Home » News » Politics » Town Meetings
Road work, town budget tops Northwood issues
The deliberative session is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. in the auditorium of Coe-Brown Northwood Academy at 907 First N.H. Turnpike.
Article 5 would appropriate $3,303,012 as the town's operating budget. It is $27,547 - or .8 percent - larger than last year's budget of $3,275,465. If defeated in March, a $3,303,352 default budget will be enacted.
.If approved, Article 2 would authorize the town to take out a 10-year bond for $750,000 to pay for road improvements.
Officials plan to take advantage of low interest rates, estimated at 2 percent, and use funds from State Highway Block Grants to make the annual payments.
.Article 4 asks residents to adopt the provisions of RSA 31:95-c which requires all revenues from the State Highway Block Grant to be placed in a special revenue fund and be used for highway expenditures and related bond payments. If Article 2 fails, this article becomes null.
.In other considerations, Article 3 would allow the town to enter into a $227,572 lease-to-own agreement to buy and equip a new ambulance, which would replace the fire department's 2007 vehicle. It would also draw $48,617 from the Fire/Rescue Vehicle Replacement Special Revenue Fund for the first of five years of payments.
.Articles 9 and 10 would change the positions of town treasurer and highway (road) agent from an elected role to an appointed position. As a result, the town would be able to establish standards for performance for financial operation or maintaining the roads of the community.
.Article 20 petitions residents to appropriate $15,681.12 to change deputy town clerk/tax collector to a full-time position.
READER COMMENTS: 0
- Danville police chief's challenger says department in dire shape - 0
- Cruiser video systems await Barnstead voters' OK - 0
- Inter-Lakes school voters pass articles, add custodian - 0
- Dunbarton voters to decide on $2.17M budget - 0
- Eliminating budget group focus of deliberative session - 0
- Hanover voters approve school renovations - 0
- Incumbent selectmen challenged in Pelham - 0
- Hudson voters to decide fate of five union contracts - 0
- Hooksett School Board candidate drops out - 0
READER COMMENTS: 0
- NHIAA Boys' Basketball: Merrimack survives scare - 0
- NHIAA Tournament Roundup: Central breaks away from Exeter - 0
- College Hockey: Dartmouth drops tournament opener - 0
- FEMA OKs $8m for repairs in Lincoln, Lebanon - 0
- Official says Manchester lost out on $1.5m for cell tower court has now ordered built - 5
- John Habib's City Sports: Derryfield's 'Mouse' made his mark - 1
- Rondo leads Celtics past Nets - 0
- Hats off to O'Neill, Monarchs - 0
- NHIAA Boys' Basketball: Maughn, Memorial top Londonderry - 0
Obamacare's new trick: Only temporary relief