Litchfield Budget Committee | Meeting Summary | Dec 9th, 2021

The Litchfield Budget Committee held a meeting at Town Hall on December 9th at 7pm.  Members in attendance were Andrew Cutter (Chair), John David Son (Vice Chair), Keri Douglas, William Hayes, Derek Barka, Kate Stevens, Christina Harrison (School Board Representative), and Robert Leary (Selectmen Representative). Scott Taylor was absent for this meeting. Also in attendance were School Superintendent Michael Jette and School Business Administrator Cory Izbicki.

Public Input

There was no public input at this meeting.

School Warrant Article Review

The Budget Committee asked additional school budget questions and reviewed the School Board’s proposed warrant article. Details may be found in the meeting minutes here: https://litchfieldnh.gov/budget-committee-meeting-minutes/

The committee discussed the long-standing agreement between the School Board and the Budget Committee to return all funds not spent specifically from the special services budget to the tax payers. Once input from the School Board and legal counsel is obtained the committee will vote on whether to solidify that agreement in writing.

Residents are encouraged to attend Budget Committee meetings in person at Town Hall unless otherwise stated.  Public input is also invited before meetings via email to Chair Andrew Cutter at acutter@litchfieldnh.gov.  Emails must include the commenter’s first and last name and address. 

As a reminder, Budget Committee responses to posts on social media are limited.  Past meetings can be viewed on the LitchfieldTV Youtube channel.

Litchfield Budget Committee | Meeting Summary | Dec 2, 2021

The Litchfield Budget Committee held a meeting at Town Hall on December 2nd at 7pm.  Members in attendance were Andrew Cutter (Chair), John David Son (Vice Chair), Keri Douglas, William Hayes, Derek Barka, Scott Taylor, Kate Stevens, Christina Harrison (School Board Representative), and Robert Leary (Selectmen Representative). Also in attendance were School Superintendent Michael Jette and School Business Administrator Cory Izbicki.

Public Input

There was no public input at this meeting.

The following school budgets were voted on at this meeting:

  • Campbell High School
  • Litchfield Middle School
  • Griffin Memorial School
  • Curriculum
  • Technology
  • Special Services
  • Food Service
  • Facilities
  • Business Services
  • Transportation
  • SAU
  • School Board
  • Human Services
  • Salaries and Benefits
  • Food Service Salaries and Benefits

Overall the Budget Committee made $14, 257 in reductions to the school budget. Top level voting on the school budget will continue on Dec. 9th.

Residents are encouraged to attend Budget Committee meetings in person at Town Hall unless otherwise stated.  Public input is also invited before meetings via email to Chair Andrew Cutter at acutter@litchfieldnh.gov.  Emails must include the commenter’s first and last name and address. 

As a reminder, Budget Committee responses to posts on social media are limited.  Past meetings can be viewed on the LitchfieldTV Youtube channel.

Litchfield Budget Committee | Meeting Summary | Nov 18, 2021

The Litchfield Budget Committee held a meeting at Town Hall on November 18th at 7pm.  Members in attendance were Andrew Cutter (Chair), John David Son (Vice Chair), Keri Douglas, William Hayes, Derek Barka, Scott Taylor, Kate Stevens, Christina Harrison (School Board Representative), and Robert Leary (Selectmen Representative). Also in attendance were School Superintendent Michael Jette and School Business Administrator Cory Izbicki.

Public Input

There was no public input at this meeting.

School Budget Review

Superintendent Michael Jette and Business Administrator Cory Izbicki presented the School Board’s recommended budget for 2022-2023. The budget is organized by sections including Campbell High School, Litchfield Middle School, Griffin Memorial School, Curriculum, Technology, Special Services, Food Services, Facilities, Business Services, Transportation, School Administrative Unit, School Board, Human Resources, and Salary and Benefits. The Budget Committee took the opportunity to ask numerous questions. Details may be found in the meeting minutes here: https://litchfieldnh.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/BUDGET20211118.pdf

Residents are encouraged to attend Budget Committee meetings in person at Town Hall unless otherwise stated.  Public input is also invited before meetings via email to Chair Andrew Cutter at acutter@litchfieldnh.gov.  Emails must include the commenter’s first and last name and address. 

As a reminder, Budget Committee responses to posts on social media are limited.  Past meetings can be viewed on the LitchfieldTV Youtube channel.

Litchfield Budget Committee | Meeting Summary | Oct 21, 2021

The Litchfield Budget Committee held a meeting at Town Hall on October 21st at 7pm.  Members in attendance were Andrew Cutter (Chair), John David Son (Vice Chair), Keri Douglas, William Hayes, Derek Barka, Scott Taylor, Kate Stevens, Christina Harrison (School Board Representative), and Robert Leary (Selectmen Representative). Also in attendance were Town Administrator Troy Brown, Finance Manager Karen White, Captain Thomas Scotti.

Public Input

There was no public input at this meeting.

The following department budgets were voted on at this meeting:

  • 4130.10 – Board of Selectmen
  • 4130.30 – Town Meeting
  • 4140.10 – Town Clerk
  • 4150.10 – Accounting
  • 4150.20 – Information Technology
  • 4150.40 – Tax Collection
  • 4152.10 – Revaluation of Property
  • 4153.10 – Legal Expenses
  • 4155 – Personnel Administration
  • 4191.10 – Planning Board
  • 4191.30 – Zoning Board
  • 4194.10 – General Government Building
  • 4195 – Cemeteries
  • 4196.90 – Other Insurance
  • 4197.10 – Advertising & Regional Associations
  • 4210.10 – Police – Administration
  • 4210.50 – Police – Support
  • 4125.10 – Ambulance
  • 4220.10 – Fire
  • 4220.90 – Hydrants
  • 4241.20 – Code Enforcement
  • 4290.10 – Emergency Management
  • 4311.10 – Road Agent
  • 4312.10- Road Maintenance
  • 4316.30 -Street Lighting
  • 4321.10 – Sanitation Administration
  • 4411.10 – Health Department
  • 4411.20 – Mosquito
  • 4414.10 – Animal Control
  • 4415 – Health Agencies
  • 4445.20 – Welfare Vendor Payments
  • 4520.10 – Parks and Recreation
  • 4550 – Library
  • 4583.10 – Patriotic Purposes
  • 4611.20 – Conservation Commission
  • 4723.10 – Debt Services

Overall the Budget Committee made $16,448 in reductions to the budget. The committee will review the Town Budget again in December.

Residents are encouraged to attend Budget Committee meetings in person at Town Hall unless otherwise stated.  Public input is also invited before meetings via email to Chair Andrew Cutter at acutter@litchfieldnh.gov.  Emails must include the commenter’s first and last name and address. 

As a reminder, Budget Committee responses to posts on social media are limited.  Past meetings can be viewed on the LitchfieldTV Youtube channel.