The BCA decided to move the Annual Town Meeting to 10:00am, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at the Stratton Town Hall by immediately adjourning the March 2, 2021 meeting to a date / time and place certain.
The BCA decided to move the Annual School District Meeting to 10:30am, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at the Stratton Town Hall by immediately adjourning the March 2, 2021 meeting to a date / time and place certain.
The 2021 Town Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 10:00AM, followed by the Annual Stratton School District Meeting at 11:00AM, at the Stratton Town Hall, 688 Stratton-Arlington Rd. in Stratton. The Town has devised a strict COVID 19 protocol to follow during this meeting. Please see details of this protocol below. There will be no Potluck lunch served after the meeting, due to COVID 19.
Town Report Cover – an Apology and Explanation
To all of you who have seen the Stratton Town Report cover of this year and found it to be offensive, I offer you my sincerest apology. It was intended to be a bit of shock humor, as explained in its description on the inside of the cover, to promote the preservation of a rural Vermont lifestyle. It was not an intent to offend anyone, but instead to share what I thought to be a cleverly worded letter which, although a bit harsh, was interpreted to say, “This is a great place to live, please don’t try to change it to be something it is not.”
I am originally from Indiana and have lived all around the country before settling here about 25 years ago and I have ever since enjoyed the close and friendly community we found here. I love my Town and I love my State and I cherish the amenities of this State, from the voter participation of the Town Meeting style of government to the picturesque little villages scattered across the mountains.
I also want to apologize to the Town’s residents who believe it has diminished the Town’s reputation as an open and welcoming place to live and work. I hope that anyone who has conducted any business with the Town will confirm that we are, as we have always strived to be, a very friendly and helpful office staff who are willing to go out of our way to be as helpful and accommodating as possible to anyone and everyone. In fact, the community, itself, has always been welcoming to those who have decided to make this their home. The vast majority of Stratton’s residents moved here from other areas of the country and a majority of our residents have always supported the very many friends and neighbors who have decided to keep vacation homes here. We have always supported and accommodated the ski area and the many visitors who come to our Town.
In conclusion, please accept this apology and explanation, as I do understand the criticism of the poor judgment on my part. I wish everyone well.
Kent Young, Stratton Town Clerk
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