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Plainfield OKs all articles at Town Meeting

Published: 7/11/2020 4:28:36 PM
Modified: 7/11/2020 9:33:05 PM

PLAINFIELD — Plainfield held its Town Meeting on Saturday under tents at the William A. Smith Inc. auction gallery on Route 12A.

In an hour-and-20-minute meeting, voters approved all eight articles before them, Town Moderator Paul Franklin said in a phone interview following the meeting.

An article relating to replacing the Meriden Library was amended to zero dollars, saving any substantive decision for 2021 or later.

The municipal budget was revised downward by about $40,000 to $2.4 million, Franklin said. The resulting 2020 tax rate is projected to be roughly $25.50 per $1,000 of property value, below the 2019 rate of $26 per $1,000.

Franklin said he was surprised at the turnout of 130 voters and pleased that the sound system worked so that people who spoke could be heard.

“It was very successful,” he said.

The most discussion of the day was inspired by the final article relating to encouraging state and federal officials to enact carbon pricing legislation, Franklin said. It passed by a vote of 77-53. The other articles all passed by voice vote.

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