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Reading Approves Town, School Budgets

March 2, 2013

in News,Reading

By Katy Savage, Standard Correspondent

The Town of Reading approved $531,755 for the Selectman’s 2013-14 budget at its Town Meeting Saturday. An $898,120 Reading Elementary School budget was also approved.

The Town voted to appropriate $5,000 to the Reading Community Recreational Space on Article 7.

The following were elected to office positions:

• Robert Allen was voted to continue as chairman of the Selectboard for a three-year term.
• Richard Sullivan was voted Lister for a three-year term.
• Heidi Fielder was voted Town Grand Juror for one year.
• Kenneth Norcross was voted Town Agent for one year.
• John Philipin was voted Reading Elementary School Director for a three-year term.
• Howard Sanderson Jr. was voted Trustee of Public Funds for three years.
• Jonathan Springer was voted Moderator for the ensuing year.
• Susan Goodhouse was voted Cemetery Commissioner for a three-year term.
• Penny Allyn was voted Library Trustee for a five-year term.
• Patrick J Maher was voted Auditor for a three-year term.
• Rayna Bishop was voted Auditor for a two-year term.
• Chris Titus was voted to be the Woodstock Union High School Director for three years.

The Town approved $3,900 for the Visiting Nurse and Hospice of NH & VT. On Article 13, $1,500 was approved to the Ottauquechee Community Partnership. On Article 8, $800 was approved to Pentangle Arts Council. The Town voted to appropriate $500 to Windsor County Partners on Article 12 and $500 to the Spectrum Teen Center on Article 14. On Article 15, $300 was approved to the Woodstock Area Job Bank. The Town voted to appropriate $250 to Volunteers in Action, $250 to The Current and $50 for Green Up Day.

Read more about Reading’s Town Meeting in the March 7 edition of the Vermont Standard.

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