Town vote may resolve Quabbin budget tangle.
Byline: Bradford L. Miner
HARDWICK - Selectmen SELECTMEN. The name of certain officers in several of the United States, who are invested by the statutes of the several states with various powers. have scheduled a special town meeting for 7 p.m. Oct. 28 in the elementary school elementary school: see school. auditorium auditorium
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2. A situation in which one force neutralizes or counterbalances the other.
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The regional school committee voted a further $228,382 reduction in its proposed $32.6 million budget Sept. 17 after Superintendent. Maureen M. Marshall and district finance officer Cheryl Duval met with selectmen and the Finance Committee.
Based on revised budget figures, the town now has an assessment of $1,846,784 that is $16,231 less than voters had approved at the annual town meeting in June.
Coming nearly two months to the day from the town's most recent vote to send the budget back to the Quabbin for further review, a thumbs-up would give the district the four of five member towns needed for an approved spending plan for the current fiscal year.
Ms. Marshall told committee members at the last budget session she was confident that the Hardwick town officials would recommend approval of the compromise assessment figure.
If voters turn down this assessment request, and Oakham voters do the same, then time constraints In law, time constraints are placed on certain actions and filings in the interest of speedy justice, and additionally to prevent the evasion of the ends of justice by waiting until a matter is moot. would likely mean that as of Dec. 1 the commissioner of elementary and secondary education for the state Department of Education would establish a budget and issue mandatory assessments for the balance of the fiscal year.
Barre Barre (bă`rē), city (1990 pop. 9,482), Washington co., central Vt., SE of Montpelier; settled late 18th cent., inc. 1894. Granite quarrying, which began in the region in the early 19th cent., is still important. and Hubbardston voters approved Quabbin assessments at June annual town meetings. New Braintree came under the umbrella of "approved assessments" after the most recent budget vote.