Burke, Vermont Town Charter Granted February 26, 1782

Town Meeting Results

announced March 14, 2017

 TOWN MEETING AUSTRALIAN BALLOT RESULTS – MARCH 7, 2017

 
The residents of the Town of Burke met in the Community Building on March 6, 2017 for an informational meeting on the following Australian ballot articles.   The meeting was moderated by Mike Harris who opened the meeting with a pledge of Allegiance.  The audience then heard from our two Town Legislators Marty Feltus and Dick Lawrence and Senator Joe Benning who gave an update on what is going on in Montpelier.  Following their presentation, there was a moment of silence for those who had passed away during the year.
 
Mike read through the articles pausing to see if there were any questions on any of them.
 
The results from the voting is as follows:
 
 
Article 1.   Shall the voters of Burke accept the Town Report?
 
YES 288                 NO     1                      BLANK    3                   TOTAL    292
 
Article 2.   Shall the voters of Burke authorize the Selectmen to have all taxes paid into the Treasury as provided by law and if so, to establish Friday, November 3, 2017 by 4 p.m. as the due date?  
 
YES 287                 NO     5                      BLANK    0                   TOTAL    292
 
Article 3.   Shall the voters of Burke vote to authorize the Selectboard to borrow money in anticipation of revenues?
 
YES 269                 NO     19                      BLANK    4                   TOTAL    292
Article 4.   To elect all necessary Town Officers as required by law.  Vote for not more than one, unless otherwise noted.
 
MODERATOR - 1 YEAR - TERM TO EXPIRE 2018
 
MICHAEL HARRIS – 260; WRITE-INS - Jen Barone - 4; Barry Hertz – 1; Tom Manges – 1; Dan Tanner – 1
Mike Cole – 1; Blank/Spoiled – 24     TOTAL    292
 
SELECTPERSON - 3 YEARS – TERM TO EXPIRE 2020
 
JOSEPH ALLARD - 154; TRAVIS COREY – 99; WRITE-INS - Keith Clark – 1; Chris Emmons - 3; George Wagner – 1; BLANK/SPOILED - 34 TOTAL    292
 
SELECTPERSON - 1 YEAR – TERM TO EXPIRE 2018. This is the remainder of a three year term.
 
CHRISTINE EMMONS – 207; GEORGE WAGNER, JR. – 69; WRITE-INS – Travis Corey – 1; 
BLANK/SPOILED – 15 TOTAL    292
 
CONSTABLE – 1 YEAR – TERM TO EXPIRE 2018
 
WRITE-INS – Will Ware – 13; Dean Shatney – 3; Travis Corey – 2; Darryel Corrow – 1; Wayne Greer – 1; Will Garfield – 1; Nelson Charron – 1; Richie Wray – 1; Jim Rice – 2; George Wagner – 2; Matt Doyon – 1; Mike Cole – 1; Joe Allard – 1; Brad Deth – 1; Russell Henderson – 1;Tom Broderick – 1;Richard Kahan -1; Jerry Welch – 1;= WRITE-INS – 35 
BLANK/SPOILED – 257 TOTAL    292
 
Because Will Ware receive 1% of the Checklist (12) he collected enough votes to become the Constable.  Will Ware is declared the winner.
 
 
AUDITOR – 3 YEAR – TERM TO EXPIRE 2020
 
JEANNE MILES – 267; WRITE-IN- Wanda Wilkie – 1; BLANKSPOILED – 24 TOTAL    292
 
AUDITOR – 2 YEARS REMAINING OF A THREE YEAR TERM - TERM TO EXPIRE 2019
 
DEBRA HALE – 263; WRITE-INS – 0 BLANKSPOILED – 29 TOTAL    292
 
TOWN GRAND JURORS - 1 YEAR (VOTE FOR TWO) - TERM TO EXPIRE 2018
 
BARRY HERTZ – 251; JEANNE MILES – 251; WRITE-INS – 0; BLANK/SPOILED - 82 TOTAL 584
 
TOWN AGENT - 1 YEAR - TERM TO EXPIRE 2018
 
RICK PRESCOTT – 247; WRITE-INS - SELECTBOARD – 1; CATHERINE WHEELER – 1; BLANK/SPOILED – 43     TOTAL    292
 
AGENT TO CONVEY REAL ESTATE - 1 YEAR - TERM TO EXPIRE 2018
 
SELECTBOARD – 182; WRITE-INS – GEORGE WAGNER 1; JOE ALLARD – 1; BLANK/SPOILED – 108 
TOTAL – 292
 
Article 5.   Shall the voters of Burke vote to accept the proposed 2017 Town Budget of $1,446,722.08 for the ensuing year to meet the expenses and liabilities of the Town and to authorize the Selectmen to set a tax rate to provide the same?
 
