Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Town Meeting Results

On March 4, approximately 76 (7%)  of a possible 1,022 voters attended Town Meeting. The Cavendish Town Elementary School (CTES) portion was first, with all articles being adopted by those present. The CTES budget was voted on by Australian ballot on March 5.  All articles pertaining to the Town (pages 10-11 of the Town Report) were adopted. These included Town budget, tax collection schedule, the acceptance of the deed to the Universalist Church and the designation of Cavendish as a PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) District.

On March 5, 248 (24%) of Cavendish voters went to the polls. The CTES budget was passed (166-80) as well as that for Green Mountain Union High School (469-309) and the Riverside Technical College (337-129). The latter two required district voting.

There were only two contested positions. Stuart Lindberg won as GMUHS school board director for one year (70 Lindberg, 56 Sharon Huntley). The one-year CTES board directors will be Amanda Tyrell (166), and Scott Ranney (138). Amy Perry received 94 votes.

In order for a write in to be elected, 11 votes are needed. Only two candidates received the necessary votes. Mike Ripley received 48 votes for the two-year select board position and Dan Churchill received 18 votes to be Trustee of Public Funds for three years. Positions that remain empty include: Auditor for 2 years and 3 years and Cemetery commissioner for 4 years and 5 years. 

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