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Newport voters say yes to police and DPW raises
Outside of the Town Hall, Newport Det./Sgt. Buddy Rowe and Newport DPW employee Jeremy Proper support votes for collect bargaining agreements with their unions at May Town Meeting Tuesday afternoon. (MEGHAN PIERCE /Union Leader Correspondent)
All other spending requests were approved including $175,000 to enter a lease agreement for a new highway truck. The first year’s payment would be $60,000.
• $20,153 from the Police Capital Reserve Fund to update communication antennas on the Town Hall.
• $27,750 from the Police Capital Reserve Fund to purchase mobile data terminals.
• $30,000 from the Sewer Capital Reserve Fund to purchase equipment and upgrade the sewer system.
Voters also approved creating a Communications System Capital Reserve Fund and funding it with $5,000.
Voters rejected a plan to develop permanent parking on the north end and eastern side of the town common.
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