Rumford voters approve $9.88 million municipal budget

RUMFORD – Voters on Tuesday night approved the city’s community budget of $ 9.88 million for fiscal year 2021-22.

Town clerk Beth Bellegarde said 433 votes were cast but did not give a margin of approval. The community budget is up 0.76 percent, or $ 74,377, from fiscal 2020-21. City manager Stacy Carter said there are no big tickets planned for the next fiscal year. “We want to make sure that we take care of this building (town hall). We have some roof repairs that need to be done. “

In September Rumford’s mill price was cut by $ 7.90 to $ 22.60 per $ 1,000 of estimated value from 2019 as a result of the city’s revaluation.

Meanwhile, Article 48, a non-binding poll that asked if citizens were willing to opt for recreational marijuana use through retail stores, manufacturing, cultivation, and testing, failed.

In the elections, Peter Chase won a third term on the Select Board, defeating challenger Steve Dyment, 262-157.

Abbey Cases Rice received 55 write-in votes to earn a three-year seat on the RSU 10 board of directors.

Dieter Kreckel has won another seat on the finance committee for three years. Write-in Brad Adley will join him on the committee.

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