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Annual town meeting will be held Oct. 28

CORNWALL — The annual town meeting will be Friday, Oct. 28, at 7:30 p.m. at Cornwall Consolidated School.The agenda was approved last week with four items. The Town Report (a compilation of reports from town boards, agencies and every aspect of town life) will be reviewed.The 5-year capital plan to address projects such as road work and equipment replacement will be up for a vote.Both items are voted on each year at town meeting.New this year is the proposed amendment of an ordinance creating a Committee on Aging that was originally adopted in 1979. The advisory committee was recently re-established and has attracted considerable interest. If approved, the ordinance change would expand the committee from five to seven members.A final appropriation for the rebuilding of the Lower River Road bridge will also be sought. In a discussion by the selectmen prior to approving the agenda, it was noted that about $100,000 will be needed. But the selectmen decided to leave the agenda as written, with a $150,000 request. Construction should be well underway by the meeting, providing a better estimate. An amendment can be made to lower the appropriation. It is illegal to seek an increase to a proposed appropriation.Town reports should be available the week before the meeting, at Town Hall. They are free and available to all town residents.

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