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Town Meeting preview: Dorchester residents to consider length of highway agent’s term

Published: 3/5/2021 3:11:34 PM
Modified: 3/5/2021 3:22:24 PM

Hot topic: Voters at Dorchester’s Town Meeting will decide whether to increase the highway agent’s term in office from one year to three years once the current agent’s appointment concludes.

Budget: The Selectboard is recommending passage of a $531,566 operating budget. A separate article on the warrant would put $56,000 from the unassigned fund balance in the road improvements and paving capital reserve fund.

Noteworthy articles: The Selectboard and Cemetery Committee are recommending putting $1,000 into a previously established cemetery land acquisition and development capital reserve fund, also from the fund balance.

Contested races: Selectboard Chairman Sherman Hallock is being challenged by Richard Sala, the current moderator.

When and where: Voting on officers and the highway agent’s term will take place by drive-up Australian ballot at Town Hall from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 9. The other articles will be voted upon in the same fashion from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.. on Saturday, March 13.

— John P. Gregg

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