• Vt. town-village merger proposal tabled
    The Associated Press | October 04,2013
    • Email Article
    •  
    •  Print Article
     
    BELLOWS FALLS - A plan to merge the Vermont village of Bellows Falls with the town of Rockingham in 2014 has hit a delay.

    The proposal would eliminate the Bellows Falls Village Corporation and the Board of Trustees, which would be turned over to the Rockingham Select Board.

    Village services, such as police and fire departments, would continue to be supported by village residents through separate fees or taxes.

    The Eagle Times reported that some committee members said the plan doesn't include any details on the financial impact of the merge. It also doesn't specify any benefits for the town or village.

    Some Bellows Falls trustees felt the plan lacked enough information to bring it to a public hearing.

    The proposal has been tabled for now.
    • Email Article
    •  
    •  Print Article
    2 Comments
    MORE IN This Just In
    NEW YORK ó His defiant protests helped shape Americansí opposition to the Vietnam War. Full Story
    Activist, Jesuit priest Daniel Berrigan dies at 94
    When Rutland City Mayor Christopher Louras told those gathered in the cityís aldermanic chambers... Full Story
    Immigrants part of Rutlandís fabric
    Sascha Mayer, co-founder and CEO of the Vermont-based company Mamava, has been... Full Story
    Vermonter to meet NYT journalist who inspired her company
    More Articles