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Francestown Town Meeting Results

  • Francestown Meetinghouse Staff Photo by Meghan Pierce—

  • Francestown held its Town Meeting on Saturday, March 16. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • Francestown held its Town Meeting on Saturday, March 16. Staff photo by Ben Conant—


This page was last updated on Saturday, March 16
Friday, February 22, 2019 1:23PM

Francestown Town Meeting Results

352 of the town’s 1,156 voters cast ballots Tuesday, here are the results:

* incumbents

Select Board

(one three-year seat)

Henry Kunhardt* – 297

Moderator

(one two-year seat)

Kevin Pobst – 323

Treasurer

(one three-year seat)

Molly Cook* – 324

Town Clerk/Tax Collector

(one three-year seat)

Pamela Finnell* – 336

Planning Board

(two three-year seats)

Robert Lindgren* – 289

Gerri Bernstein – 303

Trustee of the Trust Funds

(one three-year term)

John Thalhauser – 323

Library Trustee

(two three-year seats)

Maureen Baptiste – 320

David Luther – 300

Cemetery Commission

(one three-year seat)

E. B. Macstubbs* – 327

Public Assistance Administrator

(one three-year seat)

Thomas P. Anderson* – 292

Fire Wards

(one one-year seat)

David Hanlon* – 321

(two two-year seats)

Jason St. Cyr – 316

Brian Delahanty * – 325

(two three-year seats)

Lawrence Kullgren* – 316

Celeste Lunetta* – 317

Town Meeting continues Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Francestown Town HallWarrant articles decided Saturday:

■Article 2 asks voters to spend $1,803,412 for the town’s operating budget. The proposed budget is a 1.23 percent increase over the previous budget. PASSED, amended up $1,600

■Article 3 asks voters to add money to the following capital reserve funds: $7,500 for Future Replacement of Fire Equipment, $40,000 for Future Replacement of Fire Trucks, $100,000 for Future Replacement and Purchase of Highway Equipment, $15,000 for Future Replacement of Police Vehicles, $20,000 for Future Revaluation of Real Estate, $50,000 for Future Town Facilities Improvements, $5,600 for Future Cemetery Improvements, $170,000 for Future Town Road Improvements. Of the amount to be raised, $5,600 will come from the town’s unassigned fund balance, while the rest will come from taxation. PASSED

■Article 4 asks voters to discontinue the Future Library Building Capital Reserve Fund. Any remaining funds will be transferred to the town’s general fund. PASSED

■Article 5 asks voters to add money to the following expendable trust funds: $5,000 to the Legal and Public Assistance Trust Fund and $5,600 to the General Cemetery Maintenance Trust Fund. There will be no tax impact as funds will come from the unassigned fund balance. PASSED

■Article 6 asks voters to spend $12,000 to complete the following projects: $5,000 for police department parking lot engineering and $7,000 for library brick repointing. There will be no tax impact as $2,500 will come from the unassigned fund balance and $9,500 will come from the Future Town Facilities Capital Reserve Fund. PASSED

■Article 7 asks voters to spend $73,200 to conduct a town-wide full measure and list property revaluation. There will be no tax impact as funds will come from the Revaluation of Real Estate Capital Reserve Fund. PASSED

■Article 8 asks voters to spend $3,000 to purchase a radar speed sign. PASSED

■Article 9 asks voters to spend $40,000 to purchase and outfit a replacement sidewalk tractor. There will be no tax impact as funds will come from the Future Replacement and Purchase of Highway Equipment Capital Reserve Fund. The article also gives the selectmen authority to dispose of the existing tractor as it best serves the town. PASSED

■Article 10 asks voters to spend $10,000 to construct a new equipment storage shed at the baseball field. The article will have no tax impact as $5,000 will come from the Recreation Trust Fund and $5,000 will come from the Future Town Facilities Capital Reserve Fund. PASSED

■Article 11 asks voters to spend $45,000 to purchase a self-contained breathing apparatus filling system and components. There will be no tax impact as $20,000 will be donated by the Mt. Crotchet Firefighters’ Association and $25,000 will come from the Fire Equipment Capital Reserve Fund. PASSED

■Article 12 asks voters to spend $170,000 to reconstruct a portion of Bible Hill Road. There will be no tax impact as funds will come from the Future Town Road Improvements Capital Reserve Fund. The article will not lapse until Dec. 31, 2020. PASSED

■Article 13 asks voters to spend $50,000 to repair and replace major elements of the library’s HVAC system. There will be no tax impact as funds will come from the Future Town Facilities Capital Reserve Fund. The article will not lapse until the project is complete or Dec. 31, 2024, whichever comes first. PASSED

■Article 14 asks voters to adopt provisions that allow selectmen to provide community revitalization tax incentives for property owners who intend to substantially rehabilitate or replace qualifying structures. This article was submitted by petition. PASSED, amended to exclude single-family dwellings unless they are to be modified for other use

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