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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Atkinson Voting Results!

From the Eagle Tribune;

March 8, 2011
Atkinson Town Results, 2011

The Eagle Tribune Tue Mar 08, 2011, 11:39 PM EST

Article 1: Election of officers

Selectman: three-year term, elect one

* William Friel: 702

Road Agent: two-year term, elect one

* Edward Stewart: 680

Cemetery Trustee: three-year term, elect one

* Donald Murphy: 693

Conflict of Interest: three-year term, elect two

No candidates

Conflict of Interest: two-year term, elect one

No candidate

Trustee of the Trust Fund: three-year term, elect one

* Barbara Snicer: 666

Budget Committee: three-year term, elect two

* Harold Morse: 628

Library Trustee: three-year term, elect one

* Marnie Finn: 642

Supervisor of the Checklist: one-year term, elect one

* Leslie Barbera: 644

Article 2: Trucking restriction: Are you in favor of an amendment to the zoning ordinance to restrict trucking between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. in all zones by adding subsection "nn" to the Permitted Use Chart.

* Yes: 550

No:255

Article 3: Operating Budget: $3,966,546. Should this article be defeated, the default budget shall be $3,953,181.

* Yes: 547

No: 268

Article 4: Shall the town vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $161,000 for the purchase of a parcel of land located at Map 13 Lot 40 on Academy Avenue, consisting of 0.83 acres, located in Town Center. The purchase price is the current town-assessed value of the parcel. Said sum to come from the unreserved fund balance. The purpose of this land is for open-air activities with all future construction to be limited to a gazebo or bandstand and restroom facilities until the year 2021. This is a Special Article in addition to Article 3, the Operating Budget.

Yes: 315

* No: 537

Article 5: Shall the town raise and appropriate the sum of $10,000 for repairs and improvements including the reinforcement of the floors at the Atkinson Community Center? This is a Special Article in addition to Article 2011-3, the Operating Budget.

* Yes: 648

No: 204

Article 6: Shall the town raise and appropriate the sum of $46,080 to replace the roof on the fire station? This is a Special Article in addition to Article 3.

* Yes: 508

No: 335

Article 7: Shall the town raise and appropriate the sum of $2,500 to remove an unused chimney that has failed structurally at the Police Station? This is a Special Article in addition to Article 3, the operating budget.

* Yes: 608

No: 240

Article 8: Shall the town raise and appropriate the sum of $60,000 to update the existing Fire Protection System at Town Hall and bring it into compliance? This is a Special Article in addition to Article 3, the operating budget.

Yes: 270

* No: 573

Article 9: Shall the town raise and appropriate the sum of $35,000 to purchase and install a stand-by, self-starting, propane electric generator, which will provide enough electricity to power Town Hall in an emergency situation, thus allowing the Town Hall to remain operational during a power outage? The installation of said generator will be under the supervision of the Board of Selectmen. This is a Special Article in addition to Article 3, the operating budget.

Yes: 225

* No: 622

Article 10: Shall the Town vote to replace the rear sidewalks at Town Hall, and to raise and appropriate the sum of $12,000 for this purpose? This is a Special Article in addition to Article 3, the operating budget.

Yes: 319

* No: 529

Article 11: Shall the Town vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $12,500 to irrigate Fields 1, 2, 3 and 4 at Woodlock Park, under the direction of the Board of Selectmen and the Road Agent? This is a Special Article in addition to Article 3, the operating budget.

Yes: 314

* No: 531

Article 12: Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $10,000 to be added to the Recreation Capital Reserve Fund, created for the purpose of acquisition, design, renovation and development of recreation areas, to include, but not limited to, fields and playgrounds? This is a Special Article in addition to Article 3, the operating budget.

Yes: 271

* No: 575

Article 13: Shall the Town adopt the following amendment to the Atkinson Conflict of Interest Ordinance: Section VII, Paragraph A (2) Delete "... P.O. Box 224..." and replace it with "... P.O. Box 450 ..."?

* Yes: 666

No: 119

Article 14: Shall the Town deposit 100 percent of the revenue collected pursuant to RSA 79-A:7 [Land Use Change Tax (LUCT)] in the Conservation Fund in accordance with RSA 36-A:5 III, as authorized by RSA 79-A:25 II?

