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Lincoln town meeting wrap-up 2018

Posted on March 8, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



LINCOLN — Voters in Lincoln re-elected Paul Forlenza and James Needham to the selectboard on Town Meeting Day, and re-elected Sally Ober to a one-year term as town clerk. The three ran unopposed.

In a contested race for a Lincoln seat on the Mount Abraham Unified School District (MAUSD) board, Sarah McClain defeated Annie Svitavsky, 321–113.

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Middlebury town meeting wrap-up 2018

Posted on March 8, 2018 |
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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury residents decided hotly contested races for selectboard and the Ilsley Library Board of Trustees, and voted favorably on all money articles on their town meeting warning.

Incumbent Selectman Farhad Khan (949 votes) and political newcomer Lindsey Fuentes-George (784 tallies) each won a three-year term on the selectboard. Former Selectman Gary Baker finished out of the running in the three-way race with 399 votes.

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Monkton town meeting wrap-up 2018

Posted on March 8, 2018 |
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MONKTON — William Martin defeated Tim Earle, 288–236, for a two-year seat on the town selectboard, and Stephen Pilcher, who ran unopposed, was re-elected to a three-year seat on the selectboard.

Sharon Gomez, re-elected to a one-year term as the town/school clerk, and William Joos, re-elected to a one-year term as town/school treasurer, also ran unopposed.

Otto Funke, in another uncontested election, won a three-year term on the Mount Abraham Union Middle/High School District board.

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New Haven town meeting wrap-up 2018

Posted on March 8, 2018 |
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NEW HAVEN — In three uncontested races for public office in New Haven, selectboard members John Roleau and Jim Walsh were re-elected on Town Meeting Day, and Sarah LaPerle was re-elected for a three-year term on the Mount Abraham Unified School District board.

New Haven voters on Tuesday also approved the following town spending:

•  $1,160,886 for the Road Fund.

•  $729,174 for the General Fund.

•  $25,208 for voted appropriations.

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Orwell town meeting wrap-up 2018

Posted on March 8, 2018 |
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ORWELL — Orwell voters had several big decisions to consider at Tuesday’s Town Meeting.

Residents passed what might have been the agenda’s most exciting item — a big truck. Voters approved $165,000 that will go toward a five-year loan at 2.75 percent interest for a 2019 Mack tandem truck with equipment.

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Panton town meeting wrap-up 2018

Posted on March 8, 2018 |
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PANTON — Panton voters on Tuesday morning from the floor of town meeting returned Teresa Smith to the selectboard, returned Doug Dows to his moderator position in a close vote, supported a series of town spending measures, and supported a series of renovations and improvements to their town hall (see separate story on the debate, an amended article and final decisions on Panton Town Hall measures).

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Ripton town meeting wrap-up 2018

Posted on March 8, 2018 |
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RIPTON — Ripton residents at their town meeting passed all the articles on their warning, including a general fund budget of $ 255,362 and a highway spending plan of $359,400 for fiscal year 2018-2019.

The combined proposal of $614,762 was up around $40,000 from the $574,547 that residents approved last year for town services.

Other articles endorsed by voters included:

•  $41,000 for the Ripton Volunteer Fire and First Response Department.

•  $7,000 for the Ripton Cemetery Commission.

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Salisbury town meeting wrap-up 2018

Posted on March 8, 2018 |
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SALISBURY — Following a county-wide pattern, Salisbury residents approved all the financial requests on their ballot on Town Meeting Day.

There were no contested elections.

Most of the town’s business was completed through Australian ballot voting on Tuesday. On that day, residents endorsed:

•  A general fund spending plan of $204,440, by a 122-16 tally.

•  A highway spending budget of $490,134, by a 115-23 margin.

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Shoreham town meeting wrap-up 2018

Posted on March 8, 2018 |
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SHOREHAM — Shoreham residents at their town meeting endorsed all the money items on their warning, including a fiscal year 2019 highway budget of $752,939 that reflects an almost $75,000 increase compared to this year.

The increase was associated with ramping up a part-time highway department position to full-time, elevating road crew salaries to the regional average, and the inclusion in the budget of a $40,000 local match for a state grant to repair Shacksboro Road.

Residents also overwhelmingly endorsed a fiscal year 2019 town budget of $310,652.

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Starksboro town meeting wrap-up 2018

Posted on March 8, 2018 |
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STARKSBORO — On Town Meeting Day, Eric Cota defeated Nancy Boss, 188–169, for a two-year seat on the Starksboro selectboard, and Koran Cousino was re-elected to a three-year term on that board in an uncontested race.

Cheryl Estey was re-elected as town clerk and Stephen Rooney was reelected to the Mount Abraham Unified School District board — both for three-year terms.

A total of 415 residents went to the polls on Tuesday, about 31 percent of total registered voters.

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