Town leaders hope for a large turnout of voters Tuesday as Conway
residents complete the town meeting process.
Polls are open from 8 a.m.until p.m. at the Conway Community Building,
East Main St. in Center Conway.
Conway’s Annual Report for 2013 – copies of which are available at the
town offices, libraries and certain stores around town – contains a
voter’s guide listing each article to be voted on and a worksheet.
Voters will consider a proposed town operating budget of about $10,190,000.
If voters reject the proposed budget amount, the default budget amount
is about $60,000 less.
Voters will also be asked if they favor a tax cap limiting the amount of
local taxes raised to 10 percent of what was raised the previous fiscal
year. This is article 27, submitted by petition, and it is not
recommended by the Conway Board of selectmen or the Municipal Budget
Committee. A three fifths majority vote is required to pass.
Selectmen and the Budget Committee both recommend passage of Article 15,
a request to provide $10,000 to support the airport in Fryeburg, Maine
called the Eastern Slope Airport.
Voters will be asked if they favor spending just more than $200,000 to
support various local non-profits.
In school voting, the proposed Conway School District budget for the
2014-2015 school year is about $33,849,000. The default budget amount is
about $78,000 less.
The school ballot also asks voters if they favor a tax cap on budgeteers
of two and a half percent raised in local taxes over the prior fiscal
year’s amount raised. This is Article 13. It is not recommended by the
school board but is recommended by the budget committee. A three fifths
majority is required to pass.
The Conway School District mailed out a school ballot worksheet with
each article to be considered, including explanations and space for note
Voters can register to vote at the polls and are reminded to bring a
valid photo I.D. with them.