HALIFAX– The Town of Halifax held a Special Town Meeting Monday, July 25, in the Halifax Elementary School Gym. There were six articles on the warrant, all of which passed unanimously.
Article 1 funded an increase in staffing for the fire department in the amount of $210,000. This money was found through an increase in ambulance fees approved at the last Town Meeting.
Articles 2 and 3 had to do with dispatching. Article 2 funded a new agreement with the dispatcher’s union, while Article 3 combined various line items for the communications center into one line item.
Article 4 involved the first step in the Elementary School renovation and repair process, and appropriated $140,000 towards the process.
Articles 5 and 6, the former asking for money for additional work on Monponsett Pond and the latter to renovate the HOPS playground were passed over at the recommendation of the Board of Selectmen.