* Yes: 557

No: 230

Article 15: Shall the Town vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $40,000 from the Fire Department Capital Reserve Fund for the purchase of a new 2011 Command/Rescue Unit as part of the regular Fire Department equipment replacement program? The old vehicle will be disposed of in accordance with Article 2008-32. This article has no tax impact. This is a Special Article in addition to Article 3, the operating budget.

* Yes: 609

No: 249

Article 16: Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $60,000 to be added to the Fire Department Capital Reserve Fund, previously established for the purpose of acquiring fire equipment and vehicles, as outlined in the Board of Engineers' Capital Improvement Plan? This Special Article is in addition to Article 3, the operating budget.

* Yes: 504

No: 349

Article 17: Shall we adopt the provisions of RSA 40:14-b to delegate the determination of the Default Budget to the Municipal Budget Committee which has been adopted under RSA 32:14?

* Yes: 512

No: 265

Article 18: Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $132,100 to reconstruct 0.4 mile of Hovey Meadow Road? This Special Article is in addition to Article 3, the operating budget.

* Yes: 521

No: 329

Article 19: Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $12,300 to shim and overlay 0.12 mile of Hoyt Circle? This Special Article is in addition to Article 3, the operating budget.

* Yes: 521

No: 330

Article 20: Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $109,000, of which $85,000 is to reconstruct 0.25 mile of Merrill Drive, from Old Coach Road to Hovey Meadow Road, and $24,000 is to shim and overlay 0.3 mile of Merrill Drive from Hovey Meadow Road to Walker Road? This Special Article is in addition to Article 3, the operating budget.

* Yes: 516

No: 333

Article 21: Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $15,000 to be added to the Winter Expendable Trust Fund, created in 2010 for the purpose of funding additional costs, in excess of the annual Operating Budget, for the plowing and removal of snow and winter weather management? This Special Article is in addition to Article 3, the operating budget.

Yes: 392

* No: 442

Article 22: Shall the Town vote to discontinue the Library Capital Reserve Fund, with the balance to lapse into the General Fund? (Balance as of 12/31/10: $50,069.52).

* Yes: 603

No: 198

Article 23: The cost to purchase, prepare the site and install a generator at the Library is approximately $50,000. It is proposed that half of the cost will come from the discontinued Library Capital Reserve Fund, which when it lapses into the General Fund is shown as "Undesignated Fund Balance." The second half will come from the Friends of the Library's Legacy Fund. hus there will be zero impact upon the 2011 Town Budget. The net amount to be raised and appropriated through taxes is zero dollars.

Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $50,000 to purchase, prepare site, and install a 3 phase 80KW 120/208 volt Propane Generator with 800 amp 3 phase Nema 3R load shedding transfer switch to run the Kimball Library in the event of a power outage? Half the cost up to a maximum of $25,000 to come from the Undesignated Fund Balance with the remaining amount (up to $25,000) to come from a donation pledged by the Friends of the Kimball Library. The Construction of said Generator will fall under the supervision of the Board of Selectmen and the Library Trustees. This is a Special Article in addition to Article 03, the Operating Budget and has zero impact upon the tax rate.

Yes: 297

* No: 531

Article 24: Shall the Town vote to have all meetings of the Kimball Library Trustees televised by ACTV-20, and to raise and appropriate the sum of $1,000 to fund this directive? This Special Article is in addition to Article 3, the operating budget, but is intended to be incorporated in the Cable TV Operating Budget beginning in 2012.

* Yes: 445

No: 385

Article 25: Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $46,470 to be added to the Mosquito Control Expendable Trust Fund, created in 2006? This Special Article is in addition to Article 3, the operating budget.

* Yes:636

No: 206

Article 26: Shall the Town raise and appropriate the sum of $23,500 to purchase a new police cruiser? One old vehicle will be disposed of in accordance with Article 2008-32. This Special Article is in addition to Article 2011-3, the Operating Budget.

* Yes: 501

No: 341

Article 27: Shall the Town vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $26,315 for the purpose of purchasing a new police cruiser for the Police Department, of which $22,315 to come from the Police Detail Revolving Fund, created under RSA 31:95-h in 2006 for this purpose, and $4,000 to come from the Atkinson Police Charitable Fund. Two vehicles will be disposed of in accordance with Article 32. There is no tax impact for this article. This Special Article is in addition to Article 3 the Operating Budget.

