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Londonderry

February 13, 2014

Few people attend Londonderry meeting

Many empty seats, little debate in Londonderry

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Mary Soares asked what would happen to the candidates that already filed to run for the town clerk/tax collector job. Town attorney Mike Ramsdell said if the article passed, the person winning that job would serve for a year. At Town Meeting in 2015, a tax collector would be appointed and voters would elect a town clerk.

Resident Bob Saur said the town clerk does more than just vital statistics and issuing dog licenses. He worried about not having the personnel and hours in the town clerk’s office to handle busy elections.

But Smith said the office is staffed well and jobs get done.

“By no means are we not going to have them perform their statutory requirements,” Smith said.

Another article drawing some discussion was a petitioned article to have supervision and management of the Town Forest transferred from the Conservation Commission to the town manager.

That article stemmed from months of discussion over a potential cleanup of the forest area near the Town Common and who would be responsible for the work.

In addition to town business, Londonderry honored retiring town employees and also named its top Citizen and Volunteer of the Year.

Londonderry Trailways’ Bob Rimol took top citizen honors and Caron was named top volunteer in town.

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