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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Retirement may bring changes to Atkinson office

Atkinson selectmen to consider changes
By Dustin Luca
 The Eagle Tribune Sun Jun 22, 2014, 12:36 AM EDT
ATKINSON — Planning and Zoning Administrator Susan Killam has said she plans to retire, creating a chance for town officials to take a closer look at the Planning Department.
Killam has led the department for about four years and served on the Planning Board for more than 25. She is its current chairman.
She hopes to retire between 12 and 18 months from now, she said. With the window so far out, a date hasn’t been selected. She said she plans to remain a member of the board after she retires, Killam said.
Killam works about 15 hours a week on average, with office hours Tuesday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., she said.
It’s enough hours to “get enough paperwork done, to support the board and all the inspections,” Killam said.
Planning departments are handled differently from town to town. As town sizes change and development needs evolve, so do the demands on a department, she said.
“You walk into the Town Hall in Hampstead, and there’s a sign that says, ‘Assessing and Building Department,’” Killam said. “Here, assessing and building are completely separate, other than using the same computer database.”
Town officials are looking at the department to see how it could change, given Killam’s retirement is at least a year away.
“She has a wealth of knowledge and has been a great asset to the community and town officials,” Selectmen’s Chairman William Baldwin said. “The biggest challenge we’re going to have, really, is to quantify that position and make it to what it’s supposed to be.”
The Planning Board has six regular members with an ex-officio member from the Board of Selectmen and up to three alternates. They’re all appointed by the Board of Selectmen. The Planning Board appoints its own chairman.
Killam had no suggestions for changes that could be made, saying changes will depend on what’s going on around town.
“There isn’t anything big going on,” she said. “Development is so slow in Atkinson that we haven’t seen much.”
One area that could use more attention is the town’s industrial district, which Killam said is underutilized.
“We have a very small industrial zone,” Killam said. “There are vacant lots in the industrial zone that have been vacant since the early ‘90s.”
Selectmen haven’t talked about Killam’s retirement or changes to the department yet, Baldwin said.
But he said he could think of a couple tweaks that could be made.
Among them are increasing the pay and hours of the job to attract a stronger field of candidates when the time comes to hire for the position, he said.
“I don’t think we need to make it full-time,” Baldwin said, “but I think we need to make it more hours.”
Killam’s salary wasn’t available, Town Administrator Bill Innes said.
Selectmen will start discussions soon and Killam will play an important role in that, Baldwin said.
“She’s going to play an integral part in how we develop this office,” Baldwin said, “to what it needs to be — or to continue on with it — to make it a better service for our residents.”

73 comments:

Anonymous said...

Why is this newsworthy? A part time person to retire with plenty of notice, works only 15 hours a week.

They have yet to quantiy the position, yet they need "to quantify that position and make it to what it’s supposed to be.” -Baldwin

(what ever that is)

They have't talked about changes, “but I think we need to make it more hours.” -Baldwin
(why?)

"Development is so slow in Atkinson that we haven’t seen much.” -Baldwin

(cut it back to 10 hours a day)

“She’s going to play an integral part in how we develop this office,” Baldwin said, “to what it needs to be — or to continue on with it — to make it a better service for our residents.”

(sounds like a plan Bill)

Anonymous said...

Why is the salary unavailable? It's in the town report, $11k roughly so $15.00 an hour roughly. This is an insignificant job.

Anonymous said...

"This is an insignificant job".


Hardly! pay attention -- watch a meeting --- comments like that give
this hate blog the reputation it has in town --lowlife comments by lowlife people who have no clue..

Anonymous said...

Low life control freaks reside in town hall, not on this blog.

Anonymous said...

If it was significant, it would pay more or take longer. I didn't mean it in a hateful way. I agree that it is not a big deal. It's a clerical job. The meetings you refer to are those held by the Planning Board, a completely different job.

Now say you're sorry you snapped at me.

Anonymous said...

Atkinson is loaded with lowlife people. Go to a town meeting and watch the low lifes scramble to divide up and spend YOUR MONEY they taxed the life out of you. It all goes into the pockets of "friends". Just watch. Very juicy.

To increase the lowlifes in Atkinson, the thug town manager should write Pres Obama offering to relocate hundreds of El Salvador children wet backing across our unprotected border and make use of the Atkinson Community Center. I mean, don't the children deserve to trade their dirt packed home for the luxury of sleepy little Atkinson?? Come on! We need the low to provide opportunities for support by our pervert selectmen.

