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					    Town of Hooksett




Quarterly Project Summary Report

          March 2010
Project Description                                             Status as of 03/10      Projected Completion
Administration Department
Town Website                                                     1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10     Completed
The website will be a continuous work in progress.

Ordinance Codification                                           1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10     June 2010
Quotes have been received and a contract will be issued to
commence work, however, it is projected to start this Spring
with completion after Town Meeting in order to include any
Zoning Amendments if included in the code.

Personnel Plan Update                                            1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10     Completed
A total rewrite has been made in order to be more user-
friendly and comply with current law. This was adopted
by the Town Council.

Reconstructive Renovations of Safety Center                      1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10     May 2010
A bond warrant article to address this will be voted on
May 11th.

Perambulation                                                    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10     TBD
Conduct update of boundaries by Committee that is
Required every 7 years. Committee is meeting and will
schedule walk and markings.

Grist Mill Property                                              1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10     TBD
Review to finalize ownership and legal boundaries. Boundaries
adjustments with a possible land swap following the Board of
Assessors meeting. This will be presented to the Town Council
in 90 days.

Old Town Hall Preservation                                       1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10     TBD
A Town Hall Preservation Committee has been meeting
and exploring various options for preservation/use. The
Facility Advisory Committee was asked to review the
building and provide recommendations. This is currently
in progress.

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Project Description                                                   Status as of 03/10      Projected Completion

Police Commission                                                      1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10     Completed
Legislation proposed to increase the size of the commission
from 3 to 5 members appointed by the Town Council failed
in the legislative. The Town Council shall continue to make
appointments of the three members.

Fully Staff all Boards/Committee                                       1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10     July 2010
Currently there remain 3 vacancies.

Assessing Department
Data verifying physical data for 20% of the Town.                      1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10     December 2010

Building Department
File Room
Organize all files and plans within the Building Department,           1 2 3 4 5 678 9 10       Early 2012
build new storage shelves, make new folders for building files,
review all materials within the folders, add items in box’s to file
folders, add zoning decisions to building folders and other filing
as needed.

Permitting Program Update
Our current program is not very user friendly.                         1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10     2011
Review available options to our current permitting program.

Fee Schedule
Current fee schedule has not been updated for a few years.             1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10     Early 2010
An update is scheduled to be presented to the Town Council
on April 14th.

New Applications
Develop new permit application that will tie into a new program        1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10     July 2010
and a new fee schedule.

Update E-911 number system
Change the E-911 numbering for areas identified by NH E-911            1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10     Unknown

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Project Description                                            Status as of 03/10      Projected Completion
mapping, such as Granite Hill.

Health Department Assist in POD (Point of Dispensing)           1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10     Completed 1-10

Community Development
Update of Development Regulations. The DR were                  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10     July 2010
compiled in May 2007. We are currently working
on an update to address changes to certain procedures.

Yearly update of zoning warrant articles. Developing            1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10     Completed
proposed warrant articles for town meeting. Finalized for
Town Ballot

Creation of Village Area Zoning District.                       1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10     Completed
Coordinating with SNHPC on creation of new zoning
district for the village area. Submitted for Town Ballot.

Exploration of Providing Public Transportation                  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10     TBD
Coordinating with Family Services to explore possibility
of providing transportation for shopping/doctor appointments
for housebound residents.

Study of Roadway Impact Fees                                    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10     TBD
Coordinating with Stantec preliminary plan for impact fee
expenditures.

Update of Open Space Plan                                       1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10     July 2010
Coordinating with SNHPC to update 2004 Plan.

Creation of Farmer’s Market/Agriculture Commission              1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10     TBD
Exploring possibilities of implementing a Farmer’s Market
and creation of Agriculture Commission.

Hour Glass Project Route 3A and College Park Drive Sidewalks    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10     TBD
Coordinating with NHDOT and Stantec re: widening of
Route 3A and grant for sidewalks along College Park Drive

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Project Description                                           Status as of 03/10       Projected Completion

Master Plan Update                                             1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10      TBD
A plan adopted in 2004 needs to be updated every
5-7 years. Open space economic development and
community facilities section updates currently in progress.

Emergency Management
Emergency Plan                                                 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10      Completed

Emergency Generator at Hackett Hill Transmitter                 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10     October 2010
Site work and permissions under way. Grant to be
Written.

Family Services Department
Transportation project for the elderly and disabled.           1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10      TBD

Finance Department
Update of Purchasing Policy – Current limits for               1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10      Completed
purchasing have been updated. Administrative Regulations
has been generated by Administrator and is currently in
effect.

Escrow funds – Work with departments to close out old          1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10      December 2010
(10 years or more) escrow funds related to developers
projects.

FY 2010-11 Budget – Budget is Complete and will be             1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10      May 2010
presented to the residents of Hooksett at the
deliberate session on April 10 th.

Fire- Rescue Department
Replacement of Engine 1                                        1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10      TBD
2010-2011 Budget Process
Looking at adding an additional engine,
not replacing E1 (Impact fee purchase).


