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Portsmouth Town Council Seeks Report on Elmhurst By 2013

The Portsmouth Town Council held a meeting Monday night.

Portsmouth Town Council Seeks Report on Elmhurst By 2013 Portsmouth Town Council Seeks Report on Elmhurst By 2013

The Portsmouth Town Council met Monday night to discuss various issues. Featured above is a report of the actions taken during the meeting. 

[Updated at 11:15 p.m.]

After an hour of debate Monday night, the council voted to support a statement drafted by President Joe Robicheau. 

The vote was 4-3 with Keith Hamilton, Liz Pedro and Michael Buddemeyer opposed. 

The statement reads as follows: 

The Portsmouth Town Council embraces to the Elmhurst Reuse Committee and, subject to a satisfactory due diligence outcome, that the council endorses the placement of a referendum question on a ballot for an election to be held no later than 4/30/2013; and directs the town administrator to complete the RFP process and begin negotiations with the ALT on language for a conservation easement on the Glen property so-called; and that council task a committee to work with the AIPC staff to evaluate the chapel and so-called out zones potential and report back to the council by 1/31/13. 

However, despite the support for a ballot question, the council would need to vote by Aug. 3 to place a referendum question on the November ballot. The support of the statement above postpones action on this issue. 

The council also made the following late night actions: 

  • Took no actions on complaints made on a Stagecoach Road residence. A neighbor complained of mice coming from the property. 
  • Tabled a discussion and possible vote to eliminate personnel resolution 2007-04-23 B. President Robicheau asked the council to consider creating a Personnel Panel, which would interview candidates for town jobs (except police officers) and conduct hiring instead of the council. 
  • Voted 7-0 to renew the Glen Manor House managers' contract. 
  • Approved a request to issue a RFP for security services at . 

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