CarriageTowneNews.com, Kingston, NH

March 8, 2012

Nichols Library Warrant Articles


The Nichols Memorial Library Board of Trustees has sponsored two warrant articles this year.

Article 28, if adopted, will allow the Trustees to accept gifts of personal property (not real estate) offered to the library. The library routinely receives donations of books, dvd/cds, office supplies, raffle items and other similar gifts. The warrant article makes clear that under NH law the acceptance of a donation does not obligate the Trustees to incur any additional costs or expenses related to a donation.

A Yes vote on Article 28 will enable the Trustees to accept these donations as part of the routine management of the library.

Article 9, if adopted, would permit the Library Trustees to erect a sign which is complimentary to the new building's architecture and the function of a public library. The current sign ordinance was adopted in 2009 to govern commercial signs and is too restrictive to accommodate the requirements of a municipal building sign located within the rural residential zone. The new library is located across the street from the Carriage Town Plaza, Kingston's busiest commercial center. A Yes vote on Article 9 will enable the Trustees to erect a sign which will be appropriate for a library and the surrounding neighborhood.

Lesley-Ann Hume

Library Trustee

Kingston