St. George residents approved all articles on their town meeting warrant during a meeting held outdoors Aug. 18.

The outdoor setting was to allow for physical distancing to adhere to COVID-19 safety requirements. About 50 people turned out, said Town Manager Tim Polky. This is less than the average turnout of 75 to 100 for annual town meetings.

At the polls Aug. 17, incumbent Selectmen Richard Bates and Wayne Sawyer were elected without opposition for another term on the board. Shasta Minery and Alane Kennedy were elected to the St. George Municipal School Board.

The 2020-2021 municipal budget was approved Aug. 18 at $3,250,388, down about $14,000 from a year ago. There will be no raises for town employees this year.

The largest account is public works roads and property management, which was approved at $659,648. This account is down about $2,000.

The town office and administration account was approved at $621,660, down about $25,000.

The public works solid waste account was approved at $523,546, up less than $1,000.

The public safety account was approved at $413,536, down about $1,000.

The harbors account was approved at $402,056, down about $4,000.

The social and community services account was approved at $223,424, up nearly $17,000.

The parks and recreation account was approved at $106,641, down about $1,000.