November 29, 2014

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SIX APPOINTED TO COMMUNITY JUSTICE BOARD

At its May 7 meeting, the Williston Selectboard appointed six new members to the Community Justice Board—Grace Usher, Lillian Colasurdo, Sara Mikell, Kelley Jordick, Susan Thompson and Michelle Rath.

Usher, the youngest member, is a junior at Champlain Valley Union High School. She hopes to incorporate her work on the board into her CVU graduation challenge requirement.

In addition to the six candidates interviewed by the Selectboard on May 7, Community Justice Board coordinator Stephan LaTulippe has recommended Jeannette DiScala for the final board opening.

Other local boards with volunteer openings include the Cemetery Commission, Development Review Board, Winooski Valley Park District and the Historic and Architectural Advisory Commission—plus the Channel 17 Board, which is seeking an alternate.

Those interested in volunteering should email Town Manager Rick McGuire at rmcguire@willistontown or call 878-0919 to request an application packet.

Candidate filing deadlines

The filing deadline for candidates who want to run as Independents for Justice of the Peace is June 14 and no earlier than May 29. Candidates can pick up nominating petitions at the Town Clerk’s office. A minimum of 30 signatures of registered Williston voters is needed along with a signed consent of candidate form.

Independent candidates for Congressional, State Senate, County Office or State Reps must also file their petitions with the Secretary of State’s Office between June 14 and May 29. Nominating petitions and consent of candidate forms can be picked up at the Williston Town Clerk’s office, 7900 Williston Road, Williston.

Signatures needed:

  • Statewide and U.S. Congressional Officer – 500
  • State Senator and County Officers – 100
  • State Representative – 50
  • Justice of the Peace – 30

Child Car Seat Safety inspections offered

Free car seat safety inspection events will be in held in various Chittenden County communities this spring, including May 19 at Buttered Noodles in Williston from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Certified child passenger safety technicians will check seats for:

  •  Correct fit of the car seat to the child
  •   Proper installation of the car seat in the vehicle
  •   Recalls and missing parts

Car seats will be available for purchase, and discounted seats will be available for income eligible participants

The event is co-sponsored by Fletcher Allen and the Governor’s Highway Safety Program.

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