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Full text of "Annual report of the Town of Charlestown, New Hampshire"

2008 







C ° Wer Design by Jill and Tjm Hanson Charleston** 



Town of Charlestown 
New Hampshire 



DEDICATION 




The Selectboard has decided to dedicate the 2008 Town Report to James Aldrich. Jim's 
presence will surely be missed at the Transfer Station and the Board would like to thank Jim for 
his nine plus years of dedicated service to the Town of Charlestown. 

Jim came to work for the Town after driving tractor trailer trucks for 25 years. When that 
business closed, Jim started his career at the Charlestown Transfer Station. His knowledge and 
continuing education to remain a Level Four operator at the Transfer Station has been a great 
asset to the Town. Jim's wife, Faye, has expressed his continued enjoyment working for the 
Town and with its residents. 



Jim is hoping to spend his retirement years by enjoying time with his grandchildren. He and 
Faye have started an internet based antique business. Retirement will allow him to devote more 
time to the business and attend more flea markets to collect antiques and prepare them for resale 
on the internet. More free time will also allow Jim to help care for his father-in-law who 
recently moved back to New Hampshire. 

The Board would like to express their deepest appreciation for Jim's dedication and 
dependability over the years, and wish him the very best in his future endeavors'. 



ANNUAL REPORTS 

Of the Selectboard 

And 
Other Town Officers 

CHARLESTOWN, N.H. 




For the Year Ending 
December 3 1,2008 



"The Town of Charlestown prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national 
origin, age. disability, and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, 
genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal, or because all or a part of an individual's income is derived from any public 
assistance program. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) The Town of Charlestown is an equal opportunity 
provider and employer." 



TABLE OF CONTENTS 

Abatements ■ • 28 

Ambulance Department 60 

Auditor* s Report 24 

Births 66 

Budget 2009 11 

Building Inspector/Health Officer 59 

Cemetery Department 65 

Comparative Statement of Appropriations & Expenditures 20 

Conservation Commission 53 

Deaths 67 

Department of Revenue Administration - 2008 Tax Rate 19 

Detailed Statement of Expenditures 35 

Fire Department 61 

General Fund Balance Sheet 21 

Health & Human Services 64 

Heritage Commission 55 

Historical Society 54 

Home Health Care, Hospice & Community Services 63 

Librarian's Report 52 

Library Trustees' Report 49 

Library Trustees Treasurer's Report 50 

M arriages 69 

Office Hours/Meeting Dates/Holiday Schedules 03 

Planning Board 58 

Police Department 62 

Recreation Committee 57 

Schedule of Town Owned Property 23 

Selectboard 01 

Statement of Debt 22 

Summary Inventory of Valuation 13 

Tax Collector 26 

Town Clerk 25 

Town Meeting 2008 Minutes 14 

Town Meeting 2009 Deliberative Session 10 

Town Officers & Committees 04 

Town Warrant - 2009 07 

Treasurer's Report 31 

Tree Committee 56 

Trustees of Trust Funds 44 

Wastewater Department 74 

Water Department 72 

Water/Wastewater Fund Balance Sheet 76 

Water/Wastewater Superintendent's Report 77 



REPORT OF THE SELECTBOARD 

Despite the economic challenges we have all faced, 2008 was another busy and what we believe 
to be a productive year for the Selectboard. 

The Town has seen considerable success in obtaining grant funding for a number of important 
projects including: 

• a $500,000 Community Development Block Grant to replace waterlines into the existing 
CEDA Industrial Park and the construction of a new road and utilities into CEDA's new 
Gristmill Industrial Park, 

• replacement of windows and other renovations in the Library with a $19,000 grant from 
USD A Rural Development, 

• a $100,000 grant from the Safe Routes to School Program which will allow the Town to 
construct a new sidewalk on East Street Extension from Paris Avenue to the Primary 
School along with new signage and in school programs that will encourage school 
children to walk or bike to school safely, 

• a $21,000 USDA Rural Development Grant that funded the purchase and installation of a 
new grinder pump at the Old Springfield Road sewer pump station. 

We wish to thank the Town staff for their efforts in bringing these much need dollars to 
Charlestown. Looking forward, we are hopeful that additional grant funding will be 
forthcoming, especially from the Economic Stimulus package which, as we write this, is 
currently making its way through Congress. 

On the public safety front, the Board adopted an ordinance, with support from the State 
Department of Transportation, which prohibits passing on the right along Main Street. The 
Board had reports from numerous residents regarding "near misses" involving both vehicles and 
pedestrians when motorists attempt to pass on the right where the vehicle in front of them stops 
to make a turn. The Board responded with an Ordinance addressing what has become a serious 
safety issue. New signs will be erected shortly warning motorists that passing on the right is 
prohibited and substantial fines will be imposed for violation. 

Another public safety project was undertaken to enhance New Hampshire's E-91 1 systems. The 
N.H. Bureau of Emergency Communications is mapping out the Town using a GPS coordinate 
system, locating driveway entrances and fire hydrant locations. This has been done in response to 
the increasing number of residents who rely solely on cellular phones and have no land lines, 
making it more difficult to locate them when placing an emergency call. The Town and its 
emergency services will be provided with copies of the mapping products at no cost to the Town. 

With voter approval, a new truck was purchased for transportation of solid waste from the 
Transfer Station to the final disposal sites. There were improvements to the recycling area and in 
the near future a new building will be put in place for the re-use of clothing and books. At the 
request of several residents, the Board has implemented a recycle sticker for Town residents who 
want to use the facility solely for recycling purposes. The new sticker, with a fee of only $5.00 
is good for two years of use. Like the regular Transfer Station stickers, the "Recycling Only" 
stickers can be purchased at the Selectboard Office (bring your car registration). Regrettably, the 
Board has also said goodbye to Jim Aldrich who has worked at the Transfer Station for many 
years. We appreciate his dedicated service and wish him the best for the future 



The Board would like to thank all the residents who gave there time to serve on the Town's 
many Boards and Committees. Without them our job would be much more difficult. The 
Charlestown Rotary also deserves a special word of thanks for their efforts and funds on behalf 
of the Town, especially in the on-going improvements to the Town Hall 

Looking toward 2009, the Selectboard has made a concerted effort to present voters with a level 
funded budget proposal resulting in no increase to the town's portion of the tax rate. It was a 
difficult decision,- but the Board decided in light of the economy we had keep the interests of the 
taxpayers foremost in developing the budget. Thank you to all the employees and department 
heads for their cooperation and sacrifice in this difficult time. 

For the first time in many years voters will note that the recommendations of the Selectboard and 
Finance Committee do not appear on several warrant articles and ballot questions, including the 
budget, as result of a recent statewide ruling on this practice by the Attorney General's office. 
The Board however wishes to make its support for these articles clear; including the budget, the 
plans for a new Police Station and a lease-purchase plan for a new fire truck as opposed to 
conventional bonding. 



OFFICIAL OFFICE HOURS/MEETING DATES 

SELECTMEN'S OFFICE (Bakery Building) 

Weekdays: 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M., except holidays Tel. 826-4400 

MEETINGS: first and third Wednesday, 7:00 P.M. Fax 826-3709 

TOWN CLERK/TAX COLLECTOR'S OFFICE 

Monday: 8:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. and 1:30 to 6:00 P.M. Tel. 826-5821 

Tuesday through Friday: 8:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. and 

1:30 to 4:00 P.M., except holidays - Library/Municipal Bldg 

BUILDING DEPARTMENT (Bakery Building) 

Monday and Wednesday: 1 :00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M. and 

4:30 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. Tel. 826-4400 

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (Library/Municipal Bldg) 

Tuesday and Thursday: 8:30 A.M. to 1 :00 P.M. Tel. 826-5266 

Other days on-call: 1-800-894-8400 

PLANNING BOARD OFFICE (Bakery Building, downstairs) 

Monday through Friday: 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Tel. 826-5368 

MEETINGS: first and third Tuesday, 7:00 P.M. Fax 826-3709 

TRANSFER STATION 

Tuesday through Saturday: 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. Tel. 826-3201 

Wednesday: 9:30 A.M. to 6: 00 P.M. 

CONSERVATION COMMISSION (Community Room) 

Third Monday of each month: 7:00 P.M. 

RECREATION COMMITTEE (Town Hall) 

First Tuesday of each month: 7:00 P.M. 



EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBERS 

Police, Ambulance and Fire - 911 

(Police Department - non-emergency -326-5747) 

2009 HOLIDAY SCHEDULE 

Thursday January 1 - New Years Day Monday September 7 - Labor Day 

Friday January 2 - Day after New Years Thursday November 26 - Thanksgiving Day 

Monday May 25 - Memorial Day Friday November 27 - Day after Thanksgiving 

Friday July 3 - Independence Day Friday December 25 - Christmas Day 



TOWN OFFICERS & COMMITTEES 



Selectmen 



Brenda Ferland 
Jon LeClair 
Steven Neill 



Health & Human Services Community Alliance 



Chief of Police 
Animal Control Officer 
Treasurer 



Edward C. Smith 
Police Dept 
Joan Kuncik 



Town Clerk/Tax Collector Debra J. Clark 



Office Manager 

Health Officer 

Building Inspector/ 
Deputy Health Officer 



Jessica Dennis 
Patricia Henderson 
Bud Von Ahnen Jr. 



Deputy Building Inspector Jon LeClair 

Moderator Albert St. Pierre 

Supervisors of Checklist Alissa Bascom 

Joan Kuncik 
Patricia Pickul 

Administrative Assistant to Selectboard/ 
Planning & Zoning Administrator 

David M. Edkins 

Highway Supervisor Keith Weed 

Water/Wastewater Supervisor David Duquette 



Trustees of Trust Funds 



Cemetery Trustees 



Librarian 
Assistant Librarian 
Librarv Trustees 



Ernest Parsons 
Curt Clough 
Barbara M. Jones 

Anton Zutter 
Victoria Sargent 
Aare lives 

Sandra Perron 

Holly Shaw 

Diana Bushway - V. Chair 

Sheila Beck -Sec. 

Jaqueline Kasprzak 

Donna Campbell 



2009 
2010 
2011 



Appointed 
Appointed 
2009 
2011 
Appointed 
Appointed 
Appointed 

Appointed 

2011 

2009 
2012 
2014 

Appointed 

Appointed 

Appointed 

2009 
2010 
2011 

2009 
2010 
2011 

Appointed 
Appointed 
2009 
2009 
2009 
2009 



TOWN OFFICERS & COMMITTEES 



Trustees-Medical 
Association 



Fire Chief 
Ambulance Director 
Emergency Mgt. Dir. 



Eric Lutz, Chair 
Robin Forsaith, Trea. 
James Fowler 

John Murray 
Eric Lutz 
Kenneth Place 

Gary Stoddard 

Jerry Beaudry 

Charles Baraly 



2010 
2011 
2011 

2009 
2010 
2011 

2009 

Appointed 

Appointed 



Conservation Commission 



Alternates: 



Finance Committee 



Recreation Committee 



Steve Neill 
Dick Holmes - Chair 
Travis Royce 
James Fowler 
Gary Bascom 
Charles St. Pierre 
Woodrow Prouty 
Ann Tarmey 

David Richardson, Chair 
Richard St. Pierre 
Emmy Green 
Susan Laware 
Judith Baraly 
Robert Beaudry 
Patricia Royce 
Thomas Minickiello 
Robert Davis 

David Mix 

Shaun Chase, Asst. Dir. 
Robert Stoddart (resigned) 
Scott Bushway 
Lynne Fisk, Sec. 
Scott Hagland, Chair 
Kelly Stoddart (resigned) 
Carol McShane 
Jessica Hagland 



Ex-Officio 
2009 
2009 
2010 

2010 
2011 
2011 
2010 

2009 
2009 
2009 
2010 
2010 
2010 
2011 
2011 
2009 

2009 
2009 
2009 
2010 
2010 
2011 
2011 
2009 
2009 



Recreation Director 



William MacDonald 



Appointed 



TOWN OFFICERS & COMMITTEES 



Highway Advisory 
Board 



David A. Richardson 
Barry Metcalf 
Bruce Putnam - Chair 
Thomas Minickiello 
Frank McKane 
Cedric Fisk 



2009 
2009 
2010 
2010 
2011 
2009 



Planning Board 



Brenda Ferland 

Sharon Francis Vice Chair 

Patricia Royce 

Doug Ring 

Kenneth Moore 

Robert Frizzell - Chair 

Eric Lutz 



Ex-officio 
2009 
2009 
2010 
2010 
2011 
2011 



Alternates: 



Andrew Jellie 
Herb Greenwood 
Linda Stewart 



2009 
2009 
2010 



Zoning Board of 
Adjustment 



Alternates: 



Kenneth Place - Chair 
Terri Fisk - Vice Chair 
Barbara Jones, Sec 
Kenneth Arkell 
Andy Jellie 
Patricia Cormack 
Harold Ames 
Roger Thibodeau 



2009 
2009 
2010 
2010 
2011 
2009 
2010 
2011 



STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE 

TOWN OF CHARLESTOWN 

2009 ANNUAL TOWN MEETING WARRANT 

TO THE INHABITANTS OF THE TOWN OF CHARLESTOWN, NEW HAMPSHIRE 
who are qualified to vote in Town affairs, 

TAKE NOTICE AND BE WARNED that the First and Second Sessions of the Annual Town 
Meeting of the Town of Charlestown, New Hampshire, will be held on Wednesday, February 
4, 2009 commencing at 6:30 P.M. in the Town Hall at 19 Summer Street and on Tuesday, 
March 10, 2009 commencing at 8:00 A.M. in the Community Room at the Silsby 
Library/Municipal Building. At the second session, voting, on all warrant articles will be by 
Official Ballot commencing at 8:00 A.M. and concluding at 7:00 P.M. unless the Town Meeting 
votes to keep the polls open to a later time. 

ARTICLE 1. To elect the necessary Town Officers for their respective terms. 



ARTICLE 2. Are you in favor of the adoption of Amendment No. 1 as proposed by the 
planning board for the town zoning ordinance as follows: Adds certain segments of the Little 
Sugar River, Jabe Meadow Brook, Beaver Brook and Clay Brook to the streams subject to the 
provisions of the Comprehensive Shoreland Protection Act as provided in RSA 483-B. 



ARTICLE 3. Are you in favor of the adoption of Amendment No. 2 as proposed by the 
planning board for the town zoning ordinance as follows: Regulates the long-term occupancy of 
recreational vehicles and campers. 



ARTICLE 4. Are you in favor of the adoption of the Small Wind Energy Systems Ordinance as 
proposed by the planning board to establish a permitting process to accommodate small wind 
energy systems under RSA 674:66 while protecting public health, safety and welfare? (If this 
Ordinance is passed by the voters, it will take effect on July 1 1 , 2009 and be administered by the 
local building inspector.) 



ARTICLE 5. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $595,000 for the 
purpose of constructing and equipping a new Police Station at the site of the existing Fire 
Station. Of said sum, $100,000 is to be appropriated from fund balance, not to be raised through 
new taxation. The remainder of said sum ($495,000) is to be raised through the issuance of 
serial bonds or notes under and in compliance with the provisions of the Municipal Finance Act 
(RSA 33:1 et seq. as amended). And further to authorize the Selectboard to issue and negotiate 
such bonds or notes and to determine the rate of interest thereon, and to take such other actions 
as may be necessary to effect the issuance, negotiation, sale and delivery of such bonds or notes 
as shall be in the best interest of the Town of Charlestown; and furthermore, to authorize the 
Selectboard to apply for, accept, and expend such state, federal and private grant funds, if any 
there be, to assist in the funding of this project. (3/5 ballot vote required) 

The Selectboard recommends this appropriation. 

The Finance Committee recommends this appropriation. 



ARTICLE 6. To see if the Town will vote to accept the reports of the various Town Officers 
and to take proper action thereon. 



ARTICLE 7. To see if the Town will 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 the first session, 
for the purposes set forth therein, the sum of $3,955,090 which represents $3,318,126 for the 
Town operating budget, $337,450 for the Water Fund operating budget and $299,514 for the 
Sewer Fund operating budget. 

Should this article be defeated, the default operating budget shall be $3,920,407 which is the 
same as last year's budget*, 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. 

The default budget represents $3,305,396 for the Town operating budget, $309,925 for the 
Water Fund operating budget, and $305,086 for the Sewer Fund operating budget. 

NOTE: This warrant article (operating budgets) does not include appropriations in ANY other 
warrant article. 



ARTICLE 8. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Selectboard to enter into a ten year 
lease-purchase agreement for the purpose of leasing a Pierce Combination Pumper for the Fire 
Department and to raise and appropriate the sum of $64,000 as the first annual payment for this 
lease. Future annual lease payments would remain at approximately $64,000. Upon completion 
of the lease, the Town of Charlestown will own the equipment outright. This lease contains an 
escape clause allowing the Town to terminate the lease if a future Town Meeting does not 
appropriate the annual lease payment. (Majority vote required.) 



ARTICLE 9. To see if the Town will vote, by special warrant article, to raise and appropriate 
the sum of $4,300 for the continuation of the "on-demand" transportation services provided by 
the Community Alliance of Human Services and on-call service to medical appointments outside 
of Sullivan County provided by the American Red Cross. 

The Selectboard recommends this appropriation. 

The Finance Committee recommends this appropriation. 



ARTICLE 10. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate, by special warrant article, 
the sum of $1,000 to be placed in the Capital Reserve Fund established at the 2005 annual Town 
Meeting for the purpose of compiling an updated Town History. 

The Selectboard recommends this appropriation. 

The Finance Committee recommends this appropriation. 



ARTICLE 11. To see if the Town will vote, by special warrant article, to raise and appropriate 
the sum of $6,000 to provide rental assistance for the Charlestown branch of the Fall Mountain 
Food Shelf. 

The Selectboard recommends this appropriation. 

The Finance Committee recommends this appropriation. 



ARTICLE 12. To see if the Town will vote, by special warrant article, to raise and appropriate 
the sum of $10,000 to be jointly administered by the Selectboard and Recreation Committee to 
support the continued participation of Charlestown children, adults, families and seniors in the 
services, programs and facilities at the Southern Vermont Recreation Center in Springfield, 
Vermont. (By Petition) 

The Selectboard does not recommend this appropriation. 

The Finance Committee does not recommend this appropriation. 



ARTICLE 13. To see if the Town will vote, under RSA 674:5, to authorize the Selectboard to 
appoint a Capital Improvements Program Committee to prepare and amend a program of 
municipal capital improvements projected over at least six years solely to aid the Selectboard and 
Finance Committee in their preparation of the annual budget. The Committee shall consist of 
two (2) Planning Board members, two (2) Finance Committee members one (1) Highway 
Advisory Board member and one (1) Selectboard member. 



ARTICLE 14. Shall the Town vote to adopt the provisions of RSA 36-A:4-a, 1(b) to authorize 
the conservation commission to expend funds for contributions to "qualified organizations' for 
the purchase of property interests, or facilitating transactions related thereto, where the property 
interest is to be held by the qualified organization and the town will retain no interest in the 
property? 



ARTICLE 15. Shall the Town vote to adopt the provisions of RSA 36-A:4-a, 1(a) to authorize 
the conservation commission to expend funds to purchase interests in land outside the boundaries 
of our municipality, subject to the approval of the governing body, where it is determined that 
such a purchase would have direct and tangible benefits to the Town of Charlestown? 



ARTICLE 16. To transact any other business that may legally come before the meeting. 

Given under our hands and seal this 2 1 st day of January 2009. 

Charlestown Selectboard 

Brenda Ferland 
Jon B. LeClair 

Steven A. Neill 



TOWN DELIBERATIVE MEETING 
CHARLESTOWN, NEW HAMPSHIRE 

February 4, 2009 

To the inhabitants of The Town of Charlestown, New Hampshire who are qualified to vote in Town 
affairs. 

