Alford’s 2015 Election Results

Here are the results for yesterday’s election:

Selectman:

  • Ray Wilcox – 88 votes
  • Bill Shein – 51 votes

Assessor:

  • Carl DeGersdorff – 76 votes

Planning Board:

  • Alexandra Glover – 93 votes
  • Mort Josel – 93 votes

Finance:

  • Mort Josel – 77 votes

Library:

  • Marion Ortwein – 67 votes
  • Susan Tomich – 73 votes

Moderator:

  • Michael Wilcox – 104 votes

143 voters turned up at the polls which is an excellent turnout for our town elections.

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Incumbents up for re-election in 2015

The incumbents up for re-election in 2015 are as follows…

Selectman: Raymond E. Wilcox, Jr.

Assessor: Carl DeGersdorff

Planning Board: Alexandra Glover and Morton Josel

Finance Committee: Morton Josel

Library Trustee: Marion Ortwein and Susan Tomich

Moderator: Michael Wilcox

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May 11th Selectmen’s Meeting

The Selectmen’s meeting that was scheduled for May 11th at 7:00pm has been canceled.

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Voting on May 19th & Town Newsletter

Alford Town Hall

Alford Town Hall

Voting will be at the Alford Town Hall on May 19th, and voting hours will be from 12:00 Noon to 8:00 P.M.

You can download the Alford Newsletter Spring Summer 2015 edition, and you will also receive a copy via “snail mail” very soon.

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Annual Town Meeting May 12, 2015

Alford Town Hall

Alford Town Hall

The Annual Town Meeting will be held at the Alford Town Hall on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 7:00 P.M. and voters will be presented with the following Articles:

ARTICLE 1. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen and the Board of Health to appoint any member of the Board of Selectmen, or Board of Health, respectively, to another office or position for the term provided by law, if any, otherwise for a term not to exceed one year, in accordance with Section 4A of Chapter 41 of the General Laws.

ARTICLE 2. To see if the Town will vote to approve the following departmental revolving funds account, as provided for by Section 53 ½ of Chapter 44 of the General Laws. The receipts from plumbing inspections are to be credited to the Plumbing Inspector who is to be paid from this account to a maximum of Five Thousand and 00/100 dollars ($5,000.00). The receipts from oil burner inspections are to be credited to the Oil Burner Inspector who is to be paid from this account to a maximum of Five Thousand and 00/100 dollars ($5,000.00). The receipts from electrical inspections are to be credited to the Electrical Inspector who is to be paid from this account to a maximum of Five Thousand and 00/100 dollars ($5,000.00).The receipts from Sanitation inspector are to be credited to the Sanitation Inspector who is to be paid from this account to a maximum of Five Thousand and 00/100 dollars ($5,000.00). The receipts from fire inspections are to be credited to the Fire Inspector who is to be paid from this account to a maximum of Five Thousand and 00/100 dollars ($5,000.00). The Board of Selectmen shall be authorized to expend monies from these funds.

ARTICLE 3. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, the sum of Ten Thousand and 00/100 Dollars ($10,000.00), to increase the Stabilization Fund in accordance with the provisions of Section 5B of Chapter 40 of the General Laws.

ARTICLE 4. To see if the Town will vote to accept any and all funds being provided by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Division of Transportation (Mass DOT), under the provisions of Chapter 90 of the General Laws, to pay for such costs as allowed by appropriate legislation in connection with the maintenance, repair, and construction of Town ways and bridges, or to take any other action relative thereto.

ARTICLE 5. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of One Thousand Seven Hundred and Thirty Six Dollars, ($1,736.00) for the FY 2016 operating budget of the Southern Berkshire Elderly Transportation Corporation (S.B.E.T.C.) for the transportation of the seniors and disabled population of our community or take any other action thereon.