Everybody knows the Elder Senior Fund is raising money big time by mail. Why not add,,,, "For Obama's children". Think of the cash! The friends you can pay off! Go for it!

Anonymous said...

Hey, your funny --

You ain't one of them Vampires like Eddie Naile are ya, coming to rid us of evil ---

Obama? El Salvador children?

Get some AC -- your brain's frying in the heat...

Anonymous said...

lighten up dude. reality is harsh but accept it. ever been to a delib session?
It's about the town employed.

Anonymous said...

I take exception to being called a lowlife because I watch the political banter here, yet I , even more so, bristle at being called a hater. I am inquisitive and not easily led, but not a hater of anyone, even the blog haters.

Anonymous said...

Shuler is at right in a jail mug shot showing his swollen face after his beating and attack with MACE in his garage. Authorities in his county south of Birmingham held him on two contempt of court charges and one for resisting arrest. A judge refused to set bond on the contempt charges, thereby enabling authorities to hold Shuler for an undetermined period that could be many months at the judge's discretion.

Anonymous said...

How come Polito hasn't been arrested yet? Oh, being protected by town officials? He would look PERFECT sitting next to Shuler for months on end. Consentino would fit PERFECTLY in that picture.

Anonymous said...

As with all things God has the last word in deciding when any person or thing is to die. That includes the punishment due them.

Anonymous said...

9:04 seems to be threatening someone he associates with Shuler. Thank God everything can be traced. Just in case Shuler gets beat up by his bully that is.

Anonymous said...

Shuler replaces his cat in the latest medication induced illusion of a delusion of morons.

Anonymous said...

Everybody reads this blog is why the fascists who posts about Schuler and going to jail for defamation show up. The people you voted into office have private little conversations at town hall about how to undermine this blog. Then an attack dog, the disgraced town moderator, comes with a plan to defend selectman perversion. How kind.

So...you little people don't want to go to jail like Schuler , do you???

The bottom line is they are scared as hell the little people will speaking the truth about them. It's no different than Russia under Putin. Except,,,Putin didn't sexually harrash an innocent girl from his Masturbator chair, he just stole Crimea instead! How kind. But he will put you in jail for free speach. Just like your petty dictators on Academy Ave would,,,If they could. Reams can't help them. How sad.

Why are the prison inmates making new Selectman's desks, but not Selectman swivel masturbator chairs for Selectman "non public" session enjoyment?

Don't forget a capital reserve fund for well-endowed secretaries. Just call it an Emergency Capital Reserve Sexual Offence Fund. Payoffs funded funded at taxpayer expense of course. Righteousness, next to godliness, is the refrain, after all.......

Anonymous said...

Shuler also now faces a civil lawsuit that seeks to have him and his wife, Carol, removed from their north Shelby County house. Spartan Value Investors LLC filed a lawsuit June 10 that claims it purchased the Shuler's home at a foreclosure auction on the steps of the Shelby County Courthouse on April 29.

Spartan states that it gave the Shulers written notice in a May 29 letter of the foreclosure and demanded the property be surrendered within 10 days.

Carol Shuler declined to comment on the lawsuit.

Anonymous said...

you can loose your house from having a blog??? really???

Anonymous said...

You don't go to jail for defamation, you go to jail for crimes- threats, theft, obstruction of justice, assault, perjury, child abuse etc. This Shuler blogger is clearly trying to intimidate someone here. The blogger obviously feels threatened by the exposure of this blog and is using his copy and paste skills. Lowlife bully nobody.

Anonymous said...

Scare tactics are om the Conmans crew. Disregard them.

Anonymous said...

Come and get me! I don,t scare to easily.

Anonymous said...

There is some one who you are scared of and you will be before him soon enough.

Anonymous said...

Sex preditors of the weak should fear death and facing their maker and the fires of Hell.

I don't get why whoever mailed the truth out about sex at work down at the ole police station didn't pay for enough stamps to put it in every mailbox in town. Don't be stingy next time. Hope there is a next time and the do-gooders get it right.

One way our police department selectmen can stop mailings like the one I got...about heavy breathing in the dispatcers girls hair while groping the King.... is buy up all the stamps with the Elder Senior Services Vote Buying Fund. Good to control every single stamp in the sleepy sex ridden, offensive, cartoon village of Atkinson, New Hampshire.

Can we get more cops on our board of selectman to protect pervert rights?. God willing.

Anonymous said...

The selectmen have been trying for years to rid of the Blog. Some of the devious methods they have used in the past have gotten some people in trouble. They do not like hearing the truth and go to any length to try and stop it. Sorry guys but the truth will out.

