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Newbury, Vt., voters say keep Board of Listers

Staff report
Published: 3/3/2021 3:05:56 PM
Modified: 3/3/2021 3:05:53 PM

NEWBURY, Vt. — Residents in Town Meeting voting on Tuesday defeated a proposal to hire a professional assessor and instead will stick with the system of Newbury electing its listers.

The 156-50 vote rejected a proposal to have the town either contract with an assessing firm or hire an assessor who would report to the Selectboard. The Selectboard had argued that a professional was needed because the job of assessing property has become more complex.

The $640,350 general fund was approved on a 164-40 vote, and the $780,000 highway fund passed, 159-44.

Selectboard member Alma Roystan, who has served on the board for 24 years, won another three-year term. She was unopposed.

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