Hancock Town Meeting results 2019

HANCOCK — Among the prominent winners in town office elections in Hancock at Tuesday morning’s town meeting there was one familiar face and a couple newcomers.
Selectboard chair Monica Collins won re-election to another three-year term on the board — that’s the familiar face. After Town Clerk and Treasurer Janet Jesso declined to run again for the positions she has held for a year, her sister Jody Trombley agreed to serve and was quickly voted in by the 35-40 residents present. Also elected for the first time were Kenneth Trombley as road commissioner and Joe Shaw as constable.
Collins noted that Hancock has “new faces coming in to town … young families.”
Hancock voters approved a town spending plan of $380,059, which represents an increase of $8,971, or 2.4 percent. In addition, they OK’d a combined total of $29,838 for various social services organizations that serve Hancock, including the White River Valley Ambulance service.
Townspeople had to delay a planned conversation on what to do with money Hancock would get from the upcoming sale of its old town clerk’s office for $15,000. The item warning the discussion had a mistake in the wording, so town leaders thought it best to call off the discussion and hold it at a future date. Collins said that one suggestion that was expected to be a part of the discussion — buying an electric generator for the town office — was nixed after it was discovered that a generator might cost twice the amount that would be raised from the sale.

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