Dedicated to Restoring & Maintaining Integrity in Goffstown Government

 

  Posted:

 10:57 pm, March 14, 2006 

  Voter turnout:  29.5% (3,329 of 11,284 registered voters)

Official Results from Town of Goffstown web site

 

=  Winners

Unofficial 2006 Goffstown Election Results
SCHOOL ARTICLES TOWN ARTICLES
Article 1 - CANDIDATE SELECTIONS

SCHOOL BOARD 
(3 for 3 years)
Uncontested
 Keith Allard
 Virginia McKinnon
 Kent H. Nolan

SCHOOL MODERATOR 
(1 for 3 years)

Uncontested
 James Raymond

SCHOOL TREASURER 
(1 for 3 years)

Uncontested
 Larry Emerton

SCHOOL CLERK 
(1 for 3 years)

Uncontested
 Jo Ann Duffy



Article 2 - Additional Kindergarten
Construction costs.
Covers additional kindergarten
construction costs 


 Yes: 1,991 
  No:
 1,289



Article 3 - School Operating Budget.

 Yes: 1,696 
  No:
 1,560



Article 4 - Petition Article: Default
School budget to be determined by
the Budget Committee from now on.

 Yes: 1,120 

 
No: 1,972 

Article 1 - CANDIDATE SELECTIONS

SELECTMEN 
(2 for 3 years)

 Nicholas Campasano: 2,228 
     John A. Caprio: 1,267
 
    Richard Gamache:   324
   Pamela V. Manney:   987
   Gossett W. McRae:   493
   Suzanne Tremblay:   606
 Howard Witherspoon:   139


BUDGET COMMITTEE 

(2 for 3 years)

Uncontested
 Daniel J. Cloutier
 Steve Fournier
 Philip Plourde
 Calvin Pratt


BUDGET COMMITTEE 
(1 for 2 years)
Write-in candidates: 

 Cathie Donovan-Simard:   106
         
William Hart:   125 
            Toby Heath:
    37


BUDGET COMMITTEE
 
(1 for 1 year)

Write-in candidates:

              Vivian Blondeau   46
 Cathie Donovan-Simard
   20
          William Hart
   32
        
Roger Richard: 
  171 


CEMETERY TRUSTEES
 
(1 for 3 years)

Uncontested
 Leon H. Konieczny


LIBRARY TRUSTEES
 
(2 for 3 years)
Uncontested
 Richard Chamberlin
 Michael Pelletier


PLANNING BOARD
 
(2 for 3 years)

       Jo Ann Duffy: 1,951 
 Richard Georgantas: 1,398
       
Alan Yeaton: 1,546
 

SEWER COMMISSION 
(1 for 3 years)
Uncontested
 James Bouchard


SUPERVISOR OF CHECKLIST
 
(1 for 6 yrs)
Uncontested
 Christine Daniels

TOWN MODERATOR 
(1 for 1 yrs)
Uncontested
 Rodney Stark

TRUSTEES OF TRUST FUNDS 
(1 for 3 years)

Uncontested
 Calvin Pratt

ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT 
(1 for 3 years)
Uncontested
 William Wynne



    
PLANNING BOARD ARTICLES

Article 2
- Village Zoning District.
Creates a new district, allowing several
more uses by Conditional Use Permit than
currently allowed. 
This new zoning district
would be applied to properties along North
Mast and College Streets west of the
village commercial district and along
a portion of South Mast Street east
of the village commercial district.


 
Yes: 1,856 
  No: 
1,245

 

Article 3 - Split of codification.
Codifies current practice for dealing 
with lots split by zoning districts.


 
Yes: 1,910 
  No: 
1,129

 

Article 4 - Remove Two-Story Limit.
Removes the 2-story limitation for
residential districts, while retaining the
height limitation of 35 feet.


 
Yes: 2,004 
  No: 
1,074



Article 5 - New Sign Regulations.
Changes the sign regulations by
(1) allowing directional signs within a 
development project, (2) allowing yard
sale signs without sign permits, and 
(3) allowing temporary signs with
performance standards instead of 
conditional use permits.


 
Yes: 2,242 
  No: 
  857



Article 6 - New Special Exception.
Replaces the existing Zoning Board
of Adjustment's Special Exception
criteria.


 
Yes: 2,015 
  No: 
1,021



Article 7 - Elderly Maximum Density.
Maximum density of age restricted 
housing projects will be reduced from
250% to 125% of that otherwise allowed,
and be calculated based on only 
usable land.


 
Yes: 1,858 
  No: 
1,150



Article 8 - By Petition: Age Restricted
Housing.
Requires 'significant services and 
facilities' for all age restricted housing
projects, not withstanding the type 
of construction of the size of the project.
 

 Yes: 1,017 
 
No: 
2,172 


        SELECTMEN ARTICLES

Article 9 - Town Budget.
Increases budget by $13,734.


