February 27,2013
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    Town budget

    $748,835; $20,702, or a 2.7 percent, reduction from this year's $769,537 budget.

    The budget includes a $14,335 reduction in administration spending and a $18,204 drop in solid waste disposal expenses.

    Highway budget

    $409,187; $5,230, or 1.3 percent increase over the current $403,957 budget.

    The budget contains a $8,059 increase in personal service expenses.

    School budget

    $5,362,240; $254,924, or 5 percent, more than this year's $5,107,316 budget.

    The bulk of the proposed increases come from the elementary school budget where $174,912 would pay for additional wages and benefits for teachers, special educators and guidance personnel. Among the elementary school changes are one new special education teacher and 1.5 new paraeducators.

    Special articles

    Article 9 asks voters if they want to form a committee to look at developing a local police force instead of contracting with the Rutland County Sheriff's Department.

    Contested races

    Select Board Chairman Eric “Rick” Anderson is being challenged by Richard Horner, a former town selectman, for the two-year seat.

    On the School Board, a three-year seat left vacant by the departure of Marie Baccei has set up a two-way race between newcomers Preston Garcia and Lisa Miser.

    Meeting location

    Proctor residents will gather for a floor meeting at the Proctor High School gymnasium at 7 p.m. Monday. Voting by Australian ballot will be 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at PHS.
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