Board of Selectmen Minutes

Meeting began at 6:05 pm.  Present were Selectmen Cloutier, Stohl and Campbell.

Mail was reviewed.

Checks and manifests were reviewed and signed.

Intent to Cut forms were approved for the New England Forestry Foundation and Granite State Landholdings.

The MS-535 was signed by the Board.

The MS-434 was signed by Chairman Cloutier.

A “Bill of Sale” was signed by Chairman Cloutier for the sale of the old trash container at the Transfer Station.

A new contract with Normandeau for trucking at the Transfer Station was reviewed.  The Board signed the contract and Marcia will send it to the Town of Stewartstown for their signatures.

A new contract with Coos County for running the day to day operations of the Transfer Station was reviewed and signed. 

Selectman Campbell reminded the other Board members that there will be a Dispatch Center meeting tomorrow night (8/12) beginning at 5:30 at the Columbia Town Office.

The Board signed a Deed for the property on Marsh Road which is being sold to Duncan Cullman.  Marcia informed the Board that Mr. Cullman will be at the office tomorrow at 10:30 to pick up the deed and deliver payment for the property.

On a motion made by Selectman Cloutier and seconded by Selectman Stohl the Board voted to enter non-public session per RSA 91-A:3, II(e) and (1) at 6:30 pm.

On a motion made by Selectman Stohl and seconded by Selectman Campbell, the Board voted to return to public session at 6:35 pm.

On a motion made by Selectman Campbell and seconded by Selectman Cloutier, the Board voted to seal the minutes of the non-public session.

On a motion made by Selectman Stohl and seconded by Selectman Cloutier, the Board voted to approve the minutes of the July 28, 2021 meeting.

The Board discussed the recent meeting held in Colebrook regarding Colebrook’s possible adoption of an ordinance allowing property owners to use Town roads to access current ATV trails.  The Board also discussed signage of the ATV trails.  Marcia was instructed to draft a letter to the Bureau of Trails regarding lack of signs and signs that are covered up by brush/grass.

The Board discussed applying for the ARPA funds currently available through the federal government.  According to the paperwork received, Columbia is eligible for $72,765.62.  Marcia will call the NHMA and see if they can give us some guidance on what this can be used for, etc.  The deadline for applying is August 18, 2021.

Meeting adjourned at 7:35 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Marcia Parkhurst, Secretary

Board of Selectmen