YES - 257 NO – 22 BLANK/SPOILED- -13 TOTAL – 292
 
Article 6.    Shall the voters of Burke vote to appropriate the sum of $20,000.00 to the East Burke Volunteer Fire Brigade?  
YES – 268 NO – 12 BLANK/SPOILED - 12 TOTAL - 292
 
Article 7.    Shall the voters of Burke vote to appropriate the sum of $20,000.00 to the West Burke Volunteer Fire Department?  
 
YES – 267 NO – 14 BLANK/SPOILED – 11 TOTAL - 292
 
Article 8.    Shall the voters of Burke vote to appropriate the sum of $38,980.00 to Lyndon Rescue, Inc.?
 
YES – 250 NO – 27 BLANK /SPOILED – 15 TOTAL – 292
 
Article 9.      Shall the voters of Burke vote to appropriate the sum of $2,250.00 to help support the services of Caledonia Home Health Care?
 
YES – 253 NO – 27 BLANK/SPOILED – 12 TOTAL - 292
 
Article 10.      Shall the voters of Burke vote to appropriate the sum of $500.00 to help support the services of Catamount Arts? 
 
YES – 214 NO – 70 BLANK/SPOILED – 8 TOTAL – 292
 
 
 
Article 11.    Shall the voters of Burke vote to appropriate the sum of $1,000.00 to help support Cobleigh in Public Library?
 
YES – 237 NO – 43 BLANK/SPOILED – 12 TOTAL - 292
 
Article 12.    Shall the voters of Burke vote to appropriate the sum of $1,571.00 for the operation of the Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium during the ensuing year, in exchange for free unlimited general admission to the Museum for all Burke Residents?
 
YES – 251 NO – 30 BLANK/SPOILED – 11 TOTAL - 292
 
Article 13.    Shall the voters of Burke vote to appropriate the sum of $500.00 to the Kingdom Animal Shelter in St. Johnsbury?
 
YES- 226 NO – 55 BLANK/SPOILED – 11 TOTAL - 292
 
Article 14.    Shall the voters of Burke vote to appropriate the sum of $750.00 to Lyndon Youth Baseball/Softball?
 
YES – 222 NO – 59 BLANK/SPOILED – 11 TOTAL - 292
 
Article 15.    Shall the voters of Burke vote to appropriate the sum of $1,000.00 to assist the Northeast Kingdom Council on Aging (Formally Area Agency on Aging)?
 
YES – 249 NO – 33 BLANK/SPOILED – 10 TOTAL - 292
 
Article 16.    Shall the voters of Burke vote to appropriate the sum of $1,650.00 to the Northeast Kingdom Human Service, Inc.?
 
YES – 214 NO - 69 BLANK/SPOILED – 9 TOTAL – 292
 
Article 17.    Shall the voters of Burke vote to appropriate the sum of $1,000.00 to the Northeast Kingdom Learning Service, Inc.?
 
YES – 208 NO – 71 BLANK/SPOILED – 13 TOTAL - 292
 
Article 18.    Shall the voters of Burke vote to appropriate the sum of $750.00 to the Northeast Kingdom Youth Services?
 
YES – 227 NO – 56 BLANK/SPOILED – 9 TOTAL - 292
 
Article 19.    Shall the voters of Burke vote to appropriate the sum of $1.000.00 to Powers Park/Village Improvement Society?
 
YES – 223 NO – 56 BLANK/SPOILED – 13 TOTAL – 292
 
Article 20.    Shall the voters of Burke vote to appropriate the sum of $1,750.00 to the Rural Community Transportation (RCT) for services provided to residents that live in the Town of Burke? 
 
YES - 242 NO – 42 BLANK/SPOILED – 8 TOTAL – 292
 
Article 21.    Shall the voters of Burke vote to appropriate the sum of $1,200.00 to Umbrella, Inc. to serve victims of domestic and sexual violence and their children, families seeking childcare and childcare providers? 
 
YES – 230 NO – 51 BLANK/SPOILED – 11 TOT
 


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