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Barnstead voters will get their say at Town Meeting Saturday


by Tim Croes
Staff Writer - The Baysider
March 13, 2012
BARNSTEAD — A total of 34 warrant articles will be addressed during the Barnstead Town Meeting on Saturday, March 17, at 9.am. at the Barnstead Elementary School gymnasium.

The election of officials will be reviewed, along with Article 2, which proposed two amendments by the Barnstead Planning Board that change the number of alternates on the ZBA and redefine variances.

Additional questions of Warrant Article 2 will also be reviewed, which were proposed by the planning board to require obtaining necessary permits for temporary trailer hookups from the building inspector's office.

One last question raised in Warrant Article 2 will also be reviewed, which added a definition of "Commercial Towers" to the table of uses.

Warrant Article 3 is to hear reports of agents, auditors, committees or officers chosen and to pass any vote relating to.

Warrant Article 4 is a special warrant article to see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate $100,000 to repave the roadways in Barnstead as proposed by the road agent. (Recommended by the selectmen, not recommended by the budget committee)

Warrant Article 5 is to see if the will vote to raise and appropriate $51,076 for the purpose of hiring a town administrator. The sum includes a salary of 32 weeks and includes all benefits and costs associated with the position. (Recommended by the selectmen, not recommended by the budget committee)

Warrant Article 6 is to see if the town will vote to authorize the board of selectmen to enter a three-year contract with the Belknap County Sheriff's Department for the purpose of providing police services for the town of Barnstead and raise and appropriate $243,145 for six months of police services for the 2012 year, starting on July 1. The contract contains an escape clause. (Recommended by the selectmen, not recommended by the budget committee)

Warrant Article 7 is a special warrant article to see if the town will vote to authorize the selectmen to enter into a lease agreement for the purpose of leasing to own three fully equipped police vehicles and to raise and appropriate $30,000 for the first year's payment. This is a three-year lease and it contains an escape clause. (Recommended by the selectmen, not recommended by the budget committee)

Warrant Article 8 is a special warrant article to see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate of up to $6,400 for the purpose of purchasing new bulletproof vests for the police department. (Recommended by the selectmen and by the budget committee)

Warrant Article 9 is a special warrant article to see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate $30,000 for the purpose of purchasing IMC Police Software Modules for the police department. (Recommended by the selectmen, not recommended by the budget committee)

Warrant Article 10 is to see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate $15,200 to contract prosecutorial services for the remainder of the year 2012 (9.5 months at the rate of $1,600 a month) (Recommended by the selectmen and by the budget committee)

Warrant Article 11 is to see if the town will vote the provision of RSA 31:95-c to restrict 100 percent of the revenues from the ambulance billing to expenditures for the purpose of financing the purchases of the fire rescue vehicles. (Recommended by the selectmen, not recommended by the budget committee)

Warrant Article 12 is a special warrant article to see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate $355,000 to purchase a fire tanker for the fire rescue department. Assistance to the Fire Fighters Grant will provide $225,417, and $67,000 will come from the Fire Rescue Expendable Trust, with the remaining $62,583 to come from taxation. (Recommended by the selectmen and by the budget committee)

Warrant Article 13 is a special warrant article to see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate $30,000 for the purpose of purchasing a command vehicle for the fire rescue department. (Recommended by the selectmen and by the budget committee)

Warrant Article 14 is a special warrant article to see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate $9,217 for the purpose of fixing the well at the Parade Fire Station. (Recommended by the selectmen and by the budget committee)

Warrant Article 15 is a special warrant article to see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate $59,081 for the second year's payment of the three-year lease agreement for the fully equipped ambulance for the fire rescue department. (Recommended by the selectmen and by the budget committee)

Warrant Article 16 is a special warrant article to see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate $61,989 for the second year's payment of the three-year lease agreement for the fully equipped six-wheel dump truck for the highway department. (Recommended by the selectmen and by the budget committee)

