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2017 Jamaica Town Mtg 3/7/17

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TOWN MEETING

Article 1. To elect a Moderator for a term of one year.

03:56 - Article 2.  To hear the report of the professional auditors

05:25 - Article 3.  To elect the following officers as required by law.

  •     Selectperson for a term of three years (by ballot)
  •     Selectperson for a term of one year (by ballot)
  •     Selectperson for a term of one year (by ballot)
  •     Lister for a term of three years (by ballot)
  •     Lister to fill vacant three year term ending 2019 (by ballot)
  •     1st Constable for a term of one year
  •     2nd Constable for a term of one year
  •     Town Grand Juror for a term of one year
  •     Town Agent for a term of one year
  •     Trustee of Public Funds for a term of one year
  •     Agent to Deed Land for a term of one year
  •     Library Trustee for a term of two years
  •     Library Trustee for a term of two years
  •     Library Trustee for a term of five years

36:48 - Article 4. Shall the Voters authorize the transfer of the prior year Revenue Surplus of $144,359.00 to the following funds: $55,814.00 to pay the FY18 Bond payment on the new Town Garage, $50,000.00 to be moved to the Town Building Reserve Fund and $38,545.00 to lower the amount of taxes to be raised.

1:00:00 Recess of Town Meeting to School District Meeting

SCHOOL DISTRICT MEETING

1:00:30 Announcements

1:09:34 - Convene Jamaica School District 2017 Annual Meeting

1:09:51 - Article I: To elect a Moderator for a term of one (1) year.

1:10:05 - Article II: To elect all Jamaica School District Officers as required by law.

  •      School District Director 2 Year Term (2017 - 2019)
  •      School District Director 3 Year Term (2017 - 2020)
  •      Leland and Gray School Director 3 Year Term (2017 -2020)

1:15:26 - Article III: Shall the voters of the Jamaica School District authorize the School Directors to borrow in anticipation of taxes, grants, or other revenue?

1:16:29 - Article IV: Shall the voters authorize the School Directors to spend unanticipated funds such as grants and/or gifts?

1:17:20 - Article V: Shall the voters of the Jamaica School District approve the school board to expend $1,224,838 which is the amount the school board has determined to be necessary for the ensuing fiscal year?

1:33:07 - Article VI: To compensate the Directors of the Jamaica School District $300.00 each.

1:34:34 - Article VII: Set Tuesday, March 6th, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. for Annual School District Meeting.

1:35:12 - Article VIII: To transact any other business that may legally come before this meeting.

1:43:39 - Adjourn Town School District Meeting

TOWN MEETING

1:44:00 - Reconvene Jamaica Annual Town Meeting

1:44:03 - Article 5. To see what sum of money the Voters will vote to pay the Town's running expenses, and how it will be collected.

2:06:23 - Article 6. To see if the Voters will authorize the Selectboard to borrow money in anticipation of taxes.

2:06:56 - Article 7. Shall the Voters authorize the Selectboard to spend "unanticipated funds such as grants, gifts and/or interest"?

2:07:20 Article 8. Shall the voters authorize the elimination of the Office of Lister and replace it with a professionally qualified assessor appointed by the Selectboard who shall have the same powers, discharge the same duties, proceed in the discharge thereof in the same manner, and be subject to the same liabilities as are prescribed for Listers or the board of Listers under the provisions of Title 32? [PASSED OVER]

2:12:50 - Article 9. To transact any other business that may legally come before this meeting.

2:14:42 - Article 9. To set the time for the opening of the next Annual Town Meeting, to be held on the first Tuesday in March, 2018

2:20:46 - Article 10. To Adjourn.

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 10:00