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Alex Torpey, Town Manager
A monthly podcast in and about Happenings in the beautiful, historic Upper Valley Town of Hanover, New Hampshire. Published by Hanover Town Manager Alex Torpey.
6 days ago
Small Business Saturday in Downtown Hanover!
In this special episode I sit down with Allie Levy of Still North Books and Bar talking about some of the great value in supporting local businesses this Saturday, November 25th for Small Business Saturday in Hanover. Supporting local businesses has so many benefits - aside from keeping money in the community, shopping local helps create and support good and well paying jobs in the Upper Valley, reduces the environmental footprint of your shopping and so much more. Parking is free throughout Hanover on Saturday. Park once, and get outside and walk around and support local! Here is a selection of some of the businesses in Downtown Hanover offerring Small Business Saturday promos: * Main Street Kitchens * Von Bargen's * Red Kite * Still North * The Fourth Place * Indigo * Ivy Edit * Lemon Tree * And more You can also purchase new gift cards through the Upper valley's Local Luv gift card program!
Nov 14, 2023
A conversation with Dartmouth College President Sian Beilock about mental health, housing, community, collaboration, and more
This is your Town Manager Alex Torpey here with another spotlight episode. I sit down in Town Hall with Sian Beilock, Dartmouth College's 19th president, who was inaugurated in September of this year. Sian and I discuss a range of issues from mental health, to housing in Hanover, to disagreeing and having civil conversations, what insights we can gain from cognitive science and psychology about how people interact with each other, and whether Sian can still beat her daughter in tennis or not. Both Sian and I wanted to make sure to share how essential it is to both of our organizations that we explore new ways to work even more effectively together. Much of this kicked off last year, when I and our Selectboard were invited to a reception lunch that was hosted by the College's Board of Trustees. Although many Town and College staff already work well together, I made the case for the value in finding new ways to collaborate at a more senior, and big picture level, with me being new and Dartmouth expecting a new president soon. On that day, everyone recommitted to this great and important work, and I think we've already made a lot of progress, with so much more to come. Sian and I first had a chance to discus this when we met in February of this year about the challenges and opportunities in Hanover, at Dartmouth, and in our broader regional community in the Upper Valley. Since then, the College has created a VP of Government and Community Relations (Great discussion with Emma Wolfe a few episodes back), and since then we've worked together on a range of new programs and issues, such as around economic and community development in our downtown, around housing, transportation, sustainability, student involvement, and more, already with notable results. Growing up in a College town in New Jersey that I later happened to become the mayor of, and being involved in Town governance when I was in College, the complex thread of how dynamics work in College towns has always been on my mind, and that complexity, vibrancy, and challenge and opportunity is part of what excites me about the work that we're doing in Hanover. Finding the right way for the Town, and its many related stakeholders, and the College, and its many related stakeholders, to work together, even, and especially, when we aren't 100% aligned on how to approach a particular problem, idea, or policy, is one of the most important things we can do in Hanover to ensure our community's success and future. So please enjoy this conversation with Sian and look for more in the coming weeks, months, and years about how we're collaborating on issues that matter most to our community. More resources: * More on Sian's inaguartion and Dartmouth's plans: https://home.dartmouth.edu/events/inauguration * Discussion with Emma Wolfe, Dartmouth's new VP of Governm
Nov 1, 2023
Hanover Happenings October 2023 Update
Hey all, this is your Town Manager Alex Torpey with your October update. First update: fall has come and gone! Anyway, October was a busy month in town, and in this October recap, we're going to cover topics * From the October 9th and 16th Selectboard meetings * The October 18th Selectboard goal setting workshop * And my monthly report This includes updates on: * An employee proclamation * FY24-25 budget updates, including updates on the new Capital Improvement Program Committee, ARPA funds, state report filings, and more * A big update on the Mink Brook Community Workforce Housing Project * Several parking updates * Updating our sustainability director position * Several other business items, including donations and Approval of Amended Bridge Bond Loan Documents * And my report, which includes updates on: * Human Resources, staffing, and the Retention/Recruitment study * Two employee recognitions, one at Hanover Police, and one at Hanover Fire * The Town's new Instagram page * Upcoming events on Allen Street * Downtown Hanover
Oct 9, 2023
Stories from ICMA Austin - Meet a half dozen other communities and their managers
