30 Articles To Will Be Consider At Monday’s Adams Town Meeting
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.