June 23, 2018
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Dover-Foxcroft residents reject money for YMCA

By Diana Bowley, BDN Staff

DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine — Residents rejected an annual donation of $32,800 from property taxes to the Piscataquis Regional YMCA at the annual town meeting referendum on Monday.

The article was defeated 209-186.

For several years, the town has donated that amount to help the YMCA with its scholarship programs for local children. Some residents have been upset in recent years that the YMCA has not been more forthcoming with information about its operation to town officials.

Residents also defeated a proposal to spend $10,500 on promotion and development of the town.

Additionally, they rejected an article that would have increased the property tax limit of $2,024,533 in the event the municipal budget totaled more than that.

About 400 people went to the polls to act on the municipal warrant articles. They also elected, among others, James Annis, Elwood Edgerly and Paul Matulus to the Board of Selectmen. Amy Fagan was returned to the SAD 68 board of directors.

The school budget validation vote was approved 270-122.

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