|At its meeting on Tuesday, August 11, the Halifax Board of Selectmen voted to hold a special town meeting on Tuesday, September 8, at 7:30pm in the Multi-Purpose Room of the Halifax Elementary School, 464 Plymouth Street. The primary reason for the meeting is to transfer money originally appropriated in May for the first year of a five-year lease-purchase of an aerial firefighting platform/vehicle for the Halifax Fire Department so that it can be used, instead, as a matching share to the Assistance to Firefighters Grant received by the Town in order to purchase this vehicle.
The language in the appropriation approved in May was very specific and another vote is needed in order to properly authorize the use of the money as the Town's match to this grant. In addition to this article, there will be an article to use the rest of the money from the original appropriation to reduce the Town's tax rate and an article to transfer money from an article to purchase computer equipment for the Elementary School in order to help purchase a new telephone system. A copy of the warrant is available.
The last day to register in order to be eligible to vote at this special town meeting is Monday, August 31. The Town Clerk's Office at the Halifax Town Hall, 499 Plymouth Street, will be open until 8pm to accommodate those who wish to register.
Halifax Town Administrator