HARRISON — Selectmen have approved the town warrant for fiscal 2017 that will go to voters at town meeting in June.

At an earlier meeting in April, they approved the proposed $6.7 million budget, which has a projected mill rate of $11 per $1,000 of assessed value — 15 cents lower than the current rate.

Articles 2, 3 and 4 will be voted on by secret ballot Tuesday, June 14, at the Town Office, 34 Front St. Polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Article 2 asks voters to elect candidates, one for selectman and assessor, two for the Planning Board, two for the Appeals Board and one for the SAD 17 board of directors. Articles 3 and 4 ask for approval of the new Safe Zone Ordinance and an updated Dog Ordinance, respectively.

The remaining 20 articles will be acted upon at the rest of town meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 15, at Harrison Elementary School, 309 Naples Road (Route 35). Articles 5 through 8 deal with setting the tax due date and allowing selectmen to sell or dispose of town-owned property acquired through foreclosure valued at $10,000 or less. The suggested tax due date is Jan. 1, 2017, with a 7 percent interest rate.

Articles 9 through 12 deal with various funds, including allowing selectmen to carry forward balances from the undesignated fund balance to the capital and reserve account and transfer funds from snowmobile registrations to support the Harrison Friendly Riders Snowmobile Club. Articles also ask to authorize selectmen to use up to $25,000 from the undesignated fund balance to cover emergencies and allow selectmen to transfer money between accounts to cover potential overdrafts.

If approved, Article 13 would allow the treasurer to accept financial donations to the town of $1,000 or less.

Selectmen and the Budget Committee recommend Article 14, which would appropriate $731,646 in revenue to reduce taxes.

The remaining articles ask for appropriations for the fiscal 2017 budget, all of which are recommended by selectmen and the Budget Committee.

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