Hi all. It will be up to the new clerk to decide whether or not to change the vault combination. On the issue of incompatibility of offices, a selectboard member may be a second constable. The reason the selectboard member cannot serve as a first constable is because in the event that you do not elect a delinquent tax collector the constable serves in this role -- and the offices of selectboard and tax collector are incompatible. Deb Deborah Markowitz Secretary of State 26 Terrace Street Montpelier, Vermont 05602 802-828-2148 ________________________________ From: Vermont Municipal Government Discussion Network [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of katharine bergen Sent: Wednesday, February 03, 2010 11:12 AM To: [log in to unmask] Subject: Questions Hi all, We have two questions from the Selects: 1. Since I am retiring in March (I will stay as the new clerk's assistant) should the combination of the vault be changed? 1. On the issue of incompatibility of offices, the 1st Constable cannot also be a selectman; how about 2nd constable? We have a guy running for both. Thank you, Kathy Bergen Wells Town Clerk/Treasurer for one more month! Yeah!