Litchfield Open Elected Positions, filing period ends on January 29, 2021 at 5pm

Litchfield Open Elected Positions, filing period ends on January 29, 2021 at 5pm

Notice of Open Elected Positions in the Town of Litchfield for the Town Election on Tuesday, March 9, 2021. Filing period begins on January 20, 2021 and ends on January 29, 2021 at 5pm.

Selectmen  1 Position Three (3) Year Term

Selectmen 1 Position Two (2) Year Term

Budget Committee 2 Positions Three (3) Year Term

Budget Committee 1 Position Two (2) Year Term

Cemetery Trustee 1 Position Three (3) Year Term

Library Trustee 1 Positions Three (3) Year Term

Town Moderator 1 Position Three (3) Year Term

Trustees of Trust Fund 1 Position Three (3) Year Term

School Board 2 Positions Three (3) Year Term

Litchfield registered voters can sign up to run for any position at the Town Clerk’s Office during regular business hours and until 5pm on the last day of filing. For additional information call 603-424-4045

PSA | COVID-19 Vaccine Phase for age 65 and older

PSA | COVID-19 Vaccine Phase for age 65 and older

Thursday afternoon, the Governor announced plans to move to the next phase of COVID-19 vaccinations, opening up the shots to everyone age 65 or older.

The Governor said that beginning Jan 22, anyone age 65 or older can visit the website vaccines.nh.gov and register to get vaccinated. Those vaccinations are scheduled to start Jan 26, and the phase is expected to last into March.

Those who don’t have access to a computer or internet can call 211 or talk to their doctor about scheduling an appointment.

Anyone with questions can also call 211 or visit nh.gov/Covid19.

Budget Committee | Meeting Summary | 1/7/21

Budget Committee | Meeting Summary | 1/7/21

The Litchfield Budget Committee met tonight (1/7/21) and all members were in attendance.

Mr. Cutter shared correspondence which included updated school district budgets, library correspondence, weekly town budget reports, draft minutes, draft budget hearing PowerPoint, and budget hearing planning session agenda and format.

December 10th and 17th meetings were approved by the committee.   


Reports

Mrs. Varick from the town library asked for an additional $7,905 to the town library budget, specifically for costs associated with heating oil and health benefits, bring the total library budget to $305,453.  The committee voted to add the additional funds back to the budget. 

-Request from Zoning board to restore $700 to the budget.  There was no motion to add the dollars.

-Town Bottom Line Voting – $7,203,793.  The committee voted to approve the bottom line budget as presented.

-Town Warrant Article Voting:
            -Article #3 – Police Contract – recommended 8-1-0
            -Article #4 – Town Clerk – not recommended 4-5-0
            -Article #5 – Health Services – recommended 8-1-0
            -Article #6 – Road Improvements – recommended 8-1-0
            -Article #7 – Plow Truck Purchase – recommended 7-2-0
            -Article #8 – Property Revaluation – recommended 8-1-0
            -Article #9 – Health and Dental Care – not recommended 4-5-0
            -Article #10 – Fire Station Bond – recommended 9-0-0

-School Bottom Line Voting – $23,715,016.  The committee voted to approve the bottom line budget as presented.  

-School Warrant Article Voting:
            -Article #1 – School Budget – recommended 8-1-0
            -Article #2 – Tech Integrator – not recommended 4-5-0
            -Article #3 – Tech Integrator – not recommended 4-5-0
            -Article #4 – Capital Improvement – recommended 7-2-0

-Budget Hearing Preparation – Chairman Cutter explained the process for January 14th Budget Hearing, which will be fully remote. 

Member Input / New Business:

– Mr. Taylor asked for the school to provide an update on how much of last year’s budget was returned to the town and how much was encumbered. 

-Dr. Jette spoke about warrant articles 2 and 3 and the school district and board process in having the Tech Integrator positions brought forward via warrant articles. 

The next Budget Committee meeting is the Budget Hearing scheduled for January 14th at 7pm.  This meeting will be virtual, and notices have been made available to the public via local media outlets and the town website. 

As a reminder, Budget Committee responses to posts on social media are not permitted.

Calling for Nominations for the 2021 Pat Jewett Volunteer Appreciation Award

Calling for Nominations for the 2021 Pat Jewett Volunteer Appreciation Award

It is that time of year again! The nomination forms are out! Who is your pick for the 2021 Pat Jewett Volunteer Appreciation Award? Nominations are due by January 29, 2021!

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Public Notice | Budget Hearing for 2021 Town & School Budgets

Public Notice | Budget Hearing for 2021 Town & School Budgets

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
LITCHFIELD BUDGET COMMITTEE 
2021 TOWN & SCHOOL BUDGETS / WARRANT ARTICLES

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Litchfield Budget Committee will hold a virtual public hearing on Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. to receive public input on the proposed 2021 town and school budgets. The hearing will be broadcast live on Litchfield TV and Youtube channels. Public comments can be made via WebEx, by phone or email.

Please contact Troy Brown, Town Administrator at Tbrown@Litchfieldnh.gov, or 603.424.4046 ext 1250 for questions or more information. Litchfield Budget Committee Chairman Andrew Cutter can also be contacted at acutter@lithfieldnh.gov.

If you attempt to access the hearing and are unable to do so send an email to Tbrown@Litchfieldnh.gov or call 603.424.4046 ext 1250. 

Join by phone
(US toll) +1 650-215-5226 (access code: 1756598556)

Join by computer
https://litchfield.my.webex.com/litchfield.my/j.php?MTID=m9f11fe09f3e64b68d1416c56be82c2bf
(ID: 1756598556, password: F6gZZ3pp)

Following the close of the hearings, the Budget Committee will discuss and take action on proposed budgets and warrant articles.