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March 14, 2012

Sandown Town Results


Selectman, 3 Years, Vote For One

Hans Nicolaisen 506

John Quevillon 156

Town Clerk/Tax Collector, 3 Years, Vote For One

Michelle Short 763

Treasurer, 3 Years, Vote For One

Marie J. Buckley 729

Moderator, 2 Years, Vote For One

Theodore J. Winglass 735

Budget Committee, 3 Years, Vote For Two

Lauren Cairns 427

Bruce Cleveland 382

Jonathan Goldman 363

Planning Board, 3 Years, Vote For Two

Ernest Brown 575

Edward Mencis 595

Fire Engineers, 3 Years, Vote For Two

David R. Cheney 638

Michael J. Devine 662

Cemetery Trustee, 3 Years, Vote For One

Thomas Latham 717

Trustee of the Trust Fund, 3 Years, Vote For One

Dana W. Wells 692

Library Trustee, 3 Years, Vote For Two

Tina M. Owens 621

Louise Pajak 628

Supervisor of the Checklist, 6 Years, Vote For One

Rosemarie Bruno 682

Warrant Article 2. Shall the Town raise and appropriate as an operating budget, not including appropriations by special warrant articles 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, totaling $3,277,300.93. Should this article be defeated, the default budget shall be $3,265,165.01, 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. This operating budget warrant article does not include appropriations contained in ANY other warrant articles.

(Recommended by the Board of Selectmen: 4-0-0); (Not Recommended by the Budget Committee: 3-4-0)

Yes: 369

No: 290

Special Warrant Article 3. Shall the Town vote to approve the cost items included in the collective bargaining agreement reached between the Town of Sandown Board of Selectmen and the Union representing the Police and Animal Control Officers, the Teamsters Local 633 Union which calls for the following increases in salaries and benefits at the current staffing level:

Contract Year: Estimated Increase

4/1/12 - 3/31/13: $6,018.40

4/1/13 - 3/31/14: $8,802.00

4/1/14 - 3/31/15: $9,037.11

and further to raise and appropriate the sum of Five Thousand Nine Hundred Eleven Dollars and Ninety Nine Cents ($5,911.99) for the current fiscal year beginning January 1, 2012 and ending December 31, 2012, such sum representing the additional cost attributable to the increase in salaries and benefits over those of the appropriation at current staffing levels paid in the prior fiscal year.

(Recommended by the Board of Selectmen: 4-0-0); (Recommended by the Budget Committee: 7-0-0)

Yes: 502

No: 322

Warrant Article 4. Shall the Town of Sandown, if Article 3 is defeated, authorize the governing body to call one special meeting, at its option, to address Article 3 cost items only.

(Recommended by the Board of Selectmen: 4-0-0); (Recommended by the Budget Committee: 7-0-0)

Yes: 509

No: 301

Special Warrant Article 5. Shall the Town vote to raise and appropriate the sum of One Hundred Seventy Six Thousand Dollars ($176,000) to be added to the Police Station Capital Reserve Fund previously established.

(Recommended by the Board of Selectmen: 4-0-0); (Recommended by the Budget Committee: 7-0-0)

Yes: 480

No: 340

Warrant Article 6. Shall the Town vote to raise and appropriate and authorize the Selectmen to accept a Highway Block Grant in the sum of One Hundred Thirty Six Thousand Nine Hundred Eighty Dollars and Sixty Two Cents ($136,980.62) for the road improvement programs to be recommended by the Sandown Highway Department and approved by the Sandown Board of Selectmen, said sum to be supplied by the State of New Hampshire.

(Recommended by the Board of Selectmen: 4-0-0); (Recommended by the Budget Committee: 7-0-0) Town Warrant - March 13, 2012

Yes: 721

No: 112

Special Warrant Article 7. Shall the Town vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Three Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($350,000) to be added to the previously established Road Improvement Capital Reserve Fund.

