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for the purpose of cleaning culverts and associated drainage systems, funding engineering to support the maintenance
program, and providing funds for analysis to support an impact fee system for drainage.

Recommendation: Board of Selectmen: With Budget Committee: With



Layman's Language

If this article passes, the Town plans to establish a program to clean culverts and associated drainage system.

Background: This article will perform two chtical functions for drainage improvements. First, this article will provide
funds for cleaning culverts and drainage outlets. This is part of a sequential process to maintain drainage assets
before the decision to repair or replace is made. The article also provides funds to create the bid specifications and
conduct the permitting necessary for the culvert cleaning. Catch basins were funded in last year's Town Meeting. This
year the outfall pipes and culverts under roadways will be prioritized and then cleaned. A cleaning program is
necessary for a proper assessment of culverts to determine the capital plan for the impact fee system. Second, this
article will provide funds for the development of a Storm water Ordinance and Drainage Impact Fee System. Once
created and implemented, the Impact Fee system will allow for the collection of fees for new development that creates
additional volume into the drainage systems. This "pay for impact" approach is used throughout the development
review process for issues such as: traffic, schools, recreation and public safety.

Funding Source: Property Tax

Rate Impact: Tax: $0.05



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Article 32 - To Close out the Salem Cable Television Public Access Channel Trust Fund

To see if the Town will vote to discontinue the Salem Cable Television Access Channel Trust Fund Said funds with
accumulated interest to date of withdrawal are to be transferred to the General Fund

Recommendation Board of Selectmen N/A Budget Committee N/A



Layman s Language

If this article passes, the Town will close out the SCTV public access trust fund.

Background: This fund was established to operate the SCTV. In reviewing the operation and the accounting
associated with this fund, it was determined that this fund, as it operated, was not in compliance with the law. At the
same time we discussed this, the State created a new statute which allows for the creation of a revolving fund which
will operate as this fund was intended to fund SCTV. The proceeds from the franchise fees paid by the local cable
provider will be deposited directly into the new revolving fund and will operate SCTV. This fund has to be closed out
first to allow the funds within it to lapse to the General Fund The next article proposes to withdraw the balance of this
fund and to deposit it into the newly created revolving fund



Article 33 - Create Public, Educational and Governmental Programming Revolving Fund - $485,012

Shall the Town of Salem vote to establish a revolving fund_under RSA 31:95-h, for the purpose of providing public,
educational and governmental programming (PEG) and to further designate 100% of the revenue from cable franchise
fees and other income denved from the services supported by the fund be placed in the fund; and, further to raise and
appropriate the sum of Four Hundred Eighty-Five Thousand Twelve Dollars (5485,012) to be placed in this fund This
sum has been transferred to the General Fund Unreserved Fund Balance upon the discontinuance of the Salem Cable TV
Public Access Trust Fund The money in the revolving fund created here shall be allowed to accumulate from year to
year and shall not be considered part of the Town's General Fund Unreserved Fund Balance The Town Treasurer shall
have custody of all monies in the fund and shall pay out the same only upon order of the governing body and no further
approval is required by the legislative body to expend Such funds may be expended only for the purpose for which the
fund was created

Recommendation Board of Selectmen; With Budget Committee; With



Layman s Language

If this article passes, the Town will create a public education and govemmental program revolving fund.

Background Histoncally the costs for these sen/ices were considered part of the Salem Public Access Channel Trust
Fund. RSA 31:95-h permits municipalities to establish revolving funds for PEG sen/ices. A revolving fund for this
purpose must be established by a vote by the legislative body All or any part of the income derived from these
services may be deposited into the revolving fund as well as the annual cable franchise fee received by the town. The
revolving fund is non-lapsing and is not considered part of the municipality's general fund. The revolving fund money
may be spent only for the purposes for which it was created. There is no tax impact to create this fund.

Funding Source: Franchise Fees



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Article 34 - Salem Cable Television Public Access Channel - $273,375

To see if the Town will vote, if article 33 fails to pass, to raise and appropriate the sum of Two Hundred Seventy-Three
Thousand Three Hundred Seventy-Five Dollars ($273,375), for the operational expenses related to the Salem Cable
Television (SCTV). This appropriation will be offset by the franchise fees received from the cable provider.

Recommendation: Board of Selectmen: With Budget Committee: With



Layman's Language

If this article passes, and if Article 33 fails to pass, tfie Town will use ttiese funds to operate the SCTV public access
channel.

Background: Currently the operating expenses for SCTV are paid directly from the Salem Public Access Channel
Trust Fund. Article 33 was brought forward to fund all of the SCTV activities as a Revolving Fund. If Article 33 does
not pass, this article is necessary to appropriate the funds required to operate the Local Cable Television here in
Salem. There is no tax impact as all funds are received from the Franchise Fees annually.

