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Selectboard adds vice-chair

GUILFORD—In response to some previous discussion amongst Selectboard members about its structure — specifically, if the board should add a clerk — Chair Anne Rider consulted with the Handbook For Vermont Selectboards, published by the Vermont League of Cities and Towns.

She said the handbook states there is “no requirement” for a Selectboard to elect a clerk. Because Guilford has a town administrator, Rebecca Stone, who also assists the board, Rider said there is no need for a clerk.

What the Selectboard needs, according to member Dick Clark, is a vice-chair.

Clark wants to make sure the board doesn’t play “musical chairs with the chair” when Rider is unable to attend.

At the July 13 regular Selectboard meeting, member Troy Revis acted as the ad hoc chair in Rider’s absence.

Clark nominated Revis for the position, and the board voted to name him vice-chair.

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Originally published in The Commons issue #317 (Wednesday, August 5, 2015). This story appeared on page C1.

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