|VERMONT SECRETARY OF STATE - Jim Condos|
|State of Vermont
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Volume 5 Number 1
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Tip of the Month
Candy on the Counter
I hope you see a smiling face
When possible, I’ll help you solve
Please take some candy with you
Dencie L. Mitchell, Grand Isle Town Clerk & Treasurer
P.O. Box 49
Grand Isle, VT 05458
Or email it to her firstname.lastname@example.org
January 1: New Year's Day. 1 V.S.A. § 371
January 3: (60 days before Town Meeting) Last day to warn the first public hearing if a charter adoption, amendment or repeal is to be voted at Town Meeting. 17 V.S.A. § 2641(a), 2645(a)(6)
January 8: (First Wednesday after the first Monday of January) Legislature reconvenes. Vermont Constitution. Ch II, §7
Last day for Tax Collector to deliver unpaid real and personal property tax lists to Treasurer. 32 V.S.A. § 5162
Last day for Town Clerk to remit to State Treasurer an accounting of dog and wolf-hybrid licenses sold and remit the license fee surcharge for an animal and rabies control program. 20 V.S.A. § 3581(f)
January 20: Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday. 1 V.S.A. § 371
(Not less than 40 days before Town Meeting) Last day to file petitions signed by at least five percent of voters with Town Clerk for articles to be included in Town Meeting warnings. 17 V.S.A. § 2642(a)
(40 days before Town Meeting) The legislative body has its first opportunity to warn the meeting, post the warning and notice in two public places and in or near the Town Clerk's office. 17 V.S.A. § 2641(a), 17 V.S.A. § 2642
Last day for Board of Civil Authority to designate polling places and, if necessary, divide the checklist according to geographic boundaries. 17 V.S.A. § 2501
(10 days before first public hearing) Official copy of proposed charter amendments must be filed in Town Clerk's office if vote is to be taken on Town Meeting Day. 17 V.S.A. § 2645(a)(2)
January 25: State Withholding Tax Return is due (actual date by which return must be postmarked is shown on printed return) if reporting less than $2500 per quarter; more than $2500 requires monthly report. 32 V.S.A. § 5842
January 27: (Sixth Monday before election) 5:00 p.m. deadline for filing with the Town Clerk nominating petitions for town offices to be filled by Australian Ballot. 17 V.S.A. § 2681(a)
January 27: (36 days prior to election) Last day for nominee of more than one political party for the same office to notify the Town Clerk of the party or parties in which he or she will be a candidate. 17 V.S.A. § 2474(a)
Last day for Auditors to post 10 days' notice of their meeting to examine town accounts. 24 V.S.A. § 1681
(Within 24 hours from receipt) Town Clerk must return nominating petitions found not to conform, stating in writing the reasons why they cannot be accepted. 17 V.S.A. § 2681(e)
(Wednesday after filing deadline) 5:00 p.m. deadline for candidates to file written consent for the candidate's name to be on the ballot. 17 V.S.A. § 2681(a)
(Wednesday after filing deadline) 5:00 p.m. deadline for a person to withdraw after he or she has consented to be nominated. 17 V.S.A. § 2681(d)
(Wednesday after filing deadline) 5:00 p.m. deadline for candidates to file supplementary petitions if initial petition was not accepted. 17 V.S.A. § 2681(e)
January 30: Last day for Town Clerk in municipality with fiscal year ending December 31 to publicly disclose fees kept as compensation for that fiscal year. 24 V.S.A. § 1179
Last day to mail W-2 Withholding Forms to employees.
Last day to file Form 941 (Quarterly Withholding Return) with the IRS.
Last day for U.S. Congressional candidates to file FEC year-end reports (Nov. 29-Dec. 31), 2 U.S.C. ' 434(a)(2).
February 2003 Calendar
Deadline for Tax Collector to turn over moneys collected and settle account with Treasurer. 24 V.S.A. § 1532
Last day for Listers to file corrected grand list for preceding year in order to render it valid. 32 V.S.A. § 4112
Last day to hold first public hearing on charter amendments if article is to be voted at Town Meeting. 17 V.S.A. § 2645(a)(3)
(Not less than 30 days before Town Meeting) Last day for municipality to post warning and notice of Town Meeting. Also post most recent checklist. 17 V.S.A. § 2641(a), 2642, 2521(a)
(25 days before Town Meeting) Auditors must meet by this date to examine and adjust town finances. 24 V.S.A. § 1681
(25 days before Town Meeting) Town officers must settle accounts with Auditors to be eligible for re-election. 24 V.S.A. § 992
Last day for any municipality which has enacted special weight limits, which are other than State legal limits for highways and bridges, to file complete copy of the limitations with the Department of Motor Vehicles. 23 V.S.A. § 1400b
Last day for Selectboard to file with Town Clerk annual statement of description and measurement of all Class 1, 2 and 3 town highways, then in existence, including special designations. 19 V.S.A. § 305(b)
February 12: (In towns using Australian Ballot 20 days before election) Under direction of the Town Clerk, ballots must be back from printer. Machine ballots must be tested at least 10 days before the election.17 V.S.A. § 2681a(a)
February 18: (At least two weeks before Town Meeting) Town Clerk must have liquor ballots printed if liquor issue is on Annual Meeting agenda and if town does not use Australian Ballot. 7 V.S.A. § 163
Last day for legislative body to post warning for public informational hearing on any public question to be voted by Australian Ballot at Town Meeting. 17 V.S.A. § 2680(g)
(Second Saturday before the election) Town Clerk's office must be open from 10:00 a.m. or earlier until at least 12:00 noon for the purpose of receiving applications for addition to the checklist or notices of intent to register from people moving to town or turning 18 before the election. 17 V.S.A. § 2144(a)
Last day for Town Clerk to receive a request for an application for addition to the checklist simultaneously with a request for an early voter or absentee ballot. 17 V.S.A. § 2532(b)(c)
(At least 10 days before Town Meeting) Last day for Town Clerk authorized by voters to approve additions to the checklist to forward to Board of Civil Authority a list of voters added. 17 V.S.A. § 2144b(d)
First day (after 12:00 noon) for Board of Civil Authority to revise checklist resulting from application deadline for Town Meeting. 17 V.S.A. § 2142
(At least 10 days before Town Meeting) Selectboard must mail or otherwise distribute Town Meeting warning in annual town report by this date to avoid publishing warning in newspaper. 17 V.S.A. § 2641(b)
(At least 10 days before Annual Meeting) Auditors' Report, or the findings of the public accountant employed in accordance with 17 V.S.A. § 2651(b), must be distributed. 24 V.S.A. § 1682, 17 V.S.A. § 2651b
Last day for Town Clerk to post sample ballots and official voter information cards in the same places Clerk has previously posted copies of the warning, notice and checklist. 17 V.S.A. § 2522(a)
(10 days before the election) Candidates for local election who are spending more than $500 must file a campaign finance report with officer with whom nominating papers were filed. 17 V.S.A. § 2822, 2103(13)
February 23: State Withholding Tax Return is due if reporting more than $2500 but less than $9000 per quarter. 32 V.S.A. § 5842(a)(3)
February 24: (Any of the eight days before or the day of the election) In towns using Australian Ballot, Town Clerk must give pairs of Justices ballots, envelopes, to deliver to ill or physically disabled voters. 17 V.S.A. § 2538(b)(c)
(Five days before Town Meeting) Treasurer must settle accounts with Auditors. 24 V.S.A. § 1578
Town Meeting Warning must be published in newspaper by this date if town report has not been distributed otherwise. 17 V.S.A. § 2641(b)
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