WARRANT FOR ANNUAL TOWN MEETING, for Town Purposes
To T. H. Chapman, a Constable in the town of Bethel, in the County of Oxford, greetings:
In the name of the State of Maine, you are hereby requested to notify and warn the inhabitants of said town of Bethel, qualified by law to vote in town affairs, to meet at Ideal Hall, in said town on the seventh day of March at ten o'clock, in the forenoon, to act on the following articles, to wit:
Art. 1st. To choose a moderator to preside at said meeting.
Art. 2d. To choose a clerk for the ensuing year.
Art. 3d. To hear and act upon the report of the several town officers.
Art 4th To choose selectmen for the ensuing year.
Art. 5th. To choose assessors for the ensuing year.
Art. 6th. To choose overseers of the poor for the ensuing
Art. 7th. To choose a treasurer for the ensuing year.
Art. 8th. To establish the rate per cent, for collecting taxes, and choose a collector for the ensuing year.
Art. 9th. To choose road commissioners for the ensuing year.
Art. 10th. To choose all other necessary town officers.
Art 11th To see if the town will vote and raise such sums of money as may be necessary to repair roads and bridges for the ensuing year, and whether it shall be assessed wholly in money, or a part in labor tax.
Art. 12th. To see if the town will vote and raise such sums of money as may be necessary for the maintenance and support of the schools for the ensuing year.
Art. 13th. To see what sums of money the town will vote and raise for the support of the poor, and to defray all other town charges for the ensuing year.
Art. 14th. To see what sums of money the town will vote to grant and raise towards paying the town debt, and interest on outstanding notes and bonds.
Art. 15th. To see if the town will vote to authorize its Treasurer to renew outstanding notes or hire money to pay the same.
Art. 16th. To see if the town will vote to instruct its Selectmen to license a liquor agent.
Art. 17th. To receive and allow accounts.
Art. 18th. To see what discount the town will vote to make on taxes paid on or before November 1, 1892.
Art. 19th. To see if the town will vote to raise money for the repair of school-houses, and how much.
Art. 20th. To see what sums of money the town will vote to raise for the purchase of school text-books.
Art. 21st. To see if the town will vote to discontinue the old road leading to Kimball Hill, so called, commencing; at the road leading from Locke's Mills to Bean's Corner, at or near N. F. Swans, to where the new road intersects with the same.
Art. 22d. To see what sum of money the town will vote to pay A. L. Whitman for damage to his horse on highway.
Art. 23d. To see what sum of money the town will vote to raise to protect the highway near Sunday river at Swan's Corner.
Art. 24th. To see if the town will vote to sell, change the location, or repair any of the school-houses of the town, and to raise a sum of money for that purpose.
Art. 25th. To see if the town will vote to sell its school-houses and lots on Bethel Hill, and to purchase a new lot and the erection thereon of a school building sufficiently large to accommodate the scholars, and to raise the money for the same.
Art. 26th. To see if. the town will vote to raise a certain sum of money and appropriate the same as may be necessary for improvements and convenience of the cemeteries in said town of Bethel.
Art. 27th. To see if the town will vote to make any change in the text-books now in use, and especially to consider the question of changing Hyde's Language Lessons book, or providing some Grammars.
Art. 28th. To see if the town will vote to accept of a jury list as prepared by the Selectmen, Treasurer and Clerk.
Art. 29th. To see what sum of money the town will vote to pay Chauncey C. Bryant to widen Mechanic Street.
Art. 30th. To see if the town will vote to grant and raise the sum of fifty dollars for the benefit of the Bethel Public Library Association.
Art.31st. To see what action the town will take towards furnishing the boiler at the Chair Factory with water suitable for making steam.
Art. 32d. To see if the town will vote to discontinue a piece of road leading from the County road to the Androscoggin river through the premises of A. W. Small.
Art. 33d. To see if the town will vote to let H. H. Hutchings draw his School Money from Bethel, and expend the same in Rumford.