2014 Open Meeting Law Resources

The legislature significantly amended Vermont’s Open Meeting Law this year. See below for a list of resources and announcements

• Vermont's Open Meeting Law 1 V.S.A. §§ 310-314 ; Act 143

• VLCT's 2014 Open Meeting Law Frequently Asked Questions

• VLCT Model Rules of Procedure for Muncipal Boards, Committees, and Commissions (available as [pdf] or [Word]).

• Vermont Digital Economy Project Municipal Websites Page

Open Meeting Law and Public Records Act Workshop, September 10, Capitol Plaza

For more information or to schedule an onsite workshop, please contact Abby Friedman at afriedman@vlct.org or 800-649-7915, ext. 1926.

Municipal Services Award; VLCT Board of Directors Vacancy

The Municipal Service Award is given to an elected or appointed municipal official who has shown an active commitment to strong local government beyond the borders of his or her community – such as service to the Vermont League of Cities and Towns – and has also demonstrated a commitment to his or her municipality by serving on a board or commission. Do you know someone who deserves this award? If so, we encourage you to nominate him or her. The deadline to do so has been extended to Friday, August 15. Here is the nomination form. There is also a vacancy among the VLCT Board of Directors. Do you know someone who could serve in that role? A member shall be “a qualified official of a member city or town” who is “currently holding the position of selectperson, mayor, municipal manager, clerk, treasurer, or position established in a municipal charter with responsibilities comparable to one of the aforementioned.” Here's more information. That deadline, too, is Friday, August 15.

PACIF's Newest Police Policy

This new model policy concerns Fair and Impartial Policing.

If Your Group Had an HRA in 2013, You Must Pay the IRS by 7/31/2014

Employers that were self-insured or had a Health Reimbursement Arrangement in 2013 must pay the updated annual PCORI fee of $2 per participating employee with IRS Form 720 by July 31, 2014. Here is our letter explaining it to VLCT members, and here is this year's tax form with the necessary fields highlighted in yellow.

Please Golf with Us on August 13th

VLCT invites municipal employees, officials, and governing board members to the 2014 Local Officials Golf Outing on Wednesday, August 13 at the Green Mountain National Golf Club in Killington. The informative registration form has been emailed to all VLCT member municipalities.

Total Worker Health Introduced at Vt Safety Conference on May 16

Presenters included VLCT's own Heidi Joyce and Fred Satink. Click here for Heidi's presentation.

What's in a One-to-One PACIF WorkStrong Wellness Consultation?

This new YouTube video gives a quick overview of one way we are helping PACIF members' employees get serious about wellness. Studies show that healthy workers are injured less often and recover more quickly than unhealthy ones. In each One-to-One Wellness Consultation, Heidi Joyce spends 30 minutes with a single employee to get a handle on his or her wellness status and develop customized strategies for improving. Members just need to schedule several consultations for a single day so Heidi can share her know-how and enthusiasm.

 

 
 
 
 
 

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2014 Weekly Policy Highlights

VLCT Advocacy's Weekly Policy Highlights are now posted here.

Want a little video with your pdf file? Then watch VLCT's new series of online videos. Each Friday during the legislative session, we'll summarize legislative issues that most impact Vermont's cities and towns.