Special Town Meeting Notice 06.16.14

June 8, 2014

To the inhabitants of the Town of Bradford in the County of Merrimack in said State qualified to vote in town affairs:

You are hereby notified to meet at the Bradford Elementary School on Old Warner Road in said Bradford, NH on Monday evening, the sixteenth of June next at 7:00o:clock in the evening to act on the following article::

“Article One: To see if the town will authorize the sale of town-owned property, Tax Map 6, Lot 102 upon such terms as may be negotiated by the Selectmen.”

Town Meeting 2014 Minutes

March 18, 2014

TOWN OF BRADFORD

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

Town Warrant of Town Meeting March 11, 2014

The Polls will open at 8:00 am to 7:00 pm on March 11, 2014.

To the inhabitants of the Town of Bradford in the County of Merrimack in said State qualified to vote in town affairs;

You are hereby notified to meet at the Kearsarge Regional Elementary School on the Old Warner Road in said Bradford, N.H. on Tuesday the eleventh day of March next, at eight o’clock in the morning to act on the following articles:

Article One. To choose all necessary town officials for the ensuing year.

MODERATOR (2 YEARS):

Brackett L. Scheffy (357)         Elected

SELECTMEN (3 YEARS) – 1 Opening:

John Pfeifle (213)         Elected

Marlene Freyler (160)

TRUSTEE OF THE TRUST FUNDS (3 YEARS) – 1 Opening:

Michael C. James (337)            Elected

TRUSTEE OF THE BROWN MEMORIAL LIBRARY (3 YEARS) – 3 Openings:

Erica Gross (334)         Elected

Connie Scheffy (316)    Elected

Patricia Furness (298)   Elected

SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE (3 YEARS) – 2 Openings:

Write-in:

Mary Keegan Dayton (26)        Elected

Denise Renk (15)         Elected

BUDGET COMMITTEE (3 YEARS) – 2 Openings:

Jonathan P. Marden (315)        Elected

Write-in:

Susan Reynolds (40)     Elected

PLANNING BOARD (3 YEARS) – 2 Openings:

Mark Keith (344)         Elected

Write-in:

Claire James (58)         Elected

ZONING BOARD (3 YEARS) – 2 Openings:

Mark Fournier (205)    Elected

Erich A. Caron (155)

Write-in:

Stephen C. Pierce (165)           Elected

CEMETERY COMMISSION (3 YEARS) – 1 Opening:

Carey R. Rodd (345)   Elected

Article Two. Zoning Amendment One. To see if the Town will vote to amend Article V. Section C. 1. to read:

  1. When any existing non-conforming use of a building or use of land has been discontinued for two years, the building or land shall thereafter be used only in conformity with this ordinance, except by special exception.

Yes (193)         No (175)         Article Carried

Article Three. Zoning Amendment Two: To see if the Town will vote to add a definition to Article II. Definitions

Feather Sign: Any sign constructed of cloth, canvas, fabric, or other light materials and supported along one or more sides and intended for display for a short period of time.

Yes (245)         No (127)          Article Carried

Article Four. Zoning Amendment Three: To see if the Town will vote to amend Article VII Sign Regulation to allow feather signs under the category of “allowed without permit”, but set criteria for their use.

  1. Feather signs allowed in the Rural Business District with a limit of two per lot, 15’ from the highway right-of-way and property boundary, kept in good repair, and displayed for no longer than 60 days in any calendar year.

Yes (237)         No (133)         Article Carried

Article Five. Zoning Amendment Four: To see if the Town will vote to add a new section P. to Article III

P. Restriction on Certain Vehicles in the Residential-Business District. The following restrictions apply to all lots in the Residential-Business district, whose primary use is residential:

1. No commercial vehicle, recreational vehicle, trailer (excluding manufactured housing), truck over 15,000 gross vehicle weight rating, bus, or boat shall be parked or stored outdoors within 50’ from any street right-of-way or property line.

2. The restrictions set forth in paragraph 1 above shall also apply to any other type of vehicle which remains in the same location, without being operated on the public highways, for a period of 60 days or more, irrespective of whether said vehicle constitutes “junk” under this Ordinance.

3. Notwithstanding Article V of this Ordinance, no existing vehicle, trailer or boat shall be deemed to constitute a nonconforming use, or to be otherwise exempt from the restrictions contained in this section. However, any owner may apply for a variance pursuant to the standards contained in RSA 674:33.

Yes (203)         No (170)         Article Carried

Article Six. To adjourn the meeting until Wednesday March 12, 2014 at 7:00pm at the Bradford Highway Department on Cilley Lane in Bradford. Raising the money and remaining articles in the Warrant will be taken up at the adjourned meeting. Due to inclement weather, being called for March 12, 2014 the adjourned meeting was rescheduled for Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 9:00am at the Bradford Highway Department on Cilley Lane in Bradford.

Election officials present at the March 11th, 2014 Town Election were Fred Hubley, Assistant Moderator designated Moderator, Harold Wright, Sonny Harris, Selectmen, Erica Gross, Town Clerk, Melissa Cloutier, Deputy Town Clerk, Ruth Marden, Judith Marshall, Jacqueline Pehrson, Supervisors of the Checklist, Robert Toppi, Marge Cilley, George Cilley, Jane Johnsen, Marcia Keller, Phyllis Wilcox, Carolyn Verity, Harriet Douglass, Margaret Ainsle, Miriam D’Angona, Thomas Marshall and Mary Keegan Dayton, Ballot Clerks, Eileen Kelly, Beth Rodd, Robert Toppi, Marilyn Gordon, Carey Rodd, Paul Gross, Tandy Hartford, Sandy Paul, Thomas Marshall, Julie Leonard, Jane Johnsen, Harold Wright, Steve Pierce, Counters

The count ended at 11:35 pm. A total of 352 voters attended. 36 Absentee Ballots were received totaling 388 votes. The Results were announced and emailed. The meeting reconvened at the Bradford Highway Department on Cilley Lane.

Please note: Due to the numerous amount of speakers, these notes have been abridged. A detailed audio account of Town Meeting is available on CD at the Town Administrators office and online at http://www.bradfordnh.org/departments/forms/mp3-files/

Brackett Scheffy opened the meeting at 9:00am with the Pledge of Allegiance done by Bob Selig.

Brackett stated that this was the 228th town meeting for the Town of Bradford. The rules for procedure are based on Roberts Rules. Brackett also explained that due to the fact that Article 7 is a bond issue it must be voted on with paper ballots and voting will be left open for 1 hour. The other difference with bond issues is that if someone moves for reconsideration of that bond article and the motion passes, then we have to pause the meeting on that bond article and adjourn the meeting for at least 7 days before we can take it up again. He mentioned that because Article 9 and Article 10 (petition) were contingent on Article 7, we would hold off on these until the result of Article 7 is declared.

John Pfeifle thanked Everett Kittredge and Thomas Riley for their years of service to the town.

Dick Keller introduced with the Budget Committee. It is with their due diligence and the Town people’s support that the tax rate went down this past year. Holding the tax rate steady is the Budget Committee’s goal. Dick then explained the blue budget sheet that had been handed out; showing the total Operating Budget of $1,915,757 (one million, nine hundred and fifteen thousand, seven hundred and fifty seven dollars) the total of the warrant articles $417,376 (four hundred and seventeen thousand, three hundred and seventy six dollars). Giving a total of $2,333,133 (two million, three hundred and thirty three thousand, one hundred and thirty three dollars) as the bottom line affecting the tax rate. It is with this balancing of the individual numbers on both sides of the sheet that generates the bottom line. With this in mind the Budget Committee supports the restoration of the Town Hall. This can be done without increasing the taxes, which the Budget Committee has heard, is a concern. The first payment of a partial payment will come in 2015. When the last major payment of $31,880 (thirty one thousand, eight hundred and eighty dollars) on the highway garage note will be paid off and the commitment to the State when our share of the bridge design will be reduced by $15,000 (fifteen thousand dollars) that same year. The interest in the fund balance will more than make up any difference for 2015. In 2016, we will be in balance again.

Article Seven. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate One Million Four Hundred Sixty Six Thousand Dollars ($1,466,000.00) (gross budget) to renovate the Bradford Town Hall at map 16 lot 92 and to authorize the issuance of not more than One Million Three Hundred Thousand Dollars ($1,300,000.00) of bonds or notes in accordance with the provisions of the Municipal Finance Act (RSA Chapter 33.) Further to authorize the Selectmen to issue and negotiate such bonds or notes, to determine the rate of interest thereon, the term and other details. The balance of One Hundred Sixty Six Thousand Dollars ($166,000.00) will be raised from donations and grants. With work proceeding as commitments are made. Selectmen recommends. Budget Committee recommends. (2/3 ballot vote required) (passage of this article will not impact the tax rate until 2015)

Note: The Bradford Board of Selectmen expects to complete the entire project in 2015. All additional work; to include the second floor, paving the parking lot, finishing the basement, finishing the southwest office/room on the 1st floor, and incidentals; will be paid for by grants and donations. No additional tax funds will be used.

John Pfeifle gave an overview of the restoration program and explained that we are restricting the use of the BradfordAreaCommunity Center by having the town offices located there. The restoration of the Town Hall will be done in two phases. Phase 1 will be done with 1.3 million and will be complete for town offices, while Phase 2 will only be done when we have received enough grants or donations to proceed.

Phase 1 will create a safe environment with barriers, egress windows, alarm systems duplicated throughout the whole area. It will achieve environmental excellence by creating better public relations. Office flow will be positive, easy and efficient. The storage facility will comply with RSA:91a. Entire safety and environmental functional issues will be taken care of in Phase 1. All asbestos and mold will be removed. Wiring, insulation, roofing, exterior paint and heating system will be 100% complete.

Michael and James Bruss gave a presentation on the new plans for the Town Hall Restoration project.

Brackett opened the floor up for discussion.

Don Johnsen asked if the second floor would be usable before completion. Jim Bruss answered that it would be usable but limited to occupancy of 50 people or less. Until such time as the elevator is installed and the second staircase is brought up.

Verne Clow asked how the sprinkler cistern would be fed.

Jim Bruss answered that the sprinkler cistern would be fed in the beginning of the project. A tankard would be used to fill it and the cistern will have an alarm system and auto fill that will monitor and maintain it in case of evaporation. It will also have a fire pump with automatic transfer switch generator.

Jim Bruss also answered Verne’s question regarding fuel. The current plan is to have the first floor with air conditioning with an air to air heat pump. Although this decision has not been completely made they are also looking into a wood pellet boiler, that Bruss has used in other buildings and has had great success with.

Peter Antal wanted to know if the meeting space would that handle 400 people and what would happen if there is overflow as we have had at prior town meetings.

Mike Bruss stated that there would be space enough for 400 people if the other two meeting areas are also used.

John Pfeifle mentioned that they are aggressively investigating sharing services with other towns. They are looking into having Henniker share the rescue services, and Newbury sharing police services. They will investigate Fire Department, Ambulance, Police Department and Transfer Station and see where money can be saved. Then will look at the possibility of joining forces with town offices.

Charles Goodale pointed out that a number of the residents are on fixed income. The current social security COLA is 1.5% so every tax rise is devastating to these people.

Charlotte Antal was very concerned with the infrastructure of the town being outsourced to other towns just to make a building look nicer.

George Cilley noted that we all live on fixed incomes.

Bracket made a motion to close the debate and open the ballot boxes. Motion passed.

Ballot boxes were opened at 10:50am.

Voting on Article 7 was closed at 11:50. 239 votes were cast. A 2/3 vote was needed to pass the bond article.             Yes 151      No 88 Article Did Not Carry

Article Eight. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of One Million Nine Hundred Fifteen Thousand Seven Hundred Fifty Seven Dollars ($1,915,757.00) for general municipal operations. This article DOES NOT include amounts appropriated by other warrant articles. (Majority vote required). Selectmen recommends $1,920,351.00. Budget Committee recommends $1,915,757.00.

                                                                                                Selectmen Budget Comm

  1. Executive                                                               186,220.00 181,226.00 Carried
  2. Elections and Vital Records                                       9,018.00 9,018.00 Carried
  3. Financial Administration                                           94,611.00 94,611.00 Carried
  4. Revaluations                                                            25,346.00 25,346.00 Carried
  5. Legal                                                                       16,000.00 16,000.00 Carried
  6. Employee Benefits-now posted to each dept
  7. Planning                                                                     9,053.00 9,453.00 Carried
  8. General Government                                                56,899.00 56,899.00 Carried
  9. Cemetery                                                                26,125.00 26,125.00 Carried
  10. Insurances                                                               77,566.00 77,566.00 Carried
  11. Other General Gov                                                    8,800.00 8,800.00 Carried
  12. Police Department                                                 445,720.00 445,720.00 Carried
  13. Fire Department                                                      61,500.00 61,500.00 Carried
  14. Rescue Squad                                                         73,997.00 73,997.00 Carried
  15. Building Code Dept                                                 19,793.00 19,793.00 Carried
  16. Emergency Management                                            2,750.00 2,750.00 Carried
  17. Highway Department                                             475,517.00 475,517.00 Carried
  18. Bridge Account                                                            100.00 100.00 Carried
  19. Street Lighting                                                           4,800.00 4,800.00 Carried
  20. Solid Waste Collection                                            74,493.00 74,493.00 Carried
  21. Solid Waste Disposal                                               40,100.00 40,100.00 Carried
  22. Inoculations                                                                  100.00 100.00 Carried
  23. Welfare Administration                                              6,244.00 6,244.00 Carried
  24. Welfare Payments                                                    32,843.00 32,843.00 Carried
  25. Parks and Recreation                                                 2,000.00 2,000.00 Carried
  26. Library                                                                    66,140.00 66,140.00 Carried
  27. Patriotic Purposes                                                    13,500.00 13,500.00 Carried
  28. Community Center                                                   22,600.00 22,600.00 Carried
  29. Other Conservation                                                      800.00 800.00 Carried
  30. Long Term Notes                                                    65,716.00 65,716.00 Carried
  31. Interest on Tan Notes                                                2,000.00 2,000.00 Carried

Total                                                                                  $1,920,351.00 $1,915,757.00

Article Nine. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Ninety Five Thousand Dollars ($95,000) to replace the roofing on the Bradford Town Hall (map 16 lot 92) and to cover preconstruction costs associated with the renovation of the Bradford Town Hall. This will be a non-lapsing appropriation per RSA 32:7,VI and will continue until the money is spent or December 31, 2019. If the bond article (Warrant Article Seven) passes this article will be passed over. Selectmen recommend. Budget Committee recommends.          Article Carried

A motion was made to reconsider Article 7. Motion for reconsideration was defeated.

Article Ten. To see if the Town will vote to postpone any major repairs or renovations of the Town Hall for the next three years. By Petition.

This Article cannot dictate next year’s meeting. Even if passed, it will have no legal effect. This Article also conflicts with Article 9 which carried. A motion was made to table this article. The motion for tabling was defeated.         Article Did Not Carry

Article Eleven. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Eight Thousand Dollars ($8,000) to repair and replace steel beams on the Breezy Hill Road Bridge (#161/145). This would be a non lapsing appropriation per RSA 32:7, VI and will continue until the money is spent or December 31, 2019. Selectmen recommend. Budget Committee recommends.    Article Carried

Article Twelve. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Seventy Thousand Nine Hundred Fifty Six Dollars($70,956) to purchase a Ford 550 One Ton Truck for the Highway Department and to withdraw Seventy Thousand Nine Hundred and Fifty Six Dollars ($70,956) from the Highway Department Capital Reserve Fund. There will be no added tax impact of this purchase. Selectmen recommend. Budget Committee recommends.    Article Carried

Article Thirteen. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate the sum of Eighty Five Thousand Dollars ($85,000) to work on asphalt roads in Bradford. This is a non lapsing appropriation per RSA 32:7,VI and continue until the money is spent or December 31, 2019. Selectmen recommend. Budget Committee recommends.

Barry Wheeler explained that a top coat of 1 inch will be put on Fairgrounds and Sunset Hill.

Article Carried

Article Fourteen. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate Fifty Three Thousand Three Hundred Dollars ($53,300.00) for Bridge design and replacement. This will be a non lapsing appropriation per RSA 32:7, VI to continue until the money is used or December 31, 2019. Selectmen recommend. Budget Committee recommends.      Article Carried

Article Fifteen. To see if the town will vote to authorize the selectmen to enter into a lease purchase agreement for the purpose of purchasing a tanker truck for the fire department. (This agreement contains a fiscal funding non appropriation clause) and to raise and appropriate One Hundred and Fifty Two Thousand Dollars ($152,000) for the down payment and first year’s payment under the lease /purchase agreement. The total cost of the tanker truck over four years will be Two Hundred Thirty Eight Thousand One Hundred Dollars ($238,100). The estimated annual payment for the remaining three years will be Twenty Eight Thousand Seven Hundred Dollars ($28,700) per year. Selectmen recommend. Budget Committee does not recommend.

Hand Count – Yes 54   No 74  Article Did Not Carry

Article Sixteen. To see if the town will vote to discontinue the Fire Department Heavy Equipment Capital Reserve Fund established in 1996. Said funds with accumulated interest to the date of withdrawal, are to be transferred to the Town’s General Fund. This article is contingent on the passage of (the tanker warrant article #15). Selectmen recommend. Budget Committee does not recommend.          Article 16 Defeated Since Article 15 Did NotPass

Article Seventeen. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000) to repair window casings and improve drainage at the Bradford Area Community Center in line with the Town’s Capital Improvement Plan this will be a non lapsing appropriation per RSA 32:7,VI to continue until the money is used or December 31, 2019. Selectmen recommend. Budget Committee recommends.      Article Carried

Article Eighteen. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00) to oversee the activities at the Boat Launch including certain safety regulations and milfoil inspection. Selectmen recommend. Budget Committee recommends.

Article Carried

Article Nineteen. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Five Thousand Four Hundred Dollars ($5,400) to work with the State of NH and treat the milfoil in Lake Massasecum. This will be a non-lapsing appropriation per RSA 32:7, VI to continue until the money is used or December 31, 2019. Selectmen recommend. Budget Committee recommends.    Article Carried

Article Twenty. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Three Thousand Dollars ($3,000.00) to engage Central New Hampshire Regional Planning Commission (CNHRPC) to assist the Planning Board, Board of Selectmen and Budget Committee in preparing the Capital Improvements Program (CIP) for the 2015 – 2020 budget years. This will be non lapsing per RSA 32:7,VI and will continue until the money is spent or December 31, 2019. Selectmen recommends. Budget Committee recommend.   Article Carried

Article Twenty One. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Seventy Thousand Two Hundred Dollars ($70,200.00) to fund the following Capital Reserve Funds:

12/31/13 balance   2014 request

  1. Fire Department Heavy Equipment                         151,241.85             100.00

John Marden made a motion to amend the amount for Fire Department Heavy Equipment from $100 (One Hundred Dollars) to $59,900 (Fifty Nine Thousand Nine Hundred Dollars) increasing the sum to appropriate from $70,200 (Seventy Thousand Two Hundred Dollars) to $130,100 (One Hundred Thirty Thousand One Hundred Dollars) to fund the Capital Reserve Fund.

Motion Carried

  1. Ambulance                                                              70,472.68             100.00
  2. Revaluation                                                              20,646.96        10,000.00
  3. Highway Heavy Equipment                                      72,295.87        40,000.00
  4. Town Buildings emergency repair                             20,651.49          5,000.00
  5. Town Facilities                                                        23,454.14          5,000.00
  6. Main Street Improvements/sidewalks                       51,951.36        10,000.00

Selectmen recommend. Budget Committee recommends.          Article Carried

Article Twenty Two.. To see if the Town will vote to correct the wording on the 2013 warrant to lease a police cruiser and authorize the Selectmen to continue the current lease for the remaining three years and to raise and appropriate the sum of Eight Thousand Seven Hundred Seventy Dollars ($8,770.00) for the second year payment. This lease has a fiscal funding (escape clause). Selectmen recommend. Budget Committee recommends.         Article Carried

Article Twenty Three. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate Two Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty Dollars ($2,750.00) to support the Bradford Newbury Sutton Youth Sports. Selectmen recommend. Budget Committee recommends.

Article Carried

Article Twenty Four. To see if the town will vote to adopt the provisions of RSA 72:61-64 inclusively, which provides for an optional property tax exemption from the property’s assessed value, for the property tax purposes, for persons owning real property, which is equipped with solar energy systems intended for the use of the resident at the immediate non commercial site. Such property tax exemption shall be in the amount equal to 100% of the Town’s assessed value for the qualifying solar energy system equipment and installation under these statutes.     Article Carried

Article Twenty Five. To see if the Town will vote to accept the reports of the Town Offices. To transact any other business that may legally come before the meeting.

A motion was made to close the meeting. Motion Carried

The meeting was closed at 1:20 on March 15, 2014.

