Guilford Selectboard

Guilford Selectboard addresses removal of Planning Commission, apologizes for the manner of dismissal

We, members of the Guilford Selectboard, wish to take this opportunity to speak directly to our community.

In late October, the Selectboard made the very difficult decision to unseat Guilford's entire Planning Commission. A unanimous vote is required by state statute. This difficult decision, while legally permissible, was made with care and due consideration.

We recognize that the decision has produced pain and disbelief in parts of the community. We also acknowledge that it has met with relief and understanding in other parts of the community.

At its Oct. 25 meeting, the Selectboard publicly stated reasons for this action. At a subsequent public meeting, the reasons were stated again.

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