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STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
TOWN OF ANTRIM  
2015 WARRANT

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

You are hereby notified to meet at the Antrim Town Hall in said Town on Tuesday the Tenth (10th) day of March 2015 at 8 o’clock in the morning to act upon the following subjects:

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

Article 1. To choose necessary Town Officers and Trustees for the ensuing year. (Ballot Vote)
Results:                                                *Elected:
Selectboard                     3 Years            Robert Holmes 150
                                                           Jeanne Cahoon 173
                                                         *Michael Genest 268
Cemetery Trustee                3 Years          *Kathryn Chisholm 578
Supervisor of Checklist List    3 Years          *Lauren Kirkpatrick 593
Library Trustee         3 Years          *Ronald Haggett 482
                                                         *Colleen Giffin 509
Planning Board          3 Years          *Stephen MacDonald 523
                                                         *Jeanne Cahoon (Write-in 36)
Water & Sewer Comm.     3 Years          *Samuel Harding 581
Town Clerk                      3 Years          *Diane Chauncey 593
Trustees of Trust Fund  3 Years          *Loyall Allen 581
Budget Advisory Comm.   3 Years          *Robert Edwards 583
Treasurer                       3 Years          *Benjamin Pratt 586
School Moderator                3 Years          *Timothy Clark 571

Article 2:  To vote by ballot on the following amendments to the Antrim Zoning Ordinance as proposed by the Planning Board:
                                                
Amendment #1:  Are you in favor of the adoption of Amendment No. 1 as proposed by the planning board for the Town of Antrim zoning ordinance as follows:

To amend Article XIV-B.5 Personal Wireless Service Facilities by deleting subparagraph a. and replacing it with the following language?
5. a.   Collocation and/or modification applications shall be reviewed for conformance with applicable building permit requirements, but shall not otherwise be subject to zoning or land use requirements, including design or placement requirements, or public hearing review, according to the procedure outlined in RSA 12-K:10.
Explanation:  This amendment is necessary in order for the Antrim Zoning Ordinance to be consistent with a recent changes in state laws. Yes 494 No108
Passed
                                
Amendment #2:  Are you in favor of the adoption of Amendment No. 2 as proposed by the planning board for the Town of Antrim zoning ordinance as follows:

To amend Article XIX – Zoning Board of Adjustment, B. 3 by expanding the explanation of hardship to be consistent with state law, renumbering and reorganizing the remaining four criteria?
Explanation:  This amendment is necessary in order for the Antrim Zoning Ordinance to be consistent with recent changes in state law. Yes 517 No 79
Passed
                                
Amendment #3:  Are you in favor of the adoption of Amendment No. 3 as proposed by the planning board for the Town of Antrim zoning ordinance as follows:
To amend Article XIX – Zoning Board of Adjustment, by adding a new Paragraph C as follows?
C. Duration of Approvals: All approvals granted for any special exception or variance shall be valid if exercised within two (2) years from the date of final approval, unless further extended by the Zoning Board for good cause. The purpose of the above three amendments is to bring the Zoning Ordinance into compliance with recent state legislation.
Explanation:  This amendment is necessary in order for the Antrim Zoning Ordinance to be consistent with recent changes in state law. Yes 512 No 80
Passed
                                
Amendment #4:  Are you in favor of the adoption of Amendment No. 4 as proposed by the planning board for the Town of Antrim zoning ordinance as follows:
To amend Article XIV, Paragraph E by revising the definition of Essential Services as follows (proposed deleted language stricken through and new language in bold italic)?
E.  Essential services as defined in this Ordinance such as, including but not limited to the provision of gas, electricity, water, waste water, or telephone shall be permitted in all districts, subject to restrictions recommended by the Planning Board and approved by the Zoning Board of Adjustment with respect to use, design, yard area, setback and height.
Explanation:  The purpose of this amendment is to address the lack of a definition in the Zoning Ordinance for Essential Services. Yes 491 No 103
Passed

Additionally, pursuant to RSA 39:2-a and the vote of the Town at the March 1981 Annual Meeting, you are hereby notified to meet at the Antrim Memorial Town Gymnasium in said Town of Antrim on Thursday evening the Twelfth (12th) day of March 2015 at 7:00 o’clock in the evening to act upon the following:

Meeting opened by Moderator Arthur Merrill
Pledge led by Arthur Merrill
Article 8 moved to the beginning

Article 8. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of twelve thousand dollars ($12,000.00) to support the Teen/Community Center. These funds will be contributed to the Grapevine Family & Community Resource Center - a nonprofit service organization - which is responsible for the operation of the Teen Center.
(Majority vote required)                        Recommended by the Board of Selectmen (3/0)

Article moved by John Robertson
Article seconded by Michael Genest
Heidi Schultz (Avenue A director) speaks on the article
Passed

