On Friday February 25 at 6pm, the Selectboard held a public information hearing to discuss the Australian ballot articles on the 2022 Town Meeting Warning. Thanks to Kingdom Access TV, the recording is available at https://youtu.be/3j4529bGGk8.
Polls will be open from 10am to 7pm at Wheelock Town Hall on Tuesday March 1, 2022.
Accessibility Project Committee Date Change
The Wheelock Accessibility Project Committee will meet on March 7th, 2022 instead of March 14, 2022. The meeting will begin via Zoom at 6:00 PM. To view the login credentials and agenda click here.
Dog Licensing is open now at the Wheelock Town Clerk's Office.
Title 20 Section 3581 - Every dog (over 6 months of age) must be registered annually on or before April 1.
To register your dog by mail: Send an up-to-date rabies certificate and applicable fee to PO Box 1328, Lyndonville, VT 05851. The Clerk's Office will process the application and mail you the annual license and tags.
To register your dog at the Town Clerk's Office: Stop by during normal office hours (Tu 10:30-5:30, Wed 8:30-2:30 and Thursday 8:30-2:30). Bring the up-to-date rabies certificate and applicable fee. Leave with your annual license and tags.
Fees (effective January 1, 2017):
Not Neutered/Spayed: $13.00
$2.00 late fee applicable after April 1.
Questions? Call Vanessa Seguin at the Town Clerk's Office 802-626-9094.
ANNUAL REPORTS ARE READY
Annual Reports for the year ending December 31, 2021 are available. Pick up yours at the following locations:
- Town Clerk's Office during normal office hours
- Wheelock Village Store
- Sheffield Wheelock Transfer Station
A few will be left outside the various window boxes and will be replenished as needed.
A PDF copy can be found here.
FEBRUARY AND MARCH DATE CHANGE - REGULAR SELECTBOARD MEETING
The Wheelock Selectboard has changed their regular Selectboard Meetings for February and March to the following dates:
Tuesday, February 8, 2022 at 6:00 PM in person and via ZOOM
Tuesday, March 8, 2022 at 6:00 PM in person and via ZOOM.
Click here for details.
2022 ANNUAL TOWN MEETING WARNING
View the 2022 Town Meeting Warning here.
All items on the Warning will be voted on by Australian Ballot on Town Meeting Day, which is Tuesday, March 1, 2022. Polls will be open from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM. COVID protocol will be in place at the polling place and masking is strongly encouraged.
Absentee ballots and early voting will be available beginning February 9, 2022.
REMOTE INFORMATIONAL MEETING RE TOWN MEETING 2022 ARTICLES
A REMOTE INFORMATIONAL MEETING will be held on Friday, February 25, 2022 at 6:00 PM via ZOOM to discuss items on the Warning.
Login credentials are as follows:
To Join the Meeting by Phone:
Dial in: +1 646 558 8656
Meeting ID: 810 8003 1813 Passcode: 055553
To Join the Meeting by Video Conferencing:
Meeting ID: 810 8003 1813 Passcode: iN9YcK
The Remote Informational Meeting will also be recorded by Kingdom Access TV and available on their YouTube channel. Visit www.townofwheelockvt.org for access to the link.
***FREE WIFI IS AVAILABLE IN THE PARKING LOT AT THE WHEELOCK TOWN HALL**
ELECTED OFFICES TO BE FILLED AT TOWN MEETING
Should the Selectboard vote, at their 1/18/22 meeting, to conduct Town Meeting by Australian Ballot this year, as provided for by S.172, all Town Meeting articles, including electing Town Officers as required by law, will be by Australian Ballot. Below is a list of Elected offices to be filled at Town meeting:
- Town Moderator – 1 Year Term
- Selectboard – 3 Year Term
- Selectboard – 1 Year Term (to finish a 3 Year Term)
- Lister – 3 Year Term
- Lister – 1 Year Term (to finish a 3 Year Term)
- Auditor – 3 Year Term
- Delinquent Tax Collector – 1 Year Term
- First Constable – 1 Year Term
- Second Constable – 1 Year Term
A Consent of Candidate form must be submitted to the Town Clerk’s Office by January 24, 2022 at 5:00 PM.
Said form can be found here: Consent of Candidate
or at the Town Clerk’s Office during office hours, or by emailing the Town Clerk at [email protected].
For questions, please call Town Clerk, Vanessa Seguin, at 802-626-9094.
TOWN CLERK/TREASURER OFFICE HOURS - UPDATED
Effective January 1, 2022, the Wheelock Town Clerk/Treasurer Office hours are as follows:
Tuesday 10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
And by appointment as requested.
ANNUAL MEETING OF THE AUDITORS
The Auditors of the Town of Wheelock will meet for their annual review of the 2021 financials on Thursday, January 13, 2022 at 6:15pm at the Town Hall. The purpose of this meeting is to complete the review of the 2021 financials, prepare and produce an auditor's report, and be available for public comment.
JANUARY SELECTBOARD MEETING - DATE CHANGE
The Wheelock Selectboard has moved their regular January meeting to Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at 6pm. There will be no meeting on January 4, 2022.