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Project Description                                               Status as of 03/10      Projected Completion
New Ambulance Purchase                                             1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10     Completed

Station Painting Project                                           1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10     Ongoing

Exit 10 Fire Station Land Agreement                                1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10     Ongoing
Joint grant application submitted with Manchester.

Implementing paramedic EMS level service                           1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10     Ongoing
Two (2) paramedics currently on Staff.

Fire Station Location Study                                        1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10     Spring 2010
Consultant working on project with a report to be
presented this Spring.

Public Works Department
Highway Division
Martin’s Ferry Bridge                                              1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10     Summer 2010
Installing and repairing the ready rock wall that has failed.

Tree Clearing                                                      1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10     Completed
Begin our yearly tree cutting and chipping of roadside trees.

Street Sign Update                                                 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10     Ongoing
Upgrades to signage per new Federal Regulations.

Expansion of Highway Garage                                        1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10     TBD
Will begin to explore this option in the upcoming year to bring
forward during the 2011/2012 budgeting cycle.

Drainage Upgrades                                                  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10     Ongoing
Continued to upgrade outdated drainage pipes and deteriorating
catch basins throughout Hooksett.

Beauchesne Groundwater Study                                       1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10     TBD
A study is in progress. Stantec monitoring test pits.
A status report will be presented to the Town Council

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Project Description                                               Status as of 03/10       Projected Completion
this Spring.

Winter Damage Repairs                                              1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10      Spring 2010
Repairing roadways and other areas damaged during
the winter season.

Street Sweeping/Catch Basin Cleaning                               1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10      Fall 2010
Sweeping all of the streets in town and cleaning
the catch basins that need to cleaned.

Parks & Recreation Division
Installing a Well at Donati Park                                   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10      TBD
Exploring this option to reduce water usage costs.

Expanding Petersbrook Fields                                       1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10      TBD
Exploring this option for more citizen usage.

Playground Updates/Maintenance                                     1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10      Ongoing
Continued upkeep and addition of new equipment along with
removal of old out dated equipment to keep up to date with
Federal Regulations.

Expansion of Parks Building at Donati Field                        1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10      TBD
Will begin to explore this option in the upcoming year to bring
forward during the 2010/2011 budgeting cycle.

Former Gym at Town Hall                                            1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10      Ongoing
Begin scheduling and developing programs for this space usage.

Reviving the Ski Program                                            1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10     Completed

Spring Clean Up                                                     1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10     Spring 2010
Cleaning up fields, cemeteries and all town-owned
properties from the fall and winter seasons.



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Project Description                                           Status as of 03/10       Projected Completion
Town Building Division
Install Generators                                              1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10     Summer 2010
Install two generators one at Highway and one
at the Transfer Station. Neither location has one.

Renovations at Town Hall                                        1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10     Spring 2010
Renovate the front portion of the building to be leased and
renovate the bathrooms located near Family Services.

Alarm Upgrade at Town Hall                                      1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10     Spring 2010
Upgrade the alarm system to be able to alarm portions of
the building while other portions are in use.

Library
Disaster Plan
The Library is developing a disaster plan.                     1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10      Completed

Revision of Library Personnel Plan                             1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10      TBD

Development of Library Marketing Plan.                         1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10      TBD

Development of Staff Development Plan                          1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10      TBD

Recycling and Transfer Department
Automated Collection Project                                   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10      Summer 2011

Single Stream Recycling                                        1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10      Fall 2010

100- yard live bottom trailer (to replace 1985)                12 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10       Ordered

2010-2011 Budget Process                                       1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10      July 2013
Front End Loader

2009 COMPLETED PROJECTS
Administration
Administrative Code

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Project Description                                     Status as of 03/10   Projected Completion
Town Computer Inventory Record
Town Office Building Maintenance
Town Facilities and Space Assessment

Assessing
Yearly Update of Tax Maps
Update Exemptions and Credits
Update Land Changes
Adding Construction to the Property Record Cards
Abatement Request Processing

Community Development
Yearly Update of Tax Maps
GIS – New ArcIMS Site
Yearly Update of Zoning Warrant Articles
Economic Development Website
Townwide Traffic Study
Creation of Economic Development Revitalization Zones

Emergency Management
Hazard Plan Update
Hanna Flooding
Ice Storm Public Assistance
Develop plan for Point of Dispensing (POD)

Finance
Worker’s Comp Audit
Property Liability and Worker’s Comp Bid
Investment Policy
GASB 45 Compliance

Fire
Union Contract Negotiation
Reimbursement from FEMA (Ice Storm)
Mobile repeater installations
Central Station Kitchen Project

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Project Description                                            Status as of 03/10   Projected Completion

Highway
Resurfacing of Roadways
Benton Road

Library
Creation of “Open Stack” book storage in downstairs of the Library.
Development of Technology Plan for 2009-2012.




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