To understand the basis for the ballot and warrant articles that will be voted on, it is important to attend Board and Commission meetings leading up to the actual vote. All public meetings are noticed. Contact town hall for additional meeting schedule information. Board and Commissions begin consideration of zoning, budget and special warrant articles mid-year for the upcoming March ballot.
Gilmanton voters adopted the SB2 (Senate Bill 2) form of Town Meeting in 2012. This requires two sessions each for both the Town and School District Meetings. NHMA Default Budget FAQs.
Town Meeting First Session - Deliberative Session is for the explanation, discussion, debate and amendments to the proposed operating budget and warrant articles. There are statutory restrictions to the changes voters can make to proposed articles and proposed zoning amendments cannot be amended at the deliberative session. NH DRA SB2 Technical Assistance
School District Meeting First Session - Deliberative Session is for the explanation, discussion, debate and amendments to the proposed operating budget and warrant articles.
Town Meeting and School District Meeting Second Session - Election/Voting Day allows voters to cast an official ballot to elect officials and to pass/fail proposed budget and warrant articles.
2022 Candidate Filing
2022 Candidate Filing School
2021 Tax Rate Comparisons Belknap County
2021 Important Dates for Local Officials - Traditional March Town Meeting Calendar NHMA
2021 Default Budget
2021 MS737 Deliberative Session
2021 Warrant Deliberative Session
Additional Info on Town Meeting Warrant Articles - Town Administrator Posted 02/19/2020
Town Warrant - Second Session/Voting Version - 02/13/2020
Official Calendar of Important Dates, NHMA
Proposed Zoning Amendments 01/09/20 Public Hearing
Town Meeting 2019 Changes for Town Meeting Season NHMA 2018
General Town Meeting Info
15 Ideas for a Better Town Meeting NHMA 2018
Default Budgets & How They Work NHMA 2022
Default Budget FAQ NHMA 2018
Town of Gilmanton Fund Balance Policy 01/11/2016
Fund Balance-Taking Away the Mystery NHMA-2022 NEW!
Fund Balance-Unassigned or Unrestricted - Ways to Use NHGFOA 2021
Fund Balance Appropriate Level NHMA 2017
Fund Balance New Rules NHMA 2010
Fund Balance New and Improved NHMA 2010
Legal Top 10 Questions from Members Regarding Town Meetings NHMA 2018
Legality and Amendment NHMA 2019
Municipal Budget Committee: Roles & Responsibilities NHMA 2017
Property Tax Impact of a proposed Article-Estimating NHMA 2012
Property Tax Impact of Proposed Warrant Article Based on Cost 2021
SB2 Form of Town Meeting NHMA
Transferring Funds Between Approved Purposes NHMA 2009
Warrant Articles 101 The Basics of Warrant Article Origin, Content
What's in a Warrant Article? Nothing Extra, Please. NHMA 2008
Below find full town reports listed by the date of the report. Additionally, some subjects have been extracted from the full reports for ease of research (vitals, school, etc.) Page Footnotes are the Year of the Annual Report. Be aware, however, that report layouts have changed over the years. In a single annual report you may have town items that ended February of the prior year or current year, school items that ended June of the prior year and a warrant that was voted on during the current year. Whenever in doubt refer to the full annual report from which the extract was taken. Prior to publishing Town Reports, records were kept in ledger books. Several have been digitized at the bottom of this section.
RESULTS OF VOTING
Number of Ballots Cast, Registered Voters & Population - Annually All Years
Ballot Results (Town, State & Federal) - Annually All Years
- Until 2013, Ballot Results included only Elected Positions and those few items required by the State to be on the Official Ballot. As of 2013, ballot results also include the votes on all warrant articles. Prior to 2013 see the vote on warrant articles in the Town Meeting Minutes below.
TOWN MEETING DOCUMENTS
Town Reports - Full Version - All Years
Town Report Covers
Town Report Dedications
Town Report Resolutions For Individuals
Town Report Resolutions - Other
Warrant Articles sorted by year - adopted and not adopted
Warrant Articles sorted by Category - adopted and not adopted
INDIVIDUAL ENTITY REPORTS
Individual Entity Reports sorted by Entity (Departments, Boards, Commissions, Events, Organizations, etc.
School Department Annual Reports (when included within Town Reports)
OLDER TOWN RECORDS
Gilmanton Records to be found in the Belmont Town Hall
Copies available here:
1786-1795-A Town Meetings & Other (1772-1806)
1786-1795-B Town Meetings & Other (1772-1806)
1729-1772 Book 1 Town Records
1787 Book 2 Town Records (1770-1793)
1792-1816 Book 3 Town Records
1813-1829 Book 4-Part 1 Town Records
1813-1829 Book 4-Part 2 Town Records
1826-1842 Book 5-Part 1 Town Records
1826-1842 Book 5-Part 2 Town Records
1828-1857 Book 6 TownRecords
1770-1796 Book 7 Town Records