Voters will take up a $20 million budget, along with dozens of capital improvements and a one-year moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries, when Town Meeting gets underway at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Halifax Elementary School. “The budget is fairly stable,” said Town Administrator Charlie Seelig. He said the town hopes to offer town employees a 1.5 percent pay increase; the schools had negotiated a roughly 2.5 percent raise for teachers and staff. Among the capital expenditures are the purchase of a police cruiser, repairs for the Summit Street ball fields, and repairs at Holmes Public Library. The 63 articles also include a measure to allow payment in lieu of taxes from a proposed solar farm on the Plympton line, and another to place the town’s communications dispatch center for police and fire under the jurisdiction of the Board of Selectmen.
Town Meeting begins Monday
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