Livermore Falls: Voters approve $2.5 million budget, elect selectmen

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LIVERMORE FALLS — Residents approved a $2.5 million budget Tuesday and elected two selectmen and one RSU 73 director.

The closest race was for a three-year seat on the Board of Selectmen, with incumbent Nixon Ortiz defeating Ron Chadwick 252-251.

In a race for a two-year seat on the Board of Selectmen, challenger Sarah Flagg beat Tom Barker 321-191.

Incumbent Ann Schwab, running unopposed, was re-elected to the RSU 73 board of directors.

Residents were asked if they wished to explore having a fire substation in the section of town known as East Livermore. The matter passed 272-230.

Voting on other warrant articles went as follows:

• Elected officials, $39,153: 243 yes, 267 no

• Administration, $283,291: 248 yes, 262 no

• Police department, $565,472: 302 yes, 208 no

• Fire department, $113,467: 364 yes, 152 no

• Contractual, $298,237: 266 yes, 239 no

• Code enforcement, $16,600: 291 yes, 222 no

• Public works, $477,949: 322 yes, 183 no

• Street paving, $120,000: 394 yes, 115 no

• Municipal solid waste, $122,559: 353 yes, 160 no

• Buildings, $81,221: 306 yes, 201 no

• Library, $75,506: 328 yes, 171 no

• Grounds care, $5,625: 342 yes, 158 no

• Recreation, $30,218: 332 yes, 155 no

• Insurances, $66,712: 307 yes, 195 no

• Capital improvements, $42,960: 271 yes, 228 no

• Debt service, $129,363: 274 yes, 224 no

• Contingency, $25,000: 261 yes, 224 no

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