Town Meeting Recap 2015: Hancock
HANCOCK — Voters on Town Meeting Day approved town and school spending budgets as well as a number of individual appropriations in Hancock.
For the town’s general and highway funds, residents approved a town budget of $441,653, which was corrected after being warned incorrectly. The approved budget represents a 19-percent spending increase over the budget approved last year. The increase includes $70,000 to move the town office and the library to the location of what had been the school. The spending plan also includes a highway budget of $98,500.
Hancock, of course, does not have its own school and pays the tuitions for local children to attend school in other towns. This year, voters approved a school budget of $968,140, which represents a 2.5-percent increase from the previous year.
In larger individual appropriations, voters approved $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.
Voters filled 11 town offices with no contested elections. Selectboard member Shelly Twitchell was re-elected to a three-year term, Larry Bettis will serve another three-year term as cemetery commissioner and Robert Laird will serve a one-year term as the road commissioner.
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