* Yes: 536

No: 306

Article 28: Shall the Town accept Ashford Drive as a Town Road?

* Yes: 580

No: 236

Article 29: Shall the Town accept Brittany Lane as a Town Road?

* Yes: 577

No: 241

Article 30: Shall the Town accept Blackford Drive as a Town Road?

* Yes: 580

No: 245

Article 31: Shall the Town delegate the responsibility of accepting town roads which have been approved by the Planning Board and the Town Engineer, to the Board of Selectmen, per RSA 674:40 a?

Yes: 526

No: 293

Article 32: Shall the Town vote to change the purpose of the existing Cable TV Capital Reserve Fund created in 1993, Article 40, "... to develop and equip a facility for Atkinson Community Television ..." to include Information Technology (IT) services, and rename the fund ACTV and IT Communications Capital Reserve Fund? The fund would be used to purchase equipment and software, support all aspects of ACTV and IT needs, as well as future technology changes not explicitly listed herein. Two-third's vote required for passage.

* Yes: 521

No: 287

Article 33: Shall the Town vote to create an additional part-time Clerical Position for Town Hall, and to raise and appropriate the sum of $9,200 to fund this position? This Article is in addition to Article 3, the operating budget, for a period not to exceed 12/31/11 and thereafter to be at the discretion of the Board of Selectmen.

Yes: 146

* No: 598

Article 34: To see if the town will vote to establish a Recreation Commission under the provisions of RSA 35-B, consisting of five members: Two persons for three years, Two persons for two years, and one person for one year. Their successors shall be appointed for three year terms. Current members of the "Recreation Commission," that is currently in place, shall serve out their current terms.

* Yes: 505

No: 325

67 comments:

Anonymous said...

I was wondering if one of the priviledges of being the chair of the BOS is your own private parking spot? It appears Mr Bennett has already taken one behind the T H.

BTW I have family coming in from Oklahoma this weekend and there is no room in my driveway, would it be ok if they park the RV next to the red cadi?

Anonymous said...

At least we didn't vote for every single tax raising warrant article this time. No surprise that we're getting 2 more police vehicles, though. He sure knows how to get out the vote.

Anonymous said...

It was convenient to note how the police cruisers were going to be paid for, yet no where on the question regarding irrigation for woodlock park was there mention that baseball this year was going to pay for part of the irrigation and what the TOTAL cost was. But hey, lets continue to cut, seed, and fertilize areas that have no water. Money well spent.

Anonymous said...

Maybe baseball supporters are finally learning what it takes to get something approved in town. YOU HAVE TO GET PEOPLE TO VOTE.

DUH.

They did a great job getting supporters to deliberative but left a man on third base.

The disinterest by people with kids is very sad. But the Seniors got Phil his new cruisers!

Anonymous said...

Bennett should be ticketed and fined for leaving his car buried in the snow behind our town hall.

Shame on you Bill...Can the police take action for illegal dumping. Any one else in town would get a ticket. Tow it away already.

Anonymous said...

I was wondering who's car that was. What a loser.

Anonymous said...

Can you say ABUSE OF POWER, I'm not surprised.

Anonymous said...

It was sad how few people signed up to run for office. We used to have competitive races and real choices. Now, alot of empty seats. I think we should nominate Phil to run them all. Then he can show how a king really operates.

Even fewer people showed up to vote.

Here's the subtle message to town leadership: residents want nothing to do with you. Word is out you keep a crazy man in power.

Anonymous said...

what happened to the write ins for conflict of interest and budget, and SB budget

Anonymous said...

Please watch Chanell 20 this season and see what a clown is sitting in the middle seat. Maybe he'll be able to keep an eye on his red cadi. Hey Bill why don't you put a "for sale" sign on it too since you obviosly upgraded to the brand new maroon one.

I can see it now "the clown hall used car lot". Let's bring a few more clunkers down and park them back there and see how quickly the "clowns" start calling.

Anonymous said...

Is that all you have to complain about? A selectman parking a car at town hall? I'm sure the residents of Atkinson are suffering from this terrible act of injustice. Must be time for a class action lawsuit!!! Get a life.

Anonymous said...

Hey 6:59 Anon, if you only knew what a head clown this guy is you wouldnt be telling me to get a life! Pay attention to The Greatest Show on Earth and write back occassionally.

