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May eyed for Ferrisburgh garage

Posted on March 26, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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FERRISBURGH — Ferrisburgh road foreman John Bull now projects, after this winter’s harsh weather, that the town’s new highway garage will be ready in mid-May.

Residents approved in December of 2013 an $850,000 bond to pay for most of the $1.05 million, 5,940-square-foot, six-bay Ferrisburgh garage.

 Initially, plans called for a fall completion date, but after typical delays in design and construction, Bull said earlier this week it was best to slow things down during this past untypical winter.

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State official proposes uses for Ferrisburgh parcel

Posted on March 23, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — Light industry with a retail component, especially a value-added agricultural venture, could be the best use for the 34.91-acre parcel the town of Ferrisburgh owns at the intersection at Routes 7 and 22A. That was the message that Department of Housing and Community Development Commissioner Noelle MacKay gave the Ferrisburgh selectboard at a meeting this past Wednesday.

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Date approved for balloting on Ferrisburgh school budget

Posted on March 19, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — When the Vergennes Union High School board on Tuesday decided on a new budget proposal and vote date (see story, Page 1A), those actions triggered a date for a second Ferrisburgh Central School budget vote.

That revote, like the VUHS revote, will be held on Tuesday, May 5.

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Ferrisburgh Central School board makes reductions in new budget

Posted on March 16, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — Ferrisburgh residents will look at a lower Ferrisburgh Central School budget for a revote that will be timed to coincide with the Vergennes Union High School budget revote. The VUHS board last week eyed April 14 as a vote date.

On this past Thursday, the Ferrisburgh Central School (FCS) board approved a new spending plan of about $3.581 million, $39,113 less than the $3.62 million plan defeated on Town Meeting Day, 302-267. The FCS budget revote date will be set once the VUHS budget revote is set — likely this week.

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Solar issue could set precedent

Posted on March 5, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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FERRISBURGH — Residents of the Mile Point lakefront area in Ferrisburgh continue to fight on multiple fronts against what a recently installed 150-kilowatt solar array on a corner of Basin Harbor Club’s 700-acre property — in a case that could have statewide implications.

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Town Meeting Wrap 2015: Ferrisburgh

Posted on March 4, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



FERRISBURGH — Ferrisburgh residents at town meeting on Saturday at Ferrisburgh Central School (FCS) approved higher town spending and several other financial articles, and in Australian balloting at the town office building on Tuesday they picked a new selectman and defeated a proposed FCS budget for the second straight year and what observers believe is the second time ever.

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Town Meeting Preview 2015: Ferrisburgh

Posted on February 25, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



FERRISBURGH — Ferrisburgh residents at town meeting — which will be held this year on Saturday, Feb. 28, at 10 a.m. at Ferrisburgh Central School (FCS) — will be asked to approve higher town spending and several other financial articles.

In Australian balloting at the Route 7 town office building from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3, residents will decide two contested races, including one for the selectboard, and weigh in on school spending that will have a tax impact.

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Lawrence steps back from Ferrisburgh leadership role

Posted on February 23, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — Longtime Ferrisburgh selectboard chairwoman Loretta Lawrence last week informed her fellow board members that she had decided to resign from her leadership position, but that she will remain on the board. Lawrence has a year left on her current term.

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Ferrisburgh's town meeting date changed to Saturday, Feb. 28

Posted on February 19, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — Ferrisburgh officials are hoping that a decision made at town meeting a year ago will pay off in better attendance at this year’s annual gathering — assuming that residents remember a change was made to its date.

Last March, residents voted overwhelmingly from the floor of town meeting — according to minutes there were “many yeses and a few noes” — to move the day of the gathering from the first Tuesday of March to the previous Saturday.

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Two seeking Ferrisburgh selectboard seat

Posted on February 19, 2015 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — Two challengers who would be first-time selectmen, but have civic experience, are contending for one open seat on the Ferrisburgh selectboard.

Dennis Armell and Michael “Red” Muir are seeking to replace Sally Torrey, who will step down after a decade on the selectboard. Torrey, however, will be on the Town Meeting Day ballot in a race for delinquent tax collector with former longtime town clerk Chet Hawkins.

Incumbent Selectman Jim Benoit is also on the ballot, but is running unopposed for a two-year term on the board.

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