Whitingham, Wilmington voters pass school budget

Wednesday, January 19 2011 WILMINGTON - Voters braved the elements to pass the school's budget and rectified a vote to spend the town's surplus on a garage. Tonight the Selectboard will discuss all the options and possibly decide on an amount and terms of a bond for a town garage.

According to Wilmington Town Clerk Susan Houghwout, both Whitingham and Wilmington voted to pass the school district budget.

After a surplus was found in last year's budget by former Town Manager Bob Rusten, residents voted that the money should be put toward building a facility for town-owned maintenance vehicles.

The November vote to put the more than $300,000 surplus in the fund wasn't properly warned, which prompted an additional vote to rectify the situation.

Board members will also review and petitioned articles for Town Meeting, discuss and possibly interview for an additional lister position prior to Town Meeting.

An update on the town manager hiring process is also expected and three special meetings have been scheduled to interview potential candidates on Jan. 20 and 21 from 4:30 p.m., until 6:45 p.m., and Jan. 22, from 9 a.m., until noon. The board may go into executive session during any of the meetings.


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