On July 31, 2018 the Town of Shutesbury held a Special Town Meeting. The meeting began with an announcement that the town had reached an agreement for the Fire Chief's contract with Walter Tibbetts.
The first article on the meeting warrant was amended with a motion that read: I move the town vote to raise and appropriate $8,206 for the Shutesbury Fire Chief Salary line for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018.
With the funding passed at Annual Town Meeting in May, this would bring the Chief's total salary line to $65,000 to be paid from taxes.
This motion was approved and it replaced the original petitioners article. Written ballots were cast by the registered voters who attended the meeting. Article 1 was passed by a vote of 138 Yes, 20 No, and 3 blanks.
Article 2 was a housekeeping article to meet the state requirements to have a town bylaw for our revolving accounts. Article 2 was passed unanimously.