Article 3. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the selectmen to enter into a five year lease agreement for $207,941 for the purpose of leasing a 10 wheel Dump Truck for the Highway Department, and to raise and appropriate the sum of $44,000 for the first
year’s payment for that purpose. Further to authorize the sale or trade-in of the current 2007 Int 7400 Dump Truck that will be replaced and apply those proceeds towards this lease. The lease agreement contains an escape clause.
(Majority vote required)                        Recommended by the Board of Selectmen (2/1)

Article moved by Gordon Webber
Article seconded by Michael Genest
Gordon Webber speaks on the article

Amendment: $207,941 amended to $190,000
Amendment moved by Michael Genest
Amendment seconded by John Robertson
Passed

Article 3(amended). To see if the Town will vote to authorize the selectmen to enter into a five year lease agreement for $190,000 for the purpose of leasing a 10 wheel Dump Truck for the Highway Department, and to raise and appropriate the sum of $44,000 for the first
year’s payment for that purpose. Further to authorize the sale or trade-in of the current 2007 Int 7400 Dump Truck that will be replaced and apply those proceeds towards this lease. The lease agreement contains an escape clause.
Passed

Commendation: Leigh Bosse of The Messenger (local newspaper) commended the Antrim Highway Department for the exemplary care given to the roads in a particularly difficult winter. Mr. Chip Craig accepted the gift certificates to Tooky Mills Restaurant on behalf of the department.
                
Article 4. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of twenty five thousand dollars ($25,000.00) for the purpose of restoring the large windows in the original Library building, and to authorize the withdrawal of twenty five thousand dollars ($25,000.00) from the Tuttle Library Capital Reserve Fund. This will be a non-lapsing appropriation per RSA 32:7, VI and will not lapse until the project is complete or December 31, 2016, whichever is sooner. (Majority vote required)                        Recommended by the Board of Selectmen (3/0)

Article moved by Michael Genest
Article seconded by Gordon Webber
Ronald Haggett speaks on the article.
Passed


Article 5. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of three hundred fifteen thousand dollars ($315,000.00) to be added to the present Capital Reserve Funds in the following manner:
Highway                 $225,000.00
Recreational Fields     $35,000.00
Fire Department         $55,000.00
(Majority vote required)                       Recommended by the Board of Selectmen (3/0)

Article moved by Michael Genest
Article seconded by John Robertson
Michael Genest speaks on the article
Passed

Article 6. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $95,000.00 for the purpose of the first phase of installing lights at Shea Field, and to authorize the withdrawal of ninety five thousand dollars ($95,000.00) from the Recreational Fields Capital Reserve Fund. This will be a non-lapsing appropriation per RSA 32:7, VI and will not lapse until the project is complete or December 31, 2020, whichever is sooner.   
(Majority vote required)                        Recommended by the Board of Selectmen (2/1)
Ballot Vote Requested

Article moved by Michael Genest
Article seconded by John Robertson
Michael Genest speaks on the article

Ballot Vote: 113 ballots cast – Yes, 69 No, 44
Passed

Article 7. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of twenty five thousand dollars ($25,000.00) for the purpose of continuing the update to the Town assessments in compliance with RSA 21-J:11-a and RSA 75:8-a. This will be a non-lapsing appropriation per RSA 32:7, VI and will not lapse until the project is complete or December 31, 2020, whichever is sooner.
(Majority vote required)                        Recommended by the Board of Selectmen (3/0)
Article moved by John Robertson
Article seconded by Gordon Webber
John Robertson speaks on the article.
Passed

Article 8. – moved to beginning. Passed

Article 9. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of four million, five thousand, five hundred and forty-four dollars ($4,005,544) for general operating costs of the Town (this appropriation includes $514,398 for the Water & Sewer Departments as set forth in the town budget) and said sum excludes all Warrant Articles addressed or action taken thereon.
(Majority vote required)                        Recommended by the Board of Selectmen (3/0)

Article moved by Michael Genest
Article seconded by John Robertson
Michael Genest speaks on the article.

Article 10. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to enter into a 20 year lease agreement, with two five year renewals with NHSolarGarden.com for the lease of the town owned land located at 1 Depot Street (Water & Sewer Department) for the purpose of building a solar array.
(Majority vote required)                        Recommended by the Board of Selectmen (3/0)

Article moved by Gordon Webber
Article seconded by Michael Genest
Gordon Webber speaks on the article.


Article 11. To hear any reports of committees and act thereon.

Article 12. To transact any other business that may legally come before this meeting.

Given under our hands and seals in Antrim, New Hampshire this 6th day of February 2014.

John Robertson moved to adjourn the 2015 Town Meeting
Gordon Webber seconded
The meeting was adjourned



 
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