February 19, 2020
Hinesburg residents will gather on Monday, March 2, starting at 7 p.m. in the Champlain Valley Union High School auditorium for town meeting where they will consider nearly $4.3 million in town spending items for the coming fiscal year.
Also up for discussion and decision will be whether to form a new town ambulance service and set aside $94,870 for the purpose of launching that new effort.
The next day, the polls will be open at Town Hall from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for voting by Australian ballot for elections that will decide three seats on the Select Board and other town and school offices.
Voters on March 3 will also consider the proposed $82.4 million budget to fund the Champlain Valley School District for fiscal year 2021.
The school district is also asking voters to approve a $6 million bond to address building renovations and maintenance projects in five schools along with stormwater management work district-wide. CVU High School would receive $545,000; Hinesburg Community School is on the list for $395,000. The bulk of the spending — $4.5 million — is earmarked for improvements at Charlotte Central School.
Another school item asks voters to approve borrowing up to $266,000 to help fund the purchase of three new school buses including the district’s first two electric buses.
In addition to going to the polls March 3, local residents may also vote their ballots early at the town clerk’s office between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays. The office closes at noon Monday, March 2, to prepare for Town Meeting Day. Voters may also request a ballot online at sos.vermont.gov/elections/voters/early-absentee-voting.
More details on Town Meeting Day questions and elections will be found in next week’s Hinesburg Record.
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