Dalton Voters OK Articles at Special Town Meeting

By Sabrina DammsiBerkshires Staff
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DALTON, Mass. — Fewer than a dozen voters at Monday's special town meeting took only 10 minutes to pass the two articles on the warrant. 
 
Article 1 was amended to include an additional $4,000 to cover trash removal from Town Hall, the senior center, garage, and park, based on a recent contract proposal with Casella.  
 
This addition brought the total amount for Article 1 to $12,643, of which $8,6324 will pay sewer and debt expenses that were not anticipated for the annual town meeting. 
 
Article 3 transfers $2,066 from free cash to the Miscellaneous Grants account to cure a deficit.
 
Of this amount, $1,436 will be used for an e-911 grant, $630 will be used for funding the Coronavirus Supplemental Funding Program. 
 
Each of these articles passed with little to no discussion. 
 
The town meeting voted to pass over Article 2 based off the recommendation from the Select Board and Finance Committee. The question would have added another $100,000 to the Town Hall renovation project but the two boards agreed to delay any work on the third floor that was expected to trip more costly accessibility updates. 
 
 
 

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