Anonymous said...

Oh wow. Just read about the 50,000 Moroccans who are a bit testy after the jumped the fence from Egypt into Israel. A 1000 of them marched out of their reception facility in PROTEST. The army stoped them when they reached the fence trying to get back into Egypt. Restricted area. You see, the Israelis put their reception facilitates in remote desert areas. Illegal Immigrants from Africa are required to sign in three times a day and eat there. Makes it tough for them to take a job, now don't it.

You watching the news Obama? Instead of putting up the illegals in nice Army, Air Force and Marine housing with all kinds of spending money, you know, from the 1,000,000,000 you just asked Congress for?? Paid out of American taxpayer pockets?? Follow the Jewish program. Then our culture and jobs would be safe too. Yup. The rich job creators would have to start paying Amerikan citizens again. How sad.

Watching 1000 of wetbacks at a time get wet swimming over the Rio Grande to Latin Land ...a real genuine heartache. Ya think?

Anonymous said...

It is all about control. From Obama care,immigration and even our selectmen. Control the votes and you got the American people right were you want them. People are waking up and when they do in Atkinson the tables will turn.
Bill H.

Anonymous said...

It is time to stop the fools in our Congress and Senate from - not - doing the wishes of the people they are - supposed - to be representing. The old days and ways of scratch my back ,I'll scratch your back is not going to work much longer. I hate to say it but if this "scratching" continues we will be taken over by another government economically and I think it is needless to say which of the two would prevail in that regard. It is time the big business guys took back the out sourcing of jobs to pay off our debts. That alone would help our people to earn a living to prosper and pay back the money owed our other concerns. These concerns are w/i our own country .These things are called Social Security and the health needs that we all need.The illegals should be put on boats, planes and left off at the borders from which they came into our country. We are as near to being broke because of our not shutting down our borders . That is not to say to stop immigration but to have them who want to be here do it in the right way. It is and would cheaper to transport them all back to where they entered than let them abuse the systems of supporting them while illegally here. It is time to take back our country and take care of our own remembering that charity begins at home first and foremost.I have made an effort to write our federal representatives to do the peoples work and not be doing things of their own selfishness concerns. Wont you do the same? Sorry for the long winded thoughts I have written but it is time to make the politicians do what they should.

Anonymous said...

I agree and do write to the people that only represent their own agendas instead of the peoples wishes that put them in office.
Bill

Anonymous said...

Do you, the voters, realize, that this regime has a 600 voters block? This includes the supporters of the selectmen and the elderly. There is no way things will change until every one uses their privilege of their vote. We almost did it at the last election and missed by two votes. We have the power to do this but every one has to get on board and do it.

Anonymous said...

Do you presume to know who votes for particular people? If you do, Gallop has a job for you, meanwhile your 600 number is speculative. Also, please answer what vote lost by 2? PVC won by 15.
Voting is a right not a privilege so even the stupid or those living in Kingston whose parents live here, can vote here and they did so.

Anonymous said...

4:32PM, My understanding is one vote for one person and in one municipality ,not two. If what you lead me to believe as you wrote it then those out of town persons are illegally voting and it is punishable by law at local,state , and federal levels. PVC may have won by 15 votes but do not count on it happening in the next election. The younger residents are now being more aware that they have to vote the corrupt officials out of town offices.

Anonymous said...

my understanding is that you vote where you lay your head at night not where dad is running for office.

Anonymous said...

7:01, What you said is true. However has the board of elections tried to verify the children old enough to vote here live here ,that is the question and the answer to voting in two municipalities.

Anonymous said...

There are ways to find out if anyone is a resident living in town. Drivers license, tax rolls, work place information of residence, telephone, are just some that can be used to find out where one " puts their head down to sleep" better known as ones legal residence in order to vote.

Anonymous said...

In a case troubling to free speech advocates, an Alabama journalist who blogged about allegations of a sordid affair between a powerful Republican scion and a lobbyist has been arrested and now sits in jail on contempt charges.

A judge has taken the extraordinary steps of not only sealing the file in the case, but ordering that the blogger’s posts be removed from the Internet

Anonymous said...

LOL Running scared,11:07

Anonymous said...

7:27 The bos doesn't get involved in verifying the age of voters. The poster didnt accuse them of voting in two places, just of voting in a different town than they live. Try to stay with the topic.

Anonymous said...

11:07 Has this Alabama judge been notified that you are spreading the same rumors as this Shuler, or should we tell him? Are you using pretzel logic when you post here about free speech when your words advocate for oppression? Do you even know what scion means? By your own admission, you are violating the court order.

