, Kingston, NH


March 14, 2012

Danville Town Results


Recommended by the Board of Selectmen (5-0)

Recommended by the Budget Committee (8-0)

Discussion: The current Elderly Exemption values were modified in 2006 by Town vote after the entire Town was revaluated. The exemption amounts were increased to their current values based on the increase valuation of the Town during the previous revaluation period (State requires revaluations every 5 years). In a similar manner the numbers before you are adjusted by a ratio of .74051 from their existing values to reflect the reduction in the Town valuation in 2011. The 2010 Town valuation as defined by the 2010 MS1 Line 21 is $441,147,859. The 2011 Town valuation as defined by the 2011 MS1 Line 21: $326,673,874.

Yes: 508

No: 162

Article 2012-15 Acquisition or Sale of Land, Buildings or Both

To see if the town will vote adopt RSA 41:14-a to allow the Board of Selectmen to acquire or sell land, buildings, or both, provided however, they shall first submit any such proposed acquisition or sale to the Planning Board and to the Conservation Commission for review and recommendation by those bodies. This authorization shall remain in effect until specifically rescinded by the Town at any duly warned meeting.

Discussion: By adopting the provisions of RSA 41:14-a, the town authorizes the Board of Selectmen to acquire or sell land and buildings providing they follow the provisions of the RSA which requires that they shall first submit any such proposed acquisition or sale to the Planning Board and to the Conservation Commission for review and recommendation by those bodies. After the Selectmen receive the recommendation of the Planning Board and the Conservation Commission, they shall hold 2 public hearings at least 10 but not more than 14 days apart on the proposed acquisition or sale. Pursuant to RSA 41:14-a, fifty (50) registered voters presenting a petition to the Selectmen before their vote can require that the acquisition or sale of land to be placed on a warrant Article on the next Town Warrant. The Selectmen shall have no authority to sell:

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