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Hope looks to raise money for school budget

By Jackson Long | Jun 25, 2020
Photo by: Gabriel Blodgett The town of Hope is preparing for the municipal election July 14.

Hope — The town of Hope will hold a municipal election July 14. Multiple elected positions are on the ballot as well as various town items.

The town will vote on whether or not it should appropriate $3,056,714 and raise another $1,896,401 for the 2020-2021 school budget. If passed, the money will be used on school needs such as transportation and facilities maintenance, along with career and technical education.

On the ballot is a vote to raise and appropriate $83,025 for the Public Works Cost Center. The money will be used on street lights, cemeteries, sanitation and recreation.

In addition, the town will vote on whether to raise and appropriate $148,972 for the Public Safety Cost Center. If passed, the money will be used for the Fire Department, Animal Control and the ambulance.

Also on the ballot is a question about raising $528,895 for maintenance and repairs for the town roads.

Selectman

There are two three-year terms open for the Board of Selectmen. Incumbent Sarah Ann Smith is running for one, as is Amy Gertner.

School Committee

There are two three-year terms open for the School Committee with no one running. There is also one one-year term open that is being sought by both incumbent Emily Burgess and incumbent Sarah Gilbert.

Budget Committee

Two three-year terms are up for grabs on the Budget Committee. Incumbent Elinor Goldberg, incumbent William Jr Pearse and Edward “Ted” Steele are all running for these openings. There is also a one-year term open that is being sought by both John Jensen and Harold Mosher.

Road Commissioner

John Monroe is running for the one three-year term for Road Commissioner.

Five Town CSD School Representative

There is one three-year term open for the Five Town CSD School Representative that has no candidates.

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