Board of Selectmen Minutes

Meeting began at 6:01 pm.  Present were Selectmen Cloutier, Stohl and Campbell.

On a motion made by Selectman Stohl and seconded by Selectman Campbell, the Board voted to elect Selectman Cloutier as Chairman for the upcoming year.

At 6:02 , Jenny Mitchell entered the meeting.  Ms. Mitchell is interested in running a “clean-up day” for Columbia and Colebrook.  She wishes to concentrate on the “secondary” roads.  She will be going to Colebrook and asking for their permission.  She is doing this through the New Hampshire the Beautiful – Litter Free Blue Bag Program.  Ms. Mitchell has spoken to Lynch Trash Disposal regarding picking up the bags if they are at one specific location – in our case the Columbia Town Hall.  Discussion continued about safety, liability concerns for the Town, etc.  Ms. Mitchell is going to do some more research and will get back to the Town on how much progress she makes.  Ms. Mitchell left the meeting.

Steven LaFrance (Horizons Engineering) entered the meeting at 6:30 pm.  Mr. LaFrance’s company is doing the engineering on the Lyman Falls site. Mr. LaFrance went over with the Board exactly what the project will consist of.  He asked the Board to sign the necessary permits for the State, which Chairman Cloutier did.  Mr. LaFrance left the meeting at 6:45.

Mail was reviewed.

Checks and manifests were signed.

Land Use Change tax forms and a warrant were signed for Fred Smith and Mark St. Clair.

Selectman Cloutier informed the Board that he had put up the road ban signs today and spoken with two loggers who are currently doing jobs in Columbia.  Marcia will have an ad placed in the newspaper regarding the road ban.

It was noted that there will be a Dispatch Center meeting tomorrow night (March 12th) at the Colebrook Town Office beginning at 5:30 pm.

Marcia reviewed for the Board a list of people who have not yet paid their 2018 property taxes.  The Tax Deed date is March 22nd

Selectman Campbell told the Board that he had spoken to Clark Jeffers and that he will be taking the “Bovill” building down in the next few weeks.

Meeting adjourned at 7:50 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Marcia Parkhurst, Secretary

Board of Selectmen