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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Call to Order / Pledge of Allegiance

Public Input 

Business

  1. Meeting Minutes
  2. School Department CIP Request
  3. Other

Public Input 

Other

Next Meeting Date and Time 

Adjournment 

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)

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.

Open Position | Appointed Road Agent

Open Position | Appointed Road Agent

Job Notice
APPOINTED ROAD AGENT
Town of Litchfield, NH

The Town of Litchfield, NH is seeking to appoint a Road Agent. This is an appointed position pursuant to RSA 231:62 for a three year term.   It is responsible for preparing and managing the $800,0000 highway budget, supervising two full-time highway and seasonal employees and managing all municipal roads, service contracts, sidewalks, bridges, stormwater system and highway equipment and facilities. The preferred applicant will have a bachelor’s degree related to the occupational field, possess five years of supervisory and management experience, experience in road construction, facility maintenance,  vehicle and equipment maintenance and annual operating budget development and management or any equivalent combination of education and experience that demonstrates possession of required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Residence shall be within a reasonable response time of no more than 30 minutes to the Town of Litchfield. The Road Agent receives an annual stipend in the amount of $1,000 and is not eligible for town benefits. Full job description can be found at www.litchfieldnh.gov. Please send resume, cover letter and references no later than noon on Friday, May 15, 2020 to tbrown@litchfieldnh.gov or mail to the Board of Selectmen, 2 Liberty Way, Litchfield, NH 03052.

JOB DESCRIPTION
Board of Selectmen approved April 27, 2020

JOB TITLE:
Road Agent 

SALARY RANGE: 
$1,000 Annual Stipend 

JOB SUMMARY: 
The Road Agent is responsible for supervising, directing, and managing all administrative and technical aspects of the Litchfield Highway Department.  The Road Agent is accountable for the effective delivery of public services to the Town of Litchfield and proper maintenance of the Town’s public infrastructure. The Road Agent is to plan, coordinate, implement and document effective and responsible training for all members of the Highway Department. The Road Agent is responsible for the completion and submission of such reports as may be required by a proper authority, and in maintaining the Department’s relationships with citizens and public officials. The Road Agent must be able to communicate effectively orally and in writing, and be able to work effectively with the Board of Selectmen, Town Administrator, other Department Heads, subordinates and the general public. Road Agent is an appointed management position and shall not be required to assist and actively participate in the physical operations of the Department.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: 
Reports directly to the Board of Selectmen while working under the general supervision of the Town Administrator. Performs duties with a great degree of independence, exercising judgment and excellent interpersonal communication skills in working with the public and Town staff. 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: 
Road Agent supervisors all Highway Department, seasonal employees and outside contractors hired to supplement the staff and perform specialized services. Responsible for employee recruitment, training, evaluation and discipline; subject to review and approval by the Board of Selectmen. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 
The following is illustrative of duties that may be performed. This list is not intended as a complete compilation of duties, but is an example of the types of duties to be performed.

Establishes Department goals, objectives, policies, regulations, and procedures based upon the needs of the Town of Litchfield and the Department; consults with the Board of Selectmen on all major policy changes; continually evaluates the effectiveness and responsiveness of the Department and develops and integrates new techniques and programs to improve the effectiveness of the Department. 

Coordinates and supervises both summer and winter maintenance of the streets and highways in accordance with goals set forth by the Board of Selectmen consistent with funding allocated in the approved budget. 

Completes annual performance reviews for all Highway employees.

Maintains good working relationships with other Town officials, State and Federal authorities, civic leaders, and the public. 

Prepares, presents, and administers the Department’s budget, under the direction of the Board of Selectmen and Town Administrator. 

Maintains records and documentation of projects, equipment maintenance and budget expenditures. Oversees departmental expenditures and analyzes operational costs. 

Responsible for managing the stormwater system in accordance with the EPA MS-4 Regulations.

Assists other Town departments, boards, committees and commissions in accomplishing their mission and objectives when appropriate. 

Oversees Department’s safety and operational training program ensuring that all training activities are consistent with Departmental goals and objectives and in accordance with State statutes and administrative law. 

Maintains facilities and equipment per industry standards and specifications at a level consistent with funding allocated in the approved budget while ensuring its reliability and readiness. 

Reviews applications and issues driveway permits on Town maintained roadways and conducts field inspections of construction sites and newly approved subdivisions to ensure conformance with Department regulations and specifications. Advise the Planning Board, Board of Adjustment, and other boards and/or commissions on matters related to the department. 

Mandatory attendance at meetings and public hearings as requested by the Town Administrator and Board of Selectmen. 

Performs other related duties as required by the Board of Selectmen. 

PHYSICAL/ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS: 
This is primarily an administrative position requiring sitting, standing, lifting, stretching and the dexterity to operate standard office equipment. Some physical effort involving frequent standing and/or walking and occasional strenuous positions. Some outside work due to inspections and site investigations may be disagreeable due to variable climatic conditions, emotional stress, and exposure to hazards associated with road construction, highway maintenance and other physical labor. The Road Agent is expected to work appropriate hours to effectively perform the duties and responsibilities outlined in this job description. Included in these expectations is attendance at meetings and public hearings as requested by the Town Administrator and Board of Selectmen. 

