Board of Selectmen Minutes

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

Mail was reviewed.

Checks and manifests were signed.

Chairman Cloutier signed an agreement with CN Brown to purchase oil for the upcoming season.  Marcia will return the agreement along with a check.

The MS535 (Financial Report) was signed.

The MS434 (Revised Estimated Revenues) was signed.

Marcia told the Board that assessor Steve Allen has finished updating the property values and that letters were sent out to each property owner.  Hearings will be held on Friday and Saturday (September 25th and 26th).

Utility values were received from George Sansoucy and reviewed by the Board.  Marcia said that the values had been sent to Steve Allen to be included on the MS1.

Bids for plowing the Town Office and Town Hall were opened.  On a motion made by Selectman Stohl and seconded by Selectman Cloutier, the Board voted to award the contract to Boire Property Maintenance.

Marcia informed the Board that she had been served with a Summons for the Town from PSNH.  (Chairman Cloutier was served also.)  Marcia has forward the Summons to Donahue, Tucker & Ciandella.

An e-mail was received from Donahue, Tucker & Ciandella stating that Fairpoint will not be including Columbia in its new court case for 2019 property taxes.

On a motion made by Selectman Stohl and seconded by Selectman Cloutier, the Board approved the minutes of the September 9, 2020 meeting.

A Yield Tax Warrant and associated papers were signed for Clarence Young in the amount of $993.67.  Marcia said she still has one Report of Wood Cut that has not been received.

A letter was signed for the Coos County Conservation District in support of the native plant nursery grant.

A Driveway Permit was reviewed and approved for Kelsey Robbins on Gray Road.

Summer road projects were discussed and work should be done in the next couple of weeks.

Marcia informed the Board that as of today she has not received any bids on the former “Bovill Gift Shop” building.  Selectman Cloutier will get in touch with David White regarding mowing the football field.

Marcia spoke with the Board regarding a problem with the front door of the Town Office.  Selectman Cloutier will contact Dan Dionne to see if he could fix/replace the parts that are bothering.

Marcia informed the Board that she had been corresponding with the company we ordered the flag poles from.  A box with the hardware for the first flag pole arrived today.  The company had said that the other pole and hardware should arrive either Friday or Monday.

Meeting adjourned at 7:26 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Marcia Parkhurst, Secretary

Board of Selectmen