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Town office http://www.addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/368/all en Work to kick off on new Middlebury buildings http://www.addisonindependent.com/201503work-kick-new-middlebury-buildings <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-29290" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201503work-kick-new-middlebury-buildings"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/TownOfficeSite5219.thumbnail.jpg" alt="TownOfficeSite5219.jpg" title="TownOfficeSite5219.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> MIDDLEBURY OFFICIALS WILL gather at 77 Main St. on Tuesday for a ceremonial ground-breaking for the new municipal building project. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; A group of Middlebury officials will gather at a now-vacant 77 Main St. site at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 24, to turn the first ceremonial spades of earth, thus beginning what will be a year-long effort to erect the community&rsquo;s new municipal building.</p> <p> Also this week, work crews will prepare for demolition of the former Middlebury American Legion building on Creek Road, a ramshackle structure that will be replaced by a new 11,500-square-foot recreation facility that will include a team-rooms addition for Middlebury Union high and middle schools.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/29291">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201503work-kick-new-middlebury-buildings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury construction Town office Mon, 23 Mar 2015 13:48:31 +0000 John Flowers 29291 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Middlebury town building project within budget http://www.addisonindependent.com/201502middlebury-town-building-project-within-budget <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; The Middlebury selectboard learned on Tuesday that costs for the town&rsquo;s new recreation facility and municipal building are projected to come in slightly under budget.</p> <p> Figures provided by Middlebury Town Manager Kathleen Ramsay indicate the combined costs for the recreation building on Creek Road and the town offices at 77 Main St. are coming in at $7,185,380. Bid results for construction of the two projects have come in at $3,696,391 for the town office building and $3,488,989 for the recreation facility.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28820">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201502middlebury-town-building-project-within-budget" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury Middlebury Town office Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:05:55 +0000 Zach Despart 28820 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Lincoln moves forward on new town office plan http://www.addisonindependent.com/201501lincoln-moves-forward-new-town-office-plan <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> LINCOLN &mdash; An ad hoc committee of residents appointed by the Lincoln selectboard will meet Wednesday to finalize a recommendation to the board on how to proceed with building a new town office building.</p> <p> The committee has been working since September on the proposal, and will meet on Jan. 21 at 6:30 p.m. at the present town office.</p> <p> Selectman Bill Finger said the town has had discussions about replacing the 45-year-old town office building since 2009. He said the growth of the town has rendered the structure too small.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28051">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201501lincoln-moves-forward-new-town-office-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Lincoln repairs Town office vote Mon, 19 Jan 2015 14:15:06 +0000 Zach Despart 28051 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Top 10 stories of 2014: #2 — Middlebury town office's future is settled; work begins http://www.addisonindependent.com/201501top-10-stories-2014-2-%E2%80%94-middlebury-town-offices-future-settled-work-begins <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-27773" style="width: 64px;"><a href="/201501top-10-stories-2014-2-%E2%80%94-middlebury-town-offices-future-settled-work-begins"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/FPMay1.thumbnail.jpg" alt="FPMay1.jpg" title="FPMay1.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="64" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> No issue in recent Middlebury history proved as polarizing as the proposal to demolish the municipal building/gym complex at 94 Main St. and replace them with new town offices at 77 Main St. and a new recreation facility off Creek Road.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/27774">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201501top-10-stories-2014-2-%E2%80%94-middlebury-town-offices-future-settled-work-begins" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County 2014 Middlebury Top 10 Town office Mon, 05 Jan 2015 14:39:37 +0000 Zach Despart 27774 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Middlebury town office costs to be felt next year http://www.addisonindependent.com/201411middlebury-town-office-costs-be-felt-next-year <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-26890" style="width: 143px;"><a href="/201411middlebury-town-office-costs-be-felt-next-year"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/ramsey, Kathleen.thumbnail.jpg" alt="ramsey, Kathleen.jpg" title="ramsey, Kathleen.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="143" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Middlebury Town Manager Kathleen Ramsay </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; The Middlebury selectboard on Monday got a look at the first draft of a fiscal year 2016 municipal budget that projects a $430,259 increase over this year, which would translate into a 5.6-cent boost in the town&rsquo;s tax rate.</p> <p> Board members stressed that the $10,031,448 spending plan under review is just a departure point, and that the final number will likely shrink before being finalized for the voters to decide at the annual town meeting next March.</p> <p> But officials acknowledged making significant cuts won&rsquo;t be easy.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/26891">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201411middlebury-town-office-costs-be-felt-next-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury Middlebury Town office Thu, 13 Nov 2014 12:41:26 +0000 Zach Despart 26891 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Middlebury board OKs plans for new town office and rec center http://www.addisonindependent.com/201409middlebury-board-oks-town-building-plans <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">MIDDLEBURY &mdash; The Middlebury Development Review Board (DRB) on Monday approved applications for both a new town office building at 77 Main St. and a new recreation facility off Creek Road.</span></p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/25770">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201409middlebury-board-oks-town-building-plans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury DRB Middlebury Town office Thu, 25 Sep 2014 12:09:51 +0000 Zach Despart 25770 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Development board to start review of Middlebury town office design http://www.addisonindependent.com/201409development-board-start-review-middlebury-town-office-design <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">MIDDLEBURY &mdash; The Middlebury Development Review Board (DRB) on Sept. 22 will begin its evaluation of the community&rsquo;s new town office and recreation facility proposals, a review that could span several weeks as the panel takes testimony on plans that have already generated considerable debate and controversy in Addison County&rsquo;s shire town.