Board of Selectmen Minutes, October 1, 2012

Condensed from approved minutes

Present: Chairperson Mishcon, Selectmen Gross and Danforth, Town Administrator Marjorie Roy Road Agent’s Report Chairperson Mishcon asked Road Agent Jon Champagne about the value of the Road Surface Management System program. Jon said the value is evident when Road Agents change; there is information to pass on. He also stated that the crack sealing program […]

Andover Budget Committee Meeting Schedule

All meetings are on Wednesdays in the Andover Town Hall at 7 PM. Nov 7:        Andover Fire East Andover Fire Andover Village District Nov 14:   Town – Police Town – EMS Town – Library Nov 28:    Town – Highway Town – Transfer Station Town – Recreation Dec 5:    Town Budget Dec 12:    School Budget […]

Fritz Wetherbee Comes To Andover

Fritz Wetherbee Comes To Andover

New Hampshire TV personality Fritz Wetherbee and videographer Paul Falco discuss the artistic and technical challenges of shooting a ghost segment at dusk in the Old Center Cemetery on Main Street. Andover Historical Society President Pat Cutter reminded Fritz that even though there are stories of ghosts in Old Center Cemetery, the stories aren’t true. […]

Town Clerk Busy With Election And Tax Bills

By By Joanna Sumner, Andover Town Clerk/Tax Collector

So much is happening here in November: an election, tax bills, and the upcoming holidays. Please remember that the Town Clerk’s office is very involved working at the polls on Election Day, November 6, and cannot be in the office. Our office will be closed on Tuesday, November 6, for the election; Monday, November 12, […]

Road Agent

By By Jon Champagne, Andover Road Agent

The town of Andover has lost a friend and so have I. As many of you may know, Lee Murray passed away recently. [Lee’s obituary appears on page ??.] Lee moved to town in 2004, after retiring as the road agent of New Boston. During his time in that position, he learned a lot about […]

Recycling Committee Plans December 1 Holiday Swap

By Janet Moore and Robin Boynton, Holiday Swap Shop Co-Chairs

The annual Holiday Swap Shop/Gift Exchange will be held on Saturday, December 1, in the AE/MS gym from approximately 8:30 AM to 2 PM. Items for the Exchange may be dropped off at the school in the main lobby on Friday, November 30, or you may bring them in the morning of December 1. This […]

Legislature Drops $62,000 Bomb On Andover School District

By Bill Bardsley, Andover Budget Committee

The state cut its contribution to the New Hampshire Retirement System, leaving $62,000 to be paid by the Andover School District for the 2011-2012 fiscal year that just ended June 30. This action was reported to the Andover Budget Committee at an October joint meeting with the Andover School Board and SAU administrators. The $62,000 […]

Selectmen Plan SSR, Dual Trash Hoppers For Transfer Station

By Jim Danforth, Board of Selectmen

Solid waste disposal costs have been relatively constant for the past five years, while recycling revenue has been fluctuating and is currently underperforming, though still reducing waste disposal costs to our town. Currently, Andover is paying about $65 a ton or about $64,000 a year in tipping fees (984 tons per year). The Selectmen have […]

Improvements To Town Communications Are In The Works

By Jim Danforth, Board of Selectmen

Starting in 2013, residents will be able to contact all elected and appointed town officials by phone and e-mail. The Board of Selectmen has authorized a new Web-based phone system for the Town offices that will reduce cost and provide all departments, officials, and committees with individual extensions. As the new phone system requires all […]