Board of Selectmen Minutes

Meeting began at 5:52 pm.  Present were Selectmen Cloutier, Stohl and Campbell.

Mail was reviewed.

Checks and manifests were reviewed and signed.

Craig Washburn entered the meeting at 6:10 pm. with an Intent to Cut he wanted the Board to sign.  Mr. Washburn left the meeting at 6:13 pm.

On a motion made by Selectman Stohl and seconded by Selectman Campbell, the Board voted to enter non-public session at 6:15 pm per RSA-A:3, paragraph (c).

On a motion made by Selectman Campbell and seconded by Selectman Cloutier, the Board voted to return to public session at 6:50 pm.

At 6:59 Charlie Jordan (Great North Woods Center for the Arts) entered the meeting.  The Board had asked Mr. Jordan to attend to discuss the tax exemption application submitted by the GNWCA.  The Board informed Mr. Jordan that they had previously taken a vote to not grant the Center tax exempt status for 2018 and therefore would not be refunding the 2018 taxes.  The Board also requested that proof of tax exempt status for the Carriage Lane Players and the Connecticut River Arts Group be furnished to the Town.  Mr. Jordan left the meeting at 8:00 pm.

On a motion made by Selectman Stohl and seconded by Selectman Cloutier, The Board voted to award the Center tax exemption status for 2019 and to review the status on a yearly basis.

It was noted that there will be a Dispatch Center meeting tomorrow night, January 9th, beginning at 5:30 pm at the Columbia Town Office.

Marcia informed the Board that the Town Treasurer, Jennifer Wells, would not be available to come to the meeting tonight.  Marcia reviewed for the Board the information that Mrs. Wells had left regarding current monies on hand.

Meeting adjourned at 8:25 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Marcia Parkhurst, Secretary

Board of Selectmen