Town Meeting preview: Grantham

Published: 03-03-2024 11:41 AM

Modified: 03-04-2024 9:13 AM

Article of note: One article on the town warrant asks whether voters will adopt the Grantham Community Power plan, an opt-out program that offers more flexible electricity procurement. Another would modify the elderly property tax exemption. There are five separate articles that would amend the town’s zoning ordinance, including one that would allow solar energy systems as permitted uses and another that would allow solar farms in the Business Light Industrial District by special exemption from the zoning board. 

Contested races: Peter Garland is running unopposed for a three-year Selectboard seat. On the school side, two people are running for two seats, Lesley Nesbitt and Gerald Volpe.

Budgets and spending articles: The proposed school budget is $11.57 million, which is up from last year’s proposal of $10.79 million. Proposed municipal spending totals $4.99 million, up from $4.7 million last year.

When, where and how to vote: Ballot voting will take place on Tuesday, March 12, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Town Hall, Grantham Municipal Building, 300 Route 10 South. Town Meeting will take place on March 12 at 5:30 p.m. in the town hall. The annual school meeting will take place March 5 at 6:30 p.m. at the Grantham Village School gymnasium, 75 Learning Drive.

CORRECTION: The annual school meeting will take place on Tuesday, March 5 at 6:30 p.m. in the Grantham Village School gym. A previous version of this story gave an incorrect date for the meeting.

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