Board votes to pay off precinct debt

WOODSVILLE—Selectmen narrowly approved on July 19 spending more than $92,000 in municipal capital reserve funds that will be used to pay off debt held by Haverhill Corner precinct.
The vote came after town officials said state regulators and town attorneys signed off on the resolution to a thorny issue left after the newly formed town fire department absorbed the precinct’s fire department earlier this year.
The Haverhill Fire Department was formed in March following votes on the issue at town and precinct annual meetings in 2020. On March 17, Haverhill Corner voters opted to relinquish control of the precinct fire department and most of its assets to the town and become part of the town fire department.