Board of Selectmen Minutes

Meeting began at 6:05 pm.  Present were Selectmen Cloutier, Stohl and Campbell.  Members of the public present:  Walter Laro.

Checks and manifest were reviewed and signed.

Mail was reviewed.

Walter Laro entered the meeting at 6:12 pm.  Mr. Laro felt that he was overcharged on his recent yield tax bill.  Mr. Laro provided the Board members with check stubs and scale slips which documented how much he had been paid by the logger.  On a motion made by Selectman Stohl and seconded by Selectman Campbell, the Board voted to abate the amount of $92.81 off Mr. Laro’s bill.  An Abatement Form in that amount was signed by the Board.  Mr. Laro left the meeting.

Marcia told the Board that at their last meeting they had voted to abate an amount off the Yield Tax bill for Renaud Grandmaison but didn’t actually sign the abatement form.  An Abatement Form was signed for Mr. Grandmaison in the amount of $2,317.50.

A contract with Coos County for running the Transfer Station was reviewed and signed.  Marcia will contact Ben Champagne about the error in the “monthly” figure on the contract.

On a motion made by Selectman Campbell and seconded by Selectman Cloutier, the Board voted to enter non-public session at 6:41 pm as per RSA 91-A:3, paragraph (c).  On a motion made by Selectman Stohl and seconded by Selectman Campbell, the Board voted to return to public session at 7:10 pm.

A Road Liability Waiver was signed for David Andrew for property on Coos Road.

A bid for roadside mowing was received from David White in the amount of $6,000.00.  On a motion made by Selectman Cloutier and seconded by Selectman Campbell the Board awarded the job to Mr. White.

The Board opened bids received for winter fuel oil as follows:

         CN Brown           $2.349

         C.Bean               $2.579

On a motion made by Selectman Stohl and seconded by Selectman Cloutier, the Board voted to award the bid to C.N. Brown.  Marcia will send letters to both bidders.

Road projects were discussed as follows:

  1. Appointment Form was signed appointing Clark Jeffers, Jr. as Road Agent for a one-year term.
  1. Pot Hole on Bungy Road.  (Mr. Laro had previously mentioned this to the Board when he was in.)
  1. Road signs – Marcia has had some complaints about signs missing.  We need to check and see what ones need to be ordered and put them up.  Titus Hill is missing along with Cooke Road.
  1. Selectman Campbell mentioned that it would be a nice gesture if the Town were to pay a small stipend to the three people who had volunteered to put chloride down on the roads. On a motion made by Selectman Stohl and seconded by Selectman Cloutier, the Board voted to write checks to all three people in the amount of $30.00.

Marcia informed the Board that she had received an e-mail from someone named Mat Glover who owns a bookstore in Lincoln.  He is interested in purchasing some copies of the Town History for his store and was wondering if he purchased multiple copies that the Town could give him a reduced price.  After discussion, the Board voted to sell the books to Mr. Glover at $23.75 which is what it actually cost the Town to print them, if he purchased 10 or more copies.  Marcia will e-mail Mr. Glover.

An e-mail was received from Donna Jordan regarding the former Shrine property which was recently purchased by the Great North Woods Center for the Arts.  The group is looking for tax-exempt status as far as property taxes are concerned.  Marcia informed the Board that she had spoken with the NHMA to see if they had any guidelines for dealing with tax exempt properties.  They don’t.  The Board instructed Marcia to e-mail Mrs. Jordan back and explain that you must file for tax exempt status by April 1st of year tax year.  Also, the Board is still waiting for a Business Plan that they can review before discussing the matter further.

At 7:54 Town Treasurer Jennifer Wells entered the meeting to give the Board members a report on monies currently on hand.  Mrs. Wells left the meeting at 8:10 pm.

The Board briefly discussed Dispatch Center issues regarding a funding formula.

Meeting adjourned at 8:25 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Marcia Parkhurst, Secretary

Board of Selectmen