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Millis voters to decide two overrides tomorrow

Posted by Ralph Ranalli May 4, 2008 06:55 AM

Millis voters will go to the polls tomorrow to decide two two override questions.

In the first proposal, town officials are seeking a one-time $400,000 capital override for the purchase of a new fire truck. The measure would add $138 to the average single-family property tax bill next year.

In the second measure, officials are seeking an operating override of $180,000 to pay for three additional firefighter-EMTs. The proposal would add about $63 per year to the average tax bill for a single-family property.

In a capital or debt exclusion override, voters approve a one-time expenditure that increases the town's tax levy only until the debt is fully paid. An operating override permanently adds to residents' annual tax bills.

Elsewhere on the ballot, Planning Board chairwoman Catherine C. MacInnes faces challenger Joseph Fawkes in the only contested race in tomorrow's election. MacInnes is running for her fourth five-year term. Polls at the Veterans Memorial Building will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., officials said.

-- Calvin Hennick

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