Boston Post cane to be presented at Lyndeborough Town Meeting

LYNDEBOROUGH – Lyndeborough’s traditional Town Meeting will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 15, in Citizens’ Hall. The business will be mostly routine and concerns various capital reserve funds.

The meeting will begin with the presentation of the Boston Post Cane to oldest resident Lucy Schmidt, who is 94. She has been a resident of the town since 1938.

Wally Holt will perform his new composition “The Song of Lyndeborough.”

The operating budget for 2014 totals $1,664,839, which is down slightly from 2013.

Article 3 asks for $20,000 to be placed in a nonlapsing account for the replacement of a police cruiser to be purchased in 2016.

Selectmen wish to change the purpose of four capital reserve accounts to add the word “repair” to the permitted uses of the fund. These include the 1994 Fire Department pumper, the 1984 tanker, the 2002 John Deere grader and the 2007 backhoe/loader. Contributions to the funds would be made after the change.

A new capital reserve account would be created for the 2008 backhoe, and a fund called Loader Capital Reserve Fund would be discontinued. The $1,621 in the account would be transferred to the general fund.

Other capital reserve accounts include the 2005 fire truck, 2002 rescue vehicle. 2002 Mack truck, 2007 one-ton truck, 2009 one-ton dump truck, 2008 Volvo dump truck and the bridge build/repair/ replace fund.

Coffee and snacks will be available.

– JESSIE SALISBURY