Granby Town Meeting resumes to address 18 articles

By EMILY CUTTS

@ecutts_HG

Published: 06-09-2017 11:44 PM

GRANBY — In addition to voting on a more than $16.2 million budget, residents will make decisions on 17 other articles at Monday’s annual Town Meeting.

Four articles ask for funds to purchase vehicles.

Articles 16 and 17 ask for a total of $71,565 to purchase a transit vehicle and a truck for the school department. Article 19 asks for $41,046 for a new police cruiser and Article 20 asks for $72,000 for a highway department vehicle.

In Article 18, voters are asked to approve $60,000 to replace doors at the high school.

Article 28 was brought by resident Joseph Furnia and asks the town to spend approximately $25,000 on a digital sign for the town to improve communication between the town of Granby and its residents regarding town programs and services, community events, and public safety concerns, the warrant article reads.

Reached by phone Friday, Furnia said the idea for the sign came from a Solid Waste Advisory Committee survey. He said he discovered people learned about special collection days through a number of different means but the most significant way was a sign posted along the roadway.

“I do believe that there is need for it given the kind of information that came out from the survey we ran for the town,” Furnia said.

Select Board Chairman Mark Bail said the article will be “ruled out of order” by the town moderator. Town counsel is expected to explain the reasoning at the meeting Monday.

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The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Granby Junior Senior High School, 385 East State St. Babysitting during the meeting will be provided by the Granby High School National Honor Society starting at 6 p.m. at the high school.

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