(Recommended by the Board of Selectmen: 4-0-0); (Recommended by the Budget Committee: 7-0-0)

Yes: 504

No: 317

Special Warrant Article 8. Shall the Town vote to create an expendable trust fund under the provisions of RSA 31:19-a, to be known as the Plowing Expendable Trust Fund for the purpose of purchasing materials, plowing, salting and sanding and other required winter maintenance for town approved roads and raise and appropriate the sum of One Hundred Dollars ($100) for that purpose and to further appoint the Public Works Director and Board of Selectmen as agents to expend the Plowing Expendable Trust Fund.

(Recommended by the Board of Selectmen: 4-0-0); (Recommended by the Budget Committee: 7-0-0)

Yes: 616

No: 215

Warrant Article 9. Shall the Town vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Three Thousand Two Hundred Dollars ($3,200) to be added to the Old Home Day Celebration Expendable Trust Fund, of such sum ($2,430) to come from taxation and ($770) to come from the unreserved fund balance.

(Recommended by the Board of Selectmen: 4-0-0); (Recommended by the Budget Committee: 7-0-0)

Yes: 514

No: 313

Special Warrant Article 10. Shall the Town vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Two Hundred Fourteen Thousand Four Hundred Thirty Five Dollars ($214,435) to improve the flow characteristics of the Exeter River under Wells Village Road by replacing the culvert located in the vicinity of #104 Wells Village Road. Seventy five percent ($160,826) reimbursement of total cost by Hazardous Mitigation grant and twenty five percent ($53,609) as town portion. This will be a non-lapsing warrant article and will not lapse until December 31, 2017.

(Recommended by the Board of Selectmen: 4-0-0); (Recommended by the Budget Committee: 7-0-0)

Yes: 499

No: 318

Special Warrant Article 11. Shall the Town vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Sixteen Thousand Dollars ($16,000) for exterior painting, re-glazing of windows and replacement of outside boards as needed to preserve the Old Meetinghouse. This will be a non-lapsing appropriation per RSA 32:7 VI and will not lapse until the preservation project is completed or by December 31, 2017, whichever is sooner. Costs may be offset by grant funds, private donations and fundraising amounts received.

(Recommended by the Board of Selectmen: 4-0-0); (Recommended by the Budget Committee: 7-0-0) Town Warrant - March 13, 2012

Yes: 566

No: 266

Special Warrant Article 12. Shall the Town vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Nineteen Thousand Seven Hundred Dollars ($19,700) to add a handicap restroom to the upper level of Town Hall. Plans will be available for viewing at the Selectmen's Office during regular business hours and on the town website, www.sandown.us. This will be a non-lapsing warrant article and will not lapse until December 31, 2017.

(Recommended by the Board of Selectmen: 4-0-0); (Recommended by the Budget Committee: 7-0-0)

Yes: 447

No: 385

Special Warrant Article 13. Shall the Town vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Fifty Four Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($54,500) for lower Town Hall office space conversion. Plans will be available for viewing at the Selectmen's Office during regular business hours and on the town website, www.sandown.us. This will be a non-lapsing warrant article and will not lapse until December 31, 2017.

(Recommended by the Board of Selectmen: 4-0-0); (Not Recommended by the Budget Committee: 3-4-0)

Yes: 223

No: 607

Special Warrant Article 14. Shall the Town vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Thirty Thousand Dollars ($30,000) to implement a house numbering system. Copies of the housing numbering system are available for review at the Selectmen's Office, Police Department, Town Clerk's Office, Library, Post Office and on the town website, www.sandown.us. This will be a non-lapsing warrant article and will not lapse until December 31, 2017.

(Recommended by the Board of Selectmen: 4-0-0); (Not Recommended by the Budget Committee: 3-4-0)

(Note: Emergency Management Director has applied for a $30,000 grant which pending approval will be used to reduce the cost of this project)

Yes: 212

No: 620

Warrant Article 15. Shall the Town vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Six Thousand Six Hundred Fifty Eight Dollars and Fifty Cents ($6,658.50) for the purpose of Speed Traffic Enforcement overtime patrols and said sum to be supplied 100% by Federal funding through the State of New Hampshire Highway Safety Agency.

