• Neun keeps his seat — barely — in Roxbury
     | March 06,2013

    ROXBURY — The town of Roxbury’s select board chairman kept his seat by two votes.

    Voters at town meeting in Roxbury Tuesday voted for Select Board Chairman Shawn Neun over Tim Martin 143-141.

    Residents also approved the town’s highway budget of $443,495 and operating budget of $175,701 at its floor meeting Tuesday. Voters approved $20,000 for the Roxbury Volunteer Fire Department truck capital fund, $19,680 for the fire department, $12,000 for the Roxbury Free Library and $2,000 for the Community Hall Capital Improvement Fund.

    The voters amended an article saying the remaining surplus from the past two years be used to pay for expenses incurred from Tropical Storm Irene and any remaining funds being used to reduce property taxes. Residents also amended an article saying any unpaid taxes will be charged an interest rate of 0.5 percent per month after each installment due date of August 2013 and February 2014.

    Neun said there was a record voter turnout for town meeting and the official count was 292 voters.

    For the issues voted by Australian ballot, the town voted against giving $96,000 for the purchase of property owned by Charles and Kristi Garner and removal of the structures on it by a vote of 161-127.

    Clarence Baker defeated A. David Santi for a one-year term as first constable.

    For other elections of officials, Tammy Legacy ran unopposed for a one-year terms as town clerk, school treasurer and tax collector; Anne Maxham ran unopposed for a one-year term as town treasurer, Sally Archer ran unopposed for a three-year seat as lister, Flo Parzych ran unopposed for a two-year term as auditor, Joan Leary ran unopposed for a three-year term as auditor, Tim Martin ran unopposed for a one-year term as grand juror, Santi was written in for a one-year term as second constable, Sandra Carrillo was written in for a three-year library trustee term and John Cashman was written in for a one-year term as agent.

    For the school district, residents approved the budget of $1,419,776 with a 178-111 vote. Ryan Zajac defeated Santi 179-82 for a three-year school director seat and Nancy Page Wardle ran unopposed for a two-year school director seat.

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