I had the pleasure to attend the annual conference of the International City/County Management Association last week in Austin Texas and wanted to bring you some stories from Town Managers from across the country. Nearly 6,000 local government managers and professionals gathered from around the world to work on every issue you could possibly imagine (Learn about ICMA here). For this conference, I was also selected as one of two town managers by the Municipal Management Association of New Hampshire, along with Karen Conard, the City Manager of Portsmouth, to represent our state at a 4-hour in-depth session looking at the municipal manager's role in facilitating or making change in a community, a deep dive into the dynamics that can enable or disable local progress. Here are some of the other sessions I attended: * Making Engagement Exciting * Strategic Budgeting: Integrating Budgeting and Performance * New Skills for Managing Difficult Conversation (put on by Braver Angels) * Navigating the Future of Work * It's About Damn Time: Women Leading in Public Service * Capturing and Transferring Institutional Knowledge * Build Government Teams that are Healthy and Strong Beyond going to and/or presenting at various sessions, the fun and meaningful part of going to conferences like this is getting to meet tons of interesting folks that are ultra passionate about finding ways to help their communities address some of their biggest challenges. I enjoy sharing what I'm working on, learning about what other people are doing, and workshopping ideas that we can all take back to our day-to-day. I wanted to bring a small slice of the conference to you all, and so I managed to grab a few quick 3-5 minute discussions with a number of city and town managers and other attendees from all around the country. Check out the conversations below and learn a little bit about what's happening in local government outside of the Upper Valley! * Anna Gruber, City Manager for Sartell Minnesota, and Nikki Sweeter, Engagement Director of for the City of Sartell, Minnesota * Sartell, MN: https://www.sartellmn.com/ * Brian Platt, City Manager for Kansas City, Missouri (and former colleague/friend from New Jersey) * Kansas City, MO: https://www.kcmo.gov/ * Kansas City's 3,100 acre solar project: https://flatlandkc.org/news-issues/details-of-massive-kc-solar-project-begin-to-emerge/ * Nick and Josh, two public administration students from University of South Florida student members of their local ICMA chapter * Local student ICMA chapters: https://icma.org/student-chapters * Dustin Stambaugh, City Administrator for Ellsworth, Kansas * Ellsworth Kansas: https://www.ellsworthks.net/ * Kyle Laws, City Manager for West Point, Utah * West Point Utah: https://www.westpointcity.org/ * Alisha James, Assistant Town Manager for Winter Park, Colorado and Jen Reichelt, Deputy City Administrator for Yuma, Arizona * Winter Park, CO: https://wpgov.com/ * Website: https://www.yumaaz.gov
Oct 3, 2023
Hanover Happenings September 2023 Update
Hey all, this is your town Manager Alex Torpey with your September update! Here are some of the things we've been working on in September: September 11th and 18th Selectboard Meetings * We issued a proclamation thanking Roger Darisse for 20 years of service working for Hanover Public Works * We lowered the speed limit on Lyme Road from 30mph to 25mph * Gave a quick update on the FY 24-25 budget timeline and made final appointments to the new Capital Improvement Program Committee * Discussed some traffic safety updates * Talked about the need to update some of the organizational materials for our boards and committees * Recapped the great Allen Street Block Party and talked about the future plans for Allen Street * Discussed some space problems inside Town Hall and some ideas to explore moving forward * Did a bunch of business, including * Approving various minutes * Accepting donations - thank you to Snax Bar; Dunks Sports Grill; Co-op Food Stores; MA-KE Architects; and Mascoma Bank. * Made some appointments, including myself, our public works director, and police chief, and dispatch coordinator as deputy EMDs and our Acting Fire Chief as the Acting EMD, as well as Sloane Mayor, Jack Wilson, and Randall Mudge to the Building Code Advisory Committee * Authorizing grant paperwork to move forward the Reservoir Road - Wheelock Multi Use Path * My administrative report, which i
Oct 1, 2023
A conversation with Rob Gurwitt of Daybreak, about news, trust, New England democracy, community, and more
In Hanover, we care a lot about making sure people have information about what's happening in their community. It's part of the reason we started this podcast and why the Selectboard does business the way it does. But government is only one piece to the puzzle of informing, engaging, and activating a community. In this episode, I take a walk through Pine Park in Hanover with Rob Gurwitt, publisher of the daily email newsletter that many of us know and love - Daybreak. To the sound of gravel footsteps and late summer insects, we cover a wide range of super important topics such as: * The value of trust in how people find and consume information, especially during and post-COVID * How information flows in (and creates) community and how that impacts local decision making, especially as journalism and "news" has changed in the last decade or so, * The differences between economic and community development * How Daybreak works behind the scenes * What lessons can be reflected on from trying to engage a politically diverse audience, * Leadership values that can be learned from journalism, * Unique requirements and dynamics about involvement and democracy in New England * And what the heck happened in Tupelo, Mississippi in the 1940s. Rob has a long personal and professional history of not only working in and around government, but in finding creative ways through various mediums to inform and engage people, and ultimately contribute positively to creating community. Rob wrote for the Congressional Quarterly, spent many years writing for Governing Magazine, and has spent years in different ways writing about what's happening and changing in communities. Rob helped launch the DailyUV, and since 2019, has published Daybreak. You can signup for Daybreak here: https://daybreak.news/ You can find the article from Governing Magazine about Tupelo, MI that we discussed here.
