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2019 Dummerston Town Mtg 3/5/19

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  • 00:13:07 - ARTICLE 1: To elect all necessary Town Officers for the following positions required by law to be elected at the annual meeting (by Australian Ballot).
  • 00:13:17 - ARTICLE 2: The vote on the following article will be by Australian Ballot as required by law. Explanation of Article:  The Town of Dummerston seeks voter approval to incur bonded indebtedness for the purpose of financing the joint purchase with the Town of Putney of the 32 acre +/- "Renaud Gravel Pit" in the Town of Dummerston for the purpose of extraction of gravel for use in constructing and maintaining their highways and other lawful purposes, for a purchase price not to exceed $2,000,000.00 shared equally (with each town paying $1,000,000.00 toward the purchase).
  • 00:14:01 - ARTICLE 3: In the event that Article 2 passes, shall the voters authorize the Selectboard to pay the first year repayment on the bond or notes from the Capital Fund, not to exceed $50,000.00.
  • 00:15:41 - ARTICLE 4: In the event that Article 2 passes, shall the voters authorize the Selectboard to enter into an inter-local agreement with the Town of Putney to own and operate the 32 acre +/- gravel pit in the Town of Dummerston, currently known as Renaud Gravel Pit, for the purpose of extraction of gravel for the towns’ use in constructing and maintaining their highways and other lawful purposes.
  • 00:21:42 - ARTICLE 5: To act on the auditors’ report of the Town Accounts.
  • 00:22:24 - ARTICLE 6: To see if the voters will vote to authorize its Selectboard to appoint a receiver of delinquent taxes.
  • 00:23:08 - ARTICLE 7: To see if the voters will vote to raise the sum of $170,000.00 through taxes and appropriate said amount to the Capital Fund for future capital needs.
  • 00:25:20 - ARTICLE 8: To see if the voters will vote to authorize the following capital expenditure:  the purchase of a dump truck and plow at a price not to exceed $160,000.00, and to pay for said purchase from the Capital Fund.
  • 00:26:42 - ARTICLE 9: To see if the voters will authorize the following capital expenditure:  the exterior painting of the Municipal Building at a price not to exceed $5,000.00, and to pay for said expenditure from the Capital Fund.
  • 00:34:53 - ARTICLE 10:    To see if the voters will authorize the following capital expenditure:  the purchase and installation of heat pumps for the Municipal Building at a price not to exceed $10,000.00, and to pay for said expenditure from the Capital Fund. 
  • 00:51:45 - ARTICLE 11:    To see if the voters will approve total general fund expenditures of $469,506.00, of which $300,801.00 shall be raised by taxes and $168,705.00 by non-tax revenues for the period of July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020.
  • 01:38:51 - Legislative update by Rep. Nader Hashim, Rep. Mike Mrowicki, Sen. Jeanette White.
  • 02:15:11 - ARTICLE 11 (continued)
  • 02:44:54 - ARTICLE 12: To see if the voters will approve total highway fund expenditures of $524,992.00 of which $389,132.00 shall be raised by taxes and $135,860.00 by non-tax revenues for the period of July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020.
  • 02:48:09 - ARTICLE 13: To see if the voters will raise the sum of $5,000.00 through taxes and appropriate said amount to the Highway Structures Fund for future structures projects.
  • 02:49:54 - ARTICLE 14:To see if the voters will grant tax exempt status to the Evening Star Grange for a period of one year, pursuant to the provisions of Title 32, Section 3840.
  • 02:52:23 - ARTICLE 15: To see if the voters will grant tax exempt status to Green Mountain Camp for a period of one year, pursuant to the provisions of Title 32, Section 3840.
  • 02:54:50 - ARTICLE 16: To see if the voters will grant tax exempt status to the West Dummerston Volunteer Fire Department for a period of five years, pursuant to the provisions of Title 32, Section 3840.
  • 02:55:58 - ARTICLE 17: Shall the Town of Dummerston vote to raise, appropriate and expend the sum of $2,500.00 toward the repair of the Dummerston Historical Society’s historic Schoolhouse in Dummerston Center.
  • 03:04:47 - ARTICLE 18: Shall the voters in the Town of Dummerston appropriate the sum of $5,592.00 to be raised by taxes for the support of Southeastern Vermont Economic Development Strategies (SeVEDS) to provide workforce and economic coordination services to the Windham Region.
  • 03:25:03 - ARTICLE 19: To transact any other business that may legally come before said Town Meeting.
  • Dummerston Town School District Annual Meeting
  • 03:51:27 - ARTICLE 1:To elect all necessary Town School District officers for the ensuing year: School District Moderator for one year term; one School Director for three year term; two School Directors for one year terms (by Australian Ballot).
  • 03:52:12 -  ARTICLE 2: To act on the Auditor’s Report of the Town School District.
  • 03:52:48  -  ARTICLE 3: To see what salaries the Town School District will vote to pay its Officers and Directors.
  • 03:53:36 -  ARTICLE 4: To see if the Town School District will authorize its School Board to accept and expend categorical grants and aid received from the State of Vermont and the U.S. Government.
  • 03:54:53 -  ARTICLE 5: Shall the voters of the school district approve the school board to expend $3,067,500, which is the amount the school board has determined to be necessary for the ensuing fiscal year?  It is estimated that this proposed budget, if approved, will result in education spending of $18,837 per equalized pupil.  This projected spending per equalized pupil is 5.8% higher than spending for the current year.
  • 04:31:11 - ARTICLE 6: To transact any other business that may legally come before said Town School District Meeting.
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Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 14:45