DIXFIELD — Selectmen will hold a joint meeting with the Budget Committee at 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 17, at the Ludden Memorial Library. It will be followed by a brief selectmen meeting to discuss voting methods for the May town meeting.

Deputy Treasurer Angela Varnum said Friday that the two groups will discussing the budget proposals for the Police Department and the Code Enforcement Office.

Town Manager Linda Pagels-Wentworth said selectmen are attempting to figure out whether to vote on the town budget at the annual town meeting by a show of hands or a secret ballot, or to vote at a later date at the polls.

Now, the budget is voted on at meeting by a show of hands.

After last year’s town meeting, a straw poll was held at the polls which indicated the majority preferred to vote on the budget at the polls after the town meeting. A public hearing on the issue was held Feb. 26.

After the selectmen meeting, there will be two executive sessions to discuss personnel matters.

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