Wed, Feb 8, 2012 12:27 PM
Killington voters will be choosing between J. Christopher Bianchi
and Charles Demarest when they pick a selectman on March 6. Bianchi
is currently chairman of the board of selectmen. The term lasts
Article 4 asks voters to approve general fund expenditures of
$5,920,737. Of that, $2,271,919 will be raised through property
taxes, $1,375,150 through other revenue sources, and $2,090,364
from anticipated reimbursement from FEMA to cover the Tropical
Storm Irene disaster. There is also $183,304 in unspent economic
Article 3 asks for a $1,200 town contribution to keep the Marble
Valley bus running, and Article 5 would add $10,000 to the town
budget to keep health care for town employees at the current
The informational meeting will be held at the Killington Elementary
School March 5 at 7 p.m., with voting to take place March 6.
Woodstock voters have a lot on their plates this year.
The town meeting warning has 30 articles, there is a separate
article asking for $220,000 to repair Tropical Storm Irene damage
to buildings at the Woodstock Recreation Center, a budget request
of $2.9 million for Woodstock-only schools, and an $11.3 million
high school budget needing approval from the voters of the
Woodstock Union High School District.
Highlights include: Article IX, which asks for $4,211,235 to
operate town departments, of which $2.8 million is to be raised
through taxation. Article X asks for $675,425 for the sewer
department, most of which would come from user fees.
Article XVII asks Woodstock voters to support an amendment to the
U.S. Constitution declaring that money is not to be construed as
speech, nor corporations construed to have the same rights as
citizens. Most of the rest ask for small contributions to area
service, arts and historical organizations.
The town business meeting takes place on March 3 at the town hall
theatre for voters to discuss and act on any business not having to
do with those articles subject to Australian ballot. Voting takes
place at the same location on March 6.
There are no contested local races, according to Town Clerk Jay
Ludlow voters will be asked to approve a budget of roughly $3.3
million at town meeting this year.
The other major question is a nonbinding referendum on whether to
dissolve the Rutland-Windsor Supervisory Union in favor of joining
the Windsor Southwest Supervisory Union. The latter includes
schools from Chester, Andover and Cavendish.
Most of the other articles involve appropriating various amounts of
money for repairs and equipment for various town departments. The
largest is $105,808 for the cemetery commission.
There are no contested races this year, according to Town Clerk
Bridgewater conducts town meeting the old-fashioned way, with all
local elections and warning articles discussed and acted upon by
the town's voters at the meeting.
Of the 14 articles on the warning, most have to do with small
amounts of money for area service agencies. Voters will be asked to
act on a proposed budget of almost $700,000 to cover town expenses
under Article X.
School district voters will be asked to approve a budget of about
Town and school district meeting convenes on March 6 at the Village
School at 9 a.m.
The only contested race in Cavendish this year is for a one-year
seat on the school board. Jessica Goodman, Scott Lineberg and
incumbent Peter Gregg are running for it.
The town meeting warning has eight articles this year and, except
for electing town officers, will be decided at the business meeting
on March 5. Of those, the biggest is the town budget, which will be
set at the meeting and decided from the floor.
The business meeting will be held at the Cavendish Elementary
School in Proctorsville at 7 p.m. Voting takes place March 6
between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. at the same location.