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Town Meeting 2009

Article 4:

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $257,000.00 for the purchase of a road grader for the Highway Department, and to authorize the selectmen to trade in or sell the current road grader, and to authorize the issuance of not more than $257,000.00 in bonds or notes in accordance with the provisions of the Municipal Finance Act (RSA 33) and to authorize the municipal officials to issue and negotiate such bonds or notes and to determine the rate of interest thereon.
(2/3 Ballot vote required - 67%). (Selectmen recommend)

Ammended to read:
To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $257,000.00 for the purchase of a road grader for the Highway Department, and to authorize the selectmen to trade in or sell the current road grader, and to authorize the selectmen to accept and expend grants of federal or state aid or both as my be avbailable, and to authorize the issuance of not more than $257,000.00 in bonds or notes in accordance with the provisions of the Municipal Finance Act (RSA 33) and to authorize the municipal officials to issue and negotiate such bonds or notes and to determine the rate of interest thereon.

Passed by secret ballot vote; Yes - 139 (79%), No - 36 (21%)

Article 5:

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $75,000.00 to refurbish the Highway Department Road Grader.
(This warrant article will not be voted on if Warrant Article #4 is passed)

Tabled by voice vote

Article 6:

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $1,329,453.00 for town charges as the operating budget and other necessary maintenance and operating expenditures.

Ammended to read:
To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $1,267,161.00 for town charges as the operating budget and other necessary maintenance and operating expenditures.

Passed by secret ballot vote; Yes - 132, No - 41

Article 7:

To see if the Town of Temple shall vote to amend the proposed 2009 Temple Town Budget and to cap the 2009 budget at $1,150,000.00 for the year.
(By Petition)

Tabled by voice vote

Article 8:

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Twenty Five Thousand Two Hundred dollars ($25,200.00) to replace the Municipal Building Roof.

Ammended to read:
To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Twenty Five Thousand Two Hundred dollars ($25,200.00) to replace the Municipal Building Roof. A negative vote on this article shall not preclude the acceptance and use of grant funds obtained by the town for emergency conservation or other reasons that would result in replacing all or part of the municipal building roof at no additional cost to the town.

Passed by voice vote

Article 9:

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Five Thousand Five Hundred dollars ($5,500.00) to replace the east and south facing sections of the roof on the Mansfield Library.

Passed by voice vote

Article 10:

To see if the Town of Temple shall vote to move the dates for all Capital Improvement Program expenditures ahead one calendar year, effectively cancelling any Capital Expenses in the year 2009.
(By Petition)

Tabled by voice vote

Article 11:

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Seventy Thousand dollars ($70,000.00) for the clean-up of roadside debris caused by the December 2008 Ice Storm, and to authorize the selectmen to accept and expend grants of federal or state aid, or both, as may be available and to do all things necessary to carry out the purposes of this appropriation.
(Majority vote required)

Passed by voice vote

Article 12:

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Thirty Thousand dollars ($30,000.00) for Temple’s 20% contribution to the cost of a new ambulance for the Wilton Ambulance.

Passed by secret ballot vote; Yes - 123, No - 14

Article 13:

To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Board of Selectmen to convey to the Monadnock Conservancy, or such other qualified non-profit conservation organization, a perpetual conservation easement relative to the property known as the Chris Weston Conservation Area, also known as Map 2, Lots 41, 41-1 and 41-2 as shown on the Town of Temple Tax Maps, on such terms and conditions as the Selectmen deem appropriate provided, however, that, at a minimum, such conditions shall include that said easement would be perpetual, would run with the land, would prohibit any future development of said tracts, insure that said tracts would only be used for conservation purposes, and also insure that the tracts would be available for public access.

Passed by voice vote

Article 14:

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00) to support the Hillsborough County Child Advocacy program. This expenditure would become part of the budget in subsequent years.

Passed by voice vote

Article 15:

To see if the Town of Temple shall vote to order the Selectmen to never spend the tax payers money on legal consultation or any other legal matter unless at least two selectmen have agreed to do so at a posted selectmen’s meeting.
(By Petition)

Tabled by voice vote

 
2009 Election Results