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STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
Town of Barnstead
Warrant for 2017 Annual Meeting

THE POLLS WILL BE OPEN FROM 7:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.

To the inhabitants of the Town of Barnstead in the County of Belknap in said state, qualified to vote in Town Affairs:

You are hereby notified to meet at the Barnstead Town Hall in said Barnstead on Tuesday, the Fourteenth (14th) day of March, next at 7:00 a.m. of the clock in the forenoon, to act upon the following subjects:

  1. To choose all necessary Town officers for the year ensuing. Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol

    2 Selectmen 3 year terms
    Richard Duane - 224
    Priscilla Tiede - 237
    1 Road Agent 3 year term
    James Doucette - 251
    Robert Tiede - 14
    1 Library Trustee 3 year term
    Kevin Genest - 69
    Debra Lamontange - 182
    1 Library Trustee 1 year term
    Julie Skinner - 242
    1 Trustee of Trust Funds 3 year term
    Karen Montgomery - 252
    2 Planning Board Members 3 year terms
    Katherine Preston - 231
    Karen Schacht - 207
    2 Budget Committee Members 3 year terms
    Alan Glassman - 123
    Bruce Grey - 95
    William R. Haynes - 92
    Scott Littlefield - 132
    Wayne T. Whitney - 36
    1 Overseer of Public Welfare 1 year term
    Elaine Swinford - 230

    The second session for the purpose of discussing and voting upon the remaining articles of the Town Warrant shall be held on Saturday, March 18th, 2017, at 9:00 a.m. at the Barnstead Elementary School.

  2. To vote by official ballot on amendments to the Barnstead Zoning Ordinance, as proposed by the Barnstead Planning Board, as follows:

    1. Are you in favor of the adoption of Question #1, as proposed by the Planning Board for the Town of Barnstead Zoning Ordinance as follows:

      • In Article 2, Section 2-1 to revise: Definitions purpose to read – Accessory Dwelling Unit: A second dwelling unit, attached or detached, which is located on the same lot as the permitted principal dwelling unit.

      • In Article 4, Section 4-1.01 to delete "one bedroom"" from the sentence "or one single-family dwelling unit and one one-bedroom accessory dwelling unit" to read "or one single-family dwelling unit and one accessory dwelling unit".

      • In Article 4, Section 4-2.02, to delete "one-bedroom" in two sentences which now read in part "single-family primary dwelling structure and one one-bedroom accessory dwelling unit" to read "single-family primary dwelling structure and one accessory dwelling unit".

      • In Article 4-3 to add "An attached accessory dwelling unit shall be permitted in all zoning districts that permit single family dwellings following approval of a special exception by the Zoning Board of Adjustment."

      • In Article 4-3.01:A to change from "Accessory Dwelling Units shall be limited to one bedroom with a minimum of 500 square feet and a maximum of 750 square feet." to read, "Accessory Dwelling Units shall not exceed 825 square feet."

      • In Article 4-3.01:C to change "A minimum of 2 spaces are required. A second driveway for the ADU shall not be permitted unless it meets the requirements of the Barnstead Driveway Regulations." to read "Adequate off-street parking shall be provided for the ADU. A minimum of 1 space is required. A second driveway for the ADU shall not be permitted unless it meets the requirements of any Barnstead & State Driveway Regulations."

      • In Article 4-3.01:D to change from "A second driveway for the ADU shall not be permitted unless it meets the requirements of any Barnstead Driveway Regulations." to "Either the ADU or the principal dwelling unit shall be the principal residence of the owner of the property. This must be demonstrated annually."

      • In Article 4-3.01:E to change from "If the ADU is attached to the principal dwelling unit, a connecting door must be provided: said connecting door may be locked." to read "The Accessory Dwelling Unit shall have an independent address designation from the primary dwelling for the purpose of locating the unit for emergency response purposes. If the Accessory Dwelling Unit is attached to the principal dwelling unit, a connecting door must be provided: said connecting door may be locked."

      • In Article 4-3.01:F to change from "All criteria of the Zoning Ordinance" to read "Lot must be compliant with all criteria of the Zoning Ordinance including, but not limited, lot sizes, frontages, yard requirements, height requirements, wetlands setbacks and shoreland protection requirements.

