TOWN MEETINGS 2014 SATURDAY’S RESULTS

Smithfield

APPROVED

Residents voted to raise and appropriate $124,188 for general government, including salaries and expenses; $163,786 for winter roads; $97,277 for general expense; $24, 296 for the municipal building reconstruction bond principle and interest payments; $71,657 (and $18,652 from a road block grant) for road construction/paving bond principle and interest payments; $30,500 for fire department operations and $12,335 for fire department salary and expenses; $55,000 (and appropriate $5,000 from surplus) for waste management disposal; and $9,200 (and appropriate $3,000) from surplus for general care of cemeteries.

ELECTIONS

Incumbents who ran unopposed and were re-elected: First Selectman Richard Moore, Second Selectman Dale Churchill, Third Selectman Justin Furbush, Tax Collector and Treasurer (two separate positions) Joni Gould, Town Clerk Linda French, Road Commissioner David Kincaid and Sexton Harold Mosher. Shane Sours, a write-in candidate, was elected to the School Administrative District 54 Board of Directors. He fills a seat vacated by Crystal Churchill.

OTHER ACTION

Voters accepted a donation of a 13-foot Boston Whaler and boat trailer from Camp Matoaka, to be used by the Fire Department and for rescue operations. They voted to appropriate $9,345 from the equipment reserve account as a five percent match for a federal Assistance to Firefighters Grant the town applied for in December. The grant, if awarded, would be used for a new tanker/tender. Residents also voted to appropriate $699 from the equipment reserve account to pay a five percent match for another Assistance to Firefighters Grant. If awarded, the grant would be used to buy a thermal imaging camera.