Hodgdon residents approve municipal budget

4 years ago

HODGDON, Maine — A change in representation on the SAD 70 school board is in the works after voters cast their ballots in Hodgdon on Monday. 


Three candidates for the SAD 70 school board, including a pair of incumbents, were seeking two available three-year seats on the board.

Incumbent Joel Oliver, an 18-year representative for Hodgdon and long-time chairman of the school board, was unsuccessful in his attempts to be re-elected. Oliver received 31 votes, but was beaten out by fellow incumbent David Wells (49 votes) and newcomer Clarissa Porter (49 votes).

In other voting, residents re-elected three incumbents — Richard Tidd, 62 votes; Joel Duff, 62;  and Roger Larson, 54 — to the town’s board of selectmen. David Winship also received eight votes.

The total municipal budget approved by the 21 voters  who attended the town meeting was $694,114, which is a $23,850 increase over the current fiscal year, Hodgdon Town Manager Jim Griffin said. 

“A large percent of the increase was new winter maintenance contracts and setting funds aside in a town revaluation reserve,” Griffin said. “Even with the increase the projection is that the taxes will remain the same as last year.”