Windham Town Office will have modified hours the weeks of 11/23 and 11/30

Please be aware that the Windham Town Office will have modified hours the weeks of 11/23 and 11/30:

Monday 4 p.m.-8 p.m.

Tuesday 6 a.m.-10 a.m.

Saturday November 28 8 a.m.-12 p.m.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you,

Mike

Mike McLaine

Windham Town Clerk

Windham Town Office

5976 Windham Hill Road

Windham, Vermont 05359

Tel: (802)-874-4211

Fax: (802)-874-4144
http://townofwindhamvt.com/

Normal Office Hours:: 

Monday 12 p.m.-8 p.m.

Tuesday 6 a.m.-10 a.m.

Wednesday 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Closed Thursday & Friday and All Federal Holidays

Fourth Saturday of the month 8am-12pm

Town of Windham Election Results

There was a large turnout for both elections:  284 out of 352 voters for the General Election, and 253 out of 352 for the School Board election.

The results are as follows:

General Election:

President:  Biden 187, Trump 83, blank and others 14

Representative:  Welch 173, Berry 65, blank and others 46

Governor:  Scott 192, Zuckerman 69, blank and others 23

Lt. Governor:  Gray 125, Milne 123, blank and others 36

State Treasurer:  Pearce 119, Branagan 83, blank and others 82

Secretary of State:  Condos 152, Paige 76, blank and others 56

Auditor:  Hoffer 163, Ericson 84, blank and others 37

Attorney General:  Donovan 159, Paige 75, blank and others 50

State Senators:  Balint 139, White 129, Parish 72, Lyddy 69, Colford 22, blank and others 137

State Representative:  Partridge 163, Goldman 142, Coyne 80, blank and others 183

High Bailiff:  Hagen 226, blank and others 58

Justices of the Peace:  Partridge 169, Tips-McLaine 169, Clinton 158, Hoover 158, Simonds 151, blank and others 615

School Board Election:

Partridge 129

Kehoe 124

Thank you to all who came out to vote, and a special thank you to the dedicated volunteers who helped with the process. 

Let me know of any questions or concerns.

Thanks,

Mike


Mike McLaine

Windham Town Clerk

Property Tax Information – Taxes Are Due Saturday, October 31

Property tax bills have been mailed out. Please contact the Town Office at 874-4211 if you have not received your bill. Taxes are due on Saturday, October 31, 2020. Payment will be considered delinquent on November 1. Interest will be assessed at 1% per month on the first of every month, beginning on November 1, with a 3% penalty added on January 1, 2021. 

A postmark of October 31 will be accepted as on-time payment. The Town Office will be open on October 31 from 9 AM – 5 PM for tax payments only.      

If you have any questions about your Homestead Declaration and State Exemption or Current Use, please contact the State of Vermont at     802-828-2505 or 866-828-2865. If you have questions about the assessed value of your property or believe there may be an error on your bill, please contact the Windham Listers on Wednesdays from 9 AM – Noon at the Town Office.

School Board Candidates’ Forum via Zoom

There will be a Candidates’ Forum tomorrow evening at 5 p.m. on the Zoom platform.  The invitation to the meeting is below.  The format will be as follows:

I will be moderating the meeting.  Each candidate will have 3-4 minutes to introduce themselves to the forum before I ask a question to both of them.  I will then ask the candidates questions that the members of the audience send to me via the chat feature on Zoom, or by raising their hand (if the audience member is only connecting via a telephone connection).  Please let me know if you have any questions.

Invitation:

Michael McLaine is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Windham School Board Candidates’ Forum

Time: Oct 13, 2020 05:00 PM

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Mike McLaine

Windham Town Clerk

Windham Town Office

5976 Windham Hill Road

Windham, Vermont 05359

Tel: (802)-874-4211

Fax: (802)-874-4144
http://townofwindhamvt.com/

Hours during COVID-19 outbreak: 

Monday 12 p.m.-8 p.m.

Tuesday 6 a.m.-10 a.m.

Wednesday 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Closed Thursday & Friday and All Federal Holidays

Fourth Saturday of the month 8am-12pm

IMPORTANT VOTING INFORMATION

To All Windham, VT Registered Voters:

GENERAL ELECTION

You should have received your Official Vermont General Election Ballot, November 3, 2020 by mail. Please read and follow all directions carefully (Both sides of Green paper insert, instructions to voters at top of ballot, and when voting in each category, do not vote for any more candidates than the ballot indicates: one, two or five. Be sure to turn ballot over and continue voting for not more than five candidates for Windham Justice of the Peace.) If you make a mistake, DO NOT ERASE. Contact the Town Clerk at 874-4211 to obtain another ballot. Your voted ballot MUST BE placed into the VOTED BALLOT envelope.  Only one ballot per envelope. THE FRONT OF THE VOTED BALLOT ENVELOPE MUST BE FILLED OUT COMPLETELY, SIGNED, DATED AND SEALED. The Voted Ballot envelope must then be put inside the postage paid Vermont Official Early or Absent Voters Ballot envelope, sealed and returned by mail NO LATER THAN MONDAY, OCTOBER 26 or must be delivered to the Town Clerk by Monday, November 2 by 8 PM or returned to the polls at the Windham Meeting House on November 3 between 10 AM and 7 PM.  A new secure locked Drop-Box has been installed to the left of the Town Office front door for you to deposit your ballot, if the Town Office is closed. If you have received a ballot in the mail, but plan to vote in-person, please bring your ballot with you to the polls. Ballots will be available at the polls for those who register late (can be done as late as Election Day, November 3 at the polls, but you will need valid identification and proof of address) or for those who have been mailed a ballot but have lost or misplaced it. A signed affidavit form will need to be completed at the polls to receive a ballot.

