HERMON, Maine — It took 26 residents about half an hour Thursday night to approve a $12.5 million school budget for the fiscal year ahead.
The $12,498,376 school budget was approved during a special town meeting in the Hermon Middle School gym, Deputy Town Clerk Ruthann Dyer said Thursday night, shortly after the meeting wrapped up. Dyer said voters passed all 22 warrant articles during the session.
Thursday’s special town meeting was the first of two voter approvals required by the state for the adoption of school budgets. The second is set for Tuesday, June 12, when residents will be asked to validate Thursday night’s vote as part of their Election Day business.
Also on Election Day, residents will elect town councilors and school committee members, consider amendments to the town charter and decide if they want to spend $160,932 to buy the house and land at 299 Fuller Road, next door to the town office and public safety building.
The polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Hermon Elementary School.
The annual town meeting, during which voters will be asked to approve a municipal budget and handle other housekeeping matters, is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 14, in the Hermon High School auditorium. Residents must be present to participate.