NEW VINEYARD — The fire department’s request for a new pumper-tanker has appropriations up at New Vineyard’s Town Meeting on Saturday.

Facing appropriations of $612,012.33, voters will consider a $200,000 appropriation included for a firetruck. The article calls to purchase a truck using a loan and $45,000 from a reserve account.

Appropriations already increased from $345,838 in 2011 to $412,042.33 before the truck purchase was added.

The tax rate of $11.30 per $1,000 of assessed property value is likely to increase if all the appropriations are approved, according to Town Clerk Arlene Davis.

The town also has an opportunity to purchase a building and land next to the fire station for an eventual expansion for a community building, Davis said.

There were no town plans developed for the property, she said, because there are other projects scheduled.

Voters also will be asked to adopt an assessment review ordinance, as recommended by Maine Municipal Association. The ordinance was narrowly defeated in a special town meeting, but it is needed to avoid a county commissioners’ review of property assessments in town, she said.

The annual meeting is at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in Smith Hall on Route 27. Elections for one selectman for a three-year term, a road commissioner to serve from April to the end of October, and three Planning Board members will be from the floor.

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