Budget Committee | Meeting Summary | 1/7/21

Budget Committee | Meeting Summary | 1/7/21

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.   


Reports

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 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 acutter@lithfieldnh.gov.

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)

Join by computer
https://litchfield.my.webex.com/litchfield.my/j.php?MTID=m9f11fe09f3e64b68d1416c56be82c2bf
(ID: 1756598556, password: F6gZZ3pp)

Following the close of the hearings, the Budget Committee will discuss and take action on proposed budgets and warrant articles.

Full Time Employment Opportunity | Building Inspector

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

Litchfield Town Offices Holiday Hours

Litchfield Town Offices Holiday Hours

Town Offices Holiday Hours
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TO LITCHFIELD, NH RESIDENTS 
Litchfield Board of Selectmen – December 23, 2020

Town Office Hours:
Thursday, December 24th – Closed at noon
Friday, December 25th – Closed 
Friday, January 1st – Closed

Recycling & Solid Waste Hours:
Thursday, December 24th – 7am to noon
Friday, December 25th – Closed 
Saturday, December 26th – 7am to 4pm (Everything accepted)
Sunday, December 27th – 8am to noon (Everything accepted)

Police, Fire and Highway Hours:
Always ready to serve!

The Litchfield Board of Selectmen and staff would like to wish everyone a joyous holiday season.

Town Offices Closing at Noon on December 24, 2020

Town Offices Closure
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TO THE RESIDENTS OF LITCHFIELD, NH
December 22, 2020

The Town Offices will be closing at noon on Christmas Eve | December 24th and will not reopen until Monday December 28th.

For more information go to  www.litchfieldnh.gov  or email the town office at  townhall@Litchfieldnh.gov