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Shaftsbury, Vermont - Town of Shaftsbury

Community Appropriations

Every year Vermont’s towns appropriate hundreds of thousands of dollars to support social service agencies that provide services to their communities. In FY18, Shaftsbury voters approved $65,100 in spending to various social services providers:

Benn. Free Library……………….$16,750
John G. McCullough Library….$10,000
Martha Canfield Library…………$2,100
Arlington Rescue Squad……….$7,000
VNA & Hospice of S.V.H.C…….$5,225
Benn. Project Independence….$4,560
Paran Recreations, Inc………….$2,500
Shaftsbury Hist. Society…………$2,500
Grandview Cemetery Assoc……$2,000
Habitat for Humanity………………$1,850
BROC…………………………………..$1,700
SWVT Council on Aging………….$1,100
Benn. Coalition Homeless……….$1,000
Benn. Free Clinic……………………$1,000
Park McCullough House………….$1,000
VT Ctr. for Independent Living….$1,000
RSVP…………………………………….$950
Tutorial Center, Inc………………….$900
Center for Restorative Justice…..$540
Benn. Co. Conservation District…$475
PAVE………………………………………$450
VT Assoc. Blind/Vis. Imp…………..$300
Green Up Vermont……………………$200
Total………………………………………$65,100

Organizations

In order to request funding for your service organization, please submit the “Community Appropriation Application” form below to administrator@shaftsburyvt.gov with subject line “Community Appropriation” and your organization name. Deadline for requesting an appropriation for next fiscal year is 1 December 2018.

If you received funds last year you must submit a report detailing how the funds were used, specifically citing how the funds you received benefited the citizens of Shaftsbury. See details in “CA Town Report Request Letter” below.

You may request an appearance before the Selectboard to discuss your appropriation request. This should be scheduled with the Town Administrator (David Kiernan, administrator@shaftsburyvt.gov, 802 442 4038) during budget season in November or December. The Selectboard has discretion to approve, deny or modify your request to appear on the ballot.

Alternatively, you can get your appropriation request on the ballot by submitting a petition signed by 5% of voters (about 150). Such petitions must be submitted to the Town Clerk before 24 January 2019 (approximately). Such petitions may be submitted instead of applying to the Selectboard, or subsequent to a denial or modification by the Selectboard.

Be aware that it is the voters of Shaftsbury who ultimately decided whether an appropriation is made when they vote by Australian ballot on election day, 4 March 2019.

If you have questions, please contact the Town Administrator David Kiernan at 802 442 4038.

Community Appropriation Application
CA Town Report Request Letter