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Straw polls, town elections June 8 in Greenville

By Diana Bowley, BDN Staff

GREENVILLE, Maine — Municipal elections, a school budget validation vote, a local bond issue and two straw votes will be up for voter action along with state business on Tuesday, June 8.

Residents will be asked to validate their earlier approval of the $3,323,214 school budget, and will be asked if they want to continue the budget validation referendum process for another three years.

Action on a proposal to issue bonds of up to $2 million to finance boiler and ventilation upgrades and related improvements at the Louis Oakes School building will be needed. The work is part of an ongoing renovation project.

Residents also are being asked to take part in two straw votes. The first will ask if they favor having the Pritham Avenue all-terrain vehicle access route remain open each year even after a power line trail is completed. In addition, residents will be asked if they favor having an ATV access route from Eveleth Hill to Moosehead Lake Road (Route 15) through the blinking light to Lily Bay Road to Foss Street.

Candidates seeking municipal and school offices are Richard Peat for a three-year term on the Board of Selectmen and Ronald Dobra for a two-year term on the Greenville School Committee. The only contested race is a three-year term on the school committee sought by John “Jack” Neal and incumbent Pete Johnson.

Polls will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Greenville Municipal Building.

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