Board of Selectmen Minutes

Meeting began at 5:55 pm.  Present were Selectmen Cloutier, Stohl and Campbell.

Mail was reviewed.

Checks and manifest were reviewed and signed.

On a motion made by Selectman Campbell and seconded by Selectman Stohl, the Board approved the minutes of the November 13, 2019 meeting.

An Intent to Cut was signed for Renaud Grandmaison.

An e-mail was read from Bob Baker regarding the Rails to Trails project.

E-mails from Donahue, Tucker and Ciandella were reviewed regarding the PSNH case.

Marcia informed the Board that Noah Pollack from the Vermont River Conservancy will attend the next Board meeting.

Final budget figures for the Northern Borders Dispatch were reviewed.  It was noted that the spreadsheet was a little confusing as to what each Town’s contribution will be for next year.  Marcia will e-mail Becky Robinson and see if we can get some more information.  The Board decided against signing the Agreement regarding the budget until we get more information.

It was noted that Columbia’s portion of the 2020 Recycling Center budget will go down $174.00 for 2020.

At 6:30 pm. Charlie and Donna Jordan entered the meeting to discuss the GNWCA.  Mrs. Jordan presented the Board with the IRS Form 990 which the Board had requested.  Discussion was held on various activities going on at the center.  Mrs. Jordan also gave the Board a preliminary copy of the ALBA engineering study that had been done. 

At 7:00 pm. Selectman Stohl left the meeting.

Discussion continued regarding the Arts Center.  At 7:30 pm. Mr. and Mrs. Jordan left the meeting.

At 7:30 Treasurer Jennifer Wells entered the meeting and gave the Board members an up-to-date report regarding the Town’s finances.  Mrs. Wells stated that she had transferred $300,000 from the NHPDIP account to cover the recent school tuition check.  She stated once more tax money comes in, she will transfer that amount back to the NHPDIP account.  Mrs. Wells left the meeting.

Meeting adjourned at 7:36 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Marcia Parkhurst, Secretary

Board of Selectmen