• Town Meeting Preview: Northfield
    February 20,2013
     

    NORTHFIELD

    Town budget

    $1,561,990 ó $101,250, or 6.9 percent, more in taxes to collect for the general fund than last yearís amount of $1,460,740.



    Highway budget

    $1,318,360 ó $18,650, or 1.4 percent, more in taxes to collect for the general fund than last yearís amount of $1,299,710.



    School budget

    $10,347,801 ó $76,305 , or 0.7 percent, more than last yearís budget of $10,271,496.



    Special articles

    Shall the voters authorize the borrowing of an amount not to exceed $94,000 for a period of not more than five years for the replacement of the 2003 ambulance?

    Shall the voters authorize the borrowing of an amount not to exceed $88,000 for a period of not more than five years for the replacement of the 2003 town dump truck?

    Shall the voters authorize the borrowing of an amount not to exceed $80,000 for a period of not more than five years for the replacement of the 2008 village one-ton?

    Shall the town of Northfield vote to authorize the expenditure of an amount not to exceed $21,000 to fund 20 percent of the cost to re-establish the Northfield-Montpelier GMTA Commuter Bus Service?

    Shall the town of Northfield vote to authorize the merger of Northfield Town and Northfield Village in accord with the proposed Plan of Merger approved by the Town Select Board at their meeting of January 21, 2013, with said Plan of Merger to become a charter of the merged municipality as of the effective date of merger, which is midnight on June 30, 2014?



    Contested races

    Incumbent Gregory Sanders is facing challenger Matt Gadbois for a two-year seat on the Select Board.

    Appointed incumbent Emily Gray is facing challenger Rebecca Trower for the remaining year on a two-year seat on the school board.



    Meeting location

    Northfield residents will gather for a floor meeting at Northfield High School at 10 a.m. on March 5 to vote on money matters. Election of town officials will take place by Australian ballot from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Northfield High School.



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