- Associated Press - Friday, December 9, 2016

PITTSFIELD, N.H. (AP) - A New Hampshire town will now decide next year whether to axe two police department positions after the select board couldn’t agree on a one-time $75,000 donation that would have required it to keep the jobs.

The vote was split 2-2 in Pittsfield on Tuesday over the donation offered by residents Gef and Rob Freese, co-owners of Globe Manufacturing.

The Concord Monitor reports (https://bit.ly/2hmQB6J) Selectman Jim Allard said it’s an amazing gesture, but it’s not necessarily the responsible way to run a municipality. He voted against accepting the donation.

One of the jobs is a school-based resource officer.

The select board proposed cutting the positions in a bid to hold the line on a rising tax rate.

The proposal will now come up on Town Meeting Day in 2017.


Information from: Concord Monitor, https://www.cmonitor.com

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