CIP Committee | 6/1/2020 Meeting Agenda

CIP Committee | 6/1/2020 Meeting Agenda

REMOTE MEETING NOTICE / AGENDA
Litchfield Capital Improvement Planning Committee
Monday, June 1, 2020 @ 6:00 PM 

In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Capital Improvement Committee will conduct a remote meeting pursuant to Governor Sununu’s Emergency Order #12 related to public meetings. The Town Office will be closed to the public and no more than 3 people will be physically present. The meeting will be broadcast live on Litchfield TV and Youtube channels. In addition, the public can call to listen to the meeting or provide public testimony during a public comment session. Public testimony can also be submitted to the Town Office during business hours or sent by email no later than 2 pm on Monday, June 1, 2020. Please contact Troy Brown, Town Administrator at Tbrown@Litchfieldnh.gov, or 603.424.4046 ext 1250 for questions or more information. If you attempt to access the meeting and are unable to do so please contact Troy Brown, Town Administrator at Tbrown@Litchfieldnh.gov or 603.424.4046 ext 1250.

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Members
Michael Croteau, Chair – Planning Board Representative (voting)
Sean Flynn, V. Chair – Citizen Representative (voting)
Steven Webber – Board of Selectmen Representative (voting)
Brian Bourque – School Board Representative (voting)
Peter Stone – Citizen Representative (voting)
Andrew Cutter – Budget Committee Representative (non-voting)
Troy Brown – Town Administrator (non-voting)
Jay Minkarah – NRPC Director (non-voting)

Budget Committee | Meeting Summary | 5/28/20

Budget Committee | Meeting Summary | 5/28/20

The Litchfield Budget Committee met tonight (5/28/20) and all members were in attendance.

4/23 Minutes (as amended) were accepted by the committee.

Town Business Updates Included:
-Mr. Leary provided an update on Board of Selectmen meeting, which included updates on the A/C at Town Hall, including repair work to be determined and Hazard Pay in the amount of $200k for the town of Litchfield.

School Business Updates Included:
-Mrs. Harrison provided an update from the school board. She provided updates on end of year expenditures, facility and maintenance summer work. No votes have been taken on those items, however discussions have taken place regarding opening of facilities in the fall and potential increased costs including PPE supplies, sanitation items. The board will be putting together a task force after the end of the school year to determine the plan for the fall, including remote, hybrid, and full opening options. The school district is anticipating approximately $75k from the CARES funds, however no decisions have been made as to how those funds will be spent, as guidelines have not been provided.

-A vote was approved 9-0-0 to have the school board provide a monthly line item report to the budget committee which includes detailed expenditures.

-Mr. Hodgins asked about revenue being returned to the tax payers, and Mrs. Harrison said the board is anticipating returning approximately $750k to set the tax rate for next year.

-Mrs. Harrison provided an update on enrollment, and said the board is monitoring Grade 1 and options for next year, should the school need an additional position to support enrollment.

Member Input / New Business:
-The committee reviewed the draft calendar for 2020-2021 year as presented by Mr. Cutter. Highlights included monthly meetings through September 2020, and then weekly budget reviews for the town and school in October and November.  Discussion took place between committee members on days of the week, timing of voting and review sessions. 

-Mr. Son provided an update on the communication / social media plan, that includes utilizing the town website as a means to provide high-level updates to the community.  Currently, the town website is setup to publish to the town social media platforms. 

-Mr. Son provided an update on the recommended bylaw changes pertaining to communication and social media that will be shared with the committee via email and voted on during the June meeting. 

-Mr. Cutter provided an update from the Town Capital Planning Committee that met in May, that included an update on the needs from the police department, including a potential new police station.  Proposals were reviewed and share with the planning committee. 

-Mrs. Fordey provided an update from the School Planning Committee that met on May 27, and updates included collaboration between the school & town, infrastructure funds that are allocated for capital projects from the state, and priorities that included a potential new PreK-5 school building, lighting and HVAC needs at LMS, and CHS stadium field lighting. 

COVID-19 | NH DHHS COVID-19 Update – May 26, 2020

COVID-19 | NH DHHS COVID-19 Update – May 26, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

On Tuesday, May 26, 2020, DHHS announced 34 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 4,231 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in New Hampshire. Several cases are still under investigation. Additional information from ongoing investigations will be incorporated into future COVID-19 updates. Of those with complete information, all cases were adults with 50% being female and 50% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (10), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (6), Merrimack (3), Strafford (2), Belknap (1), and Coos (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (7) and Nashua (4).

