10.11.2023 BOS Agenda


Motion:  I make a motion to  approve the Minutes from the Board of Selectmen meeting on September 25, 2022


Formerly Social Media Policy - revised to Communications Policy

Tabled    09/25/2023

20230822 Communications Policy as amended by Legal (2).pdf
20230918 Metal Detecting BOS- DRAFT 2 (2).pdf

Metal Detection Ordinance, Tabled 6/12/2023  - Revised

Tabled 09/25/2023

$92,625.00, Naticook Excavation and Landscaping, LLC 

Approved by Recreation:

Motion: (A. Ruggles/ J. Brennen) Motion to accept the contract from that in the amount of $92,625 for the 2024 season. 

Discussion: Mr. Ames said that they had a very good experience with the quality of work from the vendor. They put in the 

well, which was successful and real asset to the Commission going forward.

Vote: (5-0-1) The motion carried. (Mr. Webber abstained)

Field Maintenance Proposal 2024.pdf
Litchfield Rec September 26.pdf

5 Hawkers and Peddlers Applications-  Power Home Remodeling  All passed background checks

Alec Drummond, Jonathan Chelson,

Lori Gordon (withdrawn),

John Ferrelli,  and Nicholas St. Jean (withdrawn)


Appointment of Fred French, of Litchfield to the Energy Committee  with a term to expire March 30, 2024

Application French - Energy Committee.pdf
Litchfield Brochure v2 (1).pdf

Approval of  the Community Power Survey on Recommendation of the Energy Committee

Proposed timeline for Energy Committee.pdf
Recreation Budget Proposed by Commission.pdf

2024 Proposed Budget Changes:

Recreation - initial prosed had $8,136 in requests not captured - see attached department proposed vs. Selectmen approved.

2024 Budget


We are asking for your approval of the hours for Halloween - Treat or Trick.  LPD recommends Tuesday, October 31st from 6-8 pm.  In addition, the Lions Club, is seeking permission for their annual Trick or Trick tailgate event here at Town Hall for all families during the same time, October 31st from 6-8 pm.  The Police and Fire Dept. have been notified.

Our very best wishes to Sargent Heath Savage, whose final shift with the Litchfield Police is today.

Fire Parade last Friday night was wonderful success - thank you to the Litchfield Fire Dept. and  to all who participated.

Join the Litchfield Fire Department for their open house this Saturday, October 14th from 1-4 pm.  Parking: -Bus shuttle from Sawmill Brook Park


-Interactive events for kids

-Fire truck rides

-Live demonstrations

-State of NH K-9

-Dhart Med helicopter

-Food and drinks

-Chili cookoff

 If you would like to sign up to be a member of the NEW LITCHFIELD CERT TEAM - attend the Fire Dept. Open house where more information will be available.                             

County of Hillsborough 2023 County Bill.pdf

In May, we were notified by the County that the 2024 Budget was estimated at $70,045,274, an increase of $12,114,555 over FY2023 .  They estimated this to be an increase of approx .21 per thousand.   The budget was approved at 65,186,546.  The Town's portion is 1,426,483.00 which is $166,943 more than last years proportion of $1,259,540.  We will have the final increase in the tax rate when rates are set by the NH DRA. 

2023 September Trust Funds

Trustee of the Trust Funds - August and September 2023

Trustee of the Trust Funds - August and September 2023

2023 September Trust Funds

Trustee of the Trust Funds - August and September 2023


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 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 the public body itself, unless 

such person requests an open meeting. This exemption shall extend to 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, II(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.