NEW MARLBOROUGH >> Voters quickly approved both the town budget and school assessment at this week's annual town meeting at the Mill River Town Hall.
A total of 178 of the town's 1,002 registered voters, or 17 percent, participated in the meeting.
Voters on Monday approved the town's fiscal 2017 budget of $350,656, which was a decrease of $14,986 from the current year.
Also approved was the town's assessment to the Southern Berkshire Regional School District, a total of $2,766,186. This represents the town's share of the $2,659,780 operating budget and capital budget of $106,406. The overall increase for the combined figures is $179,104.
Also approved was the town's roads and bridges budget of $973,673, which saw a modest increase of $1,649 over this year. Voters OK'd the police and fire department budget of $310,940, which also saw a small bump over this year of $5,234.
The town's various insurance accounts jumped $63,913 to $504,461.
The only article that was not approved was Article 38, a bylaw amendment resetting the boundaries of the town's Village District.