It took Troy voters about 2 ½ hours to work through a 29-article warrant March 17, which Town Clerk Aimee Nelson said “pretty much went through.”

Seven other towns also met for annual meetings the same day.

A new account was formed called Fire Department Incentive Fund, with an initial deposit of $6,000. Nelson said the money will be used as an incentive for those responding to fire calls and will have typical payroll-type deductions. The fire department is hoping to attract more personnel and volunteers by offering a set amount of incentive pay per call, she said.

"It's nice to give people stuff for their time," Nelson said.

Residents also agreed to use a total of $69,250 of surplus funds for a variety of items including some toward general government, Fire Department Improvement Fund, Fire Truck Fund, Public Works, cemeteries, mowing and maintenance at B.B. Cook Picnic Area and Club House and general assistance.

Social service agencies received money from taxation, though not always what was requested. The Regional Food Pantry will receive $1,000; Quimby Library, $300; Waldo CAP, $6,973; Broadreach, $450; New Hope for Women, $250; Spectrum Generations, $210; Game Loft, $50; MidCoast Community Action, $200; and Belfast Area Child Care Services, $100.

According to minutes of the meeting approved by selectmen, Brian Piper was re-elected to a three-year term as selectman, assessor and overseer of the poor; and Robert Hogg was elected as a trustee of the Forest Area for three years.