Job Posting | Deputy Town Clerk / Tax Collector

Job Posting | Deputy Town Clerk / Tax Collector

TOWN OF LITCHFIELD 
DEPUTY TOWN CLERK/TAX COLLECTOR
JOB NOTICE

The Litchfield Town Clerk/Tax Collector’s office is accepting applications for the position of Deputy Town Clerk/ Tax Collector.   The responsibilities include: providing citizens with accurate and vital information, as well as an accurate accounting of revenues collected. The position requires an understanding of applicable state laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to a town clerk/tax collector. Specific duties required in assisting the Town Clerk/Tax Collector:

  • Maintaining town records and other documents in need of safekeeping or of historical value.
  • Preparing and handling absentee ballots and accepting voter registration applications
  • Accepting and applying payments for licenses, taxes, decals, registration of motor vehicle and vital records
  • Preparing daily financial reports and deposits
  • Working closely and professionally with the public
  • Use of standard office equipment
  • Excellent organizational skills and detail oriented
  • Ability to work confidently and independently
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions

Applicant shall be a resident of the Town of Litchfield, NH. A High School Diploma or equivalent is the minimum qualification, however, an ideal candidate would have a familiarity with MAAP, NHVRIN, Election Net, Avitar Clerk, and Tax Collect. As a full-time position, it is eligible for health, dental, short-term disability and participation in NH Retirement System. The position works 40 hours per week including one evening. Hourly wage is $20.20 to $25.55 depending on experience and qualifications. Resumes will be accepted until July 17, 2020 at 12:00 P.M. Please submit a cover letter, resume and three references in a single PDF document to Tbriand@litchfieldnh.gov or mail to Town of Litchfield, Attn: Town Clerk/Tax Collector, 2 Liberty Way, Litchfield, NH 03052.

Budget Committee | Meeting Summary | 6/25/20

Budget Committee | Meeting Summary | 6/25/20

The Litchfield Budget Committee met tonight (6/25/20) and all members were in attendance.

Mr. Cutter shared correspondence which includes school board reports, minutes from May, town budget updates, and budget committee calendar for 20-21. 

5/28 Minutes (as amended) were accepted by the committee.

Town Business Updates Included:

-Mr. Leary shared updates from the town, which included assessments for the town.  A representative from Avitar Associates will attend the next selectmen meeting.  Town Hall is slowly opening this month. 

-Ms. Fordey shared questions that were raised regarding the town weekly budget expenditures.  Those questions were around funds for ballots that were low, which will be offset by state funds.  Also, a new line item was created for Covid-19, which is used to track expenses for Covid-19 and expect 100% reimbursement for items in this account. 

School Business Updates Included:

-Ms. Harrison provided updates from the School Board, which included the re-opening task force that begins meeting next month to determine opening for the fall.  Surveys will be going out to parents, students, and staff to continue to collect feedback.  An estimate of $734,00 is to be refunded to the town. 

-Ms. Harrison also provided an update of the year-end expenditures which included approximately $363,000 in expenses for projects that includes LMS Canopy, CHS Mobile Bleachers, GMS Chromebook Expansion at 3rd Grade, and a new locker room floor at LMS. 

-Mr. Son asked a question around CARES funds from the federal government and how those funds can support end of year expenses for remote learning.  Ms. Harrison said the school board is still awaiting guidance on how those funds can be spent, but they will be receiving $75,000. 

Member Input / New Business:

-Mr. Cutter shared the newest version of the BC Meeting Calendar for 2020-2021 and asked for member feedback and input.  The calendar as presented was agreed upon by the committee.

-Mr. Son asked a question around providing support during town meetings, especially if we have to continue in a virtual environment.  He suggested we ensure we have the tools and infrastructure to allow citizens to join remotely for discussions and provide input as we move through the budget process. 

-Mr. Cutter shared updates on the By-Laws adoption, which was presented at the last budget committee meeting. A vote took place to approve new bylaws around social media and communication and passed 7-1-0. 

-Mr. Cutter shard updates from the Capital Improvement Planning Committee, which included potential land acquisition, replacement of fire pumper truck and fire engine, and a potential new police station.  All of these items would have to be presented to the board of selectmen for review prior to review of the budget committee.  Next month will include discussions around a new school, the police station, and additional department and committee updates.

The next Budget Committee meeting is scheduled for Thursday, August 27th at 7pm.  A formal agenda will be provided as soon as it is finalized.

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

COVID-19 | NH DHHS COVID-19 Update – June 4, 2020

COVID-19 | NH DHHS COVID-19 Update – June 4, 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, June 4, 2020, DHHS announced 81 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 4,876 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 56% being female and 44% being male. The new cases reside in Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (18), Rockingham (10), Merrimack (6), Strafford (4), and Belknap (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (20) and Nashua (20). The county of residence is being determined for two new cases.  

Four new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 472 (10%) of 4,876 cases. Ten 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 8 additional deaths related to COVID-19. We offer our sympathies to family and friends.

  • 4 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 Merrimack County, 60 years of age and older

Current Situation in New Hampshire

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(data updated June 4, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-1914,876
Recovered3,187 (65%)
Deaths Attributed to COVID-19273 (6%)
Total Current COVID-19 Cases1,416
Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19472 (10%)
Current Hospitalizations86
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)279,765
Total Persons Tested at Selected Laboratories, Antibody Laboratory Tests212,944
Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL27,122
Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL31,350
Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)4,025
  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 Laboratory5/285/295/305/316/16/26/3Daily Average
NH Public Health Laboratories665273571626488204579487
LabCorp38515146683195121831319
Quest Diagnostics736353688630481617926633
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center18823840348711068273252
Other NH Hospital Laboratory261213294226115n/a**125
Other Laboratory*3945273027392733
Total2,2741,0812,1871,9501,5271,1642,6361,831
Antibody Laboratory Tests
Testing Laboratory5/285/295/305/316/16/26/3Daily Average
LabCorp58304017133426
Quest Diagnostics302225279174190330274253
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center13132241241613
Other Laboratory*6282913118614
Total379296370208203365330307

* 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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