Tag Archives: Town Meeting Day

Local News
February 27, 2019

School budget up slightly, some rates down

By Katy Savage

Despite consolidating schools and restructuring staff to find savings, the Windsor Central Supervisory Union budget is up slightly.

The $18 million budget, to be presented to voters on Town Meeting Day,  is up about .73 percent from the previous year, though the…

State News
March 14, 2018

School boards appeal to Legislature regarding funding bill

In school budgets presented to voters on Town Meeting Day, school boards and administrators rose to the challenge of keeping spending growth below the state’s target of 2.5 percent. FY 2019 statewide education spending growth is estimated at 1.5 percent, with education spending per equalized…

Local News
March 14, 2018

35 Vermont towns pass climate resolutions

On Town Meeting Day, Vermont residents from 35 towns voted overwhelmingly in favor of resolutions seeking climate solutions. The exact wording of each resolution varied, but all the resolutions acknowledged the severity of climate change, urged the State of Vermont to meet its goals for…

Local News
February 28, 2018

Education taxes: What you should know

By Michelle Monroe

Vermont’s education tax system is notoriously complex. When reviewing the school budgets presented prior to Town Meeting Day, here are some things to keep in mind.

All education taxes go into the Education Fund. Since the Brigham decision and the passage of…

Local News
February 21, 2018

Select Board candidates focus on the budget

By Polly Lynn Mikula

KILLINGTON—On Town Meeting Day, March 6, voters in Killington will be asked to approve general fund expenditures of $4.4 million, of which $3.17 million will be raised by property taxes. This represents a tax rate of $0.41— a 4.4-cent increase per…

Local News
February 14, 2018

Killington Select Board candidates outline platforms

By Polly Lynn Mikula KILLINGTON— Three candidates will face off for the open seat on Killington’s three-person Select Board. Jay Hickory, Kelly Lange and Jim Haff are all running to replace Chris Bianchi, who is not seeking re-election. Chuck Claffey, had originally submitted a petition…

Local News
July 17, 2015

Killington sets municipal tax rate for 18-month budget

KILLINGTON—On Tuesday, July 7, the board of selectmen set the municipal tax rate for the Town of Killington for the 18-month budget adopted on Town Meeting Day. The town has an 18-month budget and tax rate because it is in the process of transitioning from…

Voter participation in Killington more than doubles
Local News
April 15, 2015

Voter participation in Killington more than doubles

Chart courtesy of the town of Killington

By Polly Lynn

KILLINGTON — Questions were raised at Killington’s 2015 public information meeting in March about voter participation since the town moved to adopt Australian balloting in place of floor voting on…