NEWINGTON — Voters elected school and town officials Tuesday night and approved seven proposed zoning amendments.

The remainder of the warrant articles will be voted on at the annual town meeting, which will be held on Saturday, March 16, at 10:30 a.m. at the Town Hall.

There were only three contested races for town election. For a one-year Planning Board term, Russell Cooke defeated Robert P. Raymond, 146 to 70. For a three-year Planning Board term, Ben Johnson, 166 votes and Erika Mantz, 174 votes took the seats over challenger James Weiner, with 140 votes. Weiner was the incumbent and Mantz had been appointed to fill the remainder of a term.

Three candidates sought two open seats as Library Trustees, both being three-year terms. Two incumbents, Catherine Hazelton, 220 votes and David Turbide, 121 votes, defeated challenger John S. Chamberlain, 111 votes.

Mark Joyce was elected to the school board, running uncontested.

The zoning articles were not considered controversial. Town Administrator Martha Roy said they were mostly housekeeping articles dealing with items such as definitions for storage facilities, small wind energy systems and waterfront caretaker positions.

On Saturday, at town meeting, voters will be asked to approve an operating budget of $7,893,453. Roy said the amount represents a slight increase over last year’s budget. The article does not include any money appropriated through warrant articles-

There are three petitioned warrant articles. One asks that all “core” town boards and committees schedule their meetings after 6 p.m., to allow residents better access to the meetings. The article recognizes that some matters are timelier and require daytime meetings.

“The selectmen have been holding their meetings after 6 p.m.,” said Roy. “We are trying to work with the boards.”

A second petitioned article asks that the selectmen post all meetings in a timely manner both on the town website and at public posting locations.

The third petitioned article is asking for a less restrictive policy for people walking dogs on town properties and rights-of-way. Roy said dogs are welcome at Fox Point, a hundred acre plus reserve. She said they have not been allowed on school property and the residents who submitted the petition want to be able bring their dogs to the school and ballfield when school is not in session.

Article 9 asks voters to approve $1 million for the completion of the Paul Brook PS force main replacement phase II project. Roy said the article concerns a new sewer line replacement project and requires a two-thirds vote to pass.

“The project is funded by the rate payers,” said Roy.

The same goes for Article 10, which asks for $30,000 for the development of a wastewater asset management plan. Roy said the project will be funded by sewer users, and that is primarily in the industrial zones.

There are requests to add money into capital reserve funds, for emergency services, for a major road work fund, and town recreation.

The fire department is seeking $80,144.46 for two defibrillators, with the first payment of $28,194 requiring approval. They are also asking for $185,195 for 24 self-contained breathing apparatus unit, with the first-year payment being $20,000.