One new hospitalized case was identified for a total of 421 (10%) of 4,231 cases. Three of the new cases have no identified risk factors. Community-based transmission continues to occur in the State and has been identified in all counties. Most of the remaining cases have either had travel to domestic or international locations or have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis.

DHHS has also announced four additional deaths related to COVID-19. We offer our sympathies to the families and friends.

  • 3 female residents of Hillsborough County, 60 years of age and older
  • 1 male resident of Hillsborough County, 60 years of age and older

Current Situation in New Hampshire

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New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(data updated May 26, 2020, 9:00 AM)

CountyCases
Belknap56
Carroll46
Cheshire54
Coos5
Grafton69
Hillsborough – Other718
Hillsborough – Manchester1,051
Hillsborough – Nashua380
Merrimack324
Rockingham1,240
Strafford259
Sullivan17
County TBD12
Grand Total4,231
NH Persons with COVID-1914,231
Recovered2,550 (60%)
Deaths Attributed to COVID-19214 (5%)
Total Current COVID-19 Cases1,467
Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19421 (10%)
Current Hospitalizations91
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)264,232
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests210,031
Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL22,439
Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL31,370
Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)4,150
  1. Includes specimens positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.
  2. Includes specimens tested at the NH Public Health Laboratories (PHL), LabCorp, Quest, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, and those sent to CDC prior to NH PHL testing capacity. 
  3. Includes specimens received and awaiting testing at NH PHL. Does not include tests pending at commercial laboratories.

Number of Specimens Tested by Date of Report to NH DHHS

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Tests
Testing Laboratory5/195/205/215/225/235/245/25Daily Average
NH Public Health Laboratories425469738598894561760635
LabCorp507501459256241211175336
Quest Diagnostics7358451,086502495257629650
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center3119415415516519172137
Other NH Hospital Laboratory215102112628026n/a**100
Other Laboratory*412034391693828
Total1,9542,1312,5831,6121,8911,2551,6741,871
Antibody Laboratory Tests
Testing Laboratory5/195/205/215/225/235/245/25Daily Average
LabCorp63594473717034
Quest Diagnostics628535640425435224236446
Other Laboratory*3119127858
Total637581743484479249241488

* Includes out-of-state public health laboratories, out-of-state hospital laboratories, and other commercial laboratories not

already listed in the table.

** Not available at the time of this report.

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NH DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 Archive

For more information, please visit the DHHS COVID-19 webpage at https://www.nh.gov/covid19

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COVID-19 | NH DHHS COVID-19 Update – May 19, 2020

COVID-19 | NH DHHS COVID-19 Update – May 19, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

On Tuesday, May 19, 2020, DHHS announced 69 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 3,721 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in New Hampshire. Additional information from ongoing investigations will be incorporated into future COVID-19 updates. Of those with complete information, there are two individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 64% being female and 35% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (20), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (10), Strafford (4), and Grafton (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (24) and Nashua (8). The county of residence is being determined for two new cases.

Fifteen new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 383 (10%) of 3,721 cases. Six of the new cases have no identified risk factors. Community-based transmission continues to occur in the State and has been identified in all counties. Most of the remaining cases have either had travel to domestic or international locations or have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis.

DHHS has also announced ten additional deaths related to COVID-19. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.

·       5 male residents of Hillsborough County, 60 years of age and older

·       2 female residents of Hillsborough County, 60 years of age and older

·       3 male residents of Rockingham County, 60 years of age and older

Current Situation in New Hampshire

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New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(data updated May 19, 2020, 9:00 AM)

CountyCases
Belknap53
Carroll44
Cheshire49
Coos4
Grafton63
Hillsborough – Other612
Hillsborough – Manchester869
Hillsborough – Nashua339
Merrimack283
Rockingham1138
Strafford240
Sullivan16
County TBD11
Grand Total3721
NH Persons with COVID-1913,721
Recovered1,275 (34%)
Deaths Attributed to COVID-19182 (5%)
Total Current COVID-19 Cases2,264
Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19383 (10%)
Current Hospitalizations105
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)250,888
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests26,617
Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL17,583
Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL3861
Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)3,775
  1. Includes specimens positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.
  2. Includes specimens tested at the NH Public Health Laboratories (PHL), LabCorp, Quest, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, and those sent to CDC prior to NH PHL testing capacity. 
  3. Includes specimens received and awaiting testing at NH PHL. Does not include tests pending at commercial laboratories.

