ROXBURY – Voters will gather at Mountain Valley Middle School in Mexico at 6 p.m. Monday to act on 70 articles.

Before business begins, they’ll have a chance to socialize over cookies, coffee and other treats starting at 5 p.m.

Among the articles they face are raising $1,000 to update the E-911 addressing system and $5,000 toward an update of the comprehensive plan, along with $1,000 to provide training and mileage for municipal officers.

Voters will elect a town clerk and a selectmen, each for a three-year term, and a tax collector/treasurer for a one-year term. All three incumbents are running unopposed: Town Clerk Nina Hodgkins, Selectman Mike Worthley and Tax Collector/Treasurer Renee Hodsdon.

Several accounts are proposed for increases, including an additional $6,000 for town building repairs and $3,000 for town building maintenance, an additional $1,000 for insurance, and slight increases for auditing services and trash collection.

Selectmen propose reducing the amount of funding for the River Valley Growth Council from the requested $1,500 to $500, and for Med-Care Ambulance Service from $6,324 to $5,348. Social service agency requests ranging from $974 for Community Concepts to $100 in support of SeniorsPlus will also be acted on.

If all money articles are approved, voters will appropriate about $264,500 for operation of the town, up about 7 percent from last year.

Voters will also decide whether to authorize selectmen to accept donations for use of the town hall for events such as showers and birthday parties.

Other items up for votes include granting an 8 percent real estate and personal property tax discount to people who pay before Sept. 1, and whether to set Aug. 1 as the due date for payment. Interest would be charged after Oct. 31.


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