Alternative Energy, Roads Part of Marathon Session in Sedgwick



SEDGWICK — Voters at Saturday’s annual Town Meeting authorized $695,930 in municipal spending and another $1,832,439 in education spending during a nearly four-hour meeting that also included approval of a measure to allow the town to investigate alternative energy technology.

 

Dr. Brian van Emmerik has the attention of fellow voters as he makes a point during Sedgwick’s annual Town Meeting Saturday. — JAMES STRAUB
Dr. Brian van Emmerik has the attention of fellow voters as he makes a point during Sedgwick’s annual Town Meeting Saturday. — JAMES STRAUB

As authorized by 72 registered voters at the meeting, the town will spend $53,363 from undesignated surplus to help fund the municipal spending budget. The remainder will come from property taxation.

The education budget will be supported by $1,560,723 raised through taxation, with the remainder funded by state and federal revenue sources, as well as undesignated surplus in the school account.

In the only contested race on Friday’s annual election ballot, Paul Carter was re-elected road commissioner with 192 votes. Andy Gray received 111 votes.

For more political news, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American.

 

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