LIVERMORE FALLS — Residents approved all warrant articles in a referendum vote on a $2.17 million 2017-18 budget Tuesday.

The budget is $9,818 less than last year’s amount, Town Manager Kristal Flagg said at a public hearing earlier this spring.

Amounts that will be expended in the various departments include:

• $537,623 for the Police Department;

• $463,713 for Public Works;

• $289,252 for contractual;

• $279,008 for administration;

• $121,059 for municipal solid waste;

• $120,000 for paving;

• $109,322 for debt service;

• $95,470 for the Fire Department;

• $81,221 for buildings;

• $67,682 for the library;

• $65,788 for insurances;

• $34,960 for capital improvements; and

• $30,018 for recreation.

Voters also elected three selectmen. In a race for a three-year term, challenger Rodney Heikkinen received 90 votes, while incumbent Ron Chadwick had 83 votes, and challenger Jeffrey Roy, 69 votes.

Residents elected Heather Bronish for a two-year term and Nixon Ortiz for a one-year term. Both were running unopposed.

Voters also elected Denise Rodzen and Ann Schwab to the RSU 73 board of directors for three-year terms. They were running unopposed.

Voters also approved a state bond referendum question, 158-97.

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Selectman Ron Chadwick, left, and challenger Rodney Heikkinen shake hands in front of the Livermore Town Office as voting took place Tuesday. The two candidates greeted residents as they came to the Town Office to vote on a $2.17 million budget and elected town officials.


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