On a frigid Tuesday morning Kendra Bowen came to the town hall to vote in person. A mom from East Charlotte, she believes participation is important for a functioning democracy.
The results were in, but not until midnight—there was a lot to count, and a lot of write-ins.
With the scent of hand sanitizer pungent in the air and voters politely nodding and maintaining distance in close quarters, voting in Charlotte for the 2020 primaries was certainly out of the ordinary.
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Town Meeting Results 2020
Charlotte voters approved the fiscal year 2020 town budget on April 9 by Australian ballot. The vote, held in the multi-purpose room at Charlotte Central School, was held the mandatory 30 days after the budget was warned on Town Meeting Day.
McCarren and Tenney win Selectboard seats; Charlotte voters approve Library bond and purchase of CVFR ambulance
The Recreation Beach Survey has been circulating on Front Porch Forum for the last two weeks and the results are in. Thanks to everyone who responded to the survey—over 225 returns. The results were presented to the Selectboard on November 26.
Cool, seasonal weather welcomed residents to the polls at Charlotte Central School on Tuesday November 6. Shaking off rain showers, 73.70 percent (2,382 of 3,232) of current registered voters cast their votes for several contested statewide races.
Two findings stand out: First, more of you read the print version of the paper than the online version. And second, we need to include more local news in each issue.
With all five Selectboard members back, the March 26 Town Hall meeting was a productive one. No adjustments were made to the evening’s agenda, and Selectboard member Fritz Tegatz began by giving updates on the status of the wastewater ordinance draft as well as the production status of a new fire engine for the Charlotte Fire Department. The new engine is expected to arrive in Charlotte within the next two to three months, and the wastewater draft should be completed by June.
The March 6 Town Meeting at Charlotte Central School was a realtively peaceful gathering this year, with residents fillin the school’s Multi-Purpose Room prepared to discuss the town’s annual report for the upcoming fiscal year. Moderator Charles Russell opened the meeting shortly after nine in the morning, and over the course of several hours town residents proposed and voted on several amendments to the articles which will go to Charlotte voters by way of Australian ballot on April 3.