Mr Bennett are you familiar with the Number One Song back in the 80's by the Police "Every Breath you Take I'll be watching you" I will be playing that every Monday night starting next week as I watch you.

Anonymous said...

Did anyone think it was odd that this is the first year that there was no Town Report mailed out? In the Town Report one would find the ballot which obviously would remind people to vote. Hmmm maybe the "powers to be" didnt want to advertise and remind everyone in Atkinson to vote. Can you spell Kihnspiracy?

Anonymous said...

I'm not a Bennett fan, but complaining about a car being parked at town hall? Like I said, get a life.

Anonymous said...

It's not parked, it was dumped. Buried in the snow, the lot could not be plowed properly. What an embarrassment. No wonder the Academy Parents didn't vote. The town hall has become a joke. The Clown Shoe Monday nights!

tim dziechowski said...

The town report was not mailed out because the selectmen were trying to save you money. In past years it has cost >20K to print and mail the report. This year they tried a new printer who was cheaper but screwed up. The report is up on the web page in the selectmen's section "2010 Town Report" as a PDF file which you can download. There will be some hard copies available in town hall but there isn't much point in mailing them to the whole town at great expense when most people just throw them away.

Anonymous said...

WHO IS GETTING THE KICKBACK ON THE FD ROOF IT CAN BE DONE FOR 250.00 AS SQUARE. AND MAKE A GOOD PROFIT LET,S SEE WHO GET,S THE JOB.

Anonymous said...

Where is the conflict of interest committee? Nobody will run out of fear. That's a FACT. BOS. Grow a pair. Protect citizens so they are not scared to run. Do the right thing. People are scared in this town and that ain't right. BOS. PROTECT AND SERVE the people. Grow a pair.

Anonymous said...

Im glad the irrigation failed. They'd use HAWC who imposes a water ban every year from May thru August during which time, the pressure is very low and we can barely get enough shower water.

They wouldn't be able to use it anyway and we need the water, evidebtly, we do not have enough to supply the customers they have.

Anonymous said...

Now that the BOS is trying to save money by not printing the report, will they do something about the gawd awful website?

Anonymous said...

Bennetts car still parked at the Town Hall. I'm ok with it as long as he is leasing the space. Surely he doesn't expect free storage. What is the rate? I have a car I need to store.

Anonymous said...

This is not the first year the annual report was not mailed. A LONG time ago, the Boy Scouts used to deliver them (thus saving the town money) One year, though, a few bundles were just thrown by the wayside, meaning several people did not get their report.
That's when the Selectmen decided to mail. I don't know if there's a legal requirement that reports be mailed, but there is a law that states reports must be available one week prior to Town Meeting. If there were any available in town hall, I think they fulfilled their statutory requirement. Did anybody go ask? I didn't but was wondering if others might have.

Anonymous said...

The best thing to do with the Conflict of Interest Committee is to re-write the stupid law, thus giving it some teeth. The Chief was brought up a few times. with all votes supporting him. Wasn't it Mark who first tried the Committee, lost and then went to court?

Anonymous said...

The best thing to do with the Conflict of Interest Committee is to re-write the stupid law, thus giving it some teeth. The Chief was brought up a few times. with all votes supporting him. Wasn't it Mark who first tried the Committee, lost and then went to court?

tim dziechowski said...

Mark Acciard got 4 write in votes for School Budget Committee

http://tinyurl.com/timb-results

I thought you needed 5 votes but apparently not. Len Mullen was elected to the Danville school budget committee slot last time around with only 3 write in votes.

Anonymous said...

People / selectmen wonder why people won't run for office with Consentino still in office where he uses his influence to railroad his distractors though the court system? Give me a break!

If you want honest people to run for office, get rid of Consentino. Otherwise, we don't need Selectmen because the Con-man will run us all over.

Is this what the taxpayers want? If so, you have the government you deserve. If not, get rid of the Con-man. The choice is yours. Until then............DON'T EXPECT ANY SELF RESPECTNG TAXPAYER TO RUN FOR OFFICE.

jmho

Anonymous said...

Not getting a Town Report is another way this BOS has of alienating the people. They are being penny wise and pound foolish
if they think saving money on the Report is what anyone is looking for.

