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Town Meeting - March 11, 2014    7:30 pm
 
Polls will be open from 11:00 to 7:00 pm.
 
School District Meeting immediately after Town Meeting

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    The Polls will be open from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm.

    To the inhabitants of the Town of Columbia, in the County of Coos, in the State of New Hampshire, qualified to vote in Town Affairs:

    You are hereby notified to meet at the Columbia Town Hall on Tuesday, the 11th day of March, next at 7:30 o’clock in the evening to act upon the following subjects:

Article 1:  To vote to bring in ballots for election of Town Officers to be elected by ballot for the year ensuing and to bring in ballots for the election of Executive Councilor.

Article 2:  To see if the Town will instruct its Selectmen to appoint all other Town Officials as required.

Article 3:  To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $110,000.00 for Town Charges for the ensuing year.

Article 4:  To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $9,000.00 for extinguishing fires in said Town.

Article 5:  To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $15,831.00 to help support the operations of the Colebrook Communications Center.

Article 6:  To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $34,384.00 to help support the services of the 45th Parallel Emergency Medical Services.

Article 7:  To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $2,000.00 to pay for police coverage from the Town of Colebrook.

Article 8:  To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $2,200.00 for the Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital Association to cover medical emergencies.

Article 9: To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $3,000.00 for operating expenses of the Northwoods Home Health & Hospice.

Article 10:  To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $700.00 as a contribution for the support and services of Northern Human Services.                       

Article 11: To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $5,000.00 for the maintenance of the Town’s cemeteries.  

Article 12:  To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $100.00 for the support of the Geo. L. O’Neil Post 62 American Legion.

Article 13: To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $650.00 for the support of the Community Outreach Program.

Article 14: To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $7,000.00 for the support of the poor.

Article 15: To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $120,000.00 for the maintenance of summer roads.  Out of this $120,000.00 approximately $35,000.00 to be reimbursed by the State of New Hampshire Highway Block Grant monies.

Article 16: To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $93,000.00 for the maintenance of winter roads.

Article 17: To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $35,000.00 for solid waste disposal and recycling.
                        
Article 18: To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $2,975.00 for the Colebrook Public Library.

Article 19:  To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $18,600.00 for appraisal upkeep.

Article 20: To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $1,000.00 for maintenance of the Tax Maps.

Article 21:  To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $8,000.00 for expenses of the Planning Board.

Article 22:  To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $768.00 to help support the services of the American Red Cross.

Article 23:  To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $750.00 to help support the 4th of July fireworks display in Colebrook provided by the Colebrook Kiwanis Club.

Article 24:  To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $10,000.00 to be added to the Bridge Improvement Fund previously established.  (Board of Selectmen recommends this appropriation.)

Article 25:   To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $91,500.00 to purchase the Gadwah property adjacent to the Town Hall, to demolish the present home, to do work necessary to restore water to the Town Hall and to construct a parking lot.  If Article #26 passes, this Article shall not take effect.




Article 26:   To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $113,000.00 to purchase the former Bovill property adjacent to the Town Hall, to demolish any buildings, to drill a well and to construct a parking lot.  If this Article and/or Articles #25 and #27 pass, only this Article will take effect.

Article 27:   To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $201,403.00 to move the Town Hall from its present location to the land adjacent to the Town Office.  This sum includes all associated expenses.  If either Article #25 or #26 passes, this Article shall not take effect.

Article 28:  To transact any other business which may legally come before this meeting.

    Given our hands and seals, this    day of February, A.D., 2014.
                        s/ Norman Cloutier
                        s/ Eric Stohl
                        s/ Donald Campbell
A True Copy – Attest
s/ Norman Cloutier
s/ Eric Stohl
s/ Donald Campbell