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Canterbury: Office renovation up for vote

  • Canterbury's town office building originally was built around 1900, and the front portion was added in the 1980's. Now, the town wants to upgrade the oldest part of the building.


Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Hot topic: In order to renovate and partially rebuild the Sam Lake House town offices building, voters are being asked to take $218,000 in bonds or notes to help pay for the $400,000 project. Another $161,000 would come from the Sam Lake Capital Reserve and $21,000 from the Sam Lake Trust.

Budget: The proposed operating budget is $2.6 million, up from $2.5 million from last year.

Noteworthy articles: Voters will be asked to use $168,000 from the town’s unreserved fund balance to replace the Randall Road bridge. In addition, due to a 1975 error, voters will be asked to remove $7,900 from the Cemetery Improvement Account, to discontinue the account, and put the money in the Cemetery Perpetual Care Accounts. This article was included after the New Hampshire Attorney General instructed Canterbury to do so.

When and where: The town meeting will be held Friday at 7 p.m. at Canterbury Elementary School. 

Elodie Reed