Edgecomb approves all 21 articles in special referendum town meeting

Thu, 10/15/2020 - 9:00pm

Edgecomb voters approved all 21 articles in an Oct. 15 special referendum town meeting. Nineteen articles were school budget articles. In August, voters rejected four of 19 school budget articles at the referendum town meeting. The school committee requested a special town meeting so voters could reconsider education funding. 

The school committee submitted 19 articles and selectmen proposed two others. Voters approved the overall $3,312,286 school budget. Voters also approved $230,000 for remediating a mold problem discovered in August in the school’s lab. Voters also approved exceeding the Essential Programs and Services formula by $775,114. 

Selectmen submitted two articles. One sought authorization for moving the tax due date from Oct. 31 to Nov. 30, 2020. The second corrected a clerical error in the Aug. 29 referendum town meeting warrant. Voters approved $97,000 for paving and repairing Mill Road. 

Edgecomb Town Clerk Claudia Coffin reported after the first count at 9 p.m. Thursday, and will provide official results on Friday.