Take Notice and be warned that the First and Second Sessions of the Annual Town Meeting of the 
Town of Charlestown, New Hampshire, will be held on Wednesday, February 4, 2009 commencing at 
6:30 P.M. in the Town Hall at 19 Summer Street and on Tuesday, March 10, 2009 commencing at 8:00 
A.M. in the Community Room at the Silsby Library/Municipal Building. At the second session, voting, on 
all warrant articles will be by Official Ballot commencing at 8:00 A.M. and concluding at 7:00 P.M. unless 
the Town Meeting votes to keep the polls open to a later time. 

Moderator Albert St. Pierre called the meeting to order at 6:30 PM and lead us in the reciting of the 
Pledge of Allegiance. He introduced the town officials at the head table, as well as himself. He went 
through his rules for the meeting stating they were not necessarily Robert's Rules and his last ruling was 
"be nice". Albert welcomed the two reporters from the local papers. He then read the opening paragraphs 
of the warrant and commenced with the articles. 



ARTICLE 1 
ARTICLE 2 
ARTICLE 3 
ARTICLE 4 
ARTICLE 5 
ARTICLE 6 
ARTICLE 7 
ARTICLE 8 
ARTICLE 9 
ARTICLE 10 
ARTICLE 1 1 
ARTICLE 12 
ARTICLE 13 
ARTICLE 14 
ARTICLE 15 
ARTICLE 16 



No discussion as this article is automatically on the ballot. 
No discussion as this article is automatically on the ballot. 
No discussion as this article is automatically on the ballot. 
No discussion as this article is automatically on the ballot. 

Presented and seconded as read with the Moderator closing consideration after discussions. 
Presented and seconded as read with the Moderator closing consideration after discussions. 
Presented and seconded as read with the Moderator closing consideration after discussions. 
Presented and seconded as read with the Moderator closing consideration after discussions. 
Presented and seconded as read with the Moderator closing consideration after discussions. 
Presented and seconded as read with the Moderator closing consideration after discussions. 
Presented and seconded as read with the Moderator closing consideration after discussions. 
Presented and seconded as read with the Moderator closing consideration after discussions. 
Presented and seconded as read with the Moderator closing consideration after discussions. 
Presented and seconded as read with the Moderator closing consideration after discussions. 
Presented and seconded as read with the Moderator closing consideration after discussions. 
Fred Poisson brought to our attention that former selectboard member James Sauchuk had 
recently died and asked for a moment of silence. 



The deliberative meeting was adjourned by the Moderator at 8:05 PM. 



A true copy, Attest: 

Debra J. Clark 
Charlestown Town Clerk 



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BUDGET FOR 2009 





BUDGET 2008 


ACTUAL 2008 


BUDGET 2009 


GENERAL GOVERNMENT 








Executive 


1 1 9,999 


121,396 


120,034 


Election Reg. & Vital 


5,026 


5,458 


2,261 


Financial Administration 


242,485 


236.228 


243,253 


Legal Expense 


7,500 


6,225 


7,000 


Planning & Zoning 


49,734 


47,940 


49,666 


General Government Buildings 


173,093 


152,751 


154,094 


Cemeteries 


85,000 


87,627 


84,159 


Insurance 


46,000 


42,085 


46,000 


Advertising & Reg. Assoc 


10,789 


10,738 


13,507 


Total General Government 


739,626 


710,448 


719,974 


PUBLIC SAFETY 









Police Department 
Ambulance 
Fire Department 
Building Inspection 
Emergency Management 
Total Public Safety 



605,177 


603,501 


611,291 


84,457 


75,277 


84,477 


121,566 


145,686 


122,615 


15,419 


15,714 


15,741 


750 


603 


750 



827,369 



840,781 



834,874 



PUBLIC WORKS 








Highways & Streets 


1,046,429 


1,035,828 


1,069,671 


Street Lighting 


27,000 


30,422 


31,000 


Trees 


2,000 


1,860 


1,500 


Solid Waste Disposal 


319,057 
1,394,486 


297,915 


309,306 


Total Public Works 


1,366,025 


1,411,477 


HEALTH & WELFARE 








Pest Control 


1,650 


217 


1,000 


Health Agencies 


46,612 


46,456 


46,861 


Administration & Direct Assist 


49,300 


42,023 


49,300 


Total Health & Welfare 


97,562 


88,696 


97,161 


CULTURE & RECREATION 









Recreation 
Library 

Heritage Commission 
Total Culture & Recreation 

CONSERVATION 

DEBT SERVICE 

CAPITAL EXPENDITURES 

TOWN BUDGET 

ARTICLES RECOMMENDED 

SEWER 
WATER 
TOTAL -3 FUNDS 





55,911 


53,509 


56,063 




110,452 


96,960 


112,069 




4,000 


3,974 


3,500 




170,363 


154,443 


171,632 




600 


231 


600 




15,000 


7,892 


13,000 




75,197 


60,063 


69,408 




3,320,203 


3,228,579 


3,318,126 




14,000 


14,000 


606,300 




304,732 


304,722 


299,514 




309,505 


312,711 


337.450 


s 


3,948,440 


S 3.860.012 


S 4.561.390 



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BUDGET FOR 2009 

BUDGET 2008 ACTUAL 2008 



BUDGET 2009 



SOURCES OF REVENUE 
TAXES 

Land Use Change Taxes 

Timber Taxes 

Payment in Lieu of Taxes 

Interest & Penalties on Delinquent Taxes 

Excavation Tax 

LICENSES. PERMITS & FEES 

Business Licenses & Permits 
Motor Vehicle Permit Fees 
Building Permits 
Other Licenses, Permits & Fees 
From Federal Government 

FROM STATE 

Shared Revenues 

Meals & Rooms Tax Distribution 

Highway Block Grant 

State/Federal Forest Land Reimbursement 

Other (Including RR Tax) 



10,000 


4.048 


2,000 


3.000 


4.713 


2.000 


10,200 


10,692 


10.800 


110.000 


138.202 


120.500 


4,631 


4.631 


4.000 


2,600 


1,635 


1.500 


736,000 


723.608 


729.000 


8,000 


8.730 


9.000 


10,000 


9,202 


1 0.000 


24.136 


24,136 


- 


49,351 


49.351 


49.351 


217.922 


217.922 


217.922 


134.704 


134.240 


137,691 


2.216 


2,216 


2.000 


39,837 


39,837 


39,837 



CHARGES FOR SERVICES 

Income from Departments 
Other Charges 



292.635 



MISCELLANEOUS REVENUES 

Sale of Municipal Property 
Interest on Investments 
Other - Rent 

INTERFUND OPERATING TRANSFERS IN 

Sewer 

Water 

Special Revenue Funds 

Trust & Fiduciary Funds 



15,440 


15,440 


1,000 


3,200 


3,257 


3,400 


27,400 


28,543 


2.000 


304.732 


319.594 


299,514 


309,505 


322.384 


337,450 



1 7.000 



16,798 



26.000 



OTHER FINANCING SOURCES 

Produced from Long Term Bonds & Notes 

Voted from F/B 

Fund Balance (Surplus) 

TOTAL REVENUE & CREDITS 



Appropriations Recommended 
Special Warrant Articles Recommended 
Individual Warrant Articles Recommended 
Total Appropriations Recommended 
Estimated Revenues & Credits 
Estimated Amount of Taxes to be Raised 



- 




- 


559.000 






72,500 


100,000 


$ 2,339,874 


$ 


2.444,314 


$ 2,963,965 






PRIOR 


ENSUING 






YEAR 


YEAR 






3.934,440 


3.955.090 






5,216.500 


606.300 

64.000 






9.150.940 


4.625.390 




S 


2.419.374 
1,647,232 


2.963.965 




S 1.661.425 



12 



2008 SUMMARY INVENTORY (MS-1) 



LAND 
BUILDINGS 

Value of Land Only 

A. Current Use 

B. Conservation Restriction Assessment 

C. Historic barns 

D. Residential Land 

E. Commercial/Industrial 

F. Total of Taxable Land 

G. Tax Exempt & Non-taxable 

Value of Buildings Only 

A. Residential 

B. Manufactured Housing 

C. Commercial/Industrial 

D. Historic Barns 

E. Total of Taxable Buildings 

F. Tax Exempt & Non-taxable 

Public Utilities - Electric 

Valuation before exemptions 

Blind Exemption 

Elderly Exemption 

Totally & Permanently Disabled Ex. 

Total Dollar Amount of Exemptions 



Net Valuation on which Tax Rate for Municipal, County 
and Local Education 

Less Public Utilities 

Net Valuation on which Tax Rate for State Education 
Tax is Computed 



ACRES 


ASSESSED 
VALUATION 




TOTAL 
TAXABLE 


14,404 

406 

0.2 

3,809 

607 


$ 


1,498,302 

14,836 

100 

45,325,764 

5,401,236 


$ 




19,225 
2,663 






52,240,238 

5.216,800 


5 


$ 


163,873,924 

27,801,600 

32,448,676 

12,800 


$ 
$ 


224,137,000 

19,015,300 

5,524,410 


NUMBER 

5 
34 
13 

fity 


$ 
$ 


71,000 

899,800 

170,000 

1,140,800 


$ 
$ 

s 

$ 


281,901,648 

280,760,848 

5,524,410 

275,236,438 



13 



2008 TOWN ELECTION 

Tuesday, March 11,2008 

The polls were declared open by Moderator, Albert St. Pierre, at 8:00 AM for the 2008 Town 
and School Elections. He read the beginning of the posted warrant and declared that absentee 
ballots would be cast at 1 : 00 PM with any absentee ballots received by mail would be opened 
after 5:00 PM. 

Albert St. Pierre declared the polls closed at 7:02 PM. 

The results of the balloting for the 2008 Town Elections are as follows: 

Absentee Ballots cast 22 

Regular Ballots cast 885 

Debra J. Clark 
Charlestown Town Clerk 



ARTICLE 1. 






Selectboard for Three Years 








Thomas Minickiello 


356 




Steven Neill 


442* 



Chief of Fire Department for One Year 

Gary Stoddard 787* 

Moderator for Two Years 

Albert St.Pierre 800* 

Town Clerk/Tax Collector for Three Years 

Debra Clark 826* 

Checklist Supervisor for Six Years 

Patricia Pickle 774* 

Trustee of the Trust Funds for Three Years 

Barbara Jones 792* 

Medical Building Trustee for Three Years 

Kenneth Place 757* 



Robin Forsaith 706* 

James Fowler 620* 

Dianna Bushway (write-in) 18* 



Library Trustee for Three Years 

Library Trustee for One Year 

Cemetery Trustee for Three Years 

Aare lives 718* 

Highway Advisory Board for Three Years 



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Planning Board for Three Years 



Planning Board for One Year 



Finance Committee for Three Years 



Recreation Committee for Three Years 



Recreation Committee for One Year 



Francis McKane 


735* 


Bob Frizzell 


659* 


Eric Lutz 


554* 


Fred Poisson 


250 


Patricia Royce 


543* 


Robert Davis "Doc" 


284 


Thomas Minickiello 


458* 


Patricia Royce 


686* 


Kelly Stoddart 


689* 


Scott Hagland 


618* 


David Mix 


733* 



ARTICLE 2. "Shall the Town elect to raise and appropriate the sum of $4,700,000 for the 
purpose of constructing, furnishing and equipping a new Public Safety Building to house the 
Fire, Police and Ambulance Departments at the site of the existing Fire Station at 1 Main Street; 
said sum to be raised by the issuance of serial bonds or notes under and in compliance with the 
provisions of the Municipal Finance Act (RSA 33:1 et seq. as amended) and to authorize the 
Selectboard to issue and negotiate such bonds or notes and to determine the rate of interest 
thereon, and to take such other actions as may be necessary to effect the issuance, negotiation, 
sale and delivery of such bonds or notes as shall be in the best interest of the Town of 
Charlestown; and furthermore, to authorize the Selectboard to apply for, accept, and expend such 
state, federal and private grant funds, if any there be, to assist in the funding of this project?" 

(3/5 ballot vote required) 

Selectboard recommends this appropriation 

Finance Committee recommends this appropriation 



YES 290 



NO 588 



ARTICLE 3. "Shall the Town vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $477,500 for the 
purchase of a new Pierce Combination Pumper Truck for the Fire Department; $200,000 of said 
sum to be raised by the issuance of serial bonds or notes under and in compliance with the 
provisions of the Municipal Finance Act (RSA 33:1 et seq. as amended) and to authorize the 
Selectboard to issue and negotiate such bonds or notes and to determine the rate of interest 
thereon, and to take such other actions as may be necessary to effect the issuance, negotiation, 
sale and delivery of such bonds or notes as shall be in the best interest of the Town of 
Charlestown?" 



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The reminder of said sum ($277,500) is to be appropriated from fund balance with no portion of 
said sum to be raised by taxes; and furthermore, to authorize the Selectboard to apply for, accept, 
and expend such state, federal and private grant funds, if any there be, to assist in the funding of 
this purchase and to authorize the Selectboard to sell, trade or other wise dispose of the town's 
1980 American LaFrance pumper with any proceeds from such sale to be used to defray the cost 
of the new pumper. 
(3/5 ballot vote required) 

Selectboard recommends this appropriation 

Finance Committee recommends this appropriation 

YES 466 NO 409 

ARTICLE 4. "Shall the Town vote to accept the reports of the various Town Officers and to 
take proper action thereon?" 

YES 734 NO 128 

ARTICLE 5. "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 the first session, 
for the purposes set forth therein, the sum of $3,934,440 which represents $3,320,203 for the 
Town operating budget, $309,505 for the Water Fund operating budget and $304,732 for the 
Sewer Fund operating budget?" 

Should this article be defeated, the default operating budget shall be $3,711,392 which is the 
same as last year's budget*, 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. 

The default budget represents $3,139,986 for the Town operating budget, $296,521 for the 
Water Fund operating budget, and $274,885 for the Sewer Fund operating budget. 

NOTE: This warrant article (operating budgets) does not include appropriations in ANY other 
warrant article. 

The Selectboard recommends this appropriation. 

The Finance Committee recommends this appropriation. 

YES 531 NO 331 

ARTICLE 6. "Shall the Town vote, by special warrant article, to raise and appropriate the sum 
of $5,000 to be jointly administered by the Selectboard and Recreation Committee to support the 
continued participation of Charlestown children, adults, families and seniors in the services, 
programs and facilities at the new Southern Vermont Recreation Center in Springfield, 
Vermont?" 

The Selectboard recommends this appropriation. 

The Finance Committee does not recommend this appropriation. 

YES 488 NO 378 



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ARTICLE 7. "Shall the Town vote, by special warrant article, to accept and appropriate the 
sum of $25,000 as donated by the Katherine Brenton Estate for the purpose of further renovation 
of the Library and other projects as approved by the Library Trustees, all expenditures to be 
consistent with the donor* s intentions and no portion of this sum to be raised by general 
taxation?" 

The Selectboard recommends this appropriation. 

The Finance Committee recommends this appropriation. 

YES 753 NO 110 

ARTICLE 8. "Shall the Town vote, by special warrant article, to raise and appropriate the sum 
of $2,000 for the support of the Community Alliance of Human Services' Public Transportation 
Services program?" 

The Selectboard recommends this appropriation. 

The Finance Committee recommends this appropriation. 

YES 628 NO 219 

ARTICLE 9. "Shall the Town vote, by special warrant article, to raise and appropriate the sum 
of $2,000 for the support of A Community Resource Network's (ACORN) programs to support 
those affected by HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C?" 

The Selectboard does not recommend this appropriation. 

The Finance Committee does not recommend this appropriation. 

YES 229 NO 617 

ARTICLE 10. "Shall the Town vote to raise and appropriate, by special warrant article, the sum 
of $1,000 to be placed in the Capital Reserve Fund established at the 2005 annual Town Meeting 
for the purpose of compiling an updated Town History?" 

The Selectboard recommends this appropriation. 

The Finance Committee recommends this appropriation. 

YES 559 NO 290 

ARTICLE 11. "Shall the Town vote to adopt the following Resolution?" 

"Resolved: We the citizens of Charlestown, NH believe in a New Hampshire that is just 
and fair. The property tax has become unjust and unfair. State leaders who take a pledge for no 
new taxes perpetuate higher and higher property taxes. We call on our State Representatives, our 
State Senator and our Governor to reject the "Pledge", have an open discussion covering all 
options and adopt a revenue system that lowers property taxes." 

YES 689 NO 147 



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ARTICLE 12. "Shall the Town vote to make English the only official language of the Town 1 : 
(By Petition) 

YES 686 NO 153 



ARTICLE 13. "Shall we delegate the duties and responsibilities of the cemetery trustees to the 
board of selectmen?" (By Petition) 

YES 319 NO 498 

ARTICLE 14. "Shall the Town vote, by special warrant article, to raise and appropriate the sum 
of $6,000 for the rent of the Charlestown branch of the Fall Mountain Food Shelf?" (By 
Petition) 

The Selectboard recommends this appropriation. 

The Finance Committee does not recommend this appropriation. 

YES 450 NO 387 

ARTICLE 15. "Shall we rescind the provisions of RSA 40:13 (known as SB 2), as adopted by 
the town of Charlestown on March 12, 1996, so that the official ballot will no longer be used for 
voting on all questions, but only for the election of officers and certain other questions for which 
the official ballot is required by state law?" 
(By Petition; 3/5 ballot vote required) 

The Selectboard recommends this article. 

YES 304 NO 528 

ARTICLE 16. "Shall the town adopt the provisions of RSA 32:14-RSA 32:23 establishing a 
formal budget committee? Said committee shall be composed of nine members to be elected at 
large?" The intent of this article is to formalize the structure and duties of a budget committee as 
set forth in the state RSAs. (By Petition) 

The Selectboard does not recommend this article. 

YES 317 NO 510 



ARTICLE 17. To transact any other business that may legally come before the meeting. 



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DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE ADMINISTRATION 

2008 TAX RATE CALCULATION 

Town Portion 

Gross Appropriations $ 3,973,440 

Less: Revenues 2,419,374 

Less: Shared Revenues 28,297 

Add: Overlay 43.497 

War Service Credits 93,900 

Approved Town Tax Effort $ 1,663,166 

Municipal Tax Rate 5.92 

School Portion 
Regional School Apportionment $ 9,468,944 

Less: Adequate Education Grant (5,099,661) 

Less: State Education Taxes (610,172) 

Approved School (s) Tax Effort $ 3,759,111 

Local Education Tax Rate 13.39 

Equalized Valuation Tax Rate 2.14 

Equalized Valuation (no utilities) $ 610,172 

$285,127,243 
Divided by Local Assessed Valuation (no utilities) 

$275,236,438 
State School Rate 2.22 

County Portion 
Due to County $ 786.899 

Less: Shared Revenues (9.123) 

Approved County Tax Effort $ 777.776 

County Tax Rate 2.77 



Combined Tax Rate $ 24.30 



Total Property Taxes Assessed $ 6,810,225 

Less: War Service Credits (93,900) 

Total Property Tax Commitment 

Proof of Rate 

Net Assessed Valuation 

State Education Tax 275,236,438 

All Other Taxes 280,760,848 





$ 


6,716,325 


Tax Rate 




Assessment 


2.22 




610,172 


22.08 




6.200.053 




S 


6,810,225 



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COMPARATIVE STATEMENT OF APPROPRIATIONS & EXPENDITURES 

Fiscal Year Ending December 31, 2008 









Receipts & 


Total Amount 






Unexp'n'd 






Appropriation Title 


App 


irop Amount 


Reimbs. 




Available 




Expenses 


Balance 


Overdraft 


Executive 


$ 


119,999 


$ 


553 


$ 


120.552 


$ 


121,949 




$ 


1.397 


Elect/Regis/Vital Recs. 




