Lincolnville citizens will be asked whether to approve a 3.5 percent increase in municipal spending this coming year, if they want to tear down a decrepit building near Petunia Pump, and whether they want to impose a moratorium on methadone clinics and marijuana dispensing and growing.

The 34-article warrant will be in the hands of Lincolnville voters, with the first few articles to be tended to at the polls on June 14, and the rest of them on Saturday, June 18 at Lincolnville Central School. At the polls, voters will cast their votes for selectmen, school committee and budget committee candidates (the school board is lacking candidates and town officials are hoping for write-ins), and they will be asked to approve the Lincolnville Central School budget.

On June 18, Lincolnville citizens will reconvene for annual town meeting, as they usually do, on a Saturday at 10 a.m. at Lincolnville Central School to address the 30 warrant articles, including the town budget.

The proposed budget is $1.75 million, up 3.5 percent from the current budget of $1.69 million.

Increases are attributed to a rise of 2 percent in the town employee wage scale, and investing $30,000 in the capital reserve fund — $20,000 for the fire truck fund, $6,000 for the police cruiser fund, and $30,000 for capital reserve.

The Capital Needs Committee has recommended the town continue tucking money away to keep Lincolnville on its planned replacement of firefighting vehicles. The town keeps them each for 30 years and replaces one of the four vehicles every 7.5 years, said Town Administrator David Kinney.

“We put money aside on an annual basis instead of borrowing,” he said.

The committee also recommends saving $6,000 to replace the police cruiser next year. The current balance in the account is $25,000.

And, the committee recommended putting $50,000 away for the upgrade to the town office to bring it into compliance with various federal laws, including the Americans with Disabilities Act and Help America Vote. The selectmen are recommending putting $30,000 away.

Other budget increases are attributed to fire station maintenance and operations, $8,000 for electricity, Internet connection, and other upkeep.

“We are working to preserve the gift given to us,” said Kinney.

The budget also includes a 9 percent increase in health insurance for the six full-time town employees; $13,000 to shingle the roof of the town office; and $8,000 for special water studies of Norton Pond, which has been plagued by high bacteria counts.