Pillsbury Memorial Town Hall
93 Main Street Sutton Mills, NH
Sutton Mills, NH 03221
Select Board

October 27, 2022, 5:00 p.m.




Selectman Headley, Chair,  opened the meeting at 5:02  p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance.  Present at the meeting were: Dane Headley, Chair;    Michael McManus, Selectman; Walter Baker, Jr. Selectman and Elly Phillips, Town Administrator.

At 5:06 p.m. Selectman McManus made a motion to enter into nonpublic session under  RSA 91-A:3II(a) – The dismissal, promotion or compensation of any public employee or the disciplining of such employee or the investigation of any charges against him unless the employee affected (1) has a right to a meeting, and (2) requests that the meeting be open, in which case the request shall be granted.  Selectman Baker seconded the motion. The Board was polled with Selectmen Headley, Baker and McManus voting in the affirmative.  Public session resumed at 5:54 p.m.  Selectman Baker made a motion to seal the minutes because it was determined that divulgence of this information likely would affect adversely the reputation of any person other than a member of this board.  Selectman McManus seconded the motion. The motion passed by a unanimous affirmative vote.


Selectman McManus reported that the clean up of property located at 01-407-067, Route 103.  The project has been completed.  The Board approved disbursement of the final payment.



The Board reviewed several options for setting the 2022 Final Tax Rate.  The Board took into consideration the current economic outlook and decided that they would keep the tax rate level.  Selectman Headley made a motion to select option A for a final tax rate of $24.16.  Selectman McManus seconded the motion.  The motion passed by a unanimous affirmative vote.  A tax rate comparison of the 2021 and 2022 tax rate follows:


2021 2022 Variance
Municipal $7.80 $7.21 -$0.59
County $2.40 $2.61 $0.21
Local Education $12.10 $13.06 $0.96
State Education $1.86 $1.28 -$0.58
Total $24.16 $24.16 $0.00


The Board used $385,000 from the undesignated fund balance to offset the Town portion of the tax rate, leaving a 12.68% fund balance retention which is withing the DRA recommended retention guidelines.  Selectman McManus observed that there was a substantial increase in the local education tax of .96 and that the county tax also increased by .21.


There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 6:00 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,



Elly Phillips

Town Administrator