Troy eases through town meeting articles

By Ben Holbrook | Mar 28, 2013

Troy — Troy’s town meeting, held Saturday, March 23, was smooth sailing as residents worked through 34 articles, according to the town clerk.

One of the largest expenditures put before residents was how much money they would raise and appropriate for road improvements and road maintenance. The town recommended $90,0000, which was approved by voters, Town Clerk Kathy Mattingly said during a telephone interview Thursday, March 28.

Mattingly said other than the road budget, which she noted was fairly small amount to request, there were no other “big ticket” items in the articles that warranted much discussion from taxpayers.

Like many towns, Mattingly said some time was devoted to discussing the potential elimination of municipal revenue sharing if Gov. Paul LePage’s biennial state budget is approved. However, Mattingly said the discussion was relatively brief because town officials are still unsure if the proposed budget will be changed.

Mattingly noted the town was able to stay under last year’s approved budget by about $20,000.

The entire meeting lasted for two hours and 40 minutes, Mattingly said.

Municipal election results

Selectman

Thomas Byron — 28

There were two write-ins that each received one vote

Trustee of the Forest Area

Brett Irving — 30

Regional School Unit 3

Rachel Katz — 30

Republican Journal reporter Ben Holbrook can be reached at 338-3333 or at bholbrook@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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