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Milton residents considering big issues at the polls Tuesday

MILTON – As residents must decide to build a fire station, buy a dump truck and decide on local budgets, turnout appears to be "above average" for a normal election, according to Moderator Chris Jacobs.

While the numbers will not compete with a Presidential election, where voters participate by the thousands, Jacobs said about 300 residents had cast ballots by lunch. He said 850 residents voted during the annual elections in 2013.

Jacobs anticipated about 35 percent of the registered voters will stop by the polls Tuesday.

As for the results, Fire Chief Nick Marique remains hopeful as residents consider a $2.86 million bond to build a new station – the fifth proposal in six years. It must pass by a 60 percent majority.

Residents will also decide on a $8,895,738 proposal for the school district's operating budget, $3,685,245 for the town's budget and $90,098 to help retain police officers in town.


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