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Nashua Police Chief Andrew Lavoie announced Nashua will observe Trick or Treat on Tuesday, October 31st between the hours of 6:00 and 8:00 p.m.

In making the announcement, Chief Lavoie urged parents to accompany their children and cautioned motorists to be alert for them during these hours.

“I am asking everyone to do what they can to insure a safe and enjoyable Halloween for everyone in the Gate City,” Lavoie said.


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Vacancy in Office of Aldermen

On October 9, 2017, in Board of Aldermen, Municipal Election, by Mark Cookson
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We, the Board of Aldermen, are faced with a unique situation with the resignation of Alderman David Deane during our final meeting in September 2017.

The City Charter, Section 44 identifies the following procedure to address this vacancy.  Becuase the resignation occurred within 6 months or less of the end of the unexpired term, the vacancy shall not be filled before the next regularly scheduled municipal election.

Instead, the candidate who receives the most votes at the regular municipal election for the next term of the office which is then vacant, and who is not then an incumbent member of the board, shall be sworn in to complete the unexpired term as soon as the election results are final.

Regardless of the results of the Municipal Election on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, we will have a new member of the Board of Aldermen before the end of the year.


§ 44.Vacancy in office of aldermen*
Vacancies occurring in the office of alderman [aldermen] from any cause shall be filled as follows: If there is at least six (6) months and one (1) day remaining in the unexpired term, the
vacancy shall be filled by a special election held on a date determined by the board of aldermen which shall not be earlier than forty (40) days and not later than one hundred eighty (180) days after the vacancy occurs. All nominations for the office of aldermen shall be handled in the same manner as nominations for the office of aldermen at a regularly scheduled election with the exception that petitions and acceptances of nominations shall be presented to the city clerk not earlier than forty (40) days nor later than thirty (30) days before the election. If the vacancy occurs within six (6) months or less of the end of the unexpired term, the vacancy shall not be filled before the next regularly scheduled municipal election. The candidate who receives the most votes at the regular municipal election for the next term of the office which is then vacant, and who is not then an incumbent member on the board, shall be sworn in to complete the unexpired term as soon as the election results are final.

*Amended by R-04-126 approved by the voters on November 8, 2005. Filling-vacancies provision effective January 1, 2006.


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I have received numerous questions with regard to the City’s paving plan as we’ve been meeting with meeting with constituents on the campaign trail.

Here is the most current information I have regarding the City’s paving progress.

Should you have any additional questions or comments please don’t hesitate to contact me @

Given below is the list of streets on which we performed and are currently performing paving-related operations (i.e. 10/02/17 to 10/07/17). The paving-related operations involved activities such as milling, patching, shim, structure adjustment, curb reset, driveway trimming, etc.:

  1. Bates Dr
  2. Brinton Dr
  3. Buck Meadow Rd*
  4. Charlotte St
  5. Fairway St
  6. Horizon Circle
  7. May St
  8. Musket Dr*
  9. Old Mill Lane
  10. Preserve Dr
  11. Quinton Dr*
  12. Rancourt St
  13. Sacramento St
  14. Santerre St
  15. Stanford Rd
  16. Wright Rd

Given below is the list of streets that we plan on doing paving-related operations next week (i.e. 10/10/17 to 10/13/17)**:

  1. Antrim St
  2. Charlotte St
  3. Chung St
  4. DW Highway
  5. East Hollis St
  6. Eldorado Circle
  7. Fairway St
  8. Jayron Dr
  9. Main St
  10. Michelle Dr
  11. Newfields St
  12. Portchester Circle
  13. Ronnie Dr
  14. Timberline Dr
  15. Unicorn Way
  16. Vieckis Dr

Note:
*Brox’s contractor (GMI) plans on paving (i.e. top course) three streets (Quinton Dr, Musket Dr, Buck Meadow Rd) on Saturday (10/7/17).
** Dates above are a range of time within which the work is scheduled to be done. The schedule may change due to weather or unforeseen circumstances.


 
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Mayor Donchess has proposed a partnership between Nashua and a private railroad company, Boston Surface Railroad Company (BSRC), to offer a passenger rail service.
 
