Select Board

Members of the Select Board are elected annually at the Town Meeting on the first Tuesday in March.  Their terms are staggered with some individuals being elected for a two-year term and some being elected for a three-year term.  The current members of the Select Board are:

Member Term Ends Telephone No. & Email
Roland “Ted” Simmons 2020 948-2274
Paula Barnes 2020 948-2566
Thomas Audet

Walker E. James 2019 948-2074
Dave Larsen 2019  948-2859

The Select Board also assigns its members to be responsible for specific areas of concern.  For 2017 the assignments are:

  • Highways – Paula Barnes & Thomas Audet
  • Budgets and Finance – Thomas Audet & Roland “Ted” Simmons
  • Sewer – Walker James & Dave Larsen
  • Personnel and Service Organizations – Paula Barnes & Roland “Ted” Simmons
  • Legal and Regulatory – Roland “Ted” Simmons, Dave Larsen &Thomas Audet

The Select Board Chair is Thomas Audet; Vice Chair is Roland “Ted” Simmons

The Select Board assigns some members to serve as liaisons to “outside” organizations.  This year’s assignments are:

  • Transportation Advisory Board – Thomas Audet
  • Addison County Solid Waste Management District – Vacant
  • Orwell Town School – Vacant

The State requires that the Select Board appoint individuals or organizations to serve the community:

  • Inspector of Lumber, Shingles, and Wood – Allen M. Alger
  • Pound Keeper – Addison County Humane Society
  • Weigher of Coal – Allen R. Alger
  • Tree Warden – Allen M. Alger
  • Fence Viewers – (Listers) Cheryl Tudhope, Stephen James and Jean Audet
  • Clerk of the Board – Elizabeth “Betty” Walker
  • Newspaper – Addison Independent
  • Emergency Manager – Robert G. Arnebold

Official State Notification of Town of Orwell Appointments and Assignments


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