Board of Selectmen Minutes

Meeting began at 6:00 pm.  Present were Selectmen Cloutier, Stohl and Campbell.

Mail was reviewed.

Checks and manifests were reviewed and signed.

At 6:10 pm Kim Meikle and Carol Couture entered the meeting.  They explained to the Board that they are members of the Coos Animal Sanctuary.  Ms. Meikle explained that there is a real need in the area for a shelter and the nearest one is currently in Lunenburg, Vermont.  She explained that their group was interested in rescuing abused animals, educating pet owners on animal heath, and providing assistance for people who own pets.  They are currently looking for a place to have an “office” where people could get information, clinics could be held and a “pet food” pantry space.  They are not interested in housing animals at this time.  They asked the Board if they would consider letting them use the former Bovill Gift shop building.  The Board explained that currently there is no electricity or running water to the building. After further discussion, the Board stated that they would like to see some sort of “business plan” from the group and also support from the other area towns.  Ms. Meikle stated that they plan to meet with other Towns and have a meeting scheduled in Colebrook.  Ms. Meikle and Ms. Couture left the meeting at 6:45 pm.

The Warrant for the lst Installment of the 2018 property taxes was signed in the amount of $800,406.00.  Taxes will be due on July 6th.

Bids were opened for painting at the Town Office.  Bids were received from:

         Jason Rella – total of $5,242.00 for both interior and exterior

         Eric McLendon – interior – to be determined/exterior $3,000

On a motion made by Selectman Stohl and seconded by Selectman Cloutier, the Board voted to award the contract to Jason Rella.

Meeting adjourned at 7:30 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Marcia Parkhurst, Secretary

Board of Selectmen