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Franconia says no to naming highway after McKay


March 10, 2010
FRANCONIA—With almost no discussion, Franconia voters voted against naming part of the Franconia Notch Parkway after slain Franconia Police Corporal Bruce McKay.

The vote was 93 to 73.

Voters also tabled a proposal to consider moving the Police Department to the town hall and asked that the issue be studied more. Both members of the Police Department and other emergency services said they preferred to keep all of them in one location. Currently they are located just out of town on Route 18.

A request for $40,000 to repair the tower and clock on the former Dow Academy building was tabled, as was the marriage amendment, which was also on many other town warrants.

A proposal to provide tax exemptions for property owners with solar, wood or wind heating systems passed by a narrow margin, 64 to 62. A proposal to study whether a road should be built behind businesses along the Gale River passed 72 to 61.

The Highway Improvement Expendable Trust Fund was increased by $30,000 to a total of $90,000, so that more work could be done on Wallace Hill Road.

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