Voting will occur as planned on Tuesday, March 13th from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Sutton Town Hall despite the planned snow storm. The NH Secretary of State and NH Attorney General sent a memo dated March 6, 2018 to all moderators, including Sutton Moderator Derek Lick, that specifically rejected the suggestion that the moderator or any other local officials have the power to postpone any elections due to weather or otherwise. Specifically, the memo states: “New Hampshire law does not contain a provision that authorizes any public official to postpone an election.” New Hampshire cities and towns have been lobbying the State Legislature to change the statutes to allow for the postponement of elections in the event of adverse weather, but the Legislature has not yet passed any bill providing that authority. Therefore, the election for Town officials will occur as planned, and as required by state law. The Sutton Town Reports are available for review at the link below. Hard copies of the warrant and budget are available at the Selectmen’s Office. We regret that the delivery of the Town Report has been delayed at the Regional Post Office. 2017 Annual Town Report 2018 Town and School Election Results Special Notice: At the regular meeting of the Sutton Board of Selectmen that was conducted on February 26, 2018, the Sutton Board of Selectman voted to have Town Counsel provide the noticing/hearing requirements to reclassify from a Class VI road to a Class A trail for public dissemination. Town Counsel provides the following guidance regarding the statutes that apply for reclassification of Class VI roads to Class A trails: 231-A:2 allows any Class V or VI highway to be reclassified as a Class A trail by vote of the local legislative body (town meeting). As part of that vote, the town meeting may, if it is properly warned, impose public trail use restrictions on the Class A trail to restrict the use of the trail by the general public. RSA 231-A:2 has no requirement for notice to any of the abutting property owners or for a public hearing on the question of reclassification. Presumably this is because the subject matter of the reclassification must be included on the warrant which is made available to the entire public prior to town meeting; and because that warrant article can be explained and deliberated at town meeting prior to the vote. Special Notice: At its regular meeting of February 21, 2018, and after comments heard at the public information session on Warrant Article 15 to see if the Town will reclassify a portion of Kings Hill Road from Class 6 road to Class A trail status, the commission voted unanimously to make a motion at Town Meeting to table the article for further study. Sutton Roads have been posted effective 2/20/2018. If you can, minimize travel on dirt roads. 2018 Town Meeting Warrant 2018 Budget for the Town of Sutton (MS-737) 2017 Town Meeting Warrant 2017 Budget for the Town of Sutton (MS-737) 2016 Annual Town Report 2016 Town Meeting Warrant 2016 Budget for the Town of Sutton (MS-737) 2015 Annual Town Report 2015 Town Meeting Warrant 2015 Budget for the Town of Sutton (MS-737) 2014 Annual Town Report Office hours for the Town Clerk are as follows: Monday 8:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Tuesday 8:00 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Wednesday 8:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Last Saturday of the Month 9:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.