September 23, 2020

Eagle Lake residents vote on budget, town officials

EAGLE LAKE – Concurring with town officials’ recommendations for an annual spending plan, voters have approved a budget totaling $631 less than a year ago.

The $1,024,194 budget approved on June 15 reflects a $7,000 hike in county taxes and a $1,000 reduction in education costs.

The tax appropriation was down by $361, keeping the tax rate at $18.30 per $1,000 in property valuation.

“It went as I projected,” Jim Nadeau, town manager, said Wednesday. “We cut in some areas and used more surplus than last year. People were satisfied.”

Residents voted 119-34 to refinance leases for buildings housing libraries adjacent to elementary schools in Eagle Lake and St. Francis, both in SAD 27.

Incumbents Tim Saucier and Philip Nadeau were re-elected to three-year terms on the Board of Selectmen. With each receiving 122 votes, they defeated challenger Maurice Pelletier, who had 61 votes.

Incumbent Debbie Labbe was unopposed for election to a three-year term on SAD 27 from Ward 11.

Compiled by Gloria Flannery

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