No wonder there are no good neighbors signing up for offfice or volunteers waiting to help.

The Town Report has always been very important to the people living here. By taking it away has only brought on more apathy.

it didn't have to be very large, all gussied up with colors or pictures.Just a simple Report that says, Atkinsin,NH, with vendors,salaries, vital statistics,etc. Just something that says this is my town and I care about it.

BOS has done nothing but discourage the citizens.

By not allowing people that were willing to donate time, to putting all kinds of rules and roadblocks in the way. Some offices were ordered not to allow volunteers in their office.

You reap what you sow and believe me you have not made many friends but you have made the citizens feel like second class. They are not about to forget it

Anonymous said...

huh?

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Anonymous said...

Just on the town web site & can't open the 2010 report...

looks like there is a broken link?

Anonymous said...

I noticed that they have Dick Smith listed as the Chair of the Conflict Committee. Jim Hazlett was the Chair. They don't even know who the actual officals are?

Anonymous said...

to Anon March 10, 2011 10:39 PM

You said -

Chief has his moments.. I'll grant you that.. But to think that one man has so much influence that he can sway an election.. Seriously.. grow up. Also he does a lot for the town outside of his position at the PD. You should thank him AND his wife for the work they do for the towns elderly.

You are naive and uninformed to the reality of his political organization run out of the PD at taxpayer expense.

I've heard your line from many who've been conned by him and he puts up a very convincing front. Go look in his office. See all the pictures of him posing with Bush and other NH politicians. Not family portaits in there but all his political heros. He is a politician of the worst kind cause he uses the badge to silence any critics.

I know you'll never change your mind cause there are those that buy into his hogwash perception manipulating and those who know the truth. That's the fact Jack. Sorry to shatter the image of him helping seniors but he does to get favors and votes and is very convincing in his sincerity. But it's all about the votes. Period. All 3 selectman in office right now got in there because when they first ran for office they had Phils' support and are obligated to him and know the ugly truth. Atkinson is as corrupt as it gets. A very unfortunate reality that's led to volunteer and voter apathy hitting an all time low. Nobody will run against Phil's guys because they know its a waste of time. The budget committee - has only one person of any long time standing left cause they are sick of the scam and bloated PD budget.

The emporer has no clothes.

All my humble opinion of course.

And now a word from the Phil suckups monitoring the blog. Not on the clock right now are you?

Anonymous said...

last time i checked, most roofing shingles had a 20 to 25 yr lifetime.....i know mine have been on my roof for 16 years and are not even close to needing replacement. How come we only got 10 or so from the ones on the Fire Station?? In driving by, next time take a look, they look like they have a few more years left in them. $46,080....please!

what a joke.

maybe Mr. Bennett can park his car at the F.S. and they can bury it with the old shingles.

MAcciard said...

While I applaud the selectmen for trying to save the taxpayers money, ( if that was what was behind the failure to print and mail the town report), maybe they could extend their moment of fiduciary responsibility and stop paying the personal legal expenses of former town officials.

Currently Frank Polito has a lawsuit against Mr. Artus and Mr. Brownfield, and If I am correct the Town is paying his counsel.

WHY would this be a taxpayer liability?

I know that the BOS has a history of paying the personal legal expenses of town officials, But that hasn't really happened since the corrupt board of Sapia, Consentino, Childs paid Phil's lawyer for his appearance as a WITNESS!

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Anonymous said...

You don't know me either and I have tried to affect change. After banging my head against the wall for so long it hurts too much to keep trying.

Look its the BOS job to get rid of trouble employees and the BOS simply ain't doing their job because they owe Phil. Until you have 2 members of the BOS that are willing to have the gonads to kick the bum out, nothing will change so what's the point of trying. the people who have the power to make change won't. Too many people I know stuck their neck out and suffered major pain for it. Some moved out of town. Good for you that your doing something. N way i'm getting involved with a person wh's sanity I question. Not a whole lotta logic going on and he's got the badge and will use it.

Don't even TRY to point the finger at me and say I'm not doing anything cause I KNOW personally what the real deal is. These people are not stable. Hundreds of people in town share a similar view. He's got a badge, GET IT? Duh.

Just my opinion of course.

Anonymous said...

