Board of Selectmen Minutes

Meeting began at 6:05 pm.  Present were Selectmen Cloutier, Stohl and Campbell.

Mail was reviewed.

Checks and manifests were reviewed and signed.

Intent to Cut forms were approved for Anibal Pires, Jr., Kristen Gardner and Heather Baillargeon.

Melissa Elander from Clean Energy came into the meeting at 6:10 pm.  Ms. Elander informed the Board of three different programs that the Town might take advantage of regarding upgrading of lighting at the Town Office.  Ms. Elander left the Board with information regarding each program.  She said that she would check with Eversource to see if the Town Office used enough electricity to qualify for these programs and get back to us.  Ms. Elander left the meeting.

On a motion made by Selectman Campbell and seconded by Selectman Stohl, the Board approved the minutes of the May 22, 2019 meeting.

The Board discussed the application from the Great North Woods Committee for the Arts for tax exempt status.  The Board instructed Marcia to send the information to Attorney Jon Frizzell for his input on whether or not the application should be approved.

Marcia informed the Board that Heidi Lawton (State of NH Emergency Management) was in to remind the Board that the LOEP was due to be updated.  She stated that there are grant monies available. Selectman Campbell said he would contact her.

A Road Liability Waiver was signed for Travis Felch for So. Jordan Hill Road.

A Driveway Permit Application was received from Jeremy Lambert on Jackson Road.  Selectman Cloutier said he would view the site.

Selectman Campbell reminded the Board members that there is a Northern Borders Dispatch meeting tomorrow night at 5:30 pm in Stewartstown..  He reviewed a proposed amendment to the Dispatch Agreement that will be discussed.

On a motion made by Selectman Stohl and seconded by Selectman Campbell, the Board approved purchasing two “Town” signs to be installed at the north and south ends of Town.  Marcia will contact SDI Signs in Jefferson and place the order.  The Board discussed where to place the signs.

The Board signed letters to be sent to each utility company located in Columbia asking for information to be sent to George Sansoucy for valuation purposes. 

Marcia informed the Board that with the passing of Roger Young, the Town would have to look for the next oldest citizen in Town to present the Boston Post Cane to.  Mr. Young’s family will need to be contacted in order to get the cane back.

The MS535 and the MS60 were reviewed and signed.  Marcia will file these forms with DRA.

Marcia informed the Board that she had been contacted by Mr. & Mrs. Gregory Archambault about purchasing the tax-deeded property formerly owned by Angelo Falcucci on Bungy Road.  The Archambaults have purchased the property that was formerly owned by Carmelina Falcucci.  Marcia will do some research regarding the property and it will be discussed at the next meeting.

The Board reviewed information regarding the sale of tax-deeded property formerly owned by the Stanton Heirs.  They reviewed a letter from Attorney Jon Frizzell that he suggests be given to each bidder detailing the history of the property along with a copy of the title search.  Marcia will place an ad in

the newspaper and sealed bids will be due on June 26th.  The Board will open all bids received during their regular meeting that night. 

Planning Board Chairman Scott DeBlois entered the meeting to inform the Board that the Planning Board would be filing a “Cease & Desist” order against the Great North Woods Center for the Arts for failure to adhere to their site plan.  Mr. DeBlois said he would be contacting Attorney Jon Frizzell tomorrow and would like something in place before the Motorcycle Blessing next weekend.  Areas of concern are parking, police coverage, pedestrian crossing of Route 3, etc.

Summer Road projects were discussed.  Selectman Cloutier shared a list of possible projects to be done.  Grading has been started. 

Meeting adjourned at 8:00 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Marcia Parkhurst, Secretary

Board of Selectmen