Greenbush residents to fill two posts

Posted May 25, 2010, at 10:04 p.m.
Last modified Jan. 29, 2011, at 11:35 a.m.

GREENBUSH, Maine — In addition to weighing in on state ballot questions on June 8, voters in Greenbush will fill two elected positions in the town and vote on a process for approving the school budget.

Incumbent Keith Kneeland seeks re-election to his seat on the Board of Selectmen, and newcomer Christopher Madden is the only candidate for the single position open on the school board.

Voters this year also may reverse the state-imposed process for adopting the school budget. The process requires voter approval of the proposed school budget at the annual town meeting followed by a referendum vote at the next local election. Voters in Greenbush may reverse this two-step process to require only town meeting approval.

On Tuesday, June 15, Greenbush voters again will go to the polls to decide whether to join forces with SAD 31, the Howland-based school district that includes the towns of Burlington, Edinburg, Enfield, Howland, Maxfield and Passadumkeag. Last year, Greenbush voted against participating in RSU 34, which includes the communities of Old Town, Alton and Bradley. Affiliating with SAD 31 would provide administrative economies without sacrificing town ownership of school properties, according to Town Manager Robert Littlefield.

Polls will be open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 8, at the town hall.

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