1 hr 13 min
Sep 10, 2023
Welcome new and returning students - top 5 tips around Hanover
This is your Town Manager, Alex Torpey, and I'm here to welcome new and returning students back on campus and in town with the top five tips of what you might want to know about things happening around town! We'll talk about: * The wide array of businesses in our downtown * Using Advance Transit to get around (for free) * Getting involved and registering to vote * Hikes, hikes, and more hikes * A few ways you can stay up to date Resources: * Find local businesses * In Hanover: Explorehanovernh.com * In the Upper Valley: Uppervalleybusinessalliance.com * Using Google Maps/etc * Using Advance Transit * Routes, schedules, trip planner online: https://advancetransit.com/ * Mobile app: "Transit" *
Sep 8, 2023
Hanover Happenings August 2023 Update
This is your Town Manager Alex Torpey here with your August update. In this episode we're going to cover updates from our August 21st Selectboard meeting, which includes updates on: * FY 24-25 budget and new Selectboard goal-setting workshop * New Capital Improvement Plan Committee * Traffic Safety Updates * Including the public hearing scheduled on the 9/11 meeting to lower the speed limit on Lyme Road from 30 to 25 and 25 to 20 in the school zone, between the traffic circles * And some other business, such as banner requests, minutes, donations and more * As well as updates from my monthly report, which includes: * New events in the downtown and Allen Street Block Party * Human Resources/staffing updates * Traffic Safety Updates * Parking Updates * Housing and Planning * Downtown Hanover * A few other updates Additional links: * 8/21 Selectboard agenda: https://www.hanovernh.org/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Agenda/_08212023-779?html=true * August Town Manager's report:
Aug 29, 2023
Community Yard Sale this Saturday and a discussion with Susan Edwards
In this episode, I sit down with long-time resident and volunteer Susan Edwards to talk about the upcoming Town Yard Sale on September 2nd at 10am as well as to learn more about the Hanover Garden Club and Susan's own background and volunteering in Hanover and the Upper Valley. You might see the Garden Club's handiwork all around town with beautiful native plants that really add a lot to our downtown and community! We encourage folks to stop by the Yard Sale (details below) as proceeds for booths help fund Sustainable Hanover and other great work. We also thank Dartmouth for their collaboration, and Susan and the many volunteers who make this and so many great events and opportunities happen in our community. The 12th Annual Hanover Community Yard Sale will be held on Saturday, September 2nd, 2023, 10 am to 2 pm! Location is Dewey Field lot Interested in volunteering to make the event a success? Email firstname.lastname@example.org! Resources: * https://sustainablehanovernh.org/yardsale * https://www.hanovergardenclubnh.org/ * More info: email@example.com
Aug 26, 2023
What happens in our brain when having consensus building converastions? A converastion with Tuck Associate Professor of Business Administration Adam Kleinbaum
In this episode I sit down with Associate Professor of Business Administration Adam Kleinbaum at Dartmouth's Tuck Business School. Adam and colleagues have recently completed a study where they used FMRI technology to measure brain activity of people as they have conversations and build consensus (or don't), which appeared in Daybreak earlier this summer. I sit with Adam in Town Hall and we talk about the study, and it's broader implications for how we relate to eachother, how implicit narratives change based on social interactions (and other environmental factors), and fascinating implications for what leadership means - for example, that the most influential individuals that helped produce cognitive alignment were open-minded people who fleshed out ideas from others, rather than who aggressively pushed their own ideas. There is significant implication and alignments with tenants of positive psychnology as well. There are broad ranging implications for this work in how we conceptualize our personal and professional relationships, and importantly, how people work together to think about and address large problems. The other study authors were: Beau Sievers, Dartmouth’s Christopher Welker, Uri Hasson, and Dartmouth’s Thalia Wheatley. More links: * Summary and overview of the study: https://www.tuck.dartmouth.edu/news/articles/when-we-agree-our-brains-align?mc_cid=a8c69bdd6d&mc_eid=d19549093c * Adam's faculty page and prior research: https://faculty.tuck.dartmouth.edu/adam-kleinbaum/ * The full text of the paper: https://psyarxiv.com/562z7/ * Simpsons clip I mentioned: https://youtu.be/3iFxUCSTfRU * Star Trek The Next Generation: https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/Star_Trek:_The_Next_Generation
Aug 22, 2023
What are you doing this weekend?
