Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Town, school budgets approved

Voters approved both the town and school budgets on Town Meeting Day Tuesday. The town’s $11.65 million budget with $9.6 million to be raised by taxes passed 781-435.

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59 comments :

  1. Thank you for posting the results so quickly.

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  2. I wonder how many house's will go on the market now ?

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    1. Can't give away houses anymore. The school system is a giant green monster sucking money from homeowners. Just a matter of time before epic failure.

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  3. Trump would have cut many of those projects and given the money saved elsewhere.

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  4. Amazing 1200 voters deciding the tax rates for all 9000 + Springfield Residence. And based on the community welfare projects that passed probably not the ones that pay the taxes anyway. Same thing in Weathersfield.

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    1. Roger, I agree with your point, but whose fault is this?

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  5. A lack of caring by the other 3 - 4000 other potential voters.

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  6. Unless there was any doubt of a critical mass of parasites voting for anything and everything that remotely benefits them.

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    1. Unlike conservatives, who ALWAYS vote AGAINST their own interests!

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    2. Did you just brand yourself?

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    3. No, just you, Roger!

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  7. They have to raise property taxes to keep up with the lowering of our home values. At least I think, i just scheduled for my town appraisal, surely the value can't go up...?

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    1. Just checked, price of cardboard is up today.

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    2. Home prices are fairly stable, and some areas are rising slightly. A lot of homes around here haven't been appraised since the housing boom, so some people will see their "fair market value" go down a bit. That just means they've been paying too much for years. Home values are coming up, but from a long way down; they will not get back to where they were 15 years ago (when many were last appraised) for a while!

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    3. Yup. Lining up to move to Springfield.

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    4. Yes, people ARE moving here from other, FLATTER places. (Heh, heh!) But that's your problem, isn't it; people from other places who don't share your world view moving in! Some of us even have money, and therefore don't have to take your crap, either!

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    5. Lol. The only people moving there are the ones that know Vermont is the most generous welfare State in the country. Sure isn't because of high paying jobs or quality of living. You probably think the Carbon tax is a good idea too.

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    6. Given the amount of hot air coming from you, I can see why you wouldn't! Maybe you live in the wrong part of town; everybody moving in near me seems to be well off enough to renovate, including myself! Looks better every year!

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    7. I wouldn't live there if u paid me. Ignorant people like you are running that town to the ground.

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    8. So, you don't even live here? Hah! Then I guess what happens here is none of your business! People like me are making this town a better place to live; people like YOU are running it to the ground! Mind your OWN business, TROLL!

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    9. Troll? That's what stupid Liberals call people smarter than them. Lol. You are truly a pathetic case. Springfield is the perfect place for you to live. :)

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    10. And you don't even have the guts to use your name. You are probably on your Obama phone in a basement.

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    11. Troll? Such a liberal cop out.

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    12. Yeah, I hit a major nerve! Have a nice stew, Troll!

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    13. Anonymous... all comments describes you as an AltLeft making comments that make no sense and just tossed out to piss off people who really make this world go around... no substance at all...

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    14. Ahhh, my favorite delicacy; STEAMED WINGNUTS! And SO easy to make!

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  8. Nothing like rewarding a failed school system and its incompetent administration. Superintendent texting "no school tomorrow" at 2:30 AM! Hic

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    1. Would you have preferred he waited until 6:00 this morning?

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    2. chuck gregory3/8/18, 8:54 AM

      He's on the job, 24/7! My tax dollars at work. He had to wait, like all our previous superintendents, until he could no longer drive up Summer Street from Main Street. Sometimes this meant they'd spend hours going up and down that hill before it became impossible.

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    3. Or maybe he read the weather forecast and applied common sense to the situation. It doesn't always have to be mysterious, Chuck. It is MY tax dollars at work, too, and I appreciate what he does.

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    4. And overpaid teachers with benefits the rest of us don't. Their health insurance cost us over 20k per teacher.

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    5. chuck gregory3/10/18, 7:17 AM

      If EVERYBODY had health coverage through a single payer plan, it would be a lot cheaper and we'd all be better off-- affordable co-pays, lifelong coverage independent of economic status and no insurance companies padding the cost with their 15% "administrative charges." It would be better to make it happen than take coverage away from those who have it.

