Notice of Vacancy on Selectboard – November 16, 2021

NOTICE OF VACANCY on Grafton Selectboard

In accordance with 24 V.S.A. § 961(a), the Selectboard of the Town of Grafton hereby gives notice of a vacancy created by resignation on the Selectboard effective November 16, 2021.

The Selectboard, pursuant to 24 V.S.A. § 963, will consider an appointment to fill the vacancy at its meeting on December 6, 2021.  Interested persons should send a letter or email to the Selectboard by noon on December 6, 2021 (see address information below).  The person appointed will serve until March 1, 2022, Town Meeting Day, or until a town election is had at a Special Town Meeting held before March 1, 2022.


Titles 17 V.S.A. § 2643 and 24 V.S.A. § 963 grant citizens the right to petition for a vote to replace the Selectboard’s appointee at a special Town Meeting.  If a special town meeting is called, the newly elected town officer will remain in office for the balance of the unexpired term.  If a special Town Meeting is not called, the Selectboard appointee will remain in office until the next annual Town Meeting.


Additional information pertaining to the notice and its contents may be obtained by contacting Bill Kearns (802) 843-2552 during normal office hours.

Dated this 16th day of November, 2021.

Joseph Pollio, Selectboard Chair

Letters of interest should be mailed to:

Grafton Selectboard

PO Box 180

Grafton, VT  05146

or via email to:


Town Well Testing

Town Wells: As a precaution in early December 2018 the Selectboard had the water wells serving the Town Hall, Grafton Library and Town Highway Garage tested for PFAs and PFOAs by Verterre. All three wells tested “No Detections.”    See this report: J46497-1 UDS Level 2 Report Final Report  in particular page 5.


PFAS testing at GES
Dept of Environmental Conservation Representative August 15, in relevant part:

“I was able to visit the school earlier this week and work with our contractor to develop a preliminary investigation work plan. We plan on sampling a couple of the closest private wells to get some more data from deep groundwater and we will be focusing our testing on the shallow soil and groundwater near the school’s septic system and leachfield. The data that we get from this preliminary investigation will inform the need to sample elsewhere. We will not be sampling other wells in the town unless the data shows a reason to do so. It will be a few weeks before we can evaluate this next set of data.”

The Dept. of Environment Conservation Contractor, Verterre, which is doing the testing at the school, filed its initial report date Oct 22, 2018. As it now exists, the report is too large to post on this site. Contact Bill Kearns at or 843 2552 and he will send it to you digitally, or you can come into Town Hall and read it. This si the meat of the report.


Emerald Ashborer Beetle
Licensing you Dog
Dog licenses are to be renewed annually on or before April 1st each year.  To obtain new license or re-license for current year, please bring a current Rabies Vaccination. Due to the Coronavirus this deadline has been extended to June 1st and can be done by mail. Cost is $9 spayed/neutered. Not spayed/neutered $13


Please direct any comments and questions to Bill Kearns, Town Administrator

(802) 843-2552