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Bennington Town Meeting Results

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Friday, February 22, 2019 1:16PM
Bennington Town Meeting Results

* incumbent

Select Board

(one three-year seat)

David P. Hardwick Sr.* – 227

Town Clerk

(one three-year seat)

Debra Belcher* – 242

Trustee of the Trust Funds

(one three-year seat)

No candidate filed

Library Trustees

(one three-year seat)

Jill Wilmoth* – 236

Cemetery Trustees

(one three-year seat)

Karen Belcher* – 235

Planning Board

(two three-year seats)

David McKenzie* – 234

Luke Hardwick – 7 (write-in)

Trustee of the Trust Fund

(one three-year seat)

David Parker – 12

Water and Sewer Commissioner

(one three-year seat)

Dennis McKenney – 20 (write-in)

Zoning Board of Adjustment

(two three-year seats)

Melissa M. Clark* – 231

Dennis McKenney – 4 (write-in)

Warrant articles

■$1,745,773 for the town’s operating budget PASSED 179 to 67

■To accept a 1.9-acre parcel of land from Cold Springs Land Trust on Main Street as a gift for the development of parking to benefit the Congregational Church, GEP Dodge Library, and other public functions. The Bennington Historical Society will erect a gazebo on site at no cost to the town and a location on site will be preserved for a Christmas tree. PASSED 231 to 19

■$25,000 for the Fire Truck Capital Reserve Fund PASSED 196 to 55

■$10,000 for the Police Cruiser Capital Reserve Fund PASSED 186 to 65

■$1,000 for the Sidewalk Capital Reserve Fund PASSED 181 to 70

■$25,000 for the Water Department Maintenance and Repairs Capital Reserve Fund PASSED 199 to 47

■$15,000 for the Road Rehabilitation Capital Reserve Fund PASSED 205 to 44

■$1,000 for the Mower Capital Reserve Fund 180 to 68

■$5,000 for the Dodge Memorial Library Capital Reserve Fund 185 to 63

■$2,000 for the Fire Department Breathing Apparatus Capital Reserve Fund PASSED 209 to 42

■$5,700 for the Fire Department Protective Gear Capital Reserve Fund 213 to 38

■$30,000 for the Town Buildings Expendable Trust Fund 161 to 86

■$37,000 for the Highway Heavy Equipment Capital Reserve Fund 176 to 71

■$10,000 for the Bridge Maintenance Expendable Trust Fund 202 to 45

■To change the purpose of the Rescue Chassis Capital Reserve Fund to the Rescue Vehicle Capital Reserve Fund PASSED 193 to 53

■$45,000 to complete deferred road maintenance PASSED 181 to 64

■$30,000 to complete an asset management plan for wastewater planning PASSED 158 to 83

■To transfer $8,203 from the unassigned fund balance to the Conservation Commission Fund PASSED 184 to 64

■$508 from the unassigned fund balance to the Conservation Commission Fund PASSED 182 to 67

■$1,000 to support End 68 Hours of Hunger PASSED 197 to 54

■$6,000 to support The Grapevine Family and Community Resource Center PASSED 192 to 60

■$700 to support the American Red Cross PASSED 195 to 55

■$500 to support the Contoocook Valley Transportation Company 193 to 58

■$500 to support the Court Appointed Special Advocates PASSED 190 to 59

■$300 to support the Contoocook Housing Trust PASSED 178 to 71

■$1,000 to support the Child Advocacy Center of Hillsborough County PASSED 187 to 43

■To adopt an ordinance that would waive the fee for a permit to register a motor vehicle owned by a person who was captured and incarcerated for 30 days or more while serving in a qualifying war or armed conflict and was honorably discharged PASSED 185 to 42

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