WESTMINSTER -- Voters of the Bellows Falls Union High School District will have the chance to meet on school grounds to vote on select warrant articles Wednesday, nearly a week prior to deciding whether to adopt the proposed $7.1 million budget.
Articles 1 through 5 and 7 through 9 will be up for a vote in the high school's auditorium at 7 p.m. at the annual meeting Wednesday before voters adjourn to vote via Australian ballot on Article 6 on Tuesday, March 4. Union High School District No. 27 consists of the Rockingham, Westminster, Athens and Grafton school districts.
Most articles on this year's warrant are for general housekeeping purposes. Article 1 pertains to the reports of district officers. Articles 2 through 5 involve the election of such officers -- moderator, clerk, treasurer and auditor -- for one-year terms beginning on July 1.
Adoption of Article 7 would authorize the BFUHS Board of Directors to borrow money to meet expenses once payments from member districts have been received. Article 8 asks voters if the district officers will be paid compensation, and if so, how much. Article 9 pertains to any other business that may be properly brought before the annual meeting.
Adoption of Article 6 would appropriate $7,185,174 for the maintenance of the school from July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015.
Voters in Rockingham can cast their ballots at the Masonic Temple starting at 9 a.m., Westminster voters can go to the Westminster Institute beginning at 8 a.m., Grafton voters are assigned to Grafton Elementary School at 9 a.m., and voters in Athens can vote at their town's elementary school starting at 10 a.m. All polls close at 7 p.m.
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