Temple, NHTemple, NHTemple, NH
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Town Meeting 2007

Article 4:

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum $1,207,665.00 for town charges as the operating budget and other necessary maintenance and operating expenditures.

Passed by voice vote

Article 5:

To hear the reports of agents, auditors, and committees or officers heretofore chosen.

No action needed

Article 6:

To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) to support the Red Cross. This expenditure would become part of the budget in subsequent years. (Selectmen recommend)

Passed by voice vote

Article 7:

To see if the town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00) to support Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). This expenditure would become part of the budget in subsequent years. (Selectmen recommend)

Passed by voice vote

Article 8:

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Fifteen Thousand dollars ($15,000.00), which is 38% of the total cost, to purchase a new police cruiser. This purchase is dependent on passage of a similar article by the Town of Greenville for the remaining cost of the cruiser (62%). (Selectmen recommend)

Ammended to read:
To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Fifteen Thousand dollars ($15,000.00), which is 38% of the total cost, to purchase a new police cruiser. This appropriation is contingent on passage of a similar article by the Town of Greenville for the remaining cost of the cruiser (62%). (Selectmen recommend)

Passed by voice vote

Article 9:

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Forty Thousand Dollars ($40,000.00) to purchase a farm tractor and accessories, for the Highway Department to replace the one lost in a fire. (Selectmen recommend)

Passed by voice vote

Article 10:

To see if the Town will authorize the Selectmen to renew a contract with the Town of Wilton for use of the Recycling Center on such terms and conditions as they deem in the best interest of the Town of Temple. (Majority ballot vote required)

Passed by voice vote (it was decided by attendees that a ballot vote was unnecessary)

Article 11:

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Two Thousand Dollars ($2,000.00) to create a 2008 Celebration Capital Reserve Fund, for the purpose of the Town’s Birthday Celebration in 2008, and further to appoint the Selectmen as agents for this fund. (Selectmen recommend 2 to 1)

Passed by voice vote

Article 12:

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Sixty Thousand dollars ($60,000.00), to create a Bridge Capital Reserve Fund, for the purpose of Engineering/Construction costs for rebuilding town bridges, and further to appoint the Selectmen as agents for this fund. (Selectmen recommend)

Ammended to read:
To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Thirty Thousand dollars ($30,000.00), to create a Bridge Capital Reserve Fund, for the purpose of Engineering/Construction costs for rebuilding town bridges, and further to appoint the Selectmen as agents for this fund. (Selectmen recommend)

Passed by voice vote

Article 13:

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Two Hundred Twenty Two Thousand Seven Hundred Fifty dollars ($222,750.00), for the purpose of renovation/restoration/addition of the Temple Town Hall. This expenditure is contingent upon release of funds from a Federal HUD Grant number B-06-SP-NH-0638. (Selectmen recommend)

Passed by voice vote

Article 14:

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Twenty Thousand dollars ($20,000.00) to be put into the Town Hall Capital Reserve Fund. (Selectmen recommend 2 to 1)

Failed by show of voter cards

Article 15:

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of One Thousand Six Hundred Dollars ($1,600.00) for the purchase of personal protective gear for the Wilton Ambulance personnel. This represents Temple’s share (20%) of the total cost. This purchase is dependent on passage of a similar article by the Towns of Wilton (55%) and Lyndeborough (25%) for the remaining cost. (Selectmen recommend)

Ammended to read:
To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of One Thousand Six Hundred Dollars ($1,600.00) for the purchase of personal protective gear for the Wilton Ambulance personnel. This represents Temple’s share (20%) of the total cost. This appropriation is contingent on passage of a similar article by the Towns of Wilton (55%) and Lyndeborough (25%) for the remaining cost. (Selectmen recommend)

Passed by voice vote

Article 16:

To see if the Town will go on record in support of effective actions by the President and the Congress to address the issue of climate change which is increasingly harmful to the environment and economy of New Hampshire and to the future well being of the people of Temple. These actions include:

  • Establishment of a national program requiring reductions of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions while protecting the U.S. economy.
  • Creation of a major national research initiative to foster rapid development of sustainable energy technologies thereby stimulating new jobs and investment.
In addition, the town of Temple encourages New Hampshire citizens to work for emission reductions within their communities, and we ask our Selectmen to consider the appointment of a voluntary energy committee to recommend local steps to save energy and reduce emissions. The record of the vote on this article shall be transmitted to the New Hampshire Congressional Delegation, to the President of the United States, and to declared candidates for those offices. (Submitted by Petition).

