Board of Selectmen Minutes

Meeting began at 6:02 pm.  Present were Selectmen Cloutier and Campbell.  Selectman Stohl arrived at 6:26 pm.  Members of the public present were Craig Washburn (Metallak ATV Club) and Charlie Jordan  (Great North Woods Center for the Arts).

Mail was reviewed

Checks and manifests were reviewed and signed.

Craig Washburn entered the meeting at 6:02 pm.  Mr. Washburn and the Board discussed the status of the rail bed right of way and Sims Stream Road being part of the ATV trail.  A letter was signed by the Board to be sent to the Trail Bureau expressing support for the use of the rail bed as part of the trail.  Selectman Stohl suggested that an actual meeting between the State (DOT), the Trails Bureau, the Town and the Club would be helpful to make sure everyone is on the same page.  The Board asked if the Club would be willing to provide gravel to help repair some of the damage done by ATVs to the Town’s roads.  Mr. Washburn left the meeting at 6:59 pm.

On a motion made by Selectman Cloutier and seconded by Selectman Stohl, the Board voted to enter non-public session per RSA 91-A:3, paragraph II (c) at 7:01 pm.  On a motion made by Selectman Campbell and seconded by Selectman Cloutier, the Board voted to return to public session at 7:15 pm.

An Intent to Cut for Molly Campbell was approved.

At 7:28 pm Charlie Jordan entered the meeting.  Mr. Jordan presented the Board with paperwork to support the Great North Woods Center for the Arts’ application for tax-exempt status regarding property taxes.  The Board

told Mr. Jordan that they would review all of the information at their next meeting.  Mr. Jordan gave the Board a brief presentation on upcoming activities at the center including the Easter Egg Hunt, etc.    Mr. Jordan left the meeting at 8:00 pm.

The Board reviewed a quote and sketches from SDI signs in Jefferson for Town signs to be placed at the north and south ends of Town.  Marcia will contact SDI and see if they can provide us with a darker copy of the sketch the Board picked out.

A e-mail was received from Melissa Hall from the Colebrook Public Library asking for permission to use the football field on August 2nd or 3rd for “star gazing” as part of their summer reading program.  After discussion, the Board instructed Marcia to e-mail Ms. Hall with the application for using Town premises.  Marcia will also inquire as to the Library’s liability insurance.

Selectman Cloutier said he had been approached by Forrest Hicks regarding use of No. Jordan Hill Road while the road bans were on.  Mr. Hicks stated that he would be willing to provide a bond to cover any damage done by his operation.  On a motion made by Selectman Cloutier and seconded by Selectman Stohl, the Board voted to allow Mr. Hicks to use the road after obtaining a bond.

Selectman Campbell told the other Board members that he had received a letter from Heidi Lawton (Department of Emergency Management) regarding the CERT trailer that is currently still at Richard Johnsen’s.  Ms. Lawton will be picking it up and taking it to Concord for inventory.  Selectman Cloutier will be part of a conference call regarding this matter on Friday morning.

On a motion made by Selectman Stohl and seconded by Selectman Cloutier, the Board voted to enter non-public session per RSA 91-A:3. paragraph II (e) at 8:09 pm.

On a motion made by Selectman Stohl and seconded by Selectman Campbell, the Board voted to return to public session at 8:15 pm

The Board set a public hearing for Wednesday, May 8th, at 7:00 pm. to amend the Town’s Pole and Conduit License procedure..

Meeting adjourned at 8:37 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Marcia Parkhurst, Secretary

Board of Selectmen