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Elections

March 14, 2012

Plaistow Town Results

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[Intent: This project involves the construction of a Pavilion to meet the critical need for shelter for the Town's summer recreation program being held at this site and will save the Town approximately $5,000 currently being spent annually on tent rentals. This Pavilion will also allow for the year-round use of a variety of events and functions such as Old Home Day, youth sport programs, concerts, and any other Town sponsored events. The total cost of $150,000 will include the engineering, materials and construction phases of the new Pavilion.]

Yes: 408

No: 729

RAISE FOR THE TAX COLLECTOR

Article P-12-15: Shall the Town vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $700.25 for the 9 month cost of increasing the salary of the Tax Collector. This sum represents the wages and associated roll-up costs ($601.34 for Wages and $98.92 for SS, Medicare and NHRS). The breakdown is as follows:

2011 Current Salary: $26,726

+ Proposed Increase (9 months) $601.34

2012 Total Wages*: $27,327

{*The 2013 Wages with a full 12 months will be $27,528}

(Recommended by the Board of Selectmen (5-0-0) and Budget Committee (9-0-0)).

[Intent: The Tax Collector position has not had an increase in salary since 2008. The full annual impact (12 months) is $933.67. The breakdown is $801.78 salary and an additional $131.89 to cover the Town's payment for Social Security, Retirement and Medicare. ]

Yes: 717

No: 452

RAISE FOR THE TOWN CLERK

Article P-12-16: Shall the Town vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $1,015.38 for the 9 month cost of increasing the salary of the Town Clerk. This sum represents the wages and associated roll-up costs ($871.94 for Wages and $143.43 for SS, Medicare and NHRS). The breakdown is as follows:

2011 Current Salary: $38,753

+ Proposed Increase (9 months) $ 871.94

2012 Total Wages*: $39,625

{*The 2013 Wages with a full 12 months will be $39,916}

(Recommended by the Board of Selectmen (5-0-0) and Budget Committee (9-0-0).

[Intent: The Plaistow Town Clerk is the lowest paid Town Clerk in the State of NH for towns with a population of 5,000 - 9,000. The Town Clerk position has not had an increase in salary since 2008. The full annual impact is $1,353.84. The breakdown is $1,162.59 salary and an additional $191.25 to cover the Town's payment for Social Security, Retirement and Medicare.]

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