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Selectboard Meeting Agenda – 6 February, 2024

Selectboard Meeting Agenda
6 February 2024
6:30 PM
Chelsea Town Hall

  1. Call meeting to order
  2. Additions to the Agenda
  3. Conflict of Interest Disclosure
  4. Public Comments
  5. Listers Appeal of Sales and Equalization Study 2023
  6. VLCT PACIF – Insurance claim for Town Hall
  7. Health Center Building
  8. Log Storage at Heath Field
  9. Use of Village Green – Arts Festival
  10. Approve Minutes 30 January 2024
  11. Approve Orders
  12. Executive Session if necessary
  13. Adjourn

Links to join the Selectboard Meeting:
https://meet.google.com/fwf-ayyb-acq
https://www.youtube.com/@ChelseaVTSelectboardOfficial/streams

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Planning Commission Notice of Public Hearing – February 12, 2024

Chelsea Planning Commission
Notice of Public Hearing
On Modernizing Chelsea’s Housing Bylaws
February 12, 2024, at 6:30 PM in the Chelsea Town Hall

The Chelsea Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on modernizing Chelsea’s housing bylaws on Monday February 12th, 2024, at 6:30 PM in the Chelsea Town Hall, located at 296 VT Route 110, Chelsea, VT 05038.

The purpose of this hearing is to commence a grant-funded project to modernize Chelsea’s zoning bylaws to expand opportunities for all types of housing construction, with a particular focus on its village center and other areas deemed suitable for future growth. The project will result in a draft revision of Chelsea’s zoning bylaws to replace the current zoning bylaw in its entirety. The revised bylaws are meant to further the goals of the Town Plan and 24 VSA § 4302.

This hearing is open to the public.

Seeking Development Review Board Members

The Town of Chelsea is looking for Development Review Board members. The Development Review Board (DRB) is a quasi-judicial five member board appointed by the Select Board. 

The DRB reviews applications that involve requests for waivers, variances, conditional uses, design review, and change of use. 

DRB meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd  Wednesday of the month at the Chelsea Town Library at 6:00 or as warranted.  

If interested, please contact administrativeassistant@chelseavt.us.

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Selectboard Meeting Agenda January 30, 2024

Selectboard Meeting Agenda
30 January 2024
6:30 PM
Chelsea Town Hall

  1. Call meeting to order
  2. Additions to the Agenda
  3. Conflict of Interest Disclosure
  4. Public Comments
  5. Windsor County Sheriff Ryan Palmer
  6. Highway
  7. Listers – Appeal of Properties in Sales and Equalization Study
  8. Town Treasurer
    a. Line of Credit
  9. Forest and Parks Committee
  10. Development Review Board
  11. Town Report proof
  12. Old Home Days
  13. DuBois And King Contract Amendment
  14. Approve Minutes 16 January 2024
  15. Approve Minutes 23 January 2024
  16. Approve Orders
  17. Executive Session if necessary
  18. Adjourn
    Links to join the Selectboard Meeting:
    https://meet.google.com/fwf-ayyb-acq
    https://www.youtube.com/@ChelseaVTSelectboardOfficial/streams

Special Selectboard Meeting January 23rd

The Selectboard will be holding a special meeting on Tuesday, January 23rd at 6:30 PM. The topic is law enforcement. At our January 16th meeting the board voted to enter into contracts with the Orange County Sheriff for $12,500 per year and the Windsor County Sheriff for $34,000 per year. This decision was made after discussing this topic at four recent Selectboard meetings and after multiple conversations with both Agencies. This decision would have had Orange County providing four hours per week of daytime coverage and Windsor County providing ten hours per week of nighttime coverage.


Unfortunately on Wednesday, January 17th, the board received word from Orange County Sheriff’s Department informing us that they were not interested in entering into a $12,500 contract.

Given that the Orange County Sheriff’s Office has declined to enter into a contract, the Selectboard will be meeting Tuesday evening to consider an updated proposal from the Windsor County Sheriff’s Office.

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Special Selectboard Meeting January 23, 2024

Special Selectboard Meeting
Tuesday 23 January , 2024
6:30 Chelsea Town Hall

  1. Call Meeting to Order
  2. Conflict of Interest
  3. Public Comments
  4. Law Enforcement
  5. Budget Amendment
  6. Corrected Warning
  7. Adjourn

Links to join the Selectboard Meeting:
https://meet.google.com/fwf-ayyb-acq
https://www.youtube.com/@ChelseaVTSelectboardOfficial/streams

Budget Preparation and Law Enforcement

Please note, the upcoming January 16th Selectboard Meeting Agenda includes Law Enforcement and Budget Preparation as topics. The Board plans to continue ongoing discussions and make a decision regarding law enforcement contracts that will impact the 2024 budget. This meeting is open to the public.

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Selectboard Meeting Agenda January 16, 2024

16 January 2024
6:30 PM
Chelsea Town Hall

  1. Call meeting to order
  2. Additions to the Agenda
  3. Conflict of Interest Disclosure
  4. Public Comments
  5. Law Enforcement
  6. Town Treasurer
    a. Budget Preparation
    b. Line of Credit
  7. Highway
    a. Certificate of Highway Mileage
  8. Health Center Building
  9. Town Meeting Warning
  10. State of Vermont Semiquincentenniel
  11. By-Law Modernization
    a. Approval of Contract with the State
    b. Agreement with Two Rivers
  12. DuBois And King Contract Amendment
  13. Approve Minutes 2 January 2024
  14. Approve Orders
  15. Executive Session if necessary
  16. Adjourn
    Links to join the Selectboard Meeting:
    https://meet.google.com/fwf-ayyb-acq
    https://www.youtube.com/@ChelseaVTSelectboardOfficial/streams

Law Enforcement Discussions

Attention Chelsea Residents: The Selectboard will be continuing discussions and taking action on crucial law enforcement decisions at the upcoming Selectboard meeting on January 2, 2023, at 6:30 PM. This meeting is open to the public .

Reminder: Transfer Station Changes Effective January 6

This is a friendly reminder that starting next Saturday (January 6) the Transfer Station will be transitioning to a cash-free punch card payment system. Annual recycling stickers must be shown to the Transfer Station Attendants for use of recycling services.

The Transfer Station fee schedule will also see some changes starting January 6. Please follow this link for updated pricing. Note, the price of bagged trash has not changed.

Punch cards and annual recycling stickers may be purchased at Will’s Store or the Town Clerk’s office during usual business hours. Thank you for your cooperation and patience as we navigate this change.

With questions, please do not hesitate to contact jessekselectboard@gmail.com