Goshen Town Meeting: Turnout low, meeting quick, all articles passed

  • Goshen had a quiet annual Town Meeting on Saturday.

Staff Writer
Published: 5/23/2022 8:44:21 PM
Modified: 5/23/2022 8:42:27 PM

GOSHEN — The annual Town Meeting on Saturday may very well have been the swiftest annual Town Meeting in Goshen’s history.

“It was such an easy one,” said Town Clerk Kristen Estelle.

The meeting took 68 minutes and Estelle, who has been to 11 Town Meetings as a voter, said that this was the fastest annual Town Meeting in recent memory.

“They usually go at least 2 hours, sometimes closer to 3,” she said.

She also said that the turnout, which was 38 voters, was on the lower end in recent memory.

“We usually get between 50 and 75,” Estelle said.

The turnout was less than 5% of Goshen’s 803 registered voters.

This year’s annual Town Meeting featured an 18-article warrant, and although all articles passed, not all did so unanimously.

The general fund budget passed at the meeting was $3.42 million. An enterprise fund for the town’s municipal broadband service was also voted through.

“I think that it went really well,” interim town administrator Dawn Scaparotti said of the meeting. “We’re all prepared for fiscal year 2023.”


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