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Goshen voters to consider $2.3 million budget Monday at Town Meeting

The town’s recommended fiscal year 2014 budget of $2,388,827 includes $596,185 for the Goshen Chesterfield Regional School District, $381,172 for Hampshire Regional High School and $299,294 for Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School.

The total represents a 2.2 percent increase over the fiscal 2013 budget of $2,337,852.

Hampshire Regional School Superintendent Craig Jurgensen said these figures represent a $48,000 reduction from the requested budget for the Chesterfield-Goshen Regional School District and Hampshire Regional.

On May 13, Chesterfield passed a requested $645,898 budget for Chesterfield’s share of the Hampshire Regional School District and $661,406 for the Chesterfield-Goshen Regional School District.

“If we don’t get the requested budget and the recommended budget passes, we wouldn’t be able to support the services that we had last year,” Jurgensen said.

Among the 28 articles on this year’s warrant, voters will also see requests for:

■ $190,000 for the purchase of a heavy duty Highway Department truck;

■ $40,000 for the purchase of a police cruiser; and

■ $1,800 for police surveillance equipment.

The annual Town Meeting takes place at John James Memorial Hall Monday at 7 p.m.

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