Town budget and trails article – Australian ballot on April 11

Hopefully, everyone is aware that we still have another vote coming up on Tuesday, April 11. We will be voting that day by Australian ballot on our $3,046,847 town budget and on a $40,000 allocation for trails. These two articles were discussed on the floor at Town Meeting and neither one was amended, so they are coming before the town for an Australian Ballot vote exactly as they appear in your Town Report.

If you weren’t at Town Meeting, read your Town Report, or you can watch the meeting and listen to the discussions that took place that day on VCAM ( to become informed and ready to vote.

If the town budget does not pass, it will go back to the Selectboard, which will have to bring it up for another vote at a later date, just as we have done with our school budgets in the past. If the trails article fails, the Selectboard can either bring it back for another vote at a dollar amount of its choice or not. The board has discretion when it comes to “budget-related” articles according to the Charter that was voted on this past year.

As always, absentee ballots are available at the Town Clerk’s Office. You may stop in and vote or request a ballot be mailed to you. Absentee ballots need to be returned by the close of polls on April 11. There is no longer a deadline for registering to vote as we now have same day registration.