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Bennington Banner (Newspaper) - March 2, 1966, Bennington, Vermont 6-Bonnington Banner wednesday March 2, 196632 articles pass w without a hitch Manchester says Nix on planning Manchester a this Community became the wily a key town to turn thumbs Down on participation in a regional planning commission during town meeting voting tuesday. The vote defeating the measure was 348-299. In town officer contests incumbent Lister Walter s. Clemons was Defeated by William j. Mal Len by a vote of 339-318 in the Only Post contested by an incumbent Here. Mallin making his second bid for the Lister Post is president of the greater Manchester area chamber of Commerce and comptroller at Bromley ski area. Former auditor Paul Todt Schinder Defeated Eugene Collette 415 249 and mrs. Laura s. Burnham making her first bid for elected office Defeated Lister Clyde h. Bryantsr. For the Post of auditor 489 -182. Re elected were or. Clifford b. Harwood school director three years Ferdinand Bon Gartz selectman for three years James b. Campbell Moderator Clara May Hemenway town clerk Harold Wisell town treasurer Dana l. Thompson first Constable Louis Nicholson second Constable Nathan Kamber first grand juror Betty Kamber second grand juror. Manchester Tes voted 639-77 for the Sale of malt and vinous beverages 620-72 for the Sale of liquor. Results of balloting on a prompt Laton articles passed were $2, too for Manchester welfare and nursing association 515-152 $5,000, fire equipment Reserve fund 498-169 $600, civil defense communications 384-267 $2,500, factory Point cemetery 514-150 $10,000, rewiring of Manchester elementary school 347-322. Dissolution of fire District no. I was approved 474-188, and $5,500 was appropriated for maintaining sidewalks and streetlights formerly the responsibility of the fire District from july i dec. 31 this year. New look a the no Shaft Lions club won resounding applause for its renovation efforts in Cole Hall As town meeting in Shaftsbury took on a new look this year. Moderator Thomas w. Hall or. Explains a Point on regional planning while town clerk Ruth Lack who was ousted in tuesdays voting by mrs. Elizabeth King looks on. Hamilton town office proposals turned Down at Arlington Arlington a the Home of the county planning commission concept gave a narrow margin to its own participation tuesday when voters at town meeting approved the measure 228-180. Two proposals for town office buildings however were voted Down. The results were 379-37 against voting $33,290 to build a town office according to architect Ernest Erickson a plans and 264-146 against voting $12,000 for a Wood Frame 24 by 36-foot building. In races for town office Ernest Mattsonsr. Won out Over Hermon Benjamin 214-194, for a three year term As Lister. Charles Canfield won a three year term As school director Walter j. Corey a two year term and mrs. If you like sports movies Merv Griffin Channel la 7 on your dial Jean Kendall mrs. Muriel Linde and Arnold Wilcox one year terms. Results on the one year term voting were Kendall 312 Linde 271 Wilcox 277 mrs. Janet Keough 255. Voters set a $16.30 tax rate composed of $4.30 for the town and $12 for school. The Sale of Beer and wine was approved 355-70 liquor 330-76. The following appropriations were approved $300, Bennington friends of retarded children $650, Arlington Community health nursing service $50, memorial Day,$75 each to West Arlington St. James and St. Columbanus cemeteries $1,750 to Martha Canfield Library and $200 East Arlington Library the town voted 220-192 to install a fire alarm system in the town garage and 282-140 to put $1,000 in a sinking fund for firefighting equipment. Arlington ans passed up an appropriation of $200 for United counselling service of Bennington county by a vote of 241-177, but they approved 245-174, a sum of $100 for the Bennington county humane society 259-162, $1,200 for support of the Arlington kindergarten and 280-146, $3,000 to the fire and Light District. Other officers elected were Manfred Ehrich Moderator r. Emmet Smith town clerk Gregory Cullinan town treasurer Keynith Knapp selectman Clarence Nichols Road commissioner Charlene Hilliard overseer of the poor Alan Mattison first Constable Leo Budro second Constable and collector of delinquent taxes Terrance j. Riley auditor three years Edward Doyle auditor one year Allan Angney Gregory Cullinan and John Whalen grand jurors Manfred Ehrich town agent Allan Angney trustee of Public funds Roy Grout cemetery commissioner. Peru voters unanimous in planning approval offer ends mar. Lith 9 . Here a your Chance dial 2-9395 today better to inc. Of Bennington 317 main Street Bennington Peru a voters Here unanimously approved this Community s participation in a county wide regional planning commission and agreed to its financial share of $90 to be extended Over a two year period. The All out vote came following