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Posted Monday, November 28, 2022

Posted Monday, November 28, 2022

The Zoning Board of Adjustment and the Planning Commission are both holding meetings this Wednesday, November 30, 2022, via Zoom. The Zoning Board meeting begins at 6.00pm. The Planning Commission meeting begins at 6.30pm. The Zoom link for both meetings is:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83264377267?pwd=a2lqbUR3ZmU2WkZ1aEU3U00xZjhiUT09


Meeting ID: 832 6437 7267

Passcode: 814825

Click here to view the Agenda for the Zoning Board meeting.

Click here to view the Agenda for the Planning Commission meeting.

Posted Thursday, November 16, 2022

Snowmobile Regulation Ordinance Rev #3 was passed by the Selectboard on 11/7/2022. It is being posted and published in accordance with 24 V.S.A. Chapter 59. If you have questions about this ordinance, you can contact either Scott Lovell, Selectboard Chair, at 4175 Route 102, Maidstone, VT, telephone (603) 631-5717, or Brad McVetty, Selectboard Member, at 1342 VT Route 102, Maidstone, VT, telephone (603) 631-0739.

Citizens may petition for a vote on the ordinance at an annual or special meeting in accordance with §1973 of 24 V.S.A. Chapter 59. The petition must be signed by no less than 5% of the qualified voters of Maidstone and presented within 44 days following the adoption of the ordinance by the Selectboard.

Please click here to view the Snowmobile Regulation Ordinance Rev #3.


Posted Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Town Of Maidstone

Posting of Vacancy: Assistant Zoning Administrator

November 10, 2022


The Town of Maidstone has the following vacant position that the Selectboard will fill by appointment:


Assistant Zoning Administrator:

  • Maidstone Bylaws state: The Assistant Zoning Administrator will assist the Zoning Administrator in the performance of his/her duties, with the approval of the Selectmen, at the request of the Zoning Administrator and under the direction of the Zoning Administrator.

  • This is a one year term that in accordance with Vermont Statutes will expire on the Annual Town Meeting Day in 2023 and will be reappointed at the organizational meeting that is held in April.

A letter of interest explaining why you are interested and describing any relevant experience must be received at Town Hall by 12.00pm on November 24, 2022, at either of the following addresses:

  1. maidstonetownclerk@gmail.com

  2. Maidstone Town Hall, P.O. Box 118, Guildhall, VT 05905

Any questions should be addressed to the Town Clerk.

Assistant Zoning Administrator

Posted Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Maidstone is developing a Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP). Hazard mitigation planning will enable our Town to better protect lives, property, and natural systems. The purpose of mitigation planning is to identify policies and actions that can be implemented over the long term to reduce risk and future losses. The Maidstone Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP) will form the foundation for the Town's long-term strategy to reduce disaster losses and break the cycle of disaster damage, reconstruction, and repeated damage.

All citizens of Maidstone are requested to complete the survey linked below. The information you provide in this survey will help shape a better plan...and help us be better prepared for natural hazards!

Thank you for taking our brief survey: https://survey.zohopublic.com/zs/yRCNp5

ELECTION RESULTS

GENERAL ELECTION
NOVEMBER 8, 2022

Election Night Results Report



Justice of the Peace Results

ANDY CHAMPAGNE-WILLIS 86

BRUCE A HOBAUGH 69

CHERYL MCVETTY 97

LAURIE-ANNE SNOWMAN 87

WRITE IN : 6

BRUNO MCKENZIE 1

HEATHER GRANA 3

LIN MIXER 1

GAIL GIAMPAOLO 1

BLANK VOTES 230




Posted Tuesday, November 8, 2022:

Town Of Maidstone

Posting of Vacancy: NEK Broadband Representative

Position Posted: November 10, 2022 - November 24, 2022


The Town of Maidstone has the following vacant position that the Selectboard will fill by appointment:


NEK Broadband Representative:

  • Northeast Kingdom Broadband (NEK Broadband) is, according to its website, a Communications Union District “working to ensure equitable and affordable access to high-speed internet across our region.” Each member town annually appoints two representatives (a primary and an alternate) to participate in the NEK Broadband Governing Board.

