Economic Development
Web Site Under Revision

Calling the Town’s previous economic development web page outdated Monday night, Town Manager Kevin Smith noted the site required constant updating and was staffed by a third party vendor.

“To that end we were paying a quarterly fee to the vendor to keep that site up and running, so recently (contractor) Stu Arnett and John Vogl took on the project of revamping the site, and it’s all done in-house,” Smith said. “There’s no fees to keep it up and running, and I think it’s a lot more functional than the site was, and it also doesn’t require weekly updating.”

Arnett, of Arnett Development Group, said the most important thing for “site planners” is data.

“Our goal with the new site is to have it be efficient not only now but also for later,” he said. “The former style of the site was past its time and had things that were clearly obsolete.”

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School District Expects
Over $1 Million Surplus

The School District is projected to end the year with a “considerable surplus” of over $1 mllion in the general fund. That was the message given to the School Board on Tuesday, April 15, by Londonderry School District Business Administrator Peter Curro in his third quarter report.

“State revenues have all been posted,” he said, adding that the district is short $21,000 in adequacy funding from the state.

But Curro said there was good news on that front in that “whatever number we’re given for adequacy at tax rate setting time is the number we’re going to get for the year, and if there’s a deficit, that will be picked up the following year.

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School Board Gets Update
on Auditorium Committee

The school district auditorium committee has been meeting with town and school district officials and has lined up site visits, as it continues its work on a proposal for a community auditorium.

Committee chairman Tony DeFrancesco presented an update on the auditorium project to the school board on Tuesday, April 15.

He had praise for School District Facilities Director Chuck Zappala for doing “a yeoman’s share of work among all his other duties that he’s tasked with on a daily basis.”

“Since you tasked me with $25,000 at the last meeting, I took that stewardship seriously,” DeFrancesco said. The money is for initial costs, with an additional $5,000 available should it be needed.

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