Number of Specimens Tested by Date of Report to NH DHHS

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Tests
Testing Laboratory5/125/135/145/155/165/175/18Daily Average
NH Public Health Laboratories308443344537697970328518
LabCorp131536406933588395318472
Quest Diagnostics9031240674304816501574716
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center979632618526814956168
Other NH Hospital Laboratory177156105134154122n/a**141
Other Laboratory*3435372227191627
Total16502506189221152550215612922023
Antibody Laboratory Tests
Testing Laboratory5/125/135/145/155/165/175/18Daily Average
LabCorp36259764339040
Quest Diagnostics7281348488428712556166632
Other Laboratory*1775182011612
Total7481417552522775606172685

* Includes out-of-state public health laboratories, out-of-state hospital laboratories, and other commercial laboratories not

already listed in the table.

** Not available at the time of this report.

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NH DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 Archive

For more information, please visit the DHHS COVID-19 webpage at https://www.nh.gov/covid19

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COVID-19 | NH DHHS COVID-19 Update – May 14, 2020

COVID-19 | NH DHHS COVID-19 Update – May 14, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

On Thursday, May 14, 2020, DHHS announced 84 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 3,382 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in New Hampshire. Several cases are still under investigation. Additional information from ongoing investigations will be incorporated into future COVID-19 updates. Of those with complete information, there are three individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 57% being female and 43% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (19), Strafford (14), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (9), Merrimack (5), Belknap (2), Carroll (2), and Grafton (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (20) and Nashua (4). The county of residence is being determined for eight new cases.

Four new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 330 (10%) of 3,382 cases. Six of the new cases have no identified risk factors. Community-based transmission continues to occur in the State and has been identified in all counties. Most of the remaining cases have either had travel to domestic or international locations or have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis.

DHHS has also announced one additional death related to COVID-19 in a female resident of Hillsborough County who was 60 years of age and older. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.

Please note that today’s update includes data on antibody tests as well as active COVID-19 tests (PCR tests). Also included is a chart of antibody tests that have been conducted each day. Tomorrow’s update will include separate data sets for antibody tests and PCR tests.

DHHS has issued the COVID-19 Weekly Summary Report for the week of May 11, available at: https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/cdcs/covid19/covid-weekly-report-05112020.pdf.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

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New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(data updated May 14, 2020, 9:00 AM)

CountyCases
Belknap49
Carroll39
Cheshire45
Coos2
Grafton59
Hillsborough – Other542
Hillsborough – Manchester770
Hillsborough – Nashua312
Merrimack261
Rockingham1040
Strafford215
Sullivan14
County TBD34
Grand Total3382
NH Persons with COVID-1913,382
Recovered1,247 (37%)
Deaths Attributed to COVID-19151 (4%)
Total Current COVID-19 Cases1,984
Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19330 (10%)
Current Hospitalizations2115
Persons Tested Negative at Selected Laboratories339,148
Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL14,257
Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL4543
Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)3,425
  1. Includes specimens presumptive-positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.
  2. Number of patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19 as reported by hospitals.
  3. Includes specimens tested at the NH Public Health Laboratories (PHL), LabCorp, Quest, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, and those sent to CDC prior to NH PHL testing capacity.
  4. Includes specimens received and awaiting testing at NH PHL. Does not include tests pending at commercial laboratories.

Number of Specimens Tested by Date of Report to NH DHHS

Testing Laboratory5/75/85/95/105/115/125/13Daily Average
NH Public Health Laboratories471253415263245308443343
LabCorp466224435n/a**660130595418
Quest Diagnostics45246529327465013342527856
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center144142131208319897122
Other NH Hospital Laboratory74109648649181n/a**94
Other Laboratory*434131723424333
Total1650123413698381658209337051792

Note: Includes antibody and PCR tests.

* Includes out-of-state public health laboratories, out-of-state hospital laboratories, and other commercial laboratories not

already listed in the table.

** Not available at the time of this report.

(Includes antibody tests and PCR tests)
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NH DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 Archive

For more information, please visit the DHHS COVID-19 webpage at https://www.nh.gov/covid19

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Press Release | Property Assessment Notice

Press Release | Property Assessment Notice

Press Release
Litchfield Board of Selectmen
Property Assessment Notice

Date: May 13, 2020

The Town of Litchfield contracts property assessment services with Avitar Municipal Services. Avitar employees will be in a marked company vehicle, wearing an identification badge and will be using masks, sanitizers and wipes as necessary. Work has started on the following:

NEW AND IMPROVED CONSTRUCTION 

Avitar has started work on its annual construction data verification of new and improved properties with town approved building permits. Avitar employees will not be conducting interior inspections at this time. They will approach the door and knock/ring a bell and step back. If the door is answered, Avitar employees will advise the property owner of the reason for the visit and discuss property information with the owner.  