Donchess says the service would come at no cost to the city, as it would be a public-private partnership. The commuter line would operate on a for-profit basis after it opens.
 
Last night, Tuesday, October 3, 2017, Vincent Bono, president of BSRC, called it a “first step” and said the city is not on the hook for any financial obligation other than to build its own station.  Click here for the UnionLeader.com article regarding last nights committee meeting.
 
As is stated in the article – there is no plan. It is currently being developed by BSRC.
 
Here is a link to the proposed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).  This MOU will terminate automatically on September 30, 2018. 361 days and counting.

Please find below the specific responsibilities of both BSRC and the City of Nashua as detailed by the Memorandum of Understanding.

BSRC Responsibilities under this MOU

BSRC shall undertake the following activities:

  • Develop and deliver a plan “The Plan” to establish, enhance or expand passenger rail services between the municipal jurisdictions of the other Parties and other geographically desirable points.
  • “The Plan” shall be agreed to by all parties. Should a party not agree to the Plan, that party shall no longer be bound by this agreement, with the exception of the Non-Disclosure terms of Section VIII.4.
  • Identify public and private funding sources required to implement The Plan.
  • Obtain all Federal Regulatory approval for The Plan.
  • Supply any applicable data to the National Transportation Database, and other Parties, required for the award of Formula Grant Funds.
  • Provide the other Parties with quarterly updates and financial status as requested.
  • Issue the other Parties each 1 percent of the overall Series A Common stock of BRSC, as requested by the other Parties and subject to all applicable laws, rules and regulations concerning the issuance of such stock.
  • Establish a Financial Oversite Committee of five members to oversee financial operations of The Plan, including one representative from each Party.
  • Appoint one member of the Financial Oversite Committee.
  • Work with all Parties to develop a permanent Agreement to memorialize the terms of this MOU.
Nashua Responsibilities under this MOU
 
Nashua shall use commercially reasonable efforts to undertake the following activities:
  • Appoint a member to the Financial Oversite Committee of BRSC.
  • Support the Parties in the promotion and development of the Plan.
  • Identify funding sources to support changes or additions to the Plan required by Nashua.
  • After receiving all necessary approvals, including but not limited to approval of the Nashua Board of Aldermen, provide BRSC with 90% of any BSRC generated Formula Grant Money collected based on BSRC’s fixed guideway miles or spend such revenue as directed by BSRC in accordance with all applicable laws, rules and regulations concerning the receipt and expenditure of such funds.
  • Promote The Plan with public officials at State and Federal Levels.
  • Sponsor BSRC for any identified funding opportunities that would benefit or advance The Plan in NASHUA’S geographic area.
  • Work with all other Parties to develop a permanent Agreement to memorialize the terms of this MOU.

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Nashua, NH- Mark Cookson for Alderman-At-Large (http://www.aldermancookson.com) announced today that Tyler Gouveia has been appointed as his re-election Campaign Manager. Tyler Gouveia comes to the team with a wealth of knowledge within politics, elections, and business.

Tyler Gouveia was born and raised in Nashua, NH where he currently lives in Ward 9. The 19-year-old Entrepreneur is the current Chief Executive Officer of T Town Sports, a sports multi-media company he founded while attending Nashua High School South. Tyler also attends Suffolk University in Boston, Massachusetts where he studies Public Relations and Broadcast Journalism.

Just this past year Tyler was named one of the New Hampshire Union Leader’s 40 up and coming leaders under the age of forty. Tyler has also gained campaign management skills and experience from being part of many municipal, gubernatorial, senatorial and presidential elections. Tyler most recently was part of Governor Chris Sununu’s gubernatorial campaign, Kelly Ayotte’s senatorial campaign, and Jim Donchess’s Mayoral Campaign. During all of these campaigns Tyler refined his process of how to run a strong and efficient grassroots campaign.

In a statement, Tyler said “I am honored to be named the Campaign Manager for Mark Cookson’s Alderman-At-Large re-election campaign. Mark has always done what is best for Nashua and I look forward to helping him maintain his seat in the Aldermanic Chamber.”

All follow-up questions can be asked directly to Tyler Gouveia, he can be contacted at (603)-809-8952 or at

Media Contact:
Tyler Gouveia

(603)-809-8952