Highlights of Proposed Town Budget for 2013

Final figures show 3.8% increase over 2012

By Vicky Mishcon, Andover Board of Selectmen

The Board of Selectmen and the Budget Committee will be presenting a single budget at Town Meeting this year. Many hours over several meetings were spent presenting information, discussing priorities, and working out, line by line, a budget that both groups could support and recommend to the voters. Salaries and Benefits The Selectmen and Budget […]

Candidates – Budget Committee: Ed Hiller

Candidates – Budget Committee: Ed Hiller

As an electrical engineer with three degrees, I worked mostly for the Raytheon Company in Massachusetts until I retired early in 1987. We bought our property in Andover in 1971. When I retired, we moved here permanently, and I joined the Budget Committee, where I served for 24 years. When I turned 80, I retired […]

New Check-In Policy for Town Meeting

Quick ballot votes, legal show-of-hands votes are the goal

By Carly Strathdee, Beacon intern

Town Moderator Dan Coolidge has set in place a new check-in policy for Town Meeting that has been adopted by many other New Hampshire towns to improve the legality of show-of-hand votes and to speed up ballot votes. The new policy will require Andover residents to get an Andover Voter Card and a set of […]

Town Meetings 2013

A Special Section of The Andover Beacon

Town Meetings 2013

This month, voters in Andover are called upon to make important decisions that will set our taxes and guide our town for the coming year. We’ll elect over a dozen of our neighbors to positions in Town and School District governing bodies, and we’ll close the books on 2012 with the annual Town Report. This […]

School District Warrant for March 4, 2013

$1,000 ≈ 75¢ When you go to Town Meeting and School District Meeting this year, remember this: For every $1,000 the meeting adds to (or subtracts from) the amount to be raised by taxes, it will add (or subtract) approximately 75¢ to (or from) the tax bill of a $200,000 property in Andover. Here are […]

Town Warrant for March 12, 2013

$1,000 ≈ 75¢ When you go to Town Meeting and School District Meeting this year, remember this: For every $1,000 the meeting adds to (or subtracts from) the amount to be raised by taxes, it will add (or subtract) approximately 75¢ to (or from) the tax bill of a $200,000 property in Andover. Here are […]

Andover Fire Department: March 2013

March weather tough to predict

By Rene Lefebvre, Chief, Andover Fire Department

March is the month of town meetings, where the amount of our next tax bill is decided, and it is the season of mud. Makes you wonder if there is some poetic relationship lurking there somewhere. March is also the season of melting snow and excess ground water. Along with the spring rain, are flooded […]

Fourth of July Committee Starts New Celebration Plans

By Judy Perreault, Fourth of July Committee

The Andover Fourth of July and Events Committee is making plans for the 71st annual Fourth of July celebration. The Quahog Fife and Drum band will be returning this year. We missed their appearance last year. Their period costumes and music add a very patriotic feeling to our parade. We are pleased that the New […]

Conservation Commission Minutes, January 10, 2013

Condensed from approved minutes

Present: Members Mary Anne Broshek, Larry Chase, Tina Cotton, Jason Dudek, Sandra Graves, Jerry Hersey, Nan Kaplan; guests Amanda Stone and Tim Fleury, UNH Cooperative Extension 1. With guests Amanda and Tim, members discussed how to proceed with the “Taking Action for Wildlife” project, using a step-by-step guide prepared by UNH Cooperative Extension Service. Focusing […]