Ripton Town Meeting results 2019

RIPTON — Ripton residents on Town Meeting Day decided two contested local elections and passed all the financial requests on their warning.
Timothy Hanson topped Giles Hoyer, 82-57, in the race for a three-year term on the selectboard.
Perry Hanson defeated Tom Cabot, 97-36, for a one-year term as town constable.
Approved by a resounding voice vote at the annual meeting on Monday was a combined town-highway budget of $650,270 for fiscal year 2020.
FOLKS FOLLOW ALONG during Ripton’s Town Meeting.
Independent photo/Megan James
Also earning voters’ endorsement were:
•  $41,000 ask for the Ripton Volunteer Fire and First Response Department.
•  A request to apply $50,000 from the 2017-2018 general fund surplus to the town’s building fund.
•  A proposal to give $6,000 to pay the Ripton Cemetery Commission’s expenses for next year.
•  A combined total of $23,816 in funding requests from various nonprofits that serve Ripton residents.
Uncontested elections on Ripton’s ballot featured Molly Witters running for one year as town moderator, Kathleen Sullivan for one year as collector of delinquent taxes, and Erik Eriksen for a three-year term as lister.
Ripton voters also weighed in on a five-person race for three Middlebury seats on the Addison Central School District board; ballots cast in all seven ACSD-member towns were co-mingled and counted to decide the winners.
Amy McGlashan was the lone candidate for a three-year term representing Ripton on the ACSD panel.
Local residents also cast votes on a K-12 public education budget of $37,794,916 to operate ACSD schools, including Ripton Elementary, for the 2019-2020 academic year.

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