Funding Source: Franchise Fees



Article 35 - Demolition of the Kinsler Building - $27,500

To see if the Town will vote to appropriate the sum of Twenty-Seven Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($27,500) for the
purpose of removing asbestos and demolition to a building also known as the Kinsler Building located at 21 Cross Street
adjacent to the Department of Public Works Garage,

Recommendation: Board of Selectmen: With Budget Committee: With



Layman's Language

If this article passes, the Town plans to demolish the Kinsler Building.

Background: This building contains abstesos and is an eye-sore for the Town. These funds will allow the Town to
properly remove the asbestos and demolish the building.

Funding Source: Property Tax

Rate Impact: Tax: $0.01



Article 36 - Purchase of Generators - $193,890

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of One Hundred Ninety-Three Thousand Eight Hundred
Ninety Dollars ($193,890) for the purpose of purchasing two generators for the Wheeler Dam Pumping Station and the
Salem Senior Center for emergency operation purposes, and to authorize that the generator for the Wheeler Dam
Pumping Station (cost of $103,152) to be funded by the Water Fund, and the remaining balance of $90,738 to be funded
by taxation.

Recommendation: Board of Selectmen: With Budget Committee: With



Layman's Language

If this article passes, the Town plans to purchase two generators for the Wheeler Dam Pumping Station and the Salem
Senior Center

Background: The generator at the Wheeler Dam Pumping Station is necessary to pump water from Arlington Pond to
the Canobie Treatment Plant if power is lost, thereby providing water for the Town in an emergency.
The generator for the Senior Center is to allow this building to serve as a warming location for Salem residents in the
event of a town-wide power outage as occurred during the December 2008 Ice Storm.

Funding Source: Property Tax

Rate Impact: Tax: $0.02:



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Article 37 - Sale of Town Land - Off South Policy Street

To see if the Town will authorize the Board of Selectmen to sell property off South Policy Street known as part of Map
107, Lot 7868 at the request of the State of New Hampshire. Property to be sold directly to the State for the sum of

$15,100,

Recommendation Board of Selectmen N/A Budget Committee; N/A



Layman s Language

If this article passes, the Town plans to sell a parcel of land off South Policy Street to the State of New Hampshire.

Background: The State of New Hampshire has requested this parcel of land from the Town as part of the 1-93
widening project. Our Assessor believes the sum above is fair market value for this piece of land.



Article 38 - Sale of Town Land - Off Keewaydin Drive

To see if the Town will authorize the Board of Selectmen to sell property off Keewaydin Drive, known as part of Map 106,
Lot 7875 at the request of the State of New Hampshire Property to be sold directly to the State for the sum of 530,000

Recommendation Board of Selectmen N/A . Budget Committee N/A



Layman s Language

If this article passes, the Town plans to sell a parcel of land off Keewaydin Drive to the State of New Hampshire.

Background: The State of New Hampshire has requested this parcel of land from the Town as part of the 1-93
widening project. Our Assessor believes the sum above is fair market value for this piece of land.



Article 39 - Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Nashua - $15,000

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Fifteen Thousand Dollars (515,000) to support the Big
Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Nashua Submitted by petition

Recommendation Board of Selectmen Without Budget Committee: Without



Layman s Language

If this article passes. $15,000 will be used to fund Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Greater Nashua.

Background: Petitioner seeks funding of S1 5.000 for Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Greater Nashua.

Originator: Petitioner

Funding Source: Property Tax

Rate Impact: Tax: <$0 01



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Article 40 - Disaster Relief, American Red Cross - $5,000

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000) for the purpose of
Disaster Relief as provided by the American Red Cross. Submitted by petition.

Recommendation: Board of Selectmen: With Budget Committee: With



Layman's Language

If this article passes, $5,000 will be used to fund the American Red Cross.

Background: Petitioner seeks funding of $5, 000 for the American Red Cross for disaster relief

Originator Petitioner

Funding Source Property Tax:

Rate Impact: Tax: <$0.01



Article 41 - Center for Life Management - $10,000

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000) for the purpose of
providing behavioral health services to the residents of Salem at the Center of Life Management. CLM currently serves
512 Salem residents. The office is located at 44 Stiles in Salem. Submitted by petition.

Recommendation: Board of Selectmen: Without Budget Committee: Without



Layman's Language

If this article passes, $10, 000 will be used to fund Center for Life Management.

Background: Petitioner seeks funding of $10, 000 for Center for Life Management (CLM).

Originator: Petitioner

Funding Source: Property Tax

Rate Impact: Tax: <$0.01



Article 42 - Historic Preservation Consultant - $5,000

To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000) for the purpose of hiring
an Historic Preservation Consultant to prepare the necessary documentation for listing the Old Town Hall on the State
Register of Historic Places. Submitted by petition.

Recommendation: Board of Selectmen: With Budget Committee: With



Layman's Language

If this article passes, $5,000 will be used to hire a Historic Preservation Consultant to prepare documents for the State
Register of Historic Places.

Background: Petitioner seeks funding of $5,000 to hire consultant for application process to place old town hall on
state register of historic places.

