Wednesday, August 26, 2009


City Staff are presently drafting the City Manager's proposed budget. This budget with be sent to the City Council on October 31, 2009.

A copy will be available at City Hall or online.

Please submit suggestions, comments, or questions to or call our office at 603-448-4220.

It is important the we hear from you during this time and understand resident priorities as we craft a workable budget.



This website is provided for the residents of the City of Lebanon and others interested in the development and implementation of Lebanon’s Master Plan. Use the links above to access more detailed information about the Master Plan and its development process.

GO TO and check out or Master Planning Web Site and please participate!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Budget 2010

Believe it or not - it is nearly budget time. The Budget Transmittal Letter from the City Manager to Department Heads will be going out late June or the first week of July. The City Manager's Budget is submitted to the City Council on October 31.

At this point, I would love to hear your comments, questions or suggestions as we begin to make preparations for this next budget cycle. Where should our priorities be in 2010? What is important to you? Which programs are most important?

We will have some tough decisions to make on 2009 and 2010. We are expecting a revenue shortfall of around $500,000 depending on the State Budget. This will carry over to 201o as well.

Please, it is important that we hear from our residents early in the process and especially during the December budget hearing.

Call or email with questions. Thanks!

Coffee Hour and AIrport Tour

Coffee Hour and Airport Tour: Please Join myself and our new Airport Manager, Rick Dyment, for coffee and conversation at the Airport.

When: Thursday, June 25th, 2009 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM.
Where: Airport Terminal Building (Former Restaurant Space), Airport Road, West Lebanon.

Hope to see you there - please bring your comments, questions, and issues to discuss. We are looking forward to hearing from you!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

City Manager Coffee Hour

Thank you to everyone who has attended one of the City Manager Coffee Hours!

These meetings have been very successful (attendance) and I plan to continue these sessions. We have had 2 morning sessions and 1 afternoon session. Next up - an evening session. Date and Time to be announced.

I have enjoyed listening and learning from you and I certainly hope the benefit has been mutual. Please don't feel you have to wait for a coffee hour to ask questions. Please call (448-4220) or email ( anytime! More details to come.

Thanks Again!

Master Plan Survey - Time is Running Out - May 11 Deadline

Please take a moment to fill out the Master Plan survey. May 11th is the final day to complete the survey!

Your answers will help the City's Planning Board and Planning Department craft a Master Plan and Zoning Ordinance amendment that reflects what residents want for their City.

The survey may take some time to complete (perhaps 15 minutes), but we hope you'll find the time well spent. It's an investment in Lebanon's future, and the City needs everyone's opinions.

Thank you again for your time and your ideas!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

West Lebanon Coffee Hour - Mt. Lebanon School

Coffee and Conversation is coming to West Lebanon. Please bring your questions, ideas, comments and concerns.

Date will be announced shortly. Location: Mt. Lebanon School.

More to come...

Friday, March 13, 2009

Coffee & Conversation: April 2nd, 10:00AM at Salt Hill

Please join me for coffee and conversation at Salt hill on Thursday, April 2nd from 10:00am to 11:am.

This is an opportunity for me to listen to you - your concerns, questions, ideas, etc. There is no presentation planned. This is really an opportunity to hear from our residents and business community in an informal setting.

Please plan to attend! Our first session was a success!

Governor's Proposed Budget - Call your local legislators

The Governor's proposed budget does not fund Revenue Sharing and Meals & Rooms Tax for municipalities.

What does this mean for the City? A loss of around $1,022,000 in revenue.

What does this mean for residents? A potential tax rate increase of .60/per $1,000 of assessed value. This is over a 7% increase as compared to our 2009 tax rate or about $150 additional on the tax bill for a home assessed at $250,000.

Additionally, the Governor's proposed budget does not fund the state's 2.5% share of the state and local match for federally funded airport projects. The city has the potential to receive around $40 million in federal funds over the next five years. The loss of the state's portion jeopardizes this funding and the associated benefits (construction projects, etc.).

Please contact your local legislators and ask them to restore the following revenues:
1. Revenue Sharing,
2. Meals & Rooms Tax,
3. State's 2.5% Match for Airport Projects.

Please encourage our legislators to creatively use federal stimulus funds to shore up the state's budget instead of handing off state budget problems to municipalities and school districts. Let's tackle one budget versus over 400!

The following link takes you to the states website and legislator contact information:

Monday, February 2, 2009

Coffee & Conversation: February 5th, 10:00AM at Salt Hill

Please join the Mayor and I for coffee and conversation. 

Bring your questions, comments, and issues to discuss.

We are looking forward to joining residents and our business community
in an informal setting for an opportunity to share with you what is happening 
in and around Lebanon.


Questions? Give us a call at 603-448-4220 or email

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