Lincoln Town Meeting results 2019

LINCOLN — Voters in Lincoln re-elected Will Sipsey, Oakley Smith and Ellie Bryant to the selectboard on Town Meeting Day. A last-minute write-in candidate for the selectboard, Bay Jackson, won a total of 106 votes, according to election results that were still considered “unofficial” at press time.
Another write-in candidate, Jim Brown, won enough votes for election to a three-year term as town lister.
Sally Ober was re-elected to a one-year term as town clerk and Lisa Truchon was re-elected to a one-year term as treasurer. Both were running unopposed.
In what ended up being a contested race between write-in candidates, Elizabeth Ratta defeated David D’Alleinne, 44-24, for a one-year term on the Mount Abraham Unified School District (MAUSD) board.
Also on Town Meeting Day, Lincoln 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.
At Monday night’s meeting in Burnham Hall — a “full house,” according to Town Clerk Sally Ober — voters approved:
•  $1,052,136 in highway fund spending.
•  $387,073 in general fund spending.
•  voted appropriations totaling $139,506.
•  spending up to $15,000 from the Town Capital Plan surplus on an emergency generator for the town garage.
•  depositing $100,000 into a Paving Reserve Fund.
An additional article, added by petition and consisting of a “Pro-Democracy Resolution” affirming the town’s commitment to voting integrity and voting rights, also passed.
This year’s town meeting was especially festive because the building hosting it, Burnham Hall, celebrates 100 years in 2019.
During the meeting’s intermission, the town honored Lincoln resident Mark Benz for his extraordinary contributions on behalf of the Hall, including raising almost half a million dollars for restoration and other projects.

Share this story:

More News

Bernard D. Kimball, 76, of Middlebury

MIDDLEBURY — Bernard D. Kimball, 76, passed away in Bennington Hospital on Jan. 10, 2023. … (read more)

News Uncategorized

Fresh Air Fund youths returning to county

The Fresh Air Fund, initiated in 1877 to give kids from New York City the opportunity to e … (read more)

Obituaries Uncategorized

Mark A. Nelson of Bristol

BRISTOL — A memorial service for Mark A. Nelson of Bristol will be held 1 p.m. on Saturday … (read more)

Share this story: