THIS IS INFORMATION SUBMITTED BY SANDOWN’S INIMITABLE CATHY GORMAN, SCHOOL BUDGET COMMITTEE MEMBER. This is in answer to the Timberlane school board’s claim that the unanticipated LGC refund did not need to be accepted in public hearing because it was not expended. Our claim is that unanticipated funds need to be publicly accepted regardless of the intention to expend them. Despite last night’s meeting, this debate is NOT finished.
Why does this matter? Are we fighting about a sheer legal technicality? Not at all. RSA 198:20-b that deals with unanticipated funds (i.e.; cash windfalls) was written to protect taxpayers. In their usual fashion, the school board last night voted down a motion by me to have the Business Administrator give an accounting of the history and disposition of all the LGC refund monies. There is a third tranche of money being expected in September but this has been anticipated in the 2014-2015 budget so no hearing will be needed. Just to be clear, I am not insinuating that the district has done anything untoward with this money; I simply want an accounting that I can understand.
From Ms. Gorman:
A (quick) list of the towns that held public hearing to “ACCEPT” unanticipated funds:
Windham -School Board
ConVal – School Board
Gilford – Board of Selectmen
Raymond – School Board
Moultonborough – Board of Selectmen
Hinsdale – School Board
Language of the public meeting legal notices and links below:
Windham School Board Meeting September 3, 2013
7:00 pm – Public Hearing-7:15 pm Public Session
Non-Public Session immediately following
The Windham School Board will conduct a public hearing as required under RSA 198:20-b regarding the acceptance of rebates from prior year health and dental insurance premiums fromHealthTrust (formerly Local Government Center)
ConVal – School Board
PUBLIC HEARING TO ACCEPT UNANTICIPATED FUNDS
@ SAU Board Room
What School Board
When Feb 04, 2014
from 07:00 PM to 07:30 PM
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April 23, 2014
ALTON — The Alton School Board met for just over an hour in public session on Monday, April 14, and approved accepting nearly $300,000 in unanticipated funds, approved the school calendar for the 2014-2015 school year and approved school board meeting dates for next year.
GILFORD BOARD OF SELECTMEN
PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE APPROPRIATION OF UNANTICIPATED FUNDS
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Gilford Town Hall – Conference Room A
The Gilford Board of Selectmen will hold a public hearing pursuant to the provisions of RSA 31:95-b, as authorized by a vote on Article 12 of the 1994 Town Meeting; to accept $169,424 from the NH Department of Safety, Homeland Security & Emergency Management Division in the form of an Emergency Management Performance Grant.
Town of Greenfield
PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
The Greenfield NH Selectboard will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, July 2nd at 5 p.m. in the Meeting Room at the Town Offices, 7 Sawmill Road Greenfield, NH, pursuant to the provisions of RSA 31:95-b, for the purposes of accepting unanticipated funds, namely the NH Charitable Foundation grant of $5000.00.
Those individuals who are not able to attend the meeting may send comments to Selectmen’s Office, Town of Greenfield P.O. 256 Greenfield, NH 03047
Notice of Public Hearing
RSA 31:95-B – Acceptance of a Gift of Money
The Moultonborough Board of Selectmen will hold a public hearing in accord with RSA 31:95-b on the acceptance of a gift of $5,000 from the “Turn Up The Heat” committee to assist residents in the community who require fuel assistance at
7:00 p.m. Thursday, April 17, 2014 at Moultonborough Town Hall 6 Holland Street Moultonborough, NH 03254
HINSDALE SCHOOL BOARD MEETING HIGH SCHOOL LIBRARY FEBRUARY 9, 2011
Per RSA: 198:20‐b III (a), the purpose of the PublicHearing is to consider the acceptance and expenditure of unanticipated funds.