WELD — Voters will consider 22 articles at the annual town meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 7, at the Town Hall.

Elections for two selectmen and a road commissioner will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 6, in the Community Room at the Town Office.

Margot Joly and Selectman Thomas Skolfield are running for a three-year term on the Board of Selectmen. Former Selectman Joseph Demers is seeking election to a one-year term as selectman to finish the three-year term vacated earlier this year by Mike Pratt.

Road Commissioner Kelly Hutchinson is uncontested in his bid for re-election to a three-year term.

No one took out papers for a five-year position on the Planning Board. That is expected to be filled by a write-in vote, Town Clerk Carol Cochran said.

Among the articles on the warrant is one to buy a new plow truck and associated equipment. It would replace the older of two plow trucks, Selectman Wayne DuBois said.


If that article passes, voters will be asked if they want to pay for it by raising, appropriating or borrowing funds. The Truck Committee and selectmen recommend appropriating $30,000 from the equipment fund and borrowing the remainder.

Voters will also consider establishing a capital improvement and repairs account with the $20,622.32 balance of the proceeds from the sale of the former Weld Elementary School.

Other articles include allowing the town to accept credit cards at the Town Office and replacing the upstairs heating system and upgrading the first-floor heating system at the Town Hall. Selectmen recommended raising and appropriating $10,000 for the heating systems.

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