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2017 Townshend Town Mtg 3/7/17

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TOWN MEETING

Call to Order/Announcements

ARTICLE I. To choose a Moderator for the ensuing year:

06:00 - ARTICLE II. To act upon the July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016 Independent Auditors' and CPA’s Reports:

17:34 - Suspend rules for non-binding discussion: Waste Management

44:30  Rep. Emily Long: Legislative Update

1:03:24 - Non-binding discussion: Future of Municipal Governance

1:30:17 - ARTICLE III. To see what salaries the Town will vote to pay its various officials for the ensuing year:

1:41:07 - ARTICLE IV. To elect all Town Officials for the ensuing year(s):

1:51:05 - ARTICLE V. To see if the Town will authorize the Selectmen to set a tax rate sufficient to cover all monies raised for municipal entities for the period July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018, and to borrow money in anticipation of taxes?

1:52:10 - ARTICLE VI. To see if the Town will authorize its Property Tax Collector to receive its Real Property Taxes quarterly, August 25, 2017; November 29, 2017; February 23, 2018; and May 25, 2018?

1:54:32 - ARTICLE VII. To see if the Town will vote to appropriate $ 420,389.00, to pay for the running expenses and liabilities of the Town?

2:09:26 - ARTICLE VIII. To see if the Town will vote to appropriate $ 431,867.00, for the running expenses and liabilities of maintaining the Town's roads?

2:26:50 - ARTICLE IX. To see if the Town will vote to appropriate up to $ 120,000.00, for the purchase of a Highway Department front end loader?

2:35:32 -ARTICLE X. To see if the Town will vote to raise $ 47,400.00, by taxation, for the running expenses and liabilities of the Library?

2:36:30 - ARTICLE XI. To see if the Town will vote to raise $ 10,000.00, by taxation, to be placed in the Capital Expenditure Fund Fire Department Reserve toward a future pumper?

2:37:21 - ARTICLE XII. To see if the Town will vote to raise $ 1,750.00, by taxation, for the Old Cemetery Fund?

2:38:02 - ARTICLE XIII. To see if the Town will vote to raise $ 16,620.00, by taxation, for the support of Social Services, as recommended by the Screening Committee

2:59:15  RECESS of Town Meeting to reconvene after Town School District Meeting

SCHOOL DISTRICT MEETING

3:00:00 - Announcements

3:05:34 - Convene Town School District Annual Meeting

3:06:05 - ARTICLE 1. To elect a Moderator for a term of one (1) year.

3:07:06 - ARTICLE 2. To accept the reports of the School Directors as presented in the July 1, 2015 - June 31, 2016 Auditors' Report.

3:11:25 - ARTICLE 3. To elect School Directors for the following terms:

3:16:14 - ARTICLE 4. To elect a School District Treasurer for a term of one (1) year.

3:16:51 - ARTICLE 5. To compensate the Townshend School District Officers:

3:17:33 - ARTICLE 6. Shall the voters of the Townshend School District approve the school board to expend $1,400,900 which is the amount the school board has determined to be necessary for the ensuing fiscal year?

3:26:39 - ARTICLE 7. Shall the voters of the Townshend School District authorize the School Directors to borrow money in anticipation of revenue?

3:27:24 - ARTICLE 8. Shall the voters of the Townshend School District authorize the School Directors to spend "unanticipated" funds such as grants or gifts that may be received by the District for school purposes?

3:27:24 - ARTICLE 9. To set the date and time of the Annual Meeting of the Townshend School District for the First Tuesday of March in the year of 2018 at 9:05 am.

3:29:05 - ARTICLE 10. To transact any other non-binding business to properly come before this meeting. Discussion of Act 46.

3:51:14 Adjourn Town School District Meeting

TOWN MEETING

3:52:12 - Reconvene Townshend Annual Town Meeting

3:52:23 - ARTICLE XIV. To see if the Town will authorize the Board of Selectmen to acquire, by gift or purchase, land for municipal forest, to promote reforestation, water conservation and good forestry practices?

3:58:15 - ARTICLE XV. To see if the Town will vote to set the first Tuesday in March 2018 at 9 am, as the date for the 2018 Town of Townshend Annual Meeting?

3:59:39 - ARTICLE XVI. To transact any other non-binding business to properly come before said Meeting?  Discussion of installing a raised garden bed on the Common.

4:15:09 Adjourn Townshend Annual Town Meeting

Production Date: 
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 09:00