Dear Residents of Gilmanton:
I am a candidate for Board of Selectmen. I have served the town as
your Selectman for 6 years, 2 years as the Chairman.
I grew up in Gilford and moved to Gilmanton in 1978. My wife, Sandi,
of 36 years moved to Gilmanton in the 60s. I care deeply for this
town and know many people are hurting in this economy.
The budget for the town of Gilmanton is a fair and responsible
budget. I thank the Board of Selectmen and the Budget Committee for
the effort. Discussions at the county level concerning a new prison
and the way the mutual aid dispatch are funded will have tremendous
impact on our taxes.
I will, as your Selectman, work to communicate your concerns with
the County Commissioners about this tax burden.
I know people are hurting and taxes are a major concern. Please let
me represent your best interest.
Fellow Gilmanton Residents:
My name is Adam Mini and I am asking for your support as a candidate
for the Gilmanton School Board. I have lived in Gilmanton with my
wife, Michelle, since 2003. We specifically picked Gilmanton to
build our first (and only) home because we loved the community and
felt great about raising a family in the town. I feel blessed to be
the father of three school age boys including twins (first grade and
two kindergartners). Having three children in the school
system has provided the motivation to run for the School Board.
I desire (like most taxpayers) to have balance in our town spending
while ensuring that our children are properly educated and prepared
for the future. Our school has a terrific track record and our town
should take a great deal of pride in our accomplishments.
For the last 17 years, my professional background has been in the
Information Technology field managing a variety of teams. In my
current role, I am responsible for finding the balance between
technology solutions and financial goals. If chosen, I look forward
to applying these skills to the School Board.
I respectfully request your support for School Board on election
An Agricultural Commission For Gilmanton
Over the past few months a group of Gilmanton citizens have explored
the benefits of establishing an Agricultural Commission in
Gilmanton. The first task was to find out exactly what an
agricultural commission is and why it would be a good idea for the
Town of Gilmanton.
The legislature has authorized Towns to establish Agricultural
Commissions in RSA 674:44-e. If approved by the Town at Town
Meeting, the selectmen appoint members who then work to implement
the purposes of the commission.
First of all, it is important to understand that Agricultural
Commissions do not have any enforcement powers or regulatory
authority. Their role is to advise other town boards and advocate
Agricultural Commissions serve as an information bridge between farm
businesses and the non-farm public. For example, the planning board
may draft an amendment to the town zoning ordinance regulating
signs. The Agricultural Commission can advise the planning board of
potential impacts on farm businesses, and recommend ways the
ordinance could be written to assist farm businesses, such as
allowing temporary signs for seasonal crops.
Contributions an Agricultural Commission can make to farming in the
• Advise and work with other boards and commissions on issues facing
farming in town;
• Conduct inventories of agricultural resources;
• Conduct inventories of historic farms and buildings;
• Educate the public on matters relating to farming and agriculture;
• Serve as a local voice, advocating for farmers, farm businesses
and farm interests;
• Provide visibility for farming;
• Give farmers a place to go for help;
• Help resolve farm related problems or conflicts;
• Help protect farmland and other natural resources.
The warrant article authorizing the selectmen to appoint an
agricultural commission is #39 on the March 12 ballot.