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 and signed.

At 6:05 pm Gary Fournier (representing Brett Purvis & Associates) entered the meeting.  Mr. Fournier’s company is interested in taking over the assessing services for the Town.  He explained that they do several towns now including North Stratford, Colebrook, and Dalton to name a few.  Marcia explained that in addition to the yearly “pick-ups” we also do a quarter of the Town each year as part of our cyclical schedule.  She questioned whether they have the manpower to do this.  Mr. Fournier explained that currently, Colebrook does not do a cyclical so he does only “pick-ups” there.  Mr. Fournier explained that the company also employs a part-time person who is certified by the State to do the fieldwork.  Mr. Fournier stated that he would continue to follow Steve Allen’s schedule of being in the office/field at least one day per month.  This date will have to be negotiated around his schedule.  Mr. Fournier said that he had reviewed the previous contract the Town had with Steven Allen and that he made a couple of minor changes. He will send it to DRA for their review and then forward it to us.  The Board said that they would discuss it at their next and vote to accept or reject the proposal.  Mr. Fournier left the meeting at 6:10 pm.

At 6:10 Michael Collins entered the meeting.  The Board had previously been informed that Brett Brooks, who is currently Columbia’s representative to the 45th Parallel EMS Board, is resigning.  Mr. Brooks had mentioned the position to Mr. Collins who expressed interest in the

position.  The Board thanked Mr. Collins for stepping forward to fill this role.  Mr. Collins stated that he needed a letter from the Board officially appointing him.  Marcia will have this ready for the Board’s signature at their next meeting.  Mr. Collins left the meeting at 6:20 pm.

Selectman Campbell gave the Board a brief update on the Dispatch Center.

A Memorandum of Understanding was signed for the 45th Parallel EMS.

A e-mail was received from Charlie Jordan (Great North Woods Center for the Arts) informing the Board that the Board of Directors had voted to start using the name Great North Woods Center for the Arts for all of their business matters.

A letter was received from Normandeau Trucking regarding one of the containers that needs serious repairs and/or replacement.  Selectman Campbell asked if there are any monies available from the State for these types of things.  Marcia was instructed to send a copy of the letter to both the Town of Stewartstown and Ben Champagne at the County.

A letter was received from AVRRDD informing us that the tipping fees would be going up as of January lst.  Marcia had previously figured that the increase would be approximately $1,000 based on the tonnage that we shipped in 2020.

The meeting adjourned at 7:00 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Marcia Parkhurst, Secretary

Board of Selectmen