Board of Selectmen Minutes

Meeting began at 5:55 pm.  Present were Selectmen Cloutier, Stohl and Campbell.  Members of the public present:  Bernice and Howard Christianson, Charlie and Donna Jordan and Tax Collector Garry Parkhurst.

Mail was reviewed.

Checks and manifests were reviewed and signed.

Howard and Bernice Christianson came into the meeting at 6:30 to discuss the possibility of starting an animal shelter/humane society.  After discussion, the Board suggested to Mr. & Mrs. Christianson that they prepare a flier that could be available during Town Meeting/Town Elections to see if there are people who are willing to help, make donations, etc.  The Christiansons will get something to Marcia if they wish to pursue this route.  Mr. & Mrs. Christianson left the meeting at 6:50 pm.

Charlie and Donna Jordan entered the meeting at 6:55 pm.  They came to the meeting to discuss the purchase of the former Shrine property by the Great North Woods Committee for the Arts.  They presented the Board members with an outline of what they are attempting to do. The GNWCA is still interested in obtaining tax-exempt status from the Town.  The Board instructed Marcia to have the Town’s assessor visit the property to make sure the assessment is accurate.  Mr. and Mrs. Jordan left the meeting.

An Intent to Cut was approved for Brett Williams.

On a motion made by Selectman Stohl and seconded by Selectman Cloutier, the Board approved the minutes of the February 14, 2018 meeting.

Tax Collector Garry Parkhurst presented the Board with a list of property owners who will be receiving Notices of Impending Tax Deed.  These letters are being mailed tomorrow.  It was noted that one of the properties is owned by the Stanton Heirs and is an on-going situation from several years ago.  Marcia has sent an e-mail to Jon Frizzell asking for advice as to how to handle this matter.

The Board members discussed who would speak for each article on the Warrant at Town Meeting.

The Board reviewed an e-mail from Stewartstown regarding plowing at the Transfer Station.  The Stewartstown Board wishes to wait and see what the bill is for the entire season before making a decision to put it out for bid next year.

Marcia informed the Board that she had spoken with Becky Robinson at the Dispatch Center.  Ms. Robinson said that she could help us with obtaining names and addresses in order to bill people for motor vehicle accidents where the Colebrook Fire Department responded.

The Board discussed the very muddy situation of some of the roads and how best to address the situation.

The Board reviewed an e-mail from the State DOT stating that they would be posting weight limits on certain State roads as of March 5th.

The Board reviewed an e-mail from Health Officer Dr. Robert Soucy regarding the Lamontagne camper situation.

Meeting adjourned at 8:20 pm

Respectfully submitted,

Marcia Parkhurst, Secretary

Board of Selectmen