Board of Selectmen Minutes

Meeting began at 6:00 pm.  Present were Selectmen Cloutier, Stohl and Campbell.  Members of the public present were Kenneth Hastings.

Kenneth Hastings arrived at the meeting at 6:02 pm. to discuss with the Board the fact that the local Teachers’ Association would like to install a plaque at Lyman Falls in memory of William Schomburg.  The plaque will be mounted on a slab of granite and placed on a base.  It will be placed underneath the sign that is there now.  A dedication ceremony will be held on October 13th.  The Board overwhelmingly gave their approval for this project.  Mr. Hastings left the meeting.

At 6:09 pm, the Board members briefly left the office to go to the Wallace Farm to present Robert Young with Columbia’s Boston Post Cane for being the oldest person in Town. 

The meeting resumed at 6:20 pm.

Checks and manifests were reviewed and signed.

The MS-1 was signed.

On a motion made by Selectman Stohl and seconded by Selectman Cloutier, the Board approved the minutes of the September 11th meeting.  (Selectman Campbell abstained.)

On a motion made by Selectman Stohl and seconded by Selectman Cloutier, the Board approved the minutes of the special meeting held on September 20, 2019.

An approval for the Colebrook Ski-Bees to use certain town roads as part of the trail system was signed by Chairman Cloutier.

The Board opened bids for heating fuel for the upcoming season as follows:

         C.N. Brown         $2.249

  1. Bean $2,459

On a motion made by Selectman Stohl and seconded by Selectman Campbell, the Board voted to award the bid to C.N. Brown.

The Board opened bids for snowplowing at the Town Office and Town Hall as follows:

         Boire Property Maintenance $50/plowing         $50/sanding (office)

                                                       $35/plowing         $35/sanding (hall)

Since that was the only bid received, on a motion made by Selectman Cloutier and seconded by Selectman Stohl, the Board voted to award the plowing contract to Boire Property Maintenance.

Selectman Campbell presented the other Board members with two amendments to be signed for the Northern Borders Dispatch Center.  The amendments were discussed and signed.

Selectman Stohl gave each Board member a copy of an Enforcement Policy that he had gotten from the Town of Albany.  The Board members will review it for changes and discuss it at the next meeting.

The Board also discussed the need for an “Event Policy” for the Town.  This would be a good time to draft something up.

The Board members reviewed the Balance Sheets provided by the GNWCA in support of their tax exempt application.  Marcia will contact the GNWCA and ask for the 990s that we are still waiting for.  The Board will discuss this at the next meeting.

Meeting adjourned at 7:20 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Marcia Parkhurst, Secretary

Board of Selectmen