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Jaffrey voters OK budget


JAFFREY — Voters passed a $9,021,242 budget at Saturday's annual town meeting.


Residents also approved $13,302 for increases in salaries and benefits for members of the police union, and $5,540 for such increases for members of the public works union.


Voters agreed to spend $148,000 to purchase a front-end loader for the highway department, including $50,000 from the highway equipment capital reserve fund, with the balance coming from taxes.


They also approved spending $35,000 from the fire department's capital reserve fund on fire and rescue equipment.


And they approved putting the following amounts into capital reserve funds: $75,000 for municipal building maintenance; $50,000 for highway equipment; and $20,000 for fire department equipment.


Voters also approved spending $35,000 for a preliminary design for a new town office building "at or near" the Goodnow Street property.


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