The Select Board on Friday provided a measure of taxpayer relief

WATERFORD — The Select Board on Friday provided a measure of taxpayer relief. By unanimous vote, the board zeroed out a warning article to place $69,000 in the special reserve fund for a fire truck purchase. It would have carried a property tax impact of $200 per $100,000 of valuation. The move will ease the taxpayer burden at a time when inflation has strained household budgets, according to board members and town officials. “We have a lot of older people in this town that really couldn’t take this hit,” said Assistant Town Treasurer Marcel Lapierre, who attended the vote. The warning article was zeroed out with the blessing of newly appointed Waterford Fire Chief Collin Fucci, who was not in attendance.