(Recommended by the Board of Selectmen: 4-0-0); (Recommended by the Budget Committee: 7-0-0)

Yes: 436

No: 397

Warrant Article 16. Shall the Town vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Six Thousand Six Hundred Fifty Eight Dollars and Fifty Cents ($6,658.50) for the purpose of D.W.I. overtime patrols and said sum to be supplied 100% by Federal funding through the State of New Hampshire Highway Safety Agency.

(Recommended by the Board of Selectmen: 4-0-0); (Recommended by the Budget Committee: 7-0-0) Town Warrant - March 13, 2012

Yes: 483

No: 348

Warrant Article 17. Shall the Town vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Six Thousand Dollars ($6,000) to insulate the interior wall area at the Highway Garage.

(Recommended by the Board of Selectmen: 4-0-0); (Recommended by the Budget Committee: 7-0-0)

Yes: 433

No: 395

Warrant Article 18. Shall the Town vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Twenty Five Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($25,500) for the purpose of continuing a mosquito surveillance and control program, and to authorize the Board of Selectmen to continue to contract with a firm licensed in NH to apply insecticides, and conduct a larviciding and adult mosquito spray program at such times and in such locations throughout the Town as needed to accomplish effective mosquito control.

(Recommended by the Board of Selectmen: 4-0-0), (Recommended by the Budget Committee: 7-0-0)

Yes: 564

No: 266

Petitioned Warrant Article 19. Shall the town vote to create a study to increase the elderly real estate exemption dollar amounts to the equal elderly real estate exemption dollar amounts of the next lowest member town in the Timberlane Regional School District as follows:

To a person 65 years of age up to 75 years of age - from $85,000.00 to $88,000.00

To a person 75 years of age up to 80 years of age - from $100,000.00 to $126,000.00

To a person 80 years of age or older - from $125,000.00 to $155,000.00

(Not Recommended by the Board of Selectmen: 0-4-0), (Not Recommended by the Budget Committee: 2-4-1) Town Warrant - March 13, 2012

Yes: 313

No: 505

Sandown Planning Board: Zoning Amendments for 2012 Ballot

Z-1 Are you in favor of the adoption of Amendment #Z-1, as proposed by the Planning Board for the Town Zoning Ordinance as follows:

Amendment 1 - To delete Article II, Part A, General Regulations-All Zones-Section 14, which requires involuntary lot mergers. This will allow the Town of Sandown to be in compliance with recent changes to New Hampshire law.

(Recommended by the Planning Board: 5-0-0)

Yes: 613

No: 190

Z-2 Are you in favor of the adoption of Amendment #Z-2, as proposed by the Planning Board for the Town Zoning Ordinance as follows:

To amend Article II, Part A, General Regulations-All Zones-Section 16.B to include a new paragraph regarding supplemental information required for submittal to the Sandown Health Official for all design plans for individual sewage disposal systems intended to serve new one or two-family residential structures. The new paragraph to read as follows:

All design plans for individual sewage disposal systems intended to serve new one or two-family residential structures submitted to the Sandown Health Official for review and signature prior to submittal to the NHDES pursuant to the provisions of Article II-Part A-Section 16.B of this Ordinance shall include the following supplemental information:

a. Specifications and corresponding details for implementation of site specific temporary erosion and sedimentation control measures and best management practices to be implemented during construction for the purposes of containing wind and water-borne transport of sediment and debris to as limited of an area as the Health Official and/or his designee deems practical. In general, plans and specifications prepared for the purposes of fulfilling this requirement shall be consistent with recommendations provided in a publication entitled: New Hampshire Stormwater Manual - Volume 3 - Erosion and Sediment Control During Construction, as published by the NHDES in December 2008.

(Recommended by the Planning Board: 5-1-0)

Yes: 486

No: 317