Springfield, N.H., Approves Restoration of Meetinghouse Roof

Valley News Staff Writer
Published: 3/18/2018 12:39:09 AM
Modified: 3/18/2018 12:41:02 AM

Springfield, n.h. — All warning articles passed handily during the floor portion of Springfield’s Town Meeting on Saturday morning, including the $1.3 million budget and outside spending requests to buy a self-contained breathing apparatus and repair the town meetinghouse roof.

“There was quite a bit of discussion about our bond,” Selectboard Chairman Leigh Callaway said afterward, referring to a $99,000 breathing apparatus for the Fire Department. “People wanted to know what that was.”

Nevertheless, the bond passed by paper ballot, 55-0. A $39,000 article for repairs to the town meetinghouse roof also passed without opposition, Callaway said.

The budget represents an $11,000 increase in gross spending but would mean about $20,000 less in the overall tax levy, officials said in budget documents. Outside articles decreased by about $55,000, too.

In balloted voting earlier in the week, Pixie Hill defeated Annette Granger, 186-22, to become town clerk, replacing Cynthia Anderson, who is retiring.

The town held a community reception for Anderson later on Saturday to celebrate her three decades in office.

A proposed zoning amendment to redefine what is considered a structure under local ordinances, including some kinds of electric generators and trailers passed.

Cody Patten and Peter Abair were the winners in a four-way race for two open seats on the Zoning Board.

Gregory Bruss won a library trustee election over Azra Karabegovic, 129-58.

Art Bobruff drew no opposition for a three-year School Board seat, and George McCusker faced no challenger for re-election to the Selectboard.

Rob Wolfe can be reached at rwolfe@vnews.com or at 603-727-3242.

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