Newfane Town Meeting: 2024 Newfane Town Meeting 3/5/24

0:13:30 ARTICLE 2: Shall the voters of the Town of Newfane pay taxes for the ensuing year on a quarterly basis, due on the 15th of August, October, January and April; late charge for interest being at the rate of .50% per month for the current fiscal year and .75% per month for each month thereafter until paid?

0:15:43 ARTICLE 3: Shall the voters of the Town of Newfane authorize the Selectboard to sell or otherwise convey property acquired through tax sale proceedings?

0:16:51 ARTICLE 4: Shall the voters of the Town of Newfane authorize General Fund expenditures for Town and Highway Operating Expenses of $1,690,999.00 of which $1,363,409.00 shall be raised by taxes and $327,590.00 by non-tax revenues?

0:19:37 ARTICLE 5: Shall the voters of the Town of Newfane authorize Highway Operating Expenses of $98,000.00, of which $98,000.00 shall be raised by taxes to hire a new employee (this figure includes Wages, Benefits and Insurance) for the highway department?

0:22:52 ARTICLE 6: Shall the voters of the Town of Newfane authorize Capital Fund Expenditures of $420,000.00 of which $413,500.00 shall be raised by taxes and $6,500.00 by non-tax revenues?

0:24:52 ARTICLE 7: Shall the voters of the Town of Newfane authorize General Fund expenditures for a Debt Services Fund in the amount $ 68,555.00 of which $ 68,555.00 shall be raised by taxes?

0:56:38 ARTICLE 8: Shall the voters of the Town of Newfane raise by taxation the amount of $25,467.00 for the annual Excavator lease payment for FY 2025?

0:57:57 ARTICLE 9: Shall the voters of the Town of Newfane raise by taxation the amount of $6,750.00 for the Reappraisal Reserve Fund FY 2025?

1:00:23 ARTICLE 10: Shall the voters of the Town of Newfane appropriate $10,000.00 for the Historical Society of Windham County to assist it in creating a free public museum at the 1825 Jail Building in Newfane’s National Historic District?

1:11:24 ARTICLE 11: Whereas, the U.S. Congress has the right to demand that the U.S. State Department certify that no U.S. arms and munitions are being used unlawfully to violate human rights, and whereas, Israel has been using U.S. arms and munitions to indiscriminately bomb and shell Gaza, killing over 21,000 civilians Including over 10,000 children as of January 1, 2024. Therefore, shall we the voters of Newfane call for an immediate ceasefire by all parties and Vermont representatives in Congress to endorse and promote paragraph 502B(c) in the Foreign Assistance Act to force the State department to either certify or end arms sales to Israel?

Special appropriations for:

2:24:33 ARTICLE 12 – ARTICLE 40: Social services appropriations

3:27:16 ARTICLE 41: To transact any other business that may come before the Town.

3:35:03 Motion to Adjourn