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February 23, 2012

Timberblane Candidates and warrant


School Board, Atkinson, 3 years, vote for one

Kate Rochford

Eric Kimball

Kate Delfino

Amy Cantone

School Board, Sandown, 3 years, vote for one

Kathy Lisi

Roger Barczak

Kelly Ward

Timberlane Budget Committee, Atkinson, 3 years, vote for one

Gregory Spero

Timberlane Budget Committee, Plaistow, 3 years, vote for one

Barry Weymouth

Timberlane Budget Committee, Atkinson, 2 years, votes for one

No candidates

Timberlane Budget Committee, Danville, 2 years, votes for one

No candidates

Timberlane Budget Committee, Plaistow, 2 years, votes for one

No candidates

Timberlane Budget Committee, Plaistow, 3 years, votes for one

No candidates

Timberlane Budget Committee, Sandown, 3 years, votes for one

No candidates

Article 2 - High School Physical Education/Athletic Locker Rooms, Team Rooms and Mini Gym Renovation and Reconstruction Project/5-Year Bond

Shall the Timberlane Regional School District vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $4,800,000 for the renovation and reconstruction of the Timberlane Regional High School Physical Education/Athletic Locker Rooms, Team Rooms and Mini Gym and to authorize the issuance of not more than $4,800,000 of bonds or notes in accordance with the provisions of the Municipal Finance Act (RSA 33) and to authorize the District to issue and negotiate such bonds or notes and to determine the rate of interest thereon; and to further raise and appropriate an additional sum of $82,000 for the first year's interest payment on the bond? (3/5 MAJORITY VOTE REQUIRED)

Recommended by the School Board 8-0; Recommended by the Budget Committee 8-0

Article 3 - Operating Budget

Shall the Timberlane Regional School District 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 $62,821,817? Should this article be defeated, the operating budget shall be $62,568,852 which is the same as last year, with certain adjustments required by previous action of the Timberlane Regional School District 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. Note: Warrant Article 3 (the operating budget) does not include appropriations proposed under any other warrant articles. (MAJORITY VOTE REQUIRED)

Recommended by the School Board 8-0; Recommended by the Budget Committee 8-0

Article 4 - Capital Reserve Fund

Shall the Timberlane Regional School District raise and appropriate up to $200,000 to be placed in the School Building Construction, Reconstruction, Capital Improvement and Land Purchase Capital Reserve Fund established in 1996, with such amount to be transferred from the June 30, 2012 unassigned fund balance (surplus) available for transfer on July 1 of this year? (MAJORITY VOTE REQUIRED)

(The funds for this article come from the 2011-2012 school budget surplus, not from additional taxes.)

Recommended by the School Board 8-0; Recommended by the Budget Committee 8-0

Article 5 - Collective Bargaining Agreement (Timberlane Teachers' Association)

Shall the Timberlane Regional School District approve the cost items included in a one-year collective bargaining agreement reached between the Timberlane Teachers' Association and the Timberlane Regional School Board which calls for a $0 increase in salaries and benefits at current staffing levels

Year 2012-2013: $0 estimated increase

and to further raise and appropriate no funds for the upcoming fiscal year such sum representing the fact that there are $0 in additional costs attributable to increases in salaries and benefits required by the new agreement over those that would be paid at current staffing levels in the current fiscal year? (MAJORITY VOTE REQUIRED)

Recommended by the School Board 8-0; Recommended by the Budget Committee 8-0

Article 6 - Authorization for Special Meeting on Cost Items

Shall the Timberlane Regional School District, if Article 5 is defeated, authorize the Timberlane Regional School Board to call one special meeting, at its option, to address Article 5 cost items only? (MAJORITY VOTE REQUIRED)

(Without this Article the District would have to petition Superior Court for a Special School District Meeting. This saves the District the expense of attorney fees and court costs).

Recommended by the School Board 8-0; Recommended by the Budget Committee 8-0

Article 7 - General Acceptance of Reports

Shall the Timberlane Regional School District accept reports of agents, auditors, and committees as written in the 2011 Annual Report? (MAJORITY VOTE REQUIRED)