The Town of Roxbury (VT) Board of Civil Authority consists of the Town Clerk, the Selectboard, and the elected Justices of the Peace. Meetings of the Board are called by the Town Clerk or the Selectboard. The Board of Civil Authority:
- assist with the running of elections,
- act as a quasi-judicial board for grievances between taxpayers and Listers,
- maintain the Town voter checklist.
The members of the Board of Civil Authority assist the Town Clerk, as Presiding Officer, with the smooth running of elections, and assist with the counting of ballots. At least one member of the Board of Civil Authority is generally present at the Roxbury Town Offices (polling place) throughout the day.
If a taxpayer has a grievance with a decision by the Board of Listers, the taxpayer can appeal to the Board of Civil Authority. The Board hears evidence from all parties involved, and renders a decision. Guidelines for appeals to the Board of Civil Authority, and the appropriate forms to be used can be found in the Property Valuation and Review’s “VT Handbook of Property Tax Assessment Appeals (Rev. 2009) (PDF)”.
The Board of Civil Authority is responsible for reviewing all applications for addition to the Town’s Voter Checklist. Every two years the Board must review the Voter Checklist and make a list of names of voters to be challenged.