Boards and Commissions

Office                                  Name                                          
Moderator                          C. Peter Cole                              

Town Clerk                         Flo-Ann Dango                          

Town Treasurer                  Steven A. Hier      

Weathersfield Select Board

Town Office: (802) 674-2626

The Select Board is the legislative body of the Town, and is responsible for the operation of municipal services. The Board has the authority to enact ordinances and regulations as required for the health, safety, and welfare of the residents. The Board approves an annual budget for presentation to the voters at Town Meeting.

The Board meetings are held on the first and third Monday of each month at 7:00 P.M. The first Monday meeting is at Martin Memorial Hall; during the spring, summer, and fall, the meeting on the second Monday meeting rotates between a variety of locations throughout the Town. The agenda for each meeting is finalized on the Thursday immediately preceding the meeting. In addition to the agenda items, the Board provides individuals the opportunity to speak to the Board under 'Comments from Citizens' at the beginning of each meeting. Meetings are recorded by theSpringfield Area Public Access [SAPA] [click for schedule] and are broadcast on Adelphia Cable Channel 10 for those individuals who subscribe to local cable television.
Town Office: (802) 674-2626

Planning Commission 

The Planning Commission is responsible for the development and updating of the Town Plan, Zoning Bylaws, and Subdivision Regulations. Additionally, it reviews applications for subdivisions. The Planning Commission also participates in District Environmental Commission hearings as one of the statutory parties representing the Town.
Commission meetings are held on the second and fourth Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at Martin Memorial Hall.
Applications for subdivisions can be downloaded here.

Zoning Board of Adjustment

The Zoning Board acts as a "quasi-judicial" board; it considers applications for variances and conditional use permits using criteria established in the Zoning Regulations, and decides on appeals from decisions made by the Zoning Administrator. The Zoning Board also conducts site plan reviews. Applications are available to download from the Forms section.

The Zoning Board of Adjustment meetings are scheduled as needed and are held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Town Hall.

Meeting Rules and Procedures (PDF)

Budget Advisory Committee 

The Budget Advisory Committee provides advisory assistance to the Select Board regarding the annual budget and other Town financial operations. Members are appointed by the Select Board on an annual basis. Meetings are called as needed.

Board of Civil Authority
Members include the Justices of Peace, Select Board, and Town Clerk
Town Office: (802) 674-2626
The Board of Civil Authority is responsible for maintaining an up-to-date Voters' Checklist and will make changes to the Checklist as needed. The Board also assists at elections, delivers absentee ballots, and hears appeals from final decisions of the Listers as to the valuation of property. The Board meets when required at Town Hall.

Members include the Justices of Peace, Selectmen, Listers, and Town Treasurer
Town Office: (802) 674-2626
The Board of Tax Abatement has the authority to abate all or a portion of a resident's property taxes, collection fees, and interest assessed by the Town according to specific criteria established by Vermont State Statutes. The Board meets as required to hear requests for tax abatement.

Cemetery Commission

Each year the Cemetery Commissioners use the Town Report as an opportunity to thank the many people who help care for the ten cemeteries under town responsibility. This year we make extra special mention of Wes Hazeltine and our town crew who went beyond the call of duty in cleaning up and taking away the remains of two huge pine trees lying in the Hubbard Cemetery. Those of you who visited the Hubbard during the Historical Society program highlighting our cemeteries can appreciate this task. In addition several head stones were repaired at the Upham and Plains cemeteries, and two private donations helped cut trees and repair the wall around the Tuttle. Our town cemeteries are in reasonably good shape and a plan is in place for both normal maintenance and special projects for next year.

Conservation Commission

The conservation commission may make an inventory and conduct studies of the municipal natural resources including air, surface waters, and ground waters and pollution thereof; soils and their capabilities; mineral and other earth resources; streams, lakes, ponds, wetlands and floodplains; unique or fragile biologic sites; scenic and recreational resources; plant and animal life; prime agricultural and forest land; and other open lands.

The Weathersfield Conservation Commission is currently working with our past and present Keeping Track volunteers on a new program to inventory wildlife in Town.

Our goal is to involve a larger number of citizens in the inventory process and to use a simpler protocol.

The purpose of the inventory is to locate important wildlife habitat, so that the Town can use this information in its planning.

We plan to collect information on mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and also, perhaps, fish and insects, so that people with various interests can participate.

Weathersfield Ag Brochure (PDF)

The Weathersfield Wildlife Inventory, a place to enter Field Observations of local wildlife. Click here.

Fire Commission
Ascutney Chief Darrin Spaulding ex-officio; West Weathersfield Chief Joshua Dauphin, Engineer ex-officio; Select Board Representative, Lynn Esty;

The Fire Commission consists of a representative from the Select Board, the chief engineer from each fire departments, and two (2) citizens-at-large appointed by the Select Board for two year terms.

The Commission is responsible for maintaining and improving communications and cooperation between both fire departments and the Select Board.

The Fire Commission meets the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 P.M., rotating between the two (2) fire stations.
5181 Rte 5
PO Box 519 Ascutney VT 05030

The Library Trustees are the elected officials responsible for the operation of the Town's Library. This includes overseeing the operation, financial activities, and future improvements to both the facility and its contents.

Parks and Recreation Commission 

Martin Memorial Hall Trustees 

Martin Memorial Hall, which is the present home of the Town Offices, was donated to the Town by Clarence Martin, an Ascutney resident and business owner, to be used as a community facility.

The Trustees, who are appointed by the Select Board on a yearly basis, were originally formed by Mr. Martin as part of the bequest, and are responsible for the operation and maintenance of Martin Memorial Hall and the surrounding property. The Trustees also oversee the rental of the Hall for the large variety of private events which are conducted there.

Veteran's Memorial Committee

The willingness with which our young
people are likely to serve in any war,
no matter how justified, shall be directly
proportional as to how they perceive
veterans of earlier wars were treated by
their nation.

- George Washington

George Washington believed the willingness of young people to serve in the military directly relates to how they see veterans treated, says Weathersfield Select Board member Col. Henry Chip Cobb, US Army (ret.). In that spirit, a group of Weathersfield residents has spearheaded an effort to create a new memorial honoring the veterans of America's conflicts.

See below for more info
Land Preservation Association 

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