SUMNER – Voters at Monday’s annual town meeting will act on a proposed $836,329 town budget. This reflects an approximate increase over last year of $20,000.

The meeting gets under way at 7 p.m. at the Hartford-Sumner Elementary School.

The 42-article warrant includes a citizen-initiated petition requesting an ordinance to make adult marijuana-related offenses the town’s lowest law enforcement priority.

Selectmen and Budget Committee members are recommending raising $87,000 for the purchase of a new firetruck. The new tanker will replace an old and unreliable tanker made from a converted Pepsi truck.

There are three elected positions to fill, which include one selectman for a three-year term, one SAD 39 director for a three-year term and a road commissioner for one year.

Incumbent Mark Silber is running for the selectman position. Lana Pratt seeks the SAD 39 post and Jim Keach wants to be road commissioner.

All are running unopposed.

Article 9 asks if the town will change the road commissioner from elected to an appointed job beginning at the 2008 annual town meeting.

The town will be asked to enact the revised and updated shoreland zoning ordinance, which is required by the state.

A potluck supper will be served at 6 p.m. in advance of the meeting.


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