Arlington Town Meeting
$1,237,562; $30,633, or 2.5 percent, more than this year’s budget of $1,206,929. The amount to be raise by taxes will increase $45,644, or 4.8 percent, to $991,485 from this year’s $945,841.
There are 10 questions that ask if voters will increase the budget for things like sidewalks, town and fire department vehicles and an audit, which would, if they were all approved, add another $133,500 to the budget.
$6,021,379; $337,641, or 5.94 percent, more than this year’s budget of $5,683,738.
Because of increased enrollment, however, the budget would actually decrease the tax rate by about 1.76 cents.
Voters will be asked if they will exempt the properties of the Arlington Fire Department, Arlington Lions Club and Arlington Community House from property taxes for the next five years.
There are no contested races for Select Board but incumbent Norm Mattison is not running and Kenneth “K. John” Smith is running for the two-year seat.
For School Board, incumbent and chairman Todd Wilkins is being challenged for a three-year seat by challenger Gary F. Harrington and incumbent Maureen Harvey is facing a challenge from Kenneth “K. John” Smith in a race for a two-year seat.
Arlington’s floor meetings, town and school, will be at Arlington Memorial High School at 7 p.m. Monday to vote on the municipal budget. For the election of town and school officials, the school budget and appropriations, which will take place by Australian ballot, voters may come to the polls from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, also at the high school.