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Budget, town engineer likely hot topics in Hooksett
Shankle said a town engineer would save contractors money while also providing an on-staff resource for municipal projects.
“We tried really hard to cut down the warrant so it doesn’t take people all day in the voting booth,” Shankle told the Union Leader. “We put the police cruisers and fire department and public works equipment in the budget instead of separate warrant articles for each item. The articles that are still on warrant pertain to things that are required to be there, such as leases and capital reserve requests.”
In addition, the Hooksett Police Union, which sought a multi-year deal, settled with selectmen on a one-year contract extension which represents a 2-percent increase over the current pact. In financial terms, the agreement means a 3-cent increase per $1,000 assessed valuation, or $7.50 per on a $250,000 home.
Voters have a final say on all articles at Town Elections on Tuesday, May 13, from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. at David R. Cawley Middle School.
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