be due on or before September 30, 2024 payable to the Town Treasurer by delivery to town hall postmarked on or before that date. Taxes will become delinquent after September 30, 2024 and payable with penalties and interest to the Collector of Delinquent Taxes.

Article 3: Shall the Town approve Selectboard and Highway expenditures of $2,432,019 of which $1,967,319 shall be raised by taxes and $464,700 by non-tax revenues to care for the expenses and liabilities of the Town for FY25.

Article 4: Shall the Town set the Treasurer’s budget for salary and collection of current taxes at $20,000 plus $4000 for expenses for FY25.

Article 5: Shall the Town rescind the reserve fund called the Grant Reserve Fund to be used for the purpose of grant management accordance with 24 V.S.A. § 2804 and deposit the remaining funds, $ 136,056.46, formerly the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) balance, into the general fund.

Article 6: Shall the Town appropriate $3000 to the Wings Community Programs’ programming providing after school and summer camps including academic and physical activity programs for students entering grade K-8 in accordance with 24 V.S.A. § 2691.

Article 7: Shall the Town appropriate a total of $20,574 to the following social service agencies, in accordance with 24 V.S.A. § 2691?

$250 American Red Cross Emergency & disaster


$200 Brattleboro Area Hospice Death & grief support
$500 Deerfield Valley Community Partnership Substance abuse prevention
$500 Deerfield Valley Food Pantry Hunger & food insecurity relief
$50 Green Up Vermont Roadside trash cleanup
$2000 Halifax Community Club Community service & events
$1000 Halifax Fire Company Fire & medical first response
$750 Healthcare and Rehabilitation Services (HCRS) Mental health services
$550 Senior Solutions (Council on Aging for Southern Vermont) Services for seniors
$790 Southeastern Vermont Community Action (SEVCA) Anti-poverty programs & services
$2184 Southern Vermont Economic Development Strategies (SeVEDS) Workforce & economic coordination services
$500 The Gathering Place Adult Day Program Elders & adults with disabilities programming
$1900 Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice of Vermont and New Hampshire, Inc Hospice & home health
$3000 Whitingham Fireman’s Association Emergency Medical Services
$5000 Whitingham Free Public Library Library services
$500 Windham County Disaster Animal Response Team (WinDART) Emergency animal sheltering
$700 Women’s Freedom Center Domestic violence survivors support
$200 Youth Services Restorative justice, prevention & intervention for youth


Article 8: Shall the town assess a one percent (1%) tax on rooms in accordance with 24 V.S.A. § 138(b).


The following articles will be voted by Australian ballot:

Article 1: To elect by Australian Ballot all Town Officers required by law to be elected at the Annual Town Meeting and to fill all vacancies.

OFFICE                                              TERM LENGTH         TERM EXPIRATION

Town Moderator                                             1 year                 Term expires 2025

Selectboard                                                    3 years               Term expires 2027

Selectboard                                                    2 years               Term expires 2026

Lister                                                               3 years              Term expires 2027

Auditor (to stagger years of election)             3 years               Term expires 2027

Auditor (to stagger years of election)             2 years               Term expires 2026

Auditor (to stagger years of election)             1 year                 Term expires 2025

(Normal auditor term is a 3-year position for all 3 seats)

Collector of Delinquent Taxes                        1 year                 Term expires 2025

Trustee of Public Funds                                  3 years              Term expires 2027

Cemetery Commissioner                                3 years               Term expires 2027

Halifax School Moderator                               1 year                 Term expires 2025

Halifax School Director                                  3 years                Term expires 2027

Trustee to the Whitingham Library                3 years                 Term expires 2027


Polls open from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM.

Dated this 2nd day of February, 2024








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