Board of Selectmen Minutes

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

Road Agent David Cloutier entered the meeting at 6:10 pm.

Mail was reviewed.

Checks and manifests were reviewed and signed.

At 6:25 Russell and Kathy Johnson came into the meeting to discuss a water problem at their property on Perry Road. The Board reviewed pictures Mr. Johnson had taken and discussed how best to address the situation. They told Mr. and Mrs, Johnson that they would look into it and see what could be done. Mr. & Mrs. Johnson left the meeting at 6:55 pm.

The Board continued to discuss Perry Road with the Road Agent and came up with some ideas to take care of the problem. Road Agent David Cloutier left the meeting.

Selectman Cloutier said that he had spoken with Brett Brooks recently. (Mr. Brooks currently serves as Columbia’s representative to the 45th Parallel Board.) Mr. Brooks wanted the Board to know that the 45th would have to purchase a new ambulance next year and that this would increase the appropriation requested from each Town.

The Warrant for the lst installment of the 2017 property taxes was signed in the amount of $725,643.00.

On a motion made by Selectman Stohl and seconded by Selectman Cloutier, the Board approved the minutes of the May 10, 2017 meeting.

A Veteran’s Tax Credit was approved for Gregory Guild.

Selectman Campbell reviewed for the other Board members matters regarding the Colebrook Regional Dispatch Center. The Dispatch Center Committee went to a pre-trial hearing with the Town of Stratford on Monday regarding bills sent to Stratford for dispatching. An agreement could not be reached between the two parties, so the matter will go to court on July 20th. Selectman Campbell asked for an opinion from the other two Board members as to whether they felt it would be beneficial for the Committee to hire an attorney. After discussion, the consensus was that the Dispatch Committee should not hire an attorney. Selectman Campbell (as Chairman of the Dispatch Committee) will contact the other core Towns to see what their feelings were on the issue.

Meeting adjourn at 7:50 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Marcia Parkhurst, Secretary

Board of Selectmen