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Town Informational Meeting & Town Meeting Warning 03-01-21

The Selectboard for the Town of Leicester will hold a public informational hearing by electronic means on March 1, 2021 at 7:00pm to discuss the Australian ballot articles on the 2021 Town Meeting Warning.
Information on how to access the remote hearing:
  • By telephone: Dial 1 646 558 8656. When prompted enter the hearing ID: 818 2639 1090
  • By computer: Join meeting by clicking here https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81826391090. You may be prompted to enter a hearing ID: 818 2639 1090.
  • By smartphone, tablet, or other device: Download and open the Zoom app. You may have to create a free account or sign into your existing account. Select the option to join meeting and enter the meeting ID: 818 2639 1090.
Please review our "Informational Handout for Remote Public Hearings” (below) to understand how t electronic hearings will be managed. If you wish to make a public comment but do not have the ability to comment remotely during the meeting, please email your comment(s) to Julie Delphia at leicestervt@comcast.net
To ensure smooth access, we recommend that you test your remote hearing software in advance of the meeting. If you have difficultly accessing the hearing, please call (802) 247-5961 x 3 or email leicestervt@comcast.net.
Times are approximate and may vary.
  • 7:00pm: Call to Order
  • 7:00pm: Pledge of Allegiance
  • 7:05pm: Additions or deletions to the agenda
o         Public comment
  • 7:05pm: Review and discuss Article I: To elect Town Officers for the ensuing year
o         Public comment
  • 7:10pm: Review and discuss Article II: Shall the voters of the Town of Leicester vote to approve a sum of $746,435.68 to defray the necessary expenses and liabilities of the town for the ensuing year… (see warning on Page 4 for breakdown)
o         Public comment
  • 7:25pm: Discussion of other non-binding business (if applicable)
  • 7:30pm: Entertain motion to adjourn hearing
Remote Public Informational Hearing
The public informational hearing will be conducted remotely via electronic means. The public will also be able to access and participate in the remote hearing by dialing in through telephone.
Accessing the Hearing
Please refer to the hearing notice and agenda for information on how to access the remote hearing. Please note that whether you join by telephone, computer, or device, you may be put on hold or in a waiting “room” until granted access to the hearing. You also may be muted or restricted from using any chat function until the public comment portion of the hearing.
The Selectboard will follow its agenda and allow public attendees to participate through voice (audio) means where feasible or alternatively using any chat function during the designated public comment periods on the agenda and at other applicable times as needed.
Initially, the hearing host/organizer will mute all participants. This is necessary to control background noise. The host/organizer will then unmute participants or allow participants to unmute themselves when invited to speak by the Selectboard Chair.
Please review the following guidelines:
  • The Chair will invite comment:
o         during the time designated on the agenda for public comment;
o         during any open public comment period, if applicable; and
o         other times as determined by the Chair.
  • When a participant/attendee is unmuted, they must state their name before commenting.
When the Selectboard adjourns the hearing, the host/organizer will end the electronic hearing by turning off/closing the remote hearing software. Attendees will be automatically disconnected.  
Minutes and other public records that were part of the hearing will be made available in accordance with Vermont’s Open Meeting and Public Records Laws.   
To learn more about Remote Public Hearings and the Open Meeting Law, please visit the Secretary of State’s Municipal Assistance webpage at https://sos.vermont.gov/municipal-division/laws-resources/covid-19-response/.
The legal voters of the Town of Leicester, Vermont are warned and notified to meet at the Leicester Town Office in said Town on March 2, 2021 between the hours of 10 AM and 7 PM when the polls will be open to vote by Australian ballot on the following articles:
Article I:  To elect Town Officers for the ensuing year:
A Moderator for a one (1) year term
A Selectboard Member for a three (3) year term                                                                                               
A Selectboard Member for a two (2) year term
An Auditor for the remaining two (2) years of a three (3) year term
An Auditor for a three (3) year term                                                                                                               
A Delinquent Tax Collector for a one (1) year term
Article II:  Shall the voters of the Town of Leicester vote to approve a sum of $746,435.68 to defray the necessary expenses and liabilities of the town for the ensuing year, divided as follows:

General Town Expenses

$ 310,845.68

Amount to be raised by taxes: $ 289,275.26

Highway Expenses

$ 435,590.00

Amount to be raised by taxes: $ 296,946.70

Note: Selectboard will set the tax rate at a later date.


Diane Benware – Chair (2022)           

Tom Barker (2021)

Brad Lawes (2021)   

John Rouse (2023)                           

Ron Fiske (2022)