NORWAY — Voters at a special town meeting Thursday night approved more than $87,000 in appropriations and transfers, largely to cover overdrafts.

About 10 people and the Board of Selectmen approved warrant articles in about 15 minutes.

Several questions were asked, including why the Recreation Committee needed another $20,000.

Voters were asked to appropriate $20,000 from the Recreation Reserve Fund to offset the cost of recreation, which was underfunded last year because of anticipated state revenue cuts.

Voters also returned $5,000 to the cemetery maintenance budget, which had been cut last year by town meeting voters concerned about the state budget cuts. The money will be used to prepare cemeteries for Memorial Day.

In other actions, voters approved $20,000 from the unrestricted fund and a transfer of $7,000 from the general administration account to cover a Police Department overdraft.

Town Manager David Holt said earlier that a police contract was signed after the budget was developed, and wages were higher than anticipated. Also, an officer was on leave and his shifts had to be filled, and a police car totaled in an accident was not completely covered by insurance, he said.

Voters also appropriated $2,500 from the unrestricted fund balance for the municipal building account to cover higher-than-anticipated heating costs, $4,445 from the unrestricted fund balance to cover street lights costs, and $5,000, the balance of the Denison Cole Fund, to pay for an upgrade to the town’s 20-year-old website.

Voters also approved $23,500 from unrestricted funds to pay for the demolition and cleanup of a tax-acquired property on lower Main Street that was taken down last year because it was considered unsafe.

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