5,026 




624 




5,650 




6.082 






432 


Financial Administration 




242,485 




629 




243.114 




236,857 


6.257 






Legal 




7,500 




215 




7.715 




6,440 


1.275 






Planning & Zoning 




49,734 




5 




49.739 




47.945 


1.794 






General Gov't Buildings 




173,093 




165 




173.258 




152,916 


20,342 






Cemeteries 




85,000 








85,000 




87,627 






2.627 


Insurance 




46,000 








46,000 




42,085 


3.915 






Regional Associations 




10.789 








10,789 




10,739 


50 






Police 




605,177 




8,585 




613.762 




612,086 


1.676 






Ambulance 




84,457 








84,457 




75.277 


9,180 






Fire 




121,566 




5,730 




127,296 




151.416 






24,120 


Code Enforcement 




15.419 








15,419 




15.714 






295 


Emergency Management 




750 








750 




603 


147 






Highways & Bridges 




1,046,429 




1.241 




1,047,670 




1,037,069 


10,601 






Street Lights 




27.000 








27,000 




30,422 






3.422 


Tree Maintenance 




2,000 








2.000 




1,860 


140 






Transfer Station 




319,057 




2.500 




321,557 




300.415 


21,142 






Pest Control 




1,650 








1.650 




217 


1,433 






Health Agencies 




46.612 








46.612 




46,456 


156 






General Assistance 




49.300 




1.787 




51.087 




43,810 


7,277 






Parks & Recreation 




55,911 




15 




55.926 




53.524 


2,402 






Library 




110,452 




75 




110.527 




97.035 


13,492 






Heritage Commission 




4,000 








4.000 




3.974 


26 






Conservation Commission 




600 








600 




231 


369 






Debt/Principal/Interest 




15.000 




79 




15.079 




7.971 


7.108 






Capital 




75.197 








75.197 




60.063 


15.134 






Sub-total 


$ 


3,320,203 


$ 


22,202 


$ 


3342.405 


$ 


3,250,783 


$ 123,916 


$ 


32,293 


Articles 


S 


14,000 






$ 


14,000 


$ 


14,000 








TOTAL GENERAL FUND 


$ 


3,334,203 


s 


22,202 


$ 


3,356,405 


$ 


3,264,783 


$ 123,916 


s 


32,293 


Water Fund 


s 


309,505 


$ 


7,032 


$ 


316,537 


S 


319,743 




$ 


3,206 


Wastewater Fund 


$ 


304,732 


$ 


21,944 


$ 


326,676 


$ 


326,666 


$ 10 






Consolidated Funds 


$ 


3,948,440 


$ 


51,178 


s 


3,999,618 


$ 


3,911,192 


$ 123,926 


$ 


35,499 


Net Unexpended 


$ 


88,427 





















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BALANCE SHEET 

GENERAL FUND 

as of December 3 1 , 2008 





Beginning of Year 


* End of Year 


Current Assets 








Cash and equivalents 


$ 


1.655,751 


$ 1,972.176 


Investments 




10,325 


10,615 


Taxes receivable 




779,495 


1,095,472 


Accounts receivable 




11,913 


29,062 


Intergovernmental 




64,136 


- 


Interfund receivable 




99,095 


60,319 


Tax deeded property subject to resale 




10,611 


10.611 


Total Assets 


$ 


2,631,326 


$ 3,178,255 


Current Liabilities 








Accounts payable 


$ 


25,175 


$ 45.526 


Intergovernmental-payable 




1,380,066 


2,137,531 


Interfund payable 




17,247 


1,179 


Escrow & perf. dep. 




300 


- 


Deferred revenue 




2,961 


2,961 



Total Liabilities 

Fund Balance 

Reserved for Encumbrances 
Reserved for Special Purposes 
General funds 



1,425,749 



266,997 

10,611 

927,969 



2,187,197 



25,743 

10,611 

954,704 



Total Fund Balances 

Total Liabilities & Fund Balance 



1,205,577 



2,631,326 



991,058 



3,178,255 



* These figures subject to audit 



21 



STATEMENT OF DEBT 

December 31, 2008 

Showing Annual Maturities of Outstanding and 

Long-Term Notes 



WATER/WASTEWATER IMPROVEMENT 2001 

USA - Rural Utilities Service 

4.50% 

Original Amount: $1,000,000.00 



Year 




Principal 


Interest 


Total 


2009 


$ 


23,584.84 


$ 38,495.16 1 


i 62,080.00 


2010 




24,658.09 


37,421.91 


62,080.00 


2011 




25,780.18 


36,299.82 


62,080.00 


2012 




26,953.35 


35.126.65 


62,080.00 


2013 




28,179.90 


33,900.10 


62,080.00 


2014 




29,462.26 


32,617.74 


62,080.00 


2015 




30,802.98 


31,277.02 


62,080.00 


2016 




32,204.70 


29.875.30 


62,080.00 


2017 




33,670.22 


28,409.78 


62,080.00 


2018 




35,202.42 


26,877.58 


62.080.00 


2019 




36,804.35 


25,275.65 


62,080.00 


20-2030 




533,975.25 


148,877.45 
$ 504,454.16 ! 


682,852.70 




$ 


861,278.54 


£ 1,365,732.70 




WATER/WASTEWATER IMPROVEMENT 2002 





USA - Rural Utilities Service 

4.50% 

Original Amount: $1,000,000.00 



Year 


Principal 


Interest 


Total 


2009 


$ 22,685.00 


$ 39,735.00 


$ 62,420.00 


2010 


23,706.00 


38,714.00 


62,420.00 


2011 


24,773.00 


37,647.00 


62,420.00 


2012 


25,888.00 


36,532.00 


62,420.00 


2013 


27,053.00 


35,367.00 


62,420.00 


2014 


28,270.00 


34,150.00 


62,420.00 


2015 


29,542.00 


32,878.00 


62,420.00 


2016 


30,872.00 


31,548.00 


62,420.00 


2017 


32,261.00 


30,159.00 


62,420.00 


2018 


33,713.00 


28,707.00 


62,420.00 


2019 


35,230.00 


27,190.00 


62,420.00 


2020-2031 


568,999.00 

$ 882,992.00 


179,732.00 


748.731.00 




$ 552,359.00 


$ 1,435.351.00 



22 



SCHEDULE OF TOWN-OWNED PROPERTY 





Description 


L/B 


Bakery Building 


L/B 


Lovers Lane Well - Bull Run 


L/B 


58 Michael Ave 


Land 


Birch Drive 


L/B 


Borough Road 


Land 


Borough Road 


L/B 


Forest Hill Cemetery 


Land 


Pinecrest Cemetery 


Land 


Hubbard Hill Cemetery 


L/B 


Hope Hill Cemetery 


L/B 


North Charlestown Well 


Land 


Hall's Pond Road 


Land 


North Hemlock Road Well 


Land 


North Hemlock Road Reservoir 


Land 


North Hemlock Road Reservoir 


L/B 


Wastewater Treatment Facility 


Land 


Unity Stage Road 


L/B 


East St. Swimming Pool 


Land 


East St. Tennis Court 


Land 


South of Transfer Station 


L/B 


Fire Station 


L/B 


Town Hall & Water Department 


Land 


Briggs Hill Road 


L/B 


Highway Garage 


L/B 


Library/Municipal Building 


L/B 


Medical Center 


Land 


Off South Hemlock Road 


L/B 


Transfer Station 


Land 


Chase Circle 


L/B 


Patch Park 


Land 


Egypt Road 


Land 


Borough Road 


L/B 


Springfield Road Pump Station 


Land 


South Main Street 


Land 


Hall's Pond Road 


Land 


E/S Old Springfield Road 


L/B 


Claremont Road 


Land 


Claremont Road 


Land 


Off Hall's Pond Road 


Land 


Off North Hemlock Road 


L/B 


Ambulance Building - Springfield Road 


L/B 


Wheeler Rand Road 


Land 


Unity Stage Road 


Land 


Claremont Road 


Land 


Wheeler Rand Road 


Land 


Wheeler Rand Road - current use value 


Land 


Morse Hill Road 


Building 


82 Salt Shed Road 


Building 


5 Breakneck Hill Road 




TOTAL 



Acreage 



Map/Lot 



Value 



0.12 


118-080 


182,500 


16.56 


105-001 


79,200 


3.10 


106-056 


33.100 


0.11 


236-002 


7.900 


0.12 


223-011 


19,200 


20.9 


220-001 


30.200 


8.90 


118-137 


39,200 


7.80 


1 14-009 


41,500 


0.46 


208-001 


2,200 


10.70 


207-027 


50,600 


0.22 


210-012 


83,400 


121.00 


230-008 


52,400 


5.60 


228-006 


31,400 


165.00 


229-021 


284,600 


29.00 


229-020 


78,200 


20.00 


235-019 


2,188,700 


0.96 


210-049 


13,800 


13.35 


119-020 


221,600 


0.44 


118-198 


32,000 


29.20 


117-076 


73,000 


0.47 


117-057 


325,700 


0.25 


118-111 


435,400 


0.51 


118-148 


24,400 


0.79 


118-009 


111,300 


0.72 


118-079 


551,500 


0.32 


118-179 


197,300 


53.00 


242-002 


105,400 


5.10 


116-041 


36,100 


2.48 


103-021 


29,400 


14.00 


112-018 


63,300 


0.07 


210-057 


1,800 


1.50 


223-003 


23,200 


0.38 


234-003 


70,800 


0.12 


235-006 


9,900 


19.00 


223-007 


58,200 


8.00 


116-034 


41,900 


12.90 


116-042 


89,200 


0.37 


213-001 


23,500 


46.00 


230-007 


22,400 


2.00 


228-005 


23,300 


0.34 


113-014 


146,800 


1.40 


213-026 


28,400 


11.00 


214-007 


35,900 


3.80 


117-056 


33,500 


2.40 


210-063 


28,500 


112.00 


213-028 


14,588 


0.91 


209-013 


24,600 


0.00 


213-019-001 


1,000 


0.00 


233-051-001 


1,000 


753.37 




6,102.988 



23 



2007 INDEPENDENT AUDITOR'S REPORT 

We have audited the accompanying financial statements of the governmental activities, each 
major fund and the aggregate remaining fund information of the Town of Charlestown as of and 
for the year ended December 31, 2007, which collectively comprise the Town's basic financial 
statements as listed in the table of contents. These financial statements are the responsibility of 
the Town's management. Our responsibility is to express opinions on these financial statements 
on our audit. 

We conducted our audit in accordance with auditing standards generally accepted in the United 
States of America. Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain 
reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement. 
An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in 
the financial statements. An audit also includes assessing the accounting principles used and 
significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall statement 
presentation. We believe that our audit provides a reasonable basis for our opinions. 

In our opinion, the financial statements referred to above present fairly, in all material respects, 
the respective financial position of the governmental activities, each major fund and the 
aggregate remaining fund information of the Town of Charlestown as of December 31, 2007, and 
the respective changes in financial position thereof for the year then ended in conformity with 
accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America. 

The Town of Charlestown has not presented a management's discussion and analysis that 
accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America have determined is 
necessary to supplement, although not required to be part of, the basic financial statements. 

The budgetary comparison information is not required part of the basic financial statements, but 
is supplementary information required by accounting principles generally accepted in the United 
States of America. We have applied certain limited procedures, which consisted principally of 
inquires of management regarding the methods of measurement and presentation of the required 
supplementary information. However, we did not audit the information and express no opinion 
on it. 

Our audit was conducted for the purpose of forming opinions on the financial statements that 
collectively comprise the Town of Charlestown' s basic financial statements. The combining and 
individual fund schedules are presented for purposes of additional analysis and are not a required 
part of the basic financial statements. They have been subjected to the auditing procedures 
applied in the audit of the basic financial statements and, in our opinion, are fairly stated in all 
material respects in relation to the basic financial statements take as a whole. 

Plodzik & Sanderson - Professional Association 



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TOWN CLERK REPORT 

January 1, 2008 - December 31, 2008 



MOTOR VEHICLES 

PERMITS ISSUED 7316 

Registrations $ 704,948.41 

Titles 2,632.00 

Municipal Agent Fees 16,027.50 

$ 723,607.91 

DOGS 

LICENSES ISSUED 1 1 22 

State Fees $ 2,564.00 

Town Fees 4,690.00 

Town Fines 2,292.00 

$ 9,546.00 

VITAL RECORDS (Birth, Death, Marriage) 

State Fees $ 2.860.00 

Town Fees 991.00 

$ 3,851.00 

FILING FEES 

Uniform Commercial Codes $ 1,635.00 

Misc Filing 40.00 

Misc Fees 46.24 

$ 1,721.24 



REMITTED TO TREASURER $ 738,726.15 



25 



TAX COLLECTOR'S REPORT 

January 1, 2008 - December 31, 2008 



DEBITS 

UNCOLLECTED TAXES 
BEGINNING OF YEAR 

Property Tax 
Land Use Change Tax 
Yield Tax 
Utility Charges 

TAXES COMMITTED 
Property Tax 
Land Use Change Tax 
Yield Tax 
Excavation Tax 
Utility Charges 

OVERPAYMENTS 
Property Tax 
Utilities 

2009 Real Estate Prepaids 
2009 Utility Prepaids 
Tax Interest 
Utility Interest 

TOTAL DEBITS 



CREDITS 

REMITTED TO TREASURER 

Property Tax 

2009 Property Tax Prepaids 

Land Use Change Tax 

Yield Tax 

Excavation Tax 

Interest & Costs 

Utility Charges 

2009 Utility Prepaids 

Conversion to Lien 

ABATEMENTS 
Property Tax 
Utility Charges 
Yield Taxes 
Property Interest 

UNCOLLECTED TAXES END OF YEAR 
Property Tax 
Land Use Change Tax 
Yield Tax 
Excavation Tax 
Utility Charges 

TOTAL CREDITS 



2008 Levy 


2007 Levy 

487,013.57 
4.602.58 
2,543.45 


2005 Lew 




87,724.66 


125.75 


6,742.845.31 






6,680.00 






2,322.20 


2,390.84 




4.631.00 






660,189.32 






5,347.36 






190.67 






6.703.86 






575.51 






4.099.78 


36.226.84 




1.078.57 


8,022.91 


32.49 


$ 7,434,663.58 


$ 628,524.85 
2007 Levy 


$ 158.24 


2008 Levy 


2005 Levy 


6,007.710.79 


298,407.12 




6,703.86 






4,500.00 


4.602.58 




1,008.99 


4.418.81 




4.631.00 






5.178.35 


44,188.52 


32.49 


559,965.13 




62.51 


575.51 


275,651.62 




20.274.84 


305.94 




21,614.95 


436.21 

452.82 

61.23 




720.207.04 






2.180.00 






1,313.21 






78.799.91 




63.24 


$ 7,434,663.58 


$ 628,524.85 


$ 158.24 



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TAX COLLECTOR'S REPORT 

January 1, 2008 - December 31, 2008 



LEVIES 
DEBITS 2007 2006 2005 2004 

Unredeemed Liens Balance 

Beginning of Fiscal Year - 198,865.29 123,777.30 1.692.60 

Unredeemed Cost/Interest - - 2,392.24 139.70 

Liens Executed During Fiscal 304,382.03 

Interest & Costs Collected 

(After Lien Execution) 6,702.85 22,098.65 43,889.75 866.13 

TOTAL DEBITS $ 311,084.88 $ 220,963.94 $ 170,059.29 $ 2,698.43 

CREDITS 

REMITTED TO TREASURER 

Redemptions 

Interest & Costs Collected 

(After Lien Execution) 

Abatements of Unredeemed Liens 
Unredeemed Liens End of Year 
Unredeemed Int/Costs End of 

TOTAL CREDITS $ 311,084.88 $ 220,963.94 $ 170,059.29 $ 2,698.43 



94,799.23 


71,965.08 


122,347.28 


1,692.60 


6,702.85 


21,430.22 


46,158.99 


1,005.83 


2,021.02 


1,219.12 


458.53 


_ 


207,561.78 


125,681.09 


971.49 


- 


- 


668.43 


123.00 


- 



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ABATEMENTS OF TAX COLLECTOR 

January 1, 2008 - December 31, 2008 



REAL ESTATE 



Rowe Sr., Michael 

Boston & Maine Railroad Corp. 

Total Abatements for 2005 & 2006 Levies 



1,175.11 
259.51 



$ 1,434.62 



Charlestown, Town of 

Farris, Edward & Lana 

Haynes Trustees, Philip & Barbara 

MaCleay Prentiss Properties 

New England Central Railroad 

Rowe Sr., Michael 

Total Abatements for 2007 Levy 



255.94 

18.50 

61.23 

50.00 

1,350.20 

652.32 



Int. 



$ 2,388.19 



Bacon, Romaine & Gerald and Cannon, Audrey 

Barton, Randy & Kari 

Chamberlain, Patricia 

Charlestown, Town of 

Frost, Delbert & Shirley 

Kennett, Joseph 

Merrill, Kurt & Kristin 

New England Central Railroad 

New England Power Company 

Rowe Sr., Michael 

United States Postal Service 

Total Abatements for 2008 Levy 



$ 984.15 

1,529.73 

92.28 

127.97 

450.88 

224.18 

2,041.06 

589.28 

66.38 

287.16 

13,881.77 

$ 20,274.84 



YIELD TAX 



Bailey, Patrick & Karen 

Total Abatements for 2007 Levy 



452.82 



452.82 



UTILITY LIEN 



Poisson, Virginia 

Total Abatements for 2006 Lew 



243.03 



243.03 



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ABATEMENTS OF TAX COLLECTOR 

January 1, 2008 - December 31, 2008 



WATER 



Poisson, Virginia $ 121.75 

Jordan, Marlene 68.45 

Gagnon, L. Carol 33.30 

Total Abatements for 2007 Levy $ 223.50 

Bigelow, Donald & Amber $ 99.40 

Bissell Construction 75.30 

Chamberlain, Kevin & Lisa 7.40 

Charlestown, Town of 384.30 

Deutsche Bank National Trust 173.40 

NARJELLC 110.00 

Schroeder, David & Tammy 1 ,638.60 

Streeter, Harry 1,618.25 

Van Velsor, Edward & Elaine 75.85 

Whelen Realty LLC 4,900.65 

Total Abatements for 2008 Levy $ 9,083.15 



SEWER 



Poisson, Virginia $ 116.51 

Jordan, Marlene 96.20 

Total Abatements for 2007 Levy $ 212.71 

Bigelow, Donald & Amber $ 1 12.40 

Bissell Construction 93.80 

Chamberlain, Kevin & Lisa 10.40 

Charlestown, Town of 512.80 

Kinney, Lawrence 185.80 

NARJELLC 100.00 

Schroeder, David & Tammy 2,275.60 

Streeter, Harry 2,247.00 

Van Velsor, Edward & Elaine 106.60 

Whelen Realty LLC 6,887.40 

Total Abatements for 2008 Levy $ 12,531.80 



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ABATEMENTS - SELECTMEN'S OFFICE 

January 1. 2008 - December 31, 2008 



REAL ESTATE 



Babbitt, Lynwood & Lillian 
Higgins, Charles & Joyce 
Moore, Kenneth 
Snelling, Steven & Laura 

Total Abatements for 2006 



818.27 
340.83 
818.21 
683.38 
2,660.69 



REAL ESTATE 



Babbitt, Lynwood & Lillian 
Higgins, Charles & Joyce 
Moore, Kenneth 
Snelling, Steven & Laura 
Stoddart, Kelly & Jackson, Donald 
Whitehouse Jr., Harold 

