Meeting began at 6:00 pm.  Present were Selectmen Stohl and Campbell.  Selectman Cloutier was absent.
Malcolm Washburn came into the meeting to discuss his yield tax bill for the Plourde property.  Mr. Washburn explained that he had built a road, which was quite expensive.  Also, because the terrain of the land is very steep, the logging operation was difficult.  On a motion made by Selectman Stohl and seconded by Selectman Campbell, the Board voted to lower his yield tax calculation to the “66%” range.  Marcia will re-figure the bill and send Mr. Washburn a new one.  Also, at the next meeting the Board will abate the difference between the two bills.  Mr. Washburn left the meeting.
Checks and manifests were reviewed and signed.
Mail was reviewed.
A letter from June Garneau along with the new Hazard Mitigation Plan was reviewed.  Selectman Campbell informed the Board that he will be meeting with Heidi Lawton on Monday to finalize the grant for the Dispatch Center and that he will ask Heidi about the Town’s Emergency Management Plan.
An Intent to Cut was approved for Mario Pothier.
Selectman Campbell informed the Board that on September 28th at 5:30 the Planning Board will be having a public hearing on proposed regulations for roads within a subdivision.  The Office of Energy and Planning has provided the Planning Board with sample regulations.  Marcia will make a copy of these regulations and send it to the Board members for review before the meeting.
A letter was received informing the Town of what the State will provide for Highway Block Grant funding for 2016-2017.


On a motion made by Selectman Stohl and seconded by Selectman Campbell, the Board approved the minutes of the August 24th meeting.
Treasurer Jennifer Wells entered the meeting and presented the Board with her report for the month of August.  As of August 31st, the Town had $746,284.87 in the checking account.  As of today, the Transfer Station had $9,196.87 in the checking account.  Mrs. Wells left the meeting.
Selectman Stohl had several road issues he brought up:
1.     Carr Road – got a complaint from Robert Dumont regarding the road being higher than the ditches so the water doesn’t run off.  The problem seems to be on Dan Eldridge’s second piece of property.
2.    Mowing – have we contracted with anyone?
3.    Paving – where else are we paving besides Trask Road
4.    Meridan Hill Road – Missy Chapple asked if the Town was going to pave the section of Meridan Hill that used to be pavement.  What are we going to do about that culvert?
5.    Marshall Hill Road – two culverts that are caved in or sunk in.
While on the subject of roads, Marcia informed the Board that she had received a complaint from Jackie Locke regarding how rough So. Jordan Hill Road.  Selectman Campbell concurred that it was rough.  Road issues will wait until the next meeting with Selectman Cloutier and Road Agent David Cloutier are present.
The contract with Normandeau to provide trucking services for the Transfer Station was signed.  Marcia will send a signed copy to Stewartstown for their records.
The MS-1 was reviewed and signed.  Marcia informed the Board that the only paperwork not already filed with DRA (in preparation for tax setting) is the MS-5 from the auditors.  Marcia said she had sent them an e-mail asking when it would be finished. 



Marcia informed the Board that the 2015 Town Report is now on the Town’s website along with the 2014 one.
Marcia informed the Board that she had been approached by Mrs. Schomburg wondering why the Town doesn’t have “Welcome to Columbia” signs at each end of Town.  Perhaps this is something that could be looked into for another year.
Selectman Stohl stated that there seems to be quite a few four-wheelers coming down Sims Stream Road to Route 3 looking for the trail.  Marcia will contact Craig Washburn to see if the Club could put up some signs.
Selectman Campbell reminded the Board that the October 13th Regional Dispatch Meeting will be held in Pittsburg and the 2017 budget will be presented. 
The Board discussed Dan Ouimette’s tax situation.  On a motion made by Selectman Stohl and seconded by Selectman Campbell the Board decided to refund the entire amount Mr. Ouimette overpaid.  Marcia will draft a letter to be reviewed and signed by the Board at the next meeting explaining the Town’s position on this matter.
A Land Use Change Warrant in the amount of $2,995.00 was signed by the Board along with Land Use Change forms for Finley MacDonald (2), Angus MacDonald, Scott Lacaillade and David Wakefield.
Meeting adjourned at 8:00 pm.
Respectfully submitted,

Marcia Parkhurst, Secretary
Board of Selectmen

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