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Wednesday, January 29, 2014
CAVENDISH TOWN MEETING 2014-CANDIDATES AND WARNINGS
Report will be first on the agenda for the March 3 Town Meeting. The grand
total for the town budget for FY 2014 is $1,284,190. This is a 1.817% increase
over last year’s budget. Town Meeting will be at 7 pm in the multi purpose room
of the Cavendish Town Elementary School, with voting for elected officials
taking place on March 4 at the school from 10-7.
CTES and GMUHS are voted on by Australian ballot on March 4. The budget for
CTES is $1,739,866 and $6,095,908 for GMUHS. For the latter school, voters will
also be asked to authorize the funding of the Capital Improvement Reserve Fund
by $40,000 to be appropriated from the 2013 Fiscal Year General Fund Surplus. An
informational meeting regarding CTES will follow the town meeting on March 3.
The Annual Meeting for GMUHS will be February 25, 7 pm , in the school’s
notices for Cavendish, CTES and GMUHS appear in the January 29 Vermont Journal. The Cavendish Town and School District Annual
Report is generally mailed several weeks before town meeting and will also
be available in PDF format at the Cavendish Municipal website
http://www.cavendishvt.org/ in the Documents section. Copies of the report will
be available at Town Meeting as well as from the Town Office.
Warnings: There will be 10 Warnings on this year’s Town Meeting.
Warnings include the five regular items-town officers elected by Australian
ballot; accept the 2013 Town Report; accept the budget for Fiscal year 2014;
and to transact other business. The additional five Warnings are as follows:
• Exempt the
Fletcher Farm Foundation from taxes for the next five years.
• Exempt the
Black River Health Center from taxes for the next five years.
• Approve a
special appropriation in the sum of $10,000 for the purpose of clearing,
stumping, regrading and seeding a portion of land donated to the Town and now
part of the Twenty Mile Stream Cemeteryso that it may be suitable for use as burial ground.
• Approve the
establishment of a Cavendish Recreation Department and approve an appropriation
of $25,5000 to support the first year activities of the department and to add
said amount to the budget proposed by the selectmen for the FY 2014.
that a surplus of $70,407 be used as follows: $30,000 toward the Town Highway
Capital Equipment Fund; $8,000 toward a new dual fuel furnace system for the
town garage; and $32,407 to reduce the amount needed to be raised by taxes for
Candidates: On Jan. 27, petitions for elected
town positions needed to be filed with the Town Office. Nominations were
received from the following candidates:
and School Moderator: Will Hunter
Clerk/Treasurer: Diane McNamara
Board 3 year term: Bob Glidden
Board two 1 year terms: No petitions received
3 year: Ginny Garrow
• Auditor 1
year: Peter LaBelle
Trustee 1 Year: Julia Gignoux
Trustee 5 year: Janelle Wilfong
• CTES School
board Two 1 year terms: Barbara Dickey and Brenda Gregory
School board 3 year term: No petitions received
• GMUHS Board
1 year term: Stewart Lindberg
• Town Grand
Juror: Mabel Ward
Constable: Seth Perry
Commission 3 year term: Brian Pelky
Commission 4 year term: Barry Stearns
Commission 5 year term: Gail Woods
candidates are running unopposed. Anyone interested in serving for one year
terms on the Select board or the 3 year term for CTES, should contact Rich Svec
or Diane McNamara at 226-7292.