Midd voters to decide fate of town auditor's office

Town Meeting 2016

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— The legal voters of the Town of Middlebury, in the County of Addison, the State of Vermont are hereby warned and notified to meet at the Municipal Auditorium/Gymnasium at 94 Main St. in Middlebury on Monday, Feb. 29, at 7 P.M., or after adjournment of the ID4 School District Annual Meeting and Public Hearing, whichever is later.

The meeting will act on Articles 1 through 8; and on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 from 7 A.M. through 7 P.M. at the Municipal Auditorium/Gymnasium at 94 Main St. in Middlebury to vote by Australian ballot on Articles 9 and 10 as provided by the Middlebury Town Charter.

Article 1 To act upon the reports of the Town Officers as submitted by the Auditors

Article 2 Shall the Town vote to adopt the proposed budget for the Fiscal Year 2017 (July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017) in the amount of $10,116,165 with a portion thereof in the amount of $6,943,658 to be raised by taxes?

Article 3 Shall the voters authorize the Selectboard, pursuant to 24 V.S.A. 1786a(b), to replace Town Vehicles and Equipment in accordance with the schedule hereinafter set forth and to finance the purchase of same by borrowing funds in a total amount not to exceed $242,000 over a term not to exceed five (5) years?

The Schedule of Vehicles and Equipment is: a). One (1) police cruiser and related equipment; b). One (1) bucket loader and related equipment; c). One (1) pick-up truck and related equipment for the Public Works Department; d). One (1) sprayer and power-drive unit for line painting for the Public Works Department; and e). One (1) trailer for the Public Works Department.

Article 4 Shall the Town vote to collect taxes on real and personal property for fiscal year 2016/2017 in three equal installments due in the Treasurer’s Office on the 15th day of August 2016, the 15th day of November 2016 and the 15th day of March 2017?

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