Board of Civil Authority

The members of the Board of Civil Authority includes members of the Selectboard, the elected Justices of the Peace, and the Town Clerk. The BCA has the following responsibilities:

  • Elections: The Board of Civil Authority has charge of the conduct of elections, including determining the qualification of applications to the voter checklist, staffing of the polls, counting ballots, and transporting ballots to voters and for other election business.
  • Tax Appeals: The Board of Civil Authority hears appeals from the decisions of the Listers. The BCA hears the appeal and testimony, conducts a site inspection and renders a final decision in writing. For details on your rights as a property owner, click here to download the A Handbook on Property Tax Assessment Appeals, published by the Vermont Secretary of State’s Office.

Members and Terms

 

JUSTICES OF THE PEACE - Terms expire 1/31/2023

Zeke Church, Vice Chair

c/o Sugarbush Property Group

2387 Sugarbush Access Road

Warren, VT  05674

496-3222 (h) / 583-2400 (w)

[email protected]

Andreas Lehner, Chair

343 Cross Road

Waitsfield, VT  05673

496-3496 (h)

[email protected]

Mary Lehner

343 Cross Road

Waitsfield, VT  05673

496-3496 (h)

[email protected].com

Helen Myers

2762 North Road

Waitsfield, VT  05673

496-3892 (h)

[email protected]

Jennifer Peterson (+ Town Clerk)

4144 Main Street

Waitsfield, VT  05673

496-9805 (h) / 496-2218 x3 (w)

[email protected]

Roberta “Bobbi” Rood

7512 Main Street

Waitsfield, VT  05673

496-5247 (h)

[email protected]

Karen Rookwood

5864 Main Street

Waitsfield, VT  05673

496-7151 (h)

[email protected]

 

 

Links

Vermont Agencies & Information

Vermont Secretary of State
Vermont Department of Taxes
Vermont Department of Property Valuation & Review

Publications & Other Resources

Vermont Secretary of State, About Abatement
Vermont Institute of Government, Are You Appealing?
Vermont Secretary of State, Tax Appeal Handbook