Fire Station Name Issue

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.

Pat Jewett Volunteer Appreciation Day – March 11, 2019

Litchfield Town Hall – March 11, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

Program

Opening remarks

Troy Brown, Town Administrator

Pledge of Allegiance

John Brunelle, Selectman

What is the “Pat Jewett Volunteer Appreciation Award”

Brent Lemire, Chairman, Board of Selectmen

Who is Jayson Brennan?

Laura Gandia
Nominator(s) – Pete Psaledas, Steven Gannon

Presentation of the 5th Annual Pat Jewett Volunteer Appreciation Award to Jayson Brennan

Pat Jewett & Laura Gandia

Revealing of Pat Jewett’s Plaque & Picture

Recognition of Volunteers & Closing Remarks

Troy Brown, Town Administrator

Light refreshments immediately following the ceremony

Litchfield Board of Selectmen Meeting Agenda – Feb 25, 2019

The meeting is held at the Town Hall main conference room at 2 Liberty Way, Litchfield.

5:00 PM
Paper Work Review

6:00 PM
Call to Order / Pledge of Allegiance

Review and Approval of Consent Items

  1. Febuary 11, 2019 Meeting Minutes
  2. A/P Manifest – 02/19/19 – $520,143.85 & 02/26/19 – $58,534.84
  3. P/R Manifest – 02/21/19 – $53,873.71 & 02/28/19 – $0.00
  4. (2) Veterans’ Tax Credit – $300 and $1,000
  5. Purchase Order – Plow Truck Repairs ($10,511.40)
  6. January Reconciliations – Tax Collector, Town Clerk and Treasurer

Requests for Additional Items / Other Business
Public Input (to occur following the KENO Public Hearing)

Business

  1. Public Hearing – Operation of Keno Games
  2. Assignment of Selectmen Poll Hours

Reports & Other Business

  1. Selectmen Reports
  2. Items Removed from Consent
  3. Other Business
  4. Next Regular Meeting March 11, 2019 @ 6pm
  5. Pat Jewett Volunteer Appreciation Award – March 11, 2019 @ 7pm
  6. Town and School District Elections – March 12, 2019 from 7am to 7pm @ CHS


Selectmen and TA Update – Feb 11, 2019

The Board of Selectmen conducted a public meeting on Monday, February 11, 2019. Below is a summary of the business conducted and upcoming events/activities.

Consent Review:

  1. January 28, 2019 Meeting Minutes
  2. February 2, 2019 Meeting Minutes
  3. Boy Scout Troop 11 Donation Acceptance – $106.75
  4. Pole Licenses – Calawa Circle (128/1 & 128/2)
  5. A/P Manifest – 02/05/19 – $1,831,019.02 & 02/12/19 – $120,281.13
  6. P/R Manifest – 02/07/19 – $50,594.59 & 02/14/19 – $52,182.31

Business:

  1. Thomas Scotti – Full-Time Probationary Police Officer Appointment
    1. 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.
  2. Public Hearing – Operation of Keno Games
    1. 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
  3. Fire Department Grant Approval
    1. 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.
  4. Fire Impact Fees Encumbrance
    1. 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.
  5. Purchase Order Approval – Door Control Access Town Office / Police Station
    1. 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:

  1. Next Regular Meeting February 25, 2019
  2. Keno Games Public Hearing February 25, 2019 at 6pm
  3. Pat Jewett Volunteer Appreciation Award – March 11, 2019 at 7pm
  4. Town and School District Elections – March 12, 2019 7am to 7pm @ CHS


Board of Selectmen Meeting Agenda – Feb 11, 2019

Meeting is held at the Town Hall main conference room at 2 Liberty Way, Litchfield.

