Lanesborough Elementary School to host the town's annual town meeting on Tuesday

Lanesborough Elementary School will host the annual town meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, in the gymnasium. 

When: 6 p.m. Tuesday

Where: Lanesborough Elementary School

Highlight: The single-biggest line item in the budget is the town's assessment to the Mount Greylock Regional School District. The $5.86 million cost to taxpayers in fiscal 2022, up 1.62 percent, compared with fiscal 2021, accounts for 58 percent of the overall municipal spending plan.

New ambulance: Residents are being asked to borrow $241,000 toward buying a new municipal ambulance and use an additional $49,000 in ambulance fee receipts to help pay for the first-responder vehicle.

Town Manager Kelli Robbins has said ambulance fees will be used to repay the loan, negating any impact the cost would have on the property tax rate.

Citizens petition: Donald Dermyer wants Lanesborough to prevent the federal government from enforcing in town any federal law or regulation that would limit a person's right to bear arms under the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Dermyer and the 13 other people who signed the petition want no tax or fee, and no tracking of firearms and those who own firearms "that could have a chilling affect on the purchase or ownership of those items by law-abiding citizens."

The petitioners want to grant local police the authority to arrest federal officials who try to violate the so-called Second Amendment Preservation Act in Lanesborough.

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BUDGET

Fiscal 2022: $10.1 million

Increase: 2.28 percent

LINE ITEMS

$242,109 to fund the Baker Hill Road District

$108,000 toward funding a new police station

$50,000 for the cost to conduct property revaluations in fiscal 2023

— Dick Lindsay, The Berkshire Eagle

Dick Lindsay can be reached at rlindsay@berkshireeagle.com.