Meeting began at 5:59 pm.  Present were Selectmen Cloutier, Stohl and Campbell.  Members of the public present:  Scott DeBlois, Brendan Prusik, Ray Bell, James Davis and Donald Smith.
Mail was reviewed.
Checks and manifests were reviewed and signed.
At 6:30 Brendan Prusik, Ray Bell, James Davis and Donald Smith came to the meeting to discuss the survey which was sent out by the Community/Town Forest Committee.  Mr. Prusik reviewed for the Board members the number of surveys that had been returned – 128 out of 660.  The group will revise the graph/chart that they had presented for inclusion in the Town Report along with an informational sheet.  Mr. Prusik stressed the fact that the group needs to be sanctioned by the Board in order to continue their work.  The Selectmen expressed the opinion that they felt this was something that the voters needed to do.  It was decided that the group will do a presentation at Town Meeting under the last Article (other business). 
At this point (7:03 pm), the meeting was briefly recessed in order to hold the Annual Budget Hearing.  Members of the public present for the budget hearing were Brendan Prusik, Scott DeBlois, James Davis, Amy Berry and Tala Silver.
The Budget Hearing ended at 7:40 pm and all members of the public, except Scott DeBlois, left the meeting.
Intent to Cut forms were approved for Charles White and Michael Godzyk.
A Veteran’s Tax Credit application was approved for Kenneth Jaworski.

On a motion made by Selectman Cloutier and seconded by Selectman Stohl, the Board approved the minutes of the January 25th meeting.
A Memorandum of Understanding was signed by Chairman Cloutier for the 45th Parallel EMS.
An agreement for Crane and Bell to do the annual compilation of the Town’s financial records was signed by Chairman Cloutier.
A contract with Beecher Falls Redemption for recycling items at the Transfer Station was reviewed and signed.
The Warrant for Town Meeting and the Budget for 2017 were reviewed and signed.
It was noted that there will be a Regional Dispatch Meeting tomorrow night at 5:30 at the Colebrook Town Hall.
Meeting adjourned at 8:40 pm.
Respectfully submitted,

Marcia Parkhurst, Secretary
Board of Selectmen

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