February 27,2013
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    Town budget

    $351,436; $16,680, or 5 percent, more than the $334,756 budget this year.

    The majority of the proposed increase stems from a new $9,000 line item for refurbishment of the town green and a $15,000 increase in repair and maintenance at the library, which increased from $5,000 to $20,000.

    Highway budget

    $394,245, $15,459, or 4.1 percent, more than the present budget of $378,786.

    Most of the proposed increase is contained in the buildings and grounds portion of the budget, which pays for an additional $7,700 worth of fuel.

    School budget

    $1,655,695 budget for the Pawlet Town School District. The proposed budget represents a $93,768, or 5.4 percent, decrease from this year’s $1,749,463 budget.

    Most of the reduction is attributable to a $69,033 drop in spending for secondary education programming and a $74,412 drop in special education spending.

    Contested races

    There are no contested races in Pawlet this year.

    Meeting location

    An informational meeting will be held 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Mettawee Community School in West Pawlet. Voting by Australian ballot will take place from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the conference room of the town hall.
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