Come spend time with us on Allen Street for some exciting, fun-filled events! At these events we will close off Allen Street to traffic and turn the whole street into a lively, pedestrian-only walkway with music, food, and more! Allen Street Block Party August 25-27 Allen street will be the place to be if you're looking for a live performance to see! All weekend long our outdoor stage will be used for bands, magic shows, talent shows, and more! There's something for everyone! Sawtooth and Still North Books will be serving food on the street all weekend long and there will be lots of outdoor games to play! Programming for Allen Street Includes: August 25: Live Music * 6pm - Andrew Brozek of Ramblers and Co * 7pm - Canopy August 26: Stories, Magic Shows, and more! * 10:30am - Storytime with Still North Books * 11am - The Magic of Jason Purdy * 4pm - Open Mic Night/Talent Show August 27: Live Music * 2PM - Awen Family Band
Aug 8, 2023
Employee Spotlight: Meet Liz and Kat from Hanover Parks and Rec
In this spotlight episode, I sit down with Liz Burdette, Assistant Director, and Kat Norwood, Events and Media Program Manager, at Hanover Parks and Rec! We talk about the new events that we're starting on Allen Street, including our Allen Street Block Party on August 25th and 26th where the street will be closed to vehicles, and have music, magicians, games, and more. We talk about what it's like to work at Parks and Rec (is it like the show??), some of the innovative ways that they have helped create a really tight-knit and collaborative culture among their staff, how residents can request new types of classes, and all of the great events, activities, and programs that HPR currently offers. Take a moment to meet two great employees and find ways that you can involved as a volunteer in helping making important community-oriented events and programs happen in Hanover! * Find programs at HPR: https://hanovernh.myrec.com/info/activities/default.aspx * Contact HPR to reques…
Aug 7, 2023
Hanover Happenings July 2023 Update
Hey all, this your Town Manager Alex Torpey here for your July Hanover Happenings update. It's a strange summer weather wise, but hey at least it's summer (for now)! We'll cover the following updates in this episode: * From our Selectboard meeting on July 24th: * Rate and fee schedule for FY 24 * Capital Improvement Plan Committee * Traffic safety recommendations from staff * Discussion about agenda/minutes formatting * Donations, unanticipated revenue, and some other business * Creation of Talent Acquisition Coordinator position * And from my report: * Human Resources, staffing, and Retention/Recruitment study update, including critical staffing shortage update * Woodstock IT shared services * Mink Brook Community Forest Housing Update * Downtown Hanover * Recent storm updates * Several other updates Some links: * Videos of the Selectboard meetings (agenda items are timestamped) * <
Jul 24, 2023
A conversation with Emma Wolfe, Dartmouth's new VP of Government and Community Relations
This is your Town Manager Alex Torpey here. In this episode I sit down in Town Hall with Emma Wolfe, Dartmouth College's new Vice President of Government and Community Relations. This is a new position at Dartmouth and part of some of the exciting changes coming with Dartmouth's new President, Sian Beilock. In this episode I wanted to give some space to introduce Emma to the community. We chat about what the position entails, a bunch about Emma's background in higher education, city government, and organizing, how we approach the challenge on college campuses, and in the broader community, of creating spaces where we can discuss hard subjects constructively with each other. We also learn a bit about what Emma's been hearing so far being up here, and her quick take on the Upper Valley! I hope enjoy this chance to learn a little about Emma, as she'll be involved in many avenues and forums with the Town, and will likely meet many of you listening in the coming month and years. We'll be…
1 hr 11 min
Jul 4, 2023
June 2023 Hanover Happenings Update
Hi everyone this is your Town Manager Alex Torpey here with your June 2023 updates. June was a busy month! In this episode, we'll cover updates on: * Selectboard meetings from June 5th and June 26th, where we: * Discussed setting rates and fees for FY24 * Set and held a few public hearings on easements and accepting property (and more about that process) * Almost finalized all of the re-organization appointments for the Selectboard for the upcoming year * We talked about and accepted the bike/walk plan and Vision Zero Plan * We heard an overview from Twin pines on workforce housing * We set meeting dates for the summer (One Selectboard meeting per month - July 24th and August 21st) and discussed summer hours for staff (Also a separate episode) * We made various appointments * Re-apporoved funding for Campion Rink * Classified and re-classified several new and existing job position * Accepted some gifts * Did various other business * And my June administrati…
Jul 3, 2023
Many 'Summer Hours' go into effect in Town offices today - Learn why and more!
