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Peterborough Voting Results: Taylor wins, Article No. 15 defeated

  • Voting in Peterborough on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • Voting in Peterborough on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • Voting in Peterborough on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • Voting in Peterborough on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • Voting in Peterborough on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • Voting in Peterborough on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • Voting in Peterborough on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • Voting in Peterborough on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • Voting in Peterborough on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • Voting in Peterborough on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • Voting in Peterborough on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • Voting in Peterborough on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. Staff photo by Ben Conant—

  • Voting in Peterborough on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. Staff photo by Ben Conant—


Tuesday, May 14, 2019 9:29PM

The results of Tuesday’s ballot voting

Bill Taylor won a close race for Select Board, 776-716 over Bill Kennedy. 

Zoning Article No. 15 failed; while it received more yes votes  (778) than no votes (719), the yeses did not surpass the 2/3rds majority required after a last-minute petition was filed. 

Look for stories on the results tomorrow at ledgertranscript.com.

Full results follow:

Select Board

(one seat for a three-year term)

William P. Kennedy: 716

Bill Taylor: 776

 

Trustee of the Trust Funds

(One seat for a three-year term)

Andrew Manns, 161

Budget Committee:

(Three seats for three year terms)

James Long: 810

Mandy Sliver: 876

Richard W. Clark III: 728

Robert Haring-Smith: 653

 

Zoning Board of Adjustment

(One seat for a three-year term)

Richard W. Clark III: 446

Steven Graves: 256

Sharon Monahan: 568

 

Cemetery Trustee 

(One seat for a three-year term)

Linda Guyette: 1,302

Library Trustee

(One seat for a three-year term)

Ronald Drogy: 1,206

 

Planning Board

(Two seats for three-year terms)

Judy Wilson Ferstenberg: 630

Gerald J. Galus: 443

Rebecca J. Adey-Merrithew: 437

Richard W. Clark III: 595

 

Recreation Committee

(Two seats for three-year terms)

Andrew Brescia: 830

Judy Wilson Ferstenberg: 539

Michael Strand: 653

 

Zoning Amendments:

1: Add definitions for clinic, structure, use, modify definitions for bed and breakfast, two-family dwelling, professional services, recreational facility and setback.

Yes: 1,125 No: 320

2: Modify the definition of health care facilities and allow them as permitted use in the village commercial and west Peterborough districts.

Yes: 1,096 No: 313

3: Modify the definition of residential care facility and allow them as a permitted use in the village commercial, west Peterborough, Monadnock community health care, downtown commercial and retirement community districts.

Yes: 1,107 No: 302

4: Add definition for residential drug and alcohol treatment facility and allow them as a permitted use in the village commercial, Monadnock community health care and downtown commercial district.

Yes: 1,013 No: 400

5: Allow clinic providing outpatient facilities providing drug or substance abuse medical treatments in the Monadnock community health care district.

Yes: 1,070 No: 347

6: Eliminate the requirement for religious institutions to gain a special exception in the general residence district and rural district, making them a permitted use.

Yes: 964 No: 436

7: Eliminate the requirement of a special exception for siting commercial establishments that service residents in the retirement community district.

Yes: 1,012 No:363

8: Clarify the groundwater protection overlay zone ordinance to make clear the impervious surface standard apply to all developments, regardless of the type of use.

Yes: 1,127 No: 257

9: Allow all stormwater management systems and utility systems to be permitted and maintained in the wetland protection overlay zone with a conditional use permit.

Yes: 1,123 No: 279

10: Clarify that multi-family workforce housing is permitted in any district that permits multi-family housing, and modify criteria for waiving or modifying lot and yard standards, and establish a timeframe that units will be guaranteed as affordable.

Yes: 985 No: 412

11: Eliminate detailed criteria that must be met for the Planning Board to reduce the number of required parking spots, allow tandem parking to meet parking requirements for residential development.

Yes: 1,023 No: 370

12: Replace existing criteria for Special Exceptions with new, more general criteria.

Yes: 989 No: 375

13: Replace language in the duration of approval portion of the zoning ordinance with language that is consistent with state statute. 

Yes: 1,164 No: 221

14: (By petition) Rezone 10 Laurel Street from the family district to the general residence district.

Yes: 1,003 No: 384

15: (By petition) Repeal Traditional Neighborhood Overlay Zone II. Amend Traditional Neighborhood Overlay Zone II to increase lot sizes, and road frontage and setbacks for lots in the general residence district portion of the zone.

Yes: 778 No: 719

Warrant Articles: 

Article 3: Raise and appropriate budget of $16.2 million

Yes: 1,103 No: 322

Article 4: $5,000 for GIS capital reserve, $80,000 for the fleet management capital reserve, and $10,000 for the winter operations capital reserve.

Yes: 1,144 No: 279

Article 5: Transfer $3,000 from sale of cemetery lots to the Cemetery Expendable Trust Fund.

Yes: 1,262 No: 164

Article 6: Establish a capital reserve for police department vehicle replacement and add $18,100.

Yes: 1,203 No: 248

Article 7: Establish a capital reserve for fire department equipment and apparatus and add $40,000.

Yes: 1,212 No: 241

Article 8: Purchase a utility alarm truck for the fire department for $75,000.

Yes: 1,037 No: 392

Article 9: Modify the Veteran’s Tax Credit.

Yes: 1,323 No: 134

Article 10: Increase the service-connected total disability tax credit.

Yes: 1,241 No: 183

Article 11: Increase the amount of the elderly property tax exemption.

Yes: 1,294 No: 162

Article 12: Adopt a property tax exemption for legally blind residents.

Yes: 1,170 No: 176

Article 13: (By petition) Attempt to renegotiate the Contoocook Valley School District’s articles of agreement.

Yes: 1,170 No: 227

Article 14: (By petition) Call to end nuclear war.

Yes: 962 No: 402