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March 8, 2011

Plaistow Town Results, 2011


Article 1: Elect officers

Selectman: three-year term, elect one

* Robert J. Gray: 466

Budget Committee: three-year term, elect four

* Martha L. Sumner: 434

* Joyce C. Ingerson: 418

* Kristin Lewis Savage: 445

* Write in: Steve Ranlott: 5

Planning Board: three-year term, elect two

* Timothy E. Moore: 454

Planning Board: one-year term, elect one

* Write in: Joyce Ingerson: 2

Library Trustee: three-year term, elect one

* Deborah E. Hoadley: 447

Conflict of Interest: three-year term, elect two

Write in: Mathew Termini: 5

Write in: Gary Erickson: 4

Write in: Michael Allen: 4

Auditor: one-year term, elect two

* Write in: Joyce Ingerson

Trustees of the Trust Fund: three-year term, elect one

* Pat Macomber: 422

Article 2: Shall the Town raise and appropriate as an operating budget, not including appropriations by special warrant article and other appropriations voted separately, the amounts set forth on the budget posted with the warrant or as amended by vote of the first session, for the purposes set forth therein, $7,544,448)?

Should this article be defeated, the operating budget shall be $7,348,548 which is the same as last year, with certain adjustments required by previous action of the town or by law; or the governing body may hold one special meeting, in accordance with RSA 40:13, X and XVI, to take up the issue of a revised operating budget only.

* Yes: 366

No: 193

Article 3: Shall the Town vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $74,000 to be added to the existing Highway Department Equipment Capital Reserve Fund?

* Yes: 381

No: 183

Article 4: Shall the Town vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $110,000 to purchase a Road Side Brush Cutter, a new piece of equipment for the Highway Department and to withdraw those funds from the Highway Department Equipment Capital Reserve Fund for this purpose?

Appropriation: $110,000; Withdrawal from Capital Reserve: $110,000; Amount to be raised from 2011 taxes: $0.

* Yes: 381

No:191

Article 5: Shall the Town vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $95,000 to be added to the existing Fire Department Capital Reserve Fund?

This funding is in the Capital Improvement Program as approved by the Planning Board.

* Yes: 405

No: 170

Article 6: Shall the Town vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $25,000 for the purpose of funding a study to determine if it's in the Town's best interest to renovate, expand or relocate the Public Safety Complex; which includes the Police, Fire and Emergency Management Departments?

Yes: 234

* No: 334

Article 7: Shall the Town vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $4,600 to be added to the existing Building Systems Reserve Fund?

* Yes: 363

No: 203

Article 8: Shall the Town vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $62,000 for the addition of two wireless radio canopy repeaters on Route 108 as needed by the Fire and Police Departments?

Appropriation: $62,000; Developer Contribution: -$31,000; Amount to be raised from 2011 taxes: $31,000

* Yes: 385

No: 184

Article 9: Shall the Town vote to establish a Fire Suppression Pump and Pump House Capital Reserve Fund under the provisions of RSA 35:1 for the purpose of replacing the Fire Protection System Pumps and the Pump House they are contained in and to raise and appropriate $70,000 for said fund.

* Yes: 391

No: 177

Article 10: Shall the Town vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $10,000 to be added to the existing Cell Tower Maintenance Capital Reserve Fund?

* Yes: 438

No: 132

Article 11: Shall the Town vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $5,000 to be added to the existing Conservation Fund as provided for in RSA 36-A?

* Yes: 328

No: 236

Article 12: Shall the Town vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $20,000 for the equipment needs at both PARC (Plaistow Area Recreation Complex) and Smith Field (on Ingalls Terrace)?

* Yes: 323

No: 245

Article 13: Shall the Town vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $892.06 to increase the salary of the Tax Collector by $802 from $26,726 to $27,528, effective April 1, 2011? The additional $90.06 is to cover the Town's payment for Social Security, Retirement and Medicare.

Yes: 263

* No: 292

Article 14: Shall the Town vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $1293.60 to increase the salary of the Town Clerk by $1163 from $38,753 to $39,916, effective April 1, 2011? The additional $130.60 is to cover the Town's payment for Social Security, Retirement and Medicare.

Yes: 262

* No: 296

Article 15: Shall the Town adopt the provisions of RSA 72:28, II for an increase of $150 in the optional veteran's tax credit and in expanded qualifying war service for veteran's seeking the tax credit and replace the standard tax credit in its entirety? This modification would make the optional veteran's tax credit $500 rather than $350.

* Yes: 480

No: 83

Article 16: Shall the Town vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $1,000 for the Child and Family Services of New Hampshire whose funds primarily help low income families who are uninsured or underinsured access their services and to leverage state grants requiring matching funds and charitable dollars?

* Yes: 352

No: 207

Article 17: Shall the Town vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $500 for the American Red Cross whose funds provide support and relief after a disaster, emergency preparedness training; courses in health and safety; blood drives; volunteer and youth leadership opportunities; and aid to military families?

Yes: 262

* No: 301

Article 18: Shall the Town vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $500 for the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) whose funds provide support for the children in the court system who cannot speak for themselves?

Yes: 257

* No: 303

Article 19: Shall the Town vote to establish a Land and/or Buildings Acquisition Capital Reserve Fund under the provisions of RSA 35:1 and that the income from the disposition of any Town-owned land (not already designated as conservation land or cemetery properties) and/or buildings is deposited into this fund? Expenditures from this fund will require a vote by the Board of Selectmen.

* Yes: 285

No: 280

Article 20: Shall the town vote to designate the following Town-owned parcels as Town Forest Land to be added to the existing Town Forest under the provisions of RSA 31:110, 31:111; 31:112II, and RSA 31:113?

Properties are located off North Main Street: Tax Map 6, Lot 3; (1.83 Acres); Tax Map 7, Lot 1; (88 Acres); and Tax Map 18, Lot 14 (14.5 Acres).

* Yes: 468

No: 96

Article 21: Are you in favor of the adoption of an amendment as proposed by the Planning Board to the Plaistow Zoning Ordinance to amend the Plaistow Zoning Map by rezoning two lots currently located in two zones (Industrial 1 and Low Density Residential) to entirely Low Density Residential. These lots are known as Tax Map 55, Lot 12 and Tax Map 55, Lot 9, and are bounded by Crane Crossing Road and Kingston Road.

* Yes: 426

No: 124

Article 22: Are you in favor of the adoption of an amendment as proposed by the Planning Board to the Plaistow Zoning Ordinance to amend Article V - Establishment of Districts and District Regulations, Table 220-32D "VC" - Village Center, B. 11 to read as follows: Mixed Use where the work place or the residence must be owner occupied.

* Yes: 396

No: 151

Article 23: Are you in favor of the adoption of an amendment as proposed by the Planning Board to the Plaistow Zoning Ordinance, by adding a new Article XVIA, "Plaistow Construction/Post-Construction Stormwater Ordinance, as proposed on a separate attachment "A"?

* Yes: 415

No: 130