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Little discussion as Londonderry approves warrant articles

LONDONDERRY - Fewer than 100 people showed up for Friday night's Londonderry school deliberative session, where all of this year's warrant articles were approved for the March ballot with little discussion.

Article 2, a $4 million bond for district-wide repairs and renovations, would have a 2 cent per $1,000 tax impact if passed.

Facilities Director Chuck Zappala said he's hoping the article passes with voters next month, noting that several of the district's schools are in dire need of roof repairs, among other things.
A similar item failed by a narrow margin at the polls last March.

Should that happen again this year, district officials would be left with no choice but to put off the larger projects on the list for another year, using money from a $500,000 maintenance fund to address some of the smaller projects.
Article 3, the $66,240,583 district's proposed operating budget, would have a $12.66 per $1,000 tax impact if passed.

Superintendent Nathan Greenberg said that number represents a 0.27 percent increase over the current budget.
Article 4, a $56,570 contract with the district's custodians, would have a 2 cent per $1,000 tax impact if passed.

Article 5, an $110,309 contract with the district's support staff, would have at 3 cent per $1,000 tax impact if passed.
Voting on all budget items will take place March 11 inside the Londonderry High School gymnasium.

- April GuilmentSunday News

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