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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

I want to remind people who live on the Cabot side of Joe's Pond of the special town meeting tomorrow evening, Thursday, January 12, at 7 p.m. at the Cabot School Gym.  This is to vote on whether to rescind the vote passed at a special meeting on October 20 which would allow big item budget articles (Town, Highway, Special Appropriations and the School Budget) all to be by Australian ballot.  

This is important, especially for people who are working and may not be able to attend Town Meeting, or people who are away when Town Meeting takes place in March.  A "No" vote tomorrow night will uphold the October 20 decision to allow voting those articles by Australian ballot in March and therefore will also be included on absentee ballots.  These articles represent the largest expenditures by the Town and subsequently what you tax bill will look like.  

The results of the October 20, 2016 Special Meeting as reported on the town's website are shown below:

Special Town Meeting [October 20, 2016]
Betty reviewed the totals. The school and the town budget
articles will be Australian Ballot. The town 183 cast 95 voted yes, 88 no. The school was 174 voted 100 yes and 74 no. We will have fewer articles and fewer Australian votes. The flags, library, fire department, etc. will no longer be voted on individually.
It will be the whole budget voted on. The service appropriations, highway budget and general fund budget will all be Australian Budget [Ballot].
We will need to have this informational meeting for the voters to see what
the budget consists of.
 
Unfortunately, you have to go to the Thursday night meeting in person in order to vote, so it's important that all registered voters who are here go to this meeting. 

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