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Town of Newfane Board of Civil Authority Agenda: February 7, 2024

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6:05 Changes or additions to the agenda.

6:10 Review new voter registration list.

6:15 Approve assistant election officials.

6:20 Determine pairs of BCA members to deliver ballots to homebound voters.

6:25 Discuss town meeting election and when BCA members can serve.

6:30 Discuss early processing of absentee ballots and determine if/when that will take place and who will process them.

6:40 Any other legal business

Adjourn meeting.

Notice of Board of Civil Authority Meeting: 7 February 2024

Pursuant to the provisions of 24 V.S.A. Section 1535(a), notice is hereby given that the Board of Civil Authority within and for the Town of Newfane will on the

7th day of February 2024, at 6:00 o’clock in the p.m.

meet at the Newfane Town Office Selectboard Meeting Room in said Town and on Zoom to conduct the following business: discuss the election to be held on Town Meeting Day, March 5, create 2 person teams to deliver ballots to homebound voters if requested, determine if we will allow using any registered Newfane voter to serve as an assistant election official for the year, review the list of voters added to the checklist from August 1, 2023 thru January 31, 2024, determine if absentee ballots will be processed into the tabulator before election day, and determine the date and participants of the testing of the tabulator.

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by: Carol Hesselbach
Board of Civil Authority Clerk
February 1, 2024

Copy: Town Office, Williamsville Post Office, WW Building Supply, Moore Free Library,
Board of Civil Authority Members, Newfane Website

Board of Civil Authority Meeting Minutes: January 18, 2021

Present: Committee Members: Gloria Cristelli, Carol Hesselbach, Sandra Dadik, Priscilla Cotton, Marion Dowling, Shelly Huber, Michael Fitspatrick, Chris Williams, Angela Sanborn

Community Members: Jeryl Julian Cisse, Brenda Siegel, Ken Estey, Lynn Forrest

Priscilla Cotton, Chair, called the meeting to order at 7:52 p.m.

The Chair asked for a motion on the location of the vote to be held on March 2, 2021.

Carol Hesselbach made a motion that the Australian Ballot vote on March 2, 2021 take place at the Newbrook Fire Station on Route 30 instead of at the traditional location for the annual Town Meeting.

Motion was seconded by Angela Sanborn.

The Chair asked if anyone wanted to speak to the motion.

Carol Hesselbach stated that the thought to change the location was because there is no in person annual meeting this year and parking and access are easier at the Fire Station.

She indicated that she had spoken to the Fire Department and they were fine with us voting there and had put us on the calendar.

Gloria Cristelli mentioned making sure the parking lot was plowed and Carol agreed that she would do that.

Priscilla called for a vote.
Motion passed unanimously.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:57 PM.

Respectfully submitted by,

Carol Hesselbach
Recording Clerk of the BCA


Pursuant to the provisions of 24 V.S.A., §801, notice is hereby given that the Board of Civil Authority within and for the Town of Newfane will on the 18th day of January, 2021, at the conclusion of the regular Selectboard Meeting which begins at 6:00 p.m., meet on Zoom to conduct the following business: to determine the location for the Australian Ballot voting to take place on March 2, 2021, since there will be no in-person Town Meeting on that date.

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Board of Civil Authority Meeting Minutes: 08/25/2020

Present: Priscilla Cotton, Carol Hesselbach, Steve Levine, Sandra Dadik. Daniel Pellino, property owner, representing himself, and Doris Knechtel and Frank Suponski, representing the Listers. After the first hearing, Daniel Pellino left and Charles Mallory and Jessica Fogg appeared by speaker phone as representatives of the 2nd property owner.
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