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WARNING
    The legal voters of the Town of Grand Isle, Vermont, are hereby notified and warned to meet at the Town Offices at 9 Hyde Road in the Town of Grand Isle on Tuesday, November 17, 2015, between the hours of seven o’clock (7:00) in the forenoon (a.m.), at which time the polls will open, and seven o’clock (7:00) in the evening (p.m.), at which time the polls will close, to vote by Australian ballot upon the following Article of business:

 

ARTICLE I:

“Shall general obligation bonds of the Town of Grand Isle in an amount not to exceed One Hundred Thirteen Thousand Dollars ($113,000), subject to reduction from the receipt of grants-in-aid, be issued for the purpose of financing the acquisition of a parcel of land consisting of approximately 4.88 acres, located off Hyde Road and known as the Poratti Property?”

The legal voters of the Town of Grand Isle are further notified that voter qualification, registration and absentee voting relative to said special meeting shall be as provided in 24 V.S.A. §1303 and Chapters 43, 51 and 55 of Title 17, Vermont Statutes Annotated.

 

The legal voters of the Town of Grand Isle are further notified that two informational meetings will be held at the Grand Isle School at 224 U.S. Route 2 in the Town of Grand Isle one on Saturday, November 7th, at one o’clock (1:00) in the evening (p.m.), and the second on Tuesday, November 10th, at seven o’clock (7:00) in the evening for the purpose of explaining the proposed ballot item and the financing thereof.

 

Adopted and approved at a regular meeting of the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Grand Isle duly called, noticed and held on October 12, 2015. Received for record and recorded in the records of the Town of Grand Isle on October 17, 2015.

 

ATTEST:                                                                    BOARD OF SELECTMEN

 

Melissa A. Boutin, Town Clerk                                          Adam White, Chair

Mark Cobb, Vice Chair

Anna Marie DeMars

John Lawrence

Bill Baron

 

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Grand Isle Residents,

We on the Selectboard would like to give an update regarding questions and concerns that have arisen regarding the condition of the town’s municipal buildings and the future of the fire station project. As many of you already know the Gordon Site location was unable to come to fruition due to budget issues. While the building was scaled back drastically, site improvements and building costs put the project hundreds of thousands of dollars over budget. The next location was the Gravel Pit sit. Unfortunately, this location consists of wetlands that were filled in years ago. The mitigation aspect of this matter is still ongoing with engineers and the Agency of Natural Resources to solve the issue.  Therefore, this building site is also unsuitable.

The Selectboard has been looking at other locations for municipal buildings to be constructed in order to ensure room for the town to grow into the future, while keeping its building’s centrally located. The decision is to pursue the Poratti Property.( formerly known as the Poquette property) This parcel of land is the roughly 4.8 acres that surrounds the area the town currently occupies with its town office, fire station and garage. The Town has entered into a $5,000 non-refundable option agreement of this parcel which guarantees the land will not be sold for 1 year to any other buyer except the Town of Grand Isle. In this time the Town has full access to the land to do site surveys and architectural design work. The goal is to have a design in place and present the option to purchase this land for $109,900 to the voters in November. The plan currently is to phase in buildings over time with the fire station being the first constructed on the property. The intent is to open up discussion with the town’s various departments and boards as well as the community to better assess our needs as a community. The goal is for the Town of Grand Isle’s buildings to serve the needs of the town today and into the future. While keeping expectations realistic, practical, and cost-effective

This project is one that will be heavily researched to ensure all questions have an answer and that the process is open for all community members to participate in and be informed of during the entire process. The project will work in close collaboration with the Planning Commission’s Capital Budget Plan to ensure all funding for these projects are spread out.

The Grand Isle Selectboard meets the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month at 7pm at the Town Office. Our next meeting is July 20th.

Sincerely,

The Grand Isle Selectboard

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LISTERS ANNOUNCE FILING OF THE
GRAND LIST AND GRIEVANCE HEARINGS

Pursuant to Title 32, Vermont Statutes Annotated, Section 4111(g),
“A person who feels aggrieved by the action of the Listers and desires to be heard by them, shall, on or before the day of the grievance meeting, file with them his/her objections in writing and may appear at such grievance meeting in person or by his/her agent or attorney. Upon the hearing of such grievance the parties thereto may submit such documentary or sworn evidence as shall be pertinent thereto.”

The Grand Isle Listers will hold Grievance Hearings on the 2015-2016 Grand List starting on June 22nd, by appointment only, starting a 9:00 am. A letter of grievance must be submitted to the Listers Office by June 18, 2015.

Please contact the Lister’s Office to schedule an appointment (802-372-5233) or grandilselisters@gmail.com.