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.