BENNINGTON — Bennington voters approved the entire warrant Tuesday at the polls. The articles are:

  • An operating budget of $1,745,773 (a vote of 179-67)
  • Accepting a gift of 1.9 acres of land on Main Street from the Cold Springs Land Trust (231-19)
  • $25,000 for the Fire Truck Capital Reserve Fund (196-55)
  • $10,000 for the Police Cruiser Capital Reserve Fund (186-65)
  • $1,000 for the Sidewalk Capital Reserve Fund (181-70)
  • $25,000 for the Water Department Maintenance & Repairs Capital Reserve Fund (199-47)
  • $15,000 for the Road Rehabilitation Capital Reserve Fund (205-44)
  • $1,000 for the Mower Capital Reserve Fund (180-68)
  • $5,000 for the Dodge Memorial Library Capital Reserve Fund (186-63)
  • $2,000 for the Fire Department Breathing Apparatus Capital Reserve Fund (209-42)
  • $5,700 for the Fire Department Protective Gear Capital Reserve Fund (213-38)
  • $30,000 for the Town Buildings Expendable Trust Fund (161-86)
  • $37,000 for the Highway Heavy Equipment Capital Reserve Fund (176-71)
  • $10,000 for the Bridge Maintenance Expendable Trust Fund (202-45)
  • An article to change the purpose of the Rescue Chassis Capital Reserve Fund to the Rescue Vehicle Capital Reserve Fund (193-53)
  • $45,000 for the highway department, for deferred road maintenance (181-64)
  • $30,000 to develop a sewer asset management plan for wastewater planning, to be raised through bonding. The borrowing will be through the N.H. Department of Environmental Services' Clean Water State Revolving Fund, with 100 percent of the principal to be forgiven. (158-83)
  • $8,203, to be raised from unassigned fund balance and put into the Conservation Commission Fund. This amount is equal to half the income from timber tax revenue last year. (184-64)
  • $508 from unassigned balance to be put into the Conservation Commission Fund. This amount is equal to half the money from excavation tax revenue last year. (182-67)
  • $1,000 to support End 68 Hours of Hunger (197-54)
  • $6,000 for the Grapevine Family & Community Resource Center, with $4,000 for the resource center and $2,000 for the teen center (192-66)
  • $700 for the American Red Cross (195-55)
  • $500 for the Contoocook Valley Transportation Co. (193-58)
  • $500 for Court Appointed Special Advocates (190-59)
  • $300 for Contoocook Housing Trust (178-71)
  • $1,000 for the Child Advocacy Center of Hillsborough County (187-43)
  • An ordinance to waive the registration fee, for a single motor vehicle, for veterans who were captured and held for at least 30 days in the course of their military service. To be eligible for the fee-waiving, the veteran must have served in a qualifying war or conflict, as defined in state law, RSA 72:28 V, and have been honorably discharged. (185-42)

Uncontested races: David P. Hardwick Sr. (227 votes), selectman, three years; Debra Belcher (242 votes), town clerk, three years; Jill Wilmoth (236 votes), library trustee, three years; Karen Belcher (235 votes), cemetery trustee, three years; David McKenzie (234 votes), planning board, three years; Melissa M. Clark (231 votes), zoning board of adjustment, three years.

Luke Hardwick received seven write-in votes for the second three-year planning board term, after the race failed to draw a second candidate. Dennis McKenney received 20 write-in votes for a three-year term as water and sewer commissioner that no candidates filed for. McKenney also received four write-in votes for the second three-year term on the zoning board that was on this year's ballot.

David Parker received 12 write-in votes for a three-year term as trustee of trust funds. That position drew no candidate filings.