February 27,2013
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    Town budget

    $2,623,149; $77,466, or 2.87 percent, less than this year’s budget of $2,700,615.

    Town school district budget

    $305,675; $34,355, or 12.7 percent, more than this year’s budget of $271,320.

    Castleton/Hubbardton Union School District budget

    $5,856,264; $228,154, or 4.05 percent, more than this year’s budget of $5,628,110.

    Fair Haven Union High School budget

    $7,959,045; $356,470, or 4.7 percent, more than this year’s budget of $7,602,575.

    Special articles

    Shall the obligation bonds of the town of Castleton, Vermont, in an amount not to exceed $1,050,000, repayable over 20 years, be issued for the purpose of financing the acquisition of a parcel of land and the construction of a new town office building on said land, all at an estimated total project cost not to exceed $1,050,000?

    Article 42 seeks to create a designated reserve fund for the computerization of municipal and land records. It will be funded by taking $3 out of the $10 charged for recording documents with the Town Clerk.

    Contested races

    Incumbent Patricia Graziano faces challenges former Selectman Patrick Eagan and John Hale for a three-year seat on the Select Board.

    Incumbents James Leamy and Edward O’Shea are facing challengers Thomas Kearns and Wenger Rehlen for two, one-year seats on the Select Board.

    Meeting location

    Residents will meet for an informational meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at the Jeffords Center Science and Mathematics Auditorium at Castleton State College. The election of town officials and vote of money matters will take place by Australian ballot from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Casella Fine Arts Center at Castleton State College.

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