Total Abatements for 2007 



708.05 
293.85 
706.86 
451.23 

387.72 
538.26 



3,085.97 



REAL ESTATE 



2 1 st Mortgage Corporation 
Boucher, Marcel & Sandra 
Countrywide Tax Services 
Dovenmuehle Mortgage 
Hayes, Jane 

Homecomings Financial 
Russell Jr., Gary & Angela 
Snide, James & Linda 
Washington Mutual Home Loans 

Total Abatements for 2008 



510.27 

2.26 

893.80 

1,297.02 

224.18 

515.16 

196.01 

14.53 

1,694.13 



5,347.36 



WATER 



Brown, Stacie 

Total Abatements for 2007 



19.06 



19.06 



Lefebvre, Alan & Bonnie 

Total Abatements for 2008 



190.67 



190.67 



SEWER 



Snelling, Randall & Stanley-Snelling. Rebecca 
Total Abatements for 2008 



97.13 



97.13 



30 



TREASURER'S REPORT 

January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2008 

State of New Hampshire 

Shared Revenue Grant/Rooms & Meals $ 304,692.70 

Forest Land Reimbursement 2,215.75 

Railroad Tax 39.837.00 



$ 346,745.45 



Highway Department 

State of New Hampshire- Highway Block Grant $ 1 34,239.90 

2005 FEMA Reimbursement 64,136.48 

Recycling Reimbursement 1 ,66 1 .43 

Air Compressor Rebate 1 80.00 

Reimbursement From Insurance Co. 929.66 



$ 201,147.47 



Transfer Station 

Permits $ 38,840.00 

Demo And Trash 5 1 ,996.50 

Recycling 39,852.00 

Reimbursement from State For Heater 2,500.00 

Payment for STD 100.57 

$ 133,289.07 

Police Department 

Reimbursement for Special Services & Dispatch Services $ 19,217.90 

Reports 915.00 

Court Fines & Restitutions 1 ,837.00 

Reimbursements 71 1 .50 

Pistol Permits 25.00 

Reimbursement from Insurance Co. for Vehicle Damage 228.64 

2007 Receivable 16.00 



$ 22,951.04 

Ambulance Department 

Payments by Insurance Companies $ 85,785.71 

Payments by Individuals 5.787.1 1 

$ 91,572.82 

Fire Department 

Reports and Inspections $ 725.00 

Training Reimbursement 59.35 



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TREASURER'S REPORT 

January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2008 



Reimbursement for Fires 
Forestry Tool Grant 



4,906.41 

764.00 

6.454.76 



Building, Planning and Zoning 

Building Permits 

Application Fees 

Reimbursements-Ads, Certified Letters, Expense 

Rebate for Supplies 

Zoning Board 



9,122.62 

1,255.00 

619.06 

5.00 

50.00 

11,051.68 



Town History and Copies 



Selectmen's Office 



728.83 



Health & Human Services 

Payment for Liens 

Reimbursement for Propane-Sullivan County Nutrition 



3,007.41 

385.00 

3,392.41 



Cemetery Department 

Cemetery Lots 

Recording Fees for Deeds 

Fees for Opening Graves 

From Trustee of Trust Funds-Perpetual Care & General Maintenance 

Perpetual Care & General Maintenance Funds 

Restitution for Damages 



1,900.00 

52.50 

1,950.00 

16,798.16 

6,450.00 

42.73 

27,193.39 



Recreation Department 

Swimming Pool-Admission Fees & Lessons 
Reimbursement for Supplies 
Reimbursement for Damages 



6,887.00 

38.80 

165.00 

7,090.80 



Insurance Department 

Reimbursement for Health Insurance 
Reimbursement for Clay Brook Well 
Reimbursement from St. Pierre, Inc. 



554.34 
7,005.07 

131.48 
7.690.89 



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TREASURER'S REPORT 

January 1 , 2008 to December 3 1 , 2008 

Rental Property 

Town Hall $ 1,825.00 

Municipal Building 1,170.00 

Patch Park Deposits 1.100.00 

$ 4,095.00 

Town Clerk 

Registrations, Title & Registration Fees $ 723,607.91 

UCC, Election & Miscellaneous Fees 1,721 .24 

Vital Records 2,096.00 

Marriage License-Fees to Town 273.00 

Marriage License-Remitted to State 1 ,482.00 

Dog License & Fines 6,982.50 

Dog License-Remitted to State 2,563.50 

~$ 738,726.15 

Tax Collector 

2009 Property Taxes $ 6,703.86 

2008 Property Taxes & Interest 6,003,502. 1 5 

2007 Property Taxes & Interest 522,868.69 

Redeemed Property Taxes, Interest & Costs 347,016.91 

Redeemed Utility Taxes & Interest 19,085.17 

Yield Tax 5,490.46 

Overpayment/Property Taxes, Received & Refunded 5,347.36 

Excavation Activity Tax & Interest 4,63 1 .00 

Current Use Tax & Interest 9,107.13 

$ 6,923,752.73 

Miscellaneous 

Junkyard Permits & Other Licenses $ 325.00 

Water & Sewer Department-Reimbursed to General Fund 641,977.89 

Proceeds of Tax Anticipation Notes 1,300,000.00 

Bank Interest less Service Charges 2,637.66 

In Lieu of Taxes 10,692.36 

Bond for Posted Road 5,000.00 

Reimbursement from CEDA for Legal & Advertising 755.21 

Election & Registrations from FMRSD 734.00 

Returned Check Collected Fees 71.49 

2007 Collected Ret'd Check & 2008 Uncollected Ret'd Check 137.00 

Sale of Property 15,440.24 

Closeout of Water/Sewer Project Checking Acct-Reimb General Fund 1,187.53 



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TREASURER'S REPORT 

January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2008 



Reimbursement for Town Clerk 

Reimbursement from Rural Dev for Muffin Monster 

Library - Reimbursement for Dues 

Miscellaneous 



Balance as of January 1, 2008 

Receipts 

Less Disbursements 

Balance as of December 31, 2008 



74.91 

21,917.26 

75.00 

337.96 



Accounts Held by the Treasurer 



General Fund Checking Account 
Reclamation Bond Certificate of Deposit 
Banknorth Investment Account 
Total Funds Available for the General Fund 





S 2,001,363.51 




$ 1,613,377.06 




10,527,246.00 




(10,168,969.12) 




$ 1,971,653.94 


asurer 

Conn. River Bank 


$ 1,971,653.94 


Conn. River Bank 


2,114.99 


Banknorth 


10,614.64 



$ 1,984,383.57 



Conservation Commission-Money Market Account Conn. River Bank S 20,300.55 

Conservation Commission-Certificate of Deposit Conn. River Bank $ 6,863.56 

Conservation Commission-2 CDARS Conn. River Bank $ 33,255.27 



Recreation Department-Special Fund Checking Account Conn. River Bank $ 



Town of Charlestown Water Department-Money Market 
Water Department- Investment Account 
Total Funds Available for Water Department 

Town of Charlestown Sewer Department-Money Market 
Sewer Department-Investment Account 
Total Funds Available for Sewer Department 

Water/Sewer Project Checking Account 



5.542.12 



Conn. River Bank $ 
Banknorth 


261,130.00 
8,767.17 


$ 

Conn. River Bank $ 
Banknorth 


269,897.17 

5,537.78 
860.32 


$ 


6,398.10 



Conn. River Bank $ 



Old Home Day Association Checking Account 
Old Home Day Association Certificate of Deposit 
Old Home Day Association Certificate of Deposit 

Charlestown Heritage Commission 

CEDA Park Infrastructure Account 



Conn. River Bank $ 1,047.68 

Conn. River Bank $ 7,870.82 

Conn. River Bank $ 3,097.53 

Conn. River Bank $ 2,211.23 

Conn. River Bank $ 51.79 



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2008 DETAILED STATEMENT OF EXPENDITURES 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT 
EXECUTIVE OFFICE 

Selectmen - Clerk/Receptionist Full Time 16.870.00 

Selectmen - Secretary 24.587.26 

Selectmen - Salaries - Selectboard 8.400.00 

Selectmen - Health/Disability Insurance 10.015.20 

Selectmen - FICA/Medicare 3.709.89 

Selectmen - NH Retirement System 3,623.39 

Selectmen - Unemployment/Workers' Comp 124.67 

Selectmen - Dental Insurance 86.27 

Selectmen - Telephone 1,361.70 

Selectmen - Printing, Ads 1,753.53 

Selectmen - Dues. Subscriptions. Education 398.65 

Selectmen - Office Supplies 3,020.72 

Selectmen - Miscellaneous 1.275.08 

Adm Assist - Salary 31.291.72 

Adm Assist - Secretary 2,317.38 

Adm Assist - Health/Disability Insurance 5.803.44 

Adm Assist - FICA/Medicare 2,5 14.40 

Adm Assist - NH Retirement System 2.748.34 

Adm Assist - Unemployment/Workers' Comp 66.81 

Adm Assist - Telephone 459.34 

Adm Assist - Dues. Subscriptions 367.19 

Adm Assist - Copier 125.00 

Adm Assist - Computer, Software 33 1 .47 

Adm Assist - Books. Periodicals. Misc 144.65 



Total Executive $ 121,396.10 

ELECTION, REGISTRATION, & VITAL STATISTICS 

Salaries - Ballot Clerks 3,184.83 

Salaries - Supervisors & Moderator 1.560.04 

FICA/Medicare 123.52 

Printing & Supplies 589.63 

Total Elections & Registration $ 5,458.02 

FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATION 

Salary - Bookkeeper 46.400.00 

Salary - Part Time Bookkeeper 340.00 

Health/Disability Insurance 6,538.56 

FICA/Medicare 3,573.45 

NH Retirement System 3,501.04 

Unemployment/Workers' Comp 274.56 

Dental Insurance 117.30 

Auditing Services 16.213.00 

Fixed Assets Management 1.200.00 

Town Report 768.75 

Education & Training 482.75 

Postage 6.449.70 

Tax Sale Expenses 16.41 

Trust Funds - Treasurer 2.000.00 

Trust Funds - FICA/Medicare 153.00 

Trust Funds Fees 24.00 



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2008 DETAILED STATEMENT OF EXPENDITURES 

Trust Funds Miscellaneous 450.81 

Assessing Services 15.779.36 

TC-TX - Collector 36.245.16 

TC-TX - Part Time Salaries 28.222.36 

TC-TX - Health/Disability Insurance 1 1.786.16 

TC-TX - FICA/Medicare 5.280.56 

TC-TX - NH Retirement Systems 3,504.32 

TC-TX - Unemployment/Workers' Comp 175.05 

TC-TX - Telephone 913.35 

TC-TX - Education 1 . 1 43 .98 

TC-TX - Dues & Subscriptions 65.00 

TC-TX - General Expenses 1 .094.28 

TC-TX - Office Supplies 1,718.38 

TC-TX - Mortgagee Search 6,30 1 .00 

TC-TX - MV Agent Fees 8.1 00.00 

Treasurer - Salary 4,075.00 

Treasurer - FICA/Medicare 31 1.72 

Treasurer - Bank Fees 3 1 2.30 

Treasurer - Office Supplies 20.38 

Data Processing - Software Support 13.869.70 

Data Processing - Hardware Upgrades 8.778.16 

Total Financial Administration S 236,199.55 

LEGAL EXPENSES 

Town Attorney 6,224.58 

Total Legal Expenses $ 6,224.58 

PLANNING & ZONING 

Planning & Zoning Director 3 1 .291 .72 

Secretary Part Time 2,559.69 

Health/Disability Insurance 5,803.44 

FICA/Medicare 2,509.54 

NH Retirement System 2.72 1 .48 

Unemployment/Workers' Comp 66.82 

Telephone 459.37 

Publication Expenses 481.21 

Education, Mileage Reimbursement 366.02 

Dues, Resource Materials, and Supplies 453.77 

Copier Expense 125.00 

Computer Expense 3 1 0.47 

Postage 294.00 

ZBA Publication Expenses 315.94 

ZBA General Supplies 81.32 

ZBA Postage 100.00 

Total Planning & Zoning S 47,939.79 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS 

Custodian 18.859.72 

Disability Insurance 100.81 

FICA/Medicare 1.414.85 

Unemployment/Workers' Comp 564.86 

Municipal Building - Mowing 1.722.00 



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2008 DETAILED STATEMENT OF EXPENDITURES 

Municipal Building - Electricity 12.612.58 

Municipal Building - Heating Oil 8.854.17 

Municipal Building - Water/Sewer 868.60 

Municipal Building - Maintenance & Repair 7.105.41 

Town Hall - Electricity 1,365.77 

Town Hall - Heating Oil 9,037.53 

Town Hall - Water/Sewer 263.40 

Town Hall - Maintenance & Repair 1,917.62 

Ambulance - Mowing 416.00 

Ambulance - Electricity 3,299.26 

Ambulance - Heating 1.569.96 

Ambulance - Water/Sewer 299.00 

Ambulance - Maintenance & Repair 1.768.14 

Fire Station - Electricity 2,420.52 

Fire Station - Heating Oil 8.833.03 

Fire Station - Water/Sewer 872.00 

Fire Station - Maintenance & Repair 2,753.07 

Highway - Electricity 2,253.21 

Highway - Heating Oil 10.900.54 

Highway - Water/Sewer 356.85 

Highway - Maintenance & Repair 4,433.50 

Transfer Station - Mowing 1.130.00 

Transfer Station - Electricity/Heating 3.938.72 

Transfer Station - Water/Sewer 254.50 

Transfer Station - Maintenance & Repair 2,208.67 

Recreation - Mowing 12.575.00 

Recreation - Patch Park - Electricity 368.76 

Recreation - Patch Park - Water/Sewer 303.45 

Recreation - Facility Maintenance & Repair 97.74 

Recreati on - Pool El ectricity 2,0 1 1 . 1 4 

Recreation - Water/Sewer 1,901.00 

Bakery Building - Electricity/Heat 4.004.72 

Bakery Building - Water/Sewer 263.40 

Bakery Building - Maintenance & Repair 1.695.03 

Community Bulletin Board - Electricity 65.49 

Cemetery - Electricity 71.11 

Total General Government Buildings $ 135,751.13 
Encumbered - Nickerson Electric - $17,000.00 

CEMETERY DEPARTMENT 

Sexton 31,670.00 

Salaries - Part Time 1 6,707.25 

Salaries - Part Time Clerical 4.383 .40 

FICA/Medicare 4,036.21 

Unemployment/Workers' Comp 1,133.84 

Telephone 67 1 .53 

Equipment Maintenance 2.125.59 

Miscellaneous 1,345.48 

Equipment Rental 1.000.00 

Gasoline 3,383.47 

Loam, Seed 775.76 

Fence Maintenance 486.42 



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2008 DETAILED STATEMENT OF EXPENDITURES 



Vehicle Repair 1,415.66 

Uniforms 362.52 

Trees 18.130.00 



Total Cemeteries $ 87,627.13 

INSURANCE - Property, Liability 42.085.18 

Total Insurance $ 42,085.18 

ADVERTISING & REGIONAL PLANNING 

NH Municipal Association - Dues 2,857.21 

Upper Valley Lake Sunapee 5.681.00 

Meeting Waters YMCA 1 ,200.00 

Old Home Day 1,000.00 

Total Advertising & Regional Planning $ 10,738.21 

Total General Government $ 693,419.69 



PUBLIC SAFETY 

POLICE DEPARTMENT 

Salaries - Full Time 297,997.36 

Salaries - Part Time 107,383.72 

Overtime 6,651.36 

Health/Disability Insurance 70,294.32 

FICA/Medicare 17.804.18 

NH Retirement System 33.900.07 

Unemployment/Workers' Comp 6,406.25 

Dental Insurance 1,933.15 

Telephone/Fax 5,589.46 

Regional Prosecutor 10,395.00 

Subscriptions/Journals 500.00 

Alarm Monitoring 301.00 

Ammunition 1,325.00 

Office Supplies 1.374.57 

Office Equipment 505.73 

Conferences . 327.3 1 

Postage 125.00 

General Expenses 3,380.30 

Training 457.00 

Gasoline 20,140.47 

Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 4,434.61 

Radio Communications 1,523.93 

Uniforms 2,608.23 

Contracts 8,195.69 

Special Detail 186.50 

Special Detail Overtime 2,178.39 

Special Detail FICA/Medicare 261.31 

Total Police $ 606,179.91 

AMBULANCE DEPARTMENT 

Director 3.000.00 

Officers 6.000.00 

Salaries - Part Time 28.727.50 

FICA/Medicare 2,886.25 



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2008 DETAILED STATEMENT OF EXPENDITURES 

Unemployment/Workers' Comp 1.948.21 

Telephone/Fax 1,456.98 

Billing Service 2,524.50 

Medical Supplies 12.692.20 

Medications/ ALS 1.738.01 

Medical Equipment 1,330.74 

Dues/Subscriptions 588.27 

Courses/Training 1,087.62 

Mileage Reimbursement 869.28 

Office Supplies 1,835.89 

Postage 64.32 

Miscellaneous 2.489.14 

Gasoline 3.344.12 

Vehicle Maintenance 1.129.72 

Uniforms 1.564.36 



Total Ambulance $ 75,277.11 

FIRE DEPARTMENT 

Chief 5,200.00 

Assistance Chief 2.000.00 

Inspector Part Time 393.50 

Salaries - Part Time 39.829.30 

FICA/Medicare 3,636.91 

Unemployment/Workers' Comp 1.227.26 

Medical Expenses 746.04 

Telephone 3.581.67 

Dispatching Services 29.836.00 

Equipment Maintenance 13.744.27 

Dues & Subscriptions 645.00 

Training 2.327.53 

Gasoline/Diesel 3.153.79 

Vehicle Repair 24,249.40 

Radio Communications 419.90 

General Expenses 1 1 ,677. 1 3 

Personal Equipment 4.130.56 

SCBA Maintenance 1.390.53 



Total Fire Department $ 148,188.79 

CODE ENFORCEMENT/BUILDING INSPECTOR 

Building Inspector 1 1.464.00 

FICA/Medicare 877.03 

Unemployment/Workers' Comp 485.69 

Building Inspection Expense 576.16 

Education 325.78 

Mileage Reimbursement 1.985.80 

Total Code Enforcement S 15,714.46 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT 

General Expenses 602.97 

Total Emergeny Management $ 602.97 

Total Public Safety S 845.963.24 



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2008 DETAILED STATEMENT OF EXPENDITURES 

