Board of Selectmen Minutes

Meeting began at 6:05 pm.  Present were Selectmen Cloutier, Stohl and Campbell.  Members of the public present were Sam Boudle and Brandi Lambert.

Mrs. Boudle and Ms. Lambert entered the meeting to discuss with the Board clients at Vershire continuing to clean at the Town Office.  Mrs. Boudle explained that in the past the Town had paid Vershire and Vershire then paid the clients.  This has changed and Vershire would like the Town to pay the clients directly.  One client would come once per week (with a supervisor from Veshire) overseeing them.  Cleaning would take approximately 1 ½ to 2 hours per week.  The Board discussed the subject and instructed Marcia to contact the Town’s insurance company about the matter.  The Board gave Mrs. Boudle a tentative “yes” pending any insurance problems.  Ms. Lambert and Mrs. Boudle left the meeting at 6:10 pm.  The Board continued to discuss the matter and agreed on paying the client $11.00 per hour. 

Mail was reviewed.

Checks and manifests were reviewed and signed.

An Intent to Cut was approved from Donald Dostie.

The Board signed three abatement forms (Estate of Gary Foss, Gregory Archambault and Mark Wright).  Abatements were necessary due to property being subdivided, sold and given a new tax map number after the first issue.

Marcia explained that since our tax rate had gone down, there were seven people who overpaid on their first tax payment.  Refund checks were signed for these individuals.

On a motion made by Selectman Stohl and seconded by Selectman Cloutier, the Board approved the minutes of the October 14, 2020 meeting.

The Board reviewed the Coos County Recycling Center budget in preparation for the annual budget hearing (via Zoom)  on October 30 at 10:00.

A letter was reviewed informing the Board that the State would be doing some cutting on the Nash Stream Forest.  The logger in charge of the operation is Timberwolf, LLC. 

A Trail Agreement form with the Colebrook Ski-Bees was signed for permission to use a section of Gray Road and Kelsea Notch Road as a snowmachine trail.

On a motion made by Selectman Stohl and seconded by Selectman Cloutier, the Board approved the Comprehensive Public Right-of-Way Regulations as prepared by the Town by Donahue, Tucker & Ciandella.  Marcia will contact them and see what we do next.

The Board reviewed information received from Colebrook Selectman Sue Collins regarding the DOT Dispatch Center in Lancaster.

Road projects were discussed.

Meeting adjourned at 7:40 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Marcia Parkhurst, Secretary

Board of Selectmen