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Wilmington voters restore town nurse hours

WILMINGTON—Voters approved a restorative doubling of the town nurse position, which had been halved for fiscal year 2014. Voters also increased the Library Capital Reserve Fund by $4,000, to $12,000.

In contested Selectboard races, newcomer Jake White denied Rebecca Morris a three-year seat, 368 to 119. Incumbent Jim Burke successfully defended his seat from Miller P. Longbotham, 257 to 220. Thomas Consolino and Fred Houston won seats on the budget committee.

Voters approved all budget questions, including raising $5,628 for the Southeastern Vermont Economic Development Strategy (SeVEDS).

By Australian ballot, Wilmington voters overwhelmingly approved amending the Joint School Agreement for the Twin Valley school system to present the proposed school budget to the Whitingham and Wilmington voters at the annual Town Meeting.

According to Town Clerk Susie Haughwout, prior to the elementary schools’ consolidation into the Twin Valley School District, the School Board presented the Twin Valley High School and Middle School budget to voters before Town Meeting. Now that all the schools are covered by Twin Valley, there is no need for the extra budget meeting.

Voters also ratified a previous school Town District budget vote from Jan. 17, when there had been an irregularity with the meeting warning.

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Originally published in The Commons issue #193 (Wednesday, March 6, 2013).

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