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February 9, 2007
Results from the 2007 Town Deliberative Session
Few changes made to warrant

GOFFSTOWN - The 2007 Town Deliberative Session was held on Wednesday night, resulting in much discussion but few changes in Town Warrant.  The results of Wednesday's town meeting were as follows:

 

ARTICLE DESCRIPTION RESULTS
Articles 1 to 12 Offices, planning
board articles
No discussion held
Article 13 Lynchville/Danis Park Not amended - will appear unchanged from Deliberative Session Voter's Guide
Article 14 Operating budget Amended upwards by $20,935 to paint Grasmere Town Hall, to a total of $16,789,463.  Passed by voice vote.
Article 15 Road Plan Attempt to increase by $600K failed via hand vote, 52 yes, 56 no.
Article 16 Place Road Plan in
operating budget
Attempt to amend to keep Road Plan as a Special Article failed via hand vote, 42 yes, 51 no.
Article 17 $100K Grasmere Restoration fund Not amended - will appear unchanged from Deliberative Session Voter's Guide
Article 18 Make Selectmen agents of said fund Not amended - will appear unchanged from Deliberative Session Voter's Guide
Article 19 $15K Main Street Program Not amended - will appear unchanged from Deliberative Session Voter's Guide
Article 20 Elderly Tax Exemption Attempt to amend to lower net assets amount from $150K to $75K failed via hand vote, 55 yes, 75 no.
Article 21 $295K for 10 new firefirghter Not amended - will appear unchanged from Deliberative Session Voter's Guide
Article 22 TIF District Article Not amended - will appear unchanged from Deliberative Session Voter's Guide
Article 23 TIF District Article Not amended - will appear unchanged from Deliberative Session Voter's Guide
Article 24 TIF District Article Not amended - will appear unchanged from Deliberative Session Voter's Guide
Article 25 Increase budget committee from 9 to 12 Not amended - will appear unchanged from Deliberative Session Voter's Guide
Article 26 Support global warming initiatives Not amended - will appear unchanged from Deliberative Session Voter's Guide
Article 27 Meeting minutes to record roll-call votes Not amended - will appear unchanged from Deliberative Session Voter's Guide
Article 28 Privatize Ambulance Service Amended to request Selectmen study feasibility of privatization, passed voice vote.
Article 29 Increase land use change tax to 100% for conservation fund Not amended - will appear unchanged from Deliberative Session Voter's Guide
Article 30 Conservation land acquisition fund Amended downward by $5K to a total of $245K, passed voice vote.  Board of Selectmen and Budget Committee thereafter voted to recommend this article (previously not recommended by either)


 

 


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