February 27,2013
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    Municipal budget

    $1,100,608; $48,526, or 4.2 percent less than this year’s $1,149,134.

    School budget

    Proposed $1,693,844 is up 6.2 percent, or $98,965, from this year’s $1,594,879 elementary spending plan. Health insurance premiums are up 14 percent.

    Proposed secondary education budget of $2,100,625 is up $203,791, or 10.7 percent, from this year’s $1,896,834 budget due mainly to eight more secondary students and high special education costs.

    Contested races

    Steve Haines and Dan Garceau are vying for a three-year seat on the town’s Select Board. Incumbent Dorothea Edmunds is being challenged by Cher’allyn Powers for the one-year delinquent tax collector seat. Incumbent Marjorie Abbott faces a challenge from Richard Smith for a three-year auditor post. †

    Special articles

    Shall the voters of the town of Danby vote to allocate the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) per year for the next eight years (two hundred thousand dollars, $200,000 in total) to be spent for the purchase of a new fire truck-pumper for the Danby-Mount Tabor Volunteer Fire Department?

    Should the Select Board continue to pursue rehabilitation/relocation of town offices?

    Meeting location

    Residents will gather for a floor meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday, at Currier Memorial School to act on town and school articles.

    Australian ballot voting on education and municipal budgets and the election of officers will take place at the Danby Town Offices on Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
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