TOWN WARRANT

TOWN of LEMPSTER

STATE of NEW HAMPSHIRE

2009

 

To the voters of the Town of Lempster, in the County of Sullivan, in said State qualified to vote in Town affairs.

 

You are hereby notified to meet at the Goshen-Lempster school in said Lempster on Tuesday, the 10th day of March, 2009 at two thirty (2:30 P.M.) in the afternoon to open the polls for the voting of candidates, and at seven o’clock (7:00 P.M.) in the evening for the discussion of the articles of the warrant.

 

ARTICLE 1: To choose all necessary Town Officers for the year ensuing.

 

ARTICLE 2: To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Three Million, Eighty-Six Thousand, Three Hundred Dollars ($3,086,300.00) (Gross Budget) for the construction and original equipping of a municipal building at 929 US Route 10 for the Town Emergency Services and Town Offices, and to authorize the issuance of not more than $3,086,300.00 of bonds and notes in accordance with the provisions of the Municipal Finance Act (RSA Chapter 33) and to authorize the Selectmen to issue and negotiate such bonds or notes and to determine the rate of interest thereon.  The Selectmen recommend this appropriation.  (2/3 ballot vote required).

 

ARTICLE 3: To receive all reports and act thereon.

 

ARTICLE 4: To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Nine Hundred Nine Thousand Nine Hundred Sixty Nine Dollars ($909,969.00) for the purpose of General Town Operations. The Selectmen recommend this appropriation. (Majority vote required)

Executive                                                              $122,905.00

Election and Registration                                            4,720.00

Financial Administration                                2,000.00

Legal Expenses                                                                2,500.00

Employee Benefits                                                          123,990.00

Planning Board                                                                 16,842.00

General Government Buildings                 15,000.00

Appraisal of Property                                                     26,044.00

Conservation Commission                                         1,600.00

Cemeteries                                                                         6,000.00

Insurance Property & Liability-all Depts               20,000.00

Contingency                                                                       5,000.00

Police Budget                                                                    61,600.00

Health Officer Supplies                                                 250.00

Ambulance Service                                                        3,500.00

Fire Department                                                               42,600.00

Rescue Squad                                                                  16,115.00

Building Inspection 1,900.00

Emergency Management/Forest Fire                   2,400.00

Highway Department                                      290,000.00

Street Lights                                                                       650.00

Solid Waste                                                                        85,000.00

Health Agencies                                                               3,400.00

Sullivan Hospice                                                               250.00

Southwest Community Services                             900.00

West Central Services                                                 1,100.00

Community Alliance                                                       1,000.00

Newport Food Pantry                                                     1,000.00

Direct Assistance                                                            5,500.00

Sullivan Nutrition                                                               400.00

Parks and Recreation                                                   1,000.00

Library                                                                                    13,970.00

Patriotic Purposes                                                          500.00

Interest/Tax Anticipation Notes 2,000.00

Digital Parcel Mapping                                                  23,333.00

CPA                                                                                        5,000.00

 

ARTICLE 5: Shall we adopt the provisions of RSA 40:13 (known as SB2) to allow official ballot voting on all issues before the Town of Lempster on the second Tuesday of April? Submitted by petition by Kevin Onnela and others. (3/5 ballot vote required)

 

ARTICLE 6: To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00) to be added to the Forest Fire Truck Capital Reserve Fund (CIP 005) previously established. The Selectmen recommend this appropriation. (Majority vote required)

 

ARTICLE 7: To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Seven Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($7,500.00) to be added to the Fire Pumper Capital Reserve (CIP 008) previously established. The Selectmen recommend this appropriation. (Majority vote required)

 

ARTICLE 8: To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000.00) to be added to the Rescue Truck Capital Reserve Fund (CIP 011) previously established. The Selectmen recommend this appropriation. (Majority vote required)

 

ARTICLE 9: To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Three Thousand Dollars ($3,000.00) to be added to the Town Building Repair Expendable Trust Fund (CIP 012) previously established. The Selectmen recommend this appropriation. (Majority vote required)

 

ARTICLE 10: To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Twenty Thousand Dollars ($20,000.00) to be added to the Municipal Buildings Complex Capital Reserve Fund (CIP 010) previously established. The Selectmen recommend this appropriation. (Majority vote required)

 

ARTICLE 11: To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Twenty Five Thousand Dollars ($25,000.00) to be added to the Town Hall/Meetinghouse Restoration Capital Reserve Fund (CIP 030) previously established. The Selectmen recommend this appropriation. (Majority vote required)

 

ARTICLE 12: To see if the Town will vote to appoint the Selectmen as agents to expend from the Town Hall/Meetinghouse Restoration Capital Reserve Fund (CIP 030). (Majority vote required)

 

ARTICLE 13: To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00) to be added to the Town Office Information Technology System Capital Reserve Fund (CIP 037) previously established. The Selectmen recommend this appropriation. (Majority vote required)

 

ARTICLE 14: To see if the Town will vote to discontinue the Police Cruiser Capital Reserve Fund (CIP 002) created in 2007. Said funds, with accumulated interest to date of withdrawal, are to be transferred to the town’s general fund. (Majority vote required).