SPECIFIC TRAINING, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND/OR ABILITIES: 
Thorough knowledge and understanding of the principles and practices of modern public works administration and methods, including year-round highway maintenance. Extensive knowledge of the standards by which the quality of public works services is evaluated. A thorough knowledge with experience in construction procedures and the Best Management Practices. Knowledge of budgetary practices and procedures. Ability to plan, organize, and direct the work of subordinates performing various departmental activities. Ability to develop proper training and instructional procedures. Ability to maintain effective working relationships with other Town officials, State and Federal authorities, civic leaders, and the public. Ability to prepare and present effectively, oral and written material relating to the activities of the department. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: 
Five (5) years of successful year-round highway maintenance experience with five (5) years progressively responsible experience in public works or highway maintenance; with a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Business Administration, or related field; OR any equivalent combination of education and experience that demonstrates possession of these required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Considerable knowledge of light and heavy equipment application, operation, and maintenance. Considerable knowledge of building and grounds maintenance and repair procedures. Proven experience in highway winter and summer maintenance. Proven skills in personnel management including team building, delegation, communication, employee discipline, and problem solving. Firm understanding of budget preparation and fiscal management. High customer orientation and positive public interaction. Experienced with computers and computer literate. Available 24 hours a day for emergencies or provide adequate contingencies in their absence. Residence must be within a reasonable response time of no more than 30 minutes to the Town of Litchfield.

COVID-19 | NH DHHS COVID-19 Update – April 25, 2020

COVID-19 | NH DHHS COVID-19 Update – April 25, 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 Saturday, April 25, 2020, DHHS announced 69 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 1,787 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 two individuals under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 55% being female and 45% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (26), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (10), Merrimack (8), Strafford (3), Belknap (1), and Cheshire (1), counties, and in the cities of Manchester (12) and Nashua (5). The county of residence is being determined for three new cases.  

Fourteen new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 238 (13%) of 1, 787 cases. Nine of the new cases have no identified risk factors. Community-based transmission continues to increase in the State and has been identified in all counties with cases. 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 seven additional deaths related to COVID-19. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.

·       Three female residents of Strafford County, all 60 years of age or older

·       One male resident of Strafford County who was 60 years of age or older

·       Two female residents of Hillsborough County, both 60 years of age or older

·       One male resident of Hillsborough County who was 60 years of age or older

Current Situation in New Hampshire

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CountyCases
Belknap31
Carroll30
Cheshire36
Coos2
Grafton47
Hillsborough – Other244
Hillsborough – Manchester377
Hillsborough – Nashua159
Merrimack123
Rockingham593
Strafford129
Sullivan10
County TBD6
Grand Total1787

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(data updated April 25, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-1911,787
Recovered777 (43%)
Deaths Attributed to COVID-1960 (3%)
Total Current COVID-19 Cases950
Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19238 (13%)
Current Hospitalizations295
Persons Tested Negative at Selected Laboratories316,964
Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL8,228
Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL4550
Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)2,250
  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.

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 – April 24, 2020

COVID-19 | NH DHHS COVID-19 Update – April 24, 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 Friday, April 24, 2020, DHHS announced 53 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 1,720 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 are adults with 52% being female and 48% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (15), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (9), Strafford (3), Merrimack (2), Belknap (2), Grafton (1), and Sullivan (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (15) and Nashua (5).

Six new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 224 (13%) of 1,720 cases. Five of the new cases have no identified risk factors. Community-based transmission continues to increase in the State and has been identified in all counties with cases. 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 two additional deaths related to COVID-19. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.

·       One male resident of Strafford County, who was 60 years of age or older

·       One male resident of Rockingham County, who was 60 years of age or older

Current Situation in New Hampshire

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CountyCases
Belknap30
Carroll30
Cheshire35
Coos2
Grafton47
Hillsborough – Other234
Hillsborough – Manchester365
Hillsborough – Nashua154
Merrimack115
Rockingham568
Strafford126
Sullivan11
County TBD3
Grand Total1720

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report
(data updated April 24, 2020, 9:00 AM)

NH Persons with COVID-1911,720
Recovered578 (34%)
Deaths Attributed to COVID-1953 (3%)
Total Current COVID-19 Cases1,089
Persons Who Have Been Hospitalized for COVID-19224 (13%)
Current Hospitalizations289
Persons Tested Negative at Selected Laboratories316,007
Persons with Specimens Submitted to NH PHL7,854
Persons with Test Pending at NH PHL4398
Persons Being Monitored in NH (approximate point in time)2,250
  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.

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 – April 27, 2020

REMOTE MEETING NOTICE
TOWN OF LITCHFIELD BOARD OF SELECTMEN
Monday, April 27, 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 2pm on Monday, April 27, 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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COVID-19 | NH DHHS COVID-19 Update – April 17, 2020

COVID-19 | NH DHHS COVID-19 Update – April 17, 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 Friday, April 17, 2020, DHHS announced 78 new positive test results for COVID-19. There have now been 1,287 cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in New Hampshire. Several cases are still under investigation.
Of those with complete information, there are 10 females and 5 males under the age of 18 and the rest are adults with 48% being female and 52% being male. The new cases reside in Rockingham (18), Strafford (8), Hillsborough County other than Manchester and Nashua (6), Merrimack (3), Carroll (2), Belknap (1), Cheshire (1), and Sullivan (1) counties, and in the cities of Manchester (31) and Nashua (6). The county of residence is being determined for one new case as well as one previously announced case. Any additional information from ongoing investigations will be incorporated into future COVID-19 updates.

Three new hospitalized cases were identified for a total of 190 (15%) of 1,287 cases. Nine of the new cases have no identified risk factors. Community-based transmission continues to increase in the State and has been identified in all counties with cases. 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 three additional deaths related to COVID-19. We offer our sympathies to the family and friends.

• Two male residents of Rockingham County, 60 years of age or older • One male resident of Hillsborough County, 60 years of age or older

Two of the deaths involved long-term care facilities. Those facilities are Hanover Hills in Manchester and the Residence at Salem Woods in Salem.

Current Situation in New Hampshire

New Hampshire 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Summary Report (data updated April 17, 2020, 9:00 AM)

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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