Sutton is one step closer to joining the Northeast Kingdom Waste Management District.

Selectmen signed a letter at a meeting last night expressing their desire to join the district\'s board of supervisors. The board also heard that one of its members has resigned.

In a discussion about the waste disrict action, Selectman Stan Weed said, \"The only concern I have is that we cover all bases ... We have to get the terms and the whole nine yards.\"

Recycling committee member David Tucker agreed. He reminded the board membership would be on a trial basis for one year. If the town wants to withdraw after that it can without paying a fee.

At a special meeting earlier this month voters elected to rejoin the district by a vote of 103-29. The meeting was held after the recycling committee recommended joining the district to solve the town\'s waste management problems.

This was a change of heart for Sutton residents since they voted to withdraw from the district in 1996.

Members of the committee will attend a meeting of the district supervisors Jan. 8 to discuss details of the contract. An informational meeting will then be held to inform residents.

The final decision will be made at town meeting with a vote by Australian ballot.

Weed announced that Selectman Doug Henderson resigned. He said Henderson had been thinking about it but a recent stroke was the deciding factor. He said Henderson, who was not at the meeting, is doing well.

\"He did a lot of legwork for the town,\" Weed said, and will be missed on the board.

Henderson had already resigned as water supervisor at a previous meeting. Weed said the board is looking for someone to take his place which is a paid position.

Weed said the board would not be appointing someone to fill Henderson\'s vacancy as selectman. His replacement will be elected at town meeting.

In other business, selectmen were told by Town Clerk Dorreen Devenger the town-wide reappraisal is continuing. The town has hired the independent Vermont Appraisal Company to do the job which is scheduled to be completed this spring. The company is photographing each building in town, she said.

Weed pointed out the appraisers do not call ahead for appointments.

\"They just show up,\" he said.

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