Article 9


Shall the Town vote to raise and appropriate as an operating budget, not including  appropriations by special warrant articles and other appropriations voted separately, the amounts set forth on the budget posted with the warrant or as amended by vote of the first session, for the purposes set forth herein, totaling $9,381,494? Should this article be defeated, the default budget shall be $9,012,352 which is the same as last year, with certain adjustments required by previous action of the Town or by law; or the governing body may hold one special meeting in accordance with RSA 40:13, X and XVI, to take up the issue of a revised operating budget only. ($9,447,087 approved by Selectmen)  ($9,381,494 approved by Budget Committee)

 

2006 BOS

BudCom

Dept

Recommend

Recommend

Assessor

$91,157

$91,157

Board of Adjustment

$3,466

$3,466

Budget Committee

$2,520

$2,520

Cable Department

$62,048

$60,467

Cemetery

$120,913

$119,113

Conservation Committee

$12,670

$7,670

Debt Service Interest

$302,240

$302,240

Debt Service Principal

$433,294

$433,294

Elections

$21,459

$21,459

Emergency Management

$952

$952

Fire Department

$1,256,278

$1,256,278

Health Officer

$4,250

$4,250

Health Services

$44,965

$44,965

Highway Maintenance

$841,310

$840,310

Human Services

$45,875

$40,025

Insurance

$1,231,706

$1,231,706

Legal

$90,000

$85,000

Library

$227,330

$225,223

Parks & Recreation

$364,406

$364,406

Planning Board

$14,981

$14,981

Planning Dept

$214,419

$208,849

Police Department

$2,089,038

$2,089,038

Retirement

$415,878

$415,878

Selectmen Expenses

$358,193

$323,193

Senior Center

$65,924

$65,924

Tax Collector

$85,469

$85,469

Town Buildings

$387,188

$384,588

Town Celebrations

$8,500

$8,500

Town Clerk

$94,469

$94,469

Transfer

$548,639

$548,639

Treasurer

$7,500

$7,415

Trust Funds

$50

$50

 

$9,447,087

$9,382,281


Status

Originator Board of Selectmen
Board of Selectmen 5-0-0
Budget Committee 10-0-0
Town Meeting The legislative body present at the Deliberative Session approved an amendment to increase the Planning Department's budget by $787 to fund a recording secretary for the CIP Committee.

Voter's Guide Explanation

This Warrant provides the Board of Selectmen and Budget Committee recommended town operating budget for 2006. Also included, in accordance with state regulations, is the compliant default budget, which would be in effect should the electorate reject the recommended budget.  Review of the recommended 2006 budget versus the 2005 operating budget shows a net increase of 9.5%. Included in this growth are approximately 5.2% of contractual obligations resulting from existing contracts.

The remaining 4.3% represents some restoration of services and supplies deferred or omitted from the default budget passed by the voters last March 2005 and some effects of inflation on services and supplies, most notably fuel for all departments and raw materials required for highway maintenance.

As review shows, the Board of Selectmen effected $166,504 in cuts from the requested budget and the Budget Committee reduced the budget further by $64,806, all of which represents a total of  $231,310 or a 2.4% reduction from departmental requests.

Voter approval of the recommended budget will enable the town to provide services and supplies consistent with voter expectations, as well as, satisfy public safety considerations.


Backup Data


NOTICE

PUBLIC HEARING

2006  BUDGET

JANUARY 10, 2006

A PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD AT SHERBURNE HALL, PELHAM MUNICIPAL COMPLEX, 6 VILLAGE GREEN, PELHAM, NH AT 7:15 P.M. ON JANUARY 10, 2006 TO HEAR THE PROPOSED 2006 BUDGET.  

Proposed 2006 Town Operating Budget

  2005 2006 Requested  2006 BOS BOS  BudCom BudCom
Series Dept Default  Default Budget Recommend Reduction Recommend Reduction
113 Assessor $505,742 $59,238 $98,157 $91,157 ($7,000) $91,157 $0
204 Board  of Adjustment $3,185 $3,466 $3,466 $3,466 $0 $3,466 $0
105 Budget Committee $2,457 $2,457 $2,520 $2,520 $0 $2,520 $0
122 Cable Department $56,527 $57,141 $63,788 $62,048 ($1,740) $60,467 ($1,581)
900 Cemetary $104,051 $107,972 $120,913 $120,913 $0 $119,113 ($1,800)
108 Conservation Committee $9,659 $9,659 $14,270 $12,670 ($1,600) $7,670 ($5,000)
1001 Debt Service Interest $212,190 $302,240 $302,240 $302,240 $0 $302,240 $0
1002 Debt Service Principal $303,500 $433,294 $433,294 $433,294 $0 $433,294 $0
110 Elections $22,750 $23,509 $21,459 $21,459 $0 $21,459 $0
208 Emergency Management $942 $942 $952 $952 $0 $952 $0
202 Fire Department $1,094,019 $1,231,240 $1,279,695 $1,256,278 ($23,417) $1,256,278 $0
300 Health Officer $4,100 $4,100 $4,250 $4,250 $0 $4,250 $0
302 Health Services $42,920 $42,920 $44,965 $44,965 $0 $44,965 $0
400 Highway Maintenance $833,353 $796,949 $861,454 $841,310 ($20,144) $840,310 ($1,000)
600 Human Services $30,025 $30,025 $50,875 $45,875 ($5,000) $40,025 ($5,850)
206 Insurance $1,048,596 $1,231,706 $1,246,306 $1,231,706 ($14,600) $1,231,706 $0
207 Legal $75,000 $75,000 $85,000 $90,000 $5,000 $85,000 ($5,000)
500 Library $218,211 $218,211 $227,330 $227,330 $0 $225,223 ($2,107)
800 Parks & Recreation $274,753 $280,507 $364,406 $364,406 $0 $364,406 $0
205 Planning Board $13,720 $13,981 $14,981 $14,981 $0 $14,981 $0
106 Planning Dept $189,689 $195,231 $214,619 $214,419 ($200) $208,849 ($5,570)
200 Police Department $1,761,226 $1,981,677 $2,185,776 $2,089,038 ($96,738) $2,089,038 $0
114 Retirement $331,239 $415,248 $415,248 $415,878 $630 $415,878 $0
101 Selectmen Expenses $293,681 $317,080 $358,193 $358,193 $0 $323,193 ($35,000)
803 Senior Center $62,952 $64,856 $66,074 $65,924 ($150) $65,924 ($0)
103 Tax Collector $68,886 $72,059 $85,469 $85,469 $0 $85,469 $0
112 Town Buildings $360,210 $362,210 $388,188 $387,188 ($1,000) $384,588 ($2,600)
700 Town Celebrations $7,030 $7,030 $9,045 $8,500 ($545) $8,500 $0
102 Town Clerk $96,665 $106,781 $94,469 $94,469 $0 $94,469 $0
304 Transfer $531,529 $558,028 $548,639 $548,639 $0 $548,639 $0
104 Treasurer $7,500 $7,500 $7,500 $7,500 $0 $7,415 ($85)
107 Trust Funds $95 $95 $50 $50 $0 $50 $0
Totals   $8,566,402 $9,012,352 $9,613,591 $9,447,087 ($166,504) $9,382,281 ($65,593)
  Growth   5.2% 12.2% 10.3% -1.7% 9.5% -0.7%