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Town Meeting Minutes - 2002
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TOWN OF ANTRIM
2002 MINUTES

To the inhabitants of the Town of Antrim, in the County of Hillsborough and said State qualified to vote in Town affairs:

You are hereby notified to meet at the Antrim Town Hall is said Town on Tuesday the twelfth (12th) day of March 2002 at 8 o’clock in the morning to act upon the following subjects:

The polls will be open at 8 o’clock in the morning to 7 o’clock in the evening.

To chose necessary Town Officers and Trustees for the ensuing year.  (Ballot vote)

Additionally, pursuant to RSA 39:2-a and the vote of the Town at the March 10, 1981 Annual Meeting, you are hereby notified to meet at the Town Hall in said Town of Antrim on Thursday evening the (14th) day of March 2002 at 7 o’clock in the evening to act upon the following:

The meeting convened at 7:00 pm at the renovated Town Hall.  This was the first time
since 1974 the Town Meeting has been held here.  The meeting was opened with a
prayer led by Rev. Charles Boucher, followed by the pledge of allegiance led by the Moderator, Robert Flanders.  There was a short dedication; the Selectmen thanked the building committee for their time and commitment.  Bill Nichols, the chairman of the committee also thanked the committee and presented the Selectmen with a key to the “NEW TOWN HALL”.
The Moderator will second all the articles.

      Moved by Eric Tenney
Shall we adopt the provisions of RSA 79-A:25-a to account for revenues (50% with a maximum of $5,000 in each year) received from the land use change tax in a fund separate from the general fund?  “Any surplus remaining in the land use change tax fund shall not be part of the general fund until such time as the legislative body shall have had the opportunity at an annual meeting to vote to appropriate a specific amount from the land use change tax fund for any purpose not prohibited by the laws or by the constitution of the state.  After an annual meeting any unappropriated balance of the land use change tax revenue received during the prior fiscal year shall be recognized as general fund revenue for the current fiscal year.”
   
    YES - 134      NO - 23                                  So Voted


       Moved by David Penny
3. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of ONE HUNDRED FIFTY-SIX THOUSAND ($156,000) DOLLARS to purchase the 58 acres “Cloutier Property” on West Street, with the purpose of maintaining this land as a town forest for recreational and educational purposes and the enjoyment of all.  TWENTY THOUSAND ($20,000) DOLLARS to be raised by taxes as a partial match toward a $75,000 LCHIP Grant application submitted by the Antrim Conservation Commission on 11/30/01; the remaining SIXTY-ONE THOUSAND ($61,000) DOLLARS to be obtained through fund raising conducted by the Conservation Commission.  The Conservation Commission will be responsible for administering this new Town forest.  This will be a non-lapsing appropriation per RSA 32:7, VI and will not lapse until the property has been acquired or December 31, 2003 whichever comes first
Amended to Forty Thousand Dollars ($40,000.00) to be raised by taxes as a partial
Match toward the $50,000.00 LCHIP Grant, the remaining Sixty-Six Thousand
Dollars ($66,000.00) to be obtained through fund raising conducted by the Con-
servation Commission.

   YES – 89    NO - 65                               So Voted

       Moved by David Penny
To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of ONE HUNDRED THIRTEEN THOUSAND ($113,000) DOLLARS to be added to the Capital Reserve Funds in the following manner.

$  7,500        Town Building Repair Capital Reserve Fund
$18,000 Ambulance Capital Reserve Fund
$17,500 Police Cruiser Capital Reserve Fund
$30,000 Highway Heavy Equipment Capital Reserve Fund
$30,000 Fire Truck Capital Reserve Fund
$10,000 Bridge Maintenance Capital Reserve Fund

                                                               So Voted       
  
       Moved by Eric Tenney                
To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of TWENTY-TWO THOUSAND ($22,000) DOLLARS for the purchase of a Police Cruiser, including all necessary equipment, to replace the 1998 Ford Crown Victoria and to withdraw the sum of TWENTY-TWO THOUSAND ($22,000) DOLLARS from the Police Cruiser Capital Reserve Fund created for that purpose.

