Jay voters asked to transfer funds for streetlights

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JAY — Selectpersons will hold a special town meeting Monday to ask voters to transfer $6,000 from the undesignated fund to cover unanticipated costs for streetlights.

The meeting will be held Monday at 6 p.m. at the Town Office prior to the regular Board of Selectpersons meeting.

The board and Budget Committee members reduced the amount for streetlights from $63,449.51 to $48,000, which was approved by voters. The intent was to remove a quarter of the lights.

Town Manager Shiloh LaFreniere said in November that the current cost for streetlights was $50,319.66. The town had to pay higher bills in July and August prior to the streetlights being removed, she said.

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She estimates the cost at approximately $1,200 each month, which would bring the total needed to $4,800. To assure the town has enough in the account to cover the costs for this year she recommended $6,000.

Any money not used will roll over into the general fund on July 1, 2015.

dperry@sunjournal.com

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