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 PositionThree (3) Year Term
Selectmen1 PositionTwo (2) Year Term
Budget Committee2 PositionsThree (3) Year Term
Budget Committee1 PositionTwo (2) Year Term
Cemetery Trustee1 PositionThree (3) Year Term
Library Trustee 1 Positions Three (3) Year Term
Town Moderator1 PositionThree (3) Year Term
Trustees of Trust Fund1 PositionThree (3) Year Term
School Board2 PositionsThree (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
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.
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.
– 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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)
Full Time Employment Opportunity | Building Inspector
Town of Litchfield, NH Full Time Employment Opportunity Building Inspector
The Town of Litchfield is seeking applicants for a full-time Building Inspector. This position is responsible for conducting plan reviews, building inspections, zoning enforcement and other health and safety matters. The ideal candidate will be knowledgeable in residential and commercial plan review and construction, installation of electrical and mechanical systems and enforcement of local zoning ordinances, regulations and other enforcement matters. Candidates must possess strong interpersonal and communication skills, have at least five (5) years experience in building trades or inspection services and be familiar with municipal zoning concepts or possess any equivalent combination of education and experience which demonstrates possession of required knowledge, skills and abilities. ICC Certifications required to be obtained within a specified timeframe. The Town offers competitive benefits and salary based upon qualifications and experience. Position is subject to background investigation and reference checks. This is a non-exempt hourly weekday position with occasional evening and weekend hours as necessary.
All interested candidates shall email a PDF file containing a cover letter, resume and three professional references to Tbrown@litchfieldnh.gov by no later than Friday, January 15, 2021 at 4pm. Thereafter, the position will remain open until filled. Questions may be directed to Troy Brown, Town Administrator at Tbrown@litchfieldnh.gov