Town Meeting Preview 2015: Hancock

HANCOCK — On Town Meeting Day voters in Hancock will vote on town and school spending budgets as well as a number of individual appropriations. The meeting is scheduled to kick off at 10 a.m. at the Town Hall on March 3.
For the town’s general and highway funds, residents will vote on a $356,277 spending plan, a decrease of 8 percent from the $326,842 approved by voters at last year’s town meeting.
Hancock, of course, does not have its own school and pays the tuitions for local children to attend school in other towns. Last year, residents approved spending to the tune of $993,089. This year, voters will weigh a proposed school budget of $968,140, a 2.5 percent decrease from the previous year.
Included in the larger individual appropriations, voters will decide on $1,475 for the Visiting Nurse Association of Vermont and New Hampshire, $2,460 for the Quin-Town Senior Center and $19,380 for services from the White River Valley Ambulance.  
Town offices are filled at town meeting, some by paper ballot. Voters will elect officers to 11 offices including a select board member to a three-year term, town lister, constable, auditor, delinquent tax collector and representative to Valley Rescue.

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