  • The Town of Maidstone’s primary representative position is vacant. The vacancy is for the term expiring in March 2023, after which the Town will again fill the position by appointment at the organizational meeting on April 7, 2023.

A letter of interest explaining why you are interested and describing any relevant experience must be received at Town Hall by 12.00pm on November 24, 2022, at either of the following addresses:

  1. maidstonetownclerk@gmail.com

  2. Maidstone Town Hall, P.O. Box 118, Guildhall, VT 05905

Any questions should be addressed to the Town Clerk.

NEK Broadband Representative Vacancy

Posted Thursday, November 3, 2022:

There will be a Meeting of the Selectboard on Monday, November 7, 2022, beginning at 7.00pm. This will be a hybrid meeting, held via Zoom and in person at Town Hall. Click here to view that Selectboard Meeting Agenda, which includes the Zoom link.


Posted Thursday, November 3, 2022:

There will be a Special Meeting of the Planning Commission on Monday, November 7, 2022, beginning at 6.00pm. This will be a Zoom meeting. Click here to view that Planning Commission Special Meeting agenda, which includes the Zoom link.

Posted Thursday, November 3, 2022

The November 8, 2022 scheduled meetings for the Zoning Board of Adjustment and the Planning Commission are canceled. They will be rescheduled and the new meeting dates will be posted as soon as possible.

TOWN HALL WILL BE CLOSED ON THURSDAY OCTOBER 6, 2022 - DUE TO TRAINING

DROP BOX IS AVAILABLE

updated 9/30/2022

posted October 5, 2022

2022-10-06 vacancies


Tuesday, NOVEMBER 8th is Election Day. Please review our Election section (within Documents) for updates.

Posted Thursday, September 29, 2022:

There will be a Meeting of the Selectboard on Monday, October 3, 2022, beginning at 7.00pm. This will be a hybrid meeting, held via Zoom and in person at Town Hall. Click here to view that Selectboard Meeting Agenda, which includes the Zoom link. If you would like to be added to the email distribution list to receive the Selectboard Meeting Agendas, please email that request to the Selectboard Administrative Assistant at sbasst05905@gmail.com.

Click here to read the background documents for this Selectboard Meeting on October 3, 2022.


Posted Thursday, September 8, 2022:

There will be a Meeting of the Selectboard on Monday, September 12, 2022, beginning at 7.00pm. This will be a hybrid meeting, held via Zoom and in person at Town Hall. Click here to view that Selectboard Meeting Agenda, which includes the Zoom link.

Posted Thursday, September 8, 2022:

There will be a Meeting of the Zoning Board of Adjustment on Tuesday, September 13, 2022, beginning at 6.00pm. That will be followed by a Meeting of the Planning Commission at 6.30pm. Both meetings will be held via Zoom. Click here to view the Agenda for the Zoning Board, which includes the Zoom link. Click here to view the Agenda for the Planning Commission, which also includes the Zoom link.

There will be a Special Meeting of the Planning Commission on Tuesday, August 30, 2022, beginning at 7.00pm. The meeting will be held via Zoom. Click here to view the Agenda, which includes the Zoom link.

Hello Amy, (Town of Maidstone Residents)


I'm reaching out on behalf of a new school opening this September in Jefferson, NH. Heartwood Public Charter School is a K-8 school, starting with grades K-5 this fall. We will offer place-based and nature-based education. Heartwood is available to any student that is a resident of New Hampshire, tuition-free. Out-of-state students are also eligible to enroll, though tuition applies. We hope to draw students from Jefferson, NH and surrounding towns such as Maidstone, so we are trying to spread the word to inform families that this is a new school option available to them.


If you would be willing to list Heartwood Public Charter School on the town's website, it would be greatly appreciated. Here is our contact info to be listed, if possible, or just a link would be wonderful, as well.


Heartwood Public Charter School

30 Davenport Road, Jefferson, NH 03583

P.O. Box 346, Lancaster, NH 03584

(601) 460-1306

www.heartwoodeducation.org


We know that some towns mail out newsletters with pertinent information for residents, as well. If you happen to have any newsletters that you send out, would it be possible for our information to be included on the next one? I can write up a short paragraph to include if that is an option, just let me know when it will be sent out (approximately) please, so I can tailor the information for the timing.


