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Who the heck holds a Selectboard meeting on Memorial Day? Town of Chittenden does


3 YOU COULD TELL IT WASN’T AN ELECTION YEAR – THERE WERE NOTICEABLY FEWER POLITICIANS WALKING IN THE PARADE… THOUGH STACI SAW CONGRESSMAN PETER WELCH AND ADDISON COUNTY DEMOCRATS THERE. 3 LAUREN COMMUNITY MATTERS… ON A NATIONAL HOLIDAY, YOU’D THINK LOCAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES WOULD BE COMPLETELY CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC. AND YOU’D THINK A CITY COUNCIL OR TOWN SELECTBOARD THAT WOULD NORMALLY HOLD A MEETING THAT DAY WOULDN’T HAVE IT. BUT AS LOCAL 22’S MIKE HOEY SHOWS US TONIGHT… A TOWN IN RUTLAND COUNTY BREAKS THE MOLD. HE JOINS US LIVE IN THE STUDIO — MIKE?MIKE THIS IS ANOTHER 3 OF THOSE SLICE-OF-LIFE STORIES THAT ILLUSTRATES A WAY THAT OUR REGION IS UNIQUE. 3 THE TOWN OF CHITTENDEN OPERATES A LITTLE DIFFERENTLY FROM WHAT ANYONE WHO DOESN’T LIVE THERE MIGHT BE USED TO. THEIR SELECTBOARD GETS TOGETHER ON THE SECOND AND FOURTH MONDAYS OF EVERY MONTH… EVEN IF THOSE MEETING DATES SHOULD FALL ON A NATIONAL HOLIDAY. MEMORIAL DAY WASN’T ENOUGH TO KEEP THE BOARD MEMBERS APART. OF COURSE, THAT MEANS THE TOWN OFFICE BUILDING ALSO HAD TO BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC FOR PART OF THE DAY. THE CHAIR OF THE SELECTBOARD TELLS ME… THAT’S PRETTY MUCH HOW THE TOWN HAS áALWAYS DONE THINGS. AND THERE MAY NOT BE ANY OTHER COMMUNITIES IN THE GREEN MOUNTAIN STATE THAT DO THE SAME. 3 Gary Congdon”None that I’m aware of. I mean, I’m sure there are some that are, but we don’t pay much attention to what other towns do unless it affects us.” CHRISTMAS IS THE ONLY HOLIDAY THAT THE CHITTENDEN SELECTBOARD MAKES AN EXCEPTION FOR. THAT MEANS THE LAST TIME THEY HAD A MEETING RESCHEDULED WAS DECEMBER 2017… SINCE CHRISTMAS FELL ON A MONDAY THAT YEAR. THE BOARD MET ON WEDNESDAY OF THAT WEEK INSTEAD. MH, LOCAL 22 NEWS. 3 LAUREN NAVY VETERAN AND FORMER PRESIDENT GEORGE H-W

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