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Posted on: March 2, 2016

[ARCHIVED] 2016 TOWN MEETING RESULTS

RESULTS OF AUSTRALIAN BALLOT ON MARCH 1, 2016

1. To elect the following Town Officers for the ensuing year:
Town Moderator for 1 year: Roger Bloomfield 145
Selectman for 2 years (2positions): Dennis Brown 1188, Alan Johnson 1004, Denise Johnson 882, Paul D. Keane 799, Havah Armstrong Walther 833
Selectman for 3 years (2positions): Sandy Mariotti 1994, Mike Morris 1977
Lister for 3 years: Terry Chesboro 2140
Lister for remaining 2 years of a 3 year term: 0
Library Trustee for remaining 4 years of 5 year term: 0
Library Trustee for 5 year: 0
Trustee of Public Funds for 1 years: 0
Trustee of Public Funds for 2 years: 0


2. Shall the Town appropriate a total general fund expenditure for operating expenses of $16,401,595 of which $12,628,360 shall be raised by taxes, $3,773,235 by non-tax revenues. (By Australian ballot)

In Favor: 1768 Opposed: 1116

3. Shall the Town appropriate a sum of Seventy-Five Thousand Five Hundred Forty ($75,540) Dollars to Advance Transit for the purpose of providing public transportation services. (By Australian ballot)

In Favor: 2370 Opposed: 641

4. Shall the Town appropriate the sum of Fifteen Thousand Two Hundred Fifty ($15,250) Dollars for the purpose of assisting various associations owning or in control of Cemeteries in said Town, to be divided as follows:

Christian Street Cemetery Assoc.-Six Hundred ($600) Dollars
Hartford Cemetery Assoc.-Seven Thousand Five Hundred ($7,500) Dollars
Quechee Cemetery Assoc.-Two Thousand Four Hundred Fifty ($2,450) Dollars
Mt. Olivet & St. Anthony's Cemeteries Assoc.-Three Thousand Eight Hundred ($3,800) Dollars
West Hartford Cemetery Assoc.-Nine Hundred ($900) Dollars

(By Australian ballot)

In Favor: 2498 Opposed: 486

5. Shall the Town appropriate the sum of Nine Thousand Five Hundred ($9,500) Dollars to be paid to The Family Place, to help support programs which benefit Hartford residents. (By Australian ballot)

In Favor: 2438 Opposed: 537

6. Shall the Town appropriate the sum of Four Thousand Five Hundred Fifty ($4,550) Dollars to be paid to Good Beginnings of the Upper Valley, to support the organization while providing assistance to upper valley familes. (By Australian ballot)

In Favor: 2326 Opposed: 624

7. Shall the Town appropriate the sum of Seven Thousand Five Hundred ($7,500) Dollars to help support the mission of the Good Neighbor Health Clinic and The Red Logan Dental Clinic which provide free medical care and dental care to the uninsured whose household incomes are below 200% of the federal poverty level. (By Australian ballot)

In Favor: 2600 Opposed: 382

8. Shall the Town appropriate the sum of Five Thousand ($5,000) Dollars for the purpose of helping to defray the expenses of the Hartford Historical Society in collecting, conserving and displaying the Town’s history. (By Australian ballot)

In Favor: 2083 Opposed: 858

9. Shall the Town appropriate the sum of Seven Thousand ($7,000) Dollars for the purpose of helping to defray the expenses of operating and maintaining Headrest's information and referral and crisis intervention services. (By Australian ballot)

In Favor: 2240 Opposed: 682

10. Shall the Town appropriate the sum of Nine Thousand Nine Hundred Ninety-Five ($9,995) Dollars to help support outpatient, mental health and substance abuse services by the staff of Health Care & Rehabilitation Services of Southeastern VT, Inc. (By Australian ballot)

In Favor: 2263 Opposed: 670


11. Shall the Town appropriate the sum of Nine Thousand ($9,000) Dollars to Southeastern Vermont Community Action (SEVCA), Inc to assist Hartford in responding to the emergency needs of the community and providing all available and applicable services. (By Australian ballot )

In Favor: 2395 Opposed: 545

12. Shall the Town appropriate the sum of Forty-One Thousand Eight Hundred Eighty Two ($41,882) Dollars to support the home health care and hospice care of patients in their homes by staff and volunteers of the Visiting Nurse and Hospice of Vermont and New Hampshire, Inc. (By Australian ballot)

In Favor: 2497 Opposed: 446

13. Shall the Town appropriate the sum of Three Thousand Five Hundred ($3,500) Dollars for services provided by Windsor County Partners to Hartford young people. (By Australian ballot)

In Favor: 2051 Opposed: 837

14. Shall the Town appropriate the sum of Two Thousand ($2,000) Dollars to Women’s Information Service (WISE), Inc to help defray the cost of their operating budget. (By Australian ballot)

In Favor: 2214 Opposed: 724

15. Shall the Charter of the Town of Hartford be amended to authorize the levy of a one percent (1%) rooms and meals/alcoholic beverages tax, the net proceeds of which to be deposited in a capital reserve fund until directed otherwise by vote of the Town. (By Australian ballot)

In Favor: 1641 Opposed: 1309

16. Shall the Town of Hartford establish a capital repair and replacement reserve fund, to be known as the Town of Harford Capital Reserve Fund, into which there shall be deposited Town room and meals/alcoholic beverages tax net revenues until directed otherwise by vote of the Town. The effectiveness of this Article is conditioned upon the approval of Article 15. (By Australian ballot)

In Favor: 1711 Opposed: 1160

17. Shall the Town of Hartford and the Hartford Town School District amend the Town Charter to provide for the consideration of all budget adoption matters by Australian ballot? The effectiveness of this Article is conditioned upon the approval by both the Town and the Town School District. (By Australian ballot)

In Favor: 1950 Opposed: 825

18. Shall the Selectboard be authorized to pledge the credit of the Town of Hartford through the issuance of general obligation bonds or notes in an aggregate amount not to exceed $900,000, for the purpose of funding public parking and storm water and sanitary sewer infrastructure improvements in the White River Junction Tax Increment Financing District, and for reimbursing eligible related costs, and to pledge and appropriate the District’s tax increment in the amount of $900,000 for the payment of such bonds and notes and for making such reimbursements. (By Australian ballot)

In Favor: 2066 Opposed: 803

Dated at Hartford, Vermont this 2nd day of March, 2016. ATTEST: Mary E. Hill, Town Clerk

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