CCCUD Public Hearing to Receive Comment on Proposed FY24 Budget – 3:00pm, November 8, 2023
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A virtual hearing will take place on November 8, 2023 at 3:00pm to receive comments and to hear from all other interested persons regarding the CCCUD proposed fiscal year 2024 budget. Comments may be submitted in writing or emailed to Ann Janda, Clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for submitting comments in writing is November 7, 2023 at 12:00 PM.
Approximately 3% of house sites (E911 addresses) in the region do not have high-speed internet. 75% have cable internet, but would be better served by fiber internet. Fiber internet service is becoming increasingly necessary with multiple devices connected for online uses such as school, telework, telehealth, and more. Only 30% of commercial sites in the region have fiber high speed internet. A Communications Union District (CUD) is a municipal organization made of two or more towns for the purpose of building, or causing to be built, communication infrastructure together. CUDs may plan, contract, build, and manage the infrastructure that will provide high speed internet.
The CCCUD Board meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month at 3pm. For agendas, minutes, and more information, see below.
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WHAT IS A COMMUNICATIONS UNION DISTRICT (CUD)?
A Communications Union District (CUD) is a municipal organization made of two or more towns for the purpose of building, or causing to be built, communication infrastructure together. CUDs may plan, contract, build, and manage the infrastructure that will provide high speed internet. The main function of the CUD would be to deliver public funds to the providers to build the network and to provide public oversight to ensure broadband service is provided to underserved locations at speeds of at least 100/100 Mbps in accordance with Act 71. By working together, municipalities are more likely to attract a provider and leverage financial resources. After the formation of the CUD, other municipalities can join with a vote of the Selectboard.
For more information about CUDs, visit the Vermont Communications Union Districts webpage.
Chittenden county CUD Overview
The Chittenden County CUD is currently made up of eight municipalities: Essex, Essex Junction, Jericho, Shelburne, South Burlington, Underhill, Westford and Williston.
- Chittenden County CUD Bylaws »
- Chittenden County CUD Conflict of Interest Policy »
- Chittenden County CUD Purchasing Policy »
CUD AGENDAS & MINUTES
The CCCUD Board meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month at 3:00pm.
- September 13, 2023 | Agenda » | Clerk’s Report » | FY24 Budget (Draft) » | January-August 2023 Financial Report » | Minutes (Draft) »
- August 23, 2023 | Agenda » | Jan-July 2023 Financial Report » | Clerk’s Report » | Minutes »
- August 9, 2023 | Agenda » | Financial Report » | Clerk’s Report » | Minutes »
- July 26, 2023 | Agenda » | Minutes »
- June 14, 2023 | Agenda » | Sample Board Member Ad » | Minutes »
- May 24, 2023 | Agenda » | CUD Letter of Engagement for Legal Services » | Minutes »
- May 10, 2023 | Agenda » | Minutes »
- April 26, 2023 | Agenda » | Minutes »
- April 7, 2023 | Agenda » | Minutes »
- March 22, 2023 | Agenda » | Draft RFP for Consultant Services » | VCUDA Membership – Motion to Apply » | Minutes »
- March 8, 2023 | Agenda » | Minutes »
- February 22, 2023 | Agenda » | Draft Executive Director Job Description » | Minutes »
- February 8, 2023 | Agenda » | Westford Request to Join CCCUD » | Underhill Request to Join CCCUD » | Minutes »
- January 25, 2023 | Agenda » | Draft Purchasing Policy » | Minutes »
- January 5, 2023 | Agenda » | Packet » | Minutes »
CUD BOARD MEMBERS
- Essex Junction | Representative: Regina Mahony (Chair) | Alternate: TBD
- Essex | Representative: Hubert Norton | Alternate: Andy Watts
- Jericho | Representative: John Abbott (Vice Chair) | Alternate: Angelike Contis
- Shelburne | Representative: David Solomon | Alternate: TBD
- South Burlington | Representative: Jessie Baker | Alternate: Colin McNeil
- Underhill | Representative: Brad Holden | Alternate: TBD
- Westford | Representative: Julia Andrews | Alternate: TBD
- Williston | Representative: Michael Vance | Alternates: Erin Dickinson, Erik Wells
- Charlie Baker (Treasurer)
- Ann Janda (Clerk)
- Municipal websites: Essex Town » | Essex Junction » | Jericho » | Shelburne » | South Burlington » | Williston »
- View a map of broadband in Chittenden County »
- Read the full text of the state statute »
- View more information about the nine CUDs already formed in Vermont »
november 2022 vote
On November 8th, 2022, five Chittenden County municipalities (Essex, Essex Junction, Shelburne, South Burlington, and Williston) voted yes to enter into a Chittenden County Communications Union District (CUD).
For more information, please contact Charlie Baker, CCRPC Executive Director.