Londonderry Town and School Election, March 8, 2016

Londonderry Times

Total Number of Voters 2,097

Town Election Results

Town Council

John Farrell 1,183 (WINNER)

Tom Dolan 1,139 (WINNER)

Ted Combes 1,020

Supervisor of the Checklist

Kristen Grages 59 (WINNER)

Curtis Litterer 29

Robert Mahoney 11

Kathy Wagner 9

Town Moderator

Bob Saur 1,649 (WINNER)

Budget Committee

Christine Patton 1,444 (WINNER)

Donald Moskowitz 1,289

Leach Library Trustees

Pauline Caron 1,560 (WINNER)

John A Curran 1,499 (WINNER)

Robert J Collins 1,453 (WINNER)

Town Treasurer

Kathy Wagner 786 (WINNER)

Melanie Tamburello 213

Chris Litterer 48

Robin Skudlarek 17

Town Article 2

To raise and appropriate $210,000 to be placed in the Town’s Expendable Maintenance Trust Fund, with funds to come from the June 30 Fund Balance. The article has no tax rate impact.

Yes 1,723 (PASSED)

No 288

Town Article 3

To raise and appropriate $29,591,028 as the Town’s operating budget, not including appropriations by special warrant articles and other appropriations voted separately. If the article is defeated, the default budget is $29,594,363. If passed, the article will require the Town to raise $17,924,670 in property taxes, resulting in a tax rate impact of $4.87 based upon projected assessed values.

Yes 1,425 (PASSED)

No 575

Town Article 4

To raise and appropriate $494,678 to fund Police Outside Details, to come from the Police Outside Detail Special Revenue Fund. The services are funded through user fees and the Article would have no tax rate impact.

Yes 1,637 (PASSED)

No 399

Town Article 5

To raise and appropriate $6,307,524 to defray the cost of construction, payment of the interest on any debt incurred, management, maintenance, operation and repair of constructed sewer systems. The fund will not accumulate from year to year and will not be commingled with town tax revenues, and the fund will be deemed part of the municipality’s general fund accumulated surplus, all in accordance with RSA 149-I. The services are funded through user fees and have no tax rate impact.

Yes 1,670 (PASSED)

No 359

Town Article 6

To raise and appropriate $38,000 resurface the Town’s basketball and tennis courts on Nelson Road, with said funds to come from the June 30 unassigned fund balance. The Article would have no tax rate impact.

Yes 1,654 (PASSED)

No 387

Town Article 7

To raise and appropriate $650,000 to be placed in the Roadway Maintenance Expendable Trust Fund, with said funds to come from the June 30 Unassigned Fund Balance. The Article would have no tax rate impact.

Yes 1,782 (PASSED)

No 251

Town Article 8

To raise and appropriate $350,000 for improvements to the Londonderry Senior Center, with funds to come from the June 30 Unassigned Fund Balance. The Article has no tax rate impact.

Yes 1,736 (PASSED)

No 316

Town Article 9

To raise and appropriate $724,000 to be placed in the following capital reserve funds: Highway Trucks, $50,000; Highway Heavy Equipment, $30,000; Fire Equipment, $149,000; Fire Trucks, $380,000; Pillsbury Cemetery Expansion, $75,000; and GIS, $40,000. The funds are to come from the June 30 Undesignated Fund Balance and the Article would have no tax rate impact.

Yes 1,706 (PASSED)

No 337

Town Article 10

To raise and appropriate $350,000 to expand the Route 102 sewer system from Home Depot to the intersection of Mammoth Road, with those funds to come from the June 30 Unassigned Fund Balance.

Yes 1,609 (PASSED)

No 426

Town Article 11

To, pursuant to the provisions of RSA 79-A:25 IV, place annually the first $100,000 from the Land Use Change Tax and 40 percent the remainder of the revenues received from the Land Use Change Tax in the Conservation Fund and 60 percent of the remainder of the revenues in the General Fund. The Article would not change the formula being used to distribute Land Use Change Tax.

Yes 1,418 (PASSED)

No 564

Town Article 12

To authorize the transfer of all supervision, management duties and responsibilities of the land surrounding the Town Common and fronting on Mammoth Road and Pillsbury Road, which is sometimes referred to as the Town Forest, from the Conservation Commission to the Town Manager, with the advice and recommendations from the Historic District/Heritage Commission, Conservation Commission and Town Council. The Article has no tax rate impact.

Yes 1,488 (PASSED)

No 527

Town Article 13

To raise and appropriate $50,000 to establish an addiction and counseling program for families in need, with the funds to come from the June 30 Fund Balance and to be placed in the general fund.

Yes 1,593 (PASSED)

No 411

Town Article 14

To raise and appropriate $0 to reestablish the Family Mediation Program for Londonderry families in need. The article would result in a tax rate impact of $.01.

Yes 1,598 (PASSED)

No 396

Town Article 15

To recommend the Town Council propose an amendment to the Town Charter to set term limits on all non-land use boards, non binding on the Town Council. The Article has no tax rate impact.

Yes 1,108 (PASSED)

No 830

School District Election Results

School Board

Jenn Ganem 1,135 (WINNER)

John H Laferriere 689

School Moderator

Cindi Rice Conley 1,661 (WINNER)

School Clerk

Mary Wing Soares 1,620 (WINNER)

School Treasurer

John Conley 1,628 (WINNER)

School Article 2

To raise and appropriate as an operating budget for the FY2016-2017 school year, not including appropriations by special warrant articles, the School Board’s amended budget of $70,778,003 (estimated tax impact is $13.60) or the Default Budget of $70,932,073 (estimated tax impact is $13.65).

Yes 1,749 (PASSED)

No 241

School Article 3

To accept and receive federal grants and other such funds to support the school lunch program and federal projects; further to raise and appropriate such funds in a special revenue fund—school lunch program, $1,546,577; and federal projects, $1,389,000; for an estimated total appropriation of $2,935,577. The funds are self-supporting through local, state or federal revenue sources. There is no tax impact.

Yes 1,803 (PASSED)

No 233

School Article 4

To raise and appropriate $500,000 for the School Buildings Maintenance Expendable Trust Fund, previously established and approved at the March 1995 School District Meeting. The funds would be used for major one-time capital costs for District facilities, including a digital camera upgrade for video security at a cost of $30,000; an emergency generator at a cost of $65,000; field improvements at a cost of $160,000; and LED lighting retrofits at a cost of $40,000. The tax impact is $.14 cents.

Yes 1,513 (PASSED)

No 522

School Article 5

To raise and appropriate $100,000 for the School District Equipment Capital Reserve Fund, established in 2013 to provide funds to procure essential small equipment for classrooms, offices, technology and buildings and grounds. The sum is to come from the June 30, 2016 fund balance available for transfer on July 1, 2016. There is no tax impact.

Yes 1,684 (PASSED)

No 343

School Article 6

To raise and appropriate $300,000 to fund the necessary costs to improve the School District’s network infrastructure including wireless capabilities to address the curriculum and administrative needs of the School District. The appropriation would be non-lapsing until all necessary infrastructure improvements are completed or by June 2020, whichever is sooner. The estimated tax impact is $.08 cents.

Yes 1,482 (PASSED)

No` 537

School Article 7

To amend the Londonderry School District Charter to remove the quorum requirement for amendments at the School District Meeting by amending relevant sections of the Charter.

Yes 1,278 (PASSED)

No 688

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