FIVE YEAR REVALUATION UPDATE

As part of the five (5) year property revaluation update required by the State of New Hampshire, drive by inspections will be conducted on all properties throughout the town. Avitar will drive by each property and/or stop on the street to collect photographs and other types of physical property data. 
If you have questions or concerns do not hesitate to email the town office at Townhall@litchfieldnh.gov or call the Assessing Department at 603-424-4046 or Police Department at 603-424-4047.

COVID-19 | NH DHHS COVID-19 Update – May 12, 2020

COVID-19 | NH DHHS COVID-19 Update – May 12, 2020

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has issued the following update on the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

On Tuesday, May 12, 2020, DHHS announced 81 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 3,239 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in New Hampshire. Several cases are still under investigation. Additional information from ongoing investigations will be incorporated into future COVID-19 updates. Of those with complete information, there are five individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 47% being female and 53% being male. The new cases reside in Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (28), Rockingham (14), Merrimack (9), Belknap (1), Cheshire (1), and Strafford (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (18) and Nashua (9). 

One new hospitalized case was identified for a total of 319 (10%) of 3,239 cases. Five of the new cases have no identified risk factors. Community-based transmission continues to occur in the State and has been identified in all counties. Most of the remaining cases have either had travel to domestic or international locations or have had close contact with a person with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis.

DHHS has also announced 9 additional deaths related to COVID-19. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.

·       3 female residents of Hillsborough County, 60 years of age and older

·       3 male residents of Hillsborough County, 60 years of age and older

·       1 female resident of Rockingham County, 60 years of age and older

·       1 male resident of Rockingham County, 60 years of age and older

·       1 male resident of Merrimack County, 60 years of age and older

Current Situation in New Hampshire

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New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(data updated May 12, 2020, 9:00 AM)

CountyCases
Belknap47
Carroll37
Cheshire44
Coos2
Grafton57
Hillsborough – Other518
Hillsborough – Manchester732
Hillsborough – Nashua301
Merrimack252
Rockingham1010
Strafford199
Sullivan14
County TBD26
Grand Total3239
NH Persons with COVID-1913,239
Recovered1,234 (38%)
Deaths Attributed to COVID-19142 (4%)
Total Current COVID-19 Cases1,863
Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19319 (10%)
Current Hospitalizations2121
Persons Tested Negative at Selected Laboratories333,977
Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL12,969
Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL451
Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)3,325
  1. Includes specimens presumptive-positive at any laboratory and those confirmed by CDC confirmatory testing.
  2. Number of patients currently hospitalized with COVID-19 as reported by hospitals.
  3. Includes specimens tested at the NH Public Health Laboratories (PHL), LabCorp, Quest, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, and those sent to CDC prior to NH PHL testing capacity.
  4. Includes specimens received and awaiting testing at NH PHL. Does not include tests pending at commercial laboratories.

Number of Specimens Tested by Date of Report to NH DHHS

Testing Laboratory5/55/65/75/85/95/105/11Daily Average
NH Public Health Laboratories279419471253415263245335
LabCorp558423466224435n/a**660461
Quest Diagnostics228567452465293274650418
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center2214214414213120831117
Other NH Hospital Laboratory122111741096486n/a**94
Other Laboratory*312643413172329
Total1240168816501234136983816091375

* Includes out-of-state public health laboratories, out-of-state hospital laboratories, and other commercial laboratories not

already listed in the table.

** Not available at the time of this report.

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NH DHHS Daily Update on COVID-19 Archive

For more information, please visit the DHHS COVID-19 webpage at https://www.nh.gov/covid19

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Litchfield Board of Selectmen | Meeting Agenda – May 11, 2020

Litchfield Board of Selectmen | Meeting Agenda – May 11, 2020

REMOTE MEETING NOTICE
TOWN OF LITCHFIELD BOARD OF SELECTMEN
Monday, May 11, 2020 at 6:30pm

In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Board of Selectmen will conduct a remote meeting pursuant to Governor Sununu’s Emergency Order #12 related to public meetings. The Town Office will be closed to the public and only 3 people will be physically present. The meeting will be broadcast live on Litchfield TV and Youtube channels. In addition, the public can call to listen to the meeting or provide public testimony during a public comment session. Public testimony can also be submitted to the Town Office during business hours or sent by email no later than 2 pm on Monday, May 11, 2020. Please contact Troy Brown, Town Administrator at Tbrown@Litchfieldnh.gov, or 603.424.4046 ext 1250 for questions or more information. If you attempt to access the meeting and are unable to do so please contact Troy Brown, Town Administrator at Tbrown@Litchfieldnh.gov or 603.424.4046 ext 1250.

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