Hartford Defeats Local Option Tax, Passes Cooperative Recreational Spending

By Amy Kolb Noyes Hartford voters get together for their annual town and school district meetings on Saturday, April 6. However a number of questions were decided last Tuesday – Vermont’s traditional Town Meeting Day – via the polls. Hartford ballot voters approved a slate of spending items, but decided against a local option tax [...]

St. Albans Town Meeting to Vote on Charter

By Amy Kolb Noyes Town Meeting Day voters in St. Albans will be asked to adopt a town charter change allowing the town to collect a local option tax. A 1 percent tax would be enacted on sales, meals, alcohol or rooms. The proposed charter change would also authorize the select board to appoint members [...]