  3. To hear the Reports of Agents, Auditors, Committees or Officers chosen and to pass any vote relating thereto.

  4. To see if the Town will vote to appoint the Selectmen as agents to expend from the Public Safety Building Capital Reserve, previously established in 2005.  (Recommended by Selectmen 5-0). (No tax impact).

  5. To see if the Town will vote to appoint the Selectmen as agents to expend from the Highway Department Heavy Equipment Fund, previously established in 1995. (Recommended by Selectmen 5-0) (No tax impact).

  6. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the amount of One Hundred Thousand Seven Hundred Dollars ($100,700) to hire an engineer for the purpose of designing and providing construction plans and specifications for a maximum of 4500 square foot police station and to authorize the withdrawal of Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000) from the Public Safety Building Capital Reserve (current balance: $198,445) for such purpose. The balance of Fifty Thousand Seven Hundred Dollars ($50,700) to come from general taxation. This is a special warrant article per RSA 32:3, VI. (Recommended by Selectmen 5-0). (Not Recommended by Budget Committee 1-7). (Tax rate impact: 11½ cents).

  7. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the amount of Sixty Two Thousand Nine Hundred Twenty Seven Dollars ($62,927) for the fifth year’s payment of the five year lease purchase agreement for the Highway Department Grader. This is a special warrant article per RSA 32:3, VI. (Recommended by Selectmen 5-0). (Recommended by Budget Committee 8-0). (Tax rate impact: 14 cents).

  8. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the amount of Twenty Three Thousand Three Hundred Seventy Five Dollars ($23,375) for the third payment of the 3 year lease purchase agreement for the 1 ½ ton Highway Truck. This is a special warrant article per RSA 32:3, VI. (Recommended by Selectmen 5-0). (Recommended by Budget Committee 8-0). (Tax rate impact: 5 cents).

  9. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the amount of Sixty Eight Thousand Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($68,750) for the third payment of the 3 year lease purchase agreement for the fully equipped Ambulance. This is a special warrant article per RSA 32:3, VI. (Recommended by Selectmen 5-0). (Recommended by Budget Committee 8-0). (Tax rate impact: 15½ cents).

  10. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Selectmen to enter into a lease agreement for the purpose of leasing to own one (1) Highway Loader and to raise and appropriate the sum of Sixty Two Thousand Dollars ($62,000) for the first payment of the 3 year lease agreement. The purchase agreement shall contain a non-appropriation clause for payments beyond 2017. This is a special warrant article per RSA 32:3, VI. (Not Recommended by Selectmen 1-4) (Not Recommended by Budget Committee 0-7, 1 abstention). (Tax rate impact: 14 cents).

  11. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the amount of Thirty Thousand Dollars ($30,000) for the purpose of purchasing a new police vehicle. (Recommended by Selectmen 5-0)   (Recommended by Budget Committee 8-0). (Tax rate impact: 7 cents).

  12. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the amount of Two Hundred Forty Two Thousand Eight Hundred Eighty Dollars ($242,880) for the purpose of purchasing Self Contained Breathing Apparatus. Two Hundred Thirty One Thousand Three Hundred Fifteen Dollars ($231,315) is the Federal Share and further authorize the withdrawal of Eleven Thousand Five Hundred Sixty Five Dollars ($11,565) (the Town’s share) from the Fire Rescue Expendable Trust Fund (current balance $50,192). This is a special warrant article per RSA 32:3, VI. (Recommended by Selectmen 5-0) (Recommended by Budget Committee 8-0). (Tax rate impact: 0 impact).

  13. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Selectmen to enter into a 5 year lease/purchase agreement for a Fire Pumper in the amount of $496,750; to raise and appropriate the amount of Ninety Six Thousand Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($96,750) for a down payment and to authorize the withdrawal of $96,750 from the Fire Rescue Special Reserve Fund (current balance $180,161). The first payment of $87,791 will not be due until 2018 and the purchase agreement shall contain a non-appropriation clause for payments beyond 2018. This is a special warrant article per RSA 32:3, VI. (Recommended by Selectmen 5-0) (Recommended by Budget Committee 8-0). (Tax rate impact: 0 for the 1st year).

