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2017 Town Warrant

TOWN OF SHARON, NEW HAMPSHIRE

TOWN WARRANT


To the inhabitants of the Town of Sharon, New Hampshire, in the County of Hillsborough, qualified to vote in Town affairs:

You are hereby notified to meet in the Sharon Meeting House in said Town on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 11:00 in the forenoon to ballot for Town Officers and other questions required by law to be decided by ballot. The polls will be closed at 7:00 P.M. The business meeting will start at 8:00 P.M. on the same date at the Sharon Meeting House.

ARTICLE 1.  To choose all necessary Town Officers for the year ensuing. (By Ballot)

ARTICLE 2.  To cast your ballots on the proposed amendment(s) to the Sharon Zoning Ordinance for Article’s XXV: Accessory Dwelling Units; VII: Rural-Residential District; Article IX: Building Regulations. (By Ballots)

ARTICLE 3.  Are you in favor of changing the term of the town clerk from one year to 3 years, beginning with the term of the town clerk to be elected at the 2018 regular town meeting?  (By Ballot)

ARTICLE 4.  Are you in favor of changing the term of the tax collector from one year to 3 years, beginning with the term of the tax collector to be elected at the 2018 regular town meeting?  (By Ballot)

ARTICLE 5.  To see if the Town will vote to set the following amounts which shall be paid to the Town Officers for their services, or take any action relative thereto:

COMPENSATION SCHEDULE

Selectmen $1,800 per year
Town Administrator $20,000 per year
Assistant Town Administrator $0 per year
Town Clerk $600 per year plus fees plus $50 per scheduled session
Deputy Town Clerk $300 per year plus $50 per scheduled session
Collector of Taxes $1,700 per year plus fees
Deputy Collector of Taxes $1,700 per year
Road Agent and Deputy Road Agent $15,600 plus Fuel Allowance (shared)
Board of Auditors $500 per year
Treasurer $2,000 per year
Trustees of Trust Funds $100 each per year
Moderator $100 per year plus $125 per schedule session
Deputy Moderator $125 per session
Supervisors of the Checklist $650 per year - Chair; $450 each per year - 2
Fire Warden $150 per year
Deputy Fire Wardens $100 per year
Building Site Inspector $75 per permit issued
Code Enforcement Officer $30 per hour
Emergency Management Director $500 per year
Emergency Management Dir. (disaster mgmt.) $25 per hour, not to exceed $500
Deputy Emergency Management Director $250 per year
Deputy Health Officer $25 per hour

ARTICLE 6.  To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate $367,300 for the purposes
specified, or take any action relative thereto:

DRA Account

4130
4140
4140
4150
4153
4191
4194
4195
4196
4198
4210
4215
4220
4240
4290
4300
4316
4324
4411
4414
4415
4441
4550
4619
4711
4721
4723
Department

Executive
Election and Registration
Archive Material Expense
Financial Administration
Legal Expenses
Planning and Zoning
General Government Building
Cemeteries
Insurance
Payroll Taxes
Police
Ambulance
Fire
Building Insp./Code Enforce.
Emergency Management
Highways
Street Lighting
Solid Waste Disposal
Health Administration
Animal Control
Health Agencies and Hospital
Welfare
Library
Conservation Commission
Principal on Long Term Note
Interest on Long Term Note
Interest on Tax Anticipation
Budget

$29,000
$10,500
$450
$38,926
$1,500
$1,000
$6,000
$2,000
$2,500
$4,900
$90,290
$8,350
$59,880
$1,000
$1,300
$80,000
$400
$14,844
$300
$300
$1,250
$1,000
$10,560
$750
$0
$0
$300

$367,300
ARTICLE 7.  To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $1,500 to be placed in the Brick School House Maintenance Fund, Account 4915.8 previously established, or take any action relative thereto.  This article is designated as a special warrant article under the provisions of RSA 32:3,VI(c).  The selectmen recommend this article.


ARTICLE 8. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $2,000 to be placed in the Welfare Services Non-Capital Reserve Fund, previously established by Warrant Article #8, March 8, 2016 Town Meeting under the provisions of RSA 35:1-c, or take any other actions thereto. This article is designated as a special warrant article under the provisions of RSA 32:3,VI(c).  The selectmen recommend this article.

ARTICLE 9.  To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $20,000 to be placed in the Town Highway Repairs Fund, Account 4915.3 previously established, or take any action relative thereto. This article is designated as a special warrant article under the provisions of RSA 32:3,VI(c).  The selectmen recommend this article.

ARTICLE 10.  To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $10,000 to be placed in the Town Bridge Fund, Account 4915.3 previously established, or take any action relative thereto.  This article is designated as a special warrant article under the provisions of RSA 32:3, VI(c).  The selectmen recommend this article.

ARTICLE 11.  To see if the Town will vote to pay the Town Clerk a salary in lieu of any statutory fees, as per RSA 41:25.  (If approved this change would take effect in 2018 and the salary would be included in the compensation schedule)

ARTICLE 12.  To see if the Town will vote to adopt the provisions of RSA 72:28-b the “all veteran’s property tax credit”.  If adopted the credit will be available to any resident, or the spouse or surviving spouse of any resident, who (1) served not less than 90 days on active service in the armed forces of the United States and was honorably discharged or was an officer honorably separated from service, and (2) is not eligible for and not receiving the credit for veterans who served in a qualifying war or armed conflict or for veterans with a service-connected disability.  If adopted, the credit will be in the amount of $300.00, which is the same amount as the credit for a veteran who served in a qualifying war or armed conflict.  If the credit is adopted, any person desiring to claim the credit will be required to file an application with the selectmen or the assessors by April 15 of the tax year.

ARTICLE 13.  To transact any other business which legally shall come before this meeting.



Given under our hands and seal at said Sharon, this 21st day of February, 2017.




Carl Newton Donald T. O’Brien Linda Paris

SELECTMEN OF SHARON