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Elections

February 23, 2012

Atkinson Candidates and Warrant

(Continued)

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

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

Article 2012-25: Recreation Capital Reserve

Shall the Town vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Twelve Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($12,500) for the Recreation Capital Reserve Fund, established in 2004 for the purpose of acquisition, design, renovation and development of recreation fields and facilities? This article is in addition to Article 2012-6, the Operating Budget.

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

Not Recommended by the Budget Committee: Yes - 2, Abstain - 1, No - 4

Article 2012-26: Repurpose the Cable Capital Reserve Fund

Shall the Town vote to change the purpose of the Cable Capital Reserve Fund, established in 1994 to develop and equip a facility for the Atkinson Community Television, to include Information Technology (IT) services? The Capital Reserve Fund will be called the Communication/IT Capital Reserve Fund, for the purpose of purchasing equipment and software and paying for facility needs to support all aspects of Atkinson Community Television (ACTV), including all cameras, servers, software, computers, streaming equipment, Internet and peripherals, as well as any facility needs required to support it, and the Town's IT needs which include all servers, networking equipment, software, telephone systems, computers, Internet and peripherals, as well as any facility needs required to support it. This fund should also be used to support future technology changes for both ACTV and IT not explicitly listed herein.

(2/3 vote required)

Selectmen: Yes - 2, Abstain - 0, No - 1

Article 2012-27: Town Hall Data Rewiring

Shall the Town vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Eight Thousand One Hundred Dollars ($8,100) for the purpose of replacing the inadequate data cabling within Town Hall, to better support the telephone and computer networks, such funds to be deducted from the repurposed Communication/IT Capital Reserve Fund? Should Article 2012-26 not pass, Eight Thousand One Hundred Dollars ($8,100) shall be raised by taxation. This article will lapse at the completion of the project or December 31, 2017, whichever comes first, and is in addition to Article 2012-6, the Operating Budget.

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