Voters at Saturday’s annual Palmyra Town Meeting will consider spending up to $200,000 for a new plow truck, setting aside $50,000 for a town revaluation and spending $10,000 to repair the town hall.

The meeting will be held at 10 a.m. at the town’s community center on U.S. Route 2, with elections held the day before, Friday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., also at the community center.

Only one name is on the ballot: Selectman David Gilbert is running for reelection to a 3-year term.

If all articles on the town warrant are approved Saturday, the new budget will be $1.209 million, an increase from the $1.086 budget approved last year at Town Meeting, according to Priscilla Jones, the town’s administrative assistant and treasurer. She said the proposed $123,706 increase is due to the town’s having borrowed money last year for paving and to pay for a new truck. Some funds have been set aside to help make up that increase, she said.

The town hall repairs would include foundation and drainage work, as a lot of water gets in the foundation in the spring, causing deterioration, according to Jones.

She said that the town replaced one of two older trucks last year and hopes to buy one this year. The proposal to have a town revaluation was introduced last year and the town hopes to do it next year.


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