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Public Hearing Notice - Motor Vehicle and Traffic Ordinance Amendments
Notice of Public Hearing
Tuesday, July 2, 2024
7:05 p.m.

The Williston Selectboard will hold a public hearing to receive comments on proposed changes to the Williston Motor Vehicle and Traffic Ordinance. The public hearing will take place on Tuesday, July 2, 2024 at 7:05 p.m. in the Beckett/McGuire Meeting Room at Williston Town Hall located at 7900 Williston Road with remote participation available using the online platform zoom with access information listed at the bottom of this hearing notice.

 The purpose of this public hearing is to receive public comment on proposed changes to the Williston Motor Vehicle and Traffic Ordinance and related Appendices A and B.  The proposed changes include the following:

  • Article IV: Exempt emergency vehicles from parking and standing provisions during their duties, regardless of emergency lighting use.
  • Article VI: Remove redundant language already included in Article XI, Section 11.04.
  • Article X, Section 10.01: Allow for a designee to be authorized to have vehicles removed when parking contrary to ordinance or law so Police Chief does not need to be contacted each time.
  • Article XI, Section 11.02: The Vermont Legislature is considering setting towing amounts in statute, which would invalidate this section if enacted. Edit anticipates the potential change and remains accurate whether or not the changes are enacted.
  • Article XII, Section 12.01: Legal update to reflect current statutes.
  • Article XIII, Section 13.01: Delete references to outdated notices.
  • Article XIII, Section 13.02: Align language with state statutes and adjust penalty amounts to match proposed updates in Article XIII, Section 13.03.
  • Article XIII, Section 13.03 and 13.04: Establish a minimum civil penalty, set current penalties as the maximum, and organize waiver amounts in a clear chart.
  • Appendix A – Speed Limits: Correction of a typo.
  • Appendix B – Stop/Yield Intersections: Addition of a new intersection.

If adopted, the amendments may become effective 60 days after the public hearing and vote by the Selectboard.

Notice is hereby given that any ordinance or amendment thereto adopted by the Town of Williston may be disapproved by a vote of a majority of the qualified voters at an annual or special meeting as provided in 24 V.S.A. §1973.

The above is a summary. Copies of the text of the proposed amendment are available at the Town Manager’s Office in the Williston Town Hall, 7900 Williston Road, Williston, VT. The text of the proposed amendment is also available on the Town's Website https://town.williston.vt.us (Public Records & Documents – Legal Notices). If you have any questions, please contact Town Manager Erik Wells at ewells@willistonvt.org or (802) 876-1168.

Dated at the Town of Williston, Vermont, this 5th day of June, 2024.

Erik Wells,

Town Manager

Zoom Participation: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85808962404 

Phone: 1-646-558-8656; Meeting ID: 858 0896 2404

Publication Date: June 6, 2024 (Williston Observer)


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