Hi Folks:

I was wondering how many towns that approve their budget by Australian
ballot have broken that budget into categories and voted on each category

For example, in Castleton the 2004 budget was broken in to multiple
categories (e.g., elections, auditing, tax collection, planning and zoning,
police, etc.)  Each category was warned as a separate article and voted on

If your town has done this, I would really appreciate your thoughts on the
merits of this "decomposed" budget approval process.


Jim Barlow
Staff Attorney
Vermont League of Cities and Towns
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Montpelier, VT 05602
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