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City Meeting Warning

City Warning March 5, 2024





The legal voters of the City of Montpelier, in City Meeting in Montpelier, in the County of Washington and the State of Vermont, are hereby warned to meet in the City Hall Auditorium, in said Montpelier, on the first Tuesday in March, March 5, 2024, at seven o'clock in the forenoon, and there and then to cast their ballot for the election of officers, matters that by law must be determined by ballot, and other matters as directed by the Council. The polls will be opened at 7:00 A.M. and shall be closed and the voting machine sealed at 7:00 P.M.


The legal voters of the Montpelier Roxbury School District are hereby warned of voting for all Australian ballot articles to be held on Tuesday, March 5, 2024. The legal voters of Montpelier may vote at Montpelier City Hall from 7:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. The legal voters of Roxbury may vote at the Roxbury Town Hall from 10:00 A.Mto 7:00 P.M.


ARTICLE 1To elect one Mayor for a term of 2 years, one City Clerk for a term of 3 years, one Council Member each from districts one, two, and three for 2-year terms, one commissioner for the Green Mount Cemetery for a term of 5 years, and one parks commissioner for a term of 5 years.


ARTICLE 2. To elect one School District Moderator, one School District Clerk and one School District Treasurer to serve from their election and qualification for one year or until the election and qualification of their successors. (Requested by the School Board)


ARTICLE 3. To elect two Montpelier School Directors, each for a three-year term, two Montpelier School Directors for one year remaining on a three-year time term. (Requested by the School Board)


ARTICLE 4. Shall the voters appropriate the sum of $11,860,353 for the payment of debts and current expenses of the City for carrying out any of the purposes of the Charter, plus payment of all state and county taxes and obligations imposed upon the City by law to finance the fiscal year July 1, 2024 to June 30, 2025? (Requested by the City Council)


ARTICLE 5. Shall the voters of the school district adopt a budget of $32,046,114 which is the amount the school board has determined to be necessary for the ensuing fiscal year? (Requested by the School Board)


ARTICLE 6Shall the voters of the school district appropriate $270,000 necessary to supplement the Capital Reserve Fund in support of the District? (Requested by the School Board)


ARTICLE 7. Shall the voters appropriate the sum of $4,080 as compensation to the Mayor for services for the fiscal year July 1, 2024 to June 30, 2025? (Requested by the City Council)


ARTICLE 8. Shall the voters appropriate the sum of $12,240 ($2,040 each) as compensation to the Council Members for their services for the fiscal year July 1, 2024 to June 30, 2025? (Requested by the City Council)


ARTICLE 9. Shall the voters appropriate the sum of $9,700 (Chair $1,500; Vice Chair $1,200; others

$1,000 each) as compensation to the School Directors for their services for the ensuing fiscal year? (Requested by the School Board)

ARTICLE 10. Shall the voters authorize the Board of School Directors to hold any audited fund balance as of June 30, 2024 in a reserve (assigned) fund to be expended under the control and direction of the Board of School Directors for the purpose of operating the school? (Requested by the School Board)


ARTICLE 11. Shall the voters authorize the City to levy a special assessment of $0.0515 per $100 of appraisal value on properties within Montpelier's Designated Downtown not used entirely for residential purposes? The assessment shall be apportioned according to the listed value of such properties except that the assessment for any property also used for residential purposes shall be reduced by the proportion that heated residential floor space bears to heated floor space for such property. Funds raised by the assessment shall be used to improve the downtown streetscape and to market the downtown. (Requested by the City Council)


ARTICLE 12. Shall the voters appropriate the sum of $444,070 to be used by the Kellogg-Hubbard Library for the fiscal year July 1, 2024 to June 30, 2025? (by petition)

ARTICLE 13. Shall the City Voters authorize expenditures for Central Vermont Home Health & Hospice in the amount of $23,500? (Requested by the City Council)

ARTICLE 14. Shall the Charter of the City of Montpelier as amended, be further amended to give the City Council the power to provide by ordinance protections for residential tenants from evictions without "just cause" by adopting and adding a new section 301(b)9? (by petition)



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