Barton voters handled the town’s municipal business during Tuesday night’s annual meeting, passing the select board and highway budgets and electing a new select board member. The meeting was a return to an entire floor meeting for Barton following a vote to change from its hybrid model last year. Barton had previously decided elections and ballot questions by Australian ballot and handled money matters from the floor. The change to a floor meeting was decided by a wide margin last year in a vote conducted by Australian ballot, noted Town Clerk Kristin Atwood. Barton residents elected Dee McDowell to the select board in a paper ballot over fellow nominee Jeff Como. McDowell received 47 votes to Como’s 36. McDowell replaces departing board member and former chair Lenny Zenonos, who did not seek re-election.
- The campaigning effort of a resident who has lived in West Burke for four years paid off
- Peacham voters gathered for Town Meeting at the Peacham Congregational Church