Town of Harrisville
New Hampshire
Warrant 2018

To the inhabitants of the town of Harrisville in the County of Cheshire in the state of New Hampshire qualified to vote in town affairs are hereby notified and warned of the Annual Town Meeting will be held as follows:

Date: March 13, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Wells Memorial School
Details: 235 Chesham Road, Harrisville N.H. 03450

Article 01: Election of Town Officers
To Choose All Necessary Town Officers for the year ensuing.

Article 02: Operating Budget
To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $1,289,992.00 for general municipal operations. This article does not include appropriations contained in special or individual articles addressed separately. [Recommended by the Selectboard. Majority vote required.]

Article 03: Land Conservation Capital Reserve Fund
To see if the Town will vote to discontinue the Land Conservation Capital Reserve Fund created in 2008. Said fund with accumulated interest to date of withdrawal are to be transferred to the municipality’s General Fund. [Recommended by the Harrisville Conservation Commission; Recommended by the Selectboard, majority vote required.]

Article 04: Highway Vehicle
To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $58,328 to purchase and outfit a 2018 Ford F550 dump body to replace the existing highway vehicle, further to authorize the withdrawal of $58,328 taken from the Road Equipment Capital Reserve Fund for that purpose. [Recommended by the Selectboard. Majority vote required.]

Article 05: Hancock Road Rebuild
To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $175,000.00 to rebuild the section of Hancock Road from the Busy Brook Bridge (at Jaquith Road) to Route 137, said sum to be raised from general taxation, This will be a non-lapsing appropriation per RSA 32:7(VI) and will not lapse until the project is completed or December 31, 2019; whichever is sooner. [Recommended by the Selectboard. Majority vote required.]

Article 06: Capital Reserve Funds
To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $55,000 to be added to the Capital Reserve Funds previously established and to allocate the sum as follows: Road Equipment – $10,000: Fire Equipment – $10,000; Police Equipment – $5000; Town Building – $10,000; Bridges – $10,000; Dams – $5,000; Re-valuation – $5,000. [Recommended by the Selectboard. Majority vote required.]

Article 07: Petition Regarding Street Lights
To see if the Town will vote to rescind 2017 Article 03: Street Lights; and to to see if the town vill vote to retain the existing “Radial Wave” street light fixtures in at least the National Historic Landmark District, as recommended by the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance. Furthermore, the Town, with the assistance of historic preservationists, will petition Eversource for its support in maintaining the existing street lights. A committee of stakeholders and community members will be formed to establish the next steps, which will include considering ways to save energy and reduce costs. The committee will provide an interim progress report to the community by September30, 2018, and a recommendation by Town Meeting of March 2019. This is a Petition Warrant Article.

Article 08: Receive Report of Agents
To hear reports of agents, committees and offices chosen and pass any vote related thereto.

Article 09: Business Transactions
To transact any business that may legally come before this meeting.

Given under our hands February 27, 2018 we posted a true and attested copy of the within Warrant at the place of meeting and like copies at Town of Harrisville and delivered the original to Board of Selectmen.
Jay Jacobs Selectman
Andrew Maneval Selectman
Jonathan Miner Selectman