MADISON VOTERS COMPLETE TOWN MEETING

by Gair on March 20, 2013

TOWN VOTERS IN MADISON HAVE ONCE AGAIN REJECTED A PROPOSAL TO REDESIGNATE LEADMINE RD. – AND WILL NOT AUTHORIZE THE TOWN TO MAINTAIN THE CLASS FIVE ROAD.

UNOFFICIAL TOWN MEETING RESULTS PROVIDED BY TOWN CLERK MARCIA SHACKFORD INDICATE THE PETITIONED ARTICLE – ARTICLE 15 – TO REDESIGNATE THE ROAD WAS ONE OF THE FIRST ARTICLES ACTED ON SATURDAY MORNING AS 181 VOTERS RECONVENED TO FINISH TOWN MEETING.

ANOTHER ARTICLE THAT WAS REJECTED WAS ARTICLE TWO, THE PROPOSAL THE TOWN ENTER INTO A LEASE/PURCHASE AGREEMENT TO BUY A NEW PUMPER TRUCK COSTING NEARLY $450,000.

VOTERS AMENDED AND THEN PASSED ARTICLE 8 – A PROPOSAL TO ENTER INTO A FOUR YEAR LEASE/PURCHASE AGREEMENT FOR A 2013 SUV POLICE CRUISER.

ARTICLE 12 – A PROPOSAL TO ABOLISH THE FIRE COMMISSION – WAS DEFEATED.

VOTERS APPROVED INCREASING THE TOWN’S OPERATING BUDGET – BY ADDING $10,000 TO THE FIRE RESCUE LINE AND $717 TO THE LIBRARY LINE – AND THEN APPROVED THE REVISED TOTAL OPERATING BUDGET AMOUNT OF JUST MORE THAN $2,255,000.

THE MAJORITY OF THE REMAINING ARTICLES WERE PASSED – MOST AS PROPOSED.

ALL RESULTS ARE SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION BY THE TOWN CLERK AND MODERATOR.

MADISON CHECKLIST SUPERVISOR CHERYL BROOKS REMINDED VOTERS THERE ARE 1,721 VOTERS REGISTERED TO VOTE IN MADISON AND SHE ASKED PARTICIPANTS TO BRING THEIR FRIENDS NEXT YEAR.

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