Board of Selectmen contract with Precision Weather Forecasting; 17 articles on warrant

LYNDEBOROUGH – The Board of Selectmen voted on Jan. 29 to contract with Precision Weather Forecasting on a trial basis. Road Agent Mark Chase says he has used the service, “and they’re pretty accurate.”

With Lyndeborough’s varied terrain, he is in need of weather advisory.

Selectman Rick McQuade, who is the Greenfield Fire Chief, called it “a good service.”

On Wednesday, the board reviewed the warrant for town meeting, to be held on March 14. There are 17 articles on the warrant, most of them contributions to various capital reserve funds. Fire Chief Brian Smith, Police Chief Rance Deware and Chase were present to answer questions about specific pieces of equipment.

The operating budget is considered “essentially flat” even with warrant article.

The public budget hearing is set for Tuesday, Feb.4.

The board also discussed a request from Piscataquog Land Trust to place some of the recent acquired Proctor property into current use. The total lot is 35 acres but part of it is already in current use and a discrepancy was found on the maps. A new map will be required.

The next meeting of the board is on Feb. 12, 6 p.m., in the town office.