Vermont law requires that residents declare ownership of a
home and pay the state’s education property tax, and
it says penalties of either 3 or 8 percent can be assessed by
municipalities on any property not listed correctly.
Smart meter technology allows customers to save electricity, and gives utilities the ability to respond quickly to power outages. But the wireless meters have also raised health and privacy concerns, and now voters in several southern Vermont towns will get a chance to weigh in at next month’s town meetings.
The town of Arlington is finishing a deal to buy 12 acres of land along the
Batten Kill, a portion of which would be used as a fishing access to the world
famous trout stream.
Last year The
Vermont Land Trust reached an agreement to buy the land and a historic barn.
The Land Trust will help the town with the purchase and hold a conservation
easement on the property.