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LRGH ER staff made us feel like the only people in their care

To the Daily Sun,

This past Sunday my wife and I had a frightening medical emergency that brought us to the Lakes Region General Hospital emergency room. The ER was inundated with patients but the entire staff treated us and, I could see, every patient and family professionally and efficiently but with such caring and sensitivity that we felt as if we were the only people under their care.

We have no words that can sufficiently praise and thank Dr. Brown and the entire ER staff for their care. We in the Lakes Region are so fortunate to have these dedicated people serving our community.

Tom Stankosky

Meredith

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Belmont Planning Board reviewing Capital Improvement Plan

To the Daily Sun,

The Belmont Planning Board will soon begin the annual review and update of the Capital Improvements Program (CIP) which is a multi-year schedule for capital expenditures defined as projects costing in excess of $25,000 with a useful life of at least one year.

The CIP, originally adopted in 2004, is updated annually in response to the actual budget appropriated by the voters at the previous Town Meeting and requests for new or amended capital projects for the upcoming six years.

During this annual update the Board will review capital requests from municipal departments. Members of the public are also invited to suggest needed projects by submitting a completed CIP Funding Request Form which can be obtained in the Belmont Land Use Office at the Town Hall or at http://belmontnh.org/docs/cipdocs/FundingRequestForm.pdf.

The Planning Board will schedule a public hearing and once adopted, the CIP is provided to the Selectmen and Budget Committee for their consideration during the upcoming 2016 budget season.

The CIP is a budgeting tool linking Community Vision from the Master Plan with the implementation of capital projects. The CIP assists the Selectmen and Budget Committee in developing and presenting to the voters an overall budget which avoids unanticipated expenditures by scheduling capital projects over the term of the CIP.

Historic and projected trends in revenues, expenditures and growth are evaluated along with the community's ability to fund the cost of improvements. The projects are prioritized by their placement over the term of the 6-year plan resulting in a more level tax rate impact.

CIP Funding Request Forms with all supporting data to be considered can be submitted to the Land Use Office no later than September 18th. CIP information is available in the Land Use Office and in the Data Center at www.belmontnh.org/datacip.asp.

Peter Harris, Chairman

Belmont Planning Board

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