  14. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the amount of Seventy Thousand Dollars ($70,000) to be placed in the Bridge Construction Capital Reserve Fund (current balance $257,570). This is a special warrant article per RSA 32:3, VI. (Recommended by Selectmen 5-0). (Recommended by Budget Committee 8-0). (Tax rate impact: 16 cents).

  15. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Two Hundred Thousand Dollars ($200,000) to be placed in the Road Paving and Maintenance Expendable Trust Fund (current balance $2,269). This is a special warrant article per RSA 32:3, VI. (Recommended by Selectmen 5-0) (Recommended by Budget Committee 8-0). (Tax rate impact: 45 cents).

  16. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the amount of Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000) to be placed in the Highway Department Heavy Equipment Capital Reserve Fund (current balance $89,274). This is a special warrant article per RSA 32:3, VI. (Recommended by Selectmen 5-0). (Recommended by Budget Committee 8-0). (Tax rate impact: 11 cents).

  17. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the amount of Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000) to be placed in the Fire Rescue Expendable Trust Fund (current balance $50,192). This is a special warrant article per RSA 32:3, VI. (Recommended by Selectmen 5-0) (Recommended by Budget Committee 8-0). (Tax rate impact: 11 cents).

  18. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Two Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($2,500) to be placed in the Barnstead 300 Year Celebration Expendable Trust Fund (current balance $5,020). This is a special warrant article per RSA 32:3, VI. (Recommended by Selectmen 5-0). (Recommended by Budget Committee 8-0). (Tax rate impact: ½ cent).

  19. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of One Dollar ($1.00) to be placed in the Parks & Recreation Building Capital Reserve Fund (current balance $46,594). This is a special warrant article per RSA 32:3, VI. (Recommended by Selectmen 5-0) (Recommended by Budget Committee 8-0). (Tax rate impact: 0 cents).

  20. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the amount of Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000) to be placed in the Historical Society Building Capital Reserve Fund (current balance $57,813). This is a special warrant article per RSA 32:3, VI. (Recommended by Selectmen 5-0). (Recommended by Budget Committee 8-0). (Tax rate impact: 1 cent).

  21. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000) to be placed in the Public Safety Building Capital Reserve Fund(current balance $198,445). This is a special warrant article per RSA 32:3, VI. (Recommended by Selectmen 5-0). (Recommended by Budget Committee 8-0). (Tax rate impact: 22½ cents).

  22. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of One Dollar ($1.00) to be placed in the Emergency Preparedness Expendable Trust Fund (current balance $64,843). This is a special warrant article per RSA 32:3, VI. (Recommended by Selectmen 5-0). (Recommended by Budget Committee 8-0). (Tax rate impact: 0 cents).

  23. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the amount of Ten Thousand ($10,000) to be placed in the Municipal Computer and Equipment Expendable Trust Fund (current balance $28,310). This is a special warrant article per RSA 32:3, VI.  (Recommended by Selectmen 5-0). (Recommended by Budget Committee 8-0). (Tax rate impact: 2 cents).

  24. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the amount of Sixteen Thousand Dollars ($16,000) to be placed in the Milfoil Treatment Expendable Trust Fund (current balance $20,389). This is a special warrant article per RSA 32:3, VI.  (Recommended by Selectmen 5-0). (Recommended by Budget Committee 8-0). (Tax rate impact: 3½ cents).

  25. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000) to be placed in the Cistern Construction and Maintenance Fund (current balance $8,544). This is a special warrant article per RSA 32:3, VI. (Recommended by Selectmen 4-1). (Recommended by Budget Committee 8-0). (Tax rate impact: 1 cent).

  26. To see if the Town will vote to approve the annual Lease Agreement between the Town and Butler Bus Company for the purpose of leasing the town-owned land on South Barnstead Road to Butler Bus Company to allow the parking of Butler’s school buses. Butler Bus pays property taxes on that portion of the property that is used. (Recommended by Selectmen 5-0).

  27. To see if the municipality will vote to raise and appropriate the Budget Committee’s recommended sum of $ 3,927,373 for general municipal operations. The Selectmen’s recommended sum is $3,935,673. This article does not include appropriations by special warrant articles and other appropriations voted separately.

  28. To transact any other business that may legally come before this meeting.
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