discussion favouring participation by District 25 rep. Dalton Mann and by Cesar Bertheau. The Only new officer elected was mrs. Evelyn Beattie who As Library trustee replaces mrs. Mabel Whitney who has resigned from the office after 60 years service. Voters at the meeting instructed town clerk Shirley Holton to Send a letter to mrs. Whitney thanking her for her Long service. Re elected were Lewis Deschweinitz selectman Daulton Mann Moderator Shirley Holton town treasure and clerk Thomas Dibble Lister Henry Parker auditor John Shuell school director Walter Williams Road commissioner Robert Miller Constable and tax collector Pearl Aiken town grand juror j. E. Farnum town agent and Mary Farnum cemetery trustee. Mrs. Holton appointed an assistant town clerk mrs. Raymond Farnum. Taxes voted were general fund $2.05, 20 cents less than last year school $3.40, 30 cents More than lost year and highways 75 cents the same As last year. Considerable discussion was aroused by the increased school tax and several taxpayers asked if it was necessary to continue budgeting $300 for transporting first graders Home at 1 30 . This practice which has been in effect about five years was started to give the teacher More time to spend with grades 2 and 3. No action on the matter was taken by the voters. The town voted 40-8 for the Sale of Beer and wine and 33-15 for the Sale of hard liquor. The annual meeting closed at 11 30, recessing for lunch which was provided by the school club. General discussion followed at i and largely concerned salting of the Blacktop Road through the Village. Mrs. Mabel Whitney cited Dorset voters hear taxpayer plea for keeping unpaved Road by Marchen Skinner Dorset a town meeting was a great Day in Dorset for All those who had an interest in any of the 34 articles on the warning. All but two were accepted. One was dismissed. The other went into committee. Most passed with Little discussion my in such record time that the 1965 meeting became history by 2 30. Even the hot lunch program sifted off a Cool $120 for its efforts in serving a delicious lunch to some of the 249 voters. One observer said the group was apathetic but the meetings tone was better expressed by Carleton g. Howe a remarks of appreciation at the close of the meeting when he said a Dorset is blessed by its efficient hardworking officials along with their elected officers. The tax rate is Down and we May be thankful we Are in such Good the meeting was enlivened by District 25 rep. Reid Lefevre who presented a Bright and concise picture of the legislature s special session. The session had had More material introduced than time allocated to it he said. He won Dorset hearts when he mentioned his pleasure in representing them. A Dorset has Bonds for me that Date Back longer than i can his parents and now his brother Edwin have resided in Dorset also enlivening and surprising was a speech by the Rev. C. Ransom Comfort retired presbyterian Clergyman who is now a property owner on the unpaved West Road. In opposition to paving the North portion of the West Road toward East Rupert the Rev. Or. Comfort reviewed Dorset a Rural Beauty and his Hope for its preservation. But voters resisted his persuasions and voted $2,000 to be matched with state funds of available Onato to one basis for its improvement. They amended the appropriation to be budgeted in 1967 though work will be started in 1966. The town voted to co operate with other county towns to create a Southern Vermont regional planning commission. Discussion included a review by William Barrows or. Cost to the town will be $530 Over a two year period and is based on a per capita basis As will any future expenses involved. Barrows said it would be quite a bargain. He pointed out that with the increasing numbers coming into our communities a if we done to do the planning they May a and for it was voted to Send kindergarten age children to Zion kindergarten in Manchester at a Cost not to exceed $5,750. Cost next year based on an estimated 17 children is expected however to be less. No new transportation will be needed since children will be Able to use present bus facilities. The Only expense will be the extra mileage of going into Manchester together with the special trip at noon to return children to their Homes. Approval 103 yes 35 no was Given to providing High school transportation for Burr and Burton students at a Cost not to exceed $3,500. In 1966 this will Cost Only $2,000 since $1,500 of the sum has already been included in the school budget. A the service will begin Quot Terry Tyler school director said a after town Granville High school students also will receive transportation bus voted a year ago. Down will come the East Dorset schoolhouse built in 1874. Robert dressier chairman of the Board of selectmen explained the Job could be done at no Cost provided the person interested in the Job could have the building. Permission was