NOVEMBER OFFICE HOURS
The Town Clerk's Office will be closed on Thursday, November 25, 2021, for the Thanksgiving holiday. Regular office hours will resume on Tuesday, November 30, 2021.
SELECTBOARD WELCOMES MICHAEL RICHARDSON
The Wheelock Selectboard, at their November 2, 2021 meeting, appointed Michael Richardson to the Selectboard. Mr. Richardson will fill the position until Town Meeting on March 1, 2022.
VACANT SELECTBOARD POSITION
The Wheelock Selectboard seeks to fill a vacancy in its three-person board. If you're interested send a letter of interest to [email protected] or to PO Box 1328, Lyndonville, VT 05851. The Selectboard will review and consider candidates at their regular meeting scheduled for Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at 6:00 PM.
WHEELOCK'S ARPA ALLOCATION
AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT
Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund
Wheelock’s Total ARPA Funds: $246,912.91
- Local = $86,472.08
- 1st Payment = $43,236.04 (August 2021)
- 2nd Payment = $43,236.04 (August 2022)
- County = $160,440.83
- 1st Payment = $80,220.41 (September 2021)
- 2nd Payment = $80,220.42 (September 2021)
Keep checking back for information regarding upcoming special meetings on how to best use Wheelock's ARPA funds. A strong community input makes for a thoughtful and strategic planning process.
For more ARPA Resources check out:
American Rescue Plan Act | Vermont League of Cities and Towns (vlct.org)
PROPERTY TAX BILLS HAVE BEEN MAILED
Tax bills were mailed on Monday, August 30, 2021 and are due November 5, 2021. Please call the Town Clerk's Office if you have not received your tax bill by September 10, 2021.
The Town Clerk's Office will have special office hours on Friday November 5, 2021 to accept tax payments from 12:00 PM to 5:30 PM.
Thank you and stay well!
WHEELOCK SELECTBOARD MOVES BACK TO ONE MEETING A MONTH
The Wheelock Selectboard, at their meeting held on August 3, 2021, voted to go back to one meeting per month. Details can be found here.
2021 TAX BILLS TO BE MAILED
2021 Property Tax Bills will be mailed out or or before September 1, 2021 and will be due and payable on the first Friday in November 2021 (Friday, November 5, 2021). The Town Clerk's Office will have special hours on Friday November 5, 2021 to accept tax payments. Hours to be determined.
COMING SOON - PAY YOUR PROPERTY TAX BILL WITH YOUR CREDIT/DEBIT CARD
The Wheelock Clerk/Treasurer's Office is happy to announce the implementation of a "pay online"/"over the phone"/"in the office" with your credit/debit card program.
The initial phase of implementation will be up and running for property tax payments due and payable November 5, 2021. Keep checking this website for more up to date information regarding this.
Note there will be a nominal fee, payable to the vendor (not the Town), for this convenient service.
WHEELOCK SELECTBOARD SETS THE MUNICIPAL TAX RATES
The Wheelock Selectboard set the municipal tax rates at their meeting on July 20, 2021. The Education rates are set by the State of Vermont.
General Fund .2207
Highway Fund .4598
Local Agreement .0052
Homestead Education 1.4419
Non Homestead Education 1.6308
Property tax bills will be mailed out on or before September 1, 2021. Property taxes will be due Friday, November 5, 2021. The Town Clerk's office will have special office hours on that day to accommodate tax payments. Hours to be determined soon.
SHEFFIELD WHEELOCK TRANSFER STATION BULKY DAY COMING UP
The next bulky day will be on Wednesday July 14th and Saturday July 17th, 2021.
WHEELOCK SELECTBOARD MOVES TO MEET TWICE A MONTH BEGINNING JUNE 2021
Members of the Wheelock Selectboard wish to announce their regularly scheduled monthly meetings will now take place on the first and third Tuesday of each month beginning June 2021. The meetings will continue to be in person and virtual. Details can be found here.
GREEN UP DAY 2021
Thank you to all who participated in greening up Wheelock on Green Up Day 2021.
REGULAR SELECTBOARD MEETINGS - CHANGE IN DATE AND LOCATION
Members of the Wheelock Selectboard wish to announce their regularly scheduled monthly meetings will now take place on the first Tuesday of the Month, beginning April 6, 2021. They also wish to announce they will be hosting a hybrid form of meeting with both in person and virtual options available. Detailed information can be found here.
TOWN MEETING 2021 - AUSTRALIAN BALLOT RESULTS
Click here to view the results from Town Meeting 2021.
Dog licenses are due April 1, 2021. To renew your dog license by mail, send an up-to-date rabies certificate and applicable fee to the Town Clerk at PO Box 1328, Lyndonville, Vermont 05851. I will issue the licenses and mail you both a copy and a new tag for 2021. You may also renew your dog license in person at the Town Clerk's Office during normal office hours.
Neutered/Spayed: $9.00; Not Neutered/Spayed: $13.00.
Town Office Hours:
Town Offices ARE open to transact regular business. Normal office hours are Tuesday 12:00-5:30 PM; Wednesday 9:00-2:30 PM and Thursday 9:00-2:30 PM.