Board of Selectmen Minutes

Meeting began at 6:00 pm.  Present were Selectmen Cloutier, Stohl and Campbell.  Members of the public present:  Planning Board Chairman Scott DeBlois.

Mr. DeBlois explained that he had recently contacted Colebrook Fire Chief Brett Brooks regarding the Great North Woods Arts Center (formerly the Shrine property).  Mr. Brooks suggested that the Fire Marshall’s Office be contacted.  A Deputy Fire Marshall viewed the property and prepared a list of violations that the GNWCA needs to address.  Mr. DeBlois left the meeting.

Checks and manifests were signed.

Mail was reviewed.

On a motion made by Selectman Campbell and seconded by Selectman Stohl, the Board approved the minutes of the September 26th meeting.

A permission form was signed by Chairman Cloutier giving the Colebrook Ski-Bees permission to use certain town roads as part of the trail system.  Marcia will write a letter to the Club asking which roads they currently use.

The Warrant for the State General Election on November 6th was signed by the Board.

A contract with CN Brown for heating oil was signed by Chairman Cloutier.

A Road Liability Waiver was signed for Alejandro Vaquez, et als was signed by the Board.

Marcia reminded the Board members that there is a Dispatch Center meeting tomorrow night in Colebrook at 5:30 pm.

The MS535 was reviewed and signed by the Board.

The MS60A was reviewed.

The Board discussed amending the ATV policy to change the “closing date” for the trails in Columbia to dusk on Columbus Day each year.

Road issues were discussed as follows:

  1. So. Jordan Hill Road – ruts
  2. Holes in roof of Columbia Covered Bridge
  3. This weekend Clark Jeffers plans on working on the section of Bungy Road near Kelsea Notch Road.
  4. Either Monday or Wednesday (next week) will be working on Fish Pond Road.

The Treasurer left a note for the Board regarding current monies on hand:

    NHPDIP (9/30/2018)                  $731,370.96 ($1,203.55 in interest for month)

    Checking Account (9/30/2018)     $146,527.77

Marcia said that all of the required forms have been filed with DRA and that we should be getting a preliminary tax rate sometime next week.

Meeting adjourned at 7:15 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Marcia Parkhurst, Secretary

Board of Selectmen