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Underhill recall seeks to remove selectman

Published: Oct. 18, 2021 at 4:28 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 18, 2021 at 4:48 PM EDT
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UNDERHILL, Vt. (WCAX) - Voters in Underhill are headed to the polls Tuesday to decide whether to recall a selectboard member.

Supporters of the recall claim Peter Duval was disrespectful toward town staff and is misusing his role as an elected official.

Recall votes in Vermont are extremely rare. Underhill is among just over a dozen towns that have adopted a recall policy. They passed theirs during Town Meeting Day last year. Any charter changes passed by towns have to be approved by the Vermont Legislature.

“It’s a little bit of uncharted territory for the town of Underhill, but we have enough guidance to move forward. It should be interesting to see what happens,” said Bob Stone, the Vice-Chair of the Underhill Selectboard.

Duval says he doesn’t understand the rush to vote and that there is no need for the recall.

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