In a budget with only slight increases, New Ashford is looking to move past the project to install high-speed broadband and get back to the basic cost of running the town.

Canceling debt authorizations: One warrant article proposes that the town “vote to rescind” borrowing authorized at the 2015 town meeting in the amount of $420,000. The borrowing was intended to pay for projects that never came about or have been completed.

Cemetery change: Another warrant article asks voters to authorize a ballot question in the 2022 town election to change the elected Cemetery Committee to an appointed committee.

— Scott Stafford

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