granted to sell usual turbulent town meeting at Sandgate tax rate reduced tin Stone de luxe Champion age Llew treads retreads on sound tire bodies or on your own tires 4949 for $ Only plus tax and 4 Trade in tires of same size off your car. Economy Auto stores inc. 530 main Street Bennington Vermont open Friday night All Day saturday Sandgate a for a town whose 1960 population was officially listed As Only 93, voters of Sandgate provided plenty of contests for town officers at its annual meeting tuesday. Re elected to another three year term As selectman was Charles d. Bentleyjr. He received 26 votes compared to 12 votes for Roselma Kefover and nine votes for Theodore Rueggeberg. There were also contests in the election of two extra selectmen to serve for terms of one year. The results with the Winner Given first were for one of the additional posts Millard Smith 24 Frederick Harvey 13 and Rueggeberg 9 for the other Post Fred Woodcock jr., 25 Milo Tudor 12 and miss Kefover. In a contest for the Post of Road commissioner Harry Skidmore or. Was re elected defeating contender William Lomberg 31-15. Harry Skidmoresr. Was reelected Constable. With 26 votes he Defeated Harvey who received 12, and Rueggeberg who received 7. There also were contests in the election of two auditors one for a term of three years the other for a one year term. For the three year term Marie Briggs Defeated Rueggeberg 23-20 for the one year term Ann Wuerslin Defeated Rueggeberg 27-13. For various other posts the following were elected or re elected without contest Moderator Ralph w. Tudor clerk and treasurer Irma e. Renner Lister for three years Mark Christiansen Lister for two years. Lothar Wuerslin grand juror and town agent miss Kefover tax collector Skidmoresr. And school director Mathilda Kenny. Voters also approved for themselves a reduced tax rate. Set for 1966 was a total rate of $5.80 composed of a $4.80 rate for town general expenditures and one Dollar for schools. This compares to a $6.37 total rate last year comprised of $4.42 for general expenses and $1.95 for schools. Also approved was the towns participation with other towns in the county in the formation of a southwestern Vermont regional planning commission. Sandgate voters also approved the Sale of Beer and wine in the town by a 20-1 margin and approved the Sale of spirituous liquors by the same count. Farewell a another landmark will bite the dust when the 1874 East Dorset schoolhouse unused since Dorset built its Central school will be taken away at no Cost to the town. Voters approved its demise tuesday. Lumber on town owned land but with an amendment made by Alfred Gilbert that the Trees first be marked for cutting by a forester that bids be secured from three or More loggers and the Revenue be used for official Survey of town lines somewhat in confusion now. Voters decided to buy the piece of Railroad property 265 feet along the Road and 110 feet deep by the town shed in East Dorset at a Cost of $500. Part of it has been rented for $50 a year and is used for Sand storage by the town. Aside from usual appropriations that passed zip zip zip without comment to the two town libraries two fire districts and for Observance of memorial Day civil defense will receive $500, the zoning committee $350 and the animal shelter in Shaftsbury $50. At a Cost not to exceed $2,500, voters agreed to continue an agreement with Manchester to pay Dorset a share for use of the Manchester dump on a two thirds one third population ratio Cost. For Dorset the privilege of using the dump will Cost Only a bit Over $200 a month. The selectmen who requested a committee of three to assist them received the go ahead on purchasing radios to install in town equipment and for which they budgeted $2,200. Dismissed As unnecessary was the article instructing auditors to employ the services of a state accountant. Placed in committee to be appointed by Moderator Guy Stone was the article to request the commissioner of taxes to provide technical assistance to listers in a uniform appraisal system and in evaluating All properties on the grand list Over a three year period. Cost of the reappraisal is not to exceed $3,500 per year. The committee will be instructed to report at a special or regular town meeting. Exemption of livestock and poultry was again authorized. The town voted to sell Beer and wine yes 203, no 33 and liquor yes 174, no 56. In the Only contest for one year terms As school director mrs. Judith Huffman 184, and mrs. Margaret Thompson 204, won Over mrs. Ralph Gleason 79. Other officers Are Guy Stone Moderator Helen e. Of Donovan town clerk mrs. Ada r. Towslee treasurer Robert dressier selectman three years Guy Stone and Paul my Wayne selectman one year Leon Edgerton school director three years William Burns Lister August Schramm auditor Harold Beebe first Constable Bryon Bowen second Constable Harold Beebe tax collector Charles Nichols West Side