Town Meeting Day is Tuesday, March 1, 2016. To assist towns in fulfilling their Town Meeting Day obligations, the Municipal Assistance Center has created a 2016 Resources page that includes model Town Meeting warnings and articles. You can also download a summary of VLCT's activities [Word] [pdf file] to include in your town report.
The IRS is now giving employers more time to comply with its requirements for reporting 2015 ACA (health insurance) information. The deadline to provide employees with their Employee Statements by January 31 has been extended by two months to March 31, 2016, and the other two deadlines have been extended by three months. IRS Notice 2016-04 explains this. We added electronic yellow sticky notes to the relevant article in the January VLCT News to indicate this update.
The VLCT Board of Directors has set the organization’s membership dues for the dues year beginning in July of 2016 at $1.10 per capita, based on the 2010 U.S. Census population figures; the per municipality service fee is $950. [Read more.] Associate Membership dues for the same time period were set at $800, a $50 increase over the current rate. [Read more.] A table showing the DY 2016-2017 dues for all VLCT members is here.
The February 5, 2016, Weekly Legislative Report is now posted here.
The 2016 VLCT Municipal Policy was developed during the summer by local officials and adopted by the membership at the VLCT Annual Meeting on October 8. The policy will guide the actions of the Board and Advocacy staff in the legislature, as well as with administration officials, the Congressional delegation, and other partners during the coming year.
The Public Service Department recently hosted five hearings on its draft Comprehensive Energy Plan to solicit Vermonters’ thoughts on the state’s energy future. The goal of the plan is to meet 90% of the state’s energy needs by renewable energy in 2050. Learn more about the plan or comment on it here.
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This YouTube video gives a quick overview of one way we are helping PACIF members' employees get serious about wellness. Studies show that healthy workers are injured less often and recover more quickly than unhealthy ones. In each One-to-One Wellness Consultation, Heidi Joyce spends 30 minutes with a single employee to get a handle on his or her wellness status and develop customized strategies for improving. Members just need to schedule several consultations for a single day so Heidi can share her know-how and enthusiasm.