Town Clerk & Treasurer
Jessy Pelow

Assistant Town Clerk & Asst. Treasurer
Donna Berry




Town Clerk's Report

As each year ends it amazes me at how quickly the year has passed.

In 2019, one of the biggest changes was with Vital Records and how everything is accounted for. The State of Vermont implemented a new Statewide Registration System for Town Clerks to track certified copies of vital records as well as printing them. With the new Statewide Registration System comes a searchable index of Vermont births and deaths for the public

https://secure.vermont.gov/VSARA/vitalrecords/search-tool.phpv

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As always, the town office is busy with our daily activities as well as serving the residents of Waterford, assisting the public, documenting land records and attending yearly trainings.

One of the most improved tools for the office has been the online tax maps. We are thankful for the progress the Listers continue to make with the tax maps as these maps are an important tool for our day-to-day functions.


As 2020 creeps up on me, this year will be a big year for the town office with four elections. Those elections include the Presidential Primary/Town Meeting Day, School Election in May, August Statewide Primary and the Presidential Primary in November. With this many elections brings the usual need for volunteers to help with counting. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the office as we would be grateful for your assistance.

Thank You Waterford residents for your continued support in making this another great year.


- Jessy M. Pelow



Treasurer's Report

I have been using NEMRC (the Town's primary Software) and becoming more familiar with the best practices to be used with NEMRC. Along with working closely with the Town's Auditors we have been successful in balancing our Town's accounts.

I will be working with the Select Board to simplify our account structure (many unused accounts may be deleted or consolidated with other accounts). I have already added a few for proper tracking.

The daily activities of Accounts Payable/Payroll/compiling data for the State of Vermont and the Federal Government as well as assisting with Town Clerk's activities keeps me hopping. We in the Town Clerk's Office have been busy with Dog licenses to Taxes. The ancillary functions take up nearly as much time as our routine tasks. As the Assistant Town Clerk, I will be assisting in all four election days this year. Yes, four.


I commit to continue to contribute to the progression of the town's improvements in efficiency and simplification. I look forward to what we will accomplish in 2020.

- Steve Eddy