Thank you so much!


Britni Haley

Director of Development

Heartwood Public Charter School

30 Davenport Road, Jefferson, NH 03583

P.O. Box 346, Lancaster, NH 03584

(601) 460-1306

www.heartwoodeducation.org


August 9, 2022 Primary Election results are now available. ElectionNightResultsReport_Local

Town Of Maidstone

Posting of Vacancies

August 4, 2022

The Town of Maidstone currently has the following vacant positions on the Zoning Board of Adjustment and the Planning Commission.


Current vacancies on the Zoning Board of Adjustment: A minimum of two full member positions must be filled; two alternate positions are also open. In accordance with Maidstone Zoning Bylaw §504, six additional full member positions may be considered. At least the majority of members shall be residents of the Town of Maidstone, so at this time a non-resident may apply.


Zoning Board Positions that must be filled:

One year term expiring in 2023

Two year term expiring in 2024

Alternate member term expiring in 2025

Alternate member term expiring in 2024


Current vacancies on the Planning Commission: A minimum of one full member position must be filled; two alternate positions are also open. In accordance with Maidstone Bylaw §503, six additional full member positions may be considered. At least the majority of members shall be residents of the Town of Maidstone, so at this time a non-resident may apply. Additional information may be found at: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1G1IUb1zoKcs5Qkbx8hdfx50t8AjD_5a0/view


Planning Commission Positions that must be filled:

One year term expiring in 2023

Alternate member term expiring in 2025

Alternate member term expiring in 2024


A letter of interest explaining why you are interested and describing any relevant experience as well as any potential conflicts of interest, both financial and non-financial, must be received at Town Hall by 12.00pm on August 18, 2022, at either of the following addresses:

  1. maidstonetownclerk@gmail.com

  2. Maidstone Town Hall, P.O. Box 118, Guildhall, VT 05905


This posting will remain active until all positions are filled.


Any questions should be addressed to the Town Clerk.

Town Of Maidstone Posting of Vacancies August 4, 2022


NEK Council of Aging - Senior Companion Program - This could be a great opportunity for older adults to make a little extra money that is not counted toward taxes. Information is contained within the documents.

JP Independent Consent - This form is for anyone interested in being on the ballot to be a Justice of the Peace. The form deadline is August 12, 2022 by 5 pm.


The positions appointed on March 14th are filled in below. Please feel free to contact Town Hall if you have interest in any of the unfilled positions.


Organizational Meeting is part of the Selectboard Meeting on March 14th.


The Selectboard will be appointing interested persons to the following positions:

Administrative Assistant to the Selectboard - Mary VonAlt (appointed 3/14)

Administrative Assistant to the Zoning Board- Mary VonAlt (appointed 3/14)

Emergency Management Coordinator - VACANT

Fence Viewer (No Longer Required)- Removed (3/14)

NEK CUD Representative - James Mewkill (appointed 3/14)

NEK Waste Management Representative - VACANT

NVDA Representative - David Atkinson (appointed 3/14)

Planning Commissioners - Bob Champagne-Willis (appointed 3/14)

Road Commissioner- Bradley McVetty (appointed 3/14)

Town Agent- James Mazzonna (appointed 3/14)

Town Services Officer (No longer Required)- Removed (3/14)

Tree Warden- VACANT

Zoning Board of Adjustment - Chris VonAlt (term given on 3/14 till 2025) also on Planning Commission

Alternate- Bruce Barker(term given on 3/14 till 2025) also on Planning Commission

If you may have any interest in these positions or questions feel free to contact Amy Pear, Maidstone Town Clerk or any of the Selectmen.

2022 Town Warning

Notice to Voters - Ballots are available at Town Hall. This document explains the ways you can request an absentee ballot if you wish.

Maidstone Ballot 2022 - Sample

The Town of Maidstone - Amended Snowmobile Regulation Ordinance - has been added to the website under the Document Section and the Policy Subsection.

SELECTBOARD UPDATE:

The Selectboard has moved the April meeting from April 4th to April 11th.

The Selectboard will also be holding a working session reviewing Dubois and King survey prints of east side and west side lake road on April 7th