• Marshfield passes budgets, waste management items
    March 06,2013

    Adam Caira / Staff Photo One Marshfield resident apparently found Tuesday's town meeting less than engaging as discussion of a resolution about tar sands oil dragged on at Twinfield Union School.

    MARSHFIELD — In addition to approving the town and school budgets, Marshfield voters authorized the Northeast Kingdom Waste Management District to appropriate and expend $679,878. The vote was 192-108.

    The Twinfield Union School budget, voted on by both Marshfield and Plainfield residents, passed narrowly. The combined vote of the two communities was 306-277 in favor of the budget.

    Marshfield residents spent considerable time during town meeting discussing a nonbinding resolution pertaining to tar sands oil transport through Vermont. While a proposed article was provided to towns for their warnings, Marshfield voters edited and adjusted some of the language. The final language will be sent to the oil companies involved on behalf of the town.

    The municipal budget of just over $1 million got voters’ nod, as well as allocations to the library, historical society, ambulance and rescue services, and nearly 20 social service organizations.

    Voters sought clarity from town officials over the Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) district that provides financing for certain energy-related projects for homeowners.

    All of the town’s elected officials were returned to office for another term.

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