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Ossipee warrant articles headed for committee review


Funding requests for road and infrastructure repairs included


February 04, 2010
OSSIPEE — With the board of selectmen's review of the town warrant completed, the town's budget committee is scheduled to scrutinize the funding requests next Wednesday, Feb. 10 at 6 p.m. at town hall.

The funded articles proposed for the 2010 Town Warrant, to be decided upon at the March 10 town meeting, included requests for:

$300,000 to repair and improve town roads;

$20,000 for equipment, repairs and improvements to the town recreation department and or facilities;

$30,000 to the Highway Department Equipment Capital Reserve Fund (to replace two pieces of equipment, a loader and a backhoe);

$20,000 to the Highway Department Building Capital Reserve Fund;

$30,000 to establish an expendable trust fund under the provisions of RSA 21:19-a, to be known as the Bridge Replacement and or Repair for the purpose of future bridge replacement and repairs with the Board of Selectmen to act as agents to expend from the trust;

$63,270 to pay the Ossipee Water System's bond payment for one year;

$50,000 to establish an expendable trust fund under the provisions of RSA 21:19-a, to be known as the One Moultonville Property Expendable Trust for the purpose of improvements to the land and building located at One Moultonville Road with the Board of Selectmen to act as agents to expend from the trust;

$3,500 to be placed in the Capital Reserve Fund previously established, for the purpose of purchasing fire apparatus for Forest Fire Warden's Department and to designate the Board of Selectmen as agents to expend.

$6,500 for the local Main Street Program.

$69,890 for the reconstruction of Chapel Road Bridge

$10,000 for the purpose of replenishing the already established Benefit Pay Capital Reserve Account.

$148,376 for the purchase of a new Town Truck.

$78,000 to be added to the already established Capital Reserve Account for the purpose of a complete revaluation of the Town in the year 2010.

$5,000 to be placed in the expendable trust fund (Species

Control Fund) created three years ago for the purpose of preventing and treating milfoil in Ossipee Lake.

$32,301 to purchase a police cruiser and equipment.

$1,700 for the purpose of authorizing the expenditure of a grant already received from the New Hampshire State Conservation Committee for the Town Beach on Duncan Lake Erosion Control Project. No money will be raised by taxation.

$500 for the purpose of authorizing the expenditure of an anticipated grant received from the Green Mountain Conservation Group for the Town Beach on Duncan Lake Erosion Control Project. No money will be raised by taxation. If the grant is not awarded, the money will not be raised.

$32,000 for the purpose of authorizing the expenditure of an anticipated grant received from the State of New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services- Division of Children, Youth & Families Incentive Fund Grant. This funding is for teen programming. No money will be raised by taxation. If the grant is not awarded the money will not be raised.

$10,100 for the purpose of replacing the posts and other items necessary on the elevated walkways on the hiking trail system at Constitution Park. The said sum would be coming from an anticipated grant from the New Hampshire Recreational Trails Grant. No money to be raised by taxation.

$25,000 for portable skateboard park equipment, said sum to come from the Tony Hawk Foundation grant. No money will be raised through taxation.

To see if the Town will vote to declare South Shore Road an emergency way in order to repair the road. Article # To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $2,700 to purchase new computers for the Town Clerk/Tax Collector's Office. The balance of the purchase will come from the Town Clerk/Tax Collector's Computer Expendable Trust Fund.

$6,016 for signage for five different locations entering Ossipee;

$42,000 for the purpose of Town Building improvements i.e. Shingle Hall roof, seal cupola, repair siding, carpet three offices, alarm One Moultonville Road.

$5,500 for upgrading of the computer systems throughout the departments and the installation of tax map program;

$3,000 for the purpose of doing an archeology study; and, lastly, $20,000 for the purpose of purchasing and installing a new gate at the Big Dan Hole Dam.

An advisory petitioned warrant article asks voters to approve the following resolution to be forwarded to our State Representative (s) our State Senator, the Speaker of the House, and the Senate President. Resolved: The citizens of New Hampshire should be allowed to vote on an amendment to the New Hampshire Constitution that defines "marriage."

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