MOTION :  I make a motion to add to the approval of Consent item -pursuant to RSA 466:14 the warrant to issue a civil forfeiture for each unlicensed dog within the Town of Litchfield 

  466:14 Warrants; Proceedings. – The town or city clerk shall annually, between June 1 and June 20, present to the local governing body a list of those owners of dogs that have failed to license or not renewed their dog licenses pursuant to RSA 466:1. The local governing body shall, within 20 days from June 20, issue a warrant to a local official authorized to issue a civil forfeiture for each unlicensed dog.

06-12-2023 BOS Agenda

Chief Nicoll to Approach for Pinning of Paul Kelly to Captain, Litchfield Fire Department


MOTION:  I make a motion to approve the minutes from the May 22, 2023  Board of Selectmen meeting 

J. Brennen 

Proposal - Old Fire Station

Replace the current siding and keep the same color and layout.

2. Add vertical siding on the lower half to give it a barn look.

3. Add grids to the windows and paint the window trim black like the old town hall

4. Paint the doors and maybe add lantern-type lights on the front.

5. Paint the shutters green to match the old T.H. 

6. Bonus - find someone to remove the eye sore antennas on the building. 

 Brilliant Exteriors in town and the cost would be a) $2300 to replace the upper siding and b) $1600 to $2600 to add the lower siding.  Strapping is needed on the lower siding. If we install the strapping, it’s $1600. If they do the strapping, it’s $2600.  Siding would be for the front of the building only.  We would pay/donate for the upper siding from the money raised from peddling calendars.  For the lower siding, I would like to talk about using the “Beautification Fund Account” for that. If you remember, about 5 years ago, we put in for a petition warrant article for $2500 for beautification projects.

J. Brennan -  Permission to apply for Conservation Grant

1. LCHIP Grant

2. Drinking Water Source Water Protection Grant

Litchfield July 4th Parade Plan v1 (1).pdf


Proposed 4th of July event

Directors met with the requester in May and the Parade route was modified to be Hidden Creek to Liberty Way.

Upon receipt of the Modified plans the following concerns are brought forward :

Veterans Park Concept.pdf

Proposed Veterans Park

Naming of Park across from Town Hall on Liberty Way as "Veterans Park" 

Pavillion and installation of Granite monument and Seating

Facilities & Naming Policy.pdf

Proposed Policy - Naming of Town Facility or Town Land

Memo from Joint Loss Committee - Gazebo

Recommendation to remove the structure

JLM to K Kleiner (1).pdf

Twin States Clean Energy Presentation 

Twin States Clean Energy Proposal (1).pdf
Twin States Clean Energy MAP (1).pdf

Danielle Aretz and Orlando Martinez from National Grid,  Jess Farrell and Corey Schutezman will also be there from engineering and environmental.

Update on Culvert Replacement @ Chastebrook -  Road Agent/ Highway Mgr. Kevin Brown

20230612 Metal Detecting BOS- DRAFT

Public Hearing Held May 22nd.  Discussion on whether to allow permits on all other land EXCEPT that designated on the Historical list to be approved by the TA - with notification to the Boards/Commissions

Motion to approve as amended?

Historic Sites.pdf
State Homeland Security Grant for Active Shooter Training.pdf

MOTION:   I may a motion to accept the terms of the State Homeland Security Program Grant not to exceed the amount of $6500. for Emergency Prepardness Exercises.

Public Hearing will be scheduled when grant is confirmed.

DRAFT 1 = Shows forwarding to the Heritage Commission only.

DRAFT 2 = Shows forwarding to the Heritage Commission and Recreation Commission only.

20230612 Metal Detecting BOS-DRAFT2_HC_Rec.docx
20230612 Metal Detecting BOS-DRAFT1_HC_only.docx
Application for Sign Use.pdf

Application to use Town Hall sign to advertise Strawberry Festival for Litchfield Community Church     6/17/23-6/25/23

Proposed Farmers Market Ordinance

Farmers Market Policy - Reviewed by Town Departments

See - Application with Health Standards

Copy of 2023 Farmers Market Application
Social Media Policy (2).pdf

Social Media Policy - Draft for Review

Litchfield Energy Sub-Committee -

Permission to Post on Website and have residents apply for appointment . Will send them the full volunteer application for your review.

Amendments to Hawkers/Peddlers Application, Ordinance and creation of an Internal Checklist

Applicants will apply at Office of Selectmen instead of PD.   Changes to PD background process. Addition of documents for Mobile Truck Permits.

All changes in Red.  Application will be online also.

2023 Hawkers & Peddler Application (4).pdf
_2023 Ordinance Hawkers, peddlers, vendors (3).pdf
2023 Hawkers & Peddler Internal Checklist.pdf
2023 Performance Evaluations.pdf

Performance Reviews - % of Increases

Budgeted $20,000

Analysis of existing staff at 3% comes to approx. $18K due to changes in personnel. Contracted and union employees would not be included.

Contract - Police Chief Recruitment Assistance 6-2-2023.pdf

Agreement for MRI - Hiring Process for new LPD Chief

MOTION :  I make a motion to approve the contract with Municipal Resources Inc. for the assistance with recruitment of the Litchfield Police Chief, in an amount not to exceed $7,500.

2023 SENH Haz Mat (1).pdf

Replaces Troy Brown - Meeting is Thursday , 6/15 - I will attend the Budget portion and the Fire Chiefs will meet on Haz Mat items.

 Annual Meeting of the Southeastern New Hampshire Hazardous Materials Mutual Aid District's Board of Directors and Operations Committee will be held on Thursday, June 22, 2023 at the Windham Fire Department.

Dinner will be at 6:00PM and the meeting will start at 6:30 PM. We must have a quorum in order to approve the District’s FY24 Operating Budget.  If you are not able to attend, you may send a representative with a proxy letter to vote in your place.


LFD and LPD Ice Cream Social.pdf
2023 Litchfield MAY 2023.pdf

May 2023 Report of Trust Funds

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program educates volunteers about disaster preparedness for the hazards that may occur where they live.

CERT is a positive and realistic approach to emergency and disaster situations where citizens may initially be on their own and their actions can make a difference. While people will respond to others in need without the training, one goal of the CERT program is to help them do so effectively and efficiently without placing themselves in unnecessary danger.

CERT trains volunteers in basic disaster response skills, such as:

he CERT Basic Training includes research-validated guidance for CERT programs to teach members what to do before, during and after the hazards their communities may face.  

The materials in the training include:

Hillsborough County Budget Public Hearing Notice.pdf

Notice of Public Hearing on County Budget for FY2024 

Increasing from 57,930,719 from taxes to 61,717,240 

Proposed Increase to  Litchfield  from 1,259,540 to 1,341,856  anticipate 3-4 cents on the tax rate

CPM Project Overview - Competitive and Equitable Compensation, A Study for the Town of Litchfield (1).pdf

May Report from the Trustees of Trust Funds



Motion to enter Non-Public pursuant to:

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. 

Recruitment Assistance Overview.pdf
Fire Chief Draft Contract 3 year 05-15-2023 clean version D. Nicoll