HIGHWAY ROAD PROJECTS 

Curbs. Drains, and Sidewalks 13,252.75 

Paving 274,034.98 

Total Road Projects $ 287,287.73 

HIGHWAY OPERATION BUDGET 

Public Works Administration 2,134.14 

Salaries - Full Time 248,544.70 

Salaries - Part Time 3,122.50 

Overtime 25,260.87 

Health/Disability Insurance 93,209.01 

FICA/Medicare 20.209.55 

NH Retirement System 24,176.10 

Unemployment/Worker's Comp 10.003.12 

Dental Insurance 1.154.53 

Mowing 2,332.00 

Roadside Mowing 3,620.00 

Telephone 1,844.82 

Engineering - Mapping 3,751.00 

Educational Program 389.00 

Signs 1,627.76 

Office Supplies 379.69 

Technology, Internet, & Computers 160.00 

Reconstruction General 13,329.21 

Gravel Crushing 12,000.00 

Crack Sealing 60,646.04 

Safety Striping 2,974.04 

Calcium Chloride 9,799.50 

Gasoline/Diesel 47,551.38 

Hazardous Waste Removal 569.84 

Street Sweeping 8,415.00 

Oil/Grease 2,158.90 

Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 39.206.61 

Tires, Tubes, Chains, and Batteries 3,535.00 

Uniforms 4,465.57 

Culverts 6,366.24 

Sand & Gravel 10,445.75 

Equipment Rental 18,011.25 

Supplies, Tools & Equipment 12,342.12 

Snow & Ice Supplies 53 ,045 .23 

Sidewalk - Winter Maintenance 1,929.56 

Total Highway Operating Department $ 748,710.03 

Total Highway $ 1.035,997.76 

STREET LIGHTS 

Street Lights $ 30,421.60 

TREE MAINTENANCE 

Total Tree Maintenance $ 1,860.01 

TRANSFER STATION 

Public Works Administration 2,134.14 



40 



2008 DETAILED STATEMENT OF EXPENDITURES 



Salaries - Full Time 

Salaries - Part Time 

Overtime 

Health/Disability Insurance 

FICA/Medicare 

NH Retirement Systems 

Unemployment/Workers' Comp 

Dental Insurance 

Telephone 

Equipment 

Facility Improvements 

Dues, Subscriptions, Education, & Licenses 

Supplies & Miscellaneous 

Office Supplies 

Diesel/Gasoline 

Vehicle Expense 

Scale Maintenance 

Uniforms 

Recycling 

Demolition 

Trash Disposal 

Landfill Closure Monitoring 

Total Transfer Station 

Total Public Works 



68,224.20 

34.352.75 

1,382.67 

23.077.32 

7.769.27 

6.248.17 

3,082.90 

415.70 

1,448.64 

6,218.85 

8,803.04 

755.71 

1,984.85 

185.42 

31,041.64 

4,487.28 

1,944.00 

732.23 

4,580.95 

16,783.56 

68,521.03 

3.740.31 



297,914.63 



$ 1,366,194.00 



ANIMAL CONTROL 

Animal Services 

Ads, Postage. Printing. Food 

Total Animal Control 



82.00 
134.83 



216.83 



HEALTH AGENCIES 

Home Health Care 

Sullivan Nutrition 

Sullivan County Hospice 

Community Youth Advocates 

Southwestern Community Services 

Samaritans 

West Central Behavioral Health 

Salary Health Officer 

FICA/Medicare 

Unemployment/Workers' Compensation 

Miscellaneous 

Total Health Agencies 



24.500.00 

4,200.00 

500.00 

2,500.00 

4,000.00 

250.00 

7,700.00 

2,500.00 

191.25 

89.83 

25.00 



46,456.08 



GENERAL ASSISTANCE 

Telephone 
Community Alliance 
Office Supplies 
Medical - Clients 
Electricity - Clients 
Rent - Clients 
Fuel - Clients 



484.25 

13,999.32 

370.99 

1.691.67 

3.156.69 

18,592.38 

4.668.01 



41 



2008 DETAILED STATEMENT OF EXPENDITURES 



Other Expenses - Clients 
Total General Assistance 
Total Health & Welfare 



465.01 



43,428.32 



90,101.23 



RECREATION & CULTURE 
PARKS & RECREATION 

Salary - Director Part Time 

Assistant Director 

FICA/Medicare 

Unemployment/Workers' Compensation 

Director Expenses 

Parks Maintenance 

Swimming Pool - Lifeguards 

Swimming Pool - Overtime 

Swimming Pool - FICA/Medicare 

Swimming Pool - Unemployment/Workers' Compensation 

Swimming Pool - Telephone 

Swimming Pool - Supplies 

Total Parks & Recreation 



6.999.89 

999.96 

612.13 

233.01 

578.22 

4.636.55 

22,508.38 

759.38 

1,780.00 

848.80 

191.06 

13.361.76 



53,509.14 



LIBRARY 



Librarian 

Assistant Librarian 

Salaries - Part Time 

Life/Disability Insurance 

FICA/Medicare 

NH Retirement System 

Unemployment/Workers' Compensation 

Telephone 

Supplies 

Computer Expenses 

Postage 

Equipment 

Dues. Subscriptions 

Miscellaneous 

Education/Workshops 

Travel Reimbursement 

Programs & Displays 

Literacy Program 

General Fund Books 

Transfer to Library Tech Trust Fund 

Total Library 



35.766.50 

24,103.65 

16,166.01 

599.64 

5,759.52 

3.125.99 

283.53 

839.96 

1,270.98 

1.557.65 

179.00 

325.03 

605.90 

101.90 

527.92 

495.63 

85.73 

1,177.51 

2,988.39 

1.000.00 



96,960.44 



HERITAGE COMMISSION 

Total Recreation & Culture 



3,973.88 



154.443.46 



CONSERVATION COMMISSION 

Total Conservation Commission Expense 



230.80 



230.80 



DEBT 



TAN Interest 



7.891.77 



42 



2008 DETAILED STATEMENT OF EXPENDITURES 



43 



Total Debt Service $ 7,891.77 



SPECIAL ARTICLES 

Southern Vermont Rec Center 

Town History Update 1.000.00 

Fall Mountain Food Shelf 6.000.00 

Community Alliance - Transportation 2.000.00 

Total Special Articles $ 9.000.0(1 

Encumbered - Sounthern Vermont Rec Center - $5,000.00 

CAPITAL OUTLAY 

Ambulance - Zoll 37.715.31 

Police - Vehicle 21,848.00 

Selectboard - Miscellaneous 500.00 



Total Capital Outlay $ 60,063,31 



GRAND TOTAL 2008 EXPENDITURES $ 3,227,307.50 



GRAND TOTAL 2008 ENCUMBRANCE $ 22,000.00 



TRUSTEES OF TRUST FUNDS 

FORM MS -9 REPORT OF THE COMMON AND RETAINED INCOME FUNDS 



Date of 




Purpose of 


How 


Balance 


New Funds 


Reimburse 


Gains/ 


Creation 


Name of Trust Fund 


Trust Fund 


Invested 


Beginning 
Year 


Created 


Broker fees 


Losses 


1896 


Silsby Public Library 


Library 


Stks/Bds 


153,160.86 




4.46 


2,165.08 


1974 


Maude E Prouty 


Library 


Stks/Bds 


32.434.84 




0.94 


458.11 


1979 


Sayce Fund Library 


Library 


Stks/Bds 


1,608.01 




0.05 


23.25 


1974 


Maude E Prouty- Worth 


Poor 


Stks/Bds 


21,627.29 




0.63 


305.81 


1772 


Swan Fund 


Student Loan 


Stks/Bds 


2,987.86 




0.09 


41.85 


1862 


Porter Widow Fund 


Needy 


Stks/Bds 


59,454.24 




1.73 


840.68 


1920 


Charles H Hoyt 


Streets 


Stks/Bds 


47,123.82 




1.37 


666.27 


1925 


Charles H Hoyt 


Mausoleum 


Stks/Bds 


15,234.82 




0.44 


215.12 


1967 


Mary A Sherwood 


Trees 


Stks/Bds 


2,697.09 




0.08 


38.38 


1881 


Perpetual Care 1881-19' 


Perpetual Care 


Stks/Bds 


312,334.58 




9.09 


4,416.21 


1995 


General Maintenance 


General Maintenance 


Stks/Bds 


54,201.22 


5,700.00 


1.38 


634.49 


1882 


Horace Metcalf 


Fountain 


Stks/Bds 


374.94 




0.01 


5.83 


1961 


Care/North Charlestown 


Cemetery 


Stks/Bds 


9,541.77 




0.28 


134.89 


1969 


Emest A Bixby 


Scholarship 


Stks/Bds 


90,125.20 


27,876.61 


2.62 


1,270.26 


1995 


Pnde in Charlestown 


Scholarship 


Stks/Bds 


16,151.33 




0.44 


212.69 


1979 


Dorothy Sayce 


Trees 


Stks/Bds 


3,794.24 




0.11 


53.48 


1988 


James Hearne 


Town Hall 


Stks/Bds 


2.078.33 




0.06 


29.07 


1993 


Emma Hunt 


Conservation Commission 


Stks/Bds 


4,633.33 




0.13 


65.11 


1979 


Dorothy Sayce 


Pool 


Stks/Bds 


1,607.97 




0.05 


23.25 


1979 


Sayce Fund Student Fun 


Student Loan 


Stks/Bds 


1.607.97 




0.05 


23.25 


2000 


Patch Park Gift Fund 


Park 


Stks/Bds 






- 


- 



Grand Total Common Fund & Retained Income Fund 



832,779.68 | 33,576.61 



24.00 | 11.623.03 



REPORT OF THE TOWN RESERVES 



Principal 



Silsbv Library Technology 



How Invested 



Money Market 



Swimming Pool Rehabilitation Money Market 

(previously called Recreational Facility) 

Town History Capital Reserve Money Market 









Gain/ 


New 






Loss 


Funds 


Tfr fr Inc 


Expended 


Sales 


1,000.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


1.000.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 


2.000.00 


0.00 


0.00 


0.00 



44 



TRUSTEES OF TRUST FUNDS 

TOWN OF CHARLESTOWN, NEW HAMPSHIRE ON DECEMBER 31, 2008 



Balance 


Income 




Gains/ 




Income 


Expended 


Income 


Total 


End Year 


Balance 


,%%%% 


Losses 


Additions 


During year 


During Year 


Balance 


'nncipal & Income 


I 


Seginning of ye 


ar 










End of Year 


End of Year 


155,330.39 


7.061.11 


0.18 






5,872.48 


(7.061.11) 


5.872.48 


161.202.88 


32,893.91 


1,495.34 


0.04 






1,243.59 


(1,495.34) 


1.243.59 


34.137.52 


1.631.31 


74.13 


0.00 






61.66 


(74.13) 


61.66 


1,692.97 


21,933.73 


17,776.32 


0.03 


(7.28) 




1,428.12 


(685.00) 


18.512.16 


40,445.93 


3,029.80 


137.75 


0.00 


(0.06) 




119.09 




256.78 


3,286.58 


60,296.66 


11,345.83 


0.07 


(4.83) 




2,665.25 


(2,000.00) 


12,006.25 


72,302.92 


47,791.45 


41,430.91 


0.06 


(17.63) 




3,225.79 




44,639.07 


92,430.43 


15,450.37 


20.479.44 


0.02 


(8.71) 




1,286.04 




21,756.77 


37,207.13 


2.735.54 


1,101.27 


0.00 


(0.47) 




141.04 




1,241.84 


3,977.39 


316,759.86 


14,399.44 


0.38 






11,975.67 


(14,399.44) 


11,975.67 


328,735.53 


60,537.07 


2,398.82 


0.06 






2,155.98 


(2,398.82) 


2,155.98 


62,693.06 


380.77 


1,882.07 


0.00 


(0.80) 




78.95 




1,960.22 


2,340.98 


9,676.93 


6,773.82 


0.01 


(2.88) 




597.71 




7,368.65 


17,045.60 


119,274.69 


4,769.81 


0.11 


(0.36) 


774.85 


4,296.11 


(3.500.00) 


6,340.41 


125,615.07 


16,364.44 


1,839.29 


0.02 


(0.78) 




673.29 


(500.00) 


2.011.80 


18,377.20 


3,847.83 


1,648.94 


0.00 


(0.70) 




201.82 




1,850.06 


5,697.87 


2.107.46 


877.48 


0.00 


(0.37) 




109.67 




986.78 


3,094.25 


4,698.58 


3.148.21 


0.01 


(1.34) 




285.42 




3,432.29 


8,130.88 


1,631.27 


1,509.35 


0.00 


(0.64) 




113.35 




1,622.06 


3,253.29 


1,631.27 


74.13 


0.00 


(0.03) 




64.10 




138.20 


1,769.46 



S.OP3.32 | I40.224.39| 1.00 | (46.88)| 774.85 | 36.595.03 | (32.113.84)1 145.433.65 1,023.436.97 



TOWN OF CHARLESTOWN, NH ON DECEMBER 31, 2008 







Income 








Combined 


Balance 


Balance 






Balance 




Total 


End of 


Beginning 




Transfer 


Income 




Principal 


Year 


of Year 


'/o%% /. Earned 


to 


End of Year 


Accru. 


& Income 


31-Dec-08 


l-Jan-08 


Dec Income 


Prin 


31-Dec-08 


Income 


31-Dec-08 


4.392.14 


434.18 


0.53 112.00 


0.00 


546.18 


117.17 


546.18 


0.00 


156.44 


0.02 4.24 


0.00 


160.68 


540.18 


160.68 


3,999.39 


193.19 


0.45 96.47 


0.00 


289.66 


0.00 


289.66 


8.391.53 


783.81 


1.00 212.71 


0.00 


996.52 


657.35 


996.52 



45 



TRUSTEES OF TRUST FUNDS 

MS-10 REPORT OF THE COMMON AND RETAINED INCOME FUNDS 





ADDITIONS PRINCIPAL 






HOW INVESTED 


BALANCE 




CASH 


PROCEEDS 


GAINS II ISM s 


BALANCE 


tt SHS DESCRIPTION OF INVESTMENT 


BEG YEAR 
I -Jar -OS 


PURCHASES 


CAPT1AL 
GAINS 


FROM SALES 


FROM SALES 


END YEAR 

31 -Dec-OS 


NOTES AND BONDS 














50000 US Treas Notes 4.75% 11/1 5/2008 


50,093.75 






50,000.00 


(93.75) 


0.00 


50000 Federal Farm Credit Bank 4.75% 12/07/2009 


49.956.00 










49.956.00 


50000 Federal Home Loan Bank 2.875% 3/1 1/201 1 


0.00 










50,209.65 


75000 Federal Home Loan Bank 2.75% 3/12/2010 


0.00 










75,564.00 


50000 Federal Home Loan Bank 3.125% 6/10/2011 


0.00 










49,733.48 


50000 Bellsouth Cap Fd CP 7.75% 2/15/10 


49,875.00 










49,875.00 


50000 Hewlett Packard 4.50% 3/1/2013 


0.00 










50.010.00 


50000 Lehman Brothers Hldg CP 7.875% 1 1/1/09 


48,437.50 










48.437.50 


1 1 0000 Nationsbank Corp 6.375% 2/1 5/08 


106,988.20 






110,000.00 


3,011.80 


(0.00) 


MUTUAL FUNDS • FIXED INCOME FUNDS 














9642.867 Vanguard Fixed Income Sees GNMA Port #36 


100,192.50 










100,192.50 


COMMON STOCKS 














800 AT&T Inc 


2,127.86 










2.127.86 


250 Abbott Laboratories 


10,930.00 










10.930.00 


300 Bank of Amenca Corp 


14,982.00 










14.982.00 


300 BP PLC ADR 


20,073.00 










20,073.00 


300 ChevronTexaco Corp 


18,382.00 






5,001.05 


2,375.05 


15,756.00 


300 Citigroup Inc 


14,382.00 










14,382.00 


250 CVS Corp 


7,279.65 










7,279.65 


500 Dominion Res Inv Va New 


3,697.93 










3,697.93 


300 Emerson Electric 


13,134.00 










13,134.00 


Fairpoint Communications Inc. 


0.00 






62.01 


50.04 


0.00 


600 General Electric Co 


28.728.00 










28,728.00 


400 Intel Corp 


12,652.00 










12,652.00 


200 Int'l Business Machines 


16,859.20 










16,859.20 


300 Johnson & Johnson 


13.687.50 










13,687.50 


McGraw Hill Cos Inc 


1,906.25 






8,186.14 


6.279.89 


0.00 


300 Merck & Co 


14,664.00 










14.664.00 


400 Microsoft Corp 


13,934.00 










13,934.00 


500 Nokia Corp 


10,935.00 










10,935.00 


150 Pepsico, Inc. 


0.00 










10,310.70 


375 Pfizer Inc 


7,481.69 










7.481.69 


250 Plum Creek Timber 


9.030.00 










9,030.00 


300 Proctor S Gamble 


19.551.00 










19,551.00 


500 Puget Energy Inc 


10,728.65 










10,728.65 


500 U S Bankcorp Del (Spinoff from US Bankcorp) 


12,745.47 










12,745.47 


300 United Technologies Corp 


15,285.00 










15,285.00 


400 Verizon Communications (Spinoff from Verizon) 


2.726.96 










2.714.99 


450 Wells Fargo & Company 


14.617.75 










14,617.75 


GS Federal FD #520 


116.715.82 










87.737.80 


TOTAL PRINCIPAL 


83; 779 60 




00 


173.249.20 


1 1.623 03 


878.003.32 


RETAINED INCOME 














25QHQ Federal Farm Credit Bank 4.75% 12/07/2009 














250UD. Federal Home Loan Bank 3.125% 6/10/2011 














ysnnn US Treas Note 4.75% 11/15/08 








25.000.00 


(46.88) 


0.00 


GS Fin'l Square Income #465 














GS Federal Fund #520 














Fees Paid to The New Hampshire Trust Company 














TOTAL 




0.00 


0.00 


25,000.00 


(46 88) 


000 



COMBINFD COMMON TRUST FUND AND 
RFTAINFD INC.OMF FUND 



' ■ . -: . 



11,576.15 878003 32 



46 



TRUSTEES OF TRUST FUNDS 

TOWN OF CHARLESTOWN NEW HAMPSHIRE ON DECEMBER 31, 2008 



INCOME 


PRINCIPAL ONLY 


BALANCE 


INCOME 


EXPENDED 


GAINS 


BALANCE 


BEG OF YEAR 


UNREALIZED 


END OF YEAR 


BEG YEAR 


RECEIVED 


DURING 


LOSSES 


END OF YEAR 


FAIR MKT 


ANNUAL 


FAIR MKT 




DURING YR 


YEAR 






VALUE 


GAINS LOSSES 


VALUE 




- 2,375.00 








50,562.50 


0.00 


0.00 




2,375.00 








51,094.00 


265.50 


51,359.50 




706.77 








0.00 


50,328.00 


50.328.00 




1,019.80 








0.00 


75,703.50 


75,703.50 




147.57 








0.00 


50,515.50 


50.515.50 




3,875.00 








53,209.00 


(2.340.50) 


50.868.50 




556.25 












48.401 .50 




1,968.75 








52,112.50 


(47,112.50) 


5.000.00 




3,506.25 








110,215.60 


(110,215.60) 


0.00 




4.992.92 








99.996.53 


675.00 


100.671.53 




1,280.00 








33,248.00 


(10,400.00) 


22,848.00 




351.24 








14.037,50 


(940.00) 


13,097.50 




672.00 








12,378.00 


(7.503.00) 


4,875.00 




990.90 








21.951.00 


(7,344,00) 


14.607.00 




820.50 








32.665.50 


(8.962.50) 


23.703.00 




33600 








8,832.00 


(6,345.00) 


2.487.00 




64.50 








9.937,50 


(2,705.00) 


7,232.50 




790.00 








23,725.00 


(5,315.00) 


18.410.00 




369.00 








16.998.00 


(6,231 .00) 


10,767.00 




744 00 








22.242.00 


(11,940.00) 


10.302.00 




219.00 








10.664.00 


(5,144.00) 


5.520.00 




380.00 








21 .620.00 


(5.300.00) 


16.320.00 




538.49 








20,010.00 


(2,436.00) 


17.574.00 




88.00 








8.762.00 


(8.762.00) 


000 




456.00 








17,433.00 


(9,417.00) 


8.016.00 




184.00 








14,240.00 


(6,152.00) 


8,088.00 




352.83 








19,195.00 


(12,110.00) 


7,085.00 




127.50 








0.00 


8.505.00 


8,505.00 




480.00 








8,523.75 


(2,362.50) 


6.161.25 




420.00 








11,510.00 


(2,612.50) 


8.897.50 




465.00 








22,026.00 




19.305.00 




500.00 








13.715.00 


(1.475.00) 


12.240.00 




849.96 








15,870.00 


(2.380.00) 


13,490.00 




40349 








22.962.00 


(8.403.00) 


14,559.00 




700.00 








17.476.00 


(4.416.00) 


13.060.00 




585.00 








13.585.50 

116.71582 


(585.00) 


13,000.50 

87.737.80 




34.690.72 




OC 


967.512 70 


(146.776.62) 