Passed by voice vote
Article 17:

To see if the Town will adopt an exemption from taxation for Woodheating Energy System Improvements as defined in RSA 72:69 and allowed by RSA 72:70. Exemptions are allowed for "a wood burning appliance designed to operate as a central heating system to heat the interior of a building" but not fireplaces or wood stoves. This request is in accordance with the provisions of RSA 72:33, 34 and 34-a, for the full value of the improvements to be exempted from taxation. The State of New Hampshire has given towns the option of this incentive to utilize renewable energy systems which can reduce our dependence on fossil fuels and lessen our contribution to global warming. (Submitted by Petition).

Ammended to read:
To see if the Town will adopt an exemption from taxation for Woodheating Energy System Improvements as defined in RSA 72:69 and allowed by RSA 72:70. Exemptions are allowed for "a wood burning appliance designed to operate as a central heating system to heat the interior of a building" but not fireplaces or wood stoves. The amount of the exemption shall be equal to the increase in assessed property tax value caused by the system. If there is no such increase in valuation, no exemption shall be granted. The State of New Hampshire has given towns the option of this incentive to utilize renewable energy systems which can reduce our dependence on fossil fuels and lessen our contribution to global warming. (Submitted by Petition).

Passed by show of voter cards

Article 18:

To see if the Town will adopt an exemption from taxation for Solar Powered Energy System Improvements as defined in RSA 72:61 and allowed by RSA 72:62, including solar heating, cooling, hot water and solar electric systems. This request is in accordance with the provisions of RSA 72:33, 34 and 34-a, for the full value of the improvements to be exempted from taxation. The State of New Hampshire has given towns the option of this incentive to utilize renewable energy systems, which can reduce our dependence on fossil fuels and lessen our contribution to global warming. (Submitted by Petition).

Ammended to read:
To see if the Town will adopt an exemption from taxation for Solar Powered Energy System Improvements as defined in RSA 72:61 and allowed by RSA 72:62, including solar heating, cooling, hot water and solar electric systems. The amount of the exemption shall be equal to the increase in assessed property tax value caused by the system. If there is no such increase in valuation, no exemption shall be granted. The State of New Hampshire has given towns the option of this incentive to utilize renewable energy systems, which can reduce our dependence on fossil fuels and lessen our contribution to global warming. (Submitted by Petition).

Passed by voice vote

Article 19:

To see if the Town will adopt an exemption from taxation for Wind Powered Energy System Improvements as defined in RSA 72:65 and allowed by RSA 72:66. These limit the exemption to "wind-powered devices which supplement or replace electrical power supplied to households or businesses at the immediate site". This request is in accordance with the provisions of RSA 72:33, 34 and 34-a, for the full value of the improvements to be exempted from taxation. The State of New Hampshire has given towns the option of this incentive to utilize renewable energy systems, which can reduce our dependence on fossil fuels and lessen our contribution to global warming. (Submitted by Petition).

Ammended to read:
To see if the Town will adopt an exemption from taxation for Wind Powered Energy System Improvements as defined in RSA 72:65 and allowed by RSA 72:66. These limit the exemption to "wind-powered devices which supplement or replace electrical power supplied to households or businesses at the immediate site". The amount of the exemption shall be equal to the increase in assessed property tax value caused by the system. If there is no such increase in valuation, no exemption shall be granted. The State of New Hampshire has given towns the option of this incentive to utilize renewable energy systems, which can reduce our dependence on fossil fuels and lessen our contribution to global warming. (Submitted by Petition).

Passed by voice vote

Article 20:

To see if the Town will vote to endorse the creation by the Congress of a United States Department of Peace and by this vote instruct our elected Congressional representatives to vote in favor of establishing the department as introduced in bill #808 before the House of Representatives. Within the United States, the Department of Peace will develop policies and allocate resources designed to reduce the levels of domestic and gang violence, child abuse, and other forms of societal discord. Internationally, the Department will advise the President and Congress on practical ways to prevent and mediate domestic and international violence, and would offer skills such as conflict resolution for working with adversarial factions. In addition, it would actively support the military by providing background information and practical skills and training in support of civilian peacekeepers. The bill to create the Department of Peace has widespread Congressional support, with 50 co-sponsors in the House of Representatives.

Passed by show of voter cards

 
2007 Election Results