Bradford Board of Selectmen

Harry Wright, Chairman

Delbert (Sonny) Harris, Selectman

John Pfeifle, Selectman

A true copy attest:

Official town warrant and minutes for the Election of March 11th and Meeting March 15th, 2014

Erica Gross, Town Clerk/Tax Collector

Town Meeting Minutes 03.14.12

March 20, 2012

TOWN OF BRADFORD STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

Town Warrant and Minutes of Town Meeting March 13, 2012

The Polls will opened at 8:00 to 7:00 pm on March 13, 2012

To the inhabitants of the town of Bradford in the County of Merrimack in said State qualified to vote in town affairs;

You are hereby notified to meet at the Bradford Elementary School on Old Warner Road in said Bradford, NH on Tuesday, the thirteenth of March next, at eight o’clock in the morning to act on the following articles:

Article One. To choose all necessary Town officials for the ensuing year.

Selectman John “Jack” Meany 86
Delbert “Sonny” Harris III 369 Elected
Town Clerk/Tax Collector Susan Pehrson 184
Erica Gross 268 Elected
Treasurer Marilyn Gordon 410 Elected
Supervisor of the Check List Judith Marshall 423 Elected
Trustee of the Trust Funds Thomas “Tim” Rodd 392 Elected
Trustee of the Brown Memorial Library Mary Chris Duncan 263 Elected
Beatrice Howe 298 Elected
GarryKalajian 181
Budget Committee Marlene Freyler 187
G. Richard Keller 255 Elected
Write-in William Hurley 193 Elected
Planning Board Philip Lamoreaux 384 Elected
Write-in Donald Jackson 44 Elected
Zoning Board Andrew Pinard 365 Elected
Write-in Denise Renk 25 Elected
Scholarship Committee Gilberte “Jill” Pinard 262 Elected
Mary Chris Duncan 148
Cemetery Commission Diane Whalley 411 Elected

Article Two. The Planning Board’s Amendment No. 1 Are you in favor of the adoption of Amendment No. 1 as proposed by the planning board for the Bradford Zoning Ordinance as follows: to add a Workforce Housing section to the Zoning Ordinance as required by RSA 674:58-61? The proposed ordinance would allow workforce housing in the Residential Business and Residential Rural zoning districts. The Planning Board could approve one or more incentives: smaller lot sizes, reduced setbacks and/ or reduced road frontage only if the applicant demonstrates that the current regulations would make the cost of a project prohibitive for sale or rent to families who meet the guidelines. An assurance of continued affordability would be required for any approved project. (Majority Vote Required)

229 YES                             223    NO                  Article Carried

There was also a School Ballot. The Bradford results were as follows:

Question 1. To see if the school district will vote to raise an appropriate the municipal budget committees recommended amount of $ 36,546,033 for the support of schools, for the payment of salaries for the school district officials and agents, and the payment for the statutory obligations of the district. The school board recommends $36,546,033. This article does not include appropriations voted in other warrant articles. This article asks the voter to raise an appropriate for the support of schools, the salaries of school district officials and agents, and for the statutory obligations of said district, and to authorize the application against said appropriation of such sums as are estimated to be received from the state sources, to gather with other income, the school board to certify to each of the towns of Bradford, New London, Newbury, Springfield, Sutton, Warner, and Wilmot, the amount to be raised by taxation by said towns. (School board approves 9-0) (Municipal budget committee approves 8-0)

A.    $36,546,033 for the proposed operating budget recommended by the school board

B.   $36,546,033 for the proposed operating budget recommended by the municipal budget committee

A.   234                                B.   154

Question 2. To see if the school district will vote to approve the cost item included in the collective bargaining agreement reached between the Kearsarge regional school board and the Kearsarge regional education Association which calls for the following increases in salaries and benefits

Year 2012-13        Estimated Increase $427,483.00

And further to raise an appropriate the sum of $427,483.00 for the 2012-2013 fiscal year, such some representing the additional costs attributable to the increase in salaries and benefits required by the new agreement over those that would be paid at current staffing levels.(School board approves 9-0) (Municipal budget committee approves 8-0) YES              190                NO      258      Article Did Not Carry

Question 3. To see if the school district will vote to raise an appropriate the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars $25,000 to be placed in the special education expendable trust fund, established in 2008 within the provisions of RSA 198:20 -c for the purpose of emergency funding for unforeseen special education costs incurred by the district.(School board approves 9-0) (Municipal budget committee approves 8-0)

YES               225                 NO      224     Article Carried

Question 4. To see if the school district will vote to raise an appropriate up to fifty thousand dollars $50,000 to be placed in the school buildings maintenance fund for the purpose of repair, unanticipated utility costs, and maintaining the school buildings and equipment, with such amount to be funded from surplus funds remaining on hand as all of June 30, 2012. (School board approves 9-0) (Municipal budget committee approves 8-

0)

YES               252                 NO      197     Article Carried

Question 5. To see if the school district will vote to raise an appropriate the sum of thirty-five thousand dollars $35,000 for the purpose of contracting a part-time services of a school resource officer. (School board approves 9-0) (Municipal budget committee approves 7-1)

YES               138                NO      308     Article Did Not Carry

In the Moderator race Brackett Scheffy received                 406 Votes

District wide all but the article for the resource officer passed.

Election officials present were Brackett Scheffy Moderator, Fred Hubley Assistant Moderator, Harry Wright, Barry Wheeler, John Meany, Selectmen, Susan Pehrson Town Clerk/Tax Collector, Erica Gross Deputy Town Clerk/Tax Collector, Judith Marshall, Ruth Marden, Jacqueline Welch, Supervisors of the Checklist, Robert Toppi, Carolyn Verity, Christopher Small, Marjory Cilley, George Cilley, Phyllis Wilcox, Linda Niven, Denise Renk, Steve Pierce, Mary Dayton, Marcia Keller, Harriet Douglass, Ballot Clerks, Eileen Kelly, Christopher Small, Denise Renk, Mary Dayton, Beth Rodd, Steve Pierce, Robert Toppi, Connie Scheffy, Susan Smith, Tandy Hartford, Marancy Pehrson , Counters

Article Three. At the close of the polls the meeting adjourned until Wednesday, March 14th, 2012 at 7:00 pm at Bradford Elementary School on the Old Warner Road. Raising the money and remaining articles in the Warrant will be taken up at the adjourned meeting.

The count ended at 10:45.   Winners were announced and information was e-mailed.

Meeting reconvened at 7 PM at the Bradford regional elementary school.

Brackett was pleased to be back as our moderator.

Bob Selig led us in the pledge of allegiance.

There were 209 voters present.

It was announced that a recount was going to be held for one of the budget committee

openings. The date to be chosen at a later time.

Mr. Scheffy thanked the many volunteers for their faithful work

Article Four. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of One Million Nine Hundred Ten, Six Hundred Forty Five Dollars and Thirty Four Cents ($1,910,645.34) for the general municipal operation. This article DOES NOT include amounts appropriated by other warrant articles. (Majority vote required)                    article carried

  Selectmen Budget Committee
1. Executive 128,612.00 127,623.28
article carried
2. Elections and Vital Records 9,689.00 9,689.00
article carried
3. Financial Administration 92,968.30 91,261.00
proposed amendment to reduce by $20,000. Amendment did not pass
article carried
4. Revaluations 25,555.00 25,555.00
article carried
5. Legal 16,000.00 16,000.00
article carried
6. Employee Benefits 298,975.00 286,775.00
article carried
7. Planning 8,050.00 8,050.00
article carried
8. General Government 68,463.33 54,097.00
amendment to decrease to 36,713. Amendment carried
article carried
9. Cemetery 25,141.00 25,141.00 article carried
10. Insurances 76,700.00 76,700.00 article carried
11. Other General Gov 8,800.00 8,800.00 article carried
12. Police Department 316,746.69 315,163.00 article carried
13. Fire Department 59,250.00 59,250.00 article carried
14. Rescue Squad 70,860.00 70,860.00 article carried
15. Building Code Dept 30,125.00 29,951.52 article carried
16. Emergency Management 250.00 250.00 article carried
17. Highway Department 507,131.50 425,684.00
hand count 80 yes       126 no article not carried
proposed to raise $400,000 for this article article carried
18. Bridge Account 500.00 500.00
article carried
19. Street Lighting 4,700.00 4,700.00
article carried
20. Solid Waste Collection 49,470.00 48,615.00
article carried

Article Five. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Thirteen Thousand Dollars ($13,000) to obtain architectural services to evaluate the Bradford Town Hall and complete design recommendations to restore the building to code compliance, safety and utility for the town.

Article carried

Article Six. Town Hall Restoration Resolution: In anticipation of Bradford’s 225th anniversary, to see if the town will vote to support renovation of its Town Hall – with origins dating to 1797 -to revitalize the community and serve future generation, thereby furnishing the key ingredient of community support to win outside grants and matching funds for this project.

Article carried

Article Seven. To see if the Town will vote to appropriate the sum of Twenty Five Thousand ($25,000) to retro fit the downstairs of the Community Center for the Town Offices. This will be a non lapsing appropriation to continue until the money is spent or December 31, 2013. Selectmen recommend. Budget Committee does not recommend.

Amendment made to reduce to $15,000. Amendment carried. Paper ballot requested. Yes 37 no 182.                                                                                  Article did not carry

Article Eight. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000.00) to be placed in the Revaluation Capital Reserve Fund, (next recertification to be in 2015). Selectmen unanimously recommend. Budget Committee unanimously recommends.

Article carried

Article Nine. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Four Thousand Dollars ($4,000) to be placed in the Gravestone Repair Expendable Trust. Selectmen unanimously recommend. Budget Committee unanimously recommends.

Article carried

Article Ten. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Thirty Five Thousand Two Hundred Forty Dollars ($35,240.00) to purchase and outfit with equipment a new all wheel drive police cruiser.

Hand count 114 yes     60 no                                                   article carried

Article Eleven. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Twenty Five Thousand Dollars ($25,000) to be placed in the Fire Department Heavy Equipment Capital Reserve Fund. Selectmen unanimously recommend. Budget Committee unanimously recommends.

Article carried

Article Twelve. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Thirty Seven Thousand Dollars ($37,000.00) to purchase replacement communications equipment to accommodate new federal regulations for the Fire and Highway Department, and to fund this appropriation by authorizing the withdrawal of Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00) from the Town Communications Equipment Capital Reserve Fund and to raise Thirty Two thousand dollars ($32,000) by taxation.

Article carried

Article Thirteen. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000) to be placed in the Ambulance Capital Reserve Fund. Selectmen unanimously recommend. Budget Committee unanimously recommends.

Article carried

Article Fourteen. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of One Hundred Six Thousand Dollars ($106,000.00) for the ambulance service for the town and to fund this appropriation by authorizing the transfer of $106,000 from the unreserved fund balance as of December 31, 2011. This will be a non lapsing appropriation pursuant to RSA 32:7 and will not lapse until the funds are spent or December 31, 2017. Selectmen unanimously recommend. Budget Committee unanimously recommends. (No effect on the tax rate)

article carried

Article Fifteen. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Thirty Thousand Dollars ($30,000) to be placed in the Highway Department Heavy Equipment Capital Reserve Fund. Selectmen unanimously recommend. Budget Committee unanimously recommends.

Request to address this article after article 17.

Article Sixteen. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00) to be placed in the Salt and Fuel Emergency Capital Reserve Fund. Selectmen unanimously recommend. Budget Committee unanimously recommends.

Article not carried

Article Seventeen. To see if the town will vote to authorize the selectmen to enter into a Five Year lease/purchase agreement for a new grader. The total cost of the grader is $297,705.00 less $25,000 trade allowance for a price of Two Hundred and Seventy Two Thousand, Seven Hundred Dollars ($272,700.00) and to raise and appropriate the sum of One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000) for the first year’s payment for this purpose. This expenditure will be funded in part by a Sixty Eight Thousand Dollar ($68,000)grant from the Environmental Protection Agency. The balance of Thirty Two thousand dollars ($32,000) will come from the fund balance as of December 31, 2011. The Thirty Two Thousand Dollars in fund balance is the closeout amount of the 2011 non lapsing Warrant Article 16 -grader repairs. The estimated annual lease payment is $38,000 per year. This lease agreement contains an escape (fiscal funding) clause. Article not carried. Request to restrict reconsideration. Request carried.

Article Eighteen. To see if the town will authorize the selectmen to accept a grant from the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) for the Clean Air initiative in the amount of Sixty Eight Thousand Dollars ($68,000.00) to be applied to the first year’s payment of a five year lease/purchase agreement to purchase a new Highway Department Grader. This article is contingent upon the passage of Article Seventeen (Grader Lease/Purchase).

article passed over

Article Nineteen. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate Forty Eight Thousand Dollars ($48,000.00) for bridge design. This will be a non lapsing appropriation pursuant to RSA 32:7 and will not lapse until the funds are spent or December 31, 2017. Selectmen unanimously recommend. Budget Committee unanimously does not recommend.

Amendment to reduce article to $28,000. Amendment carried. Article carried

Article Twenty. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Three Hundred and Seventy five Thousand Dollars ($375,000) for road reconstruction of East Main Street, Old Warner Road, Howlett Road and Greenhouse Lane.

Article not carried

Article Twenty One. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of One Hundred Forty thousand dollars ($140,000) for the paving of East Main Street following the installation of sidewalks and bike lanes. This will be a non lapsing appropriation pursuant to RSA 32:7 and will not lapse until the funds are spent or December 31, 2017. This article will be passed over with the passage of Article Twenty. Selectmen unanimously recommend. Budget Committee unanimously recommends.

Article carried

Article Twenty Two. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000) for asphalt road repairs and shimming. This will be non lapsing and continue until the project is complete or December 31, 2017. Selectmen unanimously recommend. Budget Committee unanimously does not recommend.

Amendment to reduce article to $20,000. Amendment carried.             Article carried

Article Twenty Three. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000) to be placed in the Town Building Emergency Repair Capital Reserve Fund. Selectmen unanimously recommend. Budget Committee unanimously recommends.

Article carried

Article Twenty Four. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000) to be placed in the Town Building and Facility Renovation Capital Reserve Fund. Selectmen unanimously recommend and the Budget Committee unanimously recommends.

Article carried

Article Twenty Five. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000) to fund the Boat Launch.

Article carried

Article Twenty Six. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate Two Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty Dollars ($2,750) to support the Bradford Newbury Sutton Youth Sports.

Article carried

Article Twenty Seven. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000.00) to be placed in the Main Street Improvement Capital Reserve.

Hand count      87 yes     74 no                                                         article carried

Article Twenty Eight. To see if the Town will vote to designate 3.6 acres of town property (Map 17, Lot 12) with frontage on East Main Street as a historic village area. Voted by the town in 2005 to serve as :a cultural center for the town,” this portion of the former Marshall property includes the seventy-five (75) foot right of way along the west side of the lot from East Main Street to the rear north-west corner, assuring the Town of Bradford’s continued access to the rear 18 acre Marshall property. By Petition.

Article carried

Article Twenty Nine. To see if the town will adopt the provisions of RSA 41:14-a to grant the selectmen the authority to acquire or sell land, buildings, or both; provided that they first submit any such proposed acquisition or sale to the planning board and to the conservation commission for review and recommendation by those bodies and hold 2 public hearings on the proposed acquisition or sale and provided that upon the written petition of 50 registered voters presented to the selectmen prior to their vote, the proposed acquisition or sale shall be inserted as an article in the warrant for the town meeting. This authority shall not extend to Town-owned conservation land which is managed and controlled by the conservation commission, any part of a town forest, or any real estate that has been given, devised, or bequeathed to the town for charitable or community purposes except as provided in RSA 498:4-a or RSA 547:3-d.

Article not carried

Article Thirty. To see if the town will vote to authorize the board of selectmen to rent or lease municipal property for a term of up to 5 years without further vote or ratification of the town. Once adopted, this authority shall remain in effect until specifically rescinded by town meeting.

Article not carried

Article Thirty One. To see if the town will vote to extend winter maintenance on Blaisdell Lake Road (which was declared a highway to summer cottages) to the end of Map 3 Lot 48). By Petition.

Article carried

Article Thirty Two. To see if the Town of Bradford, New Hampshire will vote to adopt the following resolution and upon adoption shall have our Select Board Members notify in writing the members of our Congressional delegation of said resolution and to support its contents.

Resolution: Whereas the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution makes it clear that no person may be owned by another person;

Whereas corporations are often owned by peoples and other corporations and are therefore not people;

Whereas the First Amendment of the United States Constitution was designed to protect the free speech rights of people, not corporations;

Whereas, The U.S. Supreme Court’s 5:4 ruling in Citizens United v. the Federal Election Commission constitutes a serious and direct threat to our democracy by removing the last remaining legal limits on corporate spending in the electoral process;

Whereas, the people of the United States have previously used the constitutional amendment process to correct those egregiously wrong decisions of the United States Supreme Court that go to the heart of our democracy and self-government;

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Town of Bradford, New Hampshire calls for amending the United States and New Hampshire Constitutions to declare that corporations are not entitled to the protections or “rights” of human beings and to declare that the expenditures of corporate money is not a form of constitutionally protected speech.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Town of Bradford, New Hampshire calls on other communities and jurisdictions to join this effort by passing similar Resolutions, applauds actions being taken elsewhere and stands in solidarity with other individuals and communities across the nation currently engaged in this effort.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Town of Bradford, New Hampshire does not recognize corporations as being entitled to the protections or “rights” of human beings. By Petition.

Article carried

Article Thirty Three. To see if the town will vote accept the reports of the Town Offices. To transact any other business that may legally come before the meeting.

Article carried

Brackett Scheffy swore in the newly elected officials for the town.

 

Bradford Board Selectmen

Harold Wright, Chairman Jack Meaney, Selectman Barry Wheeler, Selectman

A true copy attest:

Official town warrant and minutes for the election of March 13 and 14 2012.

Susan Pehrson

Town Clerk/Tax Collector

Town Meeting Minutes 03.09.11

March 23, 2011

Town of Bradford

State of New Hampshire

Town Warrant and Minutes of Town Meeting March 08, 2011

The Polls opened at 8:00 am to 7:00 pm on March 08, 2011. To the inhabitants of the Town of Bradford in the County of Merrimack in said State qualified to vote in town affairs;

You are hereby notified to meet at the Bradford Elementary School on Old Warner Road in said Bradford, NH on Tuesday, the eighth of March next, at eight o’clock in the morning to act on Articles 1-6. You are further notified to meet on Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at 7:00 pm at the Bradford Elementary School on the Old Warner Road to discuss, debate and act upon the remaining Articles.

Article 1. To choose all necessary Town officials for the ensuing year.

Moderator                                            Brackett Scheffy                                   306                  Elected

Sarah Dimitriadis                                  95

Selectman                                             Peter Fenton                                         167

Barry Wheeler                                      247                  Elected

Supervisor of the Checklist                   Jacqueline Welsh                                  372                  Elected

Trustee of the Trust Funds                    Thomas Riley                                        385                  Elected

Trustee of the Brown Memorial

Library-One Year                                 Garry Kalajian                                      384                  Elected

Trustee of the Brown Memorial

Library-3Years                         Connie Scheffy                         360                  Elected

Roderick Jones                         261                  Elected

Patricia Furness            Write-in            29                   Elected

Scholarship Committee             Mary Keegan Dayton   Write-in            29                   Elected

Budget Committee-1 Year                    G. Richard Keller                                 319                  Elected

Budget Committee-3 Years                  Elizabeth “Beth” Rodd              291                  Elected

Jonathan Marden          Write-in            90                   Elected

Planning Board-1 Year             Philip LaMoreaux                                 352                  Elected

Planning Board-3 Years                        John Greenwood                                  305                  Elected

William Glennie                         285                  Elected

Zoning Board-1 Year                           Andrew Pinard                         317                  Elected

Zoning Board-3 Years                          Nancy McEachern        Write-in            20                   Elected

Cemetery Commission              Thomas Riley                                        377                  Elected

Article 2. The Planning Board’s Amendment No. 1 Are you in favor of the adoption of Amendment No. 1 as proposed by the planning board for the Bradford Zoning Ordinance as follows: to add a Workforce Housing section to the Zoning Ordinance as required by RSA 674:58-61? The proposed ordinance would allow workforce housing in all zoning districts except the Conservation District and would allow the Planning Board to approve one or more incentives: smaller lot sizes, reduced setbacks and/ or reduced road frontage if the applicant demonstrates that the current regulations would make the cost of a project prohibitive for sale or rent to families who meet the guidelines. An assurance of continued affordability would be required for any approved project.                                         ARTICLE DID NOT CARRY

Article 3. The Planning Board’s Amendment No. 2 Are you in favor of the adoption of Amendment No. 2 as proposed by the planning board for the Bradford Zoning Ordinance as follows: to change the definition of Buildable Acre to read: Buildable Land: For the purposes of calculating the minimum lot size: each lot shall contain a minimum of 1 contiguous acre of land, exclusive of wetlands, steep slopes, and floodplains (as defined in the ordinance).                                      ARTICLE DID NOT CARRY

Article 4. The Planning Board’s Amendment No. 3 Are you in favor of the adoption of Amendment No. 3 as proposed by the planning board for the Bradford Zoning Ordinance as follows: to add a definition of Enlarge – to increase in any dimension – length, width, height, overall area or occupied floor area.

