Montague Town Meeting approves 2.75% budget increase
Montague Town Meeting approves 2.75% budget increase.
TURNERS FALLS — Among the nearly 50 articles debated during Montague’s six hour town meeting on Saturday included measures to fund improvement projects at Montague schools and libraries.
The town also approved funding for a new air ventilation system and repairing the roof at Carnegie Library.
The town also secured $5,000 in funding for a new website and $4,500 for new public records request software.
The warrant had a total of 47 articles, with four of those being petitioned articles by voters in the community.
Two were non-financial resolutions: one to limit the influence of money in politics, which passed unanimously and another to establish a policy on undocumented immigrant detainer requests, which passed with an amendment.
Only two articles failed, one by request of those presenting it, who asked for more time.
The other was an article requesting the town generate a Municipal Light Plan, which failed.
The measure was something left over from previous efforts to bring high-speed internet to parts of Montague with no internet access.
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