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town budgets http://addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/232/all en Level city spending proposed http://addisonindependent.com/201205level-city-spending-proposed <p> VERGENNES &mdash; City Manager Mel Hawley introduced a draft budget to Vergennes aldermen at their May 8 meeting that could again allow them to keep level the portion of the city tax rate that funds municipal services.</p> <p> The total of the proposed budget &mdash; not including fee-supported sewer spending &mdash; is $1,727,963, an increase of about $20,000.</p> <p> Including $28,039 of charitable requests, the total grows to $1,756,002 and would increase by about $17,000 (because of a slight drop in those charitable requests).</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/11809">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201205level-city-spending-proposed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vergennes Featured town budgets Vergennes City Council Mon, 14 May 2012 19:12:11 +0000 Andy Kirkaldy 11809 at http://addisonindependent.com Bristol OKs spending increase http://addisonindependent.com/201203bristol-oks-spending-increase <p> BRISTOL &mdash; This year&rsquo;s Town Meeting Day featured a two-way race for selectboard, a four-way race for school board and the Bristol police budget &mdash; a line item that was voted onto the Town Meeting Day agenda earlier this year. But first the town assembled on Monday to discuss a 5.96 percent increase in the amount to be raised by taxes for next year&rsquo;s municipal spending plan.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/11068">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201203bristol-oks-spending-increase" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bristol town budgets town meeting day Thu, 08 Mar 2012 16:35:40 +0000 Andrew Stein 11068 at http://addisonindependent.com Middlebury surplus vanishes http://addisonindependent.com/201203middlebury-surplus-vanishes <p> <br /> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; New scrutiny of Middlebury&rsquo;s financial records reveals that the town does not possess a $1.5 million surplus as previously announced by local officials in late January.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/11003">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201203middlebury-surplus-vanishes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury Featured town budgets Thu, 01 Mar 2012 17:37:37 +0000 John Flowers 11003 at http://addisonindependent.com Town Meeting Day previews for all Addison County towns http://addisonindependent.com/201203town-meeting-previews-2012 <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-11005" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201203town-meeting-previews-2012"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/Town-Meeting.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Town-Meeting.jpg" title="Town-Meeting.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ROGER BOISE, A member of the New Haven selectboard, speaks during the school portion of town meeting 2011. Independent file photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <p> Town Meeting Day 2012 is right around the corner. Brush up on what&#39;s on tap for each Addison County town (and Brandon) in our town meeting previews.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/10999">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201203town-meeting-previews-2012" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County Featured politics school budgets town budgets town meeting day Thu, 01 Mar 2012 17:28:14 +0000 Christian Woodard 10999 at http://addisonindependent.com Middlebury fire bond leads ballot http://addisonindependent.com/201203middlebury-fire-bond-leads-ballot <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Middlebury officials at town meeting next week will present residents with a property tax-neutral municipal spending plan for 2012-2013, but they also will be asking residents to make some long-term investments in fire protection and economic development.</p> <p> Middlebury town meeting will be held on Monday, March 5, at 7 p.m. in the municipal gym. Australian ballot voting will take place the following day in the same location, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.</p> <p> <strong>FIRE BOND</strong></p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/10993">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201203middlebury-fire-bond-leads-ballot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury bond fire station town budgets Thu, 01 Mar 2012 16:29:54 +0000 John Flowers 10993 at http://addisonindependent.com Bristol budget would raise taxes 6 percent http://addisonindependent.com/201202bristol-budget-would-raise-taxes-6-percent <p> BRISTOL &mdash; The Bristol selectboard took out its budgetary scalpel at its Monday meeting to further shave down a fiscal year 2013 municipal spending plan.</p> <p> But despite the board cutting an additional $6,000 from the budget that evening, they OK&rsquo;d a 2012-2013 spending plan that would result in an increase of $96,647, or 5.96 percent, in the amount to be raised by taxes.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/10670">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201202bristol-budget-would-raise-taxes-6-percent" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bristol Bristol selectboard town budgets Town Meeting Day 2012 Thu, 02 Feb 2012 17:00:05 +0000 Andrew Stein 10670 at http://addisonindependent.com Middlebury uncovers $1.5 M surplus http://addisonindependent.com/201201middlebury-uncovers-15-m-surplus <!--StartFragment--><!--StartFragment--><p class="Bodycopy"> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Middlebury officials have grown accustomed to looking under rocks and cushions for even the most minute revenues to soften the property tax impact of the annual municipal budget.</p> <p class="Bodycopy"> On Tuesday, officials discovered a pile of cash &mdash; approximately $1.5 million &mdash; in surplus funds that will in the short-term assure no rise in the municipal tax rate while unleashing an interesting debate among town residents on how the financial windfall should be allocated in the long-term.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/10610">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201201middlebury-uncovers-15-m-surplus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury Middlebury selectboard town budgets Thu, 26 Jan 2012 17:00:09 +0000 John Flowers 10610 at http://addisonindependent.com Ferrisburgh board adopts budget; taxes seen stable http://addisonindependent.com/201201ferrisburgh-board-adopts-budget-taxes-seen-stable <!