Town Meeting Day: N.H. Communities Weigh Elections, Budgets, Major Projects

Mar 8, 2016

Credit Allegra Boverman for NHPR

It’s Town Meeting day for many communities across New Hampshire.

Voters will head to the polls to weigh in on local elections, town budgets, and infrastructure projects.

Many of those projects are reworked versions of proposals that have failed in the past, such as a $4.3 million proposal to renovate the 67-year-old Lincoln Akerman School in Hampton Falls.

Mark Lane is a school board member in town and says this is the fourth year in a row voters will consider the project.

"We've worked really hard to try and make compromises so that it would be a plan the historic 'no' voters and those who support the school would appreciate." 

In Exeter, voters will decide whether to authorize nearly $50 million in bonds to pay for a new wastewater treatment plant.

Exeter voters will also decide whether to approve a $5.4 million school expansion project to make room for a full-day kindergarten program.

Voters in Hampton will consider a $25 million renovation project for Hampton Academy middle school.

And in Bedford, voters there will decide whether to lift the requirement that its town manager be a resident.