iBerkshires.com  reports town meeting will be asked to consider 30 articles Monday.
The annual town meeting convenes Monday, June, 24 at 7 p.m. It will be held in the Hoosac Valley Elementary School auditorium.
The first 15 articles are a mix of annual procedural articles along with a block of articles that build out the fiscal year 2020 budget of $15.8 million.
Article six sets the compensation for all elected officials and article seven represents the operating budget of $2,229,143.
Article eight is the capital budget of $533,779. This is mostly driven by debt service and building upgrades to the wastewater treatment plant.
Article nine is the capital infrastructure and equipment outlay budget of $281,850 to be pulled from free cash. This includes the purchase of a new one-ton truck with a plow and funds for a matching grant to rehabilitate the town common for the Susan B. Anthony celebration in 2020.
Article ten is the education budget. The Adams Cheshire Regional School District assessment is $5,792,649 and the McCann assessment is $1,010,634.
The next run of articles represent transfers to special funds.
Article 12 asks town meeting to use $250,000 from free cash to offset the tax rate and article 13 moves the reserve fund balance of $135,000 to the stabilization fund. Article 14 moves $175,000 to the reserve fund account and allows the town to draw from this fund with Finance Committee approval.
Articles 16 through 19 are annual authorization articles.