ARTICLE CARRIED

Article 5. The Planning Board’s Amendment No. 4 Are you in favor of the adoption of Amendment No. 4 as proposed by the planning board for the Bradford Zoning Ordinance that would allow building permits to be issued for specific lots that have no road frontage (those lots served only by the East Shore Footpath and the three islands on Lake Massasecum) and to require an acknowledgement of the limits of municipal liability to be recorded in the registry of deeds prior to the issuance of a building permit.

ARTICLE CARRIED

Article 6. The Planning Board’s Amendment No. 5 Are you in favor of the adoption of Amendment No. 5 as proposed by the planning board for the Bradford Zoning Ordinance as follows: allow wireless telecommunications facilities in forested areas to project 20 feet above the average tree canopy height in a one hundred and fifty (150) foot radius of the mount; exempt antennas that are free standing and 35 feet or less in height from the zoning ordinance; and allow new tower construction and co-location of wireless telecommunication in all districts by special exception subject to all applicable local, state and federal regulations and Site Plan Review approval by the Planning Board.

ARTICLE CARRIED

There was also a School Ballot. The Bradford results were as follows:

Question 1. To see if the School District will vote to raise and appropriate the Municipal Budget Committee’s recommended amount of $37,252,099 for the support of schools, for the payment of salaries for the school district officials and agents and for the payment for the statutory obligations of the District. The School Board recommends $37,561,701. This article does not include appropriations voted in other warrant articles. This warrant article asks the voters to raise and appropriate for the support of schools, the salaries of School District Officials and Agents, and for the statutory obligations of said District and to authorize the application against said appropriation of such sums as are estimated to be received for the State sources, together with other income, the School Board to certify to the Selectmen of each of the Towns of Bradford, New London, Newbury, Springfield, Sutton Warner, and Wilmot, the amount to be raised by taxation by said towns.

$37,561,701for the proposed Operation Budget recommended by the School Board                116

$37,252,099 for the proposed Operating Budget recommended by the Municipal Budget Committee 278

District wide the vote was for the lower Budget.

Question 2. To see if the School District will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) to be placed in the Special Education Expendable Trust Fund, established in 2008 within the provisions of RSA 198:20-c for the purpose of emergency funding of unforeseen Special Education costs incurred by the District.(Municipal Budget Committee Recommends 4-3)(School Board Recommends 8-0)

216      Yes                              195      No

District wide the article carried.

Question 3. To see if the School District will vote to raise and appropriate up to fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) to be placed in the School Buildings Maintenance Fund for the purpose of repair, unanticipated utility costs, and maintaining the school buildings and equipment, with such amount to be funded from surplus funds remaining on hand as of June 30, 2011, (Municipal Budget Committee Recommends

4-3)(School Board Recommends 8-0)

219      Yes                              198      No

District wide the article carried.

Question 4. Special Article To see if the District will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of thirty-five thousand dollars ($35,000) to be used to demolish the property at 169 Main St, New London (former SAU Building). Municipal Budget Committee Recommends 6-0) (School Board Recommends 5-1)

166      Yes                              249      No

District wide the article carried.

Question 5. Citizen Petition This petition is to see if the School District will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of seventy-five thousand and one hundred dollars ($75,100) to contract with the town of Sutton for the services of a position of School Resource Officer for the Kearsarge Regional School District. The School Resource Officer will be a sworn Police Officer assigned to the schools on a long-term basis trained to perform a variety of roles: 1) law-related educator 2) law-related counselor, and 3) law enforcement officer. In addition, the officer works in collaboration with the schools and the community as a resource for safety and security issues. The school; Resource Officer will assist the schools administration in maintaining a safe and secure environment.

Wages:                                                 $40,000

Employers Retirement:              $ 6,000

Medical Insurance:                                $21,000

Dental:                                                  $ 900

Medicare:                                             $ 700

Life:                                                      $ 800

Uniforms:                                              $ 3,000

Estimated Overtime                              $ 2,000

(Municipal Budget Committee Recommends 6-2)(School Board Recommends 6-1)

125      Yes                              271      No

District wide the article did not carry.

There also was a vote for Moderator

Brackett Scheffy was the winner district wide with 72 write-in votes

Andrew Pinard won reelection to the School Board with 312 votes

Joseph P. Conway Jr. won reelection for the Municipal Budget Committee with 312 votes.

There were 431 ballots cast including 34 absentee.

Election officials present were Brackett Scheffy who was appointed after the resignation of John Steiner.

Mr. Scheffy opened the voting and turned it over to Assistant Moderator Fred Hubley. Others present were Peter Fenton, Harold Wright, and John Meaney Selectmen, Susan Pehrson Town Clerk/Tax Collector, Erica Gross Deputy Town Clerk/Tax Collector, Ruth Marden, Judith Marshall and Jacqueline Welsh, Supervisors of the Checklist, Robert Toppi, Ann Marie Ball, Marjorie Cilley, George Cilley, Phyllis Wilcox, Margaret Ainslie, Caroline Verity, Christopher Small, Harriet Douglass, Donald Jackson, and Lynda White Inspectors of the Election, Eileen Kelly, Marancy Pehrson, Mary Keegan-Dayton, and Marlene Freyler, ballot counters. Counting and recording ended at 1:45 A.M. Meeting was adjourned until 7:00 P.M. March 9, 2011.

The adjourned meeting opened at 7:10 with Sarah Dimitriadis as Moderator for the evening in the absence of Brackett Scheffy the newly elected moderator. The rules of procedure were outlined and the winners of the previous day were announced. There were a total of 167 registered voters in attendance. Robert Selig led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Peter Fenton requested that article 41 be brought to the front.

Article 41. To see if the Town of Bradford will vote to maintain the status, mission and operation of the Bradford Area Community Center as a taxpayer maintained building steered by a Governance board comprised of citizens, that building to provide space and social, recreation and educational programs for not-for-profit organizations, community groups, children, youth, families and older adults in the greater Bradford area. That the usage and development of the Bradford Area Community Center continue to be designated as an intergenerational community center that provides needed educational, social, medical, and human services to ALL individuals and their families in the greater Bradford Area and more specifically, that the Bradford Area Community Center available space not be permanently occupied, used or leased to for profit agencies, businesses or others that do not fit into said mission of the Bradford Area Community Center. BY PETITION

Carol Conforti-Adams, Jackye Pehrson, Sue McKevitt, and Karen Hambleton all spoke in favor of the article citing the original plan and the possible need to return to it, the good work that is done at the facility and the huge amount of people who avail themselves of the many community services offered at the center. Harry Wright pointed out that historically that the center was run by volunteers and it was to be cash neutral. He went on to say it would be nice to have the BACC fund all needs. When it was initially voted in there was to be very little or no cost to the town. In the last 10 years it has increased from $10,000 to $80,000. Cheryl Behr explained with the loss of so many members recently, many of the duties and controls had to be moved to the Selectmen’s office. Megan Hurley expressed her concern that no money was discussed with the CAPP group. She was assured that it had. James Lalla wanted to know if the money involved just maintainence, or did it include paying bills. Cheryl Behr affirmed that it was strictly for the maintainence on the building. The question was called by Christopher Frey. The assembly voted to call the question.

Article Carried

Harold Wright thanked Dawn Rich and Alexander Stewart for getting cabinets worth over $7,000.00 from Lowe’s Stores and installing them in the Community Center.

Article 7. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Two Million Forty Two Thousand Seven Hundred Ninety Nine Dollars ($2,042,799.00) for the general municipal operation. This article DOES NOT include amounts appropriated by other warrant articles. (Majority vote required)

Selectmen            Budget Committee

a.       Executive                                 122,921.00            122,921.00

Proposed and Amended to      113,977.00  Article Carried

b.      Elections and Vital records           6,030.00                6,030.00       Article Carried

c.       Financial Administration             90,262.00              89,179.00

Amended to $80,918. Amendment not carried                                Article Carried

d.      Revaluations                              25,555.00              25,555.00       Article Carried

e.       Legal                                         22,000.00              22,000.00

Proposed and Amended to        17,000.00   Article Carried

f.        Employee Benefits-                  297,492.00            297,442.00

Amended to $272,660.14. Amendment not carried                         Article Carried

g.       Planning and Zoning                     8,100.00                8,100.00       Article Carried

h.       General Government Bldgs        50,400.00              50,400.00       Article Carried

i.         Cemetery                                  18,065.00              18,065.00       Article Carried

j.        Insurance                                   76,700.00              76,700.00       Article Carried

k.      Other General Government        10,100.00                8,800.00       Article Carried

l.         Police Department                   315,163.00            315,163.00       Article Carried

m.     Fire Department                        59,250.00              59,250.00       Article Carried

n.       Rescue Services                      176,940.00            176,940.00       Article Carried

o.      Building Code Department         10,325.00                9,325.00       Article Carried

p.      Emergency Management                 500.00                   500.00       Article Carried

q.      Highway Department               446,964.00            446,964.00

Proposed and amended to      403,225.00   Article Carried

r.        Bridge Maintenance                          25.00                     25.00

Proposed and Amended to       22,025.00   Article Carried

s.       Street Lighting                             4,500.00                4,500.00       Article Carried

t.        Solid Waste Collection              47,850.00              47,850.00       Article Carried

u.       Solid Waste Disposal                 52,000.00              52,000.00       Article Carried

v.       Inoculations                                    250.00                   250.00       Article Carried

w.     Welfare Administration                3,914.00                3,914.00       Article Carried

x.       Welfare Vendor Payments         31,386.00              31,386.00       Article Carried

y.       Parks and Recreation                   1,725.00                1,725.00       Article Carried

z.       Library                                      62,525.00              62,525.00       Article Carried

aa.   Patriotic Purposes                      14,500.00              14,500.00

Amended to $7,000. Amendment not carried                                  Article Carried

bb.  Community Center                     52,050.00              52,050.00       Article Carried

cc.   Other Conservation                        740.00                   740.00       Article Carried

dd.  Long Term Notes                      35,000.00              35,000.00       Article Carried

ee.   Interest on T.A.N.                       3,000.00                3,000.00       Article Carried

Total                                    2,046,232.00         2,042,799.00

Amended Total 2,007,116.00                      Article Carried

Article 8: Shall the town adopt the Disabled Exemption under the provisions of RSA 72:37-b as follows: The exemption from assessed value for qualified taxpayers shall be $10,000. To qualify, the person must meet the criteria under Title II or Title XVI of the federal social security act, must occupy the property as their principal place of abode, must own the property individually or jointly, must have been a resident for at least five years or if owned by a spouse, they must have been married for at least five consecutive years; in the calendar year preceding April 1 must not have had a net income from all sources, of more than $25,000 if single or $35,000 if married; and must not own net assets not in excess of ($50,000) excluding the value of the person’s residence. Majority Vote required.

Sue McKevitt wanted to know where the funding came from. Cheryl Behr explained that the current deduction was very low, and the money came from tax dollars.

Article Carried

Article 9. Shall the town of Bradford modify the elderly exemptions from property tax, based on assessed value for qualified taxpayers, to be as follows: for a person 65 years of age (effective April 1st of each year), through 74 years of age $25,000; for a person 75 years of age up to 80 years $40,000; for a person over 80 years of age or older $50,000.00. To qualify, the person must have been a resident of New Hampshire for at least three (3) consecutive years, own real estate individually or jointly, or if the real estate is owned by such person’s spouse, they must have been married to each other for at least five (5) consecutive years. In addition, the taxpayer must have a net income of not more than $25,000 or if married a combined net income of not more than $35,000; and own net assets not in excess of $50,000 (excluding the value of the person’s residence). Majority Vote required.

Colleen Hurley wanted to know if the deduction was for the primary residence only. She was told that it was. John Pfeiffle moved to not read the article again. Moderator Dimitriadis said she couldn’t comply.

Article Carried

Article 10. Shall the town adopt the Blind exemption of $15,000 from the assessed value of a person’s residential real estate for the qualified taxpayers. To qualify, the person must have been determined to be legally blind by the blind services program, bureau of vocational rehabilitation, department of education. Majority Vote required. Sue McKevitt asked why there was no money attached to this article and it was explained that it was only for those who were blind.

Article Carried

It was moved to bring Article #40 forward. Motion Carried.

Article 40. To see if the Town will vote to reinstate the BACC Director position to full time, as had been previously voted by the Town, inclusive of Parks and Recreation activities, and increase the budget by $31,845 to cover nine months of additional wages and employee benefits for the reinstated position. This article will be designated a special warrant article for this warrant. BY PETITION Board of Selectmen unanimously does not recommend. Budget Committee does not recommend (3 Yes – 4 No Votes) Sue McKevitt spoke for the reinstated full time hours of the director. Dawn Rich, and Andrew Pinard, also spoke in favor of the proposal. Jon Marden and John Pfeiffle both felt that the Community Center is an asset to the town. George Cilley felt the position is not necessary considering there is no monetary value to the town. Sue McKevitt questioned the amount of money and thought it was a high estimate. Cheryl Behr explained that it was correct as the operating budget covered the part time salary for the full year. Nancy McEachearn wanted to know if there was a job description available. Cheryl Behr stated that it was to oversee the building, rent out the rooms, do statistical reports, and schedule activities. The article was called. The assembly agreed to call the question. There was a call for a paper ballot. Erica Gross and Robert Toppi acted as ballot box attendees. They were assisted in the count by Jacqueline Welsh and Ruth Marden. The total vote was

61 Yes 87 No

Article Did Not Carry

Article 11. To see if the town will raise and appropriate the sum of One Hundred Thousand dollars ($100,000.00) for the design of Bridge #161/145 on Breezy Hill Road. This will be a non lapsing appropriation until the money is spent or December 31, 2016 whichever occurs first. Majority Vote required. Selectmen unanimously recommend. Budget Committee unanimously recommends.

Phil LaMoreaux questioned if this would be enough money. Cheryl Behr stated that it would be a beginning. Bill Glennie wanted to know if this was the lowest bid of the three submitted. This bid was chosen because the firm would be able to do both bridges involved. Cheryl Behr went on to say that the cost would be over $1,000,000. John Pfeiffle felt that perhaps it would be in the interest of the town to delay the article for another year. It was pointed out that if we didn’t have this money then it would be possible to lose the grant which would cover 80% of the cost to the taxpayers. Phil LaMoreaux pointed out that it was a very busy road and already had to close one bridge. This is their only access to their homes. Cheryl Behr added that there are at least two (2) businesses and over forty (40) homes on this road.

Article Carried

Article 12. To see if the town will vote to authorize the selectmen to enter into a seven year lease/purchase agreement for Three Hundred and Sixty Four Thousand Seven Hundred and Thirty Nine dollars ($364,739.000) for a grader and backhoe loader for the Highway Department and to raise and appropriate the sum of Sixty Thousand and Eighty Five dollars ($60,085.00) for the first year’s payment. This agreement contains a fiscal funding clause (escape clause). Passage of this article will cause Article 13,14,15,16 to be withdrawn and Article 20 to be reduced to Ten Thousand dollars ($10,000.00) Majority Vote required. Selectmen unanimously recommend. Budget Committee does not recommend. (3 Yes – 4 No votes ).

Robert Lincoln wanted to know what was wrong with the present grader. Jeff Remillard explained that it didn’t have a second gear and the tires were badly worn. When it got hot it didn’t have any forward gears. He had received an estimate from the dealer. Bliss Dayton observed that Article 16 made this article confusing. It was explained that a grader replacement was absolutely necessary. John Pfeiffle felt the whole thing was too much money. George Cilley explained that the Budget Committee felt it was important for the people to decide how they wanted their money spent. The Budget Committee realizes how important it is to have good running equipment but wants the voters to decide.

Article Did Not Carry

Article 13. To see if the town will vote to authorize the selectmen to enter into a seven year lease/purchase agreement for Ninety Two Thousand Thirty Four dollars ($92,034.00) for a backhoe loader for the Highway Department and to raise and appropriate the sum of Sixteen Thousand Two Hundred dollars ($16,200.00) for the first year’s payment. This agreement contains a fiscal funding clause (escape clause). Majority Vote required. Selectmen unanimously recommend. Budget Committee recommends. (3Yes Votes-1 abstained).

John Pfeiffle responded that he felt that it was too much money. Cheryl Behr explained that the Highway Department needs this equipment.

Article Did Not Carry

Article 14. To see if the town will vote to authorize the selectmen to enter into a seven year lease/purchase agreement for Two Hundred Seventy Two Thousand Seven Hundred and Five dollars ($272,705.00) for a grader for the Highway Department and to raise and appropriate the sum of Forty Three Thousand Eight Hundred Eighty Five dollars ($43,885.00) for the first year’s payment. This agreement contains a fiscal funding clause (escape clause). If this article passes article 16 will be withdrawn. Majority Vote required. Selectmen unanimously recommend. Budget Committee Does Not recommend. (1Yes vote 2 No Votes – 1 abstained).

John Pfeiffle stated that this is the same thing all over again. Peter M. Fenton thinks the road crew does an excellent job and thinks they should get the equipment.

Article Did Not Carry

Article 15. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate Ninety Two Thousand Thirty Four dollars) ($92,034.00) for the purchase of a backhoe loader for the Highway Department; and to further withdraw Eighty Three Thousand dollars ($83,000.00) from the Highway Heavy Equipment Capital Reserve with the remaining Nine Thousand and Thirty Four dollars ($9,034.00) to be raised by taxation. Majority Vote required. Selectmen unanimously recommend. Budget Committee unanimously recommends.

Phil LaMoreaux asked if the grader still works. Jeff Remillard stated that it does, but it is very tired. Bill Glennie stated that he felt that this was the correct way to purchase equipment. Save up for it and then but it as needed.

Article Carried

Article 16. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate Thirty Six Thousand dollars ($36,000.00) for the repair of the Town grader. This will be a non lapsing appropriation and will continue until December 2016 or until the money is expended whichever occurs first. If Article 12 or Article 14 passes this article will be withdrawn. Majority Vote required. Selectmen unanimously recommend. Budget Committee unanimously recommends.

John Pfeiffle wanted to know which of the preceding articles the board of selectmen and budget committee recommended, any, some, all? George Cilley explained that expenses came in on the 11th hour. The Budget Committee felt that a variety of choices would be the best option for the voters. Peter Fenton stated that there were not enough choices last year and consequently nothing was done. Selectmen wanted the first choice. Cheryl Behr explained that the Budget Committee can only approve up to 10% over the previous budget. Tate Sweet-Brown wanted to make an amendment to have the appropriation lapse on December 31, 2011. Amendment Not Carried.

Show of Hands. Article Carried

Article 17. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Eleven Thousand dollars ($11,000.00) for dust control. This will be a non lapsing appropriation and will continue until December 2016 or until the money is expended whichever occurs first. Majority Vote required. Selectmen unanimously recommend. Budget Committee recommends (3Yes – 1 No Vote)

Colleen Hurley wanted to know what this is for. Jeff Remillard explained that it was for the calcium put on the dirt roads. Sue McKevitt wants to know what the process is. Jeff Remillard explained that it also helps to keep the dirt roads smooth so they required less grading. Perry Teele wanted to know where did the previous money go? John Pfeiffle also wanted to know why this is now an additional amount of money for a job that was always included in the highway department line item.

Article Did Not Carry

Article 18. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Twenty Four Thousand dollars ($24,000) to slip line a culvert on Davis Road. Selectmen recommend unanimously. Budget Committee unanimously recommends unanimously.

John Pfeifle asked what is the purpose of a slip culvert. Jeff Remillard explained that it would go inside the existing culvert and wouldn’t require permits.

Hand Count Yes 54 No 55

Article Did Not Carry

Article 19. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Forty Eight Thousand dollars ($48,000.00) to chip seal East Washington Road. This will be a non lapsing appropriation and will continue until December 2016 or until the money is expended whichever occurs first. Majority Vote required. Selectmen unanimously recommend. Budget Committee unanimously recommends.

Sue McKevitt wanted to know why the article was non-lapsing until 2016. Cheryl Behr explained that it was standard wording to go five years out. JohnPfeifle wanted to postpone the passage of this article until next year if we have five years to do it.

Article Did Not Carry

Article 20: To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Thirty Thousand Dollars ($30,000.00) to fund the Highway Heavy Equipment Capital Reserve. If Article 15 is passed this article will be reduced to Ten Thousand dollars ($10,000) Majority Vote required. Selectmen recommend unanimously. Budget Committee unanimously recommends.

