Cyan Magenta Yellow Black Page 14 February 2018 Webster Town News To My Webster Friends and Neighbors, The Solar Array is now complete, ready to be connected to the grid, and ready to produce electricity, even here in the midst of the middle of winter. This is a big win for this Town. Bonus? Webster now has a much better system than originally agreed upon, and for no additional costs. Energy Committee members should be thanked for all of the time and effort they have put into bringing this to our Town. Those members are: Marty Bender, Dee Blake, Jere Buckley, Tricia Ilaqua, and Ron Leland. At the January 2, 2018 Select Board meeting, the following statement was read: “Mr. Liberatore's contract was declared null and void by the Select Board as a result of his failure to secure certification from New Hampshire Police Standards and Training Council, and he is no longer the police chief in the Town of Webster.” The Select Board continues to work with Lt. Mitchell to ensure continuation of the police and public safety services residents count on. The Select Board has been working on crafting next year's budget proposals to take to Town Meeting. At this writing, the budget shows, once again, spending proposals that equal the amount raised by taxes last year and should not raise tax rates this year. Budgets often show priorities. Here are some priorities included in this budget. The Merrimack Valley Voice February 01, 2018 1, The Select Board supports all employees and volunteers. The Town is, after all, a service business. It's the work done by people that makes this Town work. It's not computers or papers, though those help, it's people. 2, The Select Board does not pit one department against another. Everyone has parts to play in Town. Let's recognize that. 3, For the last 4 years, Webster's overall taxes have stayed the same or gone slightly down. Very few other small New Hampshire towns can make that same claim for so many years. Capital Improvements Program Committee members have concluded the majority of their work for now, and have presented their work and recommendations to the Select Board. This review will help the Town to spread out major expenditures over multiple years as opposed to hitting all at once. This will lead to keeping tax impacts and spikes small or not at all. A special thank you goes out to committee members: Sue Rauth, Roger Becker, Dorothy Bourque, Barbara Corliss, Paul King, and Susan Roman. Master Plan work is up next. This will aid Town Boards in designing ordinances that preserve and enhance the quality of life in Webster, and the vision deemed desirable by the Towns residents. Care to take part? Once started, this will be a quick 6 month commitment. It will not be ongoing. Please send your name to Therese Larson, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 648-2272. The Public Hearing on the Budget is scheduled for Thursday, February 8, starting at 6:30 pm. This will be a preview of the Select Board's proposed budget which will be taken to Town Meeting. Please attend, learn first hand what the Select Board is proposing, and share your thoughts. As a bonus you might be able to meet the candidates running for elected positions. Also, please mark your calendars for Town Meeting voting for elected officials on Tuesday, March 13, and Town Meeting business meeting on Saturday, March 17. Select Board meetings for February will take place on Mondays, February 12 and 26 starting at 6:30 pm. As always, please feel free to contact me with questions, comments, or concerns. Best contact is bjohnson@ webster-nh.gov. See you soon. Bruce Johnson Webster Selectman LIBRARY NEWS: FEBRUARY Webster Library News LIBRARY HOURS: Sunday Noon-4PM; Monday 1-8PM; Wednesday 9AM- 8PM. Have a question, or need to renew a book? Call 648-2706, email email@example.com, or check out our web page at www.webster-nh.gov. CLOSED MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19 FOR PRESIDENTS’ DAY. SOMETHING TO DO WITH THE KIDS: For something to do during winter vacation (or anytime) pick up a free pass to the SEE Science Center in Manchester—lots of hands-on activities. Or, try out the Currier Museum of Art (also in in Manchester) with your older kids. FREE FRIDAY MOVIE: Just in time for Black History Month we offer Marshall, a courtroom drama in which Thurgood Marshall (later to be a Supreme Court Justice) defended a black chauffer at a time and place of racism and anti-Semitism. Join us in the meeting room next to the library on Friday, February 16 at 7 PM. Free popcorn!
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