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RICHMOND â€” Voters approved the $23.4 million town budget for 2014-15 at Monday nightâ€™s Financial Town Meeting at Richmond Elementary School. Of the townâ€™s 6,066 registered voters, 73, or 1.2 percent, came to cast ballots.
In addition to the budget, voters approved two bond resolutions.
The first resolution was approved for a $2.41 million bond that included road repaving, equipment for the Department of Public Works (DPW), building improvements, and acquisition of open space. For road repairs, $380,000 was allocated to Lewiston Avenue and $850,000 to James Trail. DPW equipment included two dump trucks with plows and sanders at $175,000 each. And a wood chipper for $80,000. Two bays will be added to the DPWâ€™s garage for $250,000, and $500,000 was allocated toward the purchase of open and recreational space.
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