Town Meeting preview: Local option tax heads to Woodstock voters

Volunteer Molly Maxham, 16, right, waits to transport the microphone to the next speaker as Jason Drebitko, left, questions the Selectboard during the Woodstock, Vt., Town Meeting Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020. (Valley News - James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Volunteer Molly Maxham, 16, right, waits to transport the microphone to the next speaker as Jason Drebitko, left, questions the Selectboard during the Woodstock, Vt., Town Meeting Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020. (Valley News - James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com. James M. Patterson—Valley News - James M. Patterson

Published: 02-25-2024 10:40 AM

Article of note: One article asks whether voters support a 1% local option sales tax with proceeds to be allocated toward infrastructure costs. 

Contested races: Laura Powell and Scott Smith are vying for a seat on the Selectboard.

Budgets and other spending articles: The proposed budget is $8.02 million, with $6.6 million expected to come from taxes. Last year’s proposed budget was $7.68 million. The proposed sewer department budget is $1.34 million, of which $1.3 million is to come from user fees. Last year’s proposed sewer budget was $1.21 million.

When, where and how to vote: There will be an informational meeting on Zoom, us02web.zoom.us/j/84782406503?pwd=UXAzWnJxaEE0MzJaMlBKeHJPUjB6QT09, and in person at town hall on Saturday, Feb. 24 at 10 a.m. Ballot voting will take place on Tuesday, March 5 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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