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WARNING

FOR THE 2007 ANNUAL NEWFANE TOWN MEETING AND
ANNUAL NEWFANE SCHOOL DISTRICT MEETING
WILLIAMSVILLE HALL
MARCH 6, 2007

The legal voters of the Town of Newfane, Vermont and the Town School District of Newfane, Vermont, are hereby notified and warned that, pursuant to Title 17 VSA, Section 2655, they are to meet at the Williamsville Hall, in the Village of Williamsville, Vermont on Tuesday, March 6, 2007 at 9:00 a.m. to act upon the following Articles, to wit:

ARTICLE 1: To elect all Newfane Town Officers and Newfane Town School District Officers as required by law for the ensuing year. (Voting on this article to be by Australian Ballot from 9:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.)

TOWN
Constable 1 year term
Delinquent Tax Collector 1 year term
Grand Juror 1 year term
Lister 3 year term
Moderator - Town 1 year term
Selectman 3 year term
Selectman TWO 1 year terms
Town Agent 1 year term
Town Clerk 1 year term
Town/School Treasurer 1 year term
Trustees Moore Free Library
Building Fund FIVE 1 year terms
SCHOOL
Moderator 1 year term
School Director 3 year term
School Director TWO 1 year terms
LELAND & GRAY
Newfane Representative TWO 3 year terms

ARTICLE 2: To see if the voters of the Town and the Town School District will accept the annual report of the Auditor and other Town Officers.

ARTICLE 3: To see what salaries and expenses the Town and the Town School District will vote to pay its Officers for the ensuing year.
Town Clerk - Salary of $26,840, based on 40 hours per week
Town Treasurer - Salary of $26,840, based on 40 hours per week Listers - $10.00 / hour
Other Elected or Appointed Officers - $7.53/ hour
School Treasurer - $12.90/hour
Mileage reimbursement at 34 cents per mile

ARTICLE 4: To see if the voters of the Town and the Town School District will vote to authorize the Selectmen and the School District to borrow money in anticipation of taxes and in anticipation of Federal & State Monies to be allocated to the Town and the Town School District.

ARTICLE 5: To see if the voters of the Town will pay taxes for the ensuing fiscal year on a quarterly basis, due on the 15th of August, October, January and April; and that the charge for interest be at the maximum legal rate of 1% per month for the first three months and 1.5% per month for each month thereafter until paid.

ARTICLE 6: To see if the voters of the Town will authorize the Board of Selectmen to sell or otherwise convey property acquired through tax sale proceedings.

ARTICLE 7: Shall the Town of Newfane vote to approve that the Office of the Treasurer and Town Clerk who work 40 hours a week, receive the same benefit of personal/sick time as the other full time town employees (Highway Dept. and Administrative Assistant) do.

ARTICLE 8: Shall the voters of the Town of Newfane vote to allow the use of a vote tabulating machine.

ARTICLE 9: Shall the Town of Newfane, effective in 2008, cease electing five (5) Trustees of the Moore Free Library Building Fund by Australian Ballot to oversee the trust established by the Will of Mrs. Philura Moore and direct the Newfane Selectboard to annually appoint the then current members of the Moore Free Library Board of Trustees to oversee that trust?

ARTICLE 10: Shall the voters of the Town of Newfane advise the President, Congress and Vermont’s state and federal office holders that Newfane and its citizens strongly support the men and women serving in all branches of the United Armed Forces in Iraq and believe that the best way to support them is to bring each and every one of them home now and take good care of them when they get home.

ARTICLE 11: To see if the voters of the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $2,000 (Two-thousand dollars) for the South Newfane Community Association.

ARTICLE 12: To see if the voters of the Town will vote to raise $4,025 by taxation for the Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice of Vermont & New Hampshire (VNA of Southeastern Vermont and the Southern Vermont Home Health Agency). [In the budget]

ARTICLE 13: To see if the voters of the Town will vote to raise $2,700 by taxation for Early Education Services. [In the budget]

ARTICLE 14: To see if the voters of the Town will vote to raise $2,604 by taxation for the Valley Health Council. [In the budget]

ARTICLE 15: To see if the voters of the Town will vote to raise $2,500 by taxation for Grace Cottage Foundation, which supports the services of the Otis Health Care Center, including Grace Cottage Hospital and Emergency Room, Grace Cottage Family Health Services, Heins Home Community Care Home and the Bock EMS Training Center. [In the budget]

ARTICLE 16: To see if the voters of the Town will vote to raise by taxes the amount of $75,000 to be added to the Capital Reserve Fund to be used for future Capital needs.

ARTICLE 17: To see if the voters of the Town will vote to authorize capital fund expenditures in the amount of $298,127 as proposed in the Capital needs plan for Fiscal Year 2008, with $160,000 to be used from the capital reserve funds.

ARTICLE 18: To see if the voters of the Town will vote to authorize the Selectmen to borrow up to $136,127 for Capital needs.

ARTICLE 19: To see if the voters of the Town will authorize Town and Highway operational expenditures in the amount of $1,053,628 for the coming year.

ARTICLE 20: To transact any other business that may legally come before the Town.

ARTICLE 21: Shall the voters of the Town of Newfane authorize the Board of School Directors to apply for a loan from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Program and borrow an amount not to exceed $45,000 for the water system improvements.

ARTICLE 22: To see if the voters of the Town School District will authorize operational fund expenses in the amount of $1,735,899 for the coming year.

ARTICLE 23: To transact any other business that may legally come before the Town School District.

BOARD OF SELECTMEN

Hendrik W. van Loon, Chairman
Daniel DeWalt
Patricia Halloran
Joseph I. Mandell
Christopher Williams

Town of Newfane, Vermont
January 25, 2007

SCHOOL DIRECTORS

Robert Gunther-Mohr, Chairman
Kim Friedman
Cynthia Nordmeyer
Lyssa Singleton
James Urbaska

Town of Newfane, Vermont
January 25, 2007

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