What you don't hear of is the number of people that have complained to the ATG or any other state office they could think of, looking for help. They did not get a reply, or if they did, it was to tell them it was not their problem.

So many people are aware of the terrible situation our town is in but without a BOS that is not willing to take on these immoral so called leaders. Ergo-no change.
The only power we have has to come from the voters,or the Selectmen.The next problem is the BOS allowing these people to block any effort to make a change.

We have a BOS that refuses to eliminate those that are not doing their job,don't belong there and do as they damn well please.

Don't think some of us have not tried other avenues of investigation to make a change but so far it's not going to happen.

Anonymous said...

Just how long are we going to
be forced to look at Consentino's
picture when we access the blog.

Blog manager, please remove it.
Long enough is long enough.

Anonymous said...

MHT Airports weekly parking rate is $85. How much do you think Bennett should be charged?

Abuse of power, what other privileges is he taking?
He reads the blog daily. Still doesn't care what the taxpayer thinks of him. Hope you're not planning on running again.

You could at least explain your need to store a car on T.H. property? BOS, can any taxpayer store a car. I'm leaving for Florida for a month can I store my car next to Bennetts?

Anonymous said...

Mark you are such a hypocrite. If Phil, Frank or Jack left a car parked over the winter at the T.H. you'ld be all over it.

What say you, or is Bill doing so much for your causes you dare not speak against him?

Anonymous said...

Mark you are such a hypocrite. If Phil, Frank or Jack left a car parked over the winter at the T.H. you'ld be all over it.

What say you, or is Bill doing so much for your causes you dare not speak against him?

Anonymous said...

Do you expect Mark to comment on every dumb posting here, including yours?

MAcciard said...

To the Jackass who posted requesting a comment from me, here it is;

Why are you so incensed at Bennets car being behind the town hall?

Is it hurting you? Is it costing the taxpayers money? Is it somehow an issue that requires your outrage?

And why would you assume that Mr. Bennet is doing anything for me? Or any of the selectmen for that matter?

I know that Mr. Bennet has been ill, and I assume that his leaving of the car there after a meeting has something to do with that. As a reasonable taxpayer, it is costing me nothing, and harming the town not at all, therefore it is not something I am overly concerned about.

Maybe you should show up at a selectmen meeting and ask why it is there, I am certain you will get your answer.

PS;
What is your relationship to Phil, Jack, or Frank? You seem to have an awful thin skin where they are concerned. doesn't pass the sniff test.

Anonymous said...

Mr Bennett if you do read this blog everyday you are more of an arrigant SOB than I originally thought. I pray that we have someone in this town that is planning their campaign against you as of this posting.

Anonymous said...

As for Mr Acciard's comment about the cadi being parked at the TH due to an illness. Take a look at Bennetts drive, you live right down the street don't you Mark. There are 3 cars parked there and one is Bill's brand new car. If there were 4 cars Billy may have to get out of bed before noon to move one of the cars so his wife or daughter could leave for work.

MAcciard said...

Yes I see the cars daily but it is little of my business. Perhaps if I recognized some intentional wrongdoing, or improper cost to the taxpayer, I could get more upset.

I am more pissed at the selectmens willingness to spend my tax dollars on personal legal expenses for former town officials. THAT pisses me off. Paying legal expenses for defense is one thing, but paying them so that arrogant former town official can file a lawsuit against another private citizen is outrageous!

The taxpayers have no liability for this. And the selectmen should exercise their fiduciary responsibility to tell Frank NO!

Anonymous said...

sorry to change the subject of this post, but can someone tell me what happened to the Osborns vs. Davis lawsuit? also, what the timeframe is on the Osborns paying the town? (which i doubt will ever happen in my lifetime!!)
or is that under appeal??

again, sorry, but was looking for an answer and figured i could get it here.
not looking for an Osborn firestorm, just an update

tim dziechowski said...

Last I heard they appealed to the NH Supreme Court. I don't know if it's on the supreme's calendar yet.

Anonymous said...

Abuse of power is abuse of power, whether it's cost you money or not. No other taxpayer is storing a vehicle at TH, and you have proven yourself to be a hypocrite.

Anonymous said...

Osborn's did appeal to the Supreme Court and it was denied. They filed for reconsideration and that was denied. The Town asked the Superior Court for permission to attach and was approved for $150,000 dollars.

