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Effingham, Freedom and Tamworth notes


SELECTMEN ROUNDUP


November 23, 2011
REGION — Tamworth selectmen are trying to clear the town-owned property tax list by auctioning off six parcels. Sealed bids are being accepted through Dec. 15 at 4 p.m.

The properties, taken for non-payment of property taxes, range in size from .15 to 1.06 acres and assessed value of $5,300 to $55,500. Bid packets can be found at the town office or on the town's Web site at www.tamworthnh.org. Two of the properties have mobile homes on them while the other properties are vacant.

In other news from the Tamworth Town Office, selectmen agreed to hire two part-timers for the highway department, Shaun Bross and Joe Dickinson.

Tamworth Police Chief Dan Poirier reported that his department now has a Facebook page online that can be found by going to www.facebook.com and searching Tamworth Police Department.

Selectman Will Farnum brought forward a concern that was voiced to him about firefighters smoking cigarettes while on the scene of an emergency. Fire Ward Dana Littlefield said the issue will be addressed at an upcoming fire wards meeting.

A catered holiday luncheon will be held for all Town of Tamworth employees Dec. 12 at noon at the town office building.

Voting in Tamworth will be moving from the KA Brett Elementary School back to the Town House beginning with the January 2012 primary election.

Freedom

Over in Freedom, construction of the town's new public safety building continues on schedule with the opening expected to happen in January.

In other public safety related news, selectmen will hold a public hearing Nov. 28 at 7:30 p.m. to discuss the purchase of a new tanker truck for the town's fire department.

Effingham

The constantly rising cost of providing health insurance to town employees has elected officials concerned and Selectman Susan Slack said at a recent meeting here that "several neighboring towns are looking into forming a cooperative in an effort to reduce health insurance costs. Effingham has already expressed an interest in participating."

Selectmen have received an estimate for the design of a new town Web site and will be soliciting other estimates. After some discussion, they decided there is still value in having a technology development committee and they hope interested folks will volunteer to serve on the committee.

Martin Lord Osman
Tiffany Eddy
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