Johnson voters came together Tuesday to approve the funding of an economic development coordinator, establish an arboretum fund and rebuke the local university regarding recent decisions regarding its library and athletics.

Residents of the town passed its $3.3 million budget by voice vote but got into it when it came to dedicating $50,000 toward an economic development professional.

Johnson: Town Meeting Day 2023

Johnson Selectboard members Eben Patch, left, and Duncan Hastings confer on Town Meeting Day.

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