Voters in Rockingham held the
"floor" portion of their town meeting Monday night. They scrutinized their
level-funded budget in a mood of caution due to
the sluggish economy. Then, in a surprise move,
they voted to spend more.
On Town Meeting Day, voters
in Wilmington will attempt to settle the fate of a decorative
structure that’s become a flash point in town. It’s called the
"pergola." And some people in Wilmington want to get rid of it.
Isle La Motte residents voted overwhelmingly Saturday
to use one-hundred-thousand-dollars that had been paid as restitution by former
Town Clerk and Treasurer Suzanne LaBombard to cut the property tax rate.
A group of Addison
County towns will vote on Town
Meeting Day whether to merge their school boards and possibly save money. Voters considered and killed the
idea five years ago. But supporters say, with increasing costs and declining
programming, this might be the year to try again.
city budgets, voters in Rutland
will also decide the fate of several bond initiatives at town meeting next
bond would fix the library and another, more costly one, would move and improve
the city’s recreation department. Local voters will also decide whether to impose term
limits on local leaders.