China Town Clerk Angela Nelson reported that voters in China’s June 14 written-ballot annual town business meeting approved 37 of the 38 articles presented, by varying margins. The only one disapproved was Art. 37, asking if voters want a temporary moratorium on new commercial solar developments in town; 283 voters were in favor, 368 were opposed.
The business meeting ballot did not include local elections, which will be held in November.
Voters also approved three questions from the Regional School Unit (RSU) #18 board, on two separate ballots. They endorsed the 2022-23 school budget approved at an open meeting in May, by a vote of 491 in favor to 191 opposed; they voted to continue the annual written-ballot validation of the initial school budget vote for another three years, 507 in favor to 160 opposed; and they authorized the RSU to borrow state funds for building work, 443 in favor to 158 opposed.
In the only contest on either state primary ballot, for Republican state representative from House District 62, China voters gave Katrina Smith, of Palermo 207 votes to 194 for Jennifer Tuminaro, of China. The district includes China, Hibberts Gore, Palermo, Somerville and Windsor.
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