Budget Committee | Meeting Summary | 10/22/20

Budget Committee | Meeting Summary | 10/22/20

The Litchfield Budget Committee met tonight (10/22/20) and all members were in attendance.

Mr. Cutter shared correspondence which included budget report from the town, questions from various committee members on line items in the budget, IT Manager contract, and updates with the library. 

October 1st minutes and October 8th minutes were approved as amended. 

Town Business Updates Included:

-The following accounts were voted on by committee members for   

-Town Meeting 4130.30
-Town Clerk 4140.10
-Accounting 4150.10
-Sanitation 4321.10
-Road Agent 4311.10
-Road Maintenance 4321.10
-Street Lighting 4316.30
-Accounting 4150.10
-Revaluation of Property 4152.10
-Town Meeting 4130.30
-Legal 4153.10
-Planning 4191.10
-Zoning Board 4191.30
-Cemeteries 4195.10
-Advertising Regional Associations 4197.10
-Vendor Payments 4445.20
-Patriotic 4583.10
-Conservation 4611.20
-Debt 4723.10
-Parks and Rec 4520.10
-Library 4550.20
-Info Tech 4150.20  

Member Input / New Business:

– Mrs. Fordey was appointed by the committee to serve on the School District Facility Planning committee as the budget committee representative. 

The next Budget Committee meeting is scheduled for October 29 at 7:00pm, which continues the budget review and voting process.  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. 

Public Notice | Processing absentee ballots received before Oct 31, 2020

Public Notice | Processing absentee ballots received before Oct 31, 2020

Town of Litchfield, New Hampshire
PUBLIC NOTICE

Public notice is hereby given pursuant to the Laws of 2020, Chapter 14 that at 09:00 AM on October 31, 2020, at Litchfield Town Hall, ​2 Liberty Way, Litchfield, NH 03052, ​the Moderator of the Town of Litchfield, New Hampshire shall partially process absentee ballots received prior to October 31, 2020 for the November 3, 2020 New Hampshire State General election. Members of the public or political parties wishing to observe this partial processing are invited to attend.

Authorized by Frank A. Byron, Town Moderator

Budget Committee | Meeting Summary | 10/8/20

The Litchfield Budget Committee met tonight (10/8/20) and all members were in attendance, with the exception of Mr. Hodgkins.

Mr. Cutter shared correspondence which included zoning and planning board notices, MS4 reports, edits to minutes, questions for the town budget, and school district reports. 

September 24th minutes (as amended) were approved, and the October 1st minutes were deferred.  

Town Business Updates Included:

-The following accounts were presented by Mr. Brown and the department heads and discussion took place on various line items in those accounts with questions from members of the committee. 

            -Parks and Recreation – 4520.10
            -Library – 4550.20
            -Information Technology – 4150.20
            -Mosquito District – 4411.20
            -Health Agencies – 4415.10
            -Insurance – 4196.90
            -General Government Facilities – 4194.10

 -Chairman Cutter reviewed the remaining schedule for October, including items to review next week, and the schedule to vote on October 22nd and October 29th.

Member Input / New Business:

-Mrs. Fordey asked a question regarding school enrollment numbers that appear to calculating incorrectly on the spreadsheet presented.  Mrs. Harrison agreed to share and review with school leadership. 

-Mrs. Douglas asked a question regarding salary lines in the school budget line and what appears to be an overspend.  Mrs. Harrison confirmed this was a manual entry error and would be resolved.

-Mr. Leary shared updates from the BOS and warrant articles, including the recommendation to withdraw 6 due to budget concerns.

The next Budget Committee meeting is scheduled for October 15 at 6:30pm, which continues the budget review process.  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. 

Public Notice | Transfer Station Not Accepting Brush

Public Notice | Transfer Station Not Accepting Brush

Transfer Station Not Accepting Brush 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TO THE RESIDENTS OF LITCHFIELD, NH
Litchfield Board of Selectmen – October 2, 2020

Due to fire danger caused by severe drought and Governor Chris Sununu’s proclamation banning open brush pile fires on public and private lands, the Litchfield Transfer Station will no longer accept brush effective Saturday, October 3, 2020 until further notice. 

Contact Information: David Mellen, Dmellen@litchfieldnh.gov or 424-6900. Please visit the Town website at  www.litchfieldnh.gov for news and updates.