An ongoing fracas over plans for a new town garage in Mount Holly, a town of 1,237 between Killington and Okemo mountains in Vermont, illustrates the challenge to the public process inherent with the attitude and relationships of small New England towns. The Select Board proceeded with planning the garage – and whether the discussion and planning was in the open, in publicly posted meetings is up for debate – up to the point where it went to bid this spring.
By Maria Archangelo, president of Vermont Press Association and publisher of the Stowe Reporter and Waterbury Record Let’s applaud the Legislature for taking several giant steps forward on access to Vermont’s public records. And, let’s also give a cheer for its decision to do nothing this year to improve Vermont’s open-meetings law. That’s right, the […]