ARTICLE 6. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate to defray the charges and Expenses of the Town describes in the Feature Accounts on these Pages, including the salaries of the Town Officers and Employees for FY 2016

FY 2016 FY2015
SBRSD-Operating/Transp. 412,091.00 388,763.00
SBRSD-Capital 13,630.00 13,434.00
Insurance 38,910.00 35,910.00
Children’s Health Program 1,000.00 1,000.00
Berkshire Mental Health 177.00 177.00
Visiting Nurse Association 586.00 586.00
Loan Principal 0.00 0.00
Interest on Loans 0.00 0.00
Veteran’s Service 1,624.00 1,661.00
So. Berkshire Solid Waste 1,750.00 1,655.00
Berkshire Regional Retirement 32,676.00 31,993.00
Berkshire Regional Planning 856.00 850.00
Veteran’s Benefits 100.00 100.00
Insect Pest Control 1,000.00 1,000.00
Emergency Reserve 15,000.00 11,000.00
Town Buildings 65,000.00 60,000.00
Street Lighting 350.00 350.00
Sanitation 53,000.00 53,000.00
Snow & Ice Overtime Fund 9,000.00 8,000.00
Public Works Highway 60,000.00 55,500.00
Rd. Superintendent Salary 63,027.00 61,192.00
Employee Benefits 45,000.00 40,000.00
Public Works Employee 52,450.00 50,923.00
Part Time Employee 13,000.00 11,000.00
Public Works Snow & Ice 55,000.00 50,000.00
Interest on Temporary Loans 0.00 0.00
Machinery & Maintenance 15,500.00 15,500.00
Fire Department 15,500.00 15,500.00
Alford firefighter stipends 17,200.00 14,200.00
Fire Chief Expense 300.00 300.00
Police Department 31,000.00 31,000.00
911 7,957.00 7,725.00
Reverse 911 2,500.00 2,500.00
Medicare 4,500.00 4,000.00
Division of Employment 1,200.00 1,000.00
Eagle Fund 2,000.00 2,000.00
TOTAL 1,032,884.00 971,819.00
GENERAL GOVERNMENT
Assessor’s Expense 15,750.00 15,650.00
Assessor’s Clerk Salary 9,008.00 8,746.00
Selectmen’s Expense 5,000.00 5,000.00
Secretary Salary 30,285.00 29,403.00
Accountant’s Salary 7,341.00 7,128.00
Accountant’s Expense 4,693.00 4,574.00
Tax Collector’s Expense 3,150.00 2,800.00
Town Clerk’s Expense 1,650.00 1,650.00
Treasurer Expense 6,500.00 6,000.00
Board of Registration Expense 900.00 900.00
Board of Appeals Expense 250.00 250.00
Planning Board Expense 2,000.00 2,000.00
Moderator’s Expense 20.00 20.00
SBRSD-Rep Expense 800.00 739.00
Council on Aging Expense 920.00 920.00
Building Inspector Expense 1,500.00 1,500.00
Conservation Commission expense 1,500.00 1,500.00
Library Trustee’s Expense 400.00 400.00
Hazardous Waste Commission 663.00 663.00
Hazardous Waste Center 1,000.00 1,000.00
Town Counsel Expense 1,000.00 1,000.00
Town Counsel Salary 7,341.00 7,128.00
Animal Control Officer Salary 1,931.00 1,875.00
Animal Control Officer Expense 500.00 500.00
Alford news Letter 1,200.00 1,200.00
Finance Committee 150.00 150.00
Tree Warden’s Expense 6,000.00 6,000.00
Historic Commission 250.00 0.00
GB-Library 1,100.00 1,000.00
TOTAL 112,802.00 109,696.00
TOWN OFFICER’S SALARY
Assessor, Chairman 3,800.00 3,800.00
Assessor 2,000.00 2,000.00
Assessor 2,000.00 2,000.00
Animal Inspector 712.00 692.00
Building Inspector Salary 13,440.00 13,049.00
Constable 712.00 692.00
Librarian Salary 712.00 692.00
Moderator’s Salary 116.00 113.00
Clerk of Registrars Salary 116.00 113.00
Selectmen. Chairman 3,800.00 3,800.00
Selectmen 2,000.00 2,000.00
Selectmen 2,000.00 2,000.00
Tax Collector 7,341.00 7,128.00
Treasurer 7,341.00 7,128.00
Town Clerk 7,341.00 7,128.00
Police Chief 2,652.00 2,575.00
TOTAL 56,083.00 54,910.00
TOTALS 1,201,769.00 1,136,425.00

ARTICLE 7. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of One Hundred Fifty Thousand and 00/100 Dollars ($150,000.00 and to transfer from free cash One Hundred Thousand and 00/00 Dollars ($100,000.00), for a culvert on West Road and for reclaiming and blacktopping such roads as may be determined by the Road Superintendent, or to take any other action relative thereto.

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