--StartFragment--><!--StartFragment--><!--StartFragment--><!--StartFragment--><p class="Bodycopy"> FERRISBURGH &mdash; Ferrisburgh selectmen on Tuesday approved a roughly $1.619 million town budget for fiscal year 2013, but on Town Meeting Day Ferrisburgh voters will have the option of adding up to $79,000 to that bottom line.</p> <p class="Bodycopy"> The selectboard&rsquo;s spending proposal does not include about $29,000 of charitable donations that Ferrisburgh residents typically back in March, plus two articles that would create capital funds: $30,000 for the town&rsquo;s fire department and $30,000 for the public works department.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/10603">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201201ferrisburgh-board-adopts-budget-taxes-seen-stable" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ferrisburgh Ferrisburgh selectboard town budgets Thu, 26 Jan 2012 17:00:05 +0000 Andy Kirkaldy 10603 at http://addisonindependent.com Bristol reorganizes budget lines http://addisonindependent.com/201201bristol-reorganizes-budget-lines <p> BRISTOL &mdash; The Bristol selectboard at their Monday meeting continued ironing out a proposed town spending plan for the next fiscal year, addressing budgets for the recreation department, the Lawrence Memorial Library and the town&rsquo;s waste disposal programs.</p> <p> The recreation department spending plan for next fiscal year, which has not yet been finalized, is likely to see a noticeable hike, according to Town Administrator Bill Bryant.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/10519">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201201bristol-reorganizes-budget-lines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bristol Bristol selectboard TMD 2012 town budgets Thu, 19 Jan 2012 17:00:03 +0000 Andrew Stein 10519 at http://addisonindependent.com Voters reaffirm support for $3 million of highway work http://addisonindependent.com/201104voters-reaffirm-support-3-million-highway-work <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Middlebury voters on Tuesday voted 75 to 17 in favor of affirming a $3 million bond issue to finance various road improvement projects throughout town.</p> <p> The second Australian ballot vote was needed to affirm a Town Meeting Day vote of 467 to 158 in favor of the bond. That initial vote was improperly warned and therefore had to be ratified.</p> <p> The proposed 20-year, $3 million bond issue is to take care of 17 different road improvement projects that might otherwise linger on the drawing board.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/7617">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201104voters-reaffirm-support-3-million-highway-work" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury roads town budgets transportation Thu, 14 Apr 2011 18:00:24 +0000 Andrew Stein 7617 at http://addisonindependent.com Deluge of snow putting strain on area road budgets http://addisonindependent.com/201103deluge-snow-putting-strain-area-road-budgets <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-7278" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201103deluge-snow-putting-strain-area-road-budgets"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/snowblowing8553.thumbnail.jpg" alt="snowblowing8553.jpg" title="snowblowing8553.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A LONE PEDESTRIAN and an overworked snowplow make their way through a nearly deserted downtown Middlebury last Monday morning. This winter’s near-record snowfall has strained town budgets and forced town workers and road crews to log extra hours. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Andy Kirkaldy </div> </div> </div> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; This winter&rsquo;s relentless snowfall has not only strained residents&rsquo; patience, but it has also stretched town budgets and worn out highway workers, according to at least a small sample of local municipal officials and road foremen.</p> <p> Not only have expenses for materials like sand and salt gone up, but labor costs have also risen as road crews have worked long hours trying to keep roads and sidewalks clear. Meanwhile repair bills have also mounted as equipment has been pushed to the limit.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/7264">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201103deluge-snow-putting-strain-area-road-budgets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County town budgets weather Mon, 14 Mar 2011 19:00:30 +0000 Andrew Stein 7264 at http://addisonindependent.com Town Meeting Previews http://addisonindependent.com/201102town-meeting-previews <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-7140" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201102town-meeting-previews"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/tmorjerryaudet.thumbnail.jpg" alt="tmorjerryaudet.jpg" title="tmorjerryaudet.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ORWELL RESIDENT JERRY Audet makes a point from the floor of the Orwell town meeting last year. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <p> Town Meeting Day 2011 is right around the corner. Brush up on what&#39;s on tap for each Addison County town (and Brandon) in our town meeting previews.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/7139">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201102town-meeting-previews" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County politics school budgets town budgets town meeting day Thu, 24 Feb 2011 20:15:31 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 7139 at http://addisonindependent.com Bixby seeking new approach to town funding http://addisonindependent.com/201102bixby-seeking-new-approach-town-funding <p>VERGENNES — On March 1, residents of Addison, Ferrisburgh, Panton and Waltham will be offered a choice on how their towns will in the future fund the Bixby Free Memorial Library.</p> <p>The Vergennes library, which serves the four towns as well as its host city, has always been listed on the Town Meeting Day ballot in each community as a charitable entity making a specific funding request — except in Vergennes, where aldermen have always included the library in their budget. </p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/6947">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201102bixby-seeking-new-approach-town-funding" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vergennes arts town budgets Thu, 03 Feb 2011 20:00:05 +0000 Tamara Hilmes 6947 at http://addisonindependent.com