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Monkton Town Meeting results 2019

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Posted on March 7, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



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GIRL SCOUTS MIKALAH Russell, left, Lily James Roberts, Lucy Parker, Patty McNerney and Natalie Adams offer sustenance to residents who made it to Monkton’s town meeting Saturday. Independent photo/Abagael Giles

MONKTON — On Town Meeting Day Monkton voters re-elected selectboard members John McNerney (two-year term) and Marikate Kelley (three-year term), both of whom ran unopposed.

In two other uncontested elections, Sharon Gomez won another one-year term as town clerk and William Joos was re-elected to one-year terms as treasurer and delinquent tax collector.

Kristin Blanchette, unchallenged, won an open seat on the Mount Abraham Unified School District (MAUSD) board, for a three-year term.

Also on Town Meeting Day, Monkton voters, along with MAUSD voters from four other towns, approved a $30,950,235 budget for the coming school year, 1,140 to 1,127, with all ballots commingled. An additional article on the school ballot, requesting the creation of a Capital Reserve Fund, easily passed, 1,514 to 756.

MONKTON RECYCLING COORDINATOR Jessie Demeritt and 11-year-old daughter Evva Dicovitsky spread the word about recycling and try to sign up volunteers at the Monkton town meeting on Saturday.

Independent photo/Abagael Giles

At Saturday’s meeting at Monkton Central School, voters approved:

•  $906,172 in highway spending.

•  $357,431 for salaries and general expenses.

•  $199,082 for capital funds and voter appropriations, along with spending for the Monkton Fire Department and Russell Memorial Library.

•  Spending up to $146,000 on a tandem dump truck for winter road maintenance.

In a separate ballot article, Monkton voters recommended that the selectboard consider the viability of a Town Energy Fund.

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