It's summertime and the living's easy. Well not quite… but we are trying out a new program in Hanover and I wanted to share that with you. As many of you may know if you keep up on our podcast, we are doing an intensive, employee-driven staffing study right now. We are just about in month three of a total of six months. By the end, we'll have had something like 70 or 80 small group discussions with our staff, reviewing everything from how departments determine needs and set goals, to what kind of benefits we offer, how we onboard people, and just about everything else involved in working here in Hanover. We're doing this because labor markets are changing, and governments generally are not especially well prepared to shift our practices along with these changes, and we're already seeing some persistent vacancies and service level impacts. One of the things we're looking at is how to make the workplace a supportive, dare I say humane place, and in many workplaces especially over t…
Jun 30, 2023
Discussion about tick-borne illnesses, safety, tick ID and Lyme with Dr. Kaitlyn Morse of BeBop Labs
This is your Town Manager Alex Torpey with a community spotlight episode. In this episode we talk to Dr. Kailtyn Morse the Founder and Executive Director of BeBop Labs. Lyme disease impacts somewhere between 300,000 - 400,000 people annually in the US alone, and itself is only one of several tick-borne diseases that many believe may be on the rise, but whose pathology is not very well understood, and creates many challenges for individuals and our healthcare system. In New England, this is especially relevant, especially those who spend any amount of time outside. So I wanted to bring together some information for the community in time for Lyme awareness month which was May. I'm a little delayed in getting this episode out, and originally had intended on doing a series of conversations together, but schedules were hard to pin down. I may do some more episodes in the future, because this is such an important and wide ranging topic, but I wanted to release this really great conversatio…
Jun 9, 2023
Hanover Happenings May 23 Update
Hi all - this your Town Manager here with your May update! In this episode we're going to cover: * Outcomes from Town Meeting on may 9th * The Selectboard meeting on May 15th We'll also discuss some administrative updates from May, including: * HR/staffing * DPW summer work schedule * Traffic safety/e-scooter ordinance summary * Downtown meetings and new public spaces * Website update * And more Find more information: * Town Meeting Election, Ballot, Business Meeting Results * May Town Manger's report * DPW Summer Work schedule - Page 7 * Traffic Safety Memo - Page 34 * Selectboard agendas/minutes * All podcast episodes * Substack
Jun 5, 2023
Hanover NH is hiring a Deputy Director of Public Works!
Have you managed construction projects? Do you like to find new ways to solve problems? Do you want to help shape the future of an organization that loves its DPW? Well, we're hiring a Deputy Public Works Director of Highway and Fleet in Hanover! With many retirements coming in future years, this is a chance for someone to help institutionalize the incredible knowledge of long-serving employees and help guide the future of our Highway and Fleet Division. Check out Town Manager Alex Torpey and DPW Director Pete Kulbacki who share a little bit about the position and learn more or apply at hanovernh.org/employment.
