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Belmont voters take little time to add money for rescue boat


BELMONT – Residents took a little more than 90 minutes to discuss the proposed $7,002,206 budget at the town's deliberative session Saturday, making only one amendment to better fund a rescue boat for the fire department.


"It was the quickest town meeting I have ever been associated with," said Selectman Ronald Cormier Jr., who has been a selectmen in town for nine years.


On the proposed budget, Article 7 asked voters to approve $10,000 for the purchase of a rescue and fire suppression boat, with the money to come from the town's Fire/Ambulance Equipment and Apparatus Special Revenue Fund. The town isn't sure yet if it will buy a new or used boat, Cormier said.


The budget committee had recommended $10,000 for the boat, but the selectmen had recommended $25,000.
Voters chose to amend the article to the $25,000 figure.


"There was some discussion and the people felt they needed more for the boat," Cormier said.


Article 4, which would raise $355,000 to replace 3,750 feet of water line within Belmont Village, did not draw much discussion. The town hopes that all of the project's costs would be paid for by a government Community Development Block Grant Program.


Also going without much discussion was Article 6, which asks voters to approve $180,000 for a new fire department ambulance, with the funds to come from the Fire/Ambulance Equipment and Apparatus Special Revenue Fund.


The new ambulance would replace two town ambulances, both of which will be used as trade-ins or sold outright to help pay for the new ambulance.


Voting will take place on March 12 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Belmont High School.


dseufert@newstote.com

        

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