Anonymous said...

9:13 , How does one vote in one place and live and vote elsewhere? Are you nuts ,that is against the law and certainly not morally or ethically right. I am on topic but your not and you defend this wrongful voting as if it were ok. You best stay on topic.

Anonymous said...

One can vote by absence ballot if they have proof of living where they are voting if they are unable to vote in person due to sickness or some other reason such as attending out of area school or long term hospital and nursing home stays.

Anonymous said...

I did not defend this, I said it's going on. They use a relatives or friends address and register. This has been in the news as a known issue of voter fraud. You're the nut if you think everyone is ethical. This is not about being away and voting by absentee ballot either. This is about registering at mom's when you live in another town.

Anonymous said...

If you know this is a fact and it is going on in town then report it here and every where you can. That is if your not afraid to! What was said by moral and ethically wasn't meant the way you took it. The person[s] voting wrongfully voting from else where has none. Are you awake or still in a stupor now to be able to understand?

Anonymous said...

Didn't just report it? You respnded to it, didn't you? Lighten up on the meds, you're posting gibberish again.

Anonymous said...

9:16AM - Your still in a stupor. That being stupid. Talk about meds, you should lighten up on them to get out of your stupor.

Anonymous said...

You can't write a cohesive paragraph and you don't comprehend what others seem to understand. You have a problem and it is deeper than your obvious lack of an education

Anonymous said...

What is it that is not being understood? Explain it to all who read here. - This town will never have cohesiveness unless your self proclaimed better than all others smartness explains it to us. So do it and become another leader in the towns political circus of deceit and corruption. - The readers here know what to believe and this gives you the chance to sway them. GO FOR IT!!!!

Anonymous said...

7:52AM, This person has put you on the spot and asks you to do a certain some thing . Why not do it and see if he/she is really under educated in comparison to you. I think this person is more "educated" than you realize.

Anonymous said...

'some thing' is one word. Stop with the angry banter whenever someone corrects you or asks that you explain yourself. You are unintelligible. Maybe you are more educated that we realize, but why keep the secret?

Anonymous said...

Because I'm writing ,not talking , to a dumb person that will not explain what they are referring to and about when asked to for all here to see. Who knows ,what you can explain will clear the air to set us all straight to win your ,what was it, oh yes explanation. Thanks for your English writing explanation to me.

Anonymous said...

They explained for all to see. Your posts are hard to follow due to the incorrect use of the language. Here's another example:

"Who knows ,what you can explain will clear the air to set us all straight to win your ,what was it, oh yes explanation. "

Anonymous said...

" What was said by moral and ethically wasn't meant the way you took it. "

How do you expect anyone to take you seriously?

Anonymous said...

You seem to be the only one who doesn't understand the message that was published. Go back to 5:25 and before that then maybe you'll understand what was meant.

Anonymous said...

Hello, I didn't understand it either. Go back and read what was quoted above and give it up.

Anonymous said...

8:21 AM, Yes there are some dumber than others and your one of them. Why don't you give up and just go away? All your trying to do is get some kind of debate and matching of wits going and I'm not the one to do it with. Are you so lacking in things to do that can take up your time. Try giving your time just as I do . I'm up at all hours doing things to prepare for doing things for others in need. My time on the computer is limited as I await things for the days charitable work. Get a life!

Anonymous said...

You are so right. You don't have the wit to debate me, yet again you assume that others do nothing constructive and only you, in your charitable but ever so judgemental life, are doing nothing. You sir, are an ass.

Anonymous said...

And you sir are much worse. you seem to be only concerned about your self and no one else. Are you that way with your family? I bet you are . Again dummy-if its not to late- Get a life!

Anonymous said...

To 5:32 - You have anger management problems based on how you attack this person who, in my mind, is correct. You can benefit by learning to take criticism without being so nasty.

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AtkinsonReporter2Monitor said...

Stay on topic and feel free to debate but please avoid attacking others for no reason.

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AtkinsonReporter2Monitor said...

The off topic comments have been removed.

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AtkinsonReporter2Monitor said...

All the trashy comments have been removed but maybe not according to your timetable. Some of us have lives and no one answers to you.

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Anonymous said...

Administrator @8:51 PM , I'm sorry to have offended you and " your time table". I thought you were an old timer who is retired and had the time to be a full time administrator.

Anonymous said...

who the hell would sit on any blog all day?

Anonymous said...

People who have nothing else of interest in their lives. There certainly some here!!!

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