The Article will be for Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000.00)

John Pfeifle felt that it was in the best interest of the tax rate to not put money into this article as we had just taken funds from it. Bliss Dayton stated that the town has to have savings. William Glennie felt the wrong article had been quoted and was assured that it was not. John Pfeiffle felt there was too much going into Capital Reserve this year. Sue McKevitt wanted to know how much was in Capital Reserve now.

$84,709.70 is now in the funds. Tate Sweetbrown asked if the Article was for $10,000 or $30,000. The correct amount is $10,000. Everett Kittredge spoke to the assembly about the importance of having Capital Reserve Funds.

Article Carried

Article 21. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Twenty Four Thousand Dollars ($24,000.00) to purchase a new police cruiser. Majority Vote required. Selectmen unanimously recommend. Budget Committee unanimously recommends.

Police Chief, Jim Valiquet explained what we have for cruisers at the present time and how tired they are. Back roads take a toll on the cars. Cheryl Behr asked if this was the last year the equipment transfer was possible. A new cruiser could be outfitted from one of the existing cruisers. After this year they will be changing the equipment. John Pfeiffle feels that the mileage for the cruisers does not warrant buying a new vehicle.

Article Did Not Carry

Article 22. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00) to be placed in the Winter Salt and Fuel emergency capital reserve. Majority Vote required. Selectmen unanimously recommend. Budget Committee unanimously recommends.

Cheryl explained that so far this year the town had spent $41,000.

Article Carried

Article 23. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000.00) for Asphalt Road repair and shimming. This is a non lapsing appropriation and will continue until December 31, 2016 or until used whichever occurs first. Majority Vote required. Selectmen unanimously recommend. Budget Committee unanimously recommends.

Jonathan Marden wanted to amend the article to $40,000. Amendment did not carry. Hand vote on article.

Article Carried

Article 24. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000.00) to be placed in the Bridge Emergency Repair Capital Reserve. Majority Vote required. Selectmen unanimously recommend. Budget Committee unanimously recommends.

Joseph Conway asked to have a total of expenditures thus far. Cheryl Behr answered $2,100,34.00 for warrant articles added to the running 2,217,150.00. Less the revenue $630,954.00 Total 1,586,000.

$7.24 would be the new town tax rate. John Pfeiffle added that this is historic with the amount of proposed Capital Reserve Warrant Articles we plan on voting on this evening.

Article Did Not Carry

Article 25. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000.00) for the Ambulance Capital Reserve. Majority Vote required. Selectmen unanimously recommend. Budget Committee unanimously recommends.

Article Did Not Carry

Article 26. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000.00) for the Town Facilities Capital Reserve. Majority Vote required. Selectmen unanimously recommend. Budget Committee unanimously recommends.

Article Did Not Carry

Article 27. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00) for the Emergency Repair of Town Buildings Capital Reserve. Majority Vote required. Selectmen unanimously recommend. Budget Committee unanimously recommends.

Article Did Not Carry

Article 28. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Twenty Thousand dollars ($20,000) to insulate and perform other maintenance repairs on the town hall. This will be a non lapsing appropriation and will continue until December 31, 2016 or until the money is spent whichever occurs first. Selectmen unanimously recommend. Budget Committee unanimously recommends.

William Glennie stated that this is an investment. George Cilley feels that something/anything should be done. Harold Wright stated that this is a good buy. John Pfeiffle suggested that tax payers could pay their taxes with wood. We are a rural community.

Article Carried

Article 29. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Forty Thousand Dollars ($40,000.00) for the Fire Dept Heavy Equipment Capital Reserve. Majority Vote required. Selectmen unanimously recommend. Budget Committee recommend unanimously.

Article Did Not Carry

Article 30. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000.00) to be placed in the Communications Capital Reserve Fund. Majority Vote required. Selectmen unanimously recommend. Budget Committee unanimously recommend.

Article Did Not Carry

Article 31. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000.00) to fund the revaluation capital reserve. Majority Vote required. Selectmen unanimously recommend. Budget Committee unanimously recommend.

Article Did Not Carry

Article 32. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00) for the Fire Dept Building Repair Capital Reserve. Majority Vote required. Selectmen unanimously recommend. Budget Committee unanimously recommend.

Article Did Not Carry

Article 33. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Forty Five thousand dollars ($45,000) to complete the Transportation Enhancement grant for sidewalks received in 2010. Thirty six thousand dollars ($36,000) will be from NH DOT Transportation Enhancement funds (80%) and the remaining Nine Thousand Dollars ($9,000.00) (20%) will come from Fund Balance. No money will be raised by taxation. Majority Vote required. Selectmen unanimously recommend. Budget Committee unanimously recommend.

Cheryl Behr stated that last year the grant was $600,000.00 the state granted $645,000.00 Tom Grinley pointed that on the spreadsheet there was an amount of $.04. Cheryl Behr responded that she had copied it wrong.

Article Carried

Article 34. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000.00) to be deposited in the Main Street Sidewalk Improvements Capital Reserve. Majority Vote required. Selectmen unanimously recommend. Budget Committee. unanimously recommend.

Cheryl Behr explained that this money is necessary to have as a match of the TE Grant. John Pfeiffle asked if this wasn’t the same fund as the previous article. James Lalla wanted to know if we could use extra money on this article. Both questions were answered in the negative.

Article Carried

Article 35. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00) for the Gravestone Repair Expendable Trust. Majority Vote required. Selectmen unanimously recommend. Budget Committee unanimously recommend.

Article Carried

Article 36. To see if the municipality will vote to discontinue the New Highway Garage Capital Reserve created in 2002. Said funds, with accumulated interest to date of withdrawal, are to be transferred to the municipality’s general fund. (Majority Vote required). Selectmen unanimously recommend. Budget Committee recommends (6 Yes – 1No vote )

John Pfeiffle asked how much money is in the fund. Harry Wright told him the amount is $3381.00.

Article Carried

Article 37. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Two Thousand Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($2,750.00) for the Bradford Newbury Sutton Youth Sports. Majority Vote required. Selectmen recommend – two yes votes and one abstain. Budget Committee unanimously recommend.

Article Carried

Article 38. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00) for the Milfoil project at the Town Boat launch. Majority Vote required. Selectmen unanimously recommend. Budget Committee unanimously recommends.

John Pfeiffle stated that he would prefer the project take place at the north end of the lake. Harry Wright added that this article might better be named the boat inspection. Also, the milfoil is pretty well contained within two or three spots.

Article Carried

Article 39. Town hall restoration resolution – To see if the town will vote to support continued renovation and restoration of the two hundred plus year old Bradford Town Hall for future generations of town residents. Through grants, matching funds and capital reserves the town will systematically phase improvements to maintain the historic nature of this structure while improving the functionality of the space.

John Pfeiffle wanted to know if this was part of the previous article. He was told no. Everett Kittredge asked if this article meant that the police station would no longer be housed in this building. Cheryl Behr stated that it had nothing to do with the Police Station.

Article Carried

Article 42. To see if the town will vote to accept the reports of the Town Officers. To transact any other business that may legally come before the meeting.

Article Carried

Meeting Adjourned at Midnight.

Jonathan Marden, William Glennie, Nancy McEachern, Mary Keegan-Dayton, Philip LaMoreaux Jacqueline Welsh, Barry Wheeler, Andrew Pinard, and Roderick Jones were sworn in at the end of the meeting.

Bradford Board of Selectmen

Peter Fenton, Chairman

Jack Meaney

Harold Wright

A True Copy Attest:

Susan Pehrson

Town Clerk/Tax Collector

Town Warrant and Town Meeting Minutes 03.09.10 & 03.10.10

April 5, 2010

Town of Bradford

State of New Hampshire

Town Warrant and Minutes of Town Meeting March 09, 2010

The Polls opened at 8:00 am to 7:00 pm on March 09, 2010. To the inhabitants of the Town ofBradfordin theCountyofMerrimackin said State qualified to vote in town affairs; You are hereby notified to meet at theBradfordElementary SchoolonOld Warner Roadin saidBradford,NHon Tuesday, the ninth of March next, at eight o’clock in the morning to act on the following articles:

Article One. To choose all necessary Town officials for the ensuing year.

Moderator Jonathan Steiner 402 Elected

Selectman Don Stumph 10

Barry Wheeler 195

Harold Wright 215 Elected

Charles F. Meany III 38

Supervisor of the Checklist Ruth Marden 423 Elected

Trustee of the Trust FundsEverettKittredge 421 Elected

Trustee of the Brown Memorial Library Nola Jordan 371 Elected

LorraineMacLeod 384 Elected

Scholarship Committee Write-In Nancy McEachern 7 Elected

Budget Committee George Cilley 232 Elected

Marlene Freyler 149

Donald A. Jackson 215 Elected

Jane M. Lucas 179

Budget Committee – One Year Elizabeth Rodd 362 Elected

Planning Board Marcia O. Keller 349 Elected

Write-In Delbert Harris III 33 Elected

Zoning Board William L. Glennie 337 Elected

Brooks McCandlish 361 Elected

Cemetery Commission Carey Rodd 411 Elected

Article Two. Zoning Ordinance – Shall the Town ofBradford adopt a “Sign Ordinance” under the authority of RSA 674. The ordinance establishes permitting procedures for signs. Included is a list of types of signs that are prohibited, a list of types of signs that are allowed without a permit, and general requirements for signage. If approved, this ordinance will replace section VI Signs, in the Zoning Ordinance. Article Carried

Article Three. Zoning Ordinance – Shall the Town ofBradford adopt a “Workforce Housing Ordinance” under the authority of RSA 674:21, and is intended as an “Inclusionary Zoning” provision as defined in RSA 674:21(I)(k) and 674:21(IV)(a), as well as RSA 672:1,IIIe. The Ordinance provides incentives for the development of workforce housing including increases in density and permits uses consistent with the encouragement and development of workforce housing as stipulated in the aforementioned RSAs. Article Did Not Carry

There was also a School Ballot. TheBradfordresults were as follows:

Question 1. Contingent Article. Provided that the State Legislature does not enact a moratorium on school building aid for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2011, and provided that this project is approved for the State Building Aid, and provided further that the District receives Energy Efficient Community Block Grant ARRA Funds specifically for this project, to see if the school district will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $2,936,573 for the purchasing of the Energy Conservation Upgrade (for the purpose of improving school building energy conservation) and to authorize the issuance of not more than $2,936,57 of bonds or notes in accordance with the provisions of the Municipal Finance Act (RSA Chapter 33) and to authorize the School Board to issue and negotiate such bonds or notes and to determine the rate of interest thereon, and furthermore, to see if theSchool Districtwill vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $83,202 for the first year’s installment payment of interest on the bond issue, (3/5 ballot vote required)((This article will be null and void and the bonds will not be issued, if the Legislature enacts a moratorium on school building aid for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2011, or if the project is not approved for State Building Aid, or if the ARRA grant request is not approved.) (School Board Recommends)(MBC Recommends)

225 Yes 197 No Article Carried

Question 2. To see if theSchool Districtwill vote to raise and appropriate the Municipal Budget Committee’s recommended amount of $36,389,789 for the support of schools, for the payment of salaries for the school district officials and agents, and for the payment for the statutory obligations of the District. The School Board recommends $36,478,189. This article does not include appropriations voted in other warrant articles. This warrant article asks the voters to raise and appropriate for the support of schools, the salaries of school district officials and agents, and for the statutory obligations of said District, and to authorize the application against said appropriation of such sums as are estimated to be received from State sources, together with other income, the School Board to certify to the Selectmen of each of the Towns of Bradford,New London, Newbury,Springfield, Sutton. Warner and Wilmot, the amount to be raised by taxation by said towns.

$36,478,189 for the proposed Operating Budget by the School Board 180

$36,389,789 for the proposed Operating Budget by the Municipal Budget Committee 241

Question 3. To see if the School District will vote to approve the cost item included in the collective bargaining agreement reached between theSchool Districtand the Para Educators at Kearsarge (PEAK) which calls for the following increases in salaries and benefits at the current staffing levels Year Estimated Increase

2010-11 $43,171

2011-12 $49,921

2012-13 $55,065

And further to raise and appropriate the sum of $43,171 for the upcoming fiscal year, such sum representing the additional costs attributable to the increase in salaries and benefits over those of the appropriation at current staffing levels paid in the prior fiscal year. Pursuant to RSA 273- 1:12, VII, this Collective Bargaining Agreement, including the pay plan, but excluding cost of living increases, will continue until a new agreement is executed. (School Board Recommends)(MBC Recommends)

Yes 238 No 214

Question 4. To see if theSchool Districtwill vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $25,000 to be placed in the Special Education Expendable Trust Fund, established in 2008 within the provisions of RSA 198:20-c for the purpose of emergency funding of unforeseen Special Education costs incurred by the District. (School Board Recommends)(MBC Recommends)

Yes 257 No 186

Question 5. To see if theSchool Districtwill vote to raise and appropriate up to $50,000 to be placed in the School Buildings Maintenance Fund for the purpose of repair, unanticipated utility costs, and maintaining the school buildings and equipment, with such amount to be funded from surplus funds remaining on hand as of June 30, 2010. (School Board Recommends)(MBC Recommends)

Yes 284 No 162

Question 6. Citizen Petition. This petition is to see if the School District will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $72,000 to contract with the Town ofSuttonfor the services of a position of School Resource Officer for theKearsargeRegionalSchool District.

Salary $40,000.00

` Employers Retirement 6,000.00

Medical Insurance 21,700.00

Dental 900.00

Medicare 700.00

Life 800.00

Uniforms 500.00

Estimated Overtime 2,000.00

Total $72,600.00

(School Board Recommends)(MBC Recommends)

Yes 154 No 276

In the Moderator race for the District Jonathan Steiner received 6 votes. The outcome for the District is not known at this time.

There were 464 Votes cast including 32 Absentee.

Election officials present were Jonathan Steiner Moderator, Fred Hubley Assistant Moderator, Peter Fenton and John Meaney Selectmen,SusanPehrsonTownClerk /Tax Collector, Erica Gross Deputy Town Clerk/Tax Collector, Ann Lucier and Judith Marshall Supervisors of the Checklist, Robert Toppi, Audrey Sylvester, Marjorie Cilley, Carol Walker, Caroline Verity, Margaret Ainslie, Phyllis Wilcox, Beth Rodd, Eileen Kelly, Linda Niven, Lynda White, Jane Johnsen, Inspectors of the Election, Leah Keller, Carey Rodd, Christopher Small, Sarah Hirsh, Geoffrey Hirsh, Marancy Pehrson, Annie Ball, Counters. Counting ended at 9:30.

Article Four. To adjourn the meeting until Wednesday, March 10, 2010, at 7:00 pm at theBradfordElementary School on theOld Warner Road. The raising of money and remaining articles in the Warrant will be taken up at the adjourned meeting.

The students ofNew EnglandCollegegave a presentation of their work relating to improvements for the Town ofBradford. Many of their ideas were well received and many of them were cost effective. Their idea of putting in a rotary at the 103 andMain Stintersection was not particularly well received.

The meeting was called to order at 7:08 P.M. and a description of the rules was explained. The winners of the previous day were announced and a total of 214 were in attendance. Bob Selig led the citizens in the Pledge of Allegiance. Chip Meany, the outgoing selectman, had a few words to say about the new town garage and the future ofBradford, including a new assessing service and the need for each individual to have a copy of their assessment card. The line items will be looked at, and if there are changes to be made, they will be discussed. The entire Operating Budget will be voted on at the conclusion of the reading of the different expenditures.

Peter Fenton requested that article 29 be brought to the front to enable the youth that were present outside to go home.

Article Twenty Nine. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate Two Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty Dollars ($2,750) to support the Bradford Newbury Sutton Youth Sports. By Petition. Selectmen do not recommend (unanimous). Budget Committee does not recommend. (This represents approximately $.01 of the tax rate).

Gary Wall stated that the Budget Committee did recommend the article. He was informed that the correction was noted on an additional insert to the warrant. John Tucker and Steve Patten both spoke to their support of this article. Peter Fenton stated that he was supportive of the group, but felt that the town was already giving the BNSYS a donation in the form of a tax deferment of over $3000.00. Article Carried

Beth Rodd requested that Article 33 be brought forward for a vote while most people are still present.

Article Thirty Three. By Petition: To see if the Town will vote to approve the following resolution to be forwarded to our State Representative(s), our State Senator, the Speaker of the House, and the Senate President.

Resolved: The citizens ofNew Hampshireshould be allowed to vote on an amendment to the New Hampshire Constitution that defines “marriage”.

Beth Rodd spoke against the amendment as she felt it was discriminatory toward her fellow man. Steve Patten felt that is just gave us the right to vote, not how we were going to vote. Nancy McEachern responded that she felt it was a social issue and was against it. Article Not Carried

Article Five. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of One Million Eight Hundred Sixty One Thousand Six Hundred Eighty Dollars ($1,861,680.00) for the general municipal operation. This article DOES NOT include amounts appropriated by other warrant articles. (Majority vote required)

Joseph Conway wanted clarification on a few points. Did we end up with a surplus at the end of 2009? If we had a surplus how much went back to the taxpayer and how much went into the fund balance account? There is a 3% increase on this budget over last year excluding warrant articles. How much will the new tax rate be? Cheryl Behr stated that we ended 2009 with approximately $200,000.00. Some of the money would go against the warrant articles. Some would go against the tax rate. It is required by law to keep between 5 and 17% of the operating budget in the fund balance. We are well within that range.

1. Executive $107,827.00

2. Elections and Vital Records 8,864.00

3. Financial Administration 80,918.00

Jeffrey Harling wanted to know why the amount was double last year’s figure. He was told it was ½. Why is it ½? It was explained by Cheryl Behr that the circuit rider worked less hours.

8. General Government 39,982.00

William Glennie wanted to know if the line item had changed its name from General Government Buildings. Cheryl Behr stated that it should be General Government Buildings.

9. Cemetery 17,085.00

10. Insurances 62,882.00

11. Other General Govt 9,600.00

12. Police Department 289,510.00

Robert Manchester wanted to know why the increase from $267,000.00. Peter Fenton explained that the Selectmen decided to go back to the 24 hour protection 7 days a week by putting back into the budget the monies removed from last year’s proposed budget plus a small increase. Jim Valiquet gave some background of the coverage hours and the need to continue with complete coverage.

13. Fire Department 92,500.00

14. Rescue Squad 83,185.00

Robert Manchester wanted to know if this was a net or a gross figure. Cheryl Behr stated that it is the gross figure.

15. Building CodeDept10,950.00

16. Emergency Management 500.00

17. Highway Department 383,064.00

18.BridgeAccount 100.00

19. Street Lighting 4,450.00

20. Solid Waste Collection 57,675.00

21. Solid Waste Disposal 70,834.00

Tandy Hartford wanted to know why there was an increase. Peter Fenton explained that the tipping fees increased.

22. Inoculations 500.00

23. Welfare Administration 4,012.00

24. Welfare Payments 38,377.00

25.Parksand Recreation 1,725.00

26. Library 62,525.00

27. Patriotic Purposes 14,500.00

28.Community Center69,409.00

Robert Manchester wanted to submit an amendment to increase the line item to $77,409.00, to facilitate the Day Camp mentioned in article #35.

Christopher Frey stated that he didn’t think that it could be dictated how the money was to be spent. Peter Fenton informed those present that there was a warrant article to take care of this request and if it went into the budget now the warrant article would have to be passed over. If not, then there would be two chances to vote on the same money. Mark Goldberg wanted to know why this would be a better approach than to go with the other warrant article. Mr.Manchesterfelt that where there were problems in the last two years that this may be the better way to go. Susan McKevitt wanted to know if the amendment passed would that give the Selectmen control over the money. Jonathan Steiner stated that basically that would be the case. Peter Fenton wanted to know if the amendment was voted down would the warrant article stay. Jon answered in the affirmative. Beth Rodd spoke against the amendment in order to keep it out of the General Fund. Amendment Not Carried Unanimously

29. Other Conservation 780.00

30. Long Term Notes 35,000.00

Jeffrey Harling wanted to know why the amount was double. Cheryl Behr explained that it was a double payment.

31. Interest on Tan Notes 2,000.00

Total $1,861,680.00

Entire budget of $1,861,680.00 was passed unanimously.

Article Six. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Six Hundred Thousand Dollars ($600,000) for the construction of sidewalks onEast Main Street and to authorize the withdrawal of Twenty One Thousand One Hundred Sixty Eight dollars ($21,168) from theMain Street Improvement Capital Reserve, Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000) from the unexpended fund balance as of December 31, 2009 and to raise and appropriate the balance of Forty Eight Thousand Eight Hundred and Thirty Two dollars ($48,832) to be raised by taxation. This will be a non lapsing appropriation and will continue until complete or December 31, 2015. This appropriation is conditional on the receipt of a grant from the NH Department of Transportation Enhancement Grant (TE Grant) in the amount of Four Hundred and Eighty Thousand Dollars ($480,000) (80% of the project). The grant awards will be announced in the spring of 2010. Selectmen unanimously recommend. Budget Committee unanimously recommends. (This represents approximately $.21 of the tax rate).

