2018 Town Meeting Day scenes

Killington Town Clerk Lucrecia Wonsor swears in ballot clerks Louise Hanson, left, and Beverly Anderson on Town Meeting Day at the Killington Town Offices on River Road. (Photo by Jon Olender)

KILLINGTON — Voters narrowly approved a town budget Tuesday and decided a Select Board race by a handful of votes in ballot voting. All candidates were running unopposed with the exception of a three-way contest for one Select Board seat, which Jim Haff carried narrowly, receiving 176 votes to 171 for Kelly Lange and 32 for Jay Hickory. The general fund budget of $4.401 million — with $3.171 million to be raised from property taxes — squeaked by, 187-182. The budget included nonprofit appropriation requests of $82,130. Voters looked more kindly on exempting the Killington Volunteer Fire Department from property taxes for five years, with 78 percent of voters approving that article. The vote was a little closer, 250-118, to establish a new reserve fund of $679,000, with $634,000 funded by “Bond Anticipation Note land purchase” and professional fee proceeds, for construction of the Killington Public Safety Building. Voters also approved $75,000 to establish a new reserve fund to replace the Johnson Recreation Center pool. The final article asked voters to approve the Windsor Central Modified Unified Union School District budget of $17.96 million. The result would be spending of $17,455 per equalized pupil. The article passed by a 63 percent vote, 224 out of 356 votes.   On Monday night, residents saw Select Board Chairwoman Patty McGrath present a plaque to Christopher Bianchi for his years of service on the board.

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