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March 8, 2011

Sandown Town Results 2011


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Article 1: Election of Officers

Selectmen: three-year term, elect two

* Thomas Tombarello: 511

* James Devine: 411

Budget Committee: one-year term, elect two

* Melinda "Mindy" Salomone-Abood: 472

* Bruce Cleveland: 456

Budget Committee: three-year term, elect two

* Cathleen Gorman: 484

Planning Board: three-year term, elect two

* Mark Traeger: 501

Fire Engineers: three-year term, elect three

* Wilfred Tapley: 540

* Irving Bassett: 555

* Dennis Giangregorio: 491

Cemetery Trustee: three-year term, elect one

* David I. Drowne: 574

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

* David Drowne: 558

Library Trustee: three-year term, elect one

* Diana True: 577

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 $3,237,830.04. Should this article be defeated, the default budget shall be $3,282,449.27, 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.

* Yes: 552

No: 84

Article 3: Shall the Town vote to raise and appropriate and authorize the Selectmen to accept a Highway Block Grant in the sum of $156,266 for the road improvement programs March 8, 2011 - Town Warrant 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.

* Yes: 582

No: 60

Article 4: Shall the town vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $75,350 to remove and replace the 40 year old tank on the 2001 International 2674 Series Tanker Truck with a 3,500 gallon poly-elliptical tank. New tank comes with a lifetime warranty and rear and side dump ports to make unit more serviceable for Fire Department use.

* Yes: 527

No: 144

Article 5: Shall the Town vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $241,200 to be added to the previously established Road Improvement Capital Reserve Fund.

* Yes: 411

No: 255

Article 6: Shall the Town vote to create an expendable trust fund under the provisions of RSA 31:19-a, to be known as the Old Home Day Celebration Expendable Trust Fund for the purpose of funding the annual Old Home Day Celebration and raise and appropriate the sum of $6,000 for that purpose and to further appoint the Old Home Day Committee as agents to expend the Old Home Day Celebration Expendable Trust Fund. Passage of this article shall make Article 7 null and void.

* Yes: 401

No: 260

Article 7: Shall the Town vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $6,000 for the annual Old Home Day Celebration. Should Special Warrant Article 6 pass, this article shall be null and void.

Yes: 271

* No: 367

Article 8: Shall the Town vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $176,000 to be added to the Police Station Capital Reserve Fund previously established.

* Yes: 379

No: 279

Article 9: Shall the Town vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $24,000 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.

* Yes: 467

No: 192

Article 10: Shall the town vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $16,078 to be added to the Town Disaster Management Expendable Trust Fund previously established.

Yes: 329

* No: 335

Article 11: Shall the Town rescind the provisions of RSA 31:95-c to restrict all of the revenues from Police Department OHRV and District Court fines and forfeitures, to expenditures for the purpose of purchasing OHRV safety gear and enforcement equipment. Such revenues and expenditures shall be accounted for in a special revenue fund to be known as the Police Department Safety and Enforcement Special Revenue Fund, separate from the general fund. Any surplus in said fund shall not be deemed part of the general fund accumulated surplus and shall be expended only after a vote by the legislative body to appropriate a specific amount from said fund for a specific purpose related to the purpose of the fund or source of the revenue. Said funds, with accumulated interest to date of withdrawal, are to be transferred to the municipality's general fund. Should Article 12 fail, this article shall be null and void.

* Yes: 429

No: 229

Article 12: Shall the town vote to establish a revolving fund pursuant to RSA 31:95-h for the purpose of providing public safety services. All revenues received from the police department's OHRV fines and forfeitures will be deposited into the fund, and the money in the fund shall be allowed to accumulate from year to year, and shall not be considered part of the town's general fund unreserved fund balance. The town treasurer shall have custody of all moneys in the fund, and shall pay out the same only upon order of the governing body and police chief and no further approval is required by the legislative body to expend. Said funds may be expended for purchasing OHRV safety gear and enforcement equipment, and to raise and appropriate $14,351.45 to be deposited into this fund and further to authorize this amount from the unreserved fund balance. The name of the revolving fund will be the Police Department Safety and Enforcement Revolving Fund. Should this article fail then Article 11 shall be null and void. Should Article 11 fail, then this article also fails.

* Yes: 411

No: 243

Article 13: Shall the Town vote to establish a Town Forest pursuant to RSA 31:110 on a certain Town owned parcel of land identified as Tax Map 9 Lot 16 and Tax Map 13 Lot 20, also known as the "Porter" parcel(s) totaling 14.30 and 58.42 acres respectively. These parcels are adjacent to the existing Greenwood-Hooke Town Forest and would bring the total acreage of that Town Forest to 111.85 acres.

* Yes: 526

No: 149

Article 14: Shall the Town vote to require the Sandown Planning Board to notify in writing through the U.S. Mail all property owners impacted by a proposed Zoning Ordinance that would affect 45% or less of the property parcels in the Town. The notice would be required to include a detailed summary of the proposed Zoning Ordinance, the date, time and location of any public hearing on the proposed Zoning Ordinance and, references to any written materials regarding the proposed Zoning Ordinance. The notice must be sent at least fourteen days before any public hearing on the proposed Zoning Ordinance.

* Yes: 374

No: 291

Zoning Amendments for 2011 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 add to Article II - Part A - Section 20 entitled Lighting Requirements. The intent of this amendment is to maintain the rural character of the Town of Sandown by preserving the visibility of night time skies and to minimize the impact of artificial lighting on nocturnal wildlife.

* Yes: 384

No: 285