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Prediction: ‘Article 5 will pass 3:1’

Leading up to Town Meeting, Killington Select Board believes residents understand the crucial need for water and road upgrades

By Polly Mikula

After the year-plus it took to get the town of Killington qualified as a TIF district to finance necessary road and water infrastructure, and multiple information sessions over the past month to bring voters up to speed on the development plans, Killington Select Board Member Jim Haff is now confident that voter understand the issues and will vote ‘”yes” on Article 5 at Town Meeting Day.

“I’ve spoken to a lot of people and I really believe it’s going to pass, probably 3:1,” Haff predicted, a week before the March 7 vote. 

“I think the vast majority of folks understand the issues we face and this unique opportunity to fix them. We have a crucial need for a municipal water system and Killington Road needs to be redone. Those are both big and expensive projects but we now have this opportunity to get these things done without having to raise the municipal tax rate to pay for it all,” he explained. “If we miss this opportunity, we’re never going to get it back. There simply isn’t going to be anything close to this good of a deal for the town … it’s a good deal for the resort, too, and the developer, but I really just care about the town.”

Killington voters will decide whether to pass Article 5 at Town Meeting Day, Tuesday, March 7. Polls are open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Election results will be posted at Mountaintimes .info as soon as they’re available. 

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