Mount Washington voters OK $560,000 town budget

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MOUNT WASHINGTON — Voters approved a $560,000 annual town budget and other spending measures during Tuesday night's annual town meeting.

The meeting was attended by about 35 out of 129 registered voters and lasted 45 minutes. All 16 measures on the warrant were approved unanimously, said Select Board member Gail Garrett.

Voters approved $135,000 for a new 5500 truck for the Highway Department, $96,000 to reimburse charges associated with the town's broadband network and $42,186 to start a Mount Washington Broadband Network stabilization fund.

Residents also approved asking elected state officials to come up with a single-payer health care system similar to MassHealth to alleviate the insurance burden on small towns and businesses.

Kristin Palpini can be reached at, @kristinpalpini.



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