TOWN MEETINGS ARE COMING!
JANUARY 2016-JUNE 2016
It is not too early to start thinking about 2016 Town Meetings and/or drafting warrant articles to submit to be placed on the ballot.
Town meetings happen from January-June depending on your location. Check with your town's websites/offices for exact dates.
Some towns may vote on adopting expensive policies taken from "master plan" schemes. Get to know what your town is doing. Locally is the best place to fight back against federal intrusion.
In case you still do not know what these new HUD rules for Affirmative Action Housing, effective July 2015 mean for your town, read these articles:
OCTOBER 20 - SALEM'S MASTER PLAN
The Salem Planning Board will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 7:00 PM in the Knightly Meeting Room of the Town Hall, 33 Geremonty Drive, to discuss and receive citizen input on the Business Innovation Overlay District included in the master plan scheme that unelected regional councils have crafted for them. Be there or be square!
NOVEMBER 1 - BARNSTEAD "COMMUNITY RIGHTS"
Like the No Labels people, this group is hard to pin down. There MIGHT be a few things they support that we would agree with. For the most part, they deserve watching carefully. They plan to take action at as many town meetings as possible.
They are currently trying to get a deceptively titled constitutional amendment passed in the state of NH. (RIGHT OF LOCAL COMMUNITY SELF-GOVERNMENT, LSR# 2352 HCACR)
Remember, this was the group that banned Rep. Bob Kingsbury from their meeting back in 2012.
Read about them here, along with their event planned for Sunday, November 1st from 2:00 – 5:00 PM at the Barnstead Town Hall, 108 S. Barnstead Rd., Center Barnstead, NH 03225. (Daylight Savings! – Remember to turn your clocks back one hour)
NOVEMBER 2 - WATER PROTECTION GRANTS
We are keeping track of federal and state water laws ever since Governor Lynch created by executive order a Regional Water Commission in 2011. In NH, new taxes and loss of control that often result from implementation of these grants is of concern.
NH, far from being a drought-prone state such as California, is not known for having any water shortages.
Here is information on 'free money' being handed out via the NHDES.
Due November 2, 2015
Project funding is available from the NH Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) to develop and implement programs to protect existing sources of public drinking water. Applicants can receive up to $20,000 for projects to protect drinking water sources, including watershed planning, delineation of protection areas, assessment of threats to water supply sources, implementation, and source security.
Lakes Region Planning Commission is an experienced partner with this program and can help. Past projects have ranged from multi-town aquifer protection efforts to preventing direct roadway runoff into drinking water supplies through the installation of small efficient bio-retention ponds in the culvert catchment areas. For more information please contact David Jeffers at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (603) 279-5341.
The application packet is available now to provide sufficient lead time for applicants to work with stakeholders and obtain compelling letters of commitment, which will be needed for some projects to score well in the competition for limited funds. The importance of letters of commitment is reflected in the application materials. Applicants should review the application materials at their earliest opportunity.
Applications are available at: http://des.nh.gov/organization/divisions/water/dwgb/dwspp/lswp_grants.htm.
If you have questions or would like to discuss your proposal, please contact Pierce Rigrod at email@example.com or (603) 271-0688.
NOVEMBER 2 - NORTH CONWAY
STOP FEDERALIZING LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT
STOP FEDERALIZING LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT seminar to take place at The Lobster Trap Restaurant on November 2, at 7:00 PM, 2840 West Side Rd, North Conway, New Hampshire 03860
More Info: Norman Tregenza at (603) 733-6736
COMMUTER RAIL STUDY
Governor Hassan has signed a bill that will provide money to promote a study of commuter rail even after the public has said they do not want it and the Senate voted to leave the funds OUT of the budget.
Hassan Signs Bill to Study Commuter Rail Funding
Supporters of commuter rail not deterred by Senate vote
Commuter rail does NOT create jobs.
NH Rail Expansion: Bonanza or Boondoggle?
Here is what happened in another Agenda 21 ghost city (yes that is what this push is all about --- Sustainable Cities --- whether you like the use of that word Agenda 21 or not) when mixed use zoning and transit oriented development was put in place.
IF YOU THINK THAT COMMUTER RAIL IS A TAXPAYER BOONDOGGLE, TELL YOUR LEGISLATORS!
EMAIL ALL HOUSE REPS: firstname.lastname@example.org
WILL YOUR PROPERTY BE GRABBED FOR THIS?
The coming expansion of the Silvio O. Conte Wildlife Refuge by the US Fish and Wildlife Service in large parts of our state is a cause for concern.
This plan to expand, for which many people are being sent notifications as land owners who WILL BE affected by the proposed expansion, includes MA, CT, Southern and Northern areas in VT and NH.
Below are links to maps of areas in NH and VT for which you might have an interest. The first 2 maps help to show the huge area that this will encompass. The 3rd link is to the home page for the entire document.
Home page for Plan:
Here are more detailed maps of a few of the towns and property within the plan.
H/T Hon. Anne Cartwright
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Granite State Future(s) - Localism vs Regionalism
LOCAL CONTROL IS BEST!
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