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2015 Raymond Town and School Warrant Articles
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Jaclyn Sirrine Wins School Board Seat Recount By One Vote 

A recount of the School Board candidates was requested by Jaclyn Sirrine who lost to Tina Thomas with 368 to 369. A recount was held on Friday, March 20 at 6 pm at the Raymond High School. There were 3 tables set up with counters and observers. One person read the ballot and one person recorded the vote while 3 observers, one for each candidate, watched.

The fourth table had the board of recount people, appointed by Moderator Kathleen Hoelzel, which included Selectmen Greg Bemis and Wayne Welch, Steve Wallerstein, Dee Naoum and Steve Reardon. Their job was to determine a final decision if there were any questions, concerns or challenges to a vote on the ballot.

The recount changed the numbers for all three candidates. Kathleen Hoelzel declared John Harmon with 419 votes and Jaclyn Sirrine with 372 as the school board winners. Tina Thomas received 371 votes.

After the results were read, Thomas said she would be visiting the court to challenge the results.

Update: Tina Thomas did not challege the results or file a recount request with the court.

 


Raymond Town and School Warrant Article and Election Results are in.

757 people voted with 734 coming to the polls on March 10 and 23 absentee ballots were received out of the 6540 registered voters. That is only 11.2% of Raymond's registered voters.

All warrant articles passed on the school ballot and all but three articles, # 17, 18 and 2, on the town ballot passed.

#17 was the asking to allow the Trustee of Trust funds to charge for any expenses incurred for professional banking or brokerage assistance for capitol reserve funds in their custody. 335 in favor, 341 opposed.

#18 asked to raise and appropriate $15,000 for the Trustee of Trust funds to pay any expenses incurred for professional banking or brokerage assistance for the capitol reserve funds in their custody. 228 in favor, 442 opposed.

#21 asked to make all Conservation Easement contracts on town-owned land with outside entities limited to 10 years and subject to the vote of the citizens to renew. It also excluded Flint Hill and Dearborn properties. 280 in favor, 388 opposed.

Newly elected town officials include Jonathan Wood as selectman, John Beauvilliers and Robert Wentworth ont the planning board, Jill Vadeboncoeur on Trustee of the Trust Funds and Karen Currier for Library Trustee. Write-in winners include Bill Hoitt on Budget Committee and Frank Bishop on the Ethics committee.

Steve Wallerstein is the new school board member while the remaining candidates who were re-elected include John Harmon, Linda Hoelzel, Timothy Auclair, Timothy Louis and Tina Thomas by 1 vote over Jaclyn Sirrine.

 

********* Open Town Elected Positions **********

 

 

    

 

 

One (1) Selectmen for 3-year terms 

 

 

    Jonathan Wood

  347

 

    Bill Hoitt

  323

 

    

 

 

Two (2) Budget Committee Members 3-year terms

 

 

Bill Hoitt

8

 

 

 

 

Two (2) Planning Board Members 3-year terms 

 

 

     John Beauvilliers

  289

 

     Robert Wentworth

  387

 

     Ted Janusz

  276

 

   

 

 

Two (2) Ethics Committee Members 3-year terms

 

 

     Gretchen Gott

  471

 

   

 

 

One (1) Ethics Committee Member 2-year term

 

 

    Frank Bishop

  3

 

One (1) Trustee of Trust Funds 3-year term

 

 

     Jill Vadeboncoeur

  500

 

    

 

 

One (1) Library Trustee a 3-year term  

 

 

     Karen Currier

  432

 

     Carol Newby

  134

 

 

 

 

***** Open School Board Elected Positions ******

 

 

    

 

 

Two (2) School Board Member 3-year terms

 

 

    John Harmon - first count - 416       recount

  419

 

    Tina Thomas    - first count - 369       recount

  371

 

    Jaclyn Sirrine - first count - 368       recount

  372

 

 

 

 

One (1) School Board Member 1-year term

 

 

    Steve Wallerstein

  475

 

 

 

 

One (1) School District Moderator 3-year term

 

 

    Tim Louis

  575

 

 

 

 

One (1) School District Clerk 3-year term

 

 

    Linda Hoelzel

  603

 

 

 

 

One (1) School District Treasurer 3-year term

 

 

    Tim Auclair

  568

 

 

 

 

 

Town Warrant Articles:

 YES

NO

1. Elected Town Board Officials

 

 

2. Zoning Amendment: Recodify the Zoning Ordinances

538

145

3. Zoning Amendment: Home Occupations

465

230

4. Zoning Amendment: Conversion Apartments

497

199

5. Zoning Amendment: Rail Trail Signage District

496

198

6. Town Operating Budget/Default Budget -         $7,957,989 / $7,988,917

593

111

7. Collective Bargaining Agreement - $32,062.54

473

227

8. Collective Bargaining Agreement - Special Meeting

369

326

9. Scholarship Fund - $2000

548

142

10. Social Service Agencies - $69,820

550

153

11. Mosquito Spraying - $45,000

584

129

12. Capital Improvements- $190,000

498

212

13. Road Reconstruction Projects -$149,000

614

101

14. Capital Reserve Funds(Water Revenues) -
             $25,000

549

163

15.Shim and Overlay Special Revenue Fund -
          $209,839

608

98

16. Vacation and Sick Leave Non-Union Fund - $10,000

425

266

17.Trustee of the Trust Funds - Expenses from Capital
      Reserve Fund pursuant to RSA35:9-am ll

335

341

18. Trustee of the Trust Funds - $15,000
     

228

442

19. Tax Impact on Annual Budget pursuant to
     RSA 32:5 V-b

594

85

20. Zoning Amendment Citizen Petition: Change from
      Two Family to Single Family

522

148

21. Put a 10 year limit on Conservation Easements      excluding the Flint Hill and Dearborn properties and
      Vote to renew contract

280

388

 

School Warrant Articles:

 YES

NO

1. Elected School Board Officials

 

 

2. Operating Budget $22,887,644 /
      Default Budget -
              

568

145

3. Raymond Education Association (REA) Contract -
         $247,594

435

280

4. REA Special Meeting If Article 3 Fails

303

362

5. District Capital Improvement Plan - $214,000

496

220

 

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