Board of Selectmen Minutes

Meeting began at 6:00 pm.  Present were Selectmen Cloutier and Campbell.  Selectman Stohl was absent.

Mail was reviewed.

Checks and manifests were reviewed.

The Board approved an Abatement for Jennifer Wells for her 2017 property taxes.

The Board reviewed a list of properties which are due to be tax deeded on March 2nd.  Marcia reviewed for the Board members anyone who has called or made partial payments.  The Board discussed which properties they would accept and which ones they might not.  It was decided to wait until the next meeting and reviewed where we stand at that point.

An e-mail was received from Donna Jordan regarding the GNWCA grant application to the USDA Rural Development for monies to complete upgrades to the buildings. Mrs. Jordan is looking for a “letter of support” from the Board.  Marcia was instructed to type up a letter using the form that Mrs. Jordan supplied to us. 

On a motion made by Selectman Campbell and seconded by Selectman Cloutier, the Board approved the minutes of the February 12th meeting.

An e-mail was received from Vicki Ayer at DRA regarding scheduling a meeting with the Board and Steve Allen regarding the upcoming revaluation.  The meeting has been scheduled for April 14th at 2:00 here at the Town Office.

The contract with CAI Technologies for the tax maps was signed.

Marcia explained to the Board that she had been contacted by a woman named Linda Brown who was interested in burying her father in the Columbia Bridge Cemetery.  Marcia had explained to her that the cemetery is closed as far as selling lots are concerned;   Ms. Brown then asked if it would be possible to “scatter” her father’s ashes on the “Cone” lot in the cemetery.  The Board discussed this and decided to wait until spring so they could actually view where she talking about.  Marcia will get back to her.

Selectman Campbell reviewed for the Board his recent conversation with Laura Cardinal from the Manchester Motorcycle.  They discussed the motorcycle blessing and Ms. Cardinal followed up their conversation with an e-mail detailing what was discussed.  At this time, there is nothing that the Town needs to take care of.

Marcia told the Board that Melissa Elander from Clean Energy had been in the office.  Eversource feels that the quotes for replacing the lights was not “an apples to apples” comparison and therefore they really aren’t interested and putting any money into the project.  Ms. Elander said our only other option would be to apply a USDA grant, which is according to her “a lot of work”.  The Board discussed it and felt that if we decide to change the lighting then we will take care of it ourselves.

The Board reviewed the articles on the 2020 Town Warrant and decided who would speak to each article. 

Meeting adjourned at 7:15 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Marcia Parkhurst, Secretary

Board of Selectmen