Meeting began at 5:55 pm. Present were Selectmen Cloutier, Stohl and Campbell. Members of the public present: Town Treasurer, Carrie Klebe, and Russell Johnson.
Town Treasurer, Carrie Klebe, entered the meeting at 6:00 pm. She presented the Board with up-to-date balances of what is currently on hand. The Board discussed transferring monies from the Northway Bank account to Citizens to cover paving and school tuition checks. Mrs. Klebe left the meeting at 6:05 pm.
Russell Johnson entered the meeting to discuss the portion of Perry Road near his home. Mr. Johnson has requested previously that the Town extend the culvert in order to prevent water from damaging his property. Selectman Cloutier explained that the work had been planned to be done last year but that the weather prevented it. The Board assured Mr. Johnson that the work is planned for this fall. Mr. Johnson left the meeting at 6:13 pm.
Mail was reviewed.
Checks and manifests were reviewed and signed.
Marcia informed the Board that we have collected approximately 90% of our first issue tax bills.
On a motion made by Selectman Campbell and seconded by Selectman Cloutier, the Board approved the minutes of the June 23rd meeting.
On a motion made by Selectman Stohl and seconded by Selectman Cloutier, the Board voted to give Stacey Campbell a check for $300.00
along with the Board’s appreciation for the flower gardens that she maintains at both the Town Office and the Town Hall. (Selectman Campbell abstained from the vote.)
Marcia informed the Board that she had sent the Purchase & Sale Agreement to Duncan Cullman to sign for the property on Marsh Road that he wishes to purchase from the Town. Marcia has discussed the closing with Attorney Frizzell who felt the Town could do it themselves. Attorney Frizzell provided us with wording for both the Purchase & Sale Agreement and the Deed itself. The closing is scheduled for August 13th but it could be earlier than that if Mr. Cullman is interested in doing it sooner.
Marcia told the Board members that she had recently spoken to Barry Normandeau. The new trash container should be here around the second week in August. Both Stewartstown and Columbia were in agreement with selling the old one and Mr. Normandeau will be taking care of that for us. The sale won’t take place until the new one arrives.
Marcia told the Board that she had received a complaint from Jacob Rosko who owns property on Fish Pond Road. He said that the rain runs down the road and washes out his driveway. Selectman Cloutier said he would look into it and contact Mr. Rosko.
A Yield Tax Warrant was signed in the amount of $39.43.
A report was reviewed from DRA regarding the Town’s recent revaluation. The Board instructed Marcia to try and contact our previous assessor, Steve Allen, to see if he is responding to this.
Meeting adjourned at 7:18 pm.
Marcia Parkhurst, Secretary
Board of Selectmen