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Letter of Interest Requested for Municipal Merger Steering Committee

Posted Thursday, April 11, 2024

The Town and Village of Poultney have begun the process of hiring a consultant and forming a committee to study the feasibility of a Municipal Merger. A Merger Advisory Committee (formed of the Town Selectboard and Village Trustees) has organized to support initial steps for the project and is currently seeking Letters of Interest from Poultney Town and Poultney Village residents or property owners for candidates willing to serve on a ‘Merger Steering Committee’. The Merger Steering Committee is a working group that will be formed between May 2024 – June 2024 based on the needed areas of expertise outlined below and with recommendations from the consultant hired for the merger feasibility study. Please see the consultant Request for Proposal (RFP) online at the Town of Poultney website (

The Merger Advisory Committee is particularly interested in Steering Committee members that have experience, knowledge, or expertise relevant to any of the following topics: (a) municipal powers and duties; (b) roads and transportation infrastructure; (c) public works; (d) municipal meeting and elections; (e) planning, development, and zoning; (f) municipal budgets; (g) fiscal matters; (h) capital planning; (i) grand list value/tax implications; (j) human resources; and (k) tangible property.

Merger Steering Committee members will be expected to participate in no less than 6 committee meetings and 2 public meetings anticipated to be held between June 2024 – March 2025.

Letters of interest can be delivered to the Town Office (9 Main St.) or Village Office (177 Main St.) during regular hours, mailed to the Town or Village Office, or sent via email to the Town/Village Manager (poultneymanager@ Letters of interest must be received by May 6, 2024.