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Elections

February 23, 2012

Atkinson Candidates and Warrant

(Continued)

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

Recommended by the Budget Committee: Yes - 6, Abstain - 1, No - 0

Article 2012-28: Town Hall Security

Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00) to increase the security at Town Hall? This is a Non-Lapsing Article in addition to Article 2012-6, the Operating Budget.

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

Not Recommended by the Budget Committee: Yes - 0, Abstain - 1, No - 6

Article 2012-29: Town Hall Renovation

Shall the Town vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Twenty Thousand Dollars ($20,000) to renovate the Town Clerk's and Tax Collector's offices to conform to the requirements of the New Hampshire Department of Labor (LAB 1403.01)? 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.

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

Not Recommended by the Budget Committee: Yes - 0, Abstain - 1, No - 6

Article 2012-30: Heritage Commission (by petition)

"To see if the Town will vote to establish a Heritage Commission and a Heritage Fund in accordance with the provisions of RSA 673 and RSA 674. The Heritage Commission shall not function as an Historic District Commission and shall only have advisory powers, except for town-owned property placed in the Heritage Commission's care. The Heritage Commission shall consist of 7 full members and up to 5 alternate members appointed by the Board of Selectmen pursuant to RSA 673:4-a and RSA 673:5. One member of the Heritage Commission shall be a selectman, two members shall be appointed from the Atkinson Historical Society, two members shall be appointed from the Atkinson Library Trustees, and the remaining two members shall be from the community at large.

Passage of this warrant article authorizes the Heritage Commission to manage, maintain, and regulate the use of the Kimball House, as provided by RSA 41:11-a".

Article 2012-31: Legal Expenses (by petition)

"To see if the Town will vote to prohibit the Board of Selectmen from spending taxpayer money on public officials personal legal fees for which the taxpayers have no direct liability."

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