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Town Meeting begins Monday

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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.

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