grand juror Byron Bowen East Side grand juror. The meeting adjourned after school director Leon Edgerton cited reasons Why Dorset should operate three buses instead of two which could provide a 30-minute longer school Day. After some discussion Carleton Howe suggested the idea be returned to the school Board for its consideration. Shaftsbury planning vote just squeaks by Shaftsbury a regional planning just squeaked by Here tuesday As voters approved Shaftsbury participation in a regional planning commission by a 290-253 vote. Mrs. Elizabeth King new town clerk Mullet wins Stamford Post As selectman Stamford a Alfred Mullett with 106 votes Defeated incumbent John g. Newton who polled 73 for the Post of selectman in the one contest at tuesdays town meeting. Another new officer named was Carl a. Taylor Lister for three years. Out of 308 eligible voters 180 went to the polls. Approximately 70 attended the business meeting monday night and approved a record budget of $97,-502, which was $1,800 higher than the amount proposed. Last years budget was $90,985. Negative votes were recorded on exempting live Stock and poultry from tax and also from exempting Volunteer firemen from paying poll tax. Nothing was decided one Way or the other on the appropriation for the regional planning commission. Stamford As it has in the past went dry again. The vote malt and vinous beverages yes 80 no 97 for liquor yes 74 no 99. Other town officers elected were Robert a. Costine Moderator Roberta Ruebesam town clerk and treasurer Phyllis e. Blood school director for three years Dewey s. Tanner town agent Stephen Boisvert auditor Frank Bushika Road commissioner Albert Jangrow Constable Robert Cutler cemetery commissioner for three years Warren g. Clough cemetery commissioner for five years Bonell Lincoln Library trustee Amy Forgette tree Warden Warren g. Clough grand juror. Two upsets were recorded in balloting for town officials. Mrs. Elizabeth King Defeated incumbent mrs. Ruth w. Lack 328-250, for the Post of town clerk and incumbent Lister Jason Daniels lost a three year term As Lister to John Murphy 301-272. In a race Between two newcomers for town agent Bernard Whitman trounced John billow 389-185. Results of other voting were Moderator Thomas w. Hall or. Over Bernard Mccarthy 315-266 treasurer Clinton g. Mcdonald overseer of the poor Lorenzo d. Sanborn 426 Over Spencer Haynes 150 first Constable Wesley bump 360 Over Guy Mattison 222 second Constable Winston Beebe 395 Over Lew Levin 179 selectman three years Merton r. Snow sr., 305 Over Louis Moriarty 274 selectman two years Roy Whitman 385 Over Chester Montgomery 202 Road commissioner Leo Harrington tax collector Paul Jepson 390 Over Joseph Crossman 195. Also auditor three years mrs. Ellen Elwell 334 Over mrs. Walthrude Pierce 240 Lister one year Edma Riley 293 Over mrs. Bertha Thomson 272 cemetery commissioner Earl Cross grand juror j. Edward White 339 Over George Shea 232 trustee of Public funds Floyd Holliday tree Warden Herbert Ware 434, Over James King 142. Sales of Beer and wines were approved 452 136, and liquor 357-214. Appropriations passed included $500, Shaftsbury health service 495 86 $300, Shaftsbury playground 414-25 $500. Shaftsbury fire department 512-62 Arlington or. . Russell has gone to Florida. His office will be closed until april i. Adv. $350 Shaftsbury fire District 512-66 $2,000, fire truck payment 464-98 $150, Bennington county humane society 418-143. Shaftsbury voters said a yes Quot 405-155, to asking far services of a state accountant in making a town audit. All livestock and poultry were exempted from a personal property tax by a vote of 330-241, and Shaftsbury fire department members in service for three years or More Are exempt from poll taxes by a vote of 508-70. Its Dunlap and Benjamin in Sunderland Sunderland a with the major portion of its town meeting Over during a business session monday night voters Here tuesday Only needed to name town officers and decide on the Sale of liquor wine and Beer. Winning one year terms As selectmen were Carl Benjamin or. And Clyde Dunlap with 84 and 122 votes respectively. Defeated in his old for a term was Ralph Morse sr., 27. Earle h. Hill won a three year term As selectman with 93 votes Over Roger Secoy 46. In what is becoming a perennial Road commissioner race incumbent William Johnson won out Over Donald Ennis 90-47. Re elected were Barbara Goddard auditor three year term Ralph Bentley first Constable Norman j. Mattison sr., second Constable Ralph Bentley tax collector Antoinette Mattison overseer of the poor Paul f. Ennis Hill town grand juror and Stuart Hill school director. Sunderland voted 92-38 for the Sale of hard liquor and 112-21 for the Sale of Beer and wine. Just arrived Spring millinery in. A tvs the new Way to total Home heating Comfort a Way Petroleum corp. Max Perrotta mgr. Dial 2-6800 i i

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