</span></p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/25526">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201409development-board-start-review-middlebury-town-office-design" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury Development Review Board Middlebury Town office Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:21:30 +0000 Zach Despart 25526 at http://www.addisonindependent.com College will fund 'net-zero' energy footprint for Middlebury town office http://www.addisonindependent.com/201409college-will-fund-efficency-upgrades-town-office <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Middlebury College has agreed to pay up to $287,550 for additional equipment designed to make the town&rsquo;s soon-to-be-built municipal building a &ldquo;net-zero&rdquo; project, meaning the total amount of energy to be used by the structure on an annual basis will roughly equal the amount of renewable energy created at the site.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/25389">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201409college-will-fund-efficency-upgrades-town-office" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury Middlebury Town Office net-zero Town office Thu, 04 Sep 2014 16:46:57 +0000 John McCright 25389 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Opinion: Board pursuing wrong process http://www.addisonindependent.com/201407opinion-board-pursuing-wrong-process <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Barbara Tomb </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">Are you one of the 915 Middlebury residents who voted &ldquo;yes&rdquo; on the March town meeting bond vote for the municipal building project?</span></p> <p align="left"> Would it have influenced your vote at the time if the selectboard (instead of repeatedly assuring voters that the proposed project was compatible with the vision and spirit of the town plan) had revealed instead that altering the town plan to accommodate the project would be part of the process?</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/24398">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201407opinion-board-pursuing-wrong-process" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion election Middlebury Town office town plan Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:11:49 +0000 Zach Despart 24398 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Fall starts planned for downtown Middlebury projects http://www.addisonindependent.com/201406fall-starts-planned-downtown-middlebury-projects <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY&mdash; The Middlebury selectboard on Tuesday formally signed a resolution to float $7 million in bonding for a new municipal building, new recreation center and a community contribution toward the impending replacement of the Merchants Row and Main Street railroad overpasses.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/23903">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201406fall-starts-planned-downtown-middlebury-projects" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury Featured Middlebury Town office Thu, 12 Jun 2014 14:59:30 +0000 Mary Langworthy 23903 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Opinion: The democratic process worked http://www.addisonindependent.com/201405opinion-democratic-process-worked <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Ted Scheu </div> </div> </div> <p align="left"> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">I know I&rsquo;m not alone in breathing a huge sigh of relief that the vote for the new Middlebury town hall plan is over. Again. And I&rsquo;m feeling very hopeful that we will move ahead now, as a community, to see these important projects through to completion with a spirit of openness and respect, as we have done before so many times.</span></p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/23370">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201405opinion-democratic-process-worked" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion Middlebury Town office Mon, 19 May 2014 13:21:06 +0000 Zach Despart 23370 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Editorial: Middlebury's moment — take time to do projects well http://www.addisonindependent.com/201405editorial-middleburys-moment-%E2%80%94-take-time-do-projects-well <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Angelo S. Lynn </div> </div> </div> <p> Good for Middlebury. Residents turned out in high numbers for a revote on a municipal bond that confirmed its earlier decision to go forward with the proposed $6.5 million project. That 1,600 people turned out for a revote in mid-May, just 119 fewer than the initial Town Meeting Day vote, is a credit to voter participation and community interest.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/23324">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201405editorial-middleburys-moment-%E2%80%94-take-time-do-projects-well" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Editorial Middlebury petition revote Town office Thu, 15 May 2014 13:38:01 +0000 Zach Despart 23324 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Opinion: Middlebury voters need some additional choices http://www.addisonindependent.com/201405opinion-middlebury-voters-need-some-additional-choices <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Anna Rose Benson </div> </div> </div> <p align="left"> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">People have lots of ideas about why to reject the current proposal for the town gym and offices when they vote this Tuesday. Many have ideas about what Middlebury could do instead.</span></p> <p align="left"> Here is mine.</p> <p align="left"> I&rsquo;m the gardener at the Ilsley Library. The back garden there, though very small, has become a place that welcomes not only people but honeybees, bumblebees, praying mantises, grasshoppers, rabbits, lots of different birds and butterflies, a neighbor cat, and a toad.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/23237">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201405opinion-middlebury-voters-need-some-additional-choices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion Middlebury revote Town office Sun, 11 May 2014 21:31:53 +0000 Zach Despart 23237 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Opinion: Town office proposal benefits town and college http://www.addisonindependent.com/201405opinion-town-office-proposal-benefits-town-and-college <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Tim Williams </div> </div> </div> <p align="left"> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">A mailing from the Citizens for Middlebury&rsquo;s Future asks for our thoughts. Here are mine.</span></p> <p align="left"> You are asking Middlebury residents to give up one of the best financial opportunities the town has had in a long time, if not ever.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/23236">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201405opinion-town-office-proposal-benefits-town-and-college" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion Middlebury revote Town office Sun, 11 May 2014 21:31:03 +0000 Zach Despart 23236 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Opinion: Middlebury cannot afford to throw away $5.5 million http://www.addisonindependent.com/201405opinion-middlebury-cannot-afford-throw-away-55-million <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Donna Donahue </div> </div> </div> <p align="left"> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">The new location for town offices, in accordance with the town plan, keeps the offices downtown; the office building design is efficient and welcoming. The new location for the municipal gymnasium nestled among athletic fields is incredibly convenient for students at Mary Hogan, the middle school and the high school. The plan which was passed is a good one for the town of Middlebury now and well into the future, and most importantly, it is one we can afford.</span></p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/23235">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201405opinion-middlebury-cannot-afford-throw-away-55-million" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion Middlebury revote Town office Sun, 11 May 2014 21:30:05 +0000 Zach Despart 23235 at http://www.addisonindependent.com