THE CANAAN TOWN OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED FROM 9 AM TO 1 PM ON MONDAY, JANUARY 28TH
TO ATTEND A WORKSHOP
Vermont Election Laws
Vermont Election Laws no longer require Vermont Towns to hold a yearly nomination caucus: The sole purpose of which is to have a candidate for each vacant office.
Interested candidates wishing to run for election as a Town Official must get a petition at the Canaan Town Clerk’s Office. The petition must be signed by 1% of the legal voters of the Town of Canaan. (This is about 7 signatures)
The petition form must be submitted to the Town Clerk’s Office no later than 5:00 p.m. on January 28, 2019. If you are interested in seeing someone’s name on the ballot, please do not hesitate to pick up a petition.
The following is a list of Town Officers on the 2019 Ballot:
Town Moderator 1 year
School Moderator 1 year
Selectboard 3 years
Lister 3 years
School Director 3 years
School Director 2 years
School Director 1 year
Auditor 3 years
Trustee of Public Funds 3 years
Library Trustee 3 years
Library Trustee 2 years
Library Trustee 1 year
Grand Juror 1 year
Town Agent 1 year
Sexton 1 year
If you have any questions regarding the positions, terms, and duties, please contact the Town Clerk’s Office.
ATTEST: Noreen Labrecque, Town Clerk
NOTICE TO RESIDENTS
The Canaan Selectboard would like to remind town residents that, despite the best efforts of the town road crew not to do so, sometimes items within the town highway right-of-way get damaged, either by snow removal or other highway maintenance equipment. The town is not responsible for damages obtained within this 25 foot from center of road. The Selectboard is asking that residents beware before leaving or placing objects such as vehicles, fences, trees, signs, etc. within these boundaries. Objects may be removed at the owner's expense.
Gregory D. Noyes, Chairman
Haven L. Haynes, Jr.
Frank T. Sawicki, Jr.
The Canaan Town Office will close at 12:00 p.m. on December 24th and reopen at 9:00 a.m. on December 26th;
and will close at 12:00 p.m. on December 31st and reopen at 9:00 a.m. on January 2nd.
Effective December 1, 2018 through April 1, 2019 it is unlawful to park between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. on all streets and roads in Canaan and Beecher Falls (this includes Town Roads and VT Rtes. 102, 114 and 253.)
No person, other than an employee in the performance of his or her offical duties as authorized by the agency of transportation or the Selectboard, shall plow or otherwise deposit snow onto the traveled way, shoulder or sidewalk of a State Highway or a class 1, 2 or 3 Town Highway.
(V.S.A. T.23 Section 1126a.)
The Town of Canaan is a picturesque community located on the Connecticut River in Northeastern Vermont. It is bordered by New Hampshire and Quebec and many consider it to be the "real" Northeast Kingdom of Vermont.
Canaan is a great place to live, work and visit. Its current population of 972 is primarily employed in the tourist and logging industries. During its 225 year history, Canaan has provided its inhabitants with superb water and sewer service, roads, schools, libraries and recreational and cultural activities.
People in Canaan take pride in their independent nature and "can do" attitude. The myriad of activities (moose festival, softball tournaments, sugar on snow social, fall festival, art in the park exhibit, historical society, parades, variety shows, dances, American Legion functions, church suppers, etc.) conducted by members of the community demonstrate that given a task they will successfully carry it out with a high degree of confidence and professionalism.