Among the articles facing voters at the Appleton annual town meeting, there is a question of whether to enact a wind energy facility ordinance. Voters will also be asked whether to spend money on an engineering study to replace a bridge on Fishtown Road.

The municipal budget is proposed to decrease about $20,360 from the current budget for a total of $681,882.

Municipal department budgets are proposed as follows:

General government: $154,860, down $7,454.

Protection and safety: $122,641, up $1,900.

Highways and bridges: $333,800, down $15,000.

Sanitation: $29,574, down $230.

Community: $13,500, down $500.

Provider agencies: $9,425

Capital projects: $27,500, up $9,480. Town officials recommend to set aside $25,000 for capital improvements. The town has not put any money in that account since 2008-2009.

Appleton town meeting

Wednesday, June 15 at 7 p.m. at the Appleton Village School

Election Day, Tuesday, June 14, polls are open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Appleton Town Office, Sennebec Road

Following a straw vote last August when residents indicated they were in favor of developing a wind energy facility ordinance, the planning board has developed a document for approval at the meeting.

The ordinance defines four classes of turbines, reserving tougher restrictions for turbines that generate more than 100 kilowatts and are more than 80 feet tall, and projects with more than one turbine. The ordinance would not effect turbines already built in town, unless the homeowner wishes to make changes or updates.

Voters will also be asked to appropriate $40,000 from the capital reserve account to repair and repave the fire station and town office parking lots.

Townspeople will also be asked to raise $9,275 for an engineering study to repair or replace the Millay bridge on Fishtown Road.

June 14 voting

At the polls, there is a contested race for road commissioner. Current Road Commissioner David Gould is seeking the job, along with Curtis Starrett.

Selectman Scott Wiley is seeking re-election to a three-year term on the board.

Robert Hall Jr. was the only person to take out nomination papers for five seats on the planning board. He is seeking a one-year seat, which is currently vacant. Two three-year terms, held by David Kelley and Tim Fowler, and two one-year associate board member seats, held by Ronald Gibson and Randall Parr, are up for election and may be filled by write-in votes.

Katherine Richman is seeking a two-year term on the Appleton Village School board and Deborah Kieran is seeking a three-year term. Those seats are currently filled by Katie Butler and Chris Cornell and neither sought re-election.