Town Meeting: Newbury voters against locating juvenile detention facility in town

Published: 03-10-2023 11:12 PM

NEWBURY, Vt. — In ballot voting on Tuesday, voters resoundingly supported a petitioned article asking voters to direct the Selectboard to voice the town’s opposition to the state’s plan to site a juvenile detention facility at 487 Stevens Place in Newbury.

The vote tally was 601-56.

In other measures, voters supported a general fund budget of $640,350, which was level with the budget they approved last year, as well as a highway budget of $829,000, which was up from $780,000 last year.

In addition, voters supported transferring $100,000 from the town’s account to a highway equipment reserve fund for the purchase of a tractor and roadside mower attachment. 

In an uncontested race, voters elected Jeff McKelvey to a three-year term on the Selectboard.

Elected officials

Number of voters: 658

Number on checklist: 1,506

Moderator: Brian Emerson

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Selectboard: Jeff McKelvey

Town Clerk: Mary Collins

Lister (3 years): Janis Moore

Lister (2 years): vacant

Auditor (3 years): Jean Welch

Auditor (2 years): vacant