Board of Selectmen Minutes

Meeting began at 6:10 pm.  Present were Selectmen Cloutier, Stohl and Campbell.

Mail was reviewed.

Checks and manifests were reviewed and signed.

A letter was received from Michael Pearson (Jenkins and Newman Funeral Home) regarding an unpaid bill for a former resident of Columbia.  Mr. Pearson is looking for assistance from the Town in clearing up this bill.   The Board discussed the situation and instructed Marcia to draft a letter to the niece of the former resident who is living in her mobile home.  Marcia will also do some research regarding burial costs as part of Town Welfare.

The Board members reviewed the Planning Board proposals left for them by Planning Board Chairman Scott DeBlois.  These proposals are being looked at in preparation for a Town Meeting vote.

Selectman Campbell reminded the Board members that there will be a Dispatch Committee meeting on Thursday, January 11th, at 5:30 in Stewartstown.  Mr. Campbell read a memo he received from Sue Collins regarding her discussion with the County Commissioners about payments from the unincorporated Towns.  According to Ms. Collins the Commissioners are in favor of Dixville, Millsfield and Wentworth Location paying $3,500 each to Dispatch and Atkinson-Gilmanton, Cambridge and Dix’s Grant paying $4,000 each.

The Board discussed the vacant Tax Collector position and possible ways to fill this position.  Marcia has been in contact with Crane & Bell regarding what must be done as far as accounting practices are concerned.

Meeting adjourned at 7:50 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Marcia Parkhurst, Secretary

Board of Selectmen