2016 Granville Town Meeting Preview
GRANVILLE — Legal voters in Granville will meet in the town hall on Tuesday evening to transact town and school business — the annual school meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. and the town meeting is slated for 6 p.m.
The selectboard is asking Granville voters to approve a town spending plan of $360,787, which is $61,000 more than the figure that was approved at last year’s town meeting. That represents a 20.4 percent increase.
Town officials will also discuss paying back expenses to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, and provide a figure that they would like to borrow to make that payment; voters will have the ultimate say on whether and how much the town borrows.
Residents will also be asked if they wish to set aside $5,000 for building maintenance, $5,500 for fire protection in East Granville, $2,000 for the Plunkton Road culvert, and $2,500 for current and future conservation projects.
Granville residents, who tuition all students to schools out of town, will be asked to OK a plan to spend $623,031. That represents an increase of $42,000, or 7.2 percent, from the $580,935 approved for the current year.
Residents will vote from the floor to elect eight town officials. Among those up for election are a three-year term on the selectboard (Cheryl Sargeant’s term is expiring) and a three-year term as town clerk (Kathy Werner is the sitting clerk). They will also vote on whether to change the term of the town treasurer from one year to three years. If it passes, that will take effect immediately. Werner is up for renewal as treasurer, too.
Only three school positions will be voted on: moderator, treasurer and one school director, who will serve three years. School board member Trina Service’s term expires on Tuesday.