Originator: Petitioner

Funding Source: Property Tax

Rate Impact: Tax: <$0.01



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Article 43 - To Cap the Increase the Town of Salem's Operating Budget

To see if the Town will vote to direct the Board of Selectmen to cap any increase of their Annual Budget to any projected
increase in revenue above the last Annual Budget and in no case to increase the Annual Budget more than the rate of
inflation, as defined by the "National Consumer Pnce Index - (Urban/Rural)" (CPI-UIR) as averaged over the twelve
months preceding the vote on the new Annual Budget Submitted by petition.

(Selectmen's Note The Town of Salem has a charter form of government Legal Counsel has advised that this petition
would be considered an amendment to the Charter However to amend a charter, a petition article must have at least the
number of votes equal to 20% of the number of votes cast in the municipality at the last regular municipal election That
number would be 1,227 This petition has 41 Therefore based upon advice from Legal Counsel, this petition article
would have no legal binding effect upon the Town of Salem if passed)

Recommendation Board of Selectmen N/A Budget Committee N/A



Layman s Language



Background: Please see Selectmen s note above
Ongtnator: Petitioner



GIVEN UNDER OUR HANDS AND SEAL THIS 23"" DAY OF FEBRUARY, 2009.

Elizabeth A Roth, Chairman
Arthur E Barnes, Vice-Chairman
Michael J Lyons, Secretary
Everett P, McBride, Jr., Selectman
Patnck M Hargreaves, Selectman



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- NOTES -



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2009 TOWN HALL HOLIDAY SCHEDULE



HOLIDAY


DATE


New Year's Day


Thursday, January 1^


President's Day


Monday, February 16*


Memorial Day


Monday, May 25*


Independence Day


Friday, July 3'"''


Labor Day


Monday, September 7*


Columbus Day


Monday, October 12*


Veterans' Day


Wednesday, November 11*


Thanksgiving Day


Thursday, November 26*


Day After Thanksgiving


Friday, November 27*


Christmas Day


Friday, December 25*



MEETING SCHEDULES



BOARD, COMMITTEE OR COMMISSION


MEETING SCHEDULE


TIME


LOCATION


Board of Selectmen


1^', 2"^ and 4* Mondays


7:00 pm


Town Hall


Budget Committee


2"'' and 4* Wednesday


7:00 pm


Town Hall


Conservation Commission


1^ Wednesday


7:00 pm


Towm Hall


Council on Aging


4* Friday


11:00am


Senior Center


Housing Authority


2"'^ Tuesday


5:00 pm


Housing Authority


Planning Board


2nd and 4* Tuesday


7:00 pm


Town Hall


Recreation Advisory Committee


jst Wednesday


7:00 pm


Towm Hall


Zoning Board of Adjustment


1« Tuesday


7:00 pm


Toum Hall



TOWN DEPARTMENTS SCHEDULE



TOWN OFFICE


HOURS


Assessing Office


Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm




Community Development Department


Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm




Building/Zoning


Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm




Building/Electrical/Plumbing Permitting


Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 9:30 am, 4:00 pm - 5:00


pm


Building/Electrical/Plumbing Inspection


Monday - Friday By Appointment




Engineering Department


Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm




Health Officer


Monday - Friday By Appointment




Finance Department


Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm




Human Resources Department


Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm




Human Services Department


Monday - Friday by Appointment




Planning Division


Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm




Public Works/Highway Department


Monday - Friday 7:00 am - 3:30 pm




Recreation Department


Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm




Senior Center


Monday - Thursday - 8:30 am 4:30 pm
Friday - 8:30 am - 3:30 pm




Tax Collector's Office


Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm




Towm Clerk's Office


Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm




Town Manager's Office


Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm





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Reference



Website: www.townofsaleninh.org
Town Hall, 33 Geremonty Drive, Salem, NH 03079



Fire Department (Emergency Only) 911

Police Department (Emergency Only) 911

Crime Line 893-6600

Emergency Management Center 890-2210

DEPARTMENT NUMBERS:

General Information 890-2000

Board of Selectmen 890-2120

Town Manager 890-2120

Assessing Department 890-2010

Animal Control 890-2390

Building Department [Permits & Inspections] 890-2020

Community Development 890-2007

Engineering Department 890-2033

Finance Department 890-2040

Fire Department [Non-Emergency) 890-2200

Health Department [Permits & Inspections) 890-2050

Human Resources Department [Personnel) 890-2070

Human Services Department [Public Assistance) 890-2130

Planning Department 890-2080

Police Department [Non-Emergency) 893-1911

Public Works Department 890-2150

Transfer Station [Solid Waste and Recycling) 890-2164

Water Treatment Plant 890-2171

Cemeteries & Parks 890-2180

Purchasing Department 890-2090

Recreation Department 890-2140

Senior Citizens Center [Senior Services) 890-2190

Tax Collection 890-2100

Town Clerk 890-2110

OTHER IMPORTANT NUMBERS:

District Court 893-4483

Fuel Assistance 898-8435

Housing Authority 893-6417

Kelley Library 898-7064

Museum 890-2280

Field of Dreams Park & Playground 890-2140

New Hampshire Registry of Motor Vehicles [Information Message Only) 893-8734




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