Amherst by the numbers



Source: Amherst 2018 annual report for the year ending June 30, 2018

 

Town Clerk’s report

Births: 5

Deaths: 4

Marriages: 1

Registered voters (November 2018)

222 total registered voters

52 Democrats

83 Republicans

6 Green Independent Party

83 not enrolled in any party

 

Tax Collector’s report

Outstanding 2017 real estate taxes as of September 15, 2018

65 accounts (42 taxpayers), $35,165.85

 

Outstanding 2010-2016 real estate taxes as of September 15, 2018

28 accounts (23 taxpayers), $16,014.63

 

Aurora Volunteer Fire Department covers Amherst

and other towns: annual report for July 1, 2017-June 30, 2018

Type of call                                                     Number

Structure fire                                                         3

Fire alarms                                                             2

Vehicle fires                                                            1

Brush or forest fires                                              7

EMS calls                                                              29

Vehicle accidents                                                 11

Vehicle extrication                                                1

Other rescue                                                           0

Hazardous materials or conditions                   1

Wires down                                                            5

Other calls/incidents                                            9

Total number of calls                                          69

Mutual aid (received)                                           9

Mutual aid (provided)                                          9

*This information is not broken out by municipality or township

 

Annual compensation for town officials

Town clerk, $350 per year

Tax collector, 3 percent of tax collected

Selectmen:

First selectman, $4,500

selectman, $1,750

School committee members, $15 per meeting

Town treasurer, $2,000

Fire warden, $150

Planning board:

Chair, $250

Members, $15 per meeting attended

Board of Appeals, $15 per meeting attended

Animal control officer, $250 plus mileage

Additional budget items

Trash removal, $27,000

School appropriation, $256,089.84

County tax, $10,075.77

 

Airline Community School, 2018-2019 enrollment

41 students total

pre-K: 3 students

Kindergarten: 4 students

1st grade: 4 students

2nd grade: 7 students

3rd grade: 4 students

4th grade: 3 students

5th grade: 3 students

6th grade: 5 students

7th grade: 3 students

8th grade: 6 students

*Figures are not available on how many students that Amherst, Aurora, Great Pond, and Osborn send to the school

 

Airline Community School, 2018-2019 budget

(Essential Programs and Services Funding)

 

Regular instruction

$369,225

 

Special education

$109,269

 

Career and technical education

$607

 

Other instruction

$12,800

 

Student and staff support

$12,394

 

System administration

$37,400

 

School administration

$18,812

 

Transportation and buses

$117,128

 

Facilities maintenance

$75,519

 

All other expenditures

$40,000

 

Total approved for Essential Programs and Services Funding

$525,971

Amherst (total appropriated for Essential Programs and Services Funding)

$329,468

Amherst (total raised for Essential Programs and Services Funding)

$192,815

 

Additional local funds beyond Essential Programs and Services Funding

$232,183

 

School food program (local funds)

$30,000

 

Total budget (Essential Programs and Services Funding, plus local funds)

$793,154

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