BENTON — Residents next week will vote to fill a position on the Board of Select Persons and consider whether to approve several tax ordinance changes.

Voting will be held Tuesday, June 14, from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. at the Benton Town Office, 1279 Clinton Ave. There is one race for the town’s Board of Select Persons, a seat that is currently vacant.

The only candidate is Robin Cyr, who previously served on the board but lost her seat in March when she was defeated by June Caron at the Town Meeting election.

Voters will also consider three questions related to tax ordinances. The first would change tax payments to a quarterly system where payments would be due four times a year: Sept. 30, Dec. 31, March 30 and June 30. The change was approved by the select board in February and is recommended by the town treasurer.

The second question would lower the interest rate that the town pays on abatements for overpayment of taxes. The rate would be lowered to 4% from the current rate of 4.75%. This change is a requirement by the state and is recommended by the board and the town tax collector.

The final question asks if the town will approve an increase to the property tax levy limit of $950,579, as established by state law, to be used if the town’s tax commitment is larger than the levy limit. The change is also recommended by the board and the town treasurer.

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