04.22.2024 BOS Agenda

Section 1:  Review and approval of Consent Items

Review and Approval of Consent Items

             Requests for Additional Items / Other Business- see below

             Public Input (will occur no earlier than 6:45 pm)

Items prepared after the agenda was prepared -

I make a motion to add the following items to the Consent agenda:

Section 2 :  Business

1. Motion : To approve the minutes from the April 8, 2024 meeting.


2.  Town Clerk - Tax Deeding

3. Town Clerk Staffing

Current Personal Policy - Eearned time and Holidays (1).pdf
Town Clerk Wages - Sheet1.pdf

4.  Acceptance of Town of the Litchfield Veteran’s Park   - Bobby Jacques

      Dedication on Saturday, May 4th,  10 AM

 8.   Litchfield Board and Commission Appointments 

At the April 15, 2024 ZBA meeting, the Board recommended that the Board of Selectmen appoint: George Lavish and Steve Perry as full members and Zachary Schneider as an alternate member. 

Town of Litchfield.pdf
ZoningBoardApplication Lavash.pdf

6.  Proposed Town of Litchfield Fee Changes Discussion

Proposed Fee Schedule 2024 (1).pdf
March 22, 2024 Memo to Board of Selectmen Fee update (1).pdf
Police Suggested Fees 2024 - Sheet1.pdf
2016 Police Car Detail Rate - 2024 Police Car Detai.pdf

Updated Police Request

Litchfield Police Recommended Fees.pdf

Police Chief recommends keeping Police Car detail to $15.00 


Building - proposed permit fees and comparison - residential.pdf
proposed permit fees and comparison - residential w_ comparison (1).pdf

Note:  Proposing a change to Flat $100 on anything under 200' and $100 + .25 on 200' or more


Building proposed permit fees and comparison - commercial.pdf
proposed permit fees and comparison - commercial w_ comparison (1).pdf
Litchfield Fire Rescue proposed Fee Schedule 2024.pdf
Fee update - Transfer Station

7.   Proposed Board of  

     Selectmen Bylaws

REQUEST TO ADD:  *****Listing of Correspondence to be read next meeting - will consist of Date, Topic and Author. 

2. Regular Meeting agendas consist of: Approval of Consent Items and previous meeting minutes; *****General Business; Appointments; Town Administrator’s Report;Reports from Selectmen's Liaisons; and Non-public session, if necessary.

Members may place an item on the General Business agenda, and members ofthe public may request an appointment with the board. For regular meetings, the deadline for such requests is noon, the four days prior to the meeting.

Proposed BoS Bylaws.pdf

Update on Legal opinion regarging Voting of Board Reps

List of Town BoS Bylaws Reviewed.pdf

8. Stormwater Management Update 

Litchfield Postconstruction AO 12-1-23 (2).pdf

9.  Staffing - Building Inspector 

Job Description - Building Inspector (3).pdf
Building Inspector Resignation.pdf
Building Inspector Posting.pdf

Received contact from MRI - former contractor who assisted Litchfield before - $75.00 per hour.

10.  Application for use of Town Hall sign - April 16-19th for Litchfield Historical Society and Presbyterian Church  program series - Robert Frost's NH

Request for Sign Historical Society.pdf


HB 1647 - . This bill would increase the multiplier for Group II Tier B and C members (and future hires) to 2.5 percent for all years worked in excess of 10 years. The bill, as amended, includes a $53.6 million state appropriation to offset the cost to cover the increase in the UAAL, but Group II employers would still have an ongoing annual “normal cost” of $3.69 million. 

 HB 1451 is currently with the Senate Executive Departments Committee awaiting an executive session. This bill would require that mandatory overtime be reported as part of the full base rate of compensation. The fiscal note estimates the employer costs up to $15.25 million dollars annually and increasing proportionally with salary increases.  

 3. New Website :

 Design concept draft only   https://nh-litchfield.civicplus.com/ 

Planned website reveal (internal )  5/7/2024

Website corrections due by 5/17/2024

Training of Staff 5/14, 15 and 16th - Pre Launch meeting (internal) 5/27/2024

Website Launch  5/30/2024

4. VFW - Hudson Memorial Post - Loyalty Day Award

5. Second Session of Municipal Finance series tomorrow at 6:30 pm at the Library -  Assessments and the Tax Base

6. Update from Rep. Rich Lasalles  -SB383-FN  This bill creates an additional adjustment to local tax caps based on inflation and population changes.  The bill also establishes procedures for adoption of a budget cap by school districts.

7.  Please see  the Annual posting from Municipal Pest Management on our annual service.   It is posted in Town Hall and we will share it virtually.

8 Attached is the March 2024 Trustee of the Trust Fund Report.


Revised 2024 Litchfield Bulletin Board Notice.doc
VFW Loyalty Day Award.pdf
Municipal Finance - Part One (2).pdf
2024 March Trustee of the Trust Funds Report.pdf


Non Public Session 

Non Public Session

      RSA 91-A:3, II (a) The dismissal, promotion, or compensation of any public employee or the disciplining of such employee, or the

 investigation of any charges against him or her, unless the employee affected (1) has a right to a public meeting, and (2) requests that the

 meeting be open, in which case the request shall be granted.


   RSA 91-A:3, II(c) Matters which, if discussed in public, would likely affect adversely the reputation of any person, other than a member of this board, unless such person requests an open meeting. This exemption shall extend to include any application for assistance or tax abatement or waiver of a fee, fine or other levy, if based on inability to pay or poverty of the applicant


RSA 91-A:3, Il(d) Consideration of the acquisition, sale or lease of real or personal property which, if discussed in public, would likely benefit a

 party or parties whose interests are adverse to those of the general community. 


Proposed Farmers Market Ordinance (4).pdf

TABLED -  Needs new meeting date

New Proposed Farmers Market Ordinance and Application

2023 Farmers Market Application (5).pdf
Permit request 4th of July Parade.pdf

Permit Request - 4th of July Parade

Litchfield Fire, Police and Highway have not responded as available  staffing and event details need further confirmation.

Tabled 02/12/2024