820,736 08 


24.978.00 


1.187.50 






24,978.00 








24,866.75 


73.79 






24,866.75 








0.00 


1.187.50 






0.00 








81,085.56 


1.835.82 






81.085.56 








14,503.34 


3.48217 
(5,86247) 






14.51334 








145.433.65 


1,904 31 


0.00 


0.00 


145.44365 


0.00 




000 



(146.776.62- 



47 



TRUSTEES OF TRUST FUNDS 

NEW CEMETERY ACCOUNTS - 2008 

FH (FOREST HILL) - HH (HOPE HILL) - PC (PINECREST) 

STC (ST. CATHERINE) - G (GRAVES) 



DATE 


NAME 


AMOUNT 


CEM 


SECT - LOT 


G 


15-Jan 


Sylvester. W & J 


150 


FH 


11/13A 




16- Apr 


Hosley. C 


150 


PC 


1/1269C 




25-Apr 


Carrier. F 


150 


PC 


1/1269D 




6-May 


Weaver. D 


150 


PC 


0/1261A 






Jr. K 


150 


PC 


0/1261B 




29-May 


Martel, R 


150 


PC 


4/234B 






S 


150 


PC 


4/234C 






Fischer, S 


150 


PC 


4/234D 




1 8-Jun 


LaBounty. E 


150 


PC 


4/21 7 A 






Partlow. D 




PC 


4/2 17A 






Peck. A 




PC 


4/2 17A 




19-Jun 


Chambers. E & D 


300 


HH 


11-12/65CD 


2 




Repsher. M & V 


300 


HH 


11-12/69CD 


2 


25-Jul 


Gignac, P & L 


150 


HH 


7/295A 






Gignac, J 


150 


HH 


7/295C 




7-Aug 


Merrill, A & L 


150 


PC 


0/1252B 




9-Aug 


Snedeker, L & C 


150 


PC 


0/1252C 




11 -Aug 


Bashaw, D & K 


150 


PC 


11/1251C 




16-Sep 


Schroeder. R 


150 


PC 


9/1190A 






D 


150 


PC 


9/1190B 






T 


150 


PC 


9/1190C 




17-Sep 


Banta. C & R 


150 


PC 


0/1252D 




23-Sep 


Foster. R 


900 


HH 


10/379BCD 


3 








HH 


10/3 78 ABC 


3 


24-Sep 


Fisk, C & M 


300 


HH 


1 0/371 AB 


2 


2-Oct 


LeDrew, Jr. C, K 


300 


PC 


4/218CD 


2 


24-Oct 


Jellie. A 


150 


SC 


S/L/6/A 


1 


30-Oct 


Bashaw. C & P 


150 


PC 


11/1245B 


1 


14-Nov 


Swanson, R & A 


150 


PC 


4/222B 


1 


4-Dec 


Pope, R & L 


150 


PC 


4/225D 


1 


5 -Dec 


Bennett. R & P 


300 


PC 


11/1245CD 


9 


11 -Dec 


Paulhus. N & S 
TOTALS 


300 


SC 


S/c/7/CD 


2 




$ 6,150.00 


40 


3arbara M 


Jones. Treasurer 






N-R - Non Resident 




Trustees of Trust Funds 






C - Cremation 





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SILSBY FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY TRUSTEES 

The year 2008 at the Library will go down in history as one of renewal. The most visible change 
is the new lighting, more in style with the historic significance of the Silsby Library. We have 
started with the replacing of most of the windows by purchasing double pane glass and 
improving on insulation. This project will carry on in 2009, by using money from a USDA 
matching grant. Windows and doors in the newer part of the Library will be replaced and thereby 
lowering the cost of heating the Library space during the winter months. Also, several of the 
antique chairs were re-caned and valances installed above most windows. 

With close to 2,000 patrons, the Trustees encouraged the presenting of special programs from 
poetry readings (River Voices) in April, to a history lecture by Marge Bruchac at Fort at No.4, a 
program on New Hampshire Cemeteries, and a well attended lecture on 400 Miles Down the 
Connecticut River in December. Other special activities include the meetings with Big 
Brothers/Big Sisters, the "Warm Up America" making afghans, the summer reading and 
activities program with a Medieval theme and the showing of movies on Friday afternoons. 

To stay abreast of what other Libraries are doing, our Director and several of the Trustees 
attended the annual NHLA Conference in Concord. The learning was shared with others on the 
Board. Some time was spent last year on updating the Procedures Manual, and the Board meets 
monthly (except during the summer months) to review finances and discuss subjects on the 
growth and well-being of the Silsby Library. These Board meetings are open to the public, 
usually held on the second Wednesday of the month, and Agenda's are typically posted one week 
ahead of the meeting. 

To encourage Library visits and to share the renovations with the public, the Trustees held an 
Open House during the Town Wide yard sale on, Saturday, July 19 th . Together with the staff we 
welcome suggestions about books, periodicals, the availability of technology, the website where 
one can see new acquisitions, etc. This is your Library, and we hope you will use it frequently. 
As a resident of Charlestown there is no fee to borrow materials or to use the computer. As a 
visitor, the fees are very modest, and the Staff extremely helpful. 

Eric F. J. Lutz, 

Chairperson for the Board of Trustees 



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SILSBY FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY 

Treasurer's Report for 2008 

Unrestricted Checking Account 

Balance Forward 12/31/07 $27,761.93 



Income 

NH Humanities Council - grants $455.00 

Donations IMO Laurie Kathryn Hassett $250.00 

Donation for supplies $20.00 

Reimbursement for postage $8.83 

Refund from vendor $9.97 

Total Income $743.80 

Expenses 

Renovations (details below) $9450.42 

Program speaker fees $455.00 

Craft Supplies $18.82 

Copyright compliance for showing movies $295.00 

Total Expenses $10,219.24 

Balance on hand 12/31/08 $18,286.49 





Renovations Details Through 2008 




(Renovati 


ons courtesy of Bequest from Kate Brenton) 


Chair caning 




$300.00 


Window treatments 




$1,003.14 


Lighting 




$4,147.28 


Windows 




$4,000.00 



Savings Account - copier/fax supplies and maintenance 

Balance Forward 12/31/07 $1,924.88 

Interest $7.48 

Deposits - fax/copier income $775.33 

Service charges -$6.75 

Laser printer repair -$249.00 

Service contract -$300.00 

Balance on hand 12/31/08 $2,151.94 



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SILSBY FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY 

Treasurer's Report for 2008 



Acquisitions Account 

Balance Forward 12/31/07 



$317.98 



Income 




Income from Trust Fund 


$8,630.58 


Vanguard dividends 


$224.49 


Donation from Kathleen and Patrick Shaw 


$20.00 


Donation from Charlestown Rotary 


$500.00 


Book replacements 


$423.30 


Book purchase reimbursement 


$23.79 


Non-resident fees 


$60.00 


Book sale revenues 


$564.45 


Total Income 


$10,446.61 


Expenses 




Books 


$6,758.74 


Videos 


$783.39 


Periodicals 


$627.10 


Book replacement to Manchester City Library 


$15.95 


Total Expenses 


$8,185.16 


Balance on hand 12/31/08 


$2,579.43 


Other Accounts 





CSB Money Market Account 8479089 12/3 1/08 $653.33 
Wesley & Rosie Hunt Trust - 

Managed by Vanguard Wellesley Income Fund 12/31/05 $4,63 3 . 1 

CSB CD, Britta Blish Mem. Fund, Matures 12/22/09 12/22/08 $3,000.00 

CSB CD, Eloise Kinson Mem. Fund, Matures 12/22/09 12/22/08 $2,282.90 

CSB CD, Centennial Fund, Matures 12/22/09 12/22/08 $1,300.00 



Robin Forsaith, Treasurer 



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ANNUAL LIBRARIAN'S REPORT 



Circulation: 


Adult Books 


6,846 




Junior Books 


6,140 




Magazines 


305 




Audio Books 


479 




Video/DVD 


3,201 


TOTAL 




16,971 



New Patrons 192 

Collection 25,548 
Books Added 933 
Library Visits 257/wk 
ILL ' 911 



With the financial situation of our country in the news, and our personal finances on our minds, I 
thought you might like to know what your library "tax" dollars are worth. With the average Best 
Seller costing about $20.00 at Wal-Mart, we circulated about $136,000.00 worth of books to our 
adult patrons. The value of our magazine circulation is $1,200.00. Children's hard cover books 
average about $15.00 each and their circulation value is approximately $92,000.00. With the cost 
of DVDs at $29.95 retail we circulated about $95,000.00 in videos. Our Interlibrary loan service 
allows us to borrow books instead of buying them for our numerous local book groups and others 
who need titles either too expensive, or of specific interest. We borrowed 550 books from other 
libraries, saving us $1 1.000. The tax rate for funding the library in 2008 was around $22.00 -the 
cost of one hard cover Best Seller. We are here to help during these difficult economic times and 
your tax dollars are hard at work here. 

Our busy volunteer knitters for the Warm Up America campaign, organized by Holly Shaw, 
donated nine afghans to the homeless shelter in Claremont. A group also knits hats and mittens 
for the Charlestown Area Christmas fund. 

We were again the site for the Big Brothers/Big Sisters organization for Charlestown. 

We hosted three NH Humanities programs again this year - NH Cemeteries and Graveyards. 400 
Miles Down the Connecticut and The Harriet Wilson Project. Marge Bruchac visited with us at 
the Fort for a follow-up to her Molly Ockett program - a wonderful presentation about other 
Native healers in the Northeast and their craft. During February Stacy Oshkello offered 
"Movement & Munchies" a nutrition and fitness program for students in grades 6-8. 

Our Summer Reading Program theme for 2008 was "Catch a Dragon by the Tale" and had 
children reading tales of knights in armor. A group even created a reading "castle" out of 
appliance boxes donated by Rick's Electric. Storyteller Simon Brooks provided the program 
finale. 

I would like to extend a hearty thank you to all who helped the Library during this past year. 
Again we have a wonderful Board of Trustees who volunteer their time and energy to advocate 
for the Library. Many generous citizens have donated books for our annual yard sale day book 
sale. We received a very generous donation from The Laurie Hassett Memorial Fund, for the 
purchase of craft supplies for our Story Hour programs and a gift from the Charlestown Rotary, 
which will be used for our "Read To Me" baby book program. I would like to thank our 
Pathways volunteers, the Charlestown Garden Club, who keeps our garden, and all of our 
patrons. 

Thank you all for your pattonage and support throughout the year. 

Sandra Perron, Librarian 

52 



CONSERVATION COMMISSION 

The Charlestown Conservation Commission meets on the third Monday of every month at 7:00 
PM in the Community Room below the library; the public is always encouraged to attend. 

The Conservation Commission continued to do work on the Town's hiking trails. All trails in 
Town were monitored periodically and kept free of debris. A series of geo-caching points have 
been set up on the trails and we have already received many favorable comments on our trails 
and their condition. We would like to thank Don Highter, who once again kept the Great 
Meadow trail mowed during the summer months. We would again remind people trails maps are 
available in the Selectboard office in the Bakery Building for a $2.00 fee. 

In April and October the Conservation Commission did their semi-annual clean-up along State 
Route 12 from the Walpole Town line to Bowen Crossing Road. This is part of the NH DOT 
Adopt-a-Highway program. In conjunction with the Lions Club, the Rotary Club and a big help 
from the Fall Mountain HS Jr. ROTC the trash is cleaned up from the Town line to Lovers Lane 
Road. 

Another yearly effort is sponsoring Green-up day on the first Saturday in May. This involves 
cleaning the Town roads. Many thanks to the people who volunteered their time, to the VFW for 
cooking and to the local businesses that donated goods for the cookout after the clean-up. As a 
result of all these efforts we received eight hundred daffodil bulbs through the Litter-Free NH 
program which should be making their appearance this spring. 

A yearly duty of the Commission is the monitoring of the LCIP (Land Conservation Investment 
Program) easements. 

The Commission was involved in reviewing several wetlands applications that were submitted to 
the State of NH, Department of Environmental Services and made several site visits regarding 
wetlands issues. 

The Commission has been involved with the Upper Valley Lake Sunapee Regional Planning 
Commission (UVLSRPC) in creating a natural resource inventory for the Town. Work this fall 
involved compiling maps of natural resource features and overlaying these maps to pick out 
areas with high natural resource value. In the spring, these areas will be field checked and a final 
report and map set will be generated. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Richard Holmes 
Chairman 



53 



HISTORICAL SOCIETY 

The Charlestown Historical Society celebrated its thirtieth anniversary this year. Ruth Smith, who 
was one of the original members, was recognized, along with Marge Reed, also present in the early 
days. Meetings had been suspended around 1990, but with the assistance of the Rotary, the Society 
rejuvenated itself, and is very active today. 

Some of the Society's activities include presenting a program every month, maintaining an archives 
room in the Town Hall for research, and hosting Charlestown*s fourth graders at Schoolhouse No. 8 
every year. The Schoolhouse is also maintained by the Society and holds open houses during the 
year for the public. 

Last year, the third annual Voices of the Past cemetery walk was held, the first to take place at Hope 
Hill Cemetery in North Charlestown. This popular event was attended by about 80 people, and was 
filmed by Mike and Lucia Read, for presentation on Springfield Area Public Access television. A 
DVD of the walk, courtesy of the Reads, is available for rent from the Historical Society. 

A special project undertaken this year was the preservation of two historic maps owned by the 
Society. The Society and Barbara Jones funded the project, and the maps may be seen in the 
archives room. They should now last for many more generations. 

One of the functions of the Historical Society is assisting individuals with historical or genealogical 
inquiries. Every week, the Society receives requests of one sort or another. Many of the requests 
come by mail or email, but a surprising number of people visit Charlestown in person, and ask for 
help in tracing ancestors, finding graves in the cemeteries, or checking Town records. Among 
others, we assisted a man who is writing a book about the Old Home Day tradition in New 
Hampshire, a man writing a book on Livingston Stone, and another gentleman who is hoping to 
write an article about Jotham White, an early slave-holder here. 

Two major new research sources were completed this year. The first is an index to Frizzell's 
Second Histoiy of Charlestown, compiled by Robin Van Mechelen of Bethesda, Maryland. Robin 
had visited Charlestown to research her Irish ancestors and was frustrated by the poor index in the 
book. She compiled an every-name, every-mention index of the Second Histoiy, donating her index 
to our Society so that we could benefit from its sales. The index is available for $25 a copy, and is 
invaluable for anyone doing local research. 

The second resource is an exhaustive index to all of Charlestown's servicemen and women. 
Daughters of the American Revolution and other patriotic group members, early militia members, 
and other notable local patriotic individuals. Many sources were consulted to compile this list, and 
it ranges from the Revolutionary War to the present. Questionnaires were completed by people 
living in Charlestown today. Copies of this index may be consulted at the Cemetery Department, 
Town Clerk's Office, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Historical Society. 

Our brochure is available in the display case on the front of the Town Hall, and we invite anyone 
interested to attend our meetings. We are always happy to accept donations of anything relating to 
Charlestown's past for our archives. 

Joyce Higgins, President 



54 



HERITAGE COMMISSION 

The Charlestown Heritage Commission has completed its fourth year of accomplishment since 
being re-commissioned in November 2004 by the Selectboard. We are proud of our efforts thus 
far. 

Holding true to our mission, part of which is: to encourage preservation of historic buildings and 
property of historical value, encourage education of children in the importance of historic 
preservation, and to assist other groups in the pursuit of beautification and general improvement 
of the Town. 

This year the Commission sponsored a "Historic Charlestown Essay Contest" the purpose of 
which was to promote students" pride and interest in the historic aspects and buildings of 
Charlestown. 

Mr. Wasserman"s seventh grade class at Charlestown Middle School submitted sixty-one essays. 
The chosen top three participants read their essays at the Historical Society meeting held at the 
Charlestown Academy Building on East Street. They also received monetary prizes for their 
efforts. All of the essays submitted denoted a great amount of interest in their topics. 

The Commission has for several years been working with the Fall Mountain Regional High 
School Industrial Arts Department to create designs and art work for signs to commemorate the 
North Charlestown National Register District. After much deliberation and decision making, 
pursuing permission to place the signs, finding the appropriate sign painter, and numerous other 
concerns, this project is almost complete and the signs will be ready for installation in the spring. 

The one item that has dominated our meetings for most of the year has been the proposed writing 
of a new Town History which would continue in time from the second Town History by Martha 
Frizzell. This will be a monumental project. The Commission is hoping to generate interest 
among Town residents for participation in this undertaking. 

The Commission has also been working with the Tree Committee in their endeavor to plant more 
trees to enhance the ecology and beautification of the Town. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Wesley Van Velsor, Chair 



55 



CHARLESTOWN COMMUNITY TREE COMMITTEE 

The mission of the Charlestown Community Tree Committee is to evaluate, maintain and 
replace, where necessary, the Town's publicly owned trees. 

In 2008, we completed inventories of existing trees on Perry Avenue, Park Street, Summer 
Street, Elm Street and Swan Common. We continued the pruning and fertilizing on Main 
Street that we began in 2007. 

Our primary focus in 2008, in addition to planting seven more elm trees, was implementing 
planting plans for Swan Common and the jug handle at the Route 11/12 intersection. We 
planted a total of 1 3 trees and 1 5 shrubs this year. 

On Swan Common we built a planter near the fence and put in five globe arborvitae. Thanks 
to Keith Weed and the highway department, the surviving shrub was removed from the 
Sullivan Street triangle and replanted at Swan Common. The Tree Committee also planted a 
liberty elm and a red maple on the common. 

After receiving permission from the State, we planted three white, three purple and one 
yellow lilac, and two silver leaf junipers on the hillside at the Route 11/12 intersection. 

With funding from the Charles H. Hoyt Trust, we put in six more liberty elms along Main 
Street. On the west side, we also planted a red maple at the south end and a flowering plum 
in the triangle by Lower Landing Road. On the east side, we planted a pear tree in front of 
the Dutch Treat B&B, two fox valley white birches at Olcott Lane, and a forsythia in front 
of Connecticut River Bank. 

Thanks to the Conservation Commission, the Rotary Club and the Lions Club for their 
Adopt-a-Highway cleanups and the volunteers who helped with Green-up Day, we received 
800 daffodil bulbs from Litter Free New Hampshire. The Tree Committee planted bulbs in 
the new planter at Swan Common and at the jug handle. The rest were given to other 
organizations to plant throughout town. 

Next year we will receive the final twelve of the liberty elms purchased by the Charles H. 
Hoyt Trust. Some will be planted on Park Street and the rest at other locations to be selected. 
We also will continue the jug handle project as we try to beautify that entrance to Town. 
The work goes on trying to save some of our existing trees that are not looking well. The 
pruning, fertilizing and general maintenance will always exist. 

The Tree Committee wishes to thank the community for encouraging us and in many cases 
helping in our projects. We welcome all who wish to join us. It is hard work, but we manage 
to keep it fun. In connection with the Heritage Commission, we have set up a Heritage Fund 
and welcome donations to help with our projects. 



Charlestown Community Tree Committee 

Aare lives (Chair), Judy Murray (Vice-chair), Pat Royce (Secretary), 
Eric Lutz, Jim Fowler, Jackie Kasprzak 



56 



RECREATION COMMITTEE 

Hello from the Recreation Department. Our board consists often members. The positions within 
the committee include a part-time Director, Assistant Director, Chairman of the Board, 
Secretary, five Committee members and a Pool Advisor, which is a new position we added last 
year. With the exception of the Director and Assistant Director, these positions are filled by 
volunteers. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all committee members, past and 
present, for their commitment to the Department. Without their help, and the continued support 
of our sponsors none of our programs would be possible. 

