Corinth to Elect Town Treasurer

Valley News Staff Writer
Thursday, March 01, 2018

Corinth Town Meeting will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 6, at Town Hall in Cookeville. Voting by Australian ballot to elect town and school officers will run from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Corinth — Voters at Town Meeting have some modest spending increases to consider and also will elect a new treasurer for the first time in almost two decades.

Between the proposed $405,653 general fund and the $758,825 highway fund, along with some other articles, overall spending would increase only $28,409, or 2.2 percent.

Among the articles on the warning are to see if voters will create a reserve fund for the replacement of computer equipment in the town office and seed it with $7,500 in general fund surplus.

Voters also are being asked to raise $13,000 to support the Town Hall Capital Improvement Fund.

If all spending is approved, the amount to be raised in taxes would increase by $13,400, or 1.4 percent, to $956,112.

There is one contested election on the ballot — Lister Karen Galayda is being challenged by Michael Tkac.

Selectboard Chairman Chris Groschner is unopposed for a three-year term, and Neysa Russo is unopposed for a one-year term as treasurer.

Russo currently serves as assistant treasurer and would replace longtime incumbent Susan Fortunati, who remains on the ballot for collector of delinquent taxes.

Fortunati, 63, has served as treasurer for 18 years and worked in Corinth’s Town Hall for 21 years. She said she was willing to serve as assistant treasurer to help Russo learn the ropes.

“She’s only been here since September, and hasn’t gone through the full cycle,” Fortunati said.

John Gregg can be reached at jgregg@vnews.com.