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Killington Town Meeting warned

By Evan Johnson

KILLINGTON—The Killington Select Board has warned its 2017 town meeting agenda with a number of elected positions to fill, budgets to approve and additional articles.
Voters will elect nine town officers, including a Select Board member, moderator, town clerk, lister, grand juror, town agent, trustee of public funds, cemetery commissioner and library trustee.
In the town budget, general fund expenditures of $4,508,505 have been warned, $2,829,605 of which will be raised by property taxes and $1,499,900 in estimated non-property tax revenue for the fiscal year. $179,000 will be applied from the 2017 general fund balance.
The budget reflects a revised estimated tax rate of $.3623, an increase of $.0289 increase over the current rate of $.3334.
Voters will also decide whether to rescind the 1 percent sales tax portion of the town’s option tax and require property taxes be paid in three installments in August, November and February.
Two other appropriations include $800 for the regional marketing initiative and $500 for Habitat for Humanity of Rutland County.
An informational meeting is scheduled for Monday, March 6, at 7 p.m. at the Killington Elementary School. Residents will vote on the measures by Australian ballot Tuesday, March 7.

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