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    6. What? Obama and Pelosi care didn't work???

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    7. Chuck Socialism does not work, it's being proven in California as we speak... ever heard the words broke and going bankrupt!

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    8. Trust me Roger I've worked my A$$ off for everything I own. The Vermont mentality is the world owes me a house free food..free electric..free healthcare. It's disgusting.

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  9. chuck gregory3/8/18, 10:53 AM

    COMMON SENSE?????

    Some people just expect too much.....

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    1. And some people don't try using common sense enough. The superintendent has a responsibility to inform the public when schools are going to be closed. He did what he was supposed to do and now he's being mocked for it.

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  10. I had to laugh at the email at 230am. Does Zach even live in town? I was out until 11 and in was snowing heavy and continued to do so. Does he think our plow guys have some magical dust to make it disappear? I swear the longer I live in this town, I question why I even bothered to purchase a home here.

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  11. Give mom and dad a break, send the kids to school on Saturday.

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    1. Actually my child learns more at home than at Springfield School District. Perhaps the teachers should work some weekends, holidays and nights like the rest of the teal world.

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    2. What I laugh about is that the fact that the emails came out at 2:30 am makes little to no difference.
      There are so many articles on this site that have more importance than when the super sent the email, he did.
      What about our tax rates, the fact that we over spend in our schools, in the HCRS, the drug problems, the roads that are torn up, the fact that the school can't support the wrestling program, that Springfield allowed a Prison here and got shafted on that from the State and some locals... that they took the money that was to go in a community center and dumped it in the Edgar May building, the blighted downtown and buildings and others around town that draw welfare people only and not new growth... that they let these drug rehab homes here in town, that more drugs go through those houses than most others in town.... there was and OD in one a few weeks ago nothing done... so many issues and all we get is complaints about a 2:30 text laughable

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    3. Not so laughable if YOU had three kids and needed to make plans for them with no information. And I go to bed at 8:00!

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    4. I agree and it shows lack of leadership that Springfield has had for the last two Superintendents. This wasn’t a maybe storm. It would be different if the storm started overnight, but it didn’t.

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    5. my thought on cancelling school,you can check the weather every day,if you feel it's not going to be safe to send your kids to school,then don't,you don't have to wait for anybody to make a decision for you,parent up

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    6. Roger maybe you should run for office and fix all the wrongs in the world

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  12. I do have 3 kids and did it for their entire life, many days we would get up to have to listen to the radio and wait for them to announce it or watch the news. Cell Phones and text were not even thought of... you knew the second you got up... still not the point measure it against the issues I threw out and there are even more... it's called contingency
    plans...

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    1. Different world of two parents where one is a stay at home mom who can take care of the kids. I don't have that LUXURY.

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    2. you are making assumption which were not the case, we both worked.

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    3. Philip Caron3/8/18, 6:28 PM

      Growing up in Springfield in the late '50s & early '60s, snow days were announced by blowing the fire alarm a certain number of times around 6:30 am. It was also announced on WCFR radio. There weren't many such days compared to now; I'd be shoveling heavy snow in the driveway, hoping with all my might to hear the alarm and get a day off, but often in vain. A lot of kids were got to school late on those days, and people were also late for work. Allowances were made for that.

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  13. Zach did a great job, exactly what he needed to do. I think the system is working extremely well when all there is for the complainers on this site to complain about is the time of an email,,lol.. Keep up the great work Springfield School!!

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  14. Gotta love those smart phones, did you know they are listening to everything you say.

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  15. He's doing a great job......of fooling the sheeple. Some taxpayers can see through the mask.

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  16. Thank God Trump has cut a deal with the NRA so 18 year olds can still buy an AR15. We should all feel much better.

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    1. You have nothing to worry about. With Chuck Gregory's legalized heroin you won't even notice the A.R. 15…

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    2. i feel great that trump cut a deal with the NRA,now let's get some laws on the books about kids texting and driving

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  17. The occurrence of this punishment was somewhat rare, with relatively few sentences recorded throughout history. Long distance moving companies

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  18. 6:44 what does your comment about AR15 have to do with anything about this article ?

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    1. Not a thing, maybe next time the budget should include AR16s for the teachers. Is the 16 bigger than the 15?

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