Village school board candidate petitions available
Candidate petition forms for the Essex Junction School District Prudential Committee and for the village representative to the Union High School District #46 Board are available at the Chittenden Central Supervisory Union office, 51 Park Street, Essex Junction, 879-5583. The deadline for submitting the petitions that must include at least 30 signatures from registered voters in Village of Essex Junction is no later than Monday, March 3 by 5 p.m.
Two seats are open for the Prudential Committee: one two-year term and one three-year term. One seat is open for the village representative to the union District #46 Board for a three-year term. Voting for school board candidates will be by Australian ballot at the school election on Tuesday, April 8.
Village of Essex Junction Annual Meeting Information
Petitions for office for the Annual Village Meeting are now available at the Village office. Officers to be elected include:
Moderator, 1-year term;
Two Village Trustees, three-year terms each;
One Library Trustee, five-year term.
Petitions may be picked up at the Village Office, 2 Lincoln Street, between the hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Completed petitions (containing at least 30 qualified signatures) must be returned to the Village Clerk by Monday, March 3 in order to have a name placed on the ballot.
Friday, Feb. 21 is the last day to file lawful petitions signed by at least 5 percent of the registered voters to have an article placed on the Warning for the Annual Village Meeting.
The Annual Village meeting will be held on April 2, 2014 at 7 p.m. at Essex High School. Ballot items (elections) will be held on April 8, 2014 (with School elections).
National Mentoring Month celebrated with benefit bake
American Flatbread (Burlington Hearth) hosted its annual Mentoring Benefit Bake on Jan. 14. The event was sponsored by the Winooski-based non-profit Mobius, Vermont’s Mentoring Partnership, and raised more than $400 for youth mentoring programs in Chittenden and Grand Isle Counties. January is National Mentoring Month, and the Mentoring Benefit Bake was a part of Mobius’ statewide festivities highlighting the mentoring cause.
All of the funds raised by the event will go to support the Chittenden County Mentoring Network (CCMN), a coalition of more than 20 youth mentoring programs from Chittenden and Grand Isle Counties. These programs support more than 900 volunteers who serve as mentors for young Vermonters between the ages of 5 and 22.
Essex resident Mark Redmond attended the event to show his support for youth mentoring initiatives in his community and throughout the state. “Being a mentor to a young person is one of the most noble and valuable gestures possible in our society,” said Redmond. “I give Mobius credit for encouraging and supporting that in so many different ways, including last night.” Redmond is the Executive Director of Spectrum Youth and Family Services, which supports youth mentoring pairs in Essex and Colchester, and throughout the county, and a mentor through the Boys’ and Girls’ Club of Burlington.
For more information on National Mentoring Month events in Vermont, visit www.mobiusmentors.org.