LITCHFIELD — Voters gathered on Saturday at the Litchfield Sportsmen’s Club and adopted all the articles on the Town Meeting warrant.

That included approving items in the $2.18 million municipal budget proposed by the selectmen, a 3.2 percent reduction from this year’s budget.

Residents also voted to take $100,000 from the town’s unassigned fund balance account to reduce the burden on taxpayers.

Selectman Mark Russell served as moderator, and he and Trudy Lamoreau, the town manager, responded to the few questions from some of the 40-plus voters.

Among other things, they agreed to spend up to $6,500 for improvements at the Smithfield Plantation, which is expected to be funded through a planned timber harvest on the property. The 100-acre parcel off the Libby Road is used for outdoor education programs for students at Litchfield schools.

The area and its trails are also open to the public and dogs are welcome, according to the Smithfield Plantation Trustees’ report contained in the town’s annual report.


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