Town meeting is just around the corner. Among the items of interest this year:
- Burlington will decide who is going to be mayor for the next three years. Instant runoff voting makes this one especially hard to predict.
- For the first time, some schools face the two-vote barometer. If they want to spend over a certain amount, they have to split it in two and let voters have at it twice. School officials avoided this like the plague if they could, but a few fell victim to bad timing on construction project payoffs and such. We'll get to see next Tuesday if voters are willing to say aye twice.
- A bunch of towns - 45 or so - will "decide" whether Vermont Yankee should be shut down with a non-binding resolution. There's no question where organizers of the movement stand - they want it shut down, so it will be interesting to see if voters in any of these towns say otherwise.
Any other items out there in the land that you've got your eyes on?
- Terri Hallenbeck