Meeting began at 5:55 pm. Present were Selectmen Cloutier, Stohl and Campbell. Members of the public present: Tax Collector Garry Parkhurst, Planning Board Chairman Scott DeBlois, Charlie Jordan and Tom Jordan.
Mail was reviewed.
Checks and manifests were reviewed and signed.
Planning Board Chairman Scott DeBlois came to the meeting to discuss a zoning violation issue regarding Kathleen Lamontagne. The Board of Selectmen signed a letter asking Mrs. Lamontagne to attend the next meeting on Wednesday, January 10th. Mr. DeBlois left the meeting.
Intent to Cut forms were approved for Charles White and Paul Carter.
A contract for Tax Map Maintenance for 2018 was signed for CAI Technologies. The contract price is $1,300.
A Letter of Engagement was signed with Crane and Bell to do the compilation for 2017 and the MS535. Field work will be performed on July 9 through 11th.
On a motion made by Selectman Cloutier and seconded by Selectman Stohl, the Board approved the minutes of the November 8, 2017 meeting.
On a motion made by Selectman Campbell and seconded by Selectman Stohl, the Board approved the minutes of the December 13, 2017 meeting.
The Board reviewed and signed the Quitclaim Deed transferring the former Miles property (which was taken by Tax Deed) to Molly Campbell and Bradley Woodard. The new owners will take care of having the deed recorded.
A letter was reviewed and signed to be sent to Mrs. Linda Miles along with a check. This check represents the bid price of $11,008 minus taxes, interest and costs due to the Town.
At 6:50 Charlie Jordan and Tom Jordan entered the meeting. Mr. Jordan explained that the Great North Woods Committee for the Arts has a Purchase and Sale Agreement on the Shrine Property. Mr. Jordan explained what had been taking place regarding the property and the committee’s tentative “vision” for it. Mr. Jordan further explained that one of the questions the committee members would ask is if there would be a property tax bill and how much the bill would be. The Board explained to Mr. Jordan that the Oblates have paid the 2017 property tax bill but they had asked to have an Abatement Form sent to them, which was done. Once they return the completed Abatement Form, then the assessor will make an appointment to view the entire property and make his recommendation as to whether the assessment should be reduced. The Board informed Mr. Jordan that they really couldn’t make a decision until they learn more about what the property might be used for. The Board asked Mr. Jordan to provide them with a basic “business plan” outlining exactly what their plans are. Mr. Jordan promised to send this to the Town. Mr. Charlies Jordan and Mr. Tom Jordan left the meeting at 7:45.
The Board discussed items regarding the 2018 budget. The Budget Hearing has been tentatively set for February 14th. Petition warrant articles must be in by February 6th.
The meeting adjourned at 8:20 pm.
Marcia Parkhurst, Secretary
Board of Selectmen