5:00pm Paperwork Review
5:45pm Non-Meeting and Non-Public Session

1. RSA 91-A:3 II(b) – The hiring of any public employee

6:00pm Call to Order / Pledge of Allegiance

Review and Approval of Consent Items

  1. January 28, 2019 Meeting Minutes
  2. February 2, 2019 Meeting Minutes
  3. Boy Scout Troop 11 Donation Acceptance – $106.75
  4. Pole Licenses – Calawa Circle (128/1 & 128/2)
  5. A/P Manifest – 02/05/19 – $1,831,019.02 & 02/12/19 – $0.0
  6. P/R Manifest – 02/07/19 – $50,594.59 & 02/14/19 – $0.0

Requests for Additional Items / Other Business Public Input (will occur no earlier than 6:15 pm)

Business

  1. Thomas Scotti – Full-Time Probationary Police Officer Appointment
  2. Public Hearing – Operation of Keno Games
  3. Fire Department Grant Approval
  4. Fire Impact Fees Encumbrance
  5. Purchase Order Approval – Door Control Access Town Office / Police Station

Reports & Other Business

  1. Administrator Report
  2. Selectmen Reports
  3. Items Removed from Consent
  4. Other Business
  5. Next Regular Meeting February 25, 2019
  6. Keno Games Public Hearing February 25, 2019
  7. Town and School District Elections – March 12, 2019 7am to 7pm @ CHS

PHA – Operation of KENO Games

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

The Litchfield Board of Selectmen will conduct public hearings on February 11 and February 25, 2019 at 6 pm at Litchfield Town Office, 2 Liberty Way, Litchfield, NH to accept public input regarding the March ballot question to allow KENO games to be operated within the town. Additional information may be obtained at http://www.litchfieldnh.gov or by contacting the Selectmen’s office at 603.424.4046 ext 1250.

Additional Informational Resources:

KENO Presentation

NHMA Q & A

SB 191 KENO Highlights

Citizen Petition Warrant Articles

During the Jan 14, 2019 meeting on the Board of Selectmen; Joseph Cabral presented discussed his petition warrant articles. These articles will be on the upcoming Town Warrant as written below. As part of the process, the Board of Selectmen took a vote to recommend or not recommend; the results are included.

You can also review the original petition, signature pages and other submitted paperwork by clicking the article number

ARTICLE 10 – BY PETITION

This petition article seeks to implement one of the recommendations from the 2018 Municipal Resources Inc. (MRI) report. The study recommended more man-hours for the Litchfield Highway Department. Currently the department does not have the proper staffing to provide appropriate safety standards on the job.

Recommended by Board of Selectmen (5-0-0)

ARTICLE 11 – BY PETITION

To see if the Town will vote to reverse the Code Enforcement Officer, Health Inspector and Zoning Administrator (Three positions in one) back to its prior successful operation as a single, appointed position, reporting to the Board of Selectmen, and being independent of the fire department.  If adopted this change will take effect within 30 days and continue in effect until changed by a majority vote at an annual or special meeting.

Not Recommended by Board of Selectmen (5-0-0)

ARTICLE 12 – BY PETITION

To see if the Town will vote to discontinue the appointed office of Highway Agent and to authorize the Town to elect the Highway Agent.  The current Highway Agent shall continue to hold the office until the 2020 Annual Town Meeting election, at which time, the Town will elect a Highway Agent.  If adopted, the authority of the Town to elect the Highway Agent shall continue in effect until changed by a majority vote at an annual or special meeting.

Not Recommended by Board of Selectmen (5-0-0)

ARTICLE 13 – BY PETITION

To see if the Town will vote to reverse the appointed office of part-time Fire Chief to an elected position. The current Fire Chief shall continue to hold the office until the 2020 Annual Town Meeting election, at which time, the Town will elect a part-time Fire Chief. If adopted, the authority of the Town to elect the Fire Chief shall continue in effect until changed by a majority vote at an annual or special meeting.

Not Recommended by Board of Selectmen (5-0-0)

ARTICLE 14 – BY PETITION

To see if the Town will vote to discontinue/dissolve the Town Administrator position. If passed, this will take effect 30 days from the 2019 town election.

Not Recommended by Board of Selectmen (5-0-0)