On Tuesday, March 6 a historic event will take place in
Killington voters will, for the first time, elect their officials,
pass or fail the town budget, and decide any warned questions
by Australian ballot as opposed to the face to face casting of
ballots at a Warned Town Meeting.
There are many differences between what was done previously and the
new Australian ballot that we now function under, but one huge
difference is that you can now go to the polling place (Sherburne
Elementary School) any time from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and cast your
I am Charlie Demarest, and this year I am running for the office of
Town Selectman. For those of you who do not know me, I have
been a Killington resident for approximately 32 years and currently
own and operate the Water Wheel Trading Company on Rte. 4 on
I am no stranger to the Selectman position having served in that
capacity for 12 years from 1984 to 1996. I have also served on the
Planning Commission, the Board of Civil Authority, the Zoning Board
of Adjustment, and as Town Auditor. There is no elected or
appointed position in the town government that I have not had
I am very disappointed with the performance and demeanor of the
existing Board of Selectmen and feel that change is needed.
If I am elected I pledge the following:
• I will give the town employees the
respect that they deserve. They are valuable assets to this
• I will not put anybody's special interests
before the best interest of the town as a whole.
• I believe in the EDTC (by any name) and
support it's original mission of the development of tourism
• I support a return to the Town Manager system.
We have a Town Manager, not a Town Secretary. The current Board of
Selectmen are micromanaging the town's affairs.
• I will treat the position of Selectman with
respect and not as a vehicle to forward a special interest
• I will not be a party to any discussions that
take place out of the public eye. The public has a right to
see and hear any discussion involving town business that involves
• I will not support the continuation of a water
study which has little support among those it would purportedly
Please come out and support the candidate of your choice on March