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WARNING

FOR THE 2005 ANNUAL NEWFANE TOWN MEETING AND
ANNUAL NEWFANE SCHOOL DISTRICT MEETING
WILLIAMSVILLE HALL
MARCH 1, 2005

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 1, 2005 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 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 Representatives TWO 2 year terms
Newfane Representative 3 year term

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 - $12.00/ hour, not to exceed 40 hours per week
Town Treasurer - $12.00/ hour, not to exceed 40 hours per week Listers - $10.00 / hour
Other Elected or Appointed Officers - $7.00/ hour

School Treasurer - $12.00/ 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 voters of the Town of Newfane vote to approve the resolution concerning the war in Iraq and the deployment of members of the Vermont National Guard in that war, as attached to the petition and incorporated herein by reference, and then send a copy of the resolution to Vermont=s state and federal office-holders?

ARTICLE 8: Shall the voters of the town of Newfane vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $350 (Three-hundred fifty dollars) to KidsPLAYce program?

ARTICLE 9: To see if the voters of the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $500 (Five-hundred dollars) for Timson Hill School Preschool and Children=s Center.

ARTICLE 10: To see if the voters of the Town will vote to enter into an agreement with Rescue, Inc. to provide services throughout the town of Newfane beginning on July 1, 2005.

ARTICLE 11: To see if the voters of the Town will vote to raise $18,900 by taxation for Rescue, Inc. services for the entire population of Newfane at the rate of $11.25 per resident.

ARTICLE 12: To see if the voters of the Town will vote to raise $3,760 by taxation for the Visiting Nurse Alliance 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 ER, Grace Cottage Family Health Services, Grace Cottage Adult Day 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 $ 227,231 as proposed in the Capital needs plan for Fiscal Year 2006, with $ 116,481 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 $ 78,750 for Capital needs.

ARTICLE 19: To see if the voters of the Town will authorize Town and Highway operational expenditures in the amount of $ 922,069 for the coming year.

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

ARTICLE 21: To see if the Town School District will vote to pay its School Board members at the rate of $10.00 per hour.

ARTICLE 22: To see if the voters of the Town School District will authorize operational fund expenses in the amount of $ 1,766,462 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
Carleton Chaffee
Priscilla M. Cotton
Gary M. Katz
Christopher Williams

Town of Newfane, Vermont
January 24, 2005

SCHOOL DIRECTORS
Johanna Gardner, Co-Chairperson
Robert Gunther-Mohr, Co-Chairperson
Marshall Glickman
Mikell Lasch
Lyssa Singleton

Town of Newfane, Vermont
January 24, 2005

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