At this time, I would like to recognize Shaun Chase. He has, in the past, held the positions of 
Committee member. Director and most recently Assistant Director. He has been a wonderful 
asset to the Department for over 13 years. Shaun will be leaving at the end of his term. He will 
certainly be missed by the Board, not to mention all the people he has touched during his time on 
the Committee. Thank you Shaun for the wonderful job you have done. We wish you and your 
family the very best. 

Our programs this year have gone very well. We continue to offer a full year of sports that starts 
off in the spring with baseball and Softball, continues through summer and fall soccer, and ends 
with basketball. We have had an average of 100 children participating each season, with the high 
being 1 80 during our baseball/softball season. Each season is ended with a pool party. 

This year we held our 26 th annual Winter Carnival. While some things about the Carnival have 
changed over the years, for the most part it has remained a steadfast, Town wide tradition. 

We have also continued our Partnership Program with the Southern Vermont Health and 
Recreation Center. The programs offered for the past two years include, Aqua-cise Classes, 
Family Swim night every second Friday of the month, and end of the season celebrations for our 
fall/winter sports teams. We have recently added a couple of new programs, including swim 
lessons for all first graders going to Charlestown Schools. The other new program added is 
Adult Night; this program runs on the third Friday of each month from 6:00 to 8:45 P.M. and 
gives adults of Charlestown access to both pools and the fitness center. We hope you can join the 
many residents of Charlestown that have already taken advantage of these great opportunities. 

We are always looking for new ideas and ways to expand the programs we offer. Please feel free 
to come to one of our meetings, they are held the first Tuesday of every month at 7 pm in the Old 
Town Hall or contact one of the Committee members. 

William MacDonald 
Recreation Director 



57 



PLANNING BOARD 

The Planning Board met a total of 20 times during 2008, which was one of the quietest in many 
years. The number of development applications was down significantly from previous years; no 
doubt the result of the economic downturn that has been felt nationwide. In total, the Board 
considered 16 different applications including: 

• 2 subdivisions creating 2 new lots; 

• 8 site plan applications; 6 for new businesses or facilities and 2 for the expansion, 
alteration or relocation of existing businesses; 

• 5 sign permits; 

• 1 sand & gravel excavation permit 

With the completion of the Master Plan in 2007 the Board turned its 2008 planning efforts to the 
implementation of some of the goals and policies set out in the new Plan. This has resulted in 
three proposed zoning amendments being presented to the voters on the 2009 Town Meeting 
ballot. These amendments address such items as setbacks from certain rivers and streams 
consistent with the State's Comprehensive Shoreland Protection Act, restrictions on the long- 
term occupancy of recreational vehicles and campers and the establishment of a permitting 
process to accommodate small wind energy systems while protecting public health and safety. 
The Board feels that these are important updates to our regulations and sincerely hopes that the 
voters will support them. 

Another major recommendation contained in the Master Plan, and a logical step in its 
implementation, is the development of a Capital Improvements Plan that identifies the Town's 
major capital needs (buildings, infrastructure, vehicles, equipment, etc.) and provides a schedule 
as to how these needs can be met without undue burden on the taxpayers and wild fluctuations in 
the tax rate. The 2009 Town Meeting Warrant contains an article that would authorize the 
formation of a Capital Improvement Program Committee to commence this work and the Board 
supports this article as a means of meeting the Town's long term capital needs within the 
taxpayers" ability to pay for them. 

The Planning Board meets at 7:00 PM on the first and third Tuesday of each month in the 
Community Room at the Silsby Library/Municipal Building. All meetings are open to the public 
and citizen participation is encouraged. The Planning & Zoning office is located on the lower 
floor of the Bakery Building (1 1 Depot Street) and is open daily from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM. The 
office phone number is 826-5368. 

Charlestown Planning Board 

Robert Frizzell, Chair 

Sharon Francis, Vice Chair 

Brenda Ferland, Ex-Officio 

Kenneth Moore 

Doug Ring 

Patricia Royce 

Eric Lutz 

Linda Stewart, Alternate 

Andy Jellie, Alternate 

Herb Greenwood, Alternate 



58 



BUILDING/FIRE & HEALTH INSPECTOR 

As Building/Fire and now Deputy Health Inspector it has been a pleasure to work with the 
citizens of Charlestown. In general the citizens comply with the rules and regulations of ICC 
and cooperate in obtaining permits through the Selectmen's Office. A list of rules and permit 
fees are available to anyone. The State ICC books are available for review in the Selectmen's 
Office and the Library for interested parties. 

The Town of Charlestown is a member of ICC (International Code Council), The National Fire 
Protection Association (NFPA), National Electrical Code and NH Building Official Association. 

In 2008 there were 158 building permits issued for additions, alterations and renovations to 
residential and commercial structures. Several permits were issued for upgrading of electrical 
services and plumbing. Two permits were issued for construction of frame homes, three modular 
homes and several manufactured homes. I work closely with contractors, electricians and 
plumbers to bring all structures up to State and IRC/IBC codes. I attended code update meetings 
as they became available. We adopted the updated codes 2006 and also NEC 2008. 

In 2008 I attended all meetings of the Greater Sullivan County All Health Hazard Region. Patti 
Henderson, the New Health Officer will now attend these meetings. 

It is now mandatory to file an application to install oil burning equipment (RSA 153:5). All new 
outdoor wood boilers, pellet stoves, and indoor wood, pellet stoves require a fire inspection 
permit. Additionally, inspections for foster/day care and Town buildings are done on a regular 
basis. 

We issued several oil burner permits, indoor and outdoor pellet stove permits and permits were 
taken out for foster/day care and other types of fire inspections. Permit fees in 2008 brought in 
$9,122.62 to offset the costs associated with building inspections. 

Please note that any new homes, additions, basement finish or interior closed wall construction 
with rough plumbing or electrical concealed, must be inspected before the wall finish is installed. 
A final inspection is required before occupancy. 

FIRE RAPID ENTRY SYSTEM (Knox Box) has been added as a requirement to new two- 
family, multi-family and commercial buildings. 

The position of Building Inspector/Code Enforcement Officer is part-time only. As such, I am 
available two days each week in the office, Mondays and Wednesdays from 1 :00 PM to 2:00 PM 
and 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM for inspections, I'm usually available most days by calling the office, 
with follow up same day or next day leaving a message. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Bud Von Ahnen 

Building/Deputy Health/Fire Inspector 



59 



AMBULANCE DEPARTMENT 

2008 was another successful year for the ambulance service, we treated 535 patients. Typically, 
Sundays were the busiest days of the week and Thursdays were the slowest. The busiest time of 
day was between 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm. Traffic accidents and fall victims were our two leading 
reasons for dispatch; although we treated everything from asthma and cardiac disease, to 
childbirth and even a patient injured by a lightning strike. We treated more men than women; 
56% to 43%; the average patient age was 56. When compared to other ambulance service in our 
region, our response time to emergency calls was consistently under the average; according to 
the statewide documentation program that we utilize. 

While not busy handling EMS calls the ambulance service was able to train several new EMT's. 
that are now licensed and working on their own. About half of our staff also went through 
recertification this year. Maintaining an EMS provider's license requires many hours of training 
and testing that must be repeated every other year. It is a difficult process for people that do this 
job on a part-time or volunteer basis. We are grateful for all those who continue to contribute 
their services. 

Over the last year, we were able to upgrade our cardiac monitors and defibrillators. These 
devices are used to monitor patient's cardiac rhythms; they can perform electrocardiograms that 
can be faxed directly from the machine to the hospital using a phone line or a cell phone. In the 
event of a cardiac arrest the monitor can deliver an electrical shock to a patient to help restart 
their heart. The new monitors employ the latest cardiac resuscitation software as well, literally 
bringing very advanced cardiac care right to your homes. These monitors, used in conjunction 
with the AED's carried by the Police Department were directly responsible for saving a life 
earlier in the year. The Ambulance service and Police Department were able to work together to 
resuscitate a patient that suffered a cardiac arrest at his home. The patient was able to make a 
complete recovery. Nationwide out of hospital cardiac arrest survivability is only about 3%; we 
strive to improve those odds here in Charlestown, and so far have been doing a great job. We are 
very lucky to have the lifesaving equipment that we do. 

In closing, I would like to thank everyone for their continued support of the ambulance service. 
While we hope that we do not need to visit you on an emergency call, we welcome everybody to 
visit us at the ambulance station anytime. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get 
in touch with us. 

Sincerely, 

Jerry Beaudry FP-C, NREMT-Paramedic 
Director of Operations 
Charlestown Ambulance Service 



60 



FIRE DEPARTMENT 

This year was one of the busiest brush fire seasons we have seen in all the years we can 
remember. We had one of the largest forest fires the Town has seen in many years, along with 
multiple brush, grass and woodland fires over the spring and summer. The number of fire calls 
this year is down but the man hours per call are up considerately. 

Over the past year, 206 emergency calls were dispatched, 49 motor vehicle accidents, 1 8 mutual 
aid requests, 37 miscellaneous calls, 27 automatic fire alarms, 20 smoke investigations, 12 
medical/rescue requests, 6 automobile fires, 1 8 brush fires, 1 3 structure fires and 6 fuel/chemical 
spills. 

One of our goals for 2009 will be to replace our 1980 American LaFrance Fire Engine that is 
now 29 years old and currently out of service due to the pump not passing certification and 
unavailable parts to rebuild the pump due to the age. The truck will not pass safety inspection 
this spring due to other safety issues the truck has. We need to replace this truck this year as it is 
getting to old and unsafe to operate. If you have any questions or concerns about this truck please 
stop by the Fire Station any time and we will be happy to answer them for you. The Department 
will be looking forward to the support from all the residents to pass this article. 

I would like to thank all the Town residents for your support over the years and invite you to stop 
by the Fire Station and see the equipment we have received over the past few years through 
grants and purchases. Any one of us would be glad to show you around and answer any 
questions you may have. We have come a long way over the past several years so please stop by 
any time. 

I would like to thank all the members of the Fire Department and their families for all their time, 
effort and many hours that went into training and responding to emergency call this year. 



Respectfully Submitted, 
Gary Stoddard 
Fire Chief 



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POLICE DEPARTMENT 

This year we were able to maintain staffing throughout the year and added both part-time 
officers and dispatchers to better fill the needs of the Department. 

We saw our radio communications repeater installed onto the Sheriffs communications tower in 
Unity. 

We participated in both a Speed Enforcement Detail throughout the summer months and a DWI 
Enforcement Detail on selected weekends which were financed through a grant from the NH 
Highway Safety Agency. 

The Department continues to dispatch to the Towns of Acworth, Unity and Langdon and saw the 
overall calls for service increase slightly from last year. We continue our emphasis on traffic 
enforcement based on concerns voiced by our citizens. Of the 1675 traffic violators, only about 
10% actually received tickets. 

Our arrests were about the same as last year with an increase in felony-level crimes. 

The advent of a Regional Prosecutor has been a great success and has greatly reduced the time 
spent in case and trial preparations. 

We've been involved in the Safe Routes to School Program and, because of the hard work of 
many individuals in the School District and Town; we were able to secure a Grant from the State. 
This will pay for programs, infrastructure and equipment. 

We also continue to work with the Greater Sullivan County All Health Hazard Committee on 
health hazard (ie; pandemic, etc) protocol and readiness. Additionally, we continue to work on 
our local readiness plan in the event of a natural or man-made disaster. 

We're continuing our Kids and Cops Program in the second grades teaching such issues as 
Stranger Danger, E-91 1 and Good Touch/Bad Touch. The Program culminates in a pizza party at 
the end of the year for all the kids at the Police Department. 

We have continued our work with the Building Committee on a Police Department, based on the 
"voice of the citizens." We simply have no room in our existing facility making the investigating 
of crimes and conducting interviews an everyday challenge. This isn't the Taj Mahal; but we 
need some room to work effectively while balancing the needs of the Department and the best 
interest of the Community and its taxpayers. 



Respectfully Submitted, 

Edward C. Smith 
Chief of Police 



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HCS - HOME HEALTHCARE, HOSPICE & COMMUNITY SERVICES 

Report to the Town of 
CHARLESTOWN 

2008 

Annual Report 

In 2008, Home Healthcare, Hospice and Community Services (HCS) continued to provide home 
care and community services to the residents of Charlestown. The following information 
represents HCS"s activities in your community over the past twelve months. 

Service Report 
Services Offered Services Provided 

Nursing 2,239 Visits 

Physical Therapy 356 Visits 

Occupational Therapy 45 Visits 

Medical Social Work 139 Visits 

Home Health Aide 2,206 Visits 

Chronic Care 7,616 Hours 

Outreach 11 Visits 

Health Promotion Clinics 17 Clinics 

Total Unduplicated Residents Served: 1 83 

Prenatal and well child care, hospice services, the Age in Motion program and regularly 
scheduled "'Nurse Is In" clinics and Foot Care clinics are also available to residents. Town 
funding partially supports these services. 

Financial Report 

The actual cost of all services provided in 2008 with all funding sources is projected to be 
$1,081,166.00. 

These services have been supported to the greatest extent possible by Medicare, Medicaid, other 
insurances, grants and patient fees. Services that were not covered by other funding have been 
supported by your town. 

For 2009, we recommend an appropriation of $24,500.00 to continue to be available for home 
care services in Charlestown. 

Thank you for your consideration. 



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HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES 

The Charlestown Department of Health and Human Services handled more than 400 client 
contacts during 2008. The majority of these contacts did not result in applications for assistance. 
Most contacts were inquiries regarding available services and were referred to other 
organizations and agencies that handle non-emergent situations. Referrals were routinely made to 
the following service providers; 

• NH Department of Health and Human Services 

o TANF 
o Food Stamps 
o Medicaid 
o Child Care 

• Southwestern Community Services 

o Fuel Assistance 

o Electric Assistance Program 

o Security Deposit Guarantee Program 

o Rental Assistance Program 

• Social Security Administration 

o Supplemental Security Income 
o Social Security Disability Insurance 
o Retirement Benefits 
o Medicare 

• NH Employment Security 

o Job Searches 

o Unemployment Insurance 

• Charlestown Food Pantry 

• SERVE New England 

• Partners in Health 

o Medication Bridge Program 

Fifty-five (55) Charlestown families received direct assistance with housing expenses, fuel bills, 
electric bills, medication and food during 2008. Whenever possible, applicants were referred to 
outside sources for assistance, saving the taxpayers additional expenses. Although not all 
applicants are eligible to receive assistance through the town, staff consistently looks for 
alternative solutions when Town Assistance is not an option. Applicants are encouraged to work 
out solutions to their problems through direct negotiation with utility companies, fuel companies 
and landlords to make payment arrangements on back bills owed, thus reducing dependence on 
Town Assistance. In 2008, we stayed well within the projected budget for the year. 

The Community Alliance of Human Services (CAHS) is dedicated to promoting independence 
and quality of life. Adhering to those principals, staff works to promote and encourage self- 
sufficiency in all Town Assistance applicants while ensuring that the NH laws governing Town 
Assistance as the Overseer of the Poor are followed. As part of providing oversight of Town 
Assistance, CAHS maintains membership in the NH Local Welfare Administrators Association. 
This organization provides guidance, resources and training on all subjects pertaining to Town 
Assistance. Staff attends regular meetings to stay informed of policy, guidelines, laws and 
procedures that govern Town Assistance. Staff also routinely attends meetings with area service 
providers to stay informed of the most current available services and supports to supplement or 
replace dependence on Town Assistance. 

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The Community Alliance of Human Services appreciates the opportunity to provide oversight of 
Town Assistance to Charlestown residents. We look forward to continuing in our position as 
Welfare Administrator, providing necessary emergency relief to those who qualify while 
continuing to access outside resources when available; thus fulfilling our fiduciary 
responsibilities to the taxpayers of Charlestown while meeting our obligation to assist those 
families and individuals in need. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Julie I. Carson 

Town Welfare Administrator 



CEMETERY DEPARTMENT 

We added two new trustees in 2008; Aare lives was elected for a three-year term and Anton 
Zutter was appointed to a vacated position. 

The Department was busy with completing the job of removing some of the pine trees in Forest 
Hill and Hope Hill Cemeteries and continuing with spring cleanup, as well as the regular 
mowing. 

The Rotary Club continued work on the fountain in Hope Hill, and the water was flowing by 
Independence Day. Flowers and bushes were planted around the fountain, including hydrangeas 
donated by the Heritage Commission. 

The fence in Hope Hill Cemetery is in the process of being painted. Removal of some of the 
stumps in Forest Hill Cemetery is planned for next year. 

The Historical Society selected Hope Hill for their annual Voices of the Past cemetery walk this 
year. 

In September, the Trustees held a public hearing to consider future planting of trees and shrubs 
and raising the charges for cemetery lots. 

In 2009, the cost per lot will be $300 for residents and $600 for others. 

There were 39 burials in 2008, with 38 lots sold. 