Cheryl Behr explained the project and the grant thatBradfordcould receive. CurrentlyBradfordis in first place for acceptance for the grant. The project would be completed through continuing appropriations. Several people present spoke against the proposal. Among them were Bretta Gagne, Steven Patten, Dan Peret, David Camire, Michael Gagne, Tate Sweet Brown, Steve Boisvert citing various reasons such as the fact that $600,000 to $800,000 was way out of line when the town needs so much more, roads should come before sidewalks, no money is free including grant money, concern over property values, and cost of maintenance. Peter Fenton explained that although the price tag is $600,000 the town would have to come up with $48,080. Other points discussed by William Glennie, George Cilley, Andrew Speigel, Beth Downs, Andrew Pinard, James Valiquet, were that they all felt the need for a safe route for the children traveling onMain St. This has been a very long time in coming. Jeffrey Harling wanted to know how much total cost from 103 to 114. Cheryl explained that it is a 4 phase project that would include drainage,ADArequirements and for the first 3 phases would cost $2,000,000.

The 1st phase would be from 103 to 114 alongEast Main St. The 2nd phase would be fromWater Stto 103 alongWest Main St. The 3rd and 4th phases would encompass the area from 114 to the Post Office and the area from 114 alongOld Warner Rdto the Elementary School. The question was called. Article Carried

Everett Kittredge moved to restrict reconsideration of article #6. Article Restricted

Mary Keegan Dayton moved to restrict reconsideration of Article #33. Article Restricted

Article Seven: To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Twenty Thousand Dollars ($20,000) to be placed in the Fire Department Heavy Equipment Capital Reserve Fund. Selectmen unanimously recommend. Budget Committee unanimously recommends. (This represents approximately $.09 of the tax rate)

Christopher Frey stated it’s a way to save for a truck without having to come up with a lot of money in one year. Article Carried Unanimously

Article Eight. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Fifteen Thousand One Hundred Fifty Dollars ($15,150) to repair the Town Clock. Selectmen unanimously recommend. Budget Committee unanimously recommends. (This represents approximately $.07 of the tax rate).

Peter Fenton proposed an amendment to the article to $7,900.00. The town has received a check in the amount of $7,750.00 in insurance. Amendment Carried Unanimously

Cheryl Behr stated that there may be a grant for $5,800 available by the end of March and if we receive it, the money will go into the General Fund. George Cilley gave a little background on the clock. It is 95 years old. It was installed in 1915. It was lighted in 1929. It cost $27,000 to repair the steeple in 2004. Article Carried Unanimously

Article Nine. To see if the Town will vote to appropriate the sum of Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000) to be placed in the Fire Department Building Repair Capital Reserve Fund and to fund this appropriation by authorizing the withdrawal of $5000 from the unexpended fund balance as of December 31, 2009 with no money raised by taxation. Selectmen unanimously recommend. Budget Committee unanimously recommends. (No addition to the tax rate). Article Carried Unanimously

Article Ten. To see if the Town will vote to establish a Town Communications Equipment Capital Reserve Fund and to raise and appropriate the sum of Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000) to be placed in this fund and further to appoint the Selectmen as agents to expend. Selectmen unanimously recommend. Budget Committee unanimously recommends. (This represents approximately $.02 of the tax rate)

Susan McKevitt wanted to know why the Selectmen are to expend. Cheryl Behr explained that if money has to be taken out of reserve for emergency purchase and can’t wait until meeting, it allows the Selectmen to act in the public interest. Mark Goldberg explained that the new equipment will be phased in by 2013 and they want to begin replacing their old equipment. It’s like a savings account. Article Carried Unanimously

Article Eleven. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000) to be placed in the Ambulance Capital Reserve Fund. Selectmen unanimously recommend. Budget Committee unanimously recommends. (This represents approximately $.04 of the tax rate).

Jonathan Marden wanted to know how much it would be to replace the ambulance and what the life expectancy of an ambulance is. Mark Goldberg stated that the present ambulance is 5 years old and the life expectancy of the vehicle is 10 years. The replacement cost could be as much as $200,000.00. Article Carried Unanimously

Article Twelve. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Thirty Thousand Dollars ($30,000) to be placed in the Highway Department Heavy Equipment Fund. Selectmen unanimously recommend. Budget Committee unanimously recommends. (This represents approximately $.13 of the tax rate). Article Carried Unanimously

Article Thirteen. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the selectmen to enter into a five year lease purchase agreement for One Hundred and Two Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($102,500) for the purchase of a backhoe and a six year extended warranty for the amount of Two Thousand Eight Hundred Dollars ($2,800) for theBradford Highway department and to raise and appropriate Eighteen Thousand Four Hundred and Thirty Three Dollars ($18,433) for the first year payment and warranty expense. This lease contains an escape clause. Selectmen unanimously recommend. Budget Committee unanimously recommends. (This represents approximately $.08 of the tax rate).

There was considerable discussion on this article. Jeffrey Remillard explained the problems with the current backhoe. The head gasket, and the converter is gone. 3rd and 4th gears are weak. It has had 5000 hours of hard hours. The backhoe would bring a $20,000 trade-in value. Most of the individuals were interested in the specifics of the existing backhoe. Steve Patten, David Camire, Mike Hurley, and Tate Sweet Brown all had operator questions. While others, RobertManchester, Debra Diamond, Jonathan Marden, Tandy Hartford, Jeffrey Harling, Gary Wall, all were interested in the particulars of the lease and how that would play out over the life of the backhoe. It was explained that there was an escape clause that was approved every year, and there were three companies they were looking into. Peter Fenton also explained that the backhoe does not qualify under the heading of Heavy Equipment. The backhoe could be bought out for $1.00 after the lease ran out. The lease cost would go into the budget every year. Article Not Carried

Article Fourteen. To see if the Town will vote to establish the Highway Heavy Equipment Repair Capital Reserve Fund and to raise and appropriate the sum of Twenty Thousand Dollars ($20,000) to be placed in this Fund. The Selectmen are agents to expend. Selectmen unanimously recommend. Budget Committee unanimously recommends. (This represents approximately $.09 of the tax rate).

Andrew Pinard wanted to know what this covered. Peter Fenton explained that it would cover the Grader and now the backhoe. Everett Kittredge stated that he felt Heavy Equipment would be defined by the fact that it was paid for out of the Heavy Duty Capital Reserve Fund. Caution should be used when defining leased equipment as it is not as clear. Jonathan Marden wanted to know if this was a new fund. The answer was yes. Susan McKevitt thought that the definition had been changed between the previous article and this one. Peter Fenton explained that there wasn’t enough money in the current budget for repairs, but yes he did say previously the backhoe did not qualify as heavy equipment. Doug Troy felt that putting money away right now in this economy maybe wasn’t the right time. Susan McKevitt wanted to know if the Selectmen could use some of the Fund Balance to fund the repairs. Peter Fenton replied that it would have to be approved by DRA and normally that money is used to help off-set the tax rate. Charles Meany III added that the repairs for the Highway Dept. have already topped $20,000.00 and there is no end in sight. Richard Paul felt that the drivers of town equipment need to drive more carefully. Article Not Carried

Article Fifteen. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of One Thousand Dollars ($1000) to be placed in the Gravestone Repair Expendable Trust. Selectmen unanimously recommend. Budget Committee unanimously recommends. (This represents less than $.01 of the tax rate). Article Carried Unanimously

Article Sixteen. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000) to be placed in the Town Building Emergency Repair Capital Reserve Fund and to authorize the withdrawal of that amount from unexpended fund balance as of December 31 2009 with no money raised by taxation. Selectmen unanimously recommend. Budget Committee unanimously recommends. (No addition to the tax rate). Article Carried Unanimously

Article Seventeen. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000) to be placed in theTownBuilding and Facility Renovation Capital Reserve Fund and to authorize the withdrawal of that amount from unexpended fund balance as of December 31, 2009 with no money raised by taxation. Selectmen and Budget Committee unanimously recommends. (No impact on tax rate).

Peter Fenton moved to withdraw the article for the Selectmen. Cheryl Behr explained that there is already quite a bit of money in the fund and in the interest of saving money the Selectmen decided to withdraw the article. Philip LaMoreaux asked does the money stay where it is. Yes. Article Withdrawn

Article Eighteen. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Twenty Four Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($24,500) to purchase a new police cruiser and transfer the existing equipment. Selectmen unanimously recommend. Budget Committee unanimously recommends. (This represents approximately $.11 of the tax rate).

What is included in the cost? James Valiquet said it involved moving the existing equipment to the new cruiser and outfitting the back seat. Christopher Frey proposed an amendment to reduce the cost of the cruiser by the $5000.00 not used in the previous warrant article. Amendment Carried

The new article would read: To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Twenty Four Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($24,500) to purchase a new police cruiser and transfer the existing equipment. Five Thousand Dollars ($5000) is to come from the unexpended fund balance for that purpose, and the remaining Nineteen Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($19,500) to be raised by taxation. Selectmen unanimously recommend. Budget Committee unanimously recommends. (This represents approximately $.11 of the tax rate).

James Valiquet informed those present that the dealer had one left over 2009 cruiser in the right color and if he was the first to contact the dealer in the morning, there would be an additional $2500 savings. The decision would be up to the town. The general consensus was that the chief should go for the leftover car if possible. Michael Gagne wanted to know if we were going to get rid of the old car. He was told that the old cruiser would be kept. Preston Starr observed that new vehicles are necessary. He’s seen the old cars and can appreciate the need for a new one. He would like to see 2 new ones. Article Carried

Article Nineteen. To see if the Town will vote to establish a Bridge Design and Build Capital Reserve Fund and raise and appropriate the sum of Thirty Five Thousand Dollars ($35,000) to be placed in this fund. Selectmen are agents to expend. Selectmen unanimously recommend. – Budget Committee unanimously recommends. (This represents approximately $.15 of the tax rate). Article Not Carried

Article Twenty. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Twenty Six Thousand Dollars ($26,000) to replace the roof on theBementCovered Bridge with a corrugated metal roof. This will be non-lapsing and continue until the project is done or December 31, 2015. Selectmen unanimously recommend. Budget Committee unanimously recommends. (This represents approximately $.11 of the tax rate).

Alan Willard proposed an amendment to substitute the proposed wording of corrugated metal roof with white cedar shakes. George Cilley commented that the original roof was metal. Peter Fenton pointed out that the article was figured on a metal roof. Brooks McCandlish wanted to know if it was for a corrugated or standing seam roof. He was told it was for the corrugated roof. Amendment Not Carried

William Glennie wanted to know why it was so expensive. Steven Lucier stated he believed it was due to the fact the repair would take place over water. Douglas Troy wanted to make an amendment to change the wording corrugated metal roof to standing seam roof. Mark Goldberg asked where is the money to do it? Andrew Pinard stated that a corrugated roof will leak after time as the rubber rings disintegrate and fall off. Everett Kittredge suggested that we leave the wording as metal and the type could be decided later according to best price. Brooks McCandlish stated that a corrugated will always leak after a fashion. Perry Teele added that theBradfordBaptistChurchhas a standing seam roof and the total cost was $11,000. Michael Hurley wanted to table the question until more information was available, but was told that it had been moved and could not be tabled at this time. George Cilley stated that when he spoke with a roofer he was told that over 1/3rd the cost was due to the fact that it was over water. Amendment Carried

Philip LaMoureux suggested that the Selectmen are given the ability to get the new standing seam roof if it can be done for the money mentioned. If that is not possible then the roof will have to wait.

Mark Goldberg proposed an amendment to raise the amount of money in the article to $50,000 to cover the cost of a standing seam roof.

Amendment Not Carried Unanimously

Steve Patten commented that he felt it was too much money. Perhaps the roof could be removed by the use of a crane and reroofed on dry ground. Susan McKevitt wanted to know the condition of the present roof. Alan Willard responded that the bridge is sound at the present time. Michael Gagne stated that he thought it was money that could be used elsewhere. Donald Jackson observed that repair for wood rot would be more costly. Jeffrey Harling asked if where there was a time limit if the Selectmen felt that it would take 5 years to finish. He was told No.

Cheryl Behr explained that non-lapsing means pre work and be done.

Article Not Carried

Article Twenty One. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Forty Thousand Dollars ($40,000) for asphalt road repairs and shimming. This will be non-lapsing and continue until the project is complete or December 31, 2015. Selectmen unanimously recommend. Budget Committee unanimously recommends. (This represents approximately $.17 of the tax rate).

Article Carried

Article Twenty Two. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Fifty- Four Thousand Dollars ($54,000) for road reconstruction ofCounty Road. Selectmen unanimously recommend. Budget Committee unanimously recommends. (This represents approximately $.23 of the tax rate).

Steven Pattern wanted to know what was being done. Jeffrey Remillard replied that it would include drainage, gravel, grading and general rebuilding. Andrew Pinard asked if the town was going to do the work. Jeffrey Remillard told him yes. Steven Lucier wanted to know if they were planning on widening the shoulder. Jeffrey Remillard did not feel that it was necessary. Debra Diamond wanted to know if the required equipment was available. Jeffrey Remillard assured her that is was. Edythe Craig, Peter Isham, and Steven Boisvert all felt that the road did not require rebuilding and that the money did not need to be spent.

Article Not Carried Unanimously

Article Twenty Three. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of One Hundred Ten Thousand dollars ($110,000) to begin the first phase of a three year project to reconstruction and resurfaceSunset Hill Road. This will be a non lapsing appropriation and will not lapse until the project is complete or December 31, 2015. Selectmen unanimously recommend. Budget Committee unanimously recommends. (This represents approximately $.48 of the tax rate).

Article Not Carried Unanimously

Article Twenty Four. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Forty Thousand Dollars ($40,000) for the 2010 recertification of property assessments as required by the NH Department of Revenue. Twenty five thousand dollars will be withdrawn from the Revaluation Capital Reserve and Fifteen Thousand ($15,000) will be raised by taxation. Selectmen unanimously recommend. Budget Committee unanimously recommends. (This represents approximately $.06 of the tax rate).

Cheryl Behr explained that if we don’t do the recertification of property assessments we can be fined and DRA can have someone come in and give us the bill. Gary Wall stated that so far during the meeting we had saved $347,000. Susan McKevitt wanted to know how the $20,000 previously voted on had any bearing on this article. Cheryl Behr explained that the previous money would be used for tax maps and a timber monitor.

Article Carried

Article Twenty Five. To see if the Town will vote to appropriate Fifteen Thousand Dollars ($15,000) to make an additional principal payment on the Town Highway Garage long term note and to authorize the withdrawal of this amount from the unexpended fund balance as of December 31, 2009 with no additional money to be raised by taxation. Selectmen unanimously recommend. Budget Committee unanimously recommends. (No tax rate increase.).

Jeffrey Harling wished to know why we would like to make an additional payment. Christopher Frey explained that the money was raised last year but didn’t come due in time for last year’s budget. The Selectmen simply want permission to pay the bill. Douglas Troy wanted to know what the interest rate is. He was told by Cheryl Behr that it is 3.4%.

Article Carried

Article Twenty Six. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000) to fund the Boat Launch. Selectmen unanimously recommend. Budget Committee unanimously recommends. (This represents approximately $.02 of the tax rate). Article Carried

Article Twenty Seven. Shall the Town vote to adopt the provisions of RSA 36-A:4-a,(b) to authorize the conservation commission to expend funds for contributions to “qualified organizations” for the purchase of property interests, or facilitating transactions related thereto, where the property interest is to be held by the qualified organization and the town will retain no interest in the property.

Nathaniel Bruss spoke to the article explaining the need for the warrant article due the change of state laws. George Cilley asked if the Commission could expend money without the vote of the town. Nathaniel Bruss said that there would have to be a public hearing. Judith Eldridge stated that it would not require a vote of the public.

Article Carried

Article Twenty Eight. To see if the Town will adopt the provisions of RSA 72:66 for a property tax exemption on real property equipped with a wind powered energy system which exemption shall be in the amount of 100% of the assessed value of the wind powered energy system up to $35,000 until rescinded. By Petition.

Robert Manchester explained that the purpose of this warrant was to get a tax break for just the wind mill.

Article Carried

Article Thirty. The Town Clerk/Tax Collector and the Selectmen’s Office will be open to the public 35 hours per week and not to exceed 35 hours. The office hours for both will be conducted Tuesday thru Friday as follows:

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 7:30-12:00pm 1:00 pm -5pm, Thursday 8:00 am- 12:00pm 1:00pm-7:00pm. The lunch hour is unpaid.

The Town Clerk/Tax Collector will be open to the public the last Saturday of the month from 8:00am-12:00pm of each month except on holidays that fall on Saturday they will open the following Saturday. The office hours for that week will be the same except for morning hours on Thursday and Friday which will be 10:00 am-12:00pm not to exceed 35 hours. Having the offices open for the same hours will give the residents more opportunity to conduct all their business in person at the Town Hall. Office hours will be posted for the entire calendar year on January 1. By Petition.

Ann Lucier proposed an amendment to the article to include after 35 Hours. The Town Clerk/Tax Collector will become an hourly paid position.

Amendment Not Carried

Steven Patten felt the article was ridiculous. Marlene Freyler wanted to know if it was legal to propose hours for the Town Clerk/Tax Collector Office. Cheryl Behr explained the RSA 41 for elected officials and informed those present that the statutes could not be changed by town meeting.

Article Not Carried

Article Thirty One. The Road Agent is an appointed position and the requirement will include the road Agent must reside in Bradford or one of the abutting Towns. By Petition.

Steven Lucier proposed an amendment to require the Road Agent to reside in town or not more than 20 minutes travel time to the Town garage. Michael Hurley wanted to know how long it took the road agent to get to the garage. He was told by Jeffrey Remillard that at present between 25 and 30 minutes. Laurie Methven felt that a time requirement was arbitrary. You can’t count on rain, snow, road conditions. Debra Diamond stated that instead of time it should have been based on mileage. She then stated that the distance was 26 1/2 miles. Jeffrey Remillard corrected her and said it was exactly 26 miles. Steven Patten pointed out that you don’t have to go very far to be in a different weather environment.

Amendment Not Carried

Nancy McEachern stated that she felt it was setting a poor precedent. Debra Diamond was adamant about the weather issue and the necessity of living close by.GaryWall wanted to know if the warrant article passed would that mean that the road agent would be fired. Steven Patten felt there should be a contingency plan allowing for the distance traveled by the road agent.

Peter Fenton read an opinion from the LGC which among many other factors stated an individual’s right to travel. He went on to say that there is a 5 man crew and someone is always available. William Glennie asked if the crew member lived in town. Peter Fenton replied that one of them did.

Article Not Carried

Article Thirty Two. Petition for making Maple View Drive a Town Road. We the residents of Bradford, New Hampshire request that the privately owned road of Maple View Drive, be converted to a town owned and maintained road. By Petition (signatures at the town hall).

James Murphy stated that when he bought his property he was told that the town would take over the road. Jonathan Marden wanted to know if the road was up to specifications. Jeffrey Remillard responded telling those present that the road needs improvement. Core samples would have to be taken and the asphalt checked. Steven Lucier informed the meeting that Arnold Anderson signed off on the road. It is very narrow and the asphalt is in severe shape. The road is a mess. Elizabeth Rodd felt that the road should be accepted as the people who reside there are considered the public. James Murphy said there are 6 houses on the road now. Nathaniel Bruss and Laurie Brown both felt it would set a precedent for fixing roads. Judith Eldridge didn’t feel we should take it on as it was a dead end road leading to nowhere. James Murphy pointed out that when the home owners were issued their certificate of occupancy it included the road, but the road has never been accepted. Steven Boisvert thought the fact the road is not accepted, it would affect the value of the property. Full taxes would not be assessed. Peter Fenton cautioned that accepting this road could allow any private road issues to be brought before the town.

Article Not Carried Unanimously

Article Thirty Four. To see if the town will vote to direct the Selectmen to sell the Caterpillar skid steer loader purchased in 2009 without the approval at Town Meeting. By Petition.

Andrew Pinard stated that in December 2009 the Selectmen voted to spend the money from the unexpended balance for 2009 to purchase the skid steer. He pointed out that the Selectmen are not supposed to spend any funds for any purposes that were not appropriated. He further pointed that the skid steer has caused some damage to the trees atLafayette Square. Peter Fenton stated that there had been two Selectmen meetings prior to the purchase, DRA and town council both advised that the procedure was correct. He went on to point out some of the previous purchases done in the same manner dating back to 1998. Marjorie Cilley says the plowed sidewalks are wonderful. Steven Patten didn’t feel the cost justified an inferior machine in his opinion. William Glennie wanted to know the resale value. The figure is unknown. Michael Gagne wanted to know the original cost of the skid steer. Cheryl Behr told him $28,000. Jeffrey Remillard offered the figure of $1,900 to replace the undercarriage. The trailer is his own personal equipment and he will continue to use it rather than see the wear on the under carriage.