                                                    
So Voted
     
       Moved by David Penny
To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of FORTY-FOUR THOUSAND FOUR HUNDRED TWENTY-SIX ($44,426) DOLLARS for the purchase of a Super Duty 4x4 Dump Truck with plow to replace the 1993 F250 (which will be given to the Transfer Station) for the use of the Antrim Highway Department and to withdraw the sum of FORTY-FOUR THOUSAND FOUR HUNDRED TWENTY-SIX ($44,426) DOLLARS from the Highway Heavy Equipment Capital Reserve Fund created for that purpose.


So Voted

Moved by Eric Tenney
To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of TWENTY-NINE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED FIVE ($29,805) DOLLARS for the purpose of putting a 30x40 addition onto the Town Barn for the use of the Highway Department.

Dismissed

      Moved by Dave Penny
To see if the Town will vote to extend the life of the Aiken House Committee for one more year.  Said Committee to consist of five members.

                                                                      Defeated

      Moved by Eric Tenney
To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of FORTY THOUSAND ($40,000) DOLLARS to demolish the Aiken House and to withdraw TWENTY THOUSAND ($20,000) DOLLARS from the TIF District Account the remaining TWENTY THOUSAND ($20,000) DOLLARS to be raised by taxes.
       Amended
To read said demolition to occur only after obtaining any necessary
permits including approvals from any State or Federal Government Agencies
 having jurisdiction over this project.   

                    Yes – 102          No – 46            So Voted

      Moved by Dave Penny
To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of TEN THOUSAND ($10,000) DOLLARS to complete the Town Hall restoration project to include, landscaping, electrical work in auditorium and balcony and other minor items and to authorize the use of TEN THOUSAND ($10,000) DOLLARS of undesignated fund balance for such purpose.

                                 So Voted


      Moved by  Dave Penny  a secret ballot vote was requested.
To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of FOUR HUNDRED TWENTY-ONE THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED SIXTY-THREE ($421,363) DOLLARS for sidewalk reconstruction and beautification as submitted on the concept plan and to withdraw the sum of EIGHTY-FOUR THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED SEVENTY-THREE ($84,273) DOLLARS from the TIF District Account.  The remaining THREE HUNDRED THIRTY-SEVEN THOUSAND NINETY ($337,090) DOLLARS will be through a Federal Grant.  
                 
                 Yes – 117  No – 18                       So Voted
 
       Moved by Eric Tenney
To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of ONE HUNDRED SIXTY-ONE THOUSAND ($161,000) DOLLARS for the purchase of a Fire Truck for the use of the Antrim Fire Department and to withdraw the sum of ONE HUNDRED SIXTY-ONE THOUSAND ($161,000) DOLLARS from the Fire Truck Capital Reserve Fund created for that purpose.

So Voted

      Moved by Eric Tenney
To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of FORTY-FIVE THOUSAND ($45,000) DOLLARS to be used to continue architectural planning for the future Library addition and to withdraw the sum of FORTY-FIVE THOUSAND ($45,000) DOLLARS from the Library Capital Reserve Fund created for that purpose.

                        So Voted               
                                  

       Moved by Eric Tenney
To see if the Town will vote to discontinue, in accordance with RSA 231:43, the portion of the “Old Milk Road” that lies between current Route 202 and Old Route 202 or Airport Road and relinquish all interest in said portion of road so long as discontinuance has no cost to the Town or take any other action thereon.
So Voted

      Moved by Dave Penny
To see if the Town will vote to discontinue, in accordance with RSA 231:43, the portion of the Town road that went through “Brown’s Gravel Bank” beginning on present day Brown Ave. (Old Route 9) thence Southerly to Cemetery Road and relinquish all interest in said portion of road so long as discontinuance has no cost to the Town or take any other action thereon.

So Voted

      Moved by Dave Penny
To see if the Town will vote to sell land located on Algonquin Ave Tax Map 8A, Lot 58 given to the Town in October 1998 by gift from the Roman Catholic Bishop or take any other action thereon.

So Voted

      Moved by Dave Penny      
To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of TWO MILLION NINE THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED SIX ($2,009,106) DOLLARS to pay the normal operating costs of the Town, (as set forth in the Town budget – includes $299,685 for the Water & Sewer Department) or take any other action thereon.

So Voted

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The Meeting was adjourned at 10:12 p.m.

                                                    True Copy   “ATTEST”     



                                                                                Mary R Hammond
                                                                              Town Clerk

 
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