Board of Selectmen Minutes

Meeting began at 5:56 pm.  Present were Selectmen Cloutier, Stohl and Campbell.

Mail was reviewed

Checks and manifests were reviewed and signed.

Beverly White entered the meeting at 6:30 pm to discuss a potential business plan that she is working on.  Ms. White left the meeting at 6:50 pm.

Selectman Campbell reviewed for the other members issues regarding the Colebrook Regional Dispatch Center.  Items discussed included:

Possible funding formulas

Hiring new dispatchers

Result of court case with No. Stratford

The Board received an e-mail from Town Moderator Nancy Smith informing them that she would not be running for the position when her term is up in March, 2018. 

A letter was received from Malcolm Washburn concerning his recent Yield Tax Bill.  The Board instructed Marcia to write to Mr. Washburn and tell him that they believe the bill was fair and to instruct him to make an appointment to discuss it with them in person, if he so wishes.

On a motion made by Selectman Stohl and seconded by Selectman Cloutier, the Board approved the minutes of the July 12th meeting.

Marcia informed the Board that the certified letter sent to Mr.  & Mrs. Miles regarding their property which was taken for tax deed had been signed for.  They have 90 days to respond to the Town if they wish to pay all the back taxes, etc. 

A Quitclaim was signed deeding property back to Harold Rist, Jr. after Mr. Rist had paid all back taxes, etc.  Marcia will have the deed recorded at the Registry of Deeds.

Marcia gave the Board members a breakdown of expenditures and revenue through 6/30/2017.

A Yield Tax Warrant and bill was signed for James Alexander.  An Abatement was signed for Mr. Alexander in the amount of $27.55.

An e-mail was received from June Garneau regarding the Town’s Hazard Mitigation Plan which needs to be updated.  Marcia will have the necessary paperwork ready for the next meeting for the Board to review.

Town Treasurer, Jennifer Wells, entered the meeting at 7:15 pm.  Mrs. Wells gave the Board members a report on what the Town has currently for funds on hand.  Mrs. Wells also informed the Board that she is continuing to look for a Deputy.  Mrs. Wells left the meeting at 7:35 pm.

Marcia informed the Board that, as requested Joyce Brady, came in to the office to report on how she was addressing her building’s siding issue.  Mrs. Brady said that she has located the necessary siding and that the building will be sided by the end of the year.  Marcia was instructed to write a letter to the Bradys telling them that the Board would accept this and table the entire matter until December 31st

Marcia asked the Board if they wanted her to send out letters to CN Brown and C. Bean asking for quotes for heating fuel for this winter and was instructed to do so.

Selectman Campbell told the Board members that he had witnessed a truck from the Routhier Farm using the Columbia Covered Bridge and that he believed it was way over the weight limit.  Marcia will prepare a letter, similar to the one used in the past, for the Board to sign.

Meeting adjourned at 8:00 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Marcia Parkhurst, Secretary

Board of Selectmen