04.08.2024 BOS Agenda (2).pdf

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)

 NOTE:  Received after the agenda was prepared . Asking for a motion to add as additional business due to timing of the event. 

CHS Honors Society Sign Request - Redacted.pdf

PUBLIC HEARING  -   Special Events Permit for Town Properties

Public Hearing Template (2).pdf
Special Events Ordinance Recommendations Final - Hearing 4_8_2024 (2).pdf
Special Events Ordinance Recommendations from Committee (6).pdf

Section 2 :  Business

1. Motion : To approve the minutes from the March 25, 2024 meeting.


2. 2025 Budget Schedule Discussion

2025 Budget Schedule (2).pdf

3Proposed 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

Updated Police Request

Litchfield Police Recommended Fees.pdf


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


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

4.   Proposed Board of  

     Selectmen Bylaws

Proposed BoS Bylaws.pdf
List of Town BoS Bylaws Reviewed.pdf

 5. Abatement Denial for Map 12, Lot 31

6. Proposed Equipment to Auction

April 2024 Auction Items revised.pdf

7.  Division of Emergency Services and Communications (DESC),Emergency Notification System (NH-ENS)


The Division of Emergency Services and Communications (DESC) is authorized to provide to all NH communities the access and training to an Emergency Notification System (NH-ENS). As you may or may not know, the DESC recently awarded the new contract for hosting NH-ENS to Genasys, Inc.  Crisis Management and Protective Communications | Genasys

There is no cost to your community to participate and utilize the NH-ENS system. The system has the capability for both emergency and non-emergency alerts. 

Emergency alerts utilize NH911 data and other data sources.  It will allow users to send out alerts to residents. Our database has pre-loaded landlines/data. Residents can also sign up their cell phones and email addresses on-line to receive alerts.

Non-emergency alerts utilize community provided data (internal contact lists).  Please be aware that it will have no access to any pre-loaded data. Non-Emergency users will be responsible for loading and managing contact information in the Genasys system.


 8.   Litchfield Board and Commission Reappointments 

Two Hawker-Peddler Applications - Z.  Dion and S. Hebert - Power Home Remodeling

Background checks completed.


Original team approved a month ago did not go out, these are replacements for that team.

Hawker-Peddler S. Hebert.pdf
Hawker - Peddler Z. Dion.pdf

Application for use of Town Hall sign - April 9-13 for CHS Drama Club Play  being held  on April 12th and 13th.

Application for Sign Use (2).pdf


Tuesday, April 9, at 2:10 p.m., the Senate Finance Committee will hold a public hearing on HB 1279 in State House Room 103. HB 1279 would permanently reinstate a 7.5 percent state contribution toward the employer’s cost of the New Hampshire Retirement System (NHRS) contribution for teachers, police, and firefighters beginning on July 1, 2024. The fiscal note prepared by the New Hampshire Retirement System (NHRS) indicates that enactment of this bill would reduce local government (municipal, school, county and village district) retirement costs by an estimated $27.13 million in fiscal year 2025, $27.78 million in fiscal year 2026, and $28.46 in fiscal year 2027.


  Tuesday, April 9, starting at 9:40 a.m. in LOB Room 103, the Senate Election Law and Municipal Affairs Committee will hear testimony on two important zoning-related bills: HB 1215 and HB 1399.

HB 1215, as amended by the House, significantly alters RSA 674:39, by extending the time period a subdivision plat or site plan is exempt from subsequent changes in subdivision regulations, site plan regulations, impact fee ordinances, and zoning ordinances. Currently, recorded plats and plans are exempt for a period of five years, as long as “active and substantial development” began within 24 months of the approval. The bill would change this period to ten years, and extend the ‘active and substantial development’ period to five years.  HB 1215 would also alter the local appeal process for building and fire codes when the zoning board of adjustment serves as the local building code of appeals. When the appeal is of a locally adopted amendment to either the building or fire code, the appeal would stay with the zoning board of adjustment. However, when the appeal is of the state code – i.e. where there is no local amendment – the appeal would go to the state building code board of appeals. (Municipalities, such as Manchester, with a separate local building code board of appeals would continue to hear appeals of the state code.)

HB 1399 is the more concerning of the two bills. It is inaccurately titled “allowing municipalities to permit two residential units in certain single family residential zones,” but would actually require municipalities to allow duplexes. The bill creates a formula that requires that municipalities allow duplexes for all lots that are two acres or less in size, and for at least 50 percent of all lots in a municipality zoned for single-family residences where a “proposed development” meets certain criteria.

2. The Zoning Ordinance has been updated on the website to reflect amendments passed at Town Meeting (Updated: 2024)

 3. New Website :

 LAST UPDATE TO CURRENT SITE - except for minutes and public meetings is 3/29/2024

Design concept approval 5/3/24

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. Stormwater :  Meeting Held at the April 2, 2024 Planning Board of updated Stormwater Regulations drafted with the assistance of CEI, our engineering consultant. Will require a Public Hearing tentatively scheduled May 7th.

5. PFAS/Saint-Gobain : The Town received notice of letters to over 40 Town residential properties from NH DES. (see below)  The NH DES is recommending well sampling for these homes.  In order to protect your interest in receiving free bottled water or  a permanent water alternative you must respond to the letter.  Well testing is free and anyone wanting more information can contact Andrew Fuller, the project manager at 603-271-6573 .

6.  Cemetery Trustees - The Cemetery trustees issued a new RFP for Property maintenance earlier in April. The public opening of sealed proposals was conducted at 3:00 PM on March 29, 2024 at 2 Liberty Way, Litchfield, NH. The awarding of the bid was done at a publicly noticed meeting at 5:30 PM on April 1, 2024.  The contract was awarded to Mark K. Coulomne & Sons LLC.

NH DES - Residential Well Sampling.pdf
2024 RFP Results 24-01 - Sheet1 (2).pdf

Chief Jones,  Litchfield Police Department

On April 2, 2024 at 10:00am, The Litchfield Police Department switched our record management system and dispatch software from IMC to CSI Technology Group. As with any change, there will be some growing pains, but the transfer went seamlessly. This new software will allow us to be more efficient and retain better records. CSI is more user friendly and easier to modify to suit our needs. Thank you for supporting this much needed change!


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, 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. 


RSA 91-A:3, II(i) Consideration of matters relating to the preparation for and the carrying out of emergency functions, including training to carry out such functions,

 developed by local or state safety officials that are directly intended to thwart a deliberate act that is intended to result in widespread or severe damage to property or

 widespread injury or loss of life. 


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