New Haven Town Meeting results 2019
NEW HAVEN — On Town Meeting Day, incumbent Steve Dupoise defeated Doug Tolles for a two-year term on the New Haven selectboard, 371–80. Incumbent Kathleen Barrett also defeated Doug Tolles for a three-year term on the selectboard, 377–78. And incumbent Barb Torian defeated Doug Tolles, 402–66, for another three-year term as treasurer.
Pam Kingman, who ran unopposed and won another three-year term as town clerk, was the top vote-getter for the day, with 442.
Write-in candidates failed to win the minimum number of votes required for election to auditor or lister, so those offices will remain unfilled for now.
Andrew Morton, unchallenged, was re-elected to the Mount Abraham Unified School District (MAUSD) board, for a three-year term.
Also on Town Meeting Day, New Haven 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.
New Haven voters on Tuesday also approved:
• $1,770,098 in road fund spending.
• $722,367 in general fund spending.
• $25,458 for spending on 22 smaller appropriations.
In separate articles, voters agreed to spend up to $140,000 of the Road Equipment Fund for a new tandem truck and body, and to spend up to $30,000 of the Reserve Facilities Fund to continue work on drainage-related issues around the town hall.
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