May 31, 2023
A quick chat with District 2 Executive Councilor Cinde Warmington
This is your Town Manager Alex Torpey here, and in this episode I sit down with Cinde Warmington, the District 2 Executive Councilor, representing Hanover. The Executive Council is a unique structure at the state government level in New Hampshire. We talk a little bit about what the Executive Council is and how Cinde's office can help you, if you are having an issues with a state government department, for example. We also talk about how you can volunteer at the state level! You can learn more about the Executive Council here: https://www.nh.gov/council/. You can contact Cinde directly here either with an interest in volunteering or if you need help with a state agency/department: https://www.nh.gov/council/districts/d2/index.htm.
May 18, 2023
Evening and Saturday bus service? Yes please! Learn about exciting updates at Advance Transit with Adams Carrol and Trish Palao
I'm your Town Manager Alex Torpey, and in this episode I sit down with Adams Carroll and Trish Palao at Advance Transit to talk about upcoming service expansions (Evenings and Saturday!), new electric buses and other sustainability efforts such as rainwater harvesting, how strong public transit systems can help create community spaces, how AT is funded, the future of transit in the Upper Valley, and so much more. A big thank you to the drivers, staff, volunteers, and donors who help make Advance Transit's fare-free system possible to provide connectivity in our rural area. Hanover committed to proposing, and ultimate approved, new funding in the FY 23/24 budget to help faciliate other stakeholder contributions to enable increase in service hours. These new service hours should be coming in Fall 2023, and include two-hour later weekday service, and a new Saturday service. Learn more about the wonderful service expansions AT is considering that will help better connect people in the Upp…
1 hr 1 min
May 13, 2023
What are you doing May 22nd? Get hands-on with local housing issues at the Howe!
On Monday, May 22nd at 7pm at the Howe Library the Town is hosting a unique hands-on way to get involved in helping shape the future of housing in Hanover. In this quick episode, I talk with Planning Director Rob Houseman about this cool workshop that is part of a $75,000 grant the Town recently received to help us evaluate and modernize how we regulate and plan the future of housing in our community. A lot of great public participation through the Sustainable Master Plan Advisory Committee and the Planning Board has got us to the point we are at now where we are making important updates to our zoning and land use. This workshop continues the progress and public particpation, with both in-person and remote options available. See below for more information and we hope you will consider participating! How Do I Participate? The success of the study relies on your active participation and input! Please join us for an evening workshop to provide input on the range and location of ho…
May 4, 2023
Employee Spotlight: Let's meet Hanover's emergency 911 dispatchers
It's Town Manager Alex Torpey here with another employee spotlight. We go behind the scenes at the Hanover Police Department's Regional Dispatch Center, which serves over 60 agencies in more than 20 communities across the Upper Valley of New Hampshire and Vermont. In this episode, I take you behind the scenes where we meet half-dozen of Hanover's professional, empathetic, and knowledgeable emergency dispatchers. We'll learn about how things work on their end when they get a 911 call, what kind of technology has changed over the years, tips on how best to interact with 911 (Hint: call early!), what sort of emergencies they can help people with (Hint: all of them), how it feels to be the person responsible for so much, some fond memories from long serving employees, and how to get your horse unstuck from a fence. Thank you to all of our dispatchers and first responders everywhere. If you or anyone you know is facing an emergency or crisis, no matter where you are or what it is, you can…
1 hr 13 min
May 3, 2023
April Update and Town Meeting Preview
It's your Town Manager Alex Torpey here with your April Hanover Happenings update and Town Meeting preview! In this episode we’re going to quickly run through some updates from the April Selectboard meetings, and then spend some time covering information about Town Meeting and each of the articles on the Town Warrant, both the ballot and business meeting. You can find the Town report, including the full Town Warrant and explanatory information here. You can find all of the budget information here. We hope to see you May 9th! Voting is open 7am to 7pm, and the business meeting begins at 7pm at Hanover High School at 41 Lebanon Street.
Apr 8, 2023
March Update and Revised Budget Overview
Welcome to the March update for Hanover Happenings. Dust off the mud on your boots and join me for this month's update, where we'll be covering: * Some business items from the Selectboard meetings in March, including updates on: * Hanover Community Power * Approval of collective bargaining contracts * Accepted some unanticiapted revenues * Made appointments * And thanked some retiring employees! * We also have a big budget update, which is that: * As of March 28th, the Selectboard unanmiously approved a budget, which the Finance Committee unanmosily voted to support on march 29th. * We provide a high-level summary of the most key budget items for this year. You can find all of the budget information at hanovernh.org/budget.