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A trio of residents show their support for the Montpelier school budget Tuesday morning at the corner of State and Main streets in Montpelier. From left are Jennifer Matthews, Theresa Murray-Clasen and Alissa Barracks in a dinosaur suit.

MONTPELIER — It was a clean sweep at the polls on Town Meeting Day in the Capital City with municipal and school budgets and all articles passing.

Voters approved the $15 million municipal budget, 1,503-317, and the $24 million Montpelier-Roxbury Public Schools District budget by a vote of 1,364-479.

Based on projected revenues, the municipal budget will require at $9.8 million tax levy, an increase of 4.3 cents on the tax rate, or 3.9 percent.

An owner of a median-priced home in Montpelier — $228,000 — will pay an extra $92 in taxes.

Including the school budget, the residential property tax rate will rise 8 cents, or 3 percent overall. That would result in a $186 total increase for a median-priced home in the city for a total annual property tax cost of $6,500.

The school budget — which saw an increase of $620,512, or 2.6 percent — includes education spending of $16,361 per equalized pupil, an increase of 2.75 percent on the current year.

Uncontested candidate Lauren Hierl was elected to replace District 1 Councilor Rosie Krueger, who announced late last year she would not seek re-election after serving one two-year term to allow for more personal time.

In District 2, Jack McCullough was elected after being appointed to succeed Anne Watson, who successfully ran for mayor last year.

In District 3, Councilor Ashley Hill was re-elected for another two-year term.

On the Montpelier-Roxbury Public School Board, incumbents Steve Hingtgen and Andrew Stein were re-elected for three-year terms. Stein was appointed last year to replace Peter Sterling.

Incumbents Tammy Legacy and Shelly Quin were re-elected to one-year terms as School District Clerk and Treasurer, respectively.

Incumbent Kassia Randzio was elected for another five-year term as a Parks Commissioner, while Shelby Perry will complete the last two years of a five-year term. Kimberly Cheney was elected for a three-year term as an at-large board member on the Central Vermont Public Safety Authority.

Voters overwhelmingly approved the Kellogg-Hubbard Library full budget request of $350,471 by a vote of 1,567-270.

Voters also narrowly approved a charter change, 928-896, to “enact ordinances enforcing minimum efficiency standards and disclosure requirements for existing and new commercial and residential properties that are generally consistent with state, federal and other energy-efficiency standards and reporting systems.”

The measure must be approved by the legislature.

stephen.mills @timesargus.com

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