Ah, I know the scenario very well. Until the
past six months, our lister situation here was really bad, so bad that the SB
was considering farming it out to a firm, although no one thought that was
Then the SB appointed a lister who is incredibly
dedicated, energetic and knowledgeable, which started turning things
around. Next, the voters (on the SB and new lister's recommendation),
tripled the lister budget at Town Meeting, including raising salaries and making
a provision for mileage. Then the SB appointed a second lister, and
made provision for training of that person. Due to these efforts, we're now in
good shape and getting better. But prior to that, the Town Clerk-Treasurer
WAS indeed doing lots of lister work (reluctantly!).
So I think it's important that the SB and voters
step up to the plate and create the conditions that make the lister job a bit
more attractive to people...
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, April 22, 2008 10:07
Subject: LISTERS -
Enosburgh would like to know from the town clerks
how much work on current use, HS-122 downloads, etc., that should be work of
listers that you do your selves? We are having trouble finding any
listers my board would like any input.