Cemetery Trustees, 

Victoria Sargent 
Aare lives 
Anton Zutter 



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CHILD'S NAME 



DOB 



BIRTHS 2008 

PLACE OF BIRTH FATHER & MOTHER 



Weidlich, Isabella Karin 


01-06 


Lebanon, NH 


Kingston, Savannah Mae 


01-11 


Claremont, NH 


Blankenship, Joseph Jacob 


01-28 


Lebanon. NH 


Croteau, Kiley Elizabeth 


02-01 


Keene, NH 


Ritch, Emma Sheena 


02-09 


Claremont, NH 


Ritch, Eva Sandra 


02-09 


Claremont, NH 


Reynolds, Dylan Trapper 


02-12 


Claremont, NH 


Cannon, Dylan Reid Keanu 


03-14 


Lebanon, NH 


Michaud, Zachary Ryan 


03-19 


Claremont, NH 


Guyette, Maria Rose 


03-23 


Claremont, NH 


Gonet, Zarek Michael 


03-25 


Claremont, NH 


Burroughs, Angelena Rose 


04-02 


Claremont, NH 


Cheney, Alycia Marie 


04-06 


Claremont, NH 


Carter, Ashlyn Jane 


04-08 


Claremont, NH 


Sombric, Lee Robert 


04-15 


Lebanon, NH 


Waryas, Sophia Grace 


04-21 


Claremont, NH 


Peabody, Noah Christopher 


04-25 


Lebanon, NH 


Bush, Madison Aleah 


04-30 


Keene, NH 


Michaud, Tanner Michael 


05-01 


Claremont, NH 


Hall, Claire Lorren 


05-03 


Claremont, NH 


Wilson, Christopher Matthew 


05-03 


Claremont, NH 


Piankey, Alexia Cassandra 


05-23 


Claremont, NH 


Boardman, Perry Kenneth 


05-24 


Lebanon, NH 


Ferland, Jaylah Marie 


06-03 


Claremont, NH 


Shay, Abagail Morgin 


06-05 


Claremont, NH 


Flood, Joey Allen 


06-22 


Keene, NH 


Smith, Emily Jordan 


07-02 


Claremont, NH 


Brehio, Brody Michael Paul 


07-15 


Claremont, NH 


Pope-Lee, Maddox Scott 


07-15 


Keene, NH 


Briere, Ashton William 


07-16 


Claremont, NH 


Fulton, Carson Michael 


07-24 


Claremont, NH 


Snide, Peyton Alexzandrea 


07-30 


Claremont, NH 


Dalzell, Isabella Navarre 


08-13 


Lebanon, NH 


Robbins, Brydon Steven 


08-24 


Keene, NH 


Royce, Addison Ila 


08-26 


Claremont, NH 


Morrie, Calan Anthony 


09-12 


Keene, NH 


Harris, Clynton Evan 


09-22 


Lebanon, NH 


Newton, Tessa Ann 


09-24 


Claremont, NH 


Bascom, Bridget Jane 


10-05 


Claremont, NH 


Cross, Nicole Elizabeth 


10-19 


Claremont, NH 


Teffner, Simon Nicholas 


10-21 


Lebanon, NH 


Harper, Jaden Ray 


1 1 -03 


Lebanon, NH 


Hammond, Teagan Alivia 


11-20 


Lebanon, NH 


Rogers, Jared Allen 


12-23 


Lebanon, NH 



Weidlich, Steven & Hilary 

Kingston, James & Christina 

Blankenship, Brian & Bean, Melinda 

Croteau, Lester & Tamara 

Ritch, Marshall & Hanson. Michelle 

Ritch, Marshall & Hanson, Michelle 

Reynolds, Trapper & Souther. Amber 

Cannon, Eric & Beyer, Stanette 

Michaud, Lionel & Wheeler, Tina 

Guyette, Erik & Fuller, Heather 

Gonet, Michael & Chabot, Aubrey 

Burroughs. Erik & Donna 

Cheney, Timothy & Langford, Mallory 

Carter, Joey & Heather 

Sombric, Walter & Jorgensen, Misty 

Waryas, Charles & Kristi 

Peabody, Christopher & Fitzsimmons, Jennifer 

Bush, Joshua & Jenna 

Michaud, Michael &. Richardson, Jennifer 

Hall, Charles & Pratt, Ashley 

Wilson, Shawn & Robie, Jennifer 

Piankey, Jeffrey & McCumber, Cassandra 

Boardman, Adam & Day Boardman, Tina 

Ferland, Jacqueline 

Shay, Brian & Hiscoe, Jennifer 

Flood, Jeremiah &. Egbert, Sandra 

Smith, Shaun & Heather 

Brehio, Joshua & Christine 

Lee, Stephan & Pope Allison 

Briere, Randy & Viger, Amanda 

Fulton, Jason & Roberta 

Snide, Marcia 

Dalzell, Nicholas & Lemire, Jennifer 

Robbins, James & Heather 

Royce, Travis & Mackenzie 

Morrie, Matthew & Hankins, Brittany 

Harris, Richard & Sara 

Newton, Daniel & LeClair, Jessica 

Bascom, Aaron & Moriah 

Cross, David & Lisa 

Teffner, Fritz & Crystal 

Harper, Bradlee & O'Brien, Marie 

Hammond, Scott & Vance, Rachel 

Rogers, Timothy & Melissa 



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DEATHS 2008 



DECEASED 



DATE 



PLACE OF DEATH 



Beauchain, Shirley 01-30 

Prescott, Clifford 02-01 

Merrill, Martha 02-16 

Serem, Gail 02-26 

Cromer, Carolyn 03-01 

Dexter, Susan 03-16 

Kennett, Timothy 03-19 

Carleton, Oren 03-26 

Wilson, Patricia 04-14 

Warren, Arline 04-19 

Rouillard, Bertha 04-26 

Powers Sr, William 04-28 

Silver, Leola 04-28 

Bakis, Mildred 05-10 

Theroux, Mary 05-13 

Beaudry, Paul 05-15 

Arbuckle, Stanley 05-30 

Spalding, Raymond 05-30 

Potter, Albert 06-02 

Neilsen, Alfred 06-13 

Hanson, Eda 06-15 

Rowe Sr, Wayne 07-01 

Haynes, Philip 07-06 

Snelling, Carol 07-16 

Jarvis, Anthony 07-26 

Taylor, Gary 08-03 

Bashaw, Douglas 08-06 

Pope, Nora 08-14 

Schroeder, Genevieve 08-25 

Bryant Sr, William 09-09 

Banta, Ruth 09-13 

Eaton, Doris 09-21 

Fisk, Martha 09-24 

Ledrew Jr, Carleton 09-27 

Jellie, Arthur 10-05 

Patch, Stanley 10-11 

Streeter, Pauline 10-14 

Benware, Evelina 10-16 

Grey, Joseph 10-19 

Ahern Linell. Marjorie 10-25 



Claremont, NH 
Claremont, NH 
Claremont, NH 
Lebanon, NH 
Claremont, NH 
Lebanon, NH 
Lafayette, LA 
Charlestown, NH 
Charlestown, NH 
Charlestown, NH 
Charlestown, NH 
Charlestown, NH 
Claremont, NH 
Lebanon, NH 
Lebanon, NH 
Claremont, NH 
Charlestown, NH 
Franklin, NH 
Charlestown, NH 
Charlestown, NH 
Hudson, FL 
Springfield, VT 
Claremont, NH 
Charlestown, NH 
Charlestown, NH 
North Walpole, NH 
Lebanon, NH 
Charlestown, NH 
Springfield, VT 
Charlestown, NH 
Claremont, NH 
Unity, NH 
Charlestown, NH 
Lebanon, NH 
Charlestown, NH 
Springfield, VT 
Springfield, VT 
Rutland, VT 
Unity, NH 
Lebanon, NH 



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DEATHS 2008 




DECEASED 


DATE 


PLACE OF DEATI 


Thurston, Arnold 


10-28 


Charlestown, NH 


Beland, Joyce 


11-01 


Unity, NH 


Swanson Jr, Rudolph 


11-12 


Charlestown, NH 


Kingsley, Roy 


11-30 


Charlestown, NH 


Pope, Louise 


12-02 


Claremont, NH 


Toleff, Dennis 


12-03 


Charlestown, NH 


Moore, Katherine 


12-08 


Charlestown, NH 


Paulhus, Normand 


12-09 


Charlestown, NH 


Patch, Helen 


12-13 


Charlestown, NH 


Stevenson, John 


12-15 


Charlestown, NH 


Day Sr, Charles 


12-16 


Charlestown, NH 



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GROOM & BRIDE 

Tubman, Kevin S. 
Murphy. Dale L. 



MARRIAGES 2008 
RESIDENCE PLACE OF MARRIAGE 

Charlestown, NH Charlestown, NH 

Charlestown, NH 



DATE 

01-18 



Villemaire, Herbert J. 
Schroeder, Rianna L. 



Charlestown, NH 
Charlestown, NH 



Charlestown, NH 



01-26 



Stockman, Dana C. 
Simes, Debra L. 



Charlestown, NH 
Charlestown, NH 



Charlestown, NH 



02-02 



Hayward, Richard A. 
Boudreau, Katherine E. 



Charlestown, NH 
Charlestown, NH 



Lebanon, NH 



02-04 



Sherman, Peter W. 
Szeto, Erna C. 



Charlestown, NH 
Charlestown, NH 



Charlestown, NH 



02-15 



Chapman, William F. 
Chapman, Lorraine A. 

Hull, Raymond A. 
Smith, Rose M. 



Charlestown, NH 
Charlestown, NH 

Charlestown, NH 
Charlestown, NH 



Charlestown, NH 



Charlestown, NH 



03-13 



03-15 



Mclain, William A. 
Dennett, Marie A 



Charlestown, NH 
Charlestown, NH 



Charlestown, NH 



03-29 



Patterson, Edward N. 
Chandler, Ruth A. 



Charlestown, NH 
Charlestown, NH 



Charlestown, NH 



05-26 



Vartuli, Jeffrey A. 
Baker, Tammy L 



Charlestown, NH 
Charlestown, NH 



Croydon, NH 



06-14 



Mead, Charles P. 
Beauregard, Bonnie L. 



Charlestown, NH 
Claremont, NH 



Claremont, NH 



06-21 



Bellimer, Frederick J. 
Hulser, Jennifer W. 



Newport, NH 
Charlestown, NH 



Charlestown, NH 



06-21 



Rodriguez, Luis A. 
Martell, Tammy M. 



Charlestown, NH 
Charlestown, NH 



Charlestown, NH 



06-25 



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MARRIAGES 2008 



GROOM & BRIDE 


RESIDENCE 


PLACE OF MARRIAGE 


DATE 


Cobb, Joel A. 


Charlestown, NH 


Charlestown, NH 


06-28 


Waddell, Tammy L. 


Charlestown, NH 






Curtis, Jeffrey A. 


Allenstown, NH 


Charlestown, NH 


07-03 


Ballou, Doreen S. 


Charlestown, NH 






Brault, Roland A. 


Charlestown, NH 


Newport, NH 


07-04 


Kinne, Cynthia L. 


Charlestown, NH 






Wellington, Allen S. 


Charlestown, NH 


Claremont, NH 


07-05 


St. Pierre, Heather A. 


Charlestown, NH 






Rumrill, Roger K. 


Charlestown, NH 


Charlestown, NH 


07-19 


Lumbra, Amy M. 


Charlestown, NH 






Adams, Robert F. 


Walpole, NH 


Walpole, NH 


08-02 


Welch, Esther F. 


Charlestown, NH 






Damon-Hastings, Benjamin 


Charlestown, NH 


Alstead, NH 


08-02 


Smith, Bonnie A. 


Charlestown, NH 






Delgado, Roberto H. 


Spain 


Peterborough, NH 


08-02 


Donovan, Kathleen A. 


Charlestown, NH 






Haddad, Mohammad 


Walpole, NH 


Charlestown, NH 


08-04 


Shay, Heather A. 


Charlestown, NH 






Jacobs, Robert A. 


Charlestown, NH 


Sunapee, NH 


08-09 


Pelton, Deborah A. 


Charlestown, NH 






Martin, Andrew S. 


Charlestown, NH 


Charlestown, NH 


08-16 


Hunkler, Kari S. 


Charlestown, NH 






Colburn, Paul W. 


Charlestown, NH 


Charlestown, NH 


08-23 


Lacasse, Stephanie J. 


Charlestown, NH 






Alva, Joseph P. 


Charlestown, NH 


Charlestown, NH 


08-30 


Ingram, Julene M. 


Charlestown, NH 







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GROOM & BRIDE 

Prentiss, Brian A. 
Donahue, Corey A. 



MARRIAGES 2008 
RESIDENCE PLACE OF MARRIAGE DATE 

Charlestown, NH Charlestown, NH 09-12 

Charlestown, NH 



Merrill. Seth A. 
Aiello, Corinna L. 

Pierson, Christopher R. 
Williams, Charlene B. 



Charlestown, NH 
Charlestown, NH 

Charlestown, NH 
Alstead, NH 



Charlestown, NH 



Sullivan, NH 



09-13 



09-20 



Barth, Frederick R. 
Rumrill, Shalon M. 



Charlestown, NH 
Charlestown, NH 



Charlestown, NH 



09-21 



Spaulding, Christopher. 
Ferland, Tracy M. 



Charlestown. NH 
Charlestown. NH 



Charlestown, NH 



09-27 



Dalzell, Nicholas R. 
Lemire, Jennifer A. 



Charlestown, NH 
Charlestown, NH 



Sanbornton, NH 



11-01 



Morrell, Kevin S. 
Morrell, Debra R. 



Charlestown, NH 
Charlestown, NH 



Charlestown, NH 



12-21 



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WATER DEPARTMENT 



Balance on hand January 1 , 2008 - Money Market 

Banknorth - Savings 



218,908.45 

8,527.72 

227,436.17 



Deposits: 

Rents - Current 
Rents - Prior Years 
Rents Paid in Advance/Overpaid 
Interest on Delinquent Accounts 
Connections - Current 
Meters - Current 
Misc - pager Refund 
LGC- Reim. Well House 
Interest on Investments 
TOTAL 



301,827.41 

46,837.71 

326.20 

4,691.00 

3,570.20 

2,241.13 

26.85 

7,005.07 

5,129.22 



$ 371,654.79 $ 599,090.96 



Disbursements: 

Public Works Administration 

Clerical 

Treasurer 

Water Commissioners 

Water Collector 

Admin. Health/Disability Ins 

Admin. FICA/Medicare 

Admin. Retirement 

Admin Dental 

Software Support 

Educational Programs 

Office Supplies, Equip, Comp 

Postage 

Water Tests 

Salaries Full Time 

Overtime 

Health/Disability Insurance 

FICA/Medicare 

NH Retirement 

Unemployment/Workers' Comp 

Dental Insurance 

Telephone 

Electricity 

Heating Oil/Propane 



2,134.14 
8,435.00 
1,250.00 
3,300.00 
3,067.42 
1,681.56 
1,346.48 
1,191.83 
43.13 
1,261.77 
657.50 
2,213.06 
1,052.74 
1,440.14 

64,930.00 
4,753.66 

20,727.96 
5,101.44 
6,090.38 
2,037.33 
418.04 
5,386.82 

27,849.74 

10,057.48 



72 



Building Maintenance 
Property, Vehicle Insurance 
Dues/Fees/Courses 
Equipment 
Gasoline 

Vehicle Maintenance and Repair 
Uniforms 
Audit 
Mowing 

General Expenses 
Safety Equipment 
Aersonic 

Meter Installation & Repair 
Line Installation & Repair 
Fire Hydrant Replacement 
Alarm Monitoring 
Plant Maintenance & Repair 
Chemicals 

Booster Station Maintenance 
Dam Maintenance 
Debt Principal/Interest 
Abatements & Refunds 
Total 2008 Expenses 

2007 Expenses Paid in 2008 



3,386.30 

4,778.30 

252.50 

4,267.47 

4,680.41 

2,556.51 

755.16 

1,850.00 

3,237.50 

2,538.21 

1,025.83 

2,249.00 

5,162.62 

5,712.80 

2,936.43 

(8.64) 

6,469.23 

15,898.80 

645.21 

6,885.00 

61,005.00 

209.73 



312,711.26 

2,020.49 



$ 314,731.75 



Reimbursed to General Fund 
Due to General Fund 



322,383.70 
19.06 



Money Market - December 31, 2008 
Investment Banknorth 



261,130.00 

8,767.17 



Rents billed out in 2008 (less abtm) 
Connections, jobs, etc. billed 



344,229.80 
5,991.13 



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WASTEWATER DEPARTMENT 

Balance on hand January 1 , 2008 - Money Market 

Banknorth - Savings 



Deposits: 

Rents - Current 
Rents - Prior Years 
Rents - Paid in Advance/Overpaid 
Interest on Delinquent Accounts 
Connections - Current 
Dumping Fees - Current 
Dumping Fees - Prior Years 
Interest on Investments - less fees 
Reim - Rural Development 
Misc - Pager Reim 



257,311.95 

40,664.78 

364.36 

4,330.50 

1,500.00 

14,716.00 

513.60 

597.32 

21,917.26 

26.85 



5,062.14 
836.82 



5,898.96 



$ 341,942.62 $ 347,841.58 



Disbursements: 

Public Works Administration 

Clerical 

Treasurer 

Sewer Commissioners 

Sewer Collector 

Salaries Full Time 

Overtime 

Health/Disability Insurance 

FICA/Medicare 

NH Retirement 

Dental Insurance 

Unemployment/Workers* Comp 

Audit 

Mowing 

Telephone 

Lab Fees 

Electricity 

Heating Oil 

Building Maintenance 

Software 

Property, Vehicle Insurance 

Educational Programs 

Line Installation & Repair 

Alarm Monitoring 

Office Supplies 

Postage 



2,134.14 
8,435.00 
1,250.00 
3,300.00 
3,067.42 

64,686.80 
4,130.11 

22,409.64 
6,384.39 
7,206.47 
461.22 
712.33 
1,850.00 
3,237.50 
3,952.59 
5,525.30 

33,777.66 

13,540.41 
5,329.32 
1,261.77 
4,062.58 
350.00 
3,999.70 
172.10 
1,538.56 
1,027.00 



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Equipment 
Gasoline 

Lagoon Maintenance 
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 
Uniforms 
General Expenses 
Weed Kill 
Safety Equipment 
Debt 
Tests 
Chemicals 
Capital Projects 
Abatements & Refunds 
Total 2008 Expenses 

2008 Expenses paid in 2009 



924.67 

4,680.42 

3,362.86 

2.548.84 

743.01 

1,750.57 

1,560.00 

338.40 

63,495.00 

2,597.71 

3,677.49 

15,144.25 

97.13 



304,722.36 

1,670.37 



$306,392.73 



Reimbursed General Fund 
Due to General Fund 



319,594.19 
60,000.00 



Money Market - Dec. 31, 2008 
Investment Banknorth 



5,537.78 
860.32 



Rents billed out in 2008 (less abatements) 
Connections, jobs, billed (less abatements) 



299,411.42 
16,257.60 



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BALANCE SHEET 
WATER & WASTEWATER FUNDS 

December 31, 2008 





Beginning of Year 
Water 


End of Year* 
Water 


Beginning of Year 
Wastewater 


End of Year* 
Wastewater 


Assets 

Cash & Equivalents 
Investments 
Receivables - rents 
Interfund Receivable 
Other Receivables 
Prepaid Items 


$ 


218,908 

8,528 

46.912 

676 


$ 


261,130 

8,767 

42,476 

856 


$ 


5,062 

837 
40,804 

128 


$ 


5.538 

860 

36,974 

2,888 


Total Assets 


$ 

ince 

$ 


275,024 

1,852 
456 
276 


$ 
$ 


313,229 

(169) 

276 


$ 


46,831 

81.841 


$ 


46,260 


Liabilities & Fund Bali 

Accounts Payable 
Interfund Payable 
Deferred Revenue 


$ 


(1,630) 
60,000 


Total Liabilities 


$ 


2,584 


$ 


107 


S 


81,841 


$ 


58,370 


Fund Balance 

Reserved for Encum 
Unreserved Fund Bal 




4,466 

267,974 




313,122 




(35,010) 




8,600 
(20,710) 


Total Fund Balances 


$ 


272,440 


S 


313,122 


$ 


(35,010) 


$ 


(12,110) 


Total Liabilities & 


















Fund Balances 


$ 


275.024 


$ 


313,229 


$ 


46,831 


$ 


46.260 



* These figures subject to audit 



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WATER & WASTEWATER DEPARTMENT 

The Water and Wastewater had a very productive year, many projects and maintenance issues 
have been completed. 

Added six new fire hydrants 

Installed one meter pit 

Repaired water leak on Old Springfield Rd 

Repaired water leak on Almar Street 

Repaired water leak on South West Street 

Repaired water leak on Breakneck Hill 

Repaired water leak on Terrace Ave 

Repaired water leak on Lovers Lane & Springfield Rd 

Responded to eleven customer leaks 

Cleaned west side sewer mains 

Four new water connections 

Three new sewer connections 

Responded to 65 customer request 

Produced 18,456,831 cubic feet of water or 138,057,100 gallons of water 

Reclaimed, Treated and put back to nature 83,109,000 gallons of wastewater 

Passed all water and wastewater testing and toxicities 

Passed all compliance inspections and reports 

Backflow Prevention Plan created and implemented 

Spill Prevention Plan created and implemented 

Replaced old sewage grinder at the Pump Station with a Muffin Monster. 

Collection System evaluation and documentation for CMOM (Collection Maintenance 

and Operations Manual) EPA regulations has been created and implemented. 



The Arsenic Treatment in North Charlestown has been very successful. 

The Town has replaced the asbestos water line on Ceda Road from Lovers Lane Road to 

Whelen Park. 

Removed the Lower Clay Brook Dam. 



Respectfully Submitted 

David P. Duquette 

Superintendent Water and Wastewater 



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CHARLESTOWN TELEPHONE DIRECTORY 

EMERGENCY 

AMBULANCE - FIRE - POLICE 

EMERGENCY 



Administrative Assistant 826-5368 

Ambulance (non-emergency) 826-3686 

Fire Department (non-emergency) 826-331 1 

Health Officer 826-4400 

Health & Human Services 826-5266 

Highway Garage 826-4421 
Inspection Dept. (building, wiring, plumbing, fire) 826-4400 

Planning and Zoning Board 826-5368 

Police Department (non-emergency) 826-5747 

Silsby Free Public Library 826-7793 

Selectmen's Office 826-4400 

Town Clerk/Tax Collector 826-5821 

Transfer Station 826-3201 

Water/Sewer Department 826-3 1 79