Meetings are on the second and fourth Thursdays at 6:00PM unless otherwise warned. To be added to the agenda, please contact Nick Morgan, nickselectboard@gmail.com prior to the Monday before a meeting.

Upcoming Meeting: Thursday, September 23, 2021 at 6:00 pm.  Please note the change in time!   Also, please note that the Select Board Meetings have returned to “IN PERSON” meetings.  Please note that the meeting will be held in the Town Meeting House so we have more space (for distancing).  As due to an abundance of caution during the current Covid-19 surge we are asking attendees to wear a mask (as the Board will be doing as well).  The meeting will also be on Zoom should you wish to attend in that way and will continue to be recorded via the Zoom software.

Agendas are posted by 6:00 PM on Tuesdays (48 hours prior to meeting).  

Meetings will continue to be available on Zoom should you wish to attend in this fashion.
Use this link to join Zoom Meetings or join by phone at 1-646-558-8656 


2021 Select Board Minutes:

Audio recordings from meetings are now posted on our SoundCloud.   Please note that due to technical issues the recordings for the July 22 thru September 9, 2021 meetings are not available.  Please refer to the minutes for information from the meeting.

Archived Minutes:
Some videos from Zoom calls are on our YouTube channel.

Marlboro Select Board
P.O. Box 518
Marlboro, VT 05344

marlboroselectboard@gmail.com

Current Select Board Members:
Julia von Ranson, Chair         juliaselectboard@gmail.com
Aaron Betts                           abselectboard@gmail.com                                                              
Jim Agate                              jimselectboard@gmail.com                                                                                          

Some Select Board Responsibilities
From Select Board Handbook, Vermont League of Cities and Towns

Select Persons are responsible for general supervision of the affairs of town and must cause to be performed all duties required of the town not committed by law to the care of any
particular officer.

The select board may enact ordinances and rules in many areas including traffic regulation, regulating nuisances, managing solid waste, dogs and recreation, and establishing bike paths.  Many of these are listed in 24 V.S.A. § 2291, but others are scattered throughout the statutes.

The select board warns all town meetings and specifies business to be conducted at the meeting, including proposing an annual budget. If the town does not set the tax rate, the
select board must set a tax rate that will raise the specific amount voted at town meeting.

The select board is responsible for hiring, directing, and firing almost all town employees (unless the town has a Town Manager form of government, which Marlboro does not); and for establishing and enforcing personnel policies.

The select board must authorize all town expenditures by signing orders for the treasurer to draw town funds.

The select board supervises the expenditure of the highway fund and has charge of keeping town highways in repair. It also is responsible for laying out, classifying and discontinuing
town roads.

The select board is responsible for animal control.

The select board may borrow money for periods of less than a year in anticipation of taxes.

The select board must fill all town vacancies until an election is held.

The select board may license many operations within the town (e.g., liquor sales, restaurants, junkyards and entertainment).

The select board appoints several minor town offices (e.g., pound keepers, inspector of lumber and tree warden).

The select board appoints and removes planning commissioners unless the town has voted to elect them. The select board adopts the town plan unless the town votes to adopt
it by Australian ballot. It also holds public hearings on proposed zoning bylaws and may, in some circumstances, adopt zoning bylaws.

The select board purchases all insurance for the town.

The select board controls cemeteries if there is not a cemetery commission. (No cemetery commission in Marlboro).

Select board members serve as members of the Board of Civil Authority.