 
Yes: 1,743 
  No: 
1,451



Article 10 - Police Contract.

 
Yes: 1,983 
  No: 
1,222



Article 11
- DPW Contract.

 
Yes: 1,743 
  No: 
1,451


Article 12 - Road Plan.
Authorizes $1,821,000.00 in 
preventive road maintenance.
 

 Yes: 1,928 
  No: 
1,268
 



Article 13 - Adopt TIF.

 Yes: 1,290 
 
No: 1,659 



Article 14
- TIF Plan.

 Yes: 1,232 
 
No: 1,679 



Article 15
- Mast Road TIF.

 Yes: 1,185 
 
No: 1,718 



Article 16
- Grasmere Town
Hall Capital Reserve Fund.
Funds improvements to the
Grasmere Town Hall.
 

 Yes: 1,278 
 
No: 
1,845 

 

Article 17 - Excavator.
Authorizes purchase of
an excavator for the Town.
 

 Yes: 1,239 
 
No: 1,884 



Article 18 - Main Street.
Funds $15,000 towards
Goffstown Main Street program.


 
Yes: 1,775 
  No: 
1,403



Article 19 - Ambulance.
Reimburses Town for cost of
replacement ambulance.


 
Yes: 2,365 
  No: 
  810



Article 20 - Library Gifts.

Grants the Library Trustees
authority to accept gifts of 
personal property provided 
they follow statutory requirements.


 
Yes: 2,483 
  No: 
  634



Article 21 - Easement Rights
.
Transfer easement rights in East 
Union Street Pumping Station
(Map 34 Lot 171) to a private 
developer
 (same as Article 23).  

 Yes:   691 
 
No: 
2,396 



Article 22 - Trail Easement.
Authorizes an access easement
across the Rail to Trail corridor
to a private developer to develop

East  Union Street Pumping 
Station
(Map 34 Lot 171)

 Yes:   912 
 
No: 2,197 



   
CITIZEN PETITION ARTICLES

Article 23 -
Easement Rights.
Transfer easement rights in East 
Union Street Pumping Station 
to a private developer (same as
Article 21).
 

 Yes:   628 
 
No: 
2,540 



Article 24 - Stop Police/Fire Merger.
Directs the Board of Selectmen to 
stop any and all efforts to consolidate
Police, Fire, EMS, and Code 
Enforcement services.


 
Yes: 2,346 
  No: 
  898



Article 25 - Keep
Police & Fire 
as Separate Entities.
Continue the Police and Fire 
Depts. as the separate entities.


 
Yes: 2,599 
  No: 
  643



Article 26 - Continue
Police & Fire 
as Separate Entities..
Reaffirms continuation of the Police 
and Fire Depts. as the separate 
entities.


 
Yes: 2,701 
  No: 
  551



Article 27 -  Reinstate Chief.
Directs reinstatement of Frank 
Carpentino as Fire Chief.

 Yes: 2,350 
  No: 
  792



Article 28 - Elected PS Director.
Should the Selectmen go forth with
Police/Fire merger, the position of 
Public Safety Director will be an 
elected position with a 2-year term.

 Yes: 1,454 
 
No: 
1,607 



Article 29 - Adopt RSA 154:5.
Adopts the provisions of paragraph
I and II of
NH RSA 154:5, which 
includes allowing a fire chief's 
tenure to be based on good 
conduct and efficiency.

 Yes: 2,430 
  No: 
  682



Article 30 - 24/7 Fire Dept.
Raise $228,258 to hire 18 new
full-time firefighters to implement
24/7 fire and EMS coverage.

 Yes: 1,277 
 
No: 
2,023 



Article 31 - Residency.
Goffstown residency required 
in order to serve as Selectman.


 
Yes: 2,952 
  No: 
  311



Article 32 - Budget Responsibility.
Adopt provisions of RSA 40:14 to 
delegate the determination of the
Goffstown Town Default Budget 
to the Budget Committee.

(* Requires 60% vote to pass)

 Yes: 1,494 (51.6%) 
  No: 
1,400 (48.4%)
 *



Article 33 -
Budget Responsibility.
Adopt provisions of RSA 40-14b to 
delegate the determination of the
Goffstown Town Default Budget 
to the Budget Committee which has
been adopted under RSA 32:14?
Stops selectmen from guarding 
their own henhouse.

(* Requires 60% vote to pass)

 Yes: 1,500 (52.3%)
  
  No: 
1,367 (47.7%)
 *



Article 34 - Budget Committee
Reduction.
Reduces the number of members
of the Budget Committee from 
sixteen (16) to thirteen (13) 
members, of which nine (9) 
members are to be elected 
at large.


 
Yes: 1,635 
  No: 1,431



Article 35 - Adopt Charter.
Adopt Charter recommended 
and submitted on December
15, 2004 by the 2004 Charter
Commission?


 Yes: 1,163 
 
No: 1,803 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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