Town Meeting Day – on Saturday

March 2, 2019 @ 10:00 am


10:00 AM




At the 2018 Town Meeting, Braintree voters decided to try moving Town Meeting Day to the Saturday before the traditional “first Tuesday in March,” in the hopes that more voters would be able to attend. We hope that this change allows you to more easily participate in the decisions made that affect Braintree residents. We are also holding the meeting at the Braintree School so that we can offer childcare to those with young children.



  • Town Meeting will be followed by a potluck lunch. Please bring a dish to share while you catch up with and meet new neighbors. Please keep in mind that we will not have access to the kitchen at the school, so dishes should be ready to be served. There will be a donation bucket for coffee and paper products, with all proceeds going to the Town Hall Fund.
  • Childcare will be provided on site during the meeting for children ages 3-6 years old.


Thank you for participating in your local town government, and we hope to see you at Town Meeting this year. If you have any questions about Town Meeting, feel free to call the Town Office at 728-9787 and speak with the Administrative Assistant, Holly Jarvis





Saturday, MARCH 2, 2019

The legal voters of the Town of Braintree in the County of Orange are hereby notified and warned to meet in the Braintree Elementary School in said Town on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. to transact the following business from the floor: 


Article 1. To elect a moderator for the year ensuing.


Article 2. To hear the reports of the town officers for the past year.


Article 3. To elect all the Town Officers as required by law:

  1. A Selectperson for a three year term;
  2. A Selectperson for a two year term;
  3. A Selectperson for a two year term;
  4. A Lister for a three year term;
  5. An Auditor for a three year term;
  6. A Delinquent Tax Collector for a one year term;
  7. A First Constable for a one year term;
  8. A Cemetery Commissioner for a five year term;
  9. A Cemetery Commissioner for four years of a five year term;
  10. A Cemetery Commissioner for three years of a five year term;
  11. A Town Agent for a one year term;
  12. A Trustee of Public Funds for a one year term.



Article 4. Shall the voters authorize financing for capital plan expenses which would include town highway improvements in an amount not to exceed $ 30,000 to be financed over a period not to exceed five years?

Article 5. Shall the voters authorize total fund expenditures of $ 1,236,289.96, of which $ 975,414.96 shall be raised by taxes and $ 260,875.00 by non-tax revenues?


Article 6. Shall the town collect its real property taxes in two installments, with the due dates being October 15, 2019 and March 16, 2020?


Article 7. Shall the town vote to change Town Meeting day back to the first Tuesday in March pursuant to 17 V.S.A. § 2640(b)?

Article 8. To transact any other business not of a binding nature.


Dated at Braintree, County of Orange, and the State of Vermont this 24th day of January 2019.


Board of Selectmen:


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Richard Bowen                                    Keegan Haupt                                       Megan O’Toole


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Loren Bent                                           Daniel Burson