Score? TOWN 4 Osborns 0

Now let's see if the Town collects the money OR if they let them off the hook in a closed door session six months down the road.

Anonymous said...

how does the author remove posts?
is he the same as the moderator?
where is all the juice from town hall gone? what was the guys handle? skywriter? skyhigh? skysomething? can we repost if we happen to print before u deleted?

wheres all the fun in removin things?

Anonymous said...

Story in the ET says Atkinson is in line to lose over 900K in state aid. Hold onto your wallets.

Anonymous said...

Somewhat off the topic of voting results, but I have an urgent (to me) question. Does Chief have any restrictions to his power? Can he, hypothetically of course, condemn a home because wants to, without an inspection by someone else? Does he have the right to tell other people it has been condemned if no notice has been given to the owner? I could really use some help here. I have not been able to find a description of his duties and rights anywhere! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

You can check RSA 105, however, the bottom line is he isn't allowed to do anything that is not stipulated in the RSA's. I doubt that randomly condemning a house would be part of RSA.

tim dziechowski said...

Condemnation and eviction are covered under public health and would normally be administered by the health officer or the fire chief. However by law any town official can serve as a health officer. See RSA 147-16a.

http://tinyurl.com/vacate-building

Under section 7 this law does not apply to residences occupied only by the owner and his family unless there is a danger to others.

Also, under section 9, if some town official puts up a notice to vacate without good reason the town will be ordered to pay up.

Anonymous said...

To Anon 3/19 7:36am. What day's paper was the article in which you refer; "Atkinson is in line to lose 900K in state aid" I am intrigued and would like to read it. Thanks

Anonymous said...

http://www.eagletribune.com/newhampshire/x977553787/NH-towns-brace-for-state-budget-cuts

In Atkinson, Selectman Bill Bennett said it's no surprise his town would lose substantial aid through Lynch's proposed budget — about $923,500, according to the report.

"He's a Democrat and he's going to go after the more wealthy towns — and Atkinson is in that group," he said. "I just hope the Legislature will do the fair thing and the right thing."

Anonymous said...

Missed opportunity! Timberlane's budget should have
been cut by 1 million to cover any lost state aid. How
much longer is it going to take the voters to come to their senses. The federal government is broke. The state is broke. And soon the town and it's residents will be broke.
This is how trickle-down economics works.

Anonymous said...

As its presently written, it appears to me that HB2, now in the Finance Committee, will push more educational expenses onto the school districts. In HB2 the state basically says that they will no longer contribute a portion of teachers' retirement savings and that the school district must take up the slack. for Timberlane that amounts to ~ $1.3 million. Since its unfunded now and not in the new budget its likely that other things/people will get cut to pay for HB2 if it passes and is signed into law.

On a positive note, I believe if the state no longer funds teachers (an others: HB2 also covers police) retirements, then the state can no longer mandate that districts use the state retirement system. Can you say 401K??

Anonymous said...

Just wondering how Mr Acciard would like it if Plaistow PD took over patroling the streets of Atkinson? Just wondering

Anonymous said...

Hey Tim D, how do feel about the red cadi being allowed to park behind the town hall? Didn't you park there before?

Anonymous said...

I don't know how Mr. Acciard would answer your question, but I know I would like it as long as the Atkinson Police Dept. were disolved. Plaistow could hire our GOOD policemen, and THE CON-MAN along with his inflated budget would be gone from that budget line.

That would be a WIN, WIN for the taxpayers of Atkinson!


jmho

Anonymous said...

I don't know how Mr. Acciard would answer your question, but I know I would like it as long as the Atkinson Police Dept. were disolved. Plaistow could hire our GOOD policemen, and THE CON-MAN along with his inflated budget would be gone from that budget line.

That would be a WIN, WIN for the taxpayers of Atkinson!


jmho

Anonymous said...

I don't know how Mr. Acciard would answer your question, but I know I would like it as long as the Atkinson Police Dept. were disolved. Plaistow could hire our GOOD policemen, and THE CON-MAN along with his inflated budget would be gone from that budget line.

That would be a WIN, WIN for the taxpayers of Atkinson!


jmho

Anonymous said...

and who might THEY be? I do not know a single one.

Anonymous said...

HONOR Dale, BOYCOTT the BLOG, if you don't feed it, it will die