by Joseph Gresser
BARTON—Barton Village has most of a new set of trustees. In what appears to be continued fallout from last year’s attempt to sell the village electric department to the Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEC), Nate Sicard, chair of the trustees, was twice defeated for re-election at the village’s Annual Meeting on March 8.
He was nominated for a fourth three-year term, but easily defeated by Gina Lyon with a margin of 36 to 24 votes. Nominated for the two-years remaining on trustee Jacqueline Laurion’s term, Mr. Sicard lost to Marilyn Prue, 35-24.
Ms. Laurion was not nominated.
At the conclusion of the meeting, the last trustee left standing, Justin “Tin” Barton-Caplan announced his resignation. …
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