MUNICIPAL OFFICES TOWNSHEND, VERMONT

Townshend Snow PlwThere are a variety of single position offices, like the Town Clerk or the Town Treasurer, as well as a number of governing boards. Many of these are elected positions, many are appointed positions. Some, like the “Weigher of Coal” or the “Inspector of Shingles”, are left overs from the good old days but, if you get and hold those positions, they count when Vermont recognizes those who have “served” for many years.

This web site will not list all such positions. The officials listed in the drop down menu under “offices” are the ones that are elected except for the Planning Commission whose members are appointed by the Select Board. The Planning Commission deals with many things that do impact the residents and property owners in Townshend and their role is a significant one, especially in a contested Act 250 application.

There are many important appointed officials and some of the responsibilities are quite significant. All in all, Vermont runs on volunteers and many of them serve in positions that are essential to proper planning, waste management and public health. These are rarely, if ever, paid positions in a town the size of Townshend. The list below is the current list of positions to which people are appointed, not elected. The number beside some listings indicates the number of positions that will be appointed if more than one. With the exception of Planning Commission members, the Health Officer, the Inspector of Wood and Timber, and the Forest Fire Warden,  all appointments are for one year.  The Select Board is responsible for appointing these officials.

911 COORDINATOR (2)
911 FIRE DEPARTMENT LIAISON
CELL TOWER
SENIOR SOLUTIONS
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT COORDINATOR
ENERGY COORDINATOR
FEMA ADMINISTRATOR
FENCE VIEWER (3)
FLOOD PLAIN ADMINISTRATOR
HEALTH OFFICER
HOWARD LEGACY FUND (3)
INSPECTOR OF SHINGLES
INSPECTOR OF WOOD AND TIMBER
PLANNING COMMISSION (5)
ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER (2, BEING THE CONSTABLES)

POUND KEEPER (THE SELECT BOARD)
RECREATION COMMITTEE (2)
RESCUE INC LIAISON
SOCIAL SERVICES SCREENING COMMITTEE (4)
TOWN REPORT COMMITTEE
TREE WARDEN
VALLEY CARES BOARD
VISITING NURSE ASSOCIATION
WEIGHER OF COAL (3)
WINDHAM COUNTY SHERIFF LIAISON
WINDHAM REGIONAL COMMISSION (2)
WINDHAM SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT
FOREST FIRE WARDEN
TOWN AGENT

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