Town Council Look to Appoint Budget Committee Members

By Chris Paul

In lieu of the Town Council’s recent acceptance of the resignation of Tim Siekmann from the Budget Committee, the town is seeking a volunteer to serve on the board until the next election.
With the town and school district budget process beginning next month, the Town Council is hoping to put someone in place by Monday, Sept. 11.
There has also been another seat vacant since the March election.
Applicants must be Londonderry residents to apply for the position and the deadline to file a Talent Bank Form is Friday, Sept. 1 at 5 p.m.
Those interested should email the Administrative Support Coordinator, Kirsten Hildonnen, at khildonen@londonderrynh.org.
The Budget Committee consists of seven members and is an elected board with each resident serving for a three-year term.
This is an advisory board that delivers information from the perspective of Londonderry taxpayers to the Town Council and the School Board in regard to budgets as a “third party”.
The position became vacant after Siekmann, a longtime member of that committee, was arrested on July 13 and charged with 15 counts of Possession of Child Sex Abuse Images, all felonies contrary to NH RSA 649-A:3 and are punishable by up to 20-years in jail.
After the arrest, a number of residents have been calling of the removal of Siekmann from his elected position in town, but the Town Council had stated their hands were tied by the Town Charter and state law.
Following that, Siekmann resigned on Sunday, Aug. 6, allowing the town to seek a replacement for his seat.

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