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Elections

February 23, 2012

Atkinson Candidates and Warrant

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Fiscal Year: Estimated Increase

2012: $8,500

2013: $10,000

2014: $11,500

And further to raise and appropriate the sum of Eight Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($8,500) for the current fiscal year, such sum representing the additional costs attributable to the increase in salaries and benefits required by the new agreement over those that would be paid at current staffing levels?

Selectmen: Yes - 3, Abstain - 0, No - 0

Recommended by the Budget Committee: Yes - 5, Abstain - 1, No - 1

Article 2012-5: Authorization for Special Meeting on Defeated Collective Bargaining Agreement

Shall the Town of Atkinson, if Article #4 is defeated, authorize the governing body to call one special meeting, at its option, to address Article #4 cost items only?

Article 2012-6: Operating Budget

Shall the Town of Atkinson 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 Three Million Nine Hundred Ninety-one Thousand Four Hundred Twenty-one Dollars ($3,991,421)? Should this article be defeated, the default budget shall be Three Million Nine Hundred Twelve Thousand Six Hundred Five Dollars ($3,912,605), which is the same as last year, with certain adjustments required by previous action of the Town of Atkinson 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.

Article 2012 -7: Disabled Exemption

Under RSA 72:37-b, shall the Town, modify the Disabled Exemption Requirements and Conditions C. to read "The taxpayer must have a net income of less than $34,700 if single, or, if married, a combined net income of less than $43,500 during the year preceding said April 1st . ALL FIGURES LISTED FOR INCOME MUST BE FOR THE ENTIRE YEAR."

Selectmen: Yes - 3, Abstain - 0, No - 0

Article 2012-8: Establish A Capital Improvement Committee

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