Warrant Article 17 is to see if the town will vote authorize the establishment of a public recreation and parks commission pursuant to RSA 35:B to consist of five citizens of the town of Barnstead, appointed by the board of selectmen and who shall serve without pay. The person initially appointed shall serve staggered terms, and their successors shall be appointed under the same appointing procedure for three years. (Recommended by the selectmen)

Warrant Article 18 is a special warrant article to see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate $17,692 for the purpose of creating the position of a part-time Parks and Recreation Department Coordinator, who would report to the board of selectmen. (Recommended by the selectmen, and not recommended by the budget committee)

Warrant Article 19 is to see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate $5,000 to be placed in the previously established Parks and Recreation Building Capital Reserve. (Recommended by the selectmen and by the budget committee)

Warrant Article 20 is a special warrant article to see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate up to $215,000 for the purpose of carrying out the Mitigation Projects as approved by Homeland Security and Emergency Management for Brindle Pond Road, Hazel Clark Road and Depot Street. The federal and state share (75 percent) is $161,250, and town's share (25 percent) is $53,750. (Not recommended by the selectmen and by the budget committee)

Warrant Article 21 is a special warrant article to see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate $10,000 for the creation and placement of a "Welcome to Barnstead" sign at the intersection of Route 28 and Route 126 on an existing foundation. (Recommended by the selectmen and not recommended by the budget committee)

Warrant Article 22 is a special warrant article to see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate $10,000 to be placed in the Bridge Construction Capital Reserve Fund. (Recommended by the selectmen and by the budget committee)

Warrant Article 23 is a special warrant article to see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate $40,000 to be placed in the Highway Department Heavy Equipment Capital Reserve Fund. (Recommended by the selectmen and by the budget committee)

Warrant Article 24 is a special warrant article to see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate $5,000 to be placed in the Historical Society Building Capital Reserve. (Recommended by the selectmen and by the budget committee)

Warrant Article 25 is a special warrant article to see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate $50,000 to be placed in the Fire Rescue Expendable Trust Fund. (Recommended by the selectmen and by the budget committee)

Warrant Article 26 is a special warrant article to see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate $15,000 to be placed in the Town Hall Computer Support Expendable Trust Fund. (Recommended by the selectmen and by the budget committee)

Warrant Article 27 is a special warrant article to see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate $15,000 to be placed in the Emergency Preparedness Expendable Trust Fund. (Recommended by the selectmen and by the budget committee)

Warrant Article 28 is a special warrant article to see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate $5,000 to be placed in the Milfoil Treatment Expendable Trust Fund. (Recommended by the selectmen and by the budget committee)

Warrant Article 29 is a special warrant article to see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate $3,000 to be placed in the Library Computer Support Expendable Trust Fund. (Recommended by the selectmen and by the budget committee)

Warrant Article 30 is to see if the town will vote to authorize the selectmen as allowed by RSA 80:80 to convey the property at tax Map 22 Lot 126, to Peter Margaret Witham. Witham has paid all back taxes, interest, costs and expenses owed to the town in maintaining the property. (Recommended by the selectmen)

Warrant Article 32 is to see if the town will vote to authorize the selectmen as allowed by RSA 80:80 to convey the property at tax Map 040 Lot 308, to Theodore J. and Jody L. Batte Jr., to be merged with their property at Map 040 Lot 309. The Battes have paid all taxes, interest, costs and expenses owed to the town in maintaining the property. (Recommended by the selectmen)

Warrant Article 32 is to see if the town will vote to authorize the selectmen as allowed by RSA 80:80 to convey the property at tax Map 036 Lot 356A, to Kenneth W. and Pamela J. Plante, to be merged with their property at Map 036 Lot 355A. The Plantes have paid all taxes, interest, costs and expenses owed to the town in maintaining the property. (Recommended by the selectmen)

Warrant Article 33 is to see if the municipality will vote to raise and appropriate the budget committee's recommended sum of $2,279,753 for the general municipal operations. The selectmen recommend $3,444,729. This article doesn't include appropriations by special warrant articles and other appropriations voted separately.

Warrant Article 34 is to transact any other business that may legally come before the meeting.

Tim Croes can be reached at tcroes@salmonpress.com or 569-3126

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