New Hampshire the Beautiful awarded the Town of Litchfield $5,000 towards the purchase of a skid steer. After trade-in and grant reduction the $35,389 skid steer cost $18,389.00. 100% of funding appropriated from the Recycling Revolving Fund.
Due to increased disposal cost of certain items at the Transfer / Recycling Facility and some general Town Clerk updates; The Town Administrator recommended amending the Town Fee Schedule. A Public Hearing will be held Monday, April 8, 2019 at 6pm for citizen input.
NH Department of Health and Human Services is hosting Southern NH PFAS Community Health Fair Wednesday, April 3, 2019 from 5pm to 8pm at Merrimack High School Cafetorium. The purpose is for the general public to meet with health officials and community partners to discuss concerns about the potential health effects of PFAS.
Stonyfield 5k / Millennium Running will be hosting a 5k road race on Sunday, April 20th at 10am. Race will start and end at the West Road Soccer Fields in Londonderry. Runners will travel down Hillcrest Road, Rookery and Tanager. Residents will be notified by the event organizers and Litchfield and Londonderry Police Officers will assist with traffic details.
Notes and Upcoming Meetings
PFAS Community Health Fair – April 3rd at Merrimack High School 5 to 8pm
The BC met last night @ 7PM and the following actions were taken and points discussed:
Welcome to members. Mrs. Douglas was nominated as chair in a 6-1-2 vote. Mr. Cutter was nominated as vice chair in a 7-0-2 vote
During Public Input, an inquiry was made on the failed teacher contract and better understanding why previous no vote BC members made that decision and what would help sway their votes to yes
Town Update as presented by Selectman Leary and Selectman Lemire
Unanticipated water and fuel costs at new FD for the first part of this year
Temporary heating in place at Talent Hall. New heating system being planned for summer installation
New Police Officer was hired
The BOS has not had discussion regarding the future state of the current FD
School Update as presented by Representative Meyers
ALICE Training has been completed
Homeland Security review and plans underway for new entrance at LMS
Election Results were reviewed by the BC
The budget calendar was presented by the Chair. The Committee to finalize the anticipated review/voting dates at next meeting
The BC bylaws were reviewed by the committee. Annual acceptance of the bylaws is scheduled for the next meeting
The BC discussed social media posts and process. Mr. Cutter was selected to post BC updates through the LitchfieldNH FB page and then share it with the What’s Up FB page. Commentary is welcome on all posts, however, specific questions to the BC will be addressed at our next scheduled meeting. Anyone is also welcome to send inquires to the BC at BudComm@litchfieldnh.gov. (As the process to post on the LitchfieldNH page needs to be ironed out, this post will be directly made to the Whats Up page)
Mr. Cutter presented an overview of town related budget vs actual expenses from 2004 through present. The committee will review and Mr. Cutter will share a school overview at the next scheduled meeting
The next BC meeting will be on April 18, 2019
As shared by Andrew Cutter via Facebook on 3/29/2019.
TOWN OF LITCHFIELD PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE ESTABLISHMENT AND AMENDMENT OF TOWN FEES
The Litchfield Board of Selectmen will hold a public hearing on Monday, April 8, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at the Town Office Conference Room for the purpose of updating the town fee schedule effective May 1, 2019 as follows:
Additional information may be obtained www.litchfieldnh.gov or by contacting the Selectmen’s Office at 603.424.4046 ext. 1250.
The town received notification from a resident that we were using “Litchfield Fire Rescue”; that is a registered business name with the Secretary of State. This notification was delivered to the Town Administrator, Police Department, and the new construction general contractor. Additionally, he indicated that the town should be prepared to remove the name from the new fire station; and is also on the existing fire station.
The “Litchfield Fire Rescue” has been used by department since 1994 and is currently on the existing fire station located on Charles Bancroft Highway; so the town has engaged Secretary of State via our legal counsel to rectify the issue.
Thomas Scotti – Full-Time Probationary Police Officer Appointment
Chief O’Brion recommended Thomas Scotti as a full-time probationary police officer. The Board of Selectmen approved the appointment and refreshments were served with department personnel, family and friends.
Public Hearing – Operation of Keno Games
A public hearing was conducted as requested at the deliberative session. No public comment was received. The next public hearing in accordance with New Hampshire State law will be conducted at the next Board of Selectmen’s meeting on Monday, February 25, 2019, at 6 pm. Public Hearing Presentation
Fire Department Grant Approval
The Board of Selectmen authorized the Fire Department to submit a request for a surplus military vehicle to be used equipped as a forestry truck. The departments 43 year old forestry tuck will be returned to the State of New Hampshire.
Fire Impact Fees Encumbrance
Selectman Brunelle / Schaeffer moved to encumber $17,655.84 from the Fire Impact Fees for the expenses of the construction of the new fire station building. This includes, but is not limited to general construction, furniture, infrastructure, and technology. Vote:( 4-0-0 ) The motion carried.
Purchase Order Approval – Door Control Access Town Office / Police Station
Selectman Schaeffer / Selectman Bourque moved to approve the purchase of the $25,495.50 to install a Door Access Control System within the Police Station and Town Office. Also, wave Section 3(c) of the Purchasing Policy. Vote: ( 3-0-1 ) The motion carried. Selectman John Brunelle abstained.
Notes and Upcoming Meetings:
Next Regular Meeting February 25, 2019
Keno Games Public Hearing February 25, 2019 at 6pm
Pat Jewett Volunteer Appreciation Award – March 11, 2019 at 7pm
Town and School District Elections – March 12, 2019 7am to 7pm @ CHS