WINDHAM SCHOOL DISTRICT DIRECTOR

The ballots for Windham School District Director to replace Antje Ruppert to complete her term until Town Meeting, March 2, 2021 have been mailed to all Windham Registered Voters. Follow the directions at the top of the ballot carefully. Use black pen or pencil to fill in the oval next to the candidate of your choice: Erin Kehoe, Carolyn Partridge or a Write-In. VOTE FOR ONLY ONE. If you make a mistake, DO NOT ERASE. Contact the Town Clerk at 874-4211 to obtain another ballot. READ and FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY. There is an instruction sheet enclosed with your ballot. Basically, Follow the Same Procedure as above for Your General Election Ballot. Your voted ballot MUST BE placed into the VOTED BALLOT envelope. Only one ballot per envelope. THE FRONT OF THE VOTED BALLOT ENVELOPE MUST BE FILLED OUT COMPLETELY, SIGNED, DATED AND SEALED. The Voted Ballot envelope must then be put inside the Vermont Official Early or Absent Voters Ballot envelope, sealed, (postage must be added if mailing your ballot)  and returned by mail NO LATER THAN MONDAY, OCTOBER 26 or must be delivered to the Town Clerk by Monday, November 2 between Noon and 8 PM, or returned to the polls at the Windham Meeting House on November 3 between 10 AM and 7 PM.  A new secure locked Drop-Box has been installed to the left of the Town Office front door for you to deposit your ballot, if the Town Office is closed. If you have received a ballot in the mail, but plan to vote in-person, please bring your ballot with you to the polls. Ballots will be available at the polls for those who register late (can be done as late as Election Day, November 3 at the polls, but you will need valid identification and proof of address) or for those who have been mailed a ballot but have lost or misplaced it. A signed affidavit form will need to be completed at the polls to receive a ballot.

PLEASE VOTE! LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD! 

If you have any questions, please contact the Town Clerk, Mike McLaine at 874-4211, visit sos.vermont.gov (where you can also register to vote online) or email SOS.Elections@vermont.gov .

If you are not registered to vote in Windham, please go online at https://sos.vermont.gov/elections/voters to register, or for more voting information. There is no deadline to register in Vermont. You may register to vote up to and including the day of the election. However, if you register online the day before the election or on Election Day, your application may not be processed and your name may not appear on the voter checklist, and you may be asked to fill out another application at the polls. To be sure your name appears on the checklist,please register by the Friday before the election, October 30.

In-person voting will be at the Meeting House (26 Harrington Road), with polls open from 10 AM to 7 PM. Due to the size of the building, only one voter will be allowed into the building at a time.   Face masks will be required and social distancing rules will be enforced. Each voter will be given a golf pencil with which to vote; voters will keep the golf pencil. There will be signs directing you where to go, and election workers can answer any questions you may have.

Please contact the Town Clerk at (802)874-4211 with any specific questions or concerns you may have about the process.

If this is your first time voting by mail, keep the following guidelines in mind:

1) Please use black ink or pencil when marking your ballot. Remove stray marks and only vote for one candidate, unless otherwise noted on the ballot. Review your ballot to be sure there will be no question as to your vote by the person counting the votes.

2) Follow all directions carefully. You don’t want to have your vote “spoiled” or invalidated.

3) Everystate requires a voter to sign an affidavit on the outside of the sealed envelope containing their ballot, affirming their identity and eligibility to vote. So make sure you complete the Voted Envelope, Print your name, town, sign, date and seal this envelope before placing it into the outer envelope and seal it also. The most common reason for rejection of a ballot is that people forget to sign their ballot envelope, or do not enclose their ballot in the signed and sealed envelope.

Deer Valley Communications Union District plan and webinar

Deer Valley Communications District Business Plan and a webinar discussing the business plan. Both offer up to date information regarding the development of broadband in the town of Windham. 

Attached is a link to the Deer Valley  Communications Union District business plan and to an upcoming webinar this Wednesday at 6 PM.

Business plan:   http://www.windhamregional.org/broadband

WEBINAIR:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86465148079

Thank you 

David Cherry, Windham Representative DVCUD

Windham Town Office Hours

Please be aware that the office hours are now as follows:

Monday 12p-8p

Tuesday 6a-10a

Wednesday 10a-2p

Fourth Saturday of the Month 8a-12p

Let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you,


Mike McLaine

Windham Town Clerk

Windham Town Office

5976 Windham Hill Road

Windham, Vermont 05359

Tel: (802)-874-4211

Fax: (802)-874-4144
http://townofwindhamvt.com/

Hours during COVID-19 outbreak: 

Monday 12pm-8pm

Tuesday 6am-10am

Wednesday 10am-2pm

Closed Thursday & Friday and All Federal Holidays

Fourth Saturday of the month 8am-12pm