Town of Walpole Warrent Articles

These are the articles we will vote on in Town Meeting on March 16th. Voting for elected officials is on March 12th. The Spervisors of the Checkist, Moderator and Selectboard listened to the requests and have changed the hours for voting from 8-7 to 7AM to 7PM.Lil

 

    Town Meeting – March 16, 2019

 

 

 

To the Inhabitants of the Town of Walpole qualified to vote in Town Affairs:

 

You are hereby notified to meet at the Town Hall, 34 Elm Street, Town of Walpole, on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 7:00 A.M. to act on ARTICLES 1 –14. Articles 1, 2, 3 and 4will be voted on at the polls.  Polls at the Walpole Town Hall and at North Walpole St. Peter’s Church will be open at 7:00 A.M., and will remain open until 7:00 P.M.   Following the closing of the polls and counting of the ballots, the meeting will be adjourned until Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 1:00 P.M., at the Walpole Town Hall on Elm Street, at which time the balance of the Articles will be acted upon.

 

 

ARTICE 1:  To elect the necessary Town officers for their respective terms.

 

 

ARTICLE 2:   Are you in favor of the adoption of the following zoning ordinance amendment as proposed by the Walpole Planning Board to be added to the Town of Walpole’s Zoning Ordinance? To amend Article VI Commercial District and Article V Residential District by changing and restoring zoning classification of Tax Map 12, Lots 55-5 and 55-21 from Residential B to Commercial.

 

The Planning Board recommends this article. (7 Yes, 0 No)

 

 

ARTICLE 3:  Are you in favor of revoking and rescinding the amendment to The Town of Walpole’s Zoning Ordinance, adopted and approved as Article 3 at the annual Town Meeting held on March 17, 2017? Town legal counsel advised it is not enforceable under New Hampshire law.

 

The Planning Board recommends this article. (7 Yes, 0 No)

 

 

ARTICLE 4: Are you in favor of revoking and rescinding the amendment to the Walpole Zoning Ordinance, adopted and approved as Article 4 N at the annual Town Meeting held on March 12, 2016, regarding Recycling and Transfer Stations? Town legal counsel advised it is not enforceable under New Hampshire law.

 

The Planning Board recommends this article. (7 Yes, 0 No)

 

 

ARTICLE 5:  To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of four million five hundred seven thousand, forty nine dollars ($4,507,049) which represents three million eight hundred ninety six thousand, six hundred ninety one dollars ($3,896,691) for Town Operating Budget to be raised from general taxation; One hundred eight-seven thousand, eight hundred thirty two dollars ($187,832) for the Water Fund Operating Budget and four hundred twenty twothousand, five hundred twenty six dollars for the Sewer Operating Budget ($422,526) which includes one hundred eighty thousand dollars ($180,000) for bond assessments. Such sum does not include special or individual articles or bonds found in the warrant.

 

The Selectboard recommends this article. (7 Yes, 0 No, 0 Abstain)

 

 

ARTICLE 6:  To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of two hundred thousand dollars ($200,000) for updates, repairs and remodeling of Town buildings and the purchase of a generator for the Walpole Highway Department. The said funds to come from the Unassigned Fund Balance.

 

The Selectboard recommends this article. (7 Yes, 0 No, 0 Abstain)

 

 

ARTICLE 7:  To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of two hundred thousand dollars ($200,000) for the purchase of a sixwheel truck for the Highway Department. The said funds acknowledge a trade in value at $10,000 and will come from the Unassigned Fund Balance. This is a non-lapsing warrant article.

 

The Selectboard recommends this article. (7 Yes, 0 No, 0 Abstain)

 

 

ARTICLE 8:  To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000) to be deposited in the Town of Walpole Highway  Capitol Reserve Fund Account. The said funds to be raised through general taxation.

 

The Selectboard recommends this article. (7 Yes, 0 No, 0 Abstain)

 

 

ARTICLE 9:  To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of thirty-five thousand, five hundred eleven dollars ($35,511) for the purchase of a Bobcat for the Recycling Department.  This includes a trade-in value of $11,000. The said funds to be raised through general taxation.

 

The Selectboard recommends this article. (7 Yes, 0 No, 0 Abstain)

 

ARTICLE 10:  To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of thirty two thousand dollars ($32,000) for a vehicle for the Walpole Police Department and to authorize the issuance of not more than thirty two thousand dollars through a promissory note with the Mascoma Bank in accordance with the provisions of the Municipal Finance Act (RSA 33) and to authorize the municipal officials to issue and negotiate such bonds or other notes and to determine the rate of interest thereon. Further, to raise and appropriate the sum of ten thousand, six hundred sixtysix dollars and sixty-seven cents ($10,666.67) for the first year’s payment. The said funds to be raised through general taxation.

**2/3 ballot vote required**

 

The Selectboard recommends this article. (7 Yes, 0 No, 0 Abstain)

 

 

ARTICLE 11:  To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000) to purchase a cage, console, other necessary equipment and installation in the new police vehicle. This article is contingent upon passing of warrant article 10. The said funds to be raised through general taxation.

 

The Selectboard recommends this article. (7 Yes, 0 No, 0 Abstain)

 

 

ARTICLE 12: To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000) to be deposited in the Town of Walpole Police Department – Capitol Reserve Fund Account. The said funds to be raised through general taxation.

 

The Selectboard recommends this article. (7 Yes, 0 No, 0 Abstain)

 

 

ARTICLE 13:  To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of thirty thousand ($30,000) to install a new basketball court with the remainder of the $50,000 cost to come from the Recreation Department Revolving Fund.The said funds to be raised through general taxation.

 

The Selectboard recommends this article. (7 Yes, 0 No, 0Abstain)

 

 

ARTICLE 14:  To transact any other business that may legally come before the meeting.

 

 

Given under our hand and seal this 7th day of February the year of our Lord, Two Thousand Nineteen.

 

Walpole Selectboard

 

 

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