 

ARTICLE 15: To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00) to be added to the Highway Roller and Trailer Capital Reserve Fund (CIP 031) previously established. The Selectmen recommend this appropriation. (Majority vote required)

 

ARTICLE 16: To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00) to be added to the Town Bridge Repair and Reconstruction Expendable Trust Fund (CIP 018) previously established. The Selectmen recommend this appropriation. (Majority vote required)

 

ARTICLE 17: To see if the Town will vote to appoint the Selectmen as agents to expend from the Town Bridge Repair and Reconstruction Expendable Trust Fund (CIP 018). (Majority vote required)

 

ARTICLE 18: To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000.00) to be added to the Highway Grader Capital Reserve Fund (CIP 029) previously established. The Selectmen recommend this appropriation. (Majority vote required)

 

ARTICLE 19: To see if the Town will vote to establish a Plow Truck Capital Reserve Fund (CIP 032) under the provisions of RSA 35:1 for the purpose of purchasing a plow truck for the highway department and to raise and appropriate Twenty Five Thousand Dollars ($25,000.00) to be placed in this fund. The Selectmen recommend this appropriation. (Majority vote required)

 

ARTICLE 20: To see if the Town will vote to appoint the Selectmen as agents to expend from the Plow Truck Capital Reserve Fund (CIP 032). (Majority vote required)

 

ARTICLE 21: To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Eighty Seven Thousand Sixty Two Dollars ($87,062.00) for improvements and the resurfacing of Grandview Road. This amount will be combined with Thirty Thousand Nine Hundred Thirty Eight Dollars ($30,938.00) encumbered from last year’s appropriation to complete the project. (Majority vote required)

 

ARTICLE 22: To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Sixty Thousand Dollars ($60,000.00) for the improvements of approximately one mile of Long Pond Road previously paved of which Thirty Thousand Dollars ($30,000.00) will come from State Highway Block Grant money and the balance of Thirty Thousand Dollars ($30,000.00) to be raised from taxation. (Majority vote required)

 

ARTICLE 23: To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00) to be added to the Transfer Station Capital Reserve Fund (CIP 021) previously established. The Selectmen recommend this appropriation. (Majority vote required)

 

ARTICLE 24: To see if the Town will vote to change the purpose of the existing Transfer Station Capital Reserve Fund (CIP 021) to Transfer Station Equipment Capital Reserve Fund for the purpose of acquiring or repairing Transfer Station equipment. (2/3 vote required)

 

ARTICLE 25: To see if the Town will vote to appoint the Selectmen as agents to expend from the Transfer Station Equipment Capital Reserve Fund (CIP 021). (Majority vote required)

 

ARTICLE 26: To see if the Town will vote to appoint the Selectmen as agents to expend from the Transfer Station Capital Reserve Fund (CIP 021) established in 1989. (Majority vote required)

 

ARTICLE 27: To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00) to be added to the Landfill Closure Capital Reserve Fund (CIP 022) previously established. The Selectmen recommend this appropriation. (Majority vote required)

 

ARTICLE 28: To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00) to be added to the New Cemetery Capital Reserve Fund (CIP 023) previously established. The Selectmen recommend this appropriation. (Majority vote required)

 

ARTICLE 29: To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Two Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($2,500.00) to be added to the Cemetery Fence Capital Reserve Fund (CIP 024) previously established. The Selectmen recommend this appropriation. (Majority vote required)

 

ARTICLE 30: To see if the town will vote to adopt the provisions of RSA 36-A:4-a, I(b) to authorize the conservation commission to expend funds for contributions to ‘qualified organizations’ for the purchase of property interests, or facilitating transactions related thereto, where the property interest is to be held by the qualified organization and the town will retain no interest in the property.

 

ARTICLE 31: To see if the Town will vote to adopt the provisions of RSA 36-A:4a,I(A) to authorize the conservation commission to expend funds to purchase interests in land outside the boundaries of our municipality, subject to the approval of the local governing body.

 

ARTICLE 32: To see if the Town will vote to establish a Natural Resources Inventory Capital Reserve Fund (CIP 039) under the provisions of RSA 35:1 for the purpose of the Conservation Commission inventorying the Natural Resources in Lempster and to raise and appropriate Three Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($3,500.00) to be placed in this fund.  The Selectmen recommend this appropriation. (Majority vote required)

 

 ARTICLE 33: To see if the Town will vote to appoint the Conservation Commission as agents to expend from the Natural Resources Inventory Capital Reserve Fund (CIP 039).

 

ARTICLE 34: To see if the Town will vote to discontinue the General Cemetery Maintenance Trust Fund established in 2008. Said funds, with accumulated interest to date of withdrawal, are to be transferred to the town’s general fund. (Majority vote required).

 

ARTICLE 35: To see if the Town will vote to change the number of Library Trustees from six (6) to five (5), to agree with the State Library Regulations. (Majority vote required)

 

ARTICLE 36: To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of One Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($1,500.00) to assist in the printing of The Lempster Owl. (Majority vote required)

 

ARTICLE 37: To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00) to support Old Home Day events. (Majority vote required)

 

ARTICLE 38: To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to allow one percent (1%) discount on property taxes paid in full within ten (10) days of the issue.

 

ARTICLE 39: To transact any other business that may legally come before this Town Meeting.

 

 

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Mary Grenier, Chair

 

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Everett Thurber

 

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Edward Sauer

 

Lempster Board of Selectmen