Article Not Carried

Article Thirty Five. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Eight Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($8,500.00) for the continuation of the Nature’s Circle Summer Camp for youth. This amount is to be used for payroll expenses for camp counsellors, transportation and supplies used to conduct a quality day camp for Bradford area children. This amount to be offset by fees and donations collected from/for the camp as has occurred in 2008 and 2009. By Petition. Selectmen do not recommend (unanimous). Budget Committee does not recommend (3 no, 1 yes, 1 abstain) (This represents approximately $.04 of the tax rate).

Felicia Starr wanted to know why the Selectmen didn’t recommend the article. Peter Fenton stated that there were many questions unanswered. No answers appeared to be forthcoming. Jonathan Marden wanted to have the funding explained. Cheryl Behr explained that there is a $1,500 scholarship. There is also a Church and Women’s Scholarship as well. If they have full enrollment there isn’t any problem, but if, as was the case last year, enrollment drops off then the town has to pick up the extra cost. Dawn Rich spoke in support of the article. Kate Dobrowski felt that where the town supported the program last year that it should support it again this year.

Article Carried

Article Thirty Six. To see if the town will vote to accept the reports of the Town Offices. To transact any other business that may legally come before the meeting. Reports Accepted

Meeting adjourned at 10:55 P.M.

Brooks McCandlish, Jonathan Steiner, Ruth Marden, Harold Wright,LorraineMacLeod, Nola Jordan, Delbert Harris III, William Glennie, Donald Jackson, George Cilley, Elizabeth Rodd, Carrey Rodd, Nancy McEachern, Everett Kittredge were sworn at the end of the meeting.

BradfordBoard of Selectmen

Charles Meany, Chairman

Peter Fenton, Selectman

Jack Meaney, Selectman

A True Copy Attest:

Susan Pehrson

Town Clerk/Tax Collector

Special Town Meeting Minutes 09.01.09

October 5, 2009

Minutes and Notice of Special Town Meeting Sept 1, 2009 –BradfordSchool 7:00pm

Rules governing the special town meeting for ARRA (American Recovery and Reinvestment Act) funds must be held only for this purpose. Our meeting will have two sessions. One for the ARRA funds only and the second to consider TIF District and the Municipal and Transportation Capital Reserve Fund issue. They will be held on the same day, with the second session immediately following the close of the first.

Town of Bradford

State of New Hampshire

Town Warrant and Minutes

To the inhabitants of the town ofBradfordin theCountyofMerrimackin said State qualified to vote in town affairs:

You are hereby notified to meet at the Bradford Elementary School on Old Warner Road in said Bradford, NH on Tuesday, September 1, 2009 at 7:00pm to act on the following article:

The meeting convened at 7:00 P.M. with approximately 125 voters in attendance. The pledge of allegiance was led by Jonathan Steiner. The head table was introduced and the rules for the meeting were explained. Voters were cautioned to go to the microphones and to have their ballots handy in the case of a show of hands vote.

Town Meeting session #1

Article 1: Shall the town vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $64,511 to rehire a full time officer for the police department with a salary of $38,600 and benefits of $25,911. Said hiring to be conditioned upon receiving a grant for 100% of the officers salary and benefits from the COPS Hiring Recovery Program, said funds to be received from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, which if awarded would provide salary and benefits for three (3) years and require the town to fund the position awarded under the grant for the 4th year. If approved, funding for this position will be contained in the operating budget for the 4th year.

Annie Ball questioned the wording of the grant and wished to know if it meant that we would simply rehire those officers dismissed at the close ofMarchTownMeeting. Peter explained that the new position would be filled through application, much the same as a new position without the grant. She also wanted to know what would happen if the grant was not awarded. Peter stated that if the grant was not awarded then the extra officer would not be hired. Finally Ms. Ball wanted to know if there was an amount available for the 4th year cost. Cheryl informed her that the cost would be the same as the other three years, with the exception of any insurance increases. Peter explained that we have been having an ongoing problem with the decrease of manpower in the Police Dept. The State Police is on call, but does not always arrived in a timely manner. This creates rescue issues. This is a good way to replace an officer. Steve Patten felt that the decision was made in March and should stand. Expending money at this time could conceivably put a burden on generations to come. Belinda Glennie wanted to know what the formula was for the number of police officers and do they have to live inBradford. It was explained that the number of officers is determined by the need and it was voted by the town that the officers do not have to reside inBradford. Lester Gordon stated that the grant money is already put aside. Its tax money, we‘ve already paid for. Other communities have been receiving monies and he felt that it was our turn. Steve Patten felt that we should say no and maybe other towns would do the same thing.

Perry Teele stated that he felt it was a big government stick and that the town has more police than it needs now. Stop spending money for things we don‘t need. Mark Ashton spoke next in favor of the grant. He feels that a life is worth more than saving money. Laurie Brown a, rescue member, said she was disappointed in the lack of police and the effect it has had on rescue runs. It becomes a dangerous or life threatening situation when an officer is unavailable. Annie Ball wanted to see some police activity figures and was told that they have been published in the local paper. What is the difference between last year‘s figures and this year. Police Chief Jim Valiquet explained that according to the FBI one officer for every 1000 residents is required. That equates to 5 officers being required weekly. Since the change in the amount of officers the State Police are not responding and they will not give the local police department information on the amount of calls to which they respond. This makes comparison figures next to impossible. Currently we are down 1 Full-Timer and 2 Part-Timers. There is an expense now in recouping them.

Article Carried

Session #1 is adjourned.

Town of Bradford

State of New Hampshire

Town Warrant

To the inhabitants of the town ofBradfordin theCountyofMerrimackin said State qualified to vote in town affairs:

You are hereby notified to meet at theBradfordElementary SchoolonOld Warner Roadin saidBradford,NHon Tuesday, September 1, 2009 at 7:00pm to act on the following articles:

Session #2 is opened.

Town Meeting session #2

Article 1: To see if the town will vote to adopt the provisions of RSA 162-K relative to Municipal Economic Development and Revitalization Districts so that the Town will thereafter have all the authority, powers, duties and responsibilities set forth in that chapter?

Nancy McEachern inquired if there were any other districts now set aside and was informed that there was a Lake Todd Village District so this request would not be precedent setting. Article Carried

Article 2: Assuming the adoption by the town ofArticle1, shall the Town ofBradfordpursuant to RSA 162-K:3 and RSA 162-K:5, vote to adopt the ―Downtown Bradford Improvement Tax Incremental Finance District‖, as approved by the Board of Selectmen on July 28th, 2009 whose boundaries shall consist of the following 122 parcels encompassing approximately 340 acres bounded byWest Main Street, EastMain Street,Old Warner Roadand State Highway 103, resolving that this action will serve public purposes as referred to in RSA 162-K:5? Said district shall be administered by the Board of Selectmen, or by an appointee of the Board of Selectmen. The Board of Selectmen will appoint a Downtown Bradford Improvement Tax Incremental Finance District Advisory Committee, a majority whom shall be owners or occupants of real estate within the District, to advise the Selectmen about the implementation and maintenance of the District. Properties will include: Tax Map 3, Lots 22, 23, 25, 28, 29, 90, 93, 94 (including sub lots 1-25), 95-99, 101-104, 110; Tax Map 17, Lots 1-15, 21-25, 27–39, 40, 44-45, 47-62, 69-70; Tax Map 16, Lots 75, 83-85, 87–105, 115, 116. The passage of this Article is contingent upon the passage of Article 1.

Mark Ashton wanted to have the proposal explained. Steven Heavener from Capital Regional Development Commission explained the inner workings of having a ―TIF‖ District. Jon wanted to know if the county or school portion changed, would that portion go into the ―TIF‖ He was told no, just the reassessed values within the district. Christopher Frey wanted to know if incremental increases went to ―TIF‖ or into the main stream. Mr. Heavener stated that the incremental increases still go to the same place. Sue McKevitt wanted to know if the town did not establish a plan would there still be a fee. Mr. Heavener replied you only encounter a fee when there is a plan in place. The administrative work could be done within the town. Kimberly Firth wanted to know where the new money went. It was explained that it stayed in the district. Mark Ashton thought it to be an ad valorem tax. We definitely need the improvements. Nancy McEachern wanted to know why we had to have a special meeting and why this map. It was explained that a maximum of 8% property of the town could be involved for the ―TIF‖ District. Cheryl explained that everyone was present anyway so timing was good. John Harris was pleased to see that the issue of sidewalks was going to be addressed. He felt that the proposal was a win-win situation.

Steve Patten didn‘t feel that any changes were necessary as the town had been functioning just fine for over 220 years. Everett Kittredge wanted to clarify the fact that if a new house was built that the entire tax would go into the ―TIF‖ District. In which case all of the expense incurred by that new home would be picked up by the rest of the town. Just the town portion would go into the ―TIF‖ District. Richard Hackman wanted to know if #2 And #3 have to pass together. Jon explained that it was easier to pass both at the same time. Sue McKevitt had the same question. If #3 is not passed at the same time, #2 becomes moot. Jon Marden thought it was too much money. He felt that the town meeting is the better place to raise and appropriate funds. He felt that this divides the citizenry. Cheryl Behr as resident stated the Selectmen do not do the spending town meeting does, also that the district can be amended or voted back into the general fund. Annie Ball wished to check on the fact that the Town Meeting released the funds and not the Selectmen. She was answered in the affirmative. Marcia Keller asked if the plan could change direction if the town desired. Mr. Heavener replied that the plan would be adopted in a year or two. Jon Marden observed that this would be a living document. Steve Patten felt that the town meeting has the same function as this proposal as the voting body decides what does and does not pass at any given meeting. Sarah Hirsch asked if the sidewalks were the only improvement in the ―TIF‖ District. Mr. Heavener replied that any improvement could be addressed and the other boards would continue to function as always. As for individual businesses there is a revolving loan fund available to help them and there are no limitations for those loans. Jon Marden wanted to know if after 10 years there were money in the account and no one wanted to spend it what happens to the money, can it be dissolved. Yes. Could the money be used outside of the District. The money can only be used outside of the district if that new location was made part of this or another district. Multiple districts are a possibility. Andrew Pinard stated that by passing this article we would be making a commitment to Bradford‘s future and helping to develop the Main St. area.

Town Warrant and Town Meeting Minutes 03.10.09

April 5, 2009

TOWN OF BRADFORD

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

Town Warrant and Minutes of town Meeting March 10, 2009

The Polls opened at 8:00 am to 7:00 pm on March 10, 2009.

To the inhabitants of the town of Bradford in the Countyof Merrimack in said State qualified to vote in town affairs; You are hereby notified to meet at the Bradford Elementary School on Old Warner Road in said Bradford, NH on Tuesday, the tenth of March next, at eight o‘clock in the morning to act on the following articles:

Article 1. To choose all necessary Town officials for the ensuing year.

Selectman for 3 Years – Vote for 1

Harold J. Liberty 175

John ―Jack‖ Meaney 173

Don Stumph 26

Recount was requested on March 11, 2009. The recount date was set for March 17, 2009 at 9:00 A.M. The recount took place at the Town Hall in the main meeting room. The Board of Recount performed the recount according to secretary of State‘s procedures and the States RSA‘s. The Board of Recount consisted of Peter Fenton, Charles Meany III, Selectmen, Marilyn Gordon, Selectman designee, Mildred Kittredge, Assistant Moderator, Susan Pehrson, Town Clerk andEverettKittredge, Counter Designee. Two of the three candidates were in attendance, along with one observer. There was one bystander. At the conclusion of the recount, there were no contested ballots and the count changed to become a tie vote. The Town Clerk had a member of the Board fold two papers each containing the name of a candidate and put them in a box. The Town Clerk then drew a name from the box. The winner was declared to be John ―Jack‖ Meaney. The recount ended at 9:30 A.M.

Town Clerk/Tax Collector for 3 Years – Vote for 1

Susan Pehrson Elected 375

Treasurer for 3 Years – Vote for 1

Marilyn Gordon Elected 363

Trustee of the Trust Funds for 3 Years – Vote for 1

George P. Morse Jr. Elected 359

Trustee of the Brown Memorial Library for 3 Years – Vote for 2

Erica Gross Elected 338

Beatrice Howe Elected 325

Trustee of the Brown Memorial Library for 2 Years – Vote for 1

Patricia Furness Elected Write-in 26

Scholarship Committee for 3 Years – Vote for 1

Gilberte ―Jill‖ Pinard Elected 228

Denise T. Renk 123

Budget Committee for 3 Years – Vote for 2

GaryWall Elected 305

Robert Stewart Elected Write-in 53

Planning Board for 3 Years – Vote for 2

Barbara Vannata Elected 295

Barry Wheeler Elected 287

Zoning Board for 3 Years – Vote for 2

Richard Dionne Elected 270

Harold Wright Elected 288

Cemetery Commission for 3 Years – Vote for 1

Janet Riley Elected 363

Article 2. Zoning Ordinance. – This is a petition to repeal the definition of a building lot in accordance with RSA 675:4. The article is to see if the Town ofBradfordwill vote to amend the lot size requirements to read minimum lot size required is 2 acres and delete the word buildable. By Petition.

Are you in favor of an amendment to repeal the definition of a building lot in accordance with RSA 675:4 as proposed by the planning board for the Bradford Zoning Ordinance as follows? To amend the lot size requirement to read minimum lot size required is 2 acres and delete the work buildable.

Lot Size Regulation – MinimumLotSize

Lot Size is determined by the minimum lot size required by the particular zoning district.

Zoning District Min. Lot Size Min Frontage

Residential Business 2 Acres 250 Feet

Residential Rural 2 Acres 250 Feet

Conservation 5 Acres 400 Feet

Yes 160 No 224

Article Did Not Carry

There was also a school ballot.

Question 1. To see if theSchool Districtwill vote to raise and appropriate the Municipal Budget

Committee‘s recommended amount of $35,375,765 for the support of schools, for the payment of salaries for the school district officials and agents and for the payment for the statutory obligations of the district. The School Board recommends $35,950,200. This article does not include appropriations voted in other warrant articles. This warrant article asks the voters to raise and appropriate for the support of schools, the salaries of School District Officials and Agents and for the Statutory obligations of said District and to authorize the application against said appropriation of such sums as are estimated to be received from the State sources, together with the other income, the School Board to certify to the Selectmen of each of the Towns of Bradford,New London, Newbury,Springfield, Sutton, Warner and Wilmot, the amount to be raised by taxation by said towns.

Vote for Only One: A or B

A. $35,950,200 for the proposed Operating Budget recommended by School Board.

126 Votes

B. $35,375,765 for the proposed Operating Budget recommended by the Municipal Budget Committee.

The Lower Budget Carried District Wide

Question #2. To see if the School District will vote to approve the cost item included in the memorandum of agreement reached between theSchool Districtand the Para Educators at Kearsarge (PEAK) which calls for the following increases in salaries and benefits at the current staffing levels.

Year Estimated Increase

2009 – 2010 $41,267

And further to raise and appropriate the sum of forty-one thousand, two hundred sixty-seven dollars ($41,267) for the upcoming fiscal year, such sum representing the additional costs attributable to the increase in salaries and benefits over those of the appropriation at current staffing levels paid in the prior fiscal year.

(School Board Recommends) (MBC Recommends) Yes 185 No 195

Article Carried District Wide

Question #3. To see if theSchool Districtwill vote to authorize the School Board to sell the SAU 65 office building,169 Main St,New London, on such term and conditions as the School Board shall determine are in the best interest of theSchool District; and further to establish an expendable trust fund under the provisions of RSA 198:20-c, to be known as the SAU Office Relocation Fund, for the purpose of paying all expenses, including construction, renovation, equipment and moving costs, for relocation the SAU to new office space and to raise and appropriate the money received from the sale of the existingSAUOfficeBuilding, up to the sum of six hundred thousand ($600,000) to be placed in this fund, and to name the School Board as agents to expend from this fund. (School Board Recommends) (MBC Recommends)

Yes 239 No 141

Article Carried District Wide

Question #4. To see if theSchool Districtwill vote to raise and appropriate the sum of seventyfive thousand dollars (75,000) to be placed in the Special Education Expendable Trust Fund, established in 2008 within the provisions of RSA 198:20-c for the purpose of emergency funding of unforeseen Special Education costs incurred by the District.

(School Board Recommends) (MBC Recommends) Yes 177 No 204

Article Carried District Wide

Question #5. To see if the School District will vote to create an expendable trust fund under the provisions of RSA 198:20-c, to be known as the School Buildings Maintenance Fund, for the purpose of repair, unanticipated utility costs and maintaining the school buildings and equipment. Furthermore, to raise and appropriate the sum of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) toward this purpose, from surplus funds remaining on hand as of June 30, 2009 and to name the School Board as agents to expend from this fund.

(School Board Recommends) (MBC Recommends) Yes 211 No 204

Article Carried District Wide

Question #6. To see if theSchool Districtwill vote to raise and appropriate the sum of seventytwo thousand dollars ($72,000) to contract with the Town ofSuttonfor the services of a position of a school resource officer. (By Petition) (School board Does Not Recommend) (MBC Does Not Recommend)

Yes 45 No 332

Article Did Not Carry District Wide

Moderator for 1 Year – Vote for 1

Robert Bowers Jr. Elected 327

School Board for 2 Years – Vote for 1

Andrew Pinard Elected 299

There were a total of 394 votes cast including 35 Absentee Ballots.

Election Officials present: Jonathan Steiner, Moderator, Mildred Kittredge, Assistant Moderator, Peter Fenton, Andrew Pinard, Charles Meany III, Selectmen, Susan Pehrson, Town clerk/Tax Collector, Ann Lucier, Judith Marshall, Ruth Marden, Supervisors of the Checklist, Audrey Sylvester, Caroline Verity, Beth Rodd, George Cilley, Marjorie Cilley, Margaret Ainslie, Phyllis Wilcox, Harriet Douglass, Linda Niven, Robert Wrisley, Ann Marie Ball, Jane Johnson, Mary Keegan Dayton, Inspectors of the Election, Steven Pierce, Marancy Pehrson, Counters.

Article 3. Meeting was adjourned at 10:45 P.M. until Wednesday, March 11, 2009 at 7:00pm, at theBradfordElementary Schoolon theOld Warner Road. The raising of money and remaining articles in the Warrant to be taken up at the adjourned meeting.

Meeting reconvened at 7:05, on March 11, 2009 at theKearsargeRegionalElementary SchoolatBradford. There were approximately 200 people in attendance. Robert Selig led the group in the pledge of allegiance. Moderator, Jonathan Steiner explained the process and gave a quick overview of the procedures that would be followed for the evening Joe Conway cautioned those present that any money spent would result in a higher tax rate.

Article 4. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of One Million Eight Hundred and Twenty Thousand Six Hundred Seventy Six Dollars ($1,820,676.00) for the general municipal operation. This article DOES NOT include amounts appropriated by other warrant articles. (Majority vote required)

1. Executive 107,833.00 Carried

2. Elections and Vital records 4,550.00 Carried

3. Financial Administration . 83,401.00

Article was amended to 75,401.00 Carried

4. Revaluations 19,950.00 Carried

5. Legal 15,000.00 Carried

6. Employee Benefits 243,924.00 Carried

7. Planning and Zoning 20,800.00 Carried

8. General Government Buildings 42,732.00 Carried

9. Cemetery 18,310.00 Carried

10. Insurance 62,292.00 Carried

11. Other General Government 12,090.00 Carried

12. Police Department 287,005.00

Article was amended to 267,005.00 Carried

13. Fire Department 92,000.00 Carried

14. Rescue Services 82,320.00 Carried

15. Building Code Department 14,650.00 Carried

16. Emergency Management 500.00 Carried

17. Highway Department 372,495.00 Carried

18.BridgeMaintenance 100.00 Carried

19. Street Lighting 4,100.00 Carried

20. Solid Waste Collection 50,877.00

Article was amended to 57,377.00 Carried

21. Solid Waste Disposal 56,600.00 Carried

22. Inoculations 800.00 Carried

23. Welfare Administration 4,012.00 Carried

24. Welfare Vendor and Direct Payments 43,350.00 Carried

25.Parksand Recreation 4,380.00 Carried

26. Library 62,525.00 Carried

27. Patriotic Purposes 14,500.00 Carried

28.Community Center77,830.00 Carried

29. Other Conservation 750.00 Carried

30. Long Term Debt payments 18,000.00 Carried

31. Interest on T.A.N. 3,000.00 Carried

Total $ 1,799,176.00

The total budget was moved and seconded. The total amount of the operating budget is $1,799,176.00. Article Carried.

There was a request to move Articles #29 & #30 next. Request accepted.

Article 29. Shall the Town vote to adopt the provisions of RSA 36-A:4-a. 1(b) to authorize the conservation commission to expend funds for contributions to ‗qualified organizations‘ for the purchase of property interests, or facilitating transactions related thereto, where the property interest is to be held by the qualified organization and the town will retain no interest in the property?

