Board of Civil Authority

The members of the Board of Civil Authority include members of the Select Board, the elected Justices of the Peace, and the Town Clerk. The BCA has the following responsibilities:

  • reviewing and approving applications for addition to the voter checklist;
  • purging the checklist every two years;
  • to provide help with running elections (such as assistance during voting hours, tallying ballots at the close of the election); and
  • hearing grievances from taxpayers (if the taxpayer disagrees with the Board of Listers decision on the property assessment).

The members of the Board of Civil Authority in Pawlet are: Justices of the Peace Raymond Duquette, Sr., Mary Elizabeth (Beth) Kashner, Sue LaPorte, Eric Mach, Gilbert Mach, John Malcolm, Ashley Waite; and Select Board members Mike Beecher, Sarah Ludlam, Ed Cleveland,  and Robert Jones and Charles Weeden. Clerk of the Board is Deb Hawkins, Pawlet Town Clerk.

BCA Meeting Minutes
BCAMinutesJune232015