Students who are registered to vote in Middlebury will be able to exercise their civic duty in a special election scheduled to take place on Tuesday, November 7 at the Town Offices at 77 Main Street. Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Students are also able to vote early in the week leading up to the election between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. More information can be found here.
The election will consist of a single ballot measure: should the town charge Vermont Gas for three pipeline easements the company is seeking on town-owned property? For more information on Vermont Gas and its role in the pipeline, read this story by John Flowers in The Addison Independent.
In September, a Middlebury resident gathered more than the required number of signatures to force a special election on the issue.
Here is the official article that will appear on the ballot:
“Shall the legal voters of the Town of Middlebury approve the current Deed of Easement agreements as approved by the Select board at their meeting on June 27, 2017 and convey three land easements (one behind the town office and Ilsley library, one near Mr. Ups Restaurant, and one on Mill Street) to Vermont Gas Systems?”
An informational meeting will be held prior to the election on November 6 at 7:00 p.m. at the Mary Hogan Elementary School cafeteria/gymnasium, located at 201 Mary Hogan Drive. More information can be found here. Voting will not take place Monday night.