Article Did Not Carry

Article 30. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $96,000 (Ninety Six Thousand Dollars) for the purpose of contributing to the purchase of a conservation easement and associated expenses on a portion of the Battles Farm (Map 6, Lots 96 and 46). Said land is located at the intersection ofCenter RoadandJewett Road. The purpose of this easement will be to protect valuable agricultural and forest land, wild life habitat, wetland and flood control areas. This vote authorizes the Town ofBradfordto accept a back-up executory interest in said conservation easement. Submitted by petition. Selectmen do not recommend. Budget Committee does not recommend. (If passed this will add an estimated $.42/thousand to the 2009 tax rate)

Paper Ballot Yes 72 No 131

Article Did Not Carry

Article 5. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of One Hundred Twenty Thousand Dollars ($120,000) to build a salt shed for the Highway Department Facility. This will be a non lapsing appropriation to continue until the money is spent or December 31, 2014. Selectmen recommend. Budget Committee does not recommend. (If passed, this will add and estimated $.52/thousand to the 2009 tax rate) Article was amended to $2,500.00 by the Selectmen

Article Carried

Article 6. To see if the town will vote to appropriate the sum of Twenty Four Thousand Dollars ($24,000) for the purchase and installation of a new air quality system for the Bradford Highway Garage. This will be funded from surplus and no additional money will be raised by taxation. Selectmen recommend. Budget Committee recommends.

Article Carried

Article 7: To see if the Town will vote to establish a Non-Capital Reserve Fund under the provisions of RSA 35:1-c for the purpose of offsetting expenses associated with unexpected increases in the costs of petroleum-related products and winter road salt, and to fund from surplus the sum of Twenty Thousand Dollars ($20,000) to be placed in this fund, and further to appoint the board of selectmen as agents to expend from this fund. No money to be raised by taxation. Selectmen recommend. Budget Committee recommends.

Article Carried

Article 8. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Twenty Four Thousand Dollars ($24,000) to re-roof theBementCovered Bridgewith a metal standing seam roofing material. This will be a non lapsing appropriation and continue until the money is spent or December 31, 2014. Selectmen recommend. Budget Committee recommends. (If passed this will add an estimated $.10/thousand to the 2009 tax rate).

Article Did Not Carry

Article 9: To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Thirty Thousand Dollars ($30,000) to fund the Highway Heavy Equipment Capital Reserve. Selectmen recommend. Budget Committee recommends. (If passed this will add an estimated $.13/thousand to the 2009 tax rate). Article amended to $15,000.

Article Carried

Article 10. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Forty Thousand Dollars ($40,000) for Road Sealant. This is a non lapsing appropriation and will continue until the money is expended or December 31, 2014. Selectmen recommend. Budget Committee recommends. (If passed this will add as estimated $.17/thousand to the 2009 tax rate).

Article Carried

Article 11. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of One Hundred Thirty Three Thousand Dollars ($133,000) to repair and resurfaceSunset Hill Road. This will be a non lapsing appropriation to continue until the money is expended or December 31, 2014. Selectmen recommend. Budget Committee does not recommend. (If passed this will add an estimated $.58/thousand to the 2009 tax rate).

Article Did Not Carry

Article 12. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Five Hundred Ninety Five Thousand Dollars ($595,000) for the design and construction of Bridge #098-114 onWest Road. This project is under the municipal managed bridge project with the State ofNH. Five Hundred Twenty Thousand Dollars ($520,000) will come from the State ofNHand the remaining Seventy Five Thousand Dollars ($75,000) to be raised by taxation. The town has already raised $55,000 for this project for a total construction cost of Six Hundred And Fifty Thousand Dollars ($650,000). This will be a non lapsing appropriation until the funds are expended or December 31, 2014. Selectmen recommend. Budget Committee recommends. (If passed this will add an estimated $.32/thousand to the 2009 tax rate).

Article Carried

Article 13. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000) to evaluate and repair the deck on Bridge #098/117 onWest Meadow Road. This will be a non lapsing appropriation and continue until the funds are expended or December 31, 2014. Selectmen recommend. Budget Committee recommends. (If passed this will add an estimated $.04/thousand to the 2009 tax rate)

Article Carried

Article 14. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Ten Thousand One Hundred Seventy Two Dollars ($10,172) for the first year of a four year lease to purchase and outfit a four wheel drive police vehicle. The cost of the vehicle is Thirty Six Thousand Nine Hundred Forty One Dollars ($36,941) with financing charges of an additional Three Thousand Seven Hundred Forty Seven Dollars ($3,747) to total Forty Thousand Six Hundred and Eighty Eight Dollars ($40,688). Selectmen recommend. Budget Committee recommends. (If passed this will add an estimated $.04/thousand to the 2009 tax rate and continue to 2010-2012)

Article Did Not Carry

Article 15. To see if the Town will vote to change the purpose and title of the existing New Police Facility Capital Reserve Fund to the Police Facility Updating and Renovation und. Two thirds vote required. Article was amended to read: To see if the town will vote to change the purpose and the title of the existing New Police Facility Capital Reserve Fund to the Police Facility Capital Reserve Fund. Two thirds vote required.

Article Carried

Article 16. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Nine Thousand Dollars ($9,000) to purchase and install a fence around the Fire Pond located on property owned by Karen andChristopher Wayat Map17Lot19. This is a non lapsing appropriation and will continue until the money is used or December 31, 2014. Selectmen recommend. Budget Committee recommends. (If passed this will add an estimated $.04/thousand to the 2009 tax rate)

Article was amended to read: To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Five Thousand Three Hundred Dollars (5,300.00) to purchase and install a fence around the Fire Pond located on property owned by Karen andChristopher Wayat Map 17 Lot 19. This is a non lapsing appropriation and will continue until the money is used or December 31, 2014. (If passed this would add an estimated $.20/thousand to the tax rate.) Amendment Carried

Article Carried

Article 17. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000) for the Ambulance Capital Reserve. Selectmen recommend. Budget Committee recommends. (If passed this will add an estimated $.04/thousand to the 2009 tax rate). Article was amended to $5,000.00. Article Carried

Article 18. Shall we rescind the provisions of RSA 31:95-c to restrict 100% of the revenues from ambulance transportation to the expenditures of the purpose of operating the Bradford Rescue Squad, including salaries and new equipment? Paper Ballot required. Majority vote.

Paper Ballot Yes 95 No 41

Article Carried

Article 19. To see if the town will vote to establish a revolving fund pursuant to RSA 31:95-h, for the purpose of ambulance services, including salaries and new equipment. All revenues received for ambulance services will be deposited into the fund, and the money in the fund shall be allowed to accumulate from year to year, and shall not be considered part of the town’s general fund unreserved fund balance. The town treasurer shall have custody of all moneys in the fund, and shall pay out the same only upon order of the governing body and no further approval is required by the legislative body to expend. Such funds may be expended only for purposes for which the fund was created.

Article Carried

Article 20. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000) for the Town Facilities Capital Reserve. Selectmen recommend. Budget Committee recommends. (If passed this will add an estimated $.02/thousand to the 2009 tax rate)

Article Carried

Article 21. To see if the town will vote to withdraw Three Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($3,500) from the Town Facilities Capital Reserve to design of a new front handicap entrance and Drive for theBradfordTown Hall. Selectmen recommend. Budget Committee does not recommend.

Article Did Not Carry

Article 22. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000) for the Repair of Town Buildings Capital Reserve. Selectmen recommend. Budget Committee recommends. (If passed this will add an estimated $.04/thousand to the 2009 tax rate)

Article Carried

Article 23. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Twenty Thousand Dollars ($20,000) for the Fire Dept Heavy Equipment Capital Reserve. Selectmen recommend. Budget Committee recommends. (If passed this will add an estimated $.09/thousand to the 2009 tax rate)

Article Did Not Carry

Article 24. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000) for theFireDeptBuildingRepair Capital Reserve. Selectmen recommend. Budget Committee recommends. (If passed this will add an estimated $.02/thousand to the 2009 tax rate)

Hand Count Yes 60 No 38

Article Carried

Article 25. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of One Thousand Dollars ($1,000) for the Gravestone Repair Expendable Trust. Selectmen recommend. Budget Committee recommends. (If passed this will add an estimated <$.01/ thousand to the 2009 tax rate) Article Passed Over

Article 26. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Two Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty Dollars ($2,750) for the Bradford Newbury Sutton Youth Sports. Selectmen recommend. Budget Committee does not recommend. (If passed this will add an estimated $.01/thousand to the 2009 tax rate)

Hand Count Yes 64 No 39 Article Carried

Article 27. To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Five Thousand ($5,000) for the monitoring of the boat launch. Selectmen recommend. Budget Committee does not recommend. (If passed this will add an estimated $.02/thousand to the 2009 tax rate)Article Carried

Article 28. To raise and appropriate the sum of Fifteen Thousand Dollars ($15,000) for the Revaluation Capital Reserve. Selectmen recommend. Budget Committee recommends. (If passed this will add an estimated $.06/thousand to the 2009 tax rate) Article Carried

Article 31. To see if the town will vote to require that all votes by an advisory budget committee, a town budget committee, and the governing body relative to budget items or warrant articles shall be recorded votes and the numerical tally of any such vote shall be printed in the town warrant next to the affected warrant article. Article Carried

Article 32. To see if the Town of Bradford, New Hampshire will vote to adopt the following resolution, and shall upon adoption notify in writing members of our congressional representatives, Representatives Hodes and Shea-Porter, and Senators Shaheen and Gregg, to do the following:

Actively work in support of the creation of a US Department of Peace and Non Violence, as described and presented to theUSHouse of Representatives in the 110th Congress as HR 808, the purpose of which ―shall be dedicated to peacemaking and the study of conditions that are conducive to both domestic and international peace.‖

Article Did Not Carry

Article 33. To see if the town will vote to accept the reports of the Town Officers. To transact any other business that may legally come before the meeting.

BradfordBoard of Selectmen

Peter Fenton, Chairman

Andrew Pinard

Charles Meany

The meeting was adjourned at 11:05 P.M.

A true copy attest:

Susan Pehrson

Town Clerk/Tax Collector

TOWN OF BRADFORD

The Recount for the Selectman‘s seat for the Town of Bradford was held on March 17, 2009 at 9:00 A.M. in the town hall.

At the close of the recount it was determined that there was a tie between Mr. Harold Liberty and Mr. John Meany.

The winner was selected by drawing of lot by the Town Clerk. Mr. Meany was declared the winner.

2008 Town Meeting Minutes

March 25, 2008

Town of Bradford

State of New Hampshire

Town Warrant and Minutes of Town Meeting March 11, 2008

The Polls opened at 8:00 am to 7:00 pm on March 11, 2008.

To the inhabitants of the town of Bradford in the County of Merrimack in said State qualified to vote in town affairs;

You are hereby notified to meet at the Bradford Elementary School on Old Warner Road in said Bradford, NH on Tuesday, the eleventh of March next, at eight o’clock in the morning to act on the following articles:

Article 1.To choose all necessary Town Officials for the ensuing year.

Moderator for 2 Years – Vote for 1

Jonathan SteinerElected360

Selectman for 3 Years – Vote for 1

Don Stumph 32
Peter FentonElected211
R. Jane Johnsen142

Supervisor of the Checklist for 6 Years – Vote for 1

Ann LucierElected360

Trustee of the Trust Funds for 3 Years – Vote for 1

Thomas RileyElected362

Trustee of the Brown Memorial Library for 3 Years – Vote for 3

Joan PerryElected302
Amy BlitzerElected342
Roderick JonesElected321

Budget Committee for 3 Years – Vote for 2

John MeaneyElected295
Christopher AikenElected286

Planning Board for 3 Years – Vote for 2

Philip LaMoreauxElected315
William GlennieElected280

Planning Board for 2 Years – Vote for 1

Carol Meise142
Delbert “Sonny” Harris IIIElected222

Planning Board for 1 Year – Vote for 1

Barry WheelerElected195
Jeffrey Aarons159

Zoning Board for 3 Years – Vote for 1

Lester GordonElected329

Cemetery Commission for 3 Years – Vote for 1

Thomas RileyElected357

Scholarship Committee for 3 Years – Vote for 1

Dawn RichElected352

 

Article 2.Are you in favor of the adoption of amendment number 1 as proposed by the planning board for the Bradford Zoning Ordinance as follows?

To amend Article III.D, 1 so that the minimum distance between buildingand the edge of the public right-of-way or an accepted public road shall be fifty (50) feet; (omitting the currently included phrase: or seventy-five (75feet) from the center which ever provides the greater set back (distance).

YES228NO165Article Carried

Article 3.Are you in favor of the adoption of amendment number 2 as proposed by the planning board for the Bradford Zoning Ordinance as follows?

To amend Article VIII, the Floodplain Development Ordinance to include changes identified by the New Hampshire Office of Energy and Planning in order to remain compliant with the National Flood Insurance Program.

YES302NO 93 Article Carried

There was also a school ballot.

Question 1.To see if the School District will vote to raise and appropriate the Municipal Budget Committee’s Recommended amount of $33,938,535.00 for the support of schools, for the payment of salaries for the school district officials and agents, and for the payment for the statutory obligations of the district.The School Board recommends $33,938,535.00.This article does not include appropriations voted in other warrant articles.This warrant article asks the voters to raise and appropriate for the support of schools, the salaries of the School District Officials and Agents, and for the Statutory obligations of said District, and to authorize the application against said appropriation of such sums as are estimated to be received from the State sources, together with the other income, the School Board to certify to the Selectmen of each of the Towns of Bradford, New London, Newbury, Springfield, Sutton, Warner, Wilmot, the amount to be raised by taxation by said towns. Vote (X) for only one:A or B

A.$33,938,535.00 for the proposed Operating Budget recommended by the School Board187 Budget Carried

B.$33,938,535.00 for the proposed Operating Budget recommended by the MunicipalBudget Committee.121

Question 2.To see if the School District will vote to raise and appropriate up to $50,000 for the Capital Reserve Fund, established in 1994 for the purposes of reconstructing or adding to existing schools or the District, with such amount to be funded from any unencumbered surplus funds remaining on hand as of June 30, 2008.

(School Board Recommends)(MBC Recommends)

YES240NO148 Question Carried

Question 3.To see if the School District will vote to establish an Expendable Trust Fund within the provisions of RSA 198:20-c for the purpose of emergency funding of unanticipated Special Education costs incurred by the District, and further to raise and appropriate $75,000 to be placed in this fund and to designate the School Board as agents of the District to expend this fund.

(School Board Recommends)(MBC Recommends)

YES204NO181 Question Carried

Question 4.To see if the School District will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $482,000 to place a bedrock well online for the Kearsarge Regional High School, to replace the existing well, which the Department of Environmental Services has advised is inadequate and should be replaced, and to develop a water and wastewater master plan for the Kearsarge Regional School District. (School Board Recommends)(MBC Recommends)

YES226No167 Question Carried

Question 5.To see if the Kearsarge Regional School District will vote to raise and appropriate a supplemental appropriation of $665,000 for unforeseen Special Education costs for the current school year (2007-2008).This amount will be funded from existing revenues.(School Board Recommends)(MBC Recommends)

YES203No183 Question Carried

There were three seats on the ballot as well.

For Moderator for 1 Year – Vote for one

Robert Bowers Jr.Elected325

For Municipal Budget Committee for 3 Years – Vote for 1

Joseph P. Conway Jr.Elected299

For School Board Member for 3 Years – Vote for 1

Jonathan SteinerElected350

There were a total of 404 votes cast for each of the three (3) ballots including 32 Absentee Ballots

Election Officials Present

Jonathan Steiner, Moderator,Mildred Kittredge, Assistant Moderator, Susan Pehrson, Town Clerk/Tax Collector, Robert Toppi, Deputy Town Clerk/Tax Collector, Ann Lucier, Judith Marshall, Ruth Marden, Supervisors of the Checklist, Audrey Sylvester, Caroline Verity, Beth Rodd, George Cilley, Marge Cilley, Donald Jackson, John Harrris, Ruth-Ann Harris, Margaret Ainslie, Phyllis Wilcox, Catherine Betz, Harriet Douglass, Inspectors of the Election, Eileen Kelly, Steven Pierce, Leah Keller, Brian Carter, Counters.

Article 4.Meeting was adjourned at 9:30 until Wednesday, March 12, 2008 at 7:00pm, at the Bradford Elementary School on the Old Warner Road.The raising of money, and remaining articles in the Warrant to be taken up at the adjourned meeting.

Meeting reconvened at 7:05 March 12, 2008 at the Kearsarge Regional Elementary School at Bradford.There were approximately 250 people in attendance.Robert Selig led the group in the pledge of allegiance.Selectman, Andrew Pinard thanked the volunteers of the various boards and committees for their ongoing dedication. Moderator, Jonathan Steiner explained the process and gave a quick overview of the procedures that would be followed for the evening.The Chips group had a snack stand for the convenience of the voters.The Conservation Committee had a display in the lobby for those present to view.

Jonathan Steiner explained that the discussion of the first three Articles would be taken up simultaneously.They all dealt with proposed new buildings for the town, he felt that all of the discussion could take place first.We would then vote on the first two articles together and follow it with the third article if necessary.

Article 5.To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate One Million Four Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($1,450,000.) (gross budget) to construct a 10,800 square foot highway garage and a 2,400 square foot salt shed on town owned property at map 3 lot 110.(upper site)and to authorize the issuance of not more than One Million Three Hundred Sixty Five Thousand Dollars ($ 1,365,000.) of bonds or notes in accordance with the provisions of the Municipal Finance Act (RSA Chapter 33) and to authorize the board of selectmen to issue and negotiate such bonds or notes and to determine the rate of interest thereon, the term, and other details. Further, to authorize the withdrawal of Eighty Five Thousand Dollars ($85,000.) from the Highway Garage Capital Reserve Fund created for this purpose.

(The selectmen recommend this appropriation.)(The budget committee recommends this appropriation.)(2/3 ballot vote required.)Moved and Seconded

Thomas Riley showed a power point presentation of the latest Needs Assessment Committee’s figures and impact on the tax rate.John Harris pointed out that if #7 the lower site passed there would be no need to build a new road and the rest of the plan for the Highway Dept. Building would come in for about the same money.Susan McKevitt asked Mr. Riley why there was a separate warrant for the road and also wanted to know what happened to Article 6 if #7 passed.John Harris stated that it was possible to have the Police accepted on the upper site and the Highway Garage located on the lower site.If, however, Articles 5 and 6 failed and Article 7 passed, it was still possible to at some later date to build the Police Facility on the lower site.Bill Glennie wanted to reorganize the warrant articles to combine Articles 5 & 7 for the vote and then vote on the location.He felt the two articles were similar to one another and that it might save some time.Combining them is not possible according to Jon Steiner.Don Johnsen still is questioning the road.Again it is a separate article, but if someone wants to answer to the question they may do so.Steve Lucier stated that where the road to the Town Sheds and Police Dept meet the Transfer Station road is beyond the new construction.The new road will hook back over to the Transfer Station road.Don Johnsen said he still didn’t understand.Would it mean that it could be done without additional funds?Steve said yes.There was some concern about the present road being used by too much traffic if in fact the upper site is chosen and the road article (#8) is not accepted.Joan Perry asked if she was mistaken in believing that the State required the Transfer Station road fixed if the upper site was chosen.Tom Riley stated thattherecommendations of the Engineering Firm was to upgrade the Transfer Station road.The road is one of the few disadvantages to the upper site.If the site was accepted, the town had one year to start an upgrade of the Transfer Station road.An extension could be given if necessary.The State did not require the changes, but strongly suggested that they be made.Gary Wall wanted to know what the tax impact of #8 was going to have.Tom Riley stated that the amount would be $.87 for one year.Daniel Kraft had an observation that all of the buildings seem to be very expensive.Is there any way that the cost could be cut down?Daniel Peret stated that in his opinion that the lower site is contaminated.Doug Troy thanked the Needs Assessment Committee for all their work, he feels that any new construction is out of the question as he can’t afford it.Tandy Hartford wanted to know what was the basis of the interest rate quoted and suggested that we might get a higher rate with bonds.Tom Riley stated that the basis is 6% as the low figure, but we have a firm commitment of 3.8% for the life of the bond.Steve Lucier stated that their current location is terrible and the upper site is definitely better.The lower site was used as a dump and the gravel was removed when the buried the trash.Jonathan Marden spoke in favor of the bond article from the Selectmen and the Budget Committee.He observed that the money for Article #5 is a set dollar amount, whereas, Article #7 is at best a “Guesstimate”.Bruce Bowie wanted to know the length of the bond.He was informed that the bond would be for 20 years at fixed rate 3.8%.Leah Keller wanted to know what about the Town Hall.Robert LaFlamme what happens to the old building?No decision has been made at this time.George Cilley stated that the current Highway Garage is old and needs to be replaced.Tom Riley had a comment about Article #7 and the fact that the Dept. Of Environmental Services requires an investigation of the site if there is a change in use.The results are to be sent to D.E.S.Philip LaMoreaux wanted to know if the requirement was only for the building site or the whole lot.Tom Riley answered that it was for the lower site.Jonathan Steiner asked for a suspension of vote in order to discuss Article #6, so both articles could be voted on at the same time.Vote Suspended.

Discussion on Article #6 began.

Article 6.To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate Six Hundred Ninety Thousand Dollars ($690,000) (gross budget) to construct a 3,300 square foot police station on town owned property at map 3 lot 110.(upper site), and to authorize the issuance of not more than Six Hundred and Forty Four Thousand Dollars ($644,0000.) of bonds or notes in accordance with the provisions of the Municipal Finance Act (RSA Chapter 33) and to authorize the board of selectmen to issue and negotiate such bonds or notes and to determine the rate of interest thereon, the term, and other details.Further, to authorize the withdrawal of Forty Six Thousand Dollars ($46,000) from the New Police Facility Capital Reserve Fund created for this purpose.The selectmen recommend this appropriation.The budget committee recommends this appropriation. (2/3 ballot vote required.)Moved and Seconded

Abigail Hayes felt that the size of the Police Station was too large.Mike Hurley is the size of the building recommended or mandated.Tom Riley answered that it was mandated.Belinda Glennie wanted to know haw many arrests are made each year that required detention.Jim Valiquet, Police Chief stated that last year there were 60 arrests, but not all were shackled.Heidi Slatunas stated that in her opinion a new facility was needed.Motion to vote on articles 5 & 6.Moved and seconded.

Polls opened at 8:27 on Articles #5 & 6.

Polls closed at 9:27

Article #5 cast 238 ballots159 required to pass136 YesNo102

Article Not Carried

Article #6 cast 229 ballots152 required to pass124 Yes105No

Article Not Carried

Article 7:To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate One Million Three Hundred Fifty Thousand dollars ($1,350,000) for the purpose of building a highway garage and salt shed on the lower portion of the transfer station lot.This will also provide for the issuance of not more than One Million Three Hundred and Fifty Thousand dollars ($1,350,000) of bonds or notes for this purpose.This warrant will also authorize the Selectmen as agents to issue and negotiate such bonds or notes and to determine the rate of interest thereon.Paper Ballot required.By Petition.Selectmen do not recommend.Budget Committee does not recommend.(2/3 ballot vote required.)Moved and Seconded.

Polls opened at 9:55 on Article #7

Polls closed at 10:55

Article #7 cast 200 ballots131 required to pass74Yes126No

Article Not Carried

Articles #8 and 9 will be taken up later.

Article 10.To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of One Million Six Hundred Ninety Three Thousand Five Hundred and Twenty Eight dollars ($1,693,528.00) for the general municipal operation. This article DOES NOT include amounts appropriated by other warrant articles. (Majority vote required) Moved and Seconded

a.Executive106,170.00

b.Elections and Vital records11,716.00

Jonathan Marden why the increase and was told it was due to there being four elections this year.

c.Financial Administration86,940.00

d.Revaluations24,400.00

What does it mean?Cheryl Behr stated it was to have property values reviewed each year.

e.Legal 17,000.00

f.Employee Benefits-excludes elected officials218,069.00

Jonathan Marden asked if we had more employees or did the cost go up?Cheryl Behr answered that we do have more employees and some of the coverages had changed.Also there was an increase of 7% in cost.

Robert LaFlamme wanted to know if the new buildings passed, how many more employees will be on hired.Cheryl Behr told him none.

g.Planning and Zoning23,500.00

h.General Government Buildings42,432.00

i.Cemetery18,918.00

j.Insurance52,800.00

Abigail Hayes wanted to know what this involved.Cheryl Behr explained that it was for Workman Compensation, unemployment and liability insurance.

k.Other General Government20,450.00

What does this cover?Cheryl Behr explained it was for environmental Testing, VNA, Cap

l.Police Department276,110.00

Michael Elmes wanted to know if we had full time officers.Peter Fenton answered that we have three full time officers, three part time officers and a part time chief.Tandy Hartford wanted to know why the increase.Cheryl Behr said that it was advisable to add another full time officer as it has become so difficult to get part time officers.

m.Fire Department92,000.00

n.Rescue Services14,525.00

o.Building Code Department14,150.00

p.Emergency Management1,000.00

Abigail Hayes wanted to know what is it?Cheryl Behr explained that we have an Emergency Management director.The money pays for reimbursement for training for all participants.

q.Highway Department368,847.00

Tandy Hartford wanted to know where the snow money is at present.

Steve Lucier answered that it’s almost gone.He proposed an amendment to this line item in the amount of $17,500.00Amendment Carried

q.HighwayDepartmentAmended Amount386,347.00

r.Bridge Maintenance100.00

William Glennie wanted to know why bother.Steve Lucier explained it was necessary in order to have an accout to put money into.

s.Street Lighting 3,800.00

t.Solid Waste Collection52,303.00

Robert LaFlamme wanted to know who and what was this for.Cheryl Behr explained that it was for the people at the Transfer Station, collection, electric, maintenance, tipping fees, and special disposal fees

u.Solid Waste Disposal60,600.00

William Glennie wanted to know what if we didn’t recycle.He was told that now figures are available on that.

v.Inoculations2,000.00

w.Welfare Administration4,155.00

x.Welfare Vendor Payments25,000.00

y.Parks and Recreation11,540.00

z.Library58,480.00

aa.Patriotic Purposes15,500.00

Ruth Ann Harris questioned the amount of money.Marlene Freyler explained that the cost covered the flags for the cemetery, the July 4th parade and the fireworks.

bb.Community Center66,278.00

Jonathan Marden wanted an accounting of the increase.Dawn Rich explained that the director had become a full time position this past year and the energy and fuel cost have sky-rocketed.

cc.OtherConservation745.00

William Glennie proposed an amendment in the amount of $42,000.The money would be used to purchase additional property.James Pickman asked what the current balance was.Judith Ann Eldridge stated that there was currently $133,000 in their account.George Bibbo wanted where the money was invested.Judith Ann Eldridge stated that they had the money in CD’s.Peter Fenton explained that the Conservation Commission received $22,000 in 2007.

Amendment Not Carried

dd.Interest on T.A.N.4,000.00

Total$1,711,028.00

Entire budget Moved and Seconded – Budget passed as amended

Article 11.To see if the town will vote to authorize the board of selectmen to choose the date for the second session of the town meeting (the business meeting), which may be a date other than the Wednesday after the town election.This article is necessary because the original vote to authorize two sessions of the town meeting included language that requires the second session to be held on the Wednesday following the town election, giving the selectmen no flexibility to choose a different day.Moved and Seconded.

Ruth Ann Harris explained that the purpose of this article is to give the Selectmen the choice of changing the Business portion of the town meeting if they so chose.Tandy Hartford preferred to leave it as it is.Thomas Marshall wanted to know who would pick the new date and how would it be done.Peter Fenton explained that it would have to be at a public meeting in order to make the change.Charles Hewitt wanted to know where it would be held.Colleen Hurley wanted to know how much notice there would be for the meeting.Laurie Brown stated that she would rather have it in the evening so as not to interfere with family life.

Article Not Carried

Article 12: To see if the town will vote to establish the Rescue Squad as a unit within the town Fire Department under the authority of the Fire Chief, pursuant to RSA 154:1.Moved and Seconded.

Richard Branch spoke to the value of having this article passed.

Article Carried

Article 13.To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Three Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($3,500) for the first year of management reviews by an outside contractor to evaluate and improve town department efficiency.This will be a non lapsing appropriation and will continue until the money is spent or December 31, 2013.Selectmen recommend.Budget Committee does not recommend.Moved and Seconded.

Mildred Kittredge wanted to know how many people were involved in this article.Andrew Pinard stated that there would be five (5) departments involved.Philip LaMoreaux wanted to know if there would be a savings of $3500.Andrew Pinard explained that it would depend on the department.William Glennie wanted to know if the savings could be pointed at next year’s town meeting.Beatrice Howe wanted to know if $3500 was for one department.Andrew Pinard answered in the affirmative.The expense would become a line item annually and would rotate among the five departments mentioned.

Article Not Carried

Article 14.To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000) to provide “on call” and training wages and administrative costs for rescue personnel for the nine month period of April to December 2008.

Heidi Slatunas spoke to the need of passing this article.Moved and Seconded.

Jonathan Marden moved to delay the vote until after the results of the Highway Garage were in so everyone would know where they stood on money.

Motion Denied

Joan Perry wanted to know why the figure was for only 9 months.It was explained that it had to follow the calendar year.Elizabeth Bouley asked several questions dealing with the amount of calls, time of day, how the members would be paid, at what level training were they, and that in her opinion it was a sizeable amount.Laurie answered her questions with facts from the past records of the Rescue Squad and explained that a lot o the cost would go to training and on and off call hours.Mark Goldberg pointed out that this would be an experiment as most towns did not approach emergency needs quite this way.John Harris wanted to know how much return from insurance companies could be expected.Mark Goldberg stated that at present the figure was being billed was between $20,000.00 and $23,000.00.Christopher Leister stated that he had come from Vermont and that when they started billing they were able to purchase additional equipment.Laurie Methven supports the article.

Article Carried

Article #15 will be taken up later.

Article 16:To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Thirty Thousand Dollars ($30,000) to fund the Highway Heavy Equipment Capital Reserve.Selectmen recommend.Budget Committee recommends.Moved and Seconded.

Article Carried

Article 17.To see if the town will raise and appropriate the sum of Forty Thousand Dollars ($40,000) for Road Sealant.This is a non lapsing appropriation and will continue until December 31, 2013 or until used. Selectmen recommend.Budget Committee recommends.Moved and Seconded.

Article Carried

Article 18. To see if the town will vote to authorize the Selectmen to purchase a parcel of land now owned by Richard and Anne Branch, identified as Map 3 Lot 107 for the sum of One Dollar ($1.00).The purchase of this property is needed to accommodate the Jones Road Bridge reconstruction project, and will replace easement rights to the same parcel previously authorized by the 2007 town meeting and negotiated by the Selectmen.Selectmen recommend.Budget Committee recommends. Moved and Seconded.

Article Carried

Article 19.To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000) to complete the paving between the intersection of Jones Road and Cheney Hill Road.This will be a non lapsing appropriation to continue until the money is spent or December 31, 2013.Selectmen recommend.Budget Committee recommends.Moved and Seconded

Allan Clark wanted to know where is is located.Steve Lucier explained that it was a very small section that was left out when the intersection was reworked last year.

Article Carried

Article 21.To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000) to be placed in the Bridge Repair Capital Reserve.Selectmen recommend.Budget Committee recommends. Moved and Seconded.

Article Carried

Article 22.To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000) for the Ambulance Capital Reserve.Selectmen recommend.Budget Committee recommends.Moved and Seconded.

Article Carried

Article 23.To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Fifteen Thousand Dollars ($15,000) for the Town Facilities Capital Reserve.Selectmen recommend.Budget CommitteeMoved and Seconded.

Article Carried

Article 24.To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Fifteen Thousand Dollars ($15,000) for town hall improvements.This will be a non lapsing appropriation and will continue until the money is spent or until December 31, 2013.Selectmen recommend.Budget Committee recommends.Moved and Seconded.

Christopher Frey wanted to know what do we get for this money.Cheryl Behr explained that it would go to painting a portion of the outside of the building.

Article Carried

Article 25.To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000) for the Repair of Town Buildings Capital Reserve.Selectmen recommend.Budget Committee recommends.Moved and Seconded.

Article Carried

Article 26.To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Twenty Thousand Dollars ($20,000) for the Fire Dept Heavy Equipment Capital Reserve.Selectmen recommend.Budget Committee recommends.Moved and Seconded.

Article Carried

Article 27.To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000) for the Fire Dept Building Repair Capital Reserve.Selectmen recommend.Budget Committee recommends.Moved and Seconded.

Article Carried

Article 28.To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Fifteen Thousand Dollars ($15,000) for the Police Building Capital Reserve.This article will be withdrawn if the Bond passes for the New Police Facility.Selectmen recommend.Budget Committee recommends.Moved and Seconded.

Article Carried

Article 29.To see if the town will raise and appropriate the sum of Seventy Five Thousand dollars ($75,000) for the design of Bridge #098-114 on West Road.This will be a non lapsing appropriation until the money is spent or December 31, 2013.Selectmen recommend.Budget Committee recommends.Moved and Seconded.

Gary Wall wanted to know if the figure was just for design.Cheryl Behr stated that it was.Gary Wall wanted to know where it was going cost wise.Cheryl Behr said that it was going to cost $500,000.00 and the town portion would be 20%.Janet Clark asked if this would go out for bid.Cheryl Behr answered in the affirmative.There was a count of hands.

Yes84No45 Article Carried

Article 30.To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Three Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($3,500) for road signs to complete the 9-1-1 renumbering process.This will be a non lapsing appropriation continued until the money is used or December 31, 2013.Selectmen recommend. Budget Committee recommends.Moved and Seconded.

William Glennie stated that he thought that we were all done with signs.Peter Fenton explained that we need to put signs on all roads including private ones for 911.Leah Keller wanted to know if this meant that the town would pay for the sign on her road.Peter said yes.

Article Carried

Article 31.To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000) for the Main Street Sidewalk Improvements Capital Reserve.Selectmen recommend.Budget Committee recommends.Moved and Seconded.

Gary Wall and George Cilley both spoke in favor of the article.

Article Carried

Article 32.To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Three Thousand Dollars ($3,000) for the Gravestone Repair Expendable Trust.Selectmen recommend.Budget Committee recommends.Moved and Seconded.

Article Carried

Article 33.To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Two Thousand Eight Hundred Eighty Dollars ($2,880) to reimburse the Fire Fighters Association for the money originally invested in the forestry truck.This truck was sold at state auction in 2007 and will be funded from surplus.Selectmen recommend.Budget Committee recommends.Moved and Seconded.

Christopher Frey explained that this article was to straighten out how the billing is done.

Article Carried

Article 34.To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Two Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty Dollars ($2,750). for the Bradford Newbury Sutton Youth Sports.Moved and Seconded.

Article Carried

Article 35.To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Five Thousand ($5,000) for the Boat launch.Moved and Seconded.

James Pickman asked what the money was for.Steve Lucier explained that it went to the cost of monitoring weeds coming and going into the lake.

Article Carried

Article 36.To create a Reevaluation Capital Reserve Fund for the 2010 state determined review, and to raise and appropriate the sum of Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000) to fund the reserve.Selectmen recommend.Budget Committee recommends. Moved and Seconded.

Philip LaMoreaux questioned how much it cost for a reval.Peter Fenton explained the cost starts at $97,000.00.

Article Carried

Article #37 will be taken up later.

Article 38.To see if the town will vote to accept the dedication of the private road known as “Chestnut Hollow” as a Class V town road.The road is located adjacent to Forest Street in Bradford, and meets the requirements of the Land Subdivision Regulations for the Town of Bradford as adopted in 1986.By Petition

James Pickman asked if it was paved.Brett Cusick answered that it was.Ann Eldridge wanted to know how long is the road.Brett Cusick said it was just over 1000 feet Christopher Frey feels that it should be left as it is and not accepted.Ann Eldridge asked how much would it cost to maintain the road.Steve Lucier stated that the road is built to town standards.It would be zero cost for about 10 years.Brett Cusick stated that the road was built above specifications.Gary Wall wanted to know if dedication is the same as classification.Why should the town accept?There doesn’t appear to be an advantage to the town.No advantage to be gained by town.Brian Carter pointed out the drainage problem previously experienced by the sub-division.Julie Lutter stated that she paid the same taxes as all other residents and feels that this should be accepted.Andrew Pinanrd asked how much would it cost to repave the road.Steve Lucier replied that at the present rate it would cost $40,000.00.George Cilley wanted to know if the Planning Board sanctioned this road.Philip LaMoreaux said the road is acceptable.There was a count of hands.

Yes58No73Article Not Carried

Article 39.To see if the town will vote to approve the following resolution to be forwarded to our State Representatives, our State Senator and our Governor:

Resolved:We the citizens of Bradford, NH believe in a New Hampshire that is just and fair.The property tax has become unjust and unfair.State leaders who take a pledge for no new taxes perpetuate higher property taxes.We call on our State Representatives, our State Senator and our Governor to reject the “Pledge”, have an open discussion covering all options and adopt a revenue system that lowers property taxes.By Petition.Moved and Seconded.

Article Carried

Article #8 is taken up next.

Article 8.To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Two Hundred One Thousand Two Hundred Fifty Dollars ($201,250.) to construct a road to improve access to the existing transfer station.This will be a non-lapsing appropriation and will continue until the funds are expended or December 31, 2013.Selectmen recommend.Budget Committee recommends.Moved and Seconded.

Thomas Riley explained the plan with a graphic display.Brooks McCandlish motioned to pass over this vote until after the results of the Article #7 bond question.

Motion Not Carried

John Harris stated that the road is not necessary since Articles #5 & 6 failed.

Article Not Carried

Article #9 is taken up next.

Article 9.To see if the town will vote to purchase road access from the State of NH for map #3lot #110and to raise and appropriate the sum of Twenty Thousand Dollars ($20,000.) for that purpose.This will be a non-lapsing appropriation and will continue until the funds are expended or December 31, 2013.Selectmen recommend.Budget Committee recommends.Moved and Seconded.

Christopher Frey wanted to know if we had to pay for safety concerns.Peter Fenton explained that an Engineering study would be required.Any corrections we would have to pay for.Philip LaMoreaux, and Gary Wall both feel that it would be a good idea to go ahead with this article.Donald Johnsen wanted to know if we are able to refuse to upgrade the access.Andrew Pinard stated that we do not have to accept an upgrade.Robert Stewart stated that it was a right of way only.Andrew Pinard stated that we currently use the access and it is of great value for town use.Cheryl Behr stated that the property easement would not be passed on to another owner.Jonathan Marden wanted to know if we were under any obligation to do anything with this property.A new owner would have to reapply.Steve Lucier stated that this access would be most convenient if in fact the gathered voters had voted in favor of the Highway Garage on the lower site (Article #7)

Article Not Carried

Peter Fenton recognized Edythe Craig for her many years of volunteer service to the Town of Bradford.Edythe has served on many committees and boards including the Planning Board, Trustee of the Trust Funds, a member of the Master Plan, the Bradford Community Center, Women’s Christian Guild, and the Union Congregational Society Treasurer.She also worked on the Lettvin Concerts and we thank her for her dedication to the town.

Article #15 is taken up next.

Article 15.To raise and appropriate the sum of Twenty Five Thousand ($25,000) to begin necessary repairs to the current highway garage.This article will be withdrawn if the bond issue for the Highway garage passes.This is a non-lapsing appropriation and will continue until December 31, 2013 or until used.Selectmen recommend.Budget Committee recommends.Moved and Seconded.

Steve Lucier proposed an amendment for $75,000.00 to be added to this article. A Show of Hands was taken.

Amendment Not Carried

Christopher Frey wanted to know if last year’s figure was a non-lapsing amount.Steve Lucier said that it was not.

Article Carried

Article #20 is taken up next.

Article 20.To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Fifteen Thousand Dollars ($15,000) for the New Highway Garage Capital Reserve.This article will be withdrawn if the bond passes for the new Highway building.Selectmen recommend.Budget Committee recommends. Moved and Seconded.

Article Carried

Article #37 is taken up next.

Article 37.To see if the town will vote to withdraw Forty Thousand ($40,000) from the New Highway Garage Capital Reserve for the purpose of continuing research and preparation for a new highway garage.This article will be withdrawn if the Bond for a new garage is approved.Selectmen recommend.Budget Committee recommends.Moved and Seconded.

Philip LaMoreaux proposed an amendment to add to Article #37 as follows: To amend article #37 to add:A portion of the funds approved shall be expended to conduct a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment and if necessary based upon the results of the Phase I Environmental Site Assessment a Phase II investigation of the lower dump site to assess the suitability of this area for future location of town facilities.

Philip LaMoreaux feels this is necessary to clean up questions that arise each year pertaining this site.

A Show of Hands was taken

Amendment Carried

Article Carried

Article 40. To see if the town will vote to accept the reports of the Town Officers.To transact any other business that may legally come before the meeting..Moved and Seconded.

Article Carried

Meeting adjourned at 11:05

Jonathan Steiner, Peter Fenton, Ann Lucier, Lester Gordon, John Meaney, Christopher Aiken, Thomas Riley, Philip LaMoreaux, Barry Wheeler, Delbert Harris III, Dawn Rich, William Glennie, Amy Blitzer,and Roderick Jones were sworn in on March 12 and March 14, 2008

Bradford Board of Selectmen

Peter Fenton, Chairman
Andrew Pinard
Charles Meany

A True Copy Attest:

Susan Pehrson
Town Clerk/Tax Collector