2015-2016 Town Officers and Representatives
Justices of the Peace
Although historically Justices of the Peace (JPs) performed important judicial functions in towns, the tasks of todayÃ¢s JPs are primarily: to administer oaths of office; to perform marriage ceremonies and civil unions; and to serve on the Board of Civil Authority.
The number of justices allocated to each town is apportioned to population; Sharon has four justices.ÃÂ Justices are nominated for office at the September political party primaries in each even-numbered year. (Independent candidates may also have their names placed on the ballot by petition.) Justices are elected biennially on the first Tuesday in November.
Current Sharon Justices of the Peace are: Pamela Brackett, James A. Fisk, Bryana Fisk-Brackett and Philip Pomerville
Board of Civil Authority (BCA)
The Board of Civil Authority is made up of the Selectboard, the Town Clerk, and the Justices of the Peace. The BCA is the governing body for elections. Duties of this board include assisting in elections, delivering and counting ballots, maintaining checklists and hearing tax appeals.
The Health Officer, appointed by the Selectboard, addresses public health and safety issues such as dog bites, failing septic systems, contaminated water or unhealthy living conditions, and mental health issues. Health Officers are kept up to date by attending at least one statewide workshop each year.
The Chair of the Selectboard serves as Health Officer presently, as there is no appointee.
Town Service Officer
The Town Service Officer, appointed by the Selectboard, is charged with assisting individuals within the town who require emergency food, fuel or shelter assistance, but only when the Vermont Department of Social Welfare is closed on weekends or after hours.
Sharon Town Service Officer: vacant
Sharon Transportation Committee (TAC) Representative to Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission: vacant
E911 CoordinatorÃÂ is Galen Mudgett, Lister
Emergency Director/Coordinators are Becky Owen and Dana DurkeeÃÂ
Sharon Tree Warden is Vince Gross
Surveyor of Lumber and CoalÃÂ is Wilfred Moore
Fence Viewers are Brad Atwood, Helen Barrett, and Roland Potter
Flood Hazard Area Administrator for Flood Review Board and Zoning/Administrative Officer is Preston Bristow
Greater Upper Valley Solid Waste Management District: Paul Haskell-Sharon Representative
Grand Juror is Pamela Brackett
First ConstableÃÂ is Roland Potter
TRORC Commissioner is Paul Haskell and Deb Jones (Alternate)
TRORC Executive Board Member is Paul Haskell
Road Commissioner/Foreman is Tim Higgins