Town Meeting preview: Pomfret fire department seeks tax exemption

Attendees vote on whether to elect town officers by Australian ballot during a special town meeting at The Prosper Valley School in Pomfret, Vt., on Saturday, May 20, 2023. After a voice vote was too close for Moderator Kevin Geiger to call, he instructed attendees to divide the house, with ayes first and then nays standing or raising their hand to indicate their position. Voters chose to conduct all town business by Australian ballot, but opted to keep the day of voting on the traditional first Tuesday in March. (Valley News / Report For America - Alex Driehaus) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Attendees vote on whether to elect town officers by Australian ballot during a special town meeting at The Prosper Valley School in Pomfret, Vt., on Saturday, May 20, 2023. After a voice vote was too close for Moderator Kevin Geiger to call, he instructed attendees to divide the house, with ayes first and then nays standing or raising their hand to indicate their position. Voters chose to conduct all town business by Australian ballot, but opted to keep the day of voting on the traditional first Tuesday in March. (Valley News / Report For America - Alex Driehaus) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com. Alex Driehaus

Published: 02-25-2024 11:21 AM

Articles of note: One article asks whether voters will grant a five-year property tax exemption for the Pomfret-Teago Volunteer Fire Department. 

Contested races: Steve Chamberlin and Frank Perron Jr. are vying for a three-year term on the Selectboard.

Budgets and spending articles: The proposed budget is $1.8 million, including $517,000 for the general fund and $1.3 million for highways, of which $1.1 million will be raised from taxes. The budget is up from $1.77 million last year.

When, where and how to vote: An informational hearing is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 24 at 9 a.m. at Pomfret Town Hall, 5233 Pomfret Road, and via Zoom at: zoom.us/j/95395079923?pwd=ZjBEd3ZuZWgvWmx2M0tpOE8